Guest Mix 021: Obliveus

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October 16, 2018 by nigelgentry

For the 21st mix in our Guest DJ Series we are very excited to bring you a set from the party beat specialist himself ‘DJ Obliveus’.

Obliveus plays an infectious blend of funk, rnb, hip hop, indie, reggae, northern soul, dancehall, disco, edits, rock, pop, house and just about anything else he can use to work the room. A party beat specialist, the one thing you can say about his style is that he’s hard to define; yet always plays to the crowd and will pull out whatever it takes to get the room jumping…assuming that’s what’s required.

He has held down residencies at every major club night worth mentioning, holds down the St Kilda, Come Together and Sydney Road Festivals every year and rocked sets at Soulfest, Harvest, Earthcore, Rainbow Serpent and Adventjah. He’s been played on Triple J national radio, has written plenty of edits that make the rounds, formed Black Caesar Events to promote club gigs in Melbourne with his partner in funk Mr Lob, joined Funkdafied (out of Sydney) soon after and now sits on quite a few choice gigs on the regular with sets and residencies all over Melbourne Town. He has also been the monthly author of a beat flavoured column for ‘The Music’ magazine, The Get Down, for the past 10 years.

He’s also just started a 45’s only label with Shan Frenzie called Juke Joints and is the Melbourne rep for the official 45 Sessions parties in Australia.

As a sign of his eclectic nature, his music career has seen him support and play with many of the top names in soul, funk, breakbeat, hip hop, reggae, drum’n’bass and live music. Acts such as Portishead, Nile Rodgers & Chic, D’Angelo, Opiuo, Fatback Band, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Roy Ayers, Common, Beck, No Doubt, Bliss N Eso, Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Maxwell, Mr Thing, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Santigold, Stickeybuds, Andy C, Omar, The Kashmere Stage Band, Miami Horror, Robert Glasper, The Dandy Warhols, Pato Banton, Plump DJ’s, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The Freestylers, Mike Patton, Pendulum, Angie Stone, Chase & Status, Saskwatch, Incubus, Ed Solo, Donovan Frankenreiter, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins, Herbalizer DJ’s, Kylie Auldist, Trojan Sound System, Marky, Mr Savona, The Putbacks, Shortee Blitz, The Nextmen, Cactus Channel, Katalyst, Fort Knox Five, The Maestro (Blue Note), The Flaming Lips, Andy Smith, The Family Stone (of Sly fame), All Good Funk Alliance, Katch (Resin Dogs), The Herd, Stanton Warriors, DJ Food, TV On The Radio, Spikey Tee, Ben Folds Five, Jacques Lu Cont, The Silversun Pickups, Cake, Ladytron, Tiesto, Mark Pritchard, Lanu and more. He even supported Chris Rock for 3 dates on his ‘No Apologies’ comedy tour, highlighting just how varied he can be as a DJ.

Follow Obliveus on Mixcloud and Facebook.

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