EVENT & PARTY DJ HIRE
Who is he?
The Knave is a one of a kind selector, who's unique style spans genres and time to deliver a wild dance floor fusion of open format grooves to flip any crowd into a frenzy of smiles & good times.
Tailoring the music to the event - This professional Melbourne DJ spins Funk & Disco, Groovin' Soul hip-shakers, Rock N Roll, 70's & 80's Hits, Afrobeat & Tropical Latin grooves, Eastern Rhythms, Hip Hop & Electro, along with Retro and Classic Hits across the decades of modern music. He delivers a tasty party punch of beats and rhythm that has something for everybody and themed event specialist!
He is host of the "Five Miles To Midnight" Radio Show on WFMU that streams live from Melbourne to New York each week and has also been a popular host on both PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne and Radio Active in Wellington within his 15 years of broadcasting.
In his seasoned experience, he has travelled NZ and Australia performing events & festivals, supported international touring acts, organised & promoted his own dance parties as well as playing club nights in Japan, Spain & the USA.
... ok and what's he been up to?
Highlights have included performing main stage of The Harvest Festival 2011 & 2012 alongside Portishead, Beck, The Dandy Warhols, Santigold, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane, Sigur Ros, TV On The Radio and The Family Stone.
DJ support slots have included opening for Peaches, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Battles, The Kills, Connan Mockasin, Gang Of Four, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Le Tigre, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, The Breeders, The MC5.
Australian tour with Shihad on their iconic albums tour.
Indie Stage DJ for Wellington's Homegrown festival.
Creator of Melbourne's stompin "Shack Shakers" dance parties, feature of PBSFM's iconic Soul A Go-Go events and regular around the hip and swingin nightspots of Melbourne.
Live stream DJ for Hipsville A Go-Go's (UK) and The Modernist DJ Collective (Melb) Lockdown livestreams.
Listen to the music!
Your event music is personalised to suit you and your guests and covers a wide range to ensure everyone is tapping those toes and the dance floor is smokin'!
All DJ bookings include a consultation to discuss and ensure the musical brief is correct.
Here are just a few examples of some of The Knave's specialised mixes to dance, mingle or dine to.
For a range of sample playlists including 70's, 80's and Rock
THE GOOD TIME DANCE FLOOR GET DOWN!
Just the name says! A mix of killer soul that moves hips. Groovin' & Uptempo Soul to satisfy.
COCKTAIL & DINING DELIGHTS
Relaxed music perfect for earlier in the evening and
setting a fun & romantic atmosphere for dining.
Latin Boogaloo and Tropical Flavours, Groovy Jazz with a touch of Vintage Rhythm & Blues and 60's Swing.
VINTAGE BEATS, BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND
A journey through vintage eastern rhythms!
Action movie themes for driving fast and fighting, Jazz greats to admire, Bollywood funk for the dance floor and psychedelic flavours perfect for sitting in a circle and passing the pipe.
Spanning India, Nepal, Pakistan and Iran these tunes have been hand picked to celebrate the fantastic and interesting array of music produced in this area in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
CLASSIC FUNK & DISCO FIRE
A selection of 70's Funk & Disco favourites for when "one we all know" is in order.
SOUL SHAKEDOWN SAMPLER
Groovin' & Uptempo 60's Soul. Fun records for soul fans
An eclectic mix of tunes that have been the soundtrack to balmy nights, rooftop dance parties and beer gardens around Melbourne. A live vinyl set of Exotic Dances, Ethio Jazz, Dusty Funk, R&B Hipshakers and Disco
DIPPIN' DISCO SAMPLER
Afro Disco and Nu Disco Grooves with a twist of 70's cheese
A fun and kooky sampler mix of Vintage and Novelty Halloween Tunes.
Lost and rare vintage vinyl gems, Quirky Rock N Roll ghouls and a few classics thrown in the cauldron to make this a good Halloween all rounder.
Events The Knave has performed
The Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival
The Melbourne International Film Festival
PBS 106.7FM's Soul A Go-Go
Titty Twister - Tarantino Themed Events
The Gangsters Ball @ The Forum
The Sydney Road Street Party
Australian Burlesque Festival
The Melbourne Food Truck & Momo Festivals
The X Air Games
Lo Jo Jive
The NZ Homegrown Festival
Waiheke Island of Burlesque Festival
Sweet! What can we book him for?
The Knave is currently Melbourne based, and can be booked for Festivals, Private & Corporate Events, Nightclubs, Bars & Weddings across New Zealand and Australia.
He specialises in themed events where he can get into costume or character and theme the music and is also an experienced MC and performance artist.
Hit the button below to get in touch, relay a few details about what you have cookin' and how he might enhance your event!