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Obliveus

Obliveus plays an infectious blend of funk, hip hop, indie, reggae, northern soul, dancehall, disco, edits, rock, pop 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, plays Rainbow Serpent each year in his official 45's tent, holds down the St Kilda, Sydney Road and Come Together Festivals every year and rocked sets at Harvest, Earthcore, Soul Fest and Adventjah in the past. He’s been played on Triple J national radio, writes edits with Mark Baker as TABU, joined Funkdafied (Sydney’s premiere block party outfit) as their official rep in Melbourne Town and now sits on quite a few choice gigs on the regular. He currently maintains sets and residencies at Wonderland, Lucky Coq, Penny Black, Big Mouth, The Brunswick, Workshop, Murmur, The Union, Windsor Castle and The Carlton Club and he plays regularly in Sydney. He also writes a monthly beat flavoured column for ‘The Music’ magazine, The Get Down.

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, dancehall, 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 also supported Chris Rock for 3 dates on his ‘No Apologies’ comedy tour when he was last in the country.

In 2017, his love of the 45rpm record continues to see him play many a festival and he continues to push the little records as the man behind the official Melbourne 45 Sessions parties and his 45's mix tapes (on actual cassettes) get snatched up faster than you can say "ghetto blaster". Yep, he really is this busy.

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