Friday 4 August
Fridays at 77 w/ Maggie Tra (Hybrid Set), Emelyne, Ming Zhe, Dutch Kiss & BRIA
6:00pm - 4:30am | Free entry on guest list before 11pm | $15.00 after, door sales only
A hint of sweet with a dash of spice, spell-bounding smooth selector/producer Maggie Tra uses the world as her playground. The Australian born Khmer/Viet DJ sets bring finesse and flair to the dance-floor by embracing the culture of the land she's in with wholeness and conviction. Her music fuses her Khmer/Vietnamese into modern dance music.
You've probably seen her hanging out at Northside Records in Collingwood. You've probably heard her on PBS FM's The Blend. But if you haven't heard her play records then you are one colour shy of a full rainbow my friend. Living music day-in-day-out, she doesn't just have a finger on the pulse, she is the pulse! Keeping an ear on all that crosses the threshold of her workplace, while also being an archaeologist on a never ending dig to unearth precious gems, Emelyne's musical tastes are sweeter than sapote and healthier than sugar. With a tendency towards pommy sound, there's method to the mastery too. Dub gold, broken beat brilliance and localised genius are sounds commonly found in the Emelyne collection.
Ming Zhe is a Eora/ Sydney based DJ from Hong Kong. She was introduced to the world of DJing via DJ/ producer Maggie Tra, and is now part of a collective of female and non-binary DJs, Pho The Girls. Once more aligned with hardcore punk shows in basements than the club, she draws from a diverse range of musical interests. She is interested in bringing a DIY ethic and underground spirit to the dance floor.
BRIA is a Dharawal/Eora based DJ and the host of Thursday Lunch on FBi Radio. She’s fresh from a debut Boiler Room set and is becoming a regular name in the Sydney dance community. Bria draws from a wide set of influences and communities, emphasizing diversity across her selections and the musicians behind them. BRIA is attracted to a harmonious (and sometimes not) collection of different genres, joyful and energised cuts. You can expect a mixture of big basslines, rhythmic percussion, breaks and catchy samples.