At 22, Moe has established himself as a new force
in the club scene along with many elite young dj's such as John
Glover, Jilbert, Tim C, Moneyshot, Jonny Powell, Luna, Synik, Sam
Serene, Ben Morris etc.
Moe’s style is all things funky. Whether it be the smooth jazz
sounds, to all facets of hip hop and funk, right through to breaks,
and deep and funky house. Moe’s diversity has seen him play at most
club nights doing his thing strictly for the love of music, and has
regularly seen him travel to Melbourne to play at many of their top
clubs. Moe has played at Sublime and Together at Home, Fridays@
Kink, ear candy + woof @Yu, clean and serene, greenwood, the
bourbon, Sweetchilli, the Globe, Q bar, the Roxbury,
Bar, Minc lounge, Lo’tel, The Cave, Suzie Q’s,
Lepanic, (seven, f four, q bar – Melbourne) and official DJ
for Red Bull at both the Eastern and Australian university games.
Through his musical diversity, Moe has supported many groups and
acts including Katalyst, Pnau, Butterfingers, Morganics, Ozi Battla,
Good Buddha, The s.h.h.i.t. and Maya Jupiter.
Moe is also involved in an up n coming funk band called
“Escondido” who have played venues such as
The Metro, Marquee and V
You can hear Moe on Friday nights on
FBI Radio 94.5fm where he
co- hosts “Sunsets with inthemix” along with Tim Hardaker, from 6-8
DJ Mo Funk Interview coming soon
|How did you start DJing? When did
||started because the music i
listened to wasnt being heard by anyone really, and really
wanted it to be heard.. this was when i was in about year 8 or 9
at school so 14ish... instead of buying cds i bought records,
bigger cover made it all the more interesting.
|How did you get your first gig and
where was it?
||my first gig...wow, well me and my
mate Tim Delbrifge (DJ Moneyshot) were doin a duo thing back
when i was in year 12 - (funny shit was that the bars we were
working in didn't know I was underage!) we used to do heaps of
house parties and the like and we meet people who offered us
work in bars, which was pretty cool seeing how young we were.
|What makes a good DJ?
||originallity, creativity, and heart
for what he/she is doing... there is nothing worse than seeing
some dickhead on the decks who you just know is doing it because
they think their 'cool'
|What makes you a good DJ?
|Who inspires you in the local
industry and why?
||most definately all my fellow young
up and coming dj's : Any of the young cats that do there thing
and do it well – Jilbert, John Glover, Jonny Powell, Daigo,
Justin Mighell, Moneyshot, The Robotique boys, Synik, Ben
Morris, James Taylor, Luna etc etc because we are the ones who
have the love for this shit and I gain more inspiration from
|Who is the best DJ/artist in the
world and why?
dj: James Zabiela: no
one comes close to his originality and creativity
artist: Prince: his music makes me feel al kinds of emotions,
thats when you know you have a musical genius, when they can
fuck with your emotions
|What makes you different from other
||my style. the way i mix and the
music i play
|Why do you DJ?
||because i love music to much to
just sit on my ass and do nothing about it. music is such apart
of my life that without it, id be fucked
|What is your DJing goal?
||to just be able to get respect from
fellow dj's and people.
|What are your regular gigs at the
Hijack @ Yu,
Jive @ Dragonfly,
Beach Rd, Bondi
|Do you have an Internet site /
||no, but ihave a few mixes up online
|What is the best venue that you've
played at and what made it a good venue?
||Seven in Melbourne, because i was
in another state and they loved it. the club is so hot too, and
the lladies....oooooh weeeeeeeeee!
|What is the worst DJing moment that
||way, way , way to many to talk
about - and frankly i dont like thinking about them
|What is best venue you've been to
as a patron and what made it great?
||i think first stepping into home
nightclub when you just turn 18, that was by far the greatest
feeling of being in a club ive ever experienced
|How do you find new music?
||the net, fellow dj's and digging
|What are your fave tracks at the
moment? (top 5)
this cat called Pimp Daddy Nash check his shit out, some
seriously dope shiznit
|What do you do when you're not
||hang with mates, get blazed, oh and
having a modded xbox is gold!
|What is the most important thing
that you've ever done?
||stay true to my friends and family
|What does 'funky' mean to you?
||an over used word that really
shouldnt be. it means im gonna get yo azz movin'
DJ Mo Funk Bio from Hieniken Thirst Dj
|Music to Moe is the world. Growing up
though, it seemed as though if it wasn’t on the radio then it ain’t
music – this is one of the main reasons as to why Moe began to
pursue a path into the dj world. At 14 Moe started his record
collecting addiction as well as hanging around the Sydney record
stores like a junkie. Hip Hop was the music of choice, fortunately
this was at the time when Hip Hop was at its most original and when
the genre was booming with the freshest talent. What Moe found most
interesting about the music is not the lyrics, but the beats and
samples: pure funk from the days of James Brown, Price and George
Now, at 22, Moe’s ear for music is undeniably diverse, just like the
word Funk. It comes in so many forms and is linked to many genres.
As years passed o did Moe’s taste in music. House is a major
influence in his sound. When djing Moe wants to educate as well as
get your ass shaking, it’s what he believes is the key to being a
true dj – originality. Some may get to a point in their dj career
where they believe they have done all they can do, Moe hasn’t even
scratched the surface of what’s out there, and he will never stop
because music will always be here and it’s up to the dj to use the
music as tools to create the rtwork.
More has been fortunate to play at some of Sydney’s most prestigious
club nights including Sublime and Together at Home, Kink, Ear Candy
and Hijack at YU, Gas, Bourbon, Cargo and many others. You can also
hear Moe alongside Tim Hardier as they host the In The Mix show on
Fbi radio every Friday night. What you hear in this mix is Funk
music in its many forms. The intro was made using ableton live, and
the mix was made using two 12oo’s and a technics mixer – and
patience as it took me ages to get it just right!