DGGZ (Elefant traks)
It all started in the back room of the legendary Sunday night session Frigid – a night that started as a weekly chillout club and then survived the death of the rave scene it grew out of to become Sydney’s home of electronic and ‘out’ sounds. After a couple of years of putting on the night with Sub Bass Snarl and Sir Robbo, DGGZ, then known as Prince Valium, realised that playing records was a great way to pass the time, and a good justification to buy more records and drink more beer. At first he started spinning an eclectic mix of downtempo, reggae and the farther edges of hiphop to a bunch of hungover friends – but as the years have gone on he has become accustomed to establishing the hangovers in the first place, with sets firmly aimed at the dancefloor. As the Elefant Traks house DJ by night and graphic designer by day, he still manages to throw the odd curveball and still loves to take the less obvious path in sets that are lovingly constructed from 30 years of collecting vinyl.