Saturday, August 26, 2006

Hey Mr. DJ...

In just four years, New Zealand-raised and Sydney-based DJ (and underwear model for aussieBum) Neal Crawford has built a reputation for consistently delivering strong trance, house and tribal sets made for the event and crowd. With a pleasing habit of infusing the room with his unique uplifting and progressive style, his presence ensures a party pumps to the end. But with a body like his, though, I'd be surprised if anyone has even noticed there was music playing...

His first club night was at renowned Sydney superclub Arq on New Year’s Eve 2001/02, soon followed by a set at the legendary Frisky party recovery. The momentum was maintained with sets at Frisky proper, along with performances at Sydney's sell-out parties Queer Nation, Ruby and ToyBox. Interstate appearances include Brisbane's Shine party in Spring 2002, as well as Melbourne institution Magnitude. Indeed, his status as a top-shelf Australian DJ was recently cemented with a closing set at Sydney Sleaze Ball 2003 playing to thousands and drawing music media acclaim. Neal has most lately had the opportunity to work alongside major international DJ identities and idols like Matt Darey and the Space Brothers.

Passionate about his music and constantly refining his raw talent and energy, Neal has the potential and desire to break into the international DJ arena. However in true self-effacing style, he is reluctant to talk about his ability – leaving that to his growing base of loyal followers. While Neal will take you on a fresh dance music journey full of highlights, it seems the Neal Crawford journey has only just begun.

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