268 Karangahape Road, Auckland

HOME & AWAY Ft. DJ AJAX (Aus)

STOP PRESS!!!  STOP PRESS!!!  STOP PRESS!!!

DJ AJAX HAS BEEN MOVED TO INKCOHERENT!!!

TONIGHT – SATURDAY 4th JUNE

AGWA & torque brings you..
HOME & AWAY Ft. DJ AJAX (Aus)
(SWEAT IT OUT / BANG GANG)
  • 3 Times Australia’s Number 1 DJ,
  • 3 Times 3D World Best DJ,
  • Founder & director SweatItOut! music label & agency.
  • Future DMA best Dj,
  • Busy Ps best Dj of 2007 (XLR8R),
  • Digitalism’s best DJ of 2007
  • (BIGSHOT) and Justice’s ‘one to watch’ in 2008 (DJ MAGAZINE),
  • co founder and member of the legendary BangGang.
  • performed multiple parklifes, BDO’s, Stereosonics, We Love Sounds, Splendour in the Grass, Fabric, Paris Social Club, Toured UK, Europe, Japan, Australasia etc etc etc.

Self proclaimed dance legend and piss taker!

AJAX’s hyper energetic party mashup sets of all things crazy, cool and twisted means he was born to play at Be on Saturdays! With all 18 Subwoofers refurbed and back in operation + new booth seating and upholstery the club is full equipped to deal with the might that is AJAX!

No AJAX night would be complete without a suitable mammoth support lineup though – which we have in the way of:

  • NORTH SHORE PONY CLUB
  • Daniel Farley
  • Beat Mafia
  • The Lost Boys
  • Front Left
  • PIKACHUNES
  • SCRATCH 22
  • PAYDIRT
  • …and more

WHO IS DJ AJAX..?

.. His nickname used to be Thommo, but during the the early nineties it didn’t sound very acid house. He didn’t like it, he never liked it this boy from OZ. The name tormented him, it undermined his dance party status and his emerging sexuality he thought. At art school the media students teased him and the sculpture students used to steal his mo wax lunchbox and mix clay into his peanut butter sandwiches. He ate them anyway. Art was going to kill him… he needed to fight back… he needed to become an art killer.

After burning his whiteboard markers, his teaching jacket and other assorted art college paraphanalia, his soul surrended. Giggling, the now defunct COFA Lecturer flipped some switches, twiddled knobs and took any excess clay he found to his new spinning wheels. The abject lump of clay soon became a fragmented mess of dried up mud, dust and spilt candy glazes. It wasn’t an idealized form, there was shit everywhere but he loved it. Thommo had become a disco Jockey…Thommo had become Ajax.

Ajax made friends fast, although the dancefloor still wasn’t sure of his technique. So he and his few new friends created their own studio…The BANG GANG (Modular). Soon the shit noise that they had created spawned a new poetry and it was recorded (Ministry of Sound Mashed 1 2002, Ministry of Sound Mashed 2 Bang Gang Djs 2005, Tiga/Ajax In the Mix 2005 (both cds nominated for DMA Best mixed cd 2006), Ajax Presents Spin City 2006, Light Sound Dance Bang Gang Djs 2007 (Modular), Sweat It Out 2008 (Sweat It Out), Dance Till Dawn, Damnation, I’m With Bang Gang, Bang Gang K-Lassics and Bang Gang Art Killers 1).

Technics In The Mix No.1 Australian Dj 2007 and 2006, Allen & Heath DMA Best Australian DJ and Best Mixed CD 2006, 3d World Dj of the Year 2002, 2004, 2005, his Art Killing had hit new heights. Busy Ps Best Dj of 2007 (XLR8R), Digitalism’s best dj of 2007 (BIGSHOT) and Justice’s One to Watch in 2008 (DJ MAGAZINE). Fabric (London) pay him occasionally as do Showcase (Paris) for some spot cleaning, he no longer borrows money from his mum. His ego has spiralled out of control and bent his pop making; remixing Princess Superstar, Midnight Juggernauts, The Emergency, Naive New Beaters, and the Valentinos.

People laughed, some cried… His naked ambition had made him a peep show. Soon the dollar coins started to pile, he climbed them and to his surprise all he could see was clay and dust and glazes in every direction. He was speaking in toungues, a green foam frothed soon from his nostrils and he perspired….. what better he thought than to manipulate his ooze and bring forth (up) his own record label, SWEAT IT OUT (

www.myspace.com/sweatitoutmusc) which launched in Feburary 2008 representin such artists as Gameboy Gamegirl, Edu K, Act Yo Age, Oh Snap and Killaqueenz, D CUP, and his elusive self.

With subscriptions to Modern Painters and Frieze now long expired, the battle for dominance between Ajax and Art continues. With the field wider and the arsenal larger, we expect an explosive and intriguing era ahead.

With huge thanks to:

? AGWA
? Pioneer Pro DJ
? Mukuna Gig Guide

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