Soul of Sydney #53: DJ SHAN FRENZIE (of Groove Therapy) EASTER DISCO MIX (OLD SCHOOL FUNK & DISCO)
Check out more from Shan Frenzie on his Groove Therapy Radio Show, Website HERE
|Heartbeat (club mix)
|Ai No Corrida (single version)
By Quincy Jones
By Eva Gina
|Never Let You Go
|Here’s To You
|A Jazzy Journey
|Give Your Body Up To The Music
Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, R&B, Disco and party jams! Shan Frenzie grew up on a healthy diet of these sounds. He’s not some newschool DJ wannabe, flexing his beatport MP3’s and pumping his fists in the air. He’s got over 20 years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any other DJ envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers.
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times, and seen a bunch of styles come and go over the years – many of them originally championed in the club by him. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45’s – Check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – Check. Party joints and forgotten classics – Check!
The name came from that mid eighties era when Australia adopted Hip Hop culture. Back when writing your names on trains, cutting it up on the turntables at neighbourhood jams, and laying down your latest production on a 4 track cassette recorder was the thing. He was catching wreck on the turntables long before earning your rep on facebook was the norm.
A veteran touring DJ of the Australian east coast, Frenzie also recently rocked dancefloors in San Francisco and New York – and has had support billing alongside many legends of DJ royalty. It’s never just been about playing other peoples music – Frenzie has the qualifications to teach many a young buck DJ a thing or two about being a genuine lover of the music.
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the tuntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery (Yeah, the man can most definitely mix a record!).
In August 2012 Shan Frenzie placed 2nd in the New South Wales heats of the DMC, the most prestigious DJ competition in the world – A huge accolade followed by his 2013 performance as the Sydney stage DJ for legendary Hip Hop group The Ultramagnetic MC’s.
The Groove Therapy radio show has been broadcasting in Sydney Australia, every Friday afternoon (12pm – 1.30-pm) on 107.3 2SER FM since 2002.
The 2012 intro music for the show was produced by Blunted Stylus