If you’ve hit the town in the past 12 months, you’ve probably had a boogie to one of Adi Toohey’s DJ sets. Maybe you’ve caught her on-air for independent music haven FBi Radio in the coveted Saturday Sunset slot.
She’s played at all the best Sydney haunts, as well as in Melbourne for Daydreams and Lost Weekend, Pickle (Canberra), A Love Supreme (Brisbane) and some of the country’s top festivals including Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, OutsideIn and Subsonic. She’s supported the likes of Jack J, Beautiful Swimmers, Hunee, The Black Madonna, Soichi Terada, Jonny Nash and Tornado Wallace.
Armed with a hefty bag of wax-spanning house, disco, funk and soul, collected from international digging expeditions, Toohey knows how to get feet tapping both on- and off-air. Here are the tunes she’s got on repeat this month.
Adi's Broadsheet playlist:
Dreamcast – Liquid Deep
One of the few real ‘songs’ (not just a dance track) that I’ve been vibing off this year; an irresistible slice of bedroom funk in true Peoples Potential Unlimited style. Check out this Resident Advisor label of the month feature and mix from earlier this year.
Spatial Understanding – Red Light, Green Light (Stopp!! Mix)
I just came home from two months in Europe and the States and managed to cart home 50 or so records, including this one. Looking forward to playing them at some Vivid shows over the next month!
Atmosfear – Deep Bass Nine (Idjut Boys Mix)
Another disc picked up in my travels, this one from the lovely Clique Records in Seoul. I love the classic Idjut Boys dubbed-out, live instrumentation feel.
Static – Take The First Draw
A fun little joint I dusted off in the basement of The Thing, an iconic New York City junk store.
Sami – Sickos
A new offering from DC-based label Future Times for all the sickos out there.
Pure – Optical Illusion
My current favourite YouTube channel shedding light on some palatable tracks within the much-maligned genre of trance.
Jameson – Take It Easy
UK garage is another genre that gets the short end of the stick from a lot of music heads, but with enough persistence there’s some solid gems to be found.
Cale Sexton & Sleep D – Peninsula Link
Cale Sexton is one of the artists invited to help celebrate three years of Vibe Positive at Freda’s on June 3. This track is taken from his first full EP, East Link, released on Butter Sessions and features the help of label heads Sleep D.
Rudolf C – Da Mind Da Body Da Soul
Another analogue head from down south, Rudolf C will be lugging his gear up to Sydney for Merry Machines, an event in Cake Wines’ Vivid program.
Karizma – The Power
Shouts out to house legend Karizma who opened this year’s Goodgod Super Club at the Sydney Opera House with support from everybody’s favourite local head, Ben Fester.
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