The NGV is launching a new gig series to support Melbourne DJs

The NGV is launching a new gig series to support Melbourne DJs

Photo by C-Pash
Words by Tom Parker

Bringing the spirit of NGV Friday Nights to Melbourne homes and beyond.

The National Gallery of Victoria has had to temporarily close as a result of the ongoing disruptions caused by COVID-19, however, they’ve just announced a new online gig series that will channel the vitality and effervescence of their Friday Nights series.

Kicking off on Friday July 31, the NGV will sustain their longstanding support of music by broadcasting live sets from Melbourne-based DJs Soju Gang, Lucrecia Quintanilla and Bertie every fortnight via Facebook and YouTube, and through the NGV website.

At the top, Soju Gang has solidified her reputation on the local scene for her party-starting esteem and will be spinning tracks steeped in R&B, ’80s and ’90s hip hop on Friday July 31 from inside the gallery’s exhibition, Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGV.

Also a respected fashion designer, Soju Gang is fresh off launching her clothing brand, SAWFT Wear, at VAMFF’s 2020 Independent Runway Program. She most recently performed at the NGV on Friday February 28 this year alongside revered UK producer Ruby Savage.

For the next instalment on Friday August 14, Lucrecia Quintanilla, aka DJ General Feelings, will be welcomed into the space to deliver her dancehall and reggaeton-infused tracks from the NGV’s Federation Court. The El Salvadorian-born writer, researcher, DJ and artist has an expansive CV that has seen her artwork exhibited in Australia and overseas. Her writing has also been published both at home and abroad.

Rounding out the program on Friday August 28, Bertie will be kickstarting the weekend with her mix of disco, house and electronica.

Tune into Soju Gang’s upcoming set below.

The NGV’s Friday Nights In series kicks off on Friday July 31 and will run for three fortnights. Find out more about it here.

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