You might have caught him over the years playing at Tun and Nanjie, at Lantung and Fubar, and now Australia’s own DJ Chunky — the Platypus-petting Prince of Plastic, the Dingo-loving Duke of Discography, the Vegemite-nibbling Viceroy of Vinyl, the, well, you get the idea — is back in Beijing after leaving our fair city nearly one year ago to pursue a life of health, wealth and self-exploration stateside.
He’ll play one night only, this Friday from 9 PM to 11 PM at Fubar, during a stopover in Beijing that will no doubt raise many deep DJ-esque questions. Like, will he continue to stand alone among DJs in not only using CDs but also in having a single song on each one? (My guess: Almost certainly) Will be manually turn the sound up and down a dozen times per song and drive Chad Lager of Fubar to the edge of insanity? (Likely) Will he stop the show halfway through and lead a séance in an attempt to channel the spirit of departed Aussie brethren Steve Irwin and get some song requests. (Possibly) The evening will include the following specials on vodka cranberry, the DJ Chunky drink of choice:
- The DJ Chunky “I Need to Work in the Morning” Light, with 50ml of vodka and complimentary cranberry juice (rmb25)
- The DJ Chunky Standard Issue, with 100 ml of vodka and complimentary cranberry juice (rmb50)
- The DJ Chunk-o-Saurus Mega Mix, with 150 ml of vodka and complimentary cranberry juice (rmb75)
Word has it he will finally play, after requests on dozens of different nights, Major Tom. We shall see…
(On a more serious note, I do miss those nights when DJ Chunky brought along two big cases of vinyl. There is something fun and hands on about records being pulled out of sleeves…)