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Boy George @ Café del Mar

Posted June 19, 2017, 9:38 p.m. by T

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Boy George

Café del Mar

Sydney, AU

June 12, 2017

Despite the focus being on his recent stint as a judge on one of those castings shows down under, Boy George is still universally recognised from his time as the androgynous lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award winning pop band Culture Club, whose soulful vocal delivery adorned hit songs such as “Do you really want to hurt me” and “Karma Chameleon” having entered the canon of 1980s evergreens. And rightly so.

What might not be on everyone’s radar is that in the 1990s, aside from other musical and non-musical endeavours, he pursued what he started in the 70ies and reinvented himself and embarked on a second career as a notable DJ, touring extensively across the globe.

With a background in house and what later on became known as acid house and informed by the groovy beats heralding from Chicago down to techno in the 1990s, Boy George has never not been active, no matter what rollercoaster rides his career was exposed to.

Being a producer, his collbatations and emissions include such labels like  Ministry of Sound, Sony, GU Music, Virgin, Polystar, Universal, Subliminal, EMI and artists as s diverse as Erick Morillo, Deep Dish, Afrika Bambaataa, Groove Armada and Faithless.

George descended upon Sydney waterfront’s Café del Mar’s rooftop terrace with a DJ set to provide the soundtrack to an illuminated Darling Harbour as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival.

Warmed up since midday by a line-up of acts, e.g. Kate Monroe, Beth Yen, Mark Dynamix, Rodd Riches (ft Arrnott Olssen), Binary Live and Charlie & Jo., an enthusiastic audiences welcomed the man of the hour and celebrated his set geared towards cool, credible house tracks infused with quite a bit of esoteric flavour.

Boy George spinning the decks added yet another colourful façade to the smorgasbord of music performances, panels, art installations and more that make the three-week-long light, music and ideas festival that makes Vivid the event Sydneysiders look forward to all year.


Photos by KAVV

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