DJ Bacon is one of Brisbanes best known and best loved DJ's. He began performing in the mid-1990s at some of the city's formative venues. Across 20 years in Melbourne and Brisbane he has played at most of Australia's iconic club venues and events.
He is rightly famous in the Australian music underground for his effortless blend of Hip Hop, Soul and Funk from every era. DJ residencies across the country have included world class venues such as Laruche, Cloudland, Revolver (Melb), First Floor, The Evelyn, E55, Kerbside, Lychee Lounge, X & Y Bar, Press Club, Bavarian Bier Cafe, Sake Restaurant, Rumpus Room, Brooklyn Standard and more.
DJ supports of note have included all time hip hop pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Shadow, DJ Dexter, Cut Chemist, Jurassic 5, the Roots and many more. With his band Briztronix he has won QLD music awards, released 3 full length LP's and appeared on dozens of compilation CD's and vinyl.
Performing a Disco 7 inch vinyl Party Showcase @ Brooklyn Standard 2016.
As a DJ workshop teacher he has travelled extensively across Australia's capital cities and remote communities facilitating DJ and hip hop workshops for young people of various backgrounds. From recent refugees in Melbourne housing estates - to remote aboriginal communities in far North Queensland - his experience as a mentor is undeniable.
He still works regularly with PCYC organisations providing tutorial workshops to the next generation of Dj's and is by far the most experienced in Brisbane when it comes to DJ workshops. Private DJ lessons can also be booked through this website.
DJ Bacon often plays custom vinyl only sets for special events and venues across Brisbane - adding that authentic old school asthetic and style. He is a music enthusiast and has collected records since the mid 80's. Bacon is a very well renowned Brisbane vinyl DJ. His vast record collection spans all genres from reggae to disco through to latin, funk, soul, motown, hip hop, R & B, Rock n Roll and anything in between. Alternatively he is just as comfortable using modern digital equipment and playing party dancefloor bangers all night. DJ Bacon is also available for private party DJ hire in Brisbane.
With his company Knee Deep Enertainment he has organised and produced major events and acted as a DJ booking agent and entertainment supplier for several venues.
A resident DJ at famous Brisbane Lounge Bar Kerbside since 2010
DJ Bacon is the DJ of choice for Brisbane b boys and b girls. His unique and funky old school approach to DJing is widely recognised by dancers, DJ's, rappers and party people alike. He worked alongside Brisbane City Council to co-produce Brisbane's longest running breakdance event "Batlte City", which ran in King George Square for 9 years, becomming a highlight event for council and the Queensland music festival.
"Dj Bacon... Is undoubtedly my favorite breaks Dj ever!
Bacon truly understands the b-boys perspective of the dance. And it shines through the music that he throws down.
At every jam that he plays at, we all know he's gonna cut sick, and never fails to disappoint.
I got nothing but respect for ya Bacon and I know that the rest of the Brisbane b-boy community does too. Keep doing what ya doing and keep em coming!"
Steez - Skill@Will
His DJ ability embraces many elements of DJ culture and he is just as comfortable rocking a huge crowd at a corporate event or showcasing his turntablist skills as a DMC competition judge or entrant.
DJ Bacon is available for Wedding DJ hire in Brisbane and the Gold & Sunshine coasts. He has also worked as a DJ for corporate clients including IBM, Commonwealth Bank, Flight Centre and Virgin, and is in high demand as a Brisbane corporate DJ. More information here.
On a global level he is dominating more than any other Brisbane DJ. His 2015 release run-bst recieved praise and love from hip hop luminaries across the globe including RUN-DMC the Beastie Boys and DJ Terminator X (Public Enemy). The Beat Junkies called it "incredible". DJ Q Bert has been seen wearing the DJ Bacon "RUN-BST" shirt often. DMC just said "dope" in regards to the mix.
His 2016 release "Fear Of An OG Megamix" was praised by Ice-T saying "play this loud" and "this is the hardest PE / Ice-T mashup I've ever heard". Members of the Bomb squad Chuck-D and Garry G wiz have played it extensively on their radio show and Public Enemy has tweeted the megamix several times.