Scene News: Spend New Year’s Day at Sunset Safari

Sunset Safari breaks into the Melbourne event scene with its epic electronic Disco day party on New Year’s Day 2017.  The event is located on Albert Park Lake at an exclusive venue space that is currently undergoing construction – Greenfields.  The party promises to have a fresh set up with an open plan indoor-outdoor space with VIP booths and lakeside grass areas.

Joey Negro (Can’t Get High Without U, Make a Move on Me, Must be the Music, Saturday), Dr Packer (It’s Not Over, Bizarre Love, Cool Out) + Special Guest announcement November 2

Supporting artists will include: Eric Powell, Oliver James, Jacob Malmo, Jay Ramon, Brad Sassman, Simon Digby,
Greg Sara, Agent 86, Mark John & James Belias

Sunset Safari – New Year’s Day – Sunday 1st January 2017
Venue: Greenfields, Albert Park
Address: 35 – 37 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park 3206
Time: 1:00pm – 10:00pm
Offering: Canapés and cocktail complimentary before 3:00pm
Limited first release $120
VIP Booths | $2,500 includes 10 person entry, exclusive area with cabana seating, Belvedere 1.75L,
Veuve Clicquot Magnum 1.5L, fruit plate and nibbles.
You can also win your own VIP Booth package worth $2,500
Head to to enter & for enquiries
Buy Tickets: | Greenfields the venue

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Joey Negro is the most well known pseudonym of master British DJ/producer/remixer Dave Lee. Under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis, The Sunburst Band, Jakatta, Raven Maize, Sessomatto and Z Factor, Dave was one of the first artists to incorporate disco samples in house music when he began his production career in 1988. Indeed, he was in the studio making credible British House music when many luminaries around him were still busy getting to grips with their decks. Little has changed since then and Dave is still widely regarded as one of the forefathers of the UK dance scene who is still as productive as ever in the studio and behind the decks most weekends.

A producer first, his work ethic is legendary, having been involved in well over 300 productions, countless albums and a healthy stack of pop crossover hit singles with tracks such as ‘Must Be The Music’, ‘Make A Move On Me’ and Jakatta’s ‘American Dream” making the UK Top 10. Dave has also been commissioned to remix the likes of Kelly Rowland, Empire of the Sun, Mariah Carey, Labrynth, Pet Shop Boys, Diana Ross and many many more. He also conceived and produced the UK number 1 “Relight My Fire” by Take That. However, despite the crossover successes the majority of Dave’s productions have had their heart in underground clubland with releases on many seminal house music labels – Transmat, Nu Groove, Quark, JBO, Azuli, Deconstruction, Guidance and NRK.

Joey Negro, as an entity, was born in 1990 with the release of “Do It Believe It’ on US cult house label Nu Groove. The track was a breakthrough success and was followed by ‘Do What You Feel’, which was released on his second label and successor to Republic, Z Records. ‘Do What You Feel’ eventually crossed from a club hit to a top 40 pop hit on Virgin Records. Another Top 40 track followed with “Love Fantasy” and an album “Universe of Love” with guest appearances from disco acts The Trammps and Gwen Guthrie.

Joey Negro’s DJ sets reflect his extensive love of music ranging from rare disco through to vocal and classic house and often into more deep, electronic and techy areas, his sets littered with exclusives old and new. He has held a residency at Defected’s ‘Glitterbox’ night in Ibiza for the last two years, a residency that will continue throughout the summer of 2016.

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Dr Packer
 is an alias of West Australian DJ/Producer Greg Packer, set up for Remixes & Edits of mainly retro music such as 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Soul, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop & Reggae.  Greg although known more for ‘Liquid Drum & Bass’ regularly plays sets of ‘Old School Funk, Disco & Hip Hop.

Greg then moved onto ‘Jungle & Drum & Bass’ music in the early 90s, and was and still is regarded as a pioneer of that sound in Australia winning many awards which saw him go on to have a global touring business, touring the UK, Europe, Asia, New Zealand & Australia.  In 1998 Greg took up production and set up his own studio label ‘Interphase Music’ He produced over 100 tracks & remixes under the name ‘Greg Packer’ and was signed to many other labels in the UK & USA including ‘Good Looking Records’

Early 2013 Greg began mixing entire sets from CD therefore searching for music online, he started picking up re-edits. A certain artist stood out to him in ‘Late Nite Tuff Guy’. He loved the way the original songs were beefed up and sounded much fatter on a club system whilst still maintain the original vibe of the record. In addition to this the edits were ‘DJ friendly’ meaning you were able to beat mix them flawlessly unlike playing the original vinyl versions.  In August 2013 Greg Produced his first two edits under the name ‘Dr Packer’ which was ‘Keni Burke – Rising To The Top’ and ‘Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That’. Unsure of what to do with them he sent them to ‘Fingerman’.  He instantly played both of them on his radio show and suggested to send more his way. This was the push Greg needed to continue with what was initially a bit of a fun in the studio.

Off the back of this support Greg started his own Surgery Edits series on Disco Dat Records. This proved to be a hit immediately with it taking out the coveted #1 spot on Juno Download and holding the position for 6 weeks. Since then Greg has released 7 in this series all of which have gone straight to #1.  Dr Packer has quickly become a mainstay in the sets of some of the biggest names in the disco world with the likes of Greg Wilson, Hot Toddy, Fingerman, Joey Negro and Norman Jay regularly featuring his edits in their performances. All of this support helped Dr Packer to be voted #1 in the Traxsource Top 20 Nu Disco Artists midway through 2015. At the end of the year Dr Packer came in at #4 in the Top 100 Disco Artists.

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