About DJ Snoopdoggydogpossum


About DJ Snoopdoggydogpossum

About my DJing
I have a SRS DJ page where you can find a bio for your event page and promotions.
I have a facebook page for International DJ Sam Carroll that includes a bio and photos.

I started dancing in Brisbane, Australia in about 1998, then moved to Melbourne in 2001, where I started DJing in 2005. Now I live in Sydney where I DJ mostly for lindy hoppers and occasionally balboa dancers. I do the odd large camps and exchange in other Australian cities during the year, and DJ regularly all over the world. Or I did, before Covid.

I like hot jazz and swing music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. I also have a shocking memory, so I’m always pleasantly surprised when I ask a DJ “What’s this great song?” and discover that I already own a copy of LCJO’s CJam Blues. I figure this excuses my overplaying particular songs in my collection. I also hope it explains my delight in songs which most of us have heard a million times before, rather than indicating a lack of imagination.

DJing for the radio
I was recently a guest DJ on Platter Splatter for Dean here in Sydney (22 February 2021).
Ryan Swift interviewed me for his podcast the Track in January 2019.
I was interviewed on a Swedish swing dance radio show in January 2016, immediately after DJing, so I was full of adrenaline and lols.
In June 2011 I was a Yehoodi Radio Guest DJ (you can see the set details here).

DJing for the radio: did like, would do again.

DJ and live music management (aka Head DJ and band coordinator)

After years of DJing and DJ management, in about 2011 my interest turned to managing programs of live music for dance events, and booking DJs for the band breaks. These events have included

I like putting together programs of DJed and live music which suit the event organisers’ musical goals but which also let musicians and performers show off their best action. I believe in the best possible working conditions for all staff and volunteers at dance events, and am quite happy to speak at length on this topic. Or any other topic, really.

If you’ve never DJed for dancers and would like to start, you might be interested in the post Starting DJing in Sydney: Some Basic Tips.

Listen to me DJ!
If you’d like to hire me for a gig, drop me a line [dogpossum at dogpossum dot org].

Previous Sets

2021

March 19, guest DJ Global Online Social
March 5, guest DJ Track Town Swing (remote DJing by zoom)
February 22, guest DJ Platter Splatter Radio, Sydney (in-studio DJing)
February 8, guest DJ Hong Kong Swings, Hong Kong (remote DJing by Zoom)
February 2, guest DJ San Antonio Swing Society Listening Party, Texas (remote DJing by Zoom)

2020

December 30, guest DJ at Track Town Swing Party, Oregan (remote DJing by Zoom)
November 21, guest DJ at Global Swing Social, USA (remote DJing by Zoom)
November 14, staff DJ at Melbourne Lindy Exchange, Melbourne (remote DJing by Zoom)
October 22, guest DJ at Global Swing Social, USA (remote DJing by Zoom)
October 16, staff DJ at Jazz Together, Melbourne (remote DJing by Zoom)
COVID
February 22, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
January 8, guest DJ Chicago Studio, Stockholm

2019

December, staff DJ Snowball, Sweden
November 22-24, staff DJ at Melbourne Lindy Exchange
November 16, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
November 2, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Weekend
October 12, staff DJ Rhythm Jam, Sydney
October 11, guest DJ at Swingpit
October 5, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
September 14, staff DJ Sydney Bal Weekend
August 12, guest DJ at Strictly Bal on Sundays Social
August 4, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
July, staff DJ Herräng Dance Camp week 3
June 18, guest DJ Big Apple Swing Bar, Seoul
June 2, guest DJ at Strictly Bal on Sundays Social
June 15-16, staff DJ at Rhythm Korea, Seoul
June 1, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
May 25, guest DJ at Swingpit
May, head DJ Jazz BANG, Sydney
April 6, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
March 22, guest DJ at Swingpit
March 2, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
February 9, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s

2018

August 19, guest balboa DJ at SBOSS
August, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
July, staff DJ Herräng Dance Camp week 4
July 9, guest DJ at Fruity Hop Burgring, Vienna
July 8, guest DJ at Badeschiff Swing The Boat, Vienna
July 5, guest DJ at Café & Luftschloss Cobenzl, Vienna
June, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
April 28, guest DJ at Swing Pit
April 19, guest balboa DJ at Sydney Shuffle Club
March 16, guest DJ at Swingin’ at Ruby’s
February 2, guest balboa DJ at Balboa at Ruby’s
January 19, guest DJ at Swingin at Ruby’s

2017

December 13, staff DJ Swing Dance Sydney End of Year Party
November 4, guest DJ, Swingin at Ruby’s
October, staff DJ Seoul Lindyfest
September, guest speaker, “Combating Sexism, Homophobia, Exploitation and Sexual Assault in the Dance Community: a conversation about community values and best practices” panel New Orleans Swing Dance Festival
September, guest DJ, Lindy hop @ Ruby’s Dance Hall
September, guest balboa DJ, Balboa @ Ruby’s Dance Hall
July, staff DJ at Herräng Dance Camp week 4
July, guest speaker, DJing panel discussion Herräng
May, Head DJ Little Big Weekend
February, head DJ Jazz with Ramona
Head DJ and Manager, Swinging at the PBC
House DJ and manager Harlem

2016

December, staff DJ Sweet n Hot
November, staff DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
October, staff DJ Seoul Lindy Fest
September, guest DJ Swing Pit
July, staff DJ at Herräng Dance Camp
February, staff DJ For Dancers Only
January, guest DJ Stockholm Swing Society Jan
House DJ and manager Harlem

2015

December, volunteer DJ The Snowball
November, staff DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
October, head DJ Little Big Weekend
September, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
August, invited DJ Strictly Bal on Sundays Social
July, staff DJ Herräng Dance Camp
June, invited DJ Strictly Bal on Sundays Social
February, staff DJ Sydney International Swing Dance Festival
February, guest DJ Authentic Jazz Weekend Seoul Korea
House DJ and manager Harlem
House DJ Swing Pit

2014

November, staff DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
October, head DJ Jazz BANG
October, guest DJ University of Sydney Swing Club Halloween Party
July, staff DJ Herräng Dance Camp
Mary, guest DJ Lindy in the Park
April, staff DJ Jumptown Jam
April, invited DJ Christchurch Swing Festival
March, invited DJ Imperial Swing
February, staff DJ For Dancers Only
House DJ and manager Hot Foot Stomp
House DJ Swing Pit 2014

2013

December, head DJ Little Big Weekend Dec
November, head DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
October, head DJ and manager Hot Foot Stomp
September, invited DJ Speakeasy
September, guest DJ Fringe Jazz Dance
July, invited DJ Imperial Swing
June, head DJ Melbourne Swing Festival
May, head DJ and manager Little Big Weekend
April, staff DJ Hullabaloo
April, staff DJ Jumptown Jam
January, guest DJ Imperial Swing
House DJ Roxbury
House DJ Swing Pit

2012

November, staff DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
September, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
August, guest DJ Imperial Swing
August, staff DJ Canberräng
August, guest DJ Speakeasy
July, guest DJ Jook Joint Blues
May, guest DJ Meet the Scene Ball
May, invited DJ Shiny Stockings
May, guest DJ Jook Joint Blues
April, guest DJ Anzac Blues
March, staff DJ Sweet and Hot
March, guest DJ Speakeasy
January, guest DJ Speakeasy
House DJ Roxbury
ouse DJ Swing Pit

2011

December, guest DJ Speakeasy
November, head DJ, Melbourne Lindy Exchange
October, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
September, guest DJ Performance Ball
September, competition DJ Melbourne Swing Festival Solo Jazz Contest
July, guest DJ Speakeasy
June, head DJ Melbourne Swing Festival
June, guest DJ, Yehoodi Radio
May, invited DJ, Frankie’s Shiny Stockings Ball
May, guest DJ Speakeasy
January, uest DJ Speakeasy
House DJ Blues
House DJ Roxbury
House DJ Swing Pit

2010

December, guest DJ Christmas Party
November, head DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
November, staff DJ Sydney Swing Festival
October guest DJ Speakeasy
October, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
August, staff DJ Cänberrang
July, guest DJ Speakeasy
June, head DJ, Melbourne Swing Festival
June, staff DJ Sydney Balboa Festival
June, competition DJ Melbourne Swing Festival solo charleston
April, guest DJ Speakeasy
April, guest DJ Meet the Scene After Party
March, staff DJ Jumptown Jam
February, staff DJ Blues Before Sunrise
February, guest DJ Melbourne Blues Night
House DJ Blues
House DJ Roxbury
House DJ Swing Pit

2009

December, guest DJ Christmas Party
November, staff DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
October, head DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
September, head DJ Sydney Swing Festival
August, staff DJ Cänberrang
August, guest DJ Birthday Ball
August, guest DJ Birthday Ball After Party
June, staff DJ Devil City Swing
May, staff DJ Sydney Balboa Festival
House DJ Broadway
House DJ Blues at Broadway
House DJ Roxbury
House DJ Swing Pit

2008

December, guest DJ Christmas Party
November, head DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
November, staff DJ Sydney Swing Festival
October, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
August, staff DJ Canberräng
July, staff DJ Australian Jitterbug Contest After Party
June, staff DJ Blues Before Sunrise
June, staff DJ Devil City Swing
April, guest DJ Melbourne Blues Night
April, guest DJ Madame Dynamite
March, staff DJ Melbourne Swing Festival
February, guest DJ Swing Rave
House DJ Blues at Broadway
House DJ Broadway
House DJ Roxbury
House DJ Swing Pit
House DJ Fun Pit

2007

November, head DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
November, DJ Spiegletent
August, guest DJ Meet the Scene Ball After Party
July, guest DJ Melbourne Blues Night
June, staff DJ Devil City Swing
April, staff DJ Hullabaloo
March, staff DJ Melbourne Swing Festival
House DJ Fun Pit
House DJ CBD

2006

November, head DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange
November, staff DJ Sydney Lindy Exchange
October, November, December, DJ Spiegletent
July, guest DJ Hobart Swing Ball
May, guest DJ Meet the Scene After Party
House DJ Fun Pit
House DJ CBD

2005

November, Blues After Party DJ Melbourne Lindy Exchange

This drawing is a portrait my friend Scott Fraser drew of me for a birthday card, and I think it captures my DJing style. In a metaphoric sense, of course. The only vinyl I own is a collection of Stone Roses 12″ records, and the only martial arts I know involve paintings of generals on ponies. It is, however, an entirely accurate representation of my fashion sense. If vinyl is still cool, then I feel the wide-legged trouser is still ok.