Songs for Bongo mix by Miss Goldie
Off the Grid is a solar-powered celebration dedicated to transforming the cities we live in. On Wednesday 21 December, the team behind the zero-waste music and arts festival will take over the ACCA Forecourt for a packed day of local arts, entertainment and food, all powered by local energy – with 100% of profits going towards a new solar project set to speed up Melbourne’s transition towards becoming a self-sufficient city.
Bringing the tunes on the day alongside the likes of Albrecht La’Brooy, Andee Frost, Andras Izabel Caligiore, J’Nett, Tako and NO ZU is tastemaker Miss Goldie – Melbourne DJ around town & host of weekly PBS show Boss Action. Having collected 45s for decades. Miss Goldie has amassed one of Australia’s finest rare soul collections. Gabe Roth (a.k.a. Bosco Mann of Daptone Records and producer, writer, bassist and band leader of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings) cites Miss Goldie’s annual mixes as an influence on his writing, and legendary UK DJ Keb Darge counts himself as a huge fan.
Ahead of Off the Grid 2016, Miss Goldie shares this mix with us – packed with lovingly selected soulful tunes:
- Liberate Tate is an activist art collective, formed shortly after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, that spent six long years campaigning British cultural institution Tate to drop its oil company funding through a series of nearly 20 unsanctioned performances, interventions and protests. Sara Savage speaks to co-founder Mel Evans about 'Big Oil', ethical sponsorship and the power of performance
- Tiggy cafe's Sarah Booth and Julia Dunne share a recipe they learned from Nayran Tabiei, cooking teacher at Free to Feed, a pop-up cooking school in Melbourne taught by refugees and asylum seekers. The recipe? Nayran's Tas Kebab – originating in Turkey, over the centuries it's a dish that has made its way across the region and appears here with a Syrian twist
- When she isn't writing songs and singing for Melbourne outfit The Harpoons, Bec Rigby DJs under the name Big Rig. Lately, she's been busy co-organising the Coal Blimey! fundraiser for the resistance against the Adani Carmichael mine in Queensland. Here, she shares a hearfelt mix ahead of the event