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:
- A temporary festival in the Nevada desert is a model for innovation in tourism – and more, says Melbourne-based researcher in Public Cultures, Bree Trevena. It’s the latest instalment in our series of articles shared from ‘Future West', a West Coast publication considering the future of urbanism through Western Australia
- In a time when extraordinary experiences are being promoted by cities, towns and regions as part of a tourist package, the natural environment is under pressure to enhance its existing assets in order to be shared, liked, meme-d and appreciated. Georgia Nowak – via 'Future West (Australian Urbanism)' – looks at how new tourism infrastructure in national parks could support their conservation
- Tasmanian artist Helen Wright (the artist featured on the cover of our latest print issue!) is concerned with the uneasy coalition between humans and the natural world. Through her paintings, drawings, prints and the cast sculptures we see a playful yet political reminder of the fragile balances of this relationship. Here, she shares with us some of the thinking behind her multidisciplinary practice