ENTERTAINMENT - WITH more than 35 years of experience under its belt, Aural Trash must be one of the most experienced – and one of the oldest – house DJ acts around. It is lucky, then, that Trash is actually a duo and that period reflects members Greg Churchill and Angela Fisken’s combined experience.
Even so, after more than 20 years on the decks, UK-born DJ/producer Churchill has long been regarded as the elder statesman of the Kiwi dance music scene, along the way netting himself seven New Zealand DJ Of The Year titles, plus a couple of prestigious B-Net awards.
Aside from spinning tunes, many of Churchill’s original productions have caught the ears of record labels worldwide, among them his compilation album It’s Only A Mixtape!, which came out on iconic British dance music label Ministry of Sound.
While Churchill has been busy making music, however, Aucklander Angela Fisken has been yapping at his heels, having played gigs from Rhythm & Vines to The Big Day Out since she started DJing a dozen years ago.
So perhaps it is just as well that the pair have since 2003 been working together as the dirtyhouse, breaks and electro duo Aural Trash, which plays in Gisborne on Saturday.
But Trash is, they say, more than a performance duo . . .
it is a brand under which they promote their radio show (played on Auckland’s UPFM), their tours and their own label, Move To Trash Recordings.
For the duo’s gig in Gisborne this week they will be joined by local DJ Hat (Jeremy Derbyshire), himself no novice, with 15 years of mixing under his belt.
And he, too, has been busy slotting building blocks into his CV, this year playing a show in Rarotonga, as well as booking a New Year’s Eve slot for Rhythm & Vines 2012.
■ Aural Trash and DJ Hat play the Poverty Bay Club on Saturday.