Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Hump Day Crew Christmas Special

The Hump Day crew invited their friends from 2008 on to the show to chat about Christmas and 2008.
Their guests included:

Jonathan Knight in London and Gabriel King from L.A.

The boys chat to The Crew about Christmas in their cities, Xmas office parties, being stuck with the family for 24hrs solid or more, dodgy so called "hot Santas", awful presents and much more.

Click here to listen to their yule time ramblings.

Queen Left Miss Titter and Friends

Sydney's very own Drag Queen puppet QLMT and friends Jock, Ethal & Tam chat to the Hump Day Crew about how to avoid those dreadful kisses from relatives at Christmas time.

Click here to gain some insight.

The QMLT Team also traditionally create a Christmas song each year. Check their 2008 song out below:

Byron Adu - Mr Gay Australia

The Hump Day Crew to to Byron about What he is doing for Christmas and his Christmas wish...answered in true pageant style.

Click here to listen.

Theatre Games Live - Christmas Charity Special

The team from the hit Channel 31 show come in for a chat and give Adam & Ginni a improvisational Christmas themed challenge...which includes accents!

Click here to listen to some a collection of multi-cultural elves.

Tania Doko - She Said Yes

Tania talks about Christmas and hints of some exciting ventures for 2009.

Click here to listen to their chat.

Friday, December 12, 2008


A DJ has the ability to RULE THE NIGHT. They can get the WHEELS IN MOTION with a single DELICIOUS track. Imagine your night, partying hard at a dance party as you start to recognize the HITZ OF THE GLITZ it will feel like your senses are starting to SPEED UP till you are FALLIN IN LOVE and knowing that WE LIVE FOR THIS. CADILLACS & BASEBALL BATS, CUBAN CIGARS & BASS GUITARS will all start to gain more relevance. You may think I am starting to talk like THE SUPER NATURAL but give me 3 MINUTES TO EXPLAIN.The reason for MY FIRE is our next guest.Welcome to The Hump Day Crew, THE ONE, GOOD GOD, Funkerman!

Many love affairs start off in the bedroom, whether it’s Madonna, Britney, Justin or KISS adorning our walls, those early years in the dark depths of our teenage privacy can be some of the most important and formative. That was certainly the case for Dutchman Ardie van Beek, or Funkerman as he’s now known around the world. But it wasn’t plastic pop bunnies that enamored a young Ardie – instead it was the sounds of Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim and other heroes of the US hip-hop explosion that inspired him to take on the turntables and begin what was to be a journey into the very soul of funk. Religiously crate-digging through the annals of r’n’b and soul, he followed the samples back to the original disco and rare groove tracks, unearthing a whole history of dance music in the process. For the 13-year-old Funkerman it was as if someone had opened a musical treasure chest for him to play with.

Ironically, the free and easy days of early hip-hop disappeared, with Funkerman feeling creatively hemmed in by the rules and regulations that seemed to spring up around the sound. So it was that, in the early 90s, while spinning at Spock in Breda, the beats of Todd Terry, Derrick May, and Lil Louis that gradually worked their magic on the Dutchman. It was house music, and Funkerman was hooked.

Hooked swiftly turned to obsessed, as is the case in all true music success stories. Hobby became profession, a job in a record store introducing him to a wealth of new tracks and some of the people he would later collaborate and indeed go into business with. Hours spent not just listening to music but to other house fans raving on about tunes, he quickly began to understand the dimensions of what made one house anthem work and another disappear into the bargain section. Production was well and truly calling Funkerman.

With the job at the record store progressing through to A&R, he finally began to pull all the threads of those formative years together. Learning the ins and outs of the business, he teamed up with friend Raf and fellow Dutch DJ/producer Fedde le Grand to create Flamingo Recordings, a house and electronic-tech label that is currently one of the hottest imprints in the world.

Over the past 4 years Funkerman and Flamingo Recordings have been behind such hits as Put Your Hands Up For Detroit, The Creeps, Speed Up and the massive current smash summer anthem, 3 Minutes To Explain. Not only that but as far as DJ diaries go, Funkerman’s is fit to bursting point. In demand the world over with sometimes a staggering four shows a night, this is a DJ who in demand – and then some! In 2008 alone he has already clocked up appearances at Mystery Land, Love Parade, Creamfields, Extrema Outdoor, Ministry of Sound London and what surely has to be seen as the biggest feather in his cap - a residency at world-famous Ibiza super-club, Space. With his own Flamingo Nights series of parties becoming an international benchmark for high-class production and world caliber guest mixes, a label so on form it’s mind blowing, and a fast-growing reputation as the man to front up any dance floor, Funkerman’s career is set to hit warp factor, reserved for only true dance A-listers.

Click here to listen to his chat with Adam Barralet.

Check out "Speed Up" by Funkerman below:

Funkerman appeared at Sensation in Melbourne for NYE 2008. For more information check out

Fedde Le Grand at Sensation

The power a DJ can have over a crowd can be overwhelming. Listening to a set from our next guest can lead you to GET THIS FEELING like you have been in LAS VEGAS and you are JUST TRIPPIN after one too many cocktails. But once he gets the WHEELS IN MOTION you will start to feel THE VIBE.
You may even get the urge to do crazy things, perhaps you will want to PUT YOUR HANDS UP FOR DETROIT and behave like THE CREEPS who ring you at 3am in the morning saying, “I MISS YOU”.
Best I hurry along because although Madonna and JT will give you 4 Minutes to Save the World, this man will only give you 3 MINUTES TO EXPLAIN because he TAKE NO SHHHHHH.
Who is our next guest?…. LET ME THINK ABOUT IT…Fedde le Grand, welcome to the Hump Day Crew.

Rare breeds like Fedde Le Grand are few and far between, and so when someone like this comes along it’s right that the world sits up and listens. He’s a Dutchman blessed with such talent that keeping up to speed with what he does is a task in itself It could be said Fedde came out of nowhere, riding off the success of a hit record. Well, to set the record straight; this couldn’t be further from the truth. Le Grand has spent the majority of his earlier youth grafting, spinning records in his Native country and cutting tracks until the inevitable happened. Put your hands up for Detroit was produced in the bedroom, released by one of the biggest labels in dance, and it enabled Fedde to step out into the world of Electronic Dance.

His abilities in the studio are endless. Together with his good friend and production partner Funkerman, they’ve churned out some immaculate material that has slotted into an absolute cross section of fellow DJS. The Flamingo Recordings imprint now stands as one of the most forward-thinking and exciting labels in EDM, with top flight acts eagerly hanging on for news of new releases and remix work.

Fedde’s production talents have been called upon by the great and the good over the past few years. 2008 sees him work with two major music acts, Grammy Award-winning Black Eyed Peas front man, and Madonna – the name says it all. Famed for picking up the hottest talent, Madonna mixed Put your hands up for Detroit with Music for her recent promotional tour, to rapturous response, but the queen of pop didn’t stop there. Next came an invitation for Fedde to remix Give it 2 Me, the second single from the album Hard Candy. Fedde now joins a select group of producers to work with the Queen of Pop, including Mirwais, William Orbit and Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont. The ultimate seal of approval if ever one were needed and straight from the queen of pop!

Add to all the above Fedde’s rammed DJ diary, including his residency at world-famous Pacha Ibiza, countless festivals and headline gigs around the world, and it’s clear that this is man who has conquered his game, plans to stay there for a long time to come. With his debut artist album Output released in the second half of 2008, he is set to storm the international music charts and cement his position as a household name. His passion for music is evident; the quality of his sound is undisputed. Fedde Le Grand might just be looking for a name change; perhaps Fedde Le Tres Grand is on the horizon?

Fedde will be in Melbourne for NYE 2008 playing at Sensation. Check out the below video to see Feed at a past Sensation Dance Party.

Check out their amazing website at

Click here to listen to his interview with The Hump Day Crew

GLBTI Relationships and the Law - The Relationships Act 2008

The Victorian Relationships Bill commences operation in December 2008. When operational, the Relationships Act will cover all types of de facto relationship including same sex relationships, and will effectively remove many of the legal distinctions between de facto relationships and marriage.

Lawyer Kristina Antoniades joined the Hump Day crew to discuss what the changes mean for the GLBTIQ community and answer questions of the listeners.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Kristina Antonaides can be contacted via:
Phone: (03) 9672 9195

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

AFI Awards

The L’OrĂ©al Paris AFI Awards celebrated 50 years of pride and passion in a magnificent ceremony at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on Saturday December 6. Over 1,500 members of the film and television industry attended the lavish black tie event, which was hosted by Stephen Curry and broadcast on Channel Nine. The telecast also featured a red carpet arrivals package hosted Julia Zemiro.

For a list of the winners go to

Adam and Ginni hit the red carpet to talk to the stars.

To listen to the interviews, click here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Hump Day Crew take over the Campervan for a Hot Summer with Rhys Bobridge

Rhys has come a long way in the last 12 months. This time last year he was auditioning for the Top 100 in TEN's 'So You Think You Can Dance'. In June this year Rhys was dancing on the show’s final for a television audience of 2 million people. Rhys made a spectacular impact on fans of the show; he was colorful, charismatic and charming - the stand-out star of the series. Rhys has spent the last six months fulfilling his life long dream of recording an album. He has teamed up with the boys from Van She Tech - the Sydney production team behind the summer remix smash ‘Something Good 08' - to create a popular hit with a credible dance edge.

Introducing ‘Hot Summer’ - Rhys’ debut single, and your soundtrack for 3 months of hot days and even hotter nights. Led by a thumping verse and wailing war-cries, eviscerated bass-lines soar into a sun drenched chorus. It’s white hot. Just ask Network TEN, who will be featuring ‘Hot Summer’ as their new national promotions hook from late November to February 09.

Click here to listen to their driving and dribbling.

Faustina 'Fuzzy' Agolley - Video Hits

Faustina "Fuzzy" Agolley is an Australian television presenter who currently hosts the long-running music television show Video Hits but more importantly...she went to the same school as Ginni!

Click here to listen to the interview on The Hump Day Crew.

Courtney Act Made Up

Courtney Act without makeup is like a fish without water, they just can’t exist with out each other so the relationship between Courtney and Sheer Cover make-up come very naturally. Courtney took time out to chat the The Hump Day Crew about Sheep Cover as well as her travels and Nikki Webster!!?!?!

Click here to listen to the interview.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cha Cha Cha with Impro Melbourne

This year we have not one, but two couples representing Australia in the World Latin Dance Championship - the latin dance extravaganza displaying the world's finest dancers right here in Melbourne. The Hump Day Crew were joined by Australian representatives and Amateur Latin Rising Star Champions Nuria Santalucia and Mirko Sciolan - the couple being the only Australians to achieve this over the last 13 years.

And yes, being a radio show, we couldn't do justice in providing visual aid on air to their who do we call for innovative commentary and improvisation for our joy listeners? Mike Bryant and Sean Fabri from Impro Melbourne of course!

Watch Nuria and Mirko perform the "Cha Cha" in our studio and hear Mike and Sean's hilarious commentary.... all improvised of course!

Click here to listen to the inteview

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for the amazing shows, actors and courses of Impro Melbourne.

See Nuria and Mirko represent Australia at the World Latin Dance Championships. Click here for more details.