DJ Damien Goundrie’s 20 years behind the decks have taken him on quite a journey, always delivering a professional product and taking great pride in satisfied customers and repeat bookings.
Styles: House | Lounge
Damien Goundrie can satisfy any crowd – whether they are dancing on the tables howling for more, lounging about having quiet drinks or anything in between. Beginning his DJ career in Tasmania in 1989, he quickly secured residencies at Hobart’s best clubs, as well as touring the country performing alongside international and interstate DJs. After playing national events like Vibes on a Summer’s Day and the Pacific Circle Dance Music Conference, Damien moved to Sydney in 1998 to extend his music career, landing management positions at Sanity Dance Arena in Pitt Street Mall, then Reachin Records on Oxford Street, which was at the time Sydney’s elite underground record store; and taking up the position of Music Director and Assistant Program Director at Rhythm FM, a national based Dance radio station. While his day jobs have mostly focused on the business of selling and promoting music, at night, Damien’s experience, impeccable selection and mixing skills have taken him to gigs across the country, including numerous residencies in Sydney’s finest clubs.
As Australian resident for Hed Kandi, Damien regularly takes the trademark funky sounds of the hugely successful house music brand on tour to clubs all over Australia. Hed Kandi has also put Damien’s technical skills to work mixing its popular CDs “Disco Kandi” and “Hed Kandi the Mix 09”.
Not content with just playing the music, Damien has teamed up with James Billings to form Reel Sessions (see separate bio) – an exciting live act with two well-received EPs already under its belt.
Event highlights: Vibes on a Summer’s Day festival, Chinese Laundry, The Metro, Opera Bar, Home, Good Vibrations festival, Pacific Circle Dance Music Conference
Support highlights: Carl Cox, Sasha, Digweed, Luke Slater, Les Rhythms Digital, Darren Price, Miguel Migs, Kaskade, Michael Bublé, Robyn Lau and Boy George.
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