HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
In a musical ecosystem rife with ephemeral hits and fleeting talents, Australia’s Geoff Sturre is a DJ/producer/musician who deserves more than a cursory listen. He’s far from your average DJ; he’s a culture-shaper. Take his recent track, Jackie, for instance. It’s not your run-of-the-mill remix that pays a cursory nod to an old favourite while dousing it in new beats. It’s a thoughtfully crafted reinvention that merges Euro-dance elements with modern production twists. The result is something akin to looking at an old photograph through a brand new lens—familiar, yet invigoratingly different. Sturre’s presence reverberates across Australian cities, from the hip quarters of Melbourne to the bustling night scenes of Sydney. You’ll find him behind the DJ booth at esteemed venues like The Warehouse, Dakota, and Dingley International. He’s climbed the ranks from warming up the crowd to becoming the crowd-puller, commanding the stage at places like The Crown and Docklands.
This isn’t someone who’s merely hitting play on a pre-set playlist; he’s the rhythmic pulse that sets the mood for the entire night. But to understand the man, you’ve got to dig a bit into his past. Geoff was the pioneering spirit behind Pro DJ International back in the ‘90s. This wasn’t some vanity label; it was an indie outfit that gave a platform to future heavy hitters like DJ Bobo, Clock, KWS, and Amadin. His resonance isn’t confined to the Australian continent. DJs from various corners of the globe are serving up his tracks, turning regional dance floors into miniature global villages. Take, for example, his YouTube mashup of Gimme Gimme, Pump it Up, and Hung Up, which has pulled in an eyebrow-raising 1.2 million views. That’s not just a number; it’s a testament to how far-reaching his music is, crossing not just state lines but also international borders and even genre norms. Geoff Sturre does more than rehash familiar tunes; he recontextualizes them, offering us an evolved sonic experience. Jackie stands as a prime example of his finesse in not just recapturing nostalgia but enriching it. Sturre isn’t merely riding the wave of DJ culture; he’s one of the artists setting its course for years to come.