At Sundae, we love catching up with friends who are returning to Brisbane. Catching up on wild stories about their travels, trying to outdo each other with tune selections, and picking up where we left off the last time we saw them. This week our returning friend is Claire Morgan and we are pleased to hear that she is ripping it up in the southern part of the country now.
Establishing herself in Brisbane in 2001, Claire Morgan came to prominence locally with an inspired and individual sound, backed with extreme attention to detail at the controls. Circling the city’s nocturnal spots with a slick and driving house bag, Claire took on the dancefloors of Press Club, Empire, Monastery and Family, in between adding the spice to the early incarnations of No 12 and GPO. Her infamous JJJ Mixup brought her to national attention, and Claire soon found herself looking for a much larger hill to climb, finally making the shift south to the slightly larger smoke of Sydney.
Claire set about work on her Masters degree at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, exploring the emotional and psychological depths of film scoring and composition; all the while, sneaking out at night to bring vinyl only bags of deep house, disco, funk and techno to Sydney’s key gatherings of Lost Baggage, Spice, Loose Kaboose, Deep as Fu*k, Chemistry, Shrug, and The Box, and hitting the open air events when the warmer weather arrives. More recently too, Claire has been trekking further south again to Melbourne, to show them what’s up at Tramp, Revolver, Killing Time, and Blow Your Own Way. Although she won’t mention it either, Claire also found enough time in her busy schedule to place top 10 in the recent national She Can DJ final.
Both in the setup for the array of international house and techno elite rolling through the city or controlling the party at her own speed, Claire is a master DJ, bringing an organic, leftfield vibe to the party with her own unique selections and precision control at the mixer. Join us this Sundae as we catch up with our old friend, Claire Morgan. See you by the riverside.