DJ JNETT, Wax’o Paradiso, Bumpy and TEYMORI are playing at a beautiful free picnic next month

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DJ JNETT, Wax’o Paradiso, Bumpy and TEYMORI are playing at a beautiful free picnic next month

FUSE Festival
Words by Staff Writer

DJ JNETT has curated a stellar music line up for Darebin’s FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre on Saturday March 23.

Melbourne’s DJ JNETT hosts an incredible music line-up for Darebin FUSE Festival, consisting of local Darebin talent including the renowned Wax’o Paradiso, Bumpy and TEYMORI. FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic promises to be an unforgettable day of music, dancing, and celebration on the beautiful grounds of the historic Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

FUSE Meet the Makers Picnic

  • March 23 12pm – 6pm
  • Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre
  • 7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora
  • More info here

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Darebin’s beloved FUSE Festival returns with a free day of music, food and entertainment at Bundoora Homestead

This season’s FUSE Curator in Residence Janette Pitruzzello, aka DJ JNETT, will bring the tunes for an electric day of musical magic. Renowned for her ground-breaking contributions, DJ JNETT’s musical journey is woven with threads of deep house, techno, funk, soul, disco, dub, reggae, and hip hop. An integral fixture in Melbourne’s club music scene, DJ JNETT’s invaluable years of dedication positioned her behind the counter at the iconic Central Station Records. As the FUSE Curator in Residence, DJ JNETT brings a wealth of experience, a keen ear for diverse sounds, and an unwavering passion for fostering community connections in the delivery of this all-ages cultural event in and around the grounds of the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Over the past 10 years, Simon TK and Edd Fisher have built, curated and cultivated the now-institution that is Wax’o Paradiso. Wax’o Paradiso’s holistic approach to music sees the esteemed outfit working as hard behind the scenes as they do behind the decks. Harnessing a harmonious balance between stalwart DJ duo, ever-reliable events series and recently founded record label, Wax’o Paradiso’s offerings have cajoled a passionate and dedicated community predicated on a commitment to creating playful and positive dancefloor experiences.

Award-winning Noongar woman and Naarm-based artist Bumpy has a voice that ripples stars, from wowing crowds at Meredith Music Festival to bringing down the MCG performing at Dreamtime. Bumpy has been featured in Rolling Stone and NME Magazine and received the New Talent of the Year award at the 2023 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAS) and Best Soul/R&B/Funk and Gospel work at the Music Victoria Awards. Bumpy’s sound will shimmer through Darebin FUSE Festival.

With his organic-influenced Persian house music, Melbourne/Naarm based producer TEYMORI is a perfect fit for the organic day at FUSE Festival. TEYMORI is the alias behind popular producer Amin Payne and will merge the sounds of funk, afro, jazz and percussive rhythms to take listeners on a sophisticated, groovy journey.

DJ JNETT says, “It’s such a pleasure to gather together this musical collective of locally sourced talented individuals. Each one bringing their own elements of magic to the ‘Meet the Makers’ table.”

FUSE is the much-loved contemporary, multi-arts festival presented by the City of Darebin that turns the community into a stage for local artists and entertainers to showcase their innovative and rich artistic skills. FUSE Festival is a showcase for the rich variety of talent that defines the Darebin cultural landscape and engages with Darebin Council’s principles of diversity and inclusion.

More info here.