Ferdydurdy, jiggle and jive: April won’t quit at FerdyDurke with house, hip hop, jazz fusion, breaks, afrobeat and garage

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Ferdydurdy, jiggle and jive: April won’t quit at FerdyDurke with house, hip hop, jazz fusion, breaks, afrobeat and garage

Words by Staff Writer

Right in the heart of the city, bar and music venue Ferdydurke is pumping with a huge array of killer gigs.

With a fusion of genres and an excellent range of craft beers, Ferdy is undoubtedly the place to be for a long night on the town.

House, hip hop, jazz fusion, breaks, afrobeat and garage are just some of the varied styles that can be heard this month at the best music bar in town.  For the full rundown on what’s on at Ferdy in April, read on.

Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.


  • Genki Tanaka
  • Every Tuesday 2nd-23rd April

Tuesday’s in April at Ferdy, Genki Tanaka has you covered! From deep house, drum n bass to funk, soul and disco – Tanaka will keep you on your toes whether you like it or not!

Groove Upstairs

  • DJ Keep Diggin & DJ Melburners
  • Wednesday 3rd April

From hip hop to disco, the deadly DJing duo of Keep Diggin and Melburners will have you on your feet all night vibin’ out, finding soul in the unlikeliest of places. Deeply rooted in funk, it’s good moods, feels and vibes all night long!

Hell Yeah Chicago

  • Binofski, CJ Slayer, Tong 桐, Neighbourhood Soul, KC Castles
  • Thursday 4th April

The iconic sounds of Chicago groove and soul are about to be embraced by the welcoming family at the Ferdydurke. A killer lineup of artists are set to celebrate the beats and house music that set the tone for an era of music. This is gonna be a huge party that you don’t wanna miss but don’t come and sit still, it ain’t that kinda party!

Step Up 3

  • Osmosis Jones, Phatjon, SLACK 1NE, Nokia 3210
  • Friday 5th April

Phatjon, SLACK 1NE, Nokia 3210 are exploding into the room for Step Up 3, with their take on UK garage, breaks, bassline, jungle and all adjacent flavours. Come to move or move to home!

The Bump | UK Garage Classics

  • DJ Lady Erica, Chris NG, Skomezee, Reg-E, Emerson Alexander
  • Saturday 6th April

The Bump is about to go HARD! DJs Lady Erica, NG, Skomezee, Reg-E & Emerson Alexander are pumping UK garage classics all night and it’s exactly what the doctor ordered. 4-to-the-floor vibes – more like, everyone-on-the-floor vibes!

Deep Cargo

  • Crozier
  • Sunday 7th April

Crozier hits the stage on the 7th of April playing house and it’s getting deeper and DEEPER! Along with a mix of minimal beats and UK Garage, you can vibe with ease into the start of your work week here – no hangover necessary.


  • Lil Fanta
  • Wednesday 10th April

FerdyFlavs is back this month with their selection of favs. Lil Fanta brings out the most of house beats, edits and hip hop. Your midweek blues are quenched with a Lil Fanta (apologies, I had to).

Spinn Class

  • Spinn OD, Anyo & Con Johna
  • Thursday 11th April

Spinn class is fully booked for the 11th of April. Come early to secure a place! Yes, Spinn OD is in essence house, techno, disco but it’s the funk trance at its core that arises to the surface when the hill gets too steep to climb. Anyo and Con Johna are co-instructors for the night and will make you feel the burn!

Caribbean Players

  • Gabs, Eche, Dub Matie, Danny Man
  • Friday 12th April

Vibing with some Caribbean riddims and alternative Latin sounds lately? We’ve got you covered this month at the Ferdy. Gabs, Eche, Dub Matie and Danny Man will be in the building for your latin, dancehall, afrobeats, global bass needs, and they ain’t leaving till you’re satisfied!


  • Sadiva, Anton, MO.TIF, Colette
  • Saturday 13th April

Operator please? Yes, I’d like to request some pure UK Garage, translucent house beats, and punching drum and bass. Come to Ferdy, 13th April – delivery will be waiting for you there. Sadiva, Anton, MO.TIF and Colette will be your delivery drivers, they are yours for the night!

Sunday Best

  • Phil Gregory
  • Sunday 14th April

UK DJ Phil Gregory is filled to the brim with beats to deliver, and we’re filled to the brim with anticipation. Specialising in fiery Chicago, acid and tech house mixes, you’re gonna want to pull an all nighter for this one.


  • No Era
  • Wednesday 17th April

Vibe out or dance hard; it’s up to you. Both are perfect solutions for No Era at BWB. The dancehall, afrobeat and hip hop sensations will send you skyward whether you like it or not – but you will!


  • Walla C, Dave Machine, Able8
  • Thursday 18th April

The Beatlab session is in. Grab your bunsen burners and beakers and set fire to this liquid fire! Walla C, Dave Machine and Able8 are in the lab teaching all things live beats, hip hop, and experimental.

Drum and Bass Takeover – Hijack

  • Deejay Hijack
  • Friday 19th April

Drum and Bass Takeover is exactly what it sounds like! HUGE beats, HUGE drive, no exceptions. Expect the very best in drum and bass, both vinyl and digital, by Melbourne’s very best selectors – highlighted by Deejay Hijack.

Delight Records Release Party

  • bloomz, Nofloor, Darcy, Melta, Olsen Umbrella
  • Saturday 20th April

Celebrating the release of ‘bloom’, emerging Delight Records artist bloomz is throwing a party, and you are cordially invited! The night will be filled with (at the bare minimum) bouncy beats, breaks, trap, electro pop, garage, house, and bass.

Sub Signal 001

  • Sunday 21st April

Sub Signal 001 is being brought to life by the grooves and jives of breakbeat icon MO.TIF Bringing his signature bass music tastes to the Ferdy once more, accompanied by JHENNY, who will supply the hip hop and house vibes.

Taxed Ya Wax

  • DJ47, DJAM_IE
  • Wednesday 24th April

Spinning the decks for Taxed Ya Wax, DJ47 is bringing their funky, dance-heavy, mood lifter mixes to the Ferdy, along with fellow mix master DJAM_IE – this will be a really fun night!

Sonidos Transversales Vol No 8

  • Julia Towers, Mizhap, Lixxxtrado, Anonymous Rappers, Coya Lee (The New Monos)
  • Thursday 25th April

A massive lineup is set to man the decks on the 25th of April, dropping all things hip hop (latin and old school) and urban rhythms. The night will also be privy to a special open mic night – expect the unexpected.

Fuji Grade

  • Honeydew
  • Friday 26th April

Fuji Grade, brought to life by disc jockey Honeydew will combine global beats with classic house and techno music that will teleport you to peaceful Fuji, resting on the snow capped mountain tops.


  • Clickbait, Unmarked Billz, Agenda, Distracted & No Era
  • Saturday 27th April

The drops at Restless will bring out your stanky face and you may just be stuck with them. It’s a Drum and Bass celebration- serving you Melbourne’s best with Clickbait, Unmarked Billz, Agenda, Distracted and No Era behind the decks.

Deep House Melbourne

  • The PDC
  • Sunday 28th April

The PDC is bringing you the best in deep house, global house and techno. A smooth transition to end the month, you “May” just float through the weekend and out of April.

To keep up to date with everything happening at Ferdydurke, head here.