After more than 10 years on air, Triple Js dedicated dance music program ‘Friday Night Shuffle’ headed up by Aston Shuffles Van Musgrove will call it a day!
The program really was the place for a solid instalment of dance and electronic music every Friday, rain, hail or shine. With it was always a stack of the best international tracks but also a USB-load of local talent that helped kick-start the careers of many Australian producers.
Speaking of the show, Vance shared some thoughts and future plans;
“It’s been an absolute privilege to represent dance music at triple j and be able to provide a platform for up-and-coming dance artists. Thank you to the listeners, the show has always been about you. I’m excited to put more time into making and releasing music and I can’t wait to keep the party going with you at Aston Shuffle shows soon!”
It isn’t all bad news though with the introduction of a new show fittingly dubbed ‘The Nudge’ that’ll be headed up by Tassie born lads Choomba.
The duo, made up of cousins Christian and Tim Benson have been making headway through the local circuit with their brand of tech-heavy club weapons and rowdy shows. On the release side of things, a cosy relationship with Spinnin’ Records has earned them fans globally.
What does Choomba make of the call-up to the national broadcaster?
“We’re bloody excited to be starting our new triple j show The Nudge. Still can’t believe they’ve handed us the reins to be honest. We’re just two young boys from Tassie with a dream. The show’s all about new dance and electronic music, mediocre bants and some funny segments to get ya Friday nights really sizzlin’ for a nudge.”
In other news, Triple J’s ‘Mix Up’ host Andy Garvey will also pull up stumps after 5 incredible years. She was the head honcho of curating the best of the best mixes for the station including instalments from Diplo, Mark Ronson, Flight Facilities, Pendulum, Peggy Gou, The Blessed Madonna, and many more.
That too has a silver lining with the job up for grabs. If scouring the globe for new dance and electronic talent sounds up your alley, be sure to apply. To stay in the loop of all things Andy Garvey, be sure to follow her sick label Pure Space and booking, tour, events agency Nectar.
Until then, dive into the latest housey goodness from the Aston Shuffle.