Mitch Medcalf aka GALLEON is one of Australia’s rising dance music stars, both as a DJ and as half of dynamic house production duo Boogie Knights. Always ahead of the pack with the latest club bangers, he has his finger directly on the pulse of the scene, in part because of his regular contact with the world’s best producers, labels & DJ’s in his role as writer for Ozclubbers website and partly because he regularly plays some of the best nightclub’s in the country. It is this intimate connection with the dance music culture that ensures his DJ sets are chock full of the freshest upfront house, popular club tunes and the all-time classics everyone knows and loves.
Though Galleon was born without the gift of sight, his ear for quality music is second to none and as Australia’s only working blind DJ, he stands as a shining example for what is possible when you combine passion, hard work and a lot of old-fashioned determination. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of dance music from the 70’s to now, along with his supernatural ability to read an audience, combined with an exceptional natural talent for mixing, scratching, beat juggling and straight up “keeping it real” behind the decks, Galleon has forged a path to being an in demand performer and producer.
As well as recently being nominated for best LGBTQI DJ at the 58th Annual Queens Ball awards, Galleon regularly gigs up and down the east coast of Oz with residencies at venues such as the Beat Mega-club in his hometown of Brisbane and ARQ Nightclub in Sydney. Though only in his twenties, this young upstart has quickly established himself as one of Australia’s top up and coming DJ talents but as Galleon explains, it is his passion for music and ability to share this passionate energy with heaving dance-floors that is his real strength. As he explains it, “music is a therapy and healer through good and bad times and is a great tool in bringing people together.” So, through this musical expression, Galleon manages to touch people on a deeper level whilst communicating his universal message of happiness, acceptance, togetherness and love, all whilst having a good time doing it.