Mondo Loco: An Adventure More Than Your Imagination

July 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

“I much prefer and enjoy watching people creating their own dance moves to music which is obscure and challenging, jumping around to Synth crazy Dabke, spinning around like mad to Turkish free-jazz or even just simply standing still listening to middle eastern surf rock and just appreciating how diverse and beautiful music is. Without genre, without borders.”

Mondo Loco is all over flavour, nothing you have ever experienced in a normal nightclub gig. Unique & obscure are the sounds that travel from around the world to right in front of the decks that you see before you.

You can’t categorize Mondo Loco to one sound, listening and experiencing a set is like traveling through sound across the globe and into outer space. Very cultural is the sound & background.

“Just by being alive we all play a part in changing the world one way or another, whether or not what we do is for the good of the world; that should be questioned.”
Mondo Loco is also a very interesting person to have a conversation with. Passionate about his culture, and the music from around the world at different points of time. If you get the chance to visit him down at the store that he & Lucille have, Cobra Culture (138 Lygon St, East Brunswick), you can see him action with the turn tables spinning and him singing with a great heart as Lucille (fashion boss) spins around. And, FYI, dancing is much encouraged at the store and Mondo Loco gigs.

This is Mondo Loco with his unique and adventurous story;

Is Mondo Loco more than just a sound?
Yes, Mondo Loco is more than just a sound. When I first started to DJ I realized the biggest problem with the club scene was that everything is so categorized and genre specific, I wouldn’t get a gig playing a funk night for example because my idea of Funk differs from the mainstream. I much prefer and enjoy watching people creating their own dance moves to music which is obscure and challenging, jumping around to Synth crazy Dabke, spinning around like mad to Turkish free-jazz or even just simply standing still listening to middle eastern surf rock and just appreciating how diverse and beautiful music is. Without genre, without borders.

What are the future visions for Mondo Loco?
The future is a mysterious place, however on my way there I will continue to apply my ideas into my record store so I can share with Melbourne all the amazing global sound waves that I love. I would like to start doing more visual sets again with projections, freeform dancers and live instruments. I also have a vision to start my own record label in the near future.  As a vinyl collector I guess the same rules apply for the future as it has for the past, to continue to dig for the most obscure and craziest sounds.

If Mondo Loco could change the world how would he do it?
That’s a deep question. Just by being alive we all play a part in changing the world one way or another, whether or not what we do is for the good of the world; that should be questioned.

 

Lilly Pilly


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