Well sit back and let me learn you up... They are but men. Yet they are men unlike any others, oft separated by 3420kms of continent but drawn together by a love of fine musics, the lost art of moustache wearing and the majesty of expert swordsmanship. You've seen them shirtless, riding stallions in slow-motion on the beach undoubtably off to rescue some hapless, buxom environmentalists. You've heard tale of their exploits fighting hordes of invading Mongols alongside peasant villagers in the deepest Amazon. Sure they have occasion to gad about town quaffing cognac, wearing Blue Stratos cologne and indulging the fairer sex in their charm, wit and sparkling repartee but for all their futuristicness these are no robots. They are men. Men who all the while remain committed to their one true cause - being totally awesome Disc Jockeys.
Such are ways of The Gentlemen Of Leisure. They are men who stand together, alone in the sea of shit that is this interweb thingamy. They are freedom fighters. They are tireless artistes. They are the leaders of free men. They are first among equals. They are equal among firsts. They are each equal part lover and fighter. They are both Man and Beast.
They are the Gentlemen Of Leisure.
In New York he and two friends were inspired to start an large afro-beat ensemble, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, which has since played Big Day Out, WOMAD and Falls as well as sold-out shows across Australia. Their debut album 'Do Anything, Go Anywhere' (which they together recorded, produced, mixed and independently released) was nominated for an ARIA in 2010.
DJ Manchild has supported the likes of Public Enemy, De La Soul, Eddie Bo, The Bamboos, LL Cool J, Eddie Floyd, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Rob Swift, The Jungle Brothers, Marva Whitney, Quantic, Nas, Ghostface Killah, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Black Keys, DJ Roc Raida, Betty Harris, DJ Z-Trip, Aloe Blacc, DJ Dexter and Cookin' On Three Burners. In addition he has played onstage with The Beatnuts, Jeru Tha Damaja, Nfa and DJ Z-Trip.