Sunday Mixtape: Siobhan Poynton
This week’s Mixtape comes courtesy of The World Bar’s own weekly MUM resident Siobhan. As well as rocking the turntables at MUM and playing in various bands, Siobhan gets the fun job of booking acts for The Den (that smokey room out the back of The World Bar). This week’s mixtape features a whole bunch of new stuff that you can expect to hear at MUM over the next couple of months. Enjoy!
Hi Siobhan, how are you? Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m rad, thanks for asking, currently eating a burrito so life is grand. I work at The World Bar, running the Friday night party called MUM, as well as playing in a few bands and DJing around the place.
How do you go about booking artists weekly for MUM. What do you look for in an act?
Well I mainly focus on the bookings for The Den, the awesome club room out the back of World Bar full of smoke and lasers. Our music policy on Fridays is pretty broad, just ‘New Music’ so I’m always on the hunt for Deejays and producers who are playing and making cool new sounds. I want to book acts for music lovers.
You once referred to yourself as being like a party mum. Can you please extrapolate?
Well on Friday nights I kinda have to run the party. And it’s basically taking care of a lot of people, and keeping a watchful eye over the party to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Mainly though I just keep the Deejays hydrated on skinny vodkas.
Why should we come to MUM this Friday?
I’m really proud of the lineup this week, actually all of April is going to be sick!
I think you should come to MUM this Friday because you can start off your night with some teapots on the terrace, watch some quality bands and chow down on popcorn, then dance the rest of your night away to a mixture of some of the coolest new Aus producers and classic party jams if you feel like a sing a long moment or two. Also I’m known to buy drinks for people who bust out awesome/daggy dance moves, just sayin’.
And finally, please tell us a little bit about the tunes you have selected for us.
I always find these really tricky! But this is a mix of some of the newer stuff coming up over the next month or so, some new releases from bands who have played at MUM a bunch over the last few years and a Toto mashup, because Toto.