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MV018 Cara Murphy


Cara has become a staple in Melbourne's dynamic House Music scene, having immersed herself in its pulsating beats for over 15 years. Her journey began in the vibey corners of local spots like Q Bar, 161, and Saratoga, where she first fell head over heels for Classic House. Not one to stay in her comfort zone, Cara soon found herself at events like Sunny, where her musical horizons broadened, sparking a passion for Progressive/Melodic House and Techno.

The lockdown of 2021 rekindled Cara's interest in DJing, a craft she had toyed with back in the early 2000s. She burst back onto the scene in May 2021, playing her first club gig since her hiatus. Since then, she's been a whirlwind of activity, quickly becoming a regular fixture in the buzzing Chapel Street circuit. Her talent has secured her weekly residencies at some of the area's most esteemed clubs, such as Onesixone (on Thursdays and Saturdays), Pawn & Co, and The Social.

Cara's career has been studded with impressive milestones:

  • She's had the thrill of supporting renowned artists like Anthony Pappa, Low Steppa, MANDY, Lo'99, Luuk Van Dijk, Monkey Safari, and Angelo Ferreri.
  • Her talents shone brightly at DiscoBOX, where she played for both the Defected and Glitterbox 2022 AU tours.
  • In 2023, she represented Australian talent on the global stage at the Amsterdam Dance Event, dazzling the crowd with her signature mixes.
  • A testament to her popularity and skill, Cara was voted as the Best DJ in Music Victoria's public vote in 2023.

Cara's journey reflects not just her personal growth but also the evolving landscape of Melbourne's contemporary music scene.


Maori, Adam Ten - Spring Girl (Extended Mix)
Silversix* - Bassgirl (Original Mix)
Gorge, Markus Homm - Bad Guy (Extended Mix)
Mike Rish* - Shoreditch Funk (Original Mix)
Retza* - Hover (HOOPS* Remix)
Tom Evans*, Tim Light* - About A Place (Original Mix)
Freiboitar - You Gotta Hear That (Extended Mix)
Sunshine* - Glory (Extended Mix)
Dale Howard - I Feel Like (Original Mix)
Ron Carroll - Walking Down The Street (Holmes John* Remix)
Tom Evans*, Monochrome*, Bruno Blanc* - Play It Twice (Dilby Extended Remix)
Swoop* - The Rambler (Holmes John* Remix)
Yolanda Be Cool - Hip Trumpets feat. KVISION (Extended Mix)
Odd Mob - Give You (Extended Mix)
Stacie Fields - Back In (Original Mix)
Butch, Toman - No Worries (Toman, Remix)
Luke Alessi*, Jordan Brando* - Affogato (Extended Mix)
ColorJaxx - Sing The Sound (Original Mix)
Tim Light* - Here Comes The Music (Rory Marshall* Remix)
Needs No Sleep*, Mason Flint* - Supersonic feat. Eddy
De Saint - Big Mama Crystal (Market Memories* Remix)
MV010 Retza
MV010 Retza Hailing from Melbourne, Retza is a Producer and DJ focusing on various forms of house and techno. Retza’s passion for music and love of creating has lead to multiple original releases and remixes through the years, most recently on Yokoo’s imprint Satya.
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MV006 Kasey Taylor
MV006 Kasey Taylor One of the most loved names on the Australian dance music scene, Kasey Taylor made his mark in his hometown of Melbourne before John Digweed scouted him in the mid-nineties to play at his infamous Bedrock night in London. That was the catalyst for Taylor to take his sound to a global audience, leading to international exposure and a permanent move to Europe to satiate the demands of his worldwide bookings.
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MV021 Brothers
Listen to this special NAIDOC Week mix from Brothers. Listen to MV021 on the Music Victoria website, Soundcloud and all good podcast providers.
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MV003 Acid Safari
The right track at the right time, anywhere or surely anytime, that is Acid Safari. This Spanish born, Australian DJ has been one of the not so well kept secrets in the world renowned Melbourne scene for many years.
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MV019 Dirty Versachi
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MV012 Sweat Dreams
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MV004 Kodiak Kid
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MV011 Ranjit Nijjer
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MV008 Aroha
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