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manchild
Presented by DJ Manchild
next on air Friday, 24 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Breakdown is about everything funk. It starts with James Brown and takes us on a journey from there - from dusty 70's soul 45's to heavy Nigerian afro-funk; from fiery Colombian salsa to the bounce of old-school hip-hop; from the deep disco 12"s of underground NYC to the colour and fun of Bollywood funk...
It can all be found right here on PBS every Friday 3-5PM with DJ Manchild.

email: djmanchild@gmail.com

blog: thegentlemenofleisure.blogspot.com

net: thepublicopinion.net

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DJ Manchild Biography

DJ Manchild has been playing his funk, soul, latin, african, hip-hop, disco and beats to the dancefloors of Melbourne and beyond since early 2001. He has DJ'ed and dug for records in places as far flung as Mumbai, Lagos and Tokyo, bringing back booty for his PBS radio show The Breakdown which has been running for 7 years on Friday afternoons.

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 recorded, produced, mixed and independently released) was nominated for an ARIA in 2010.

He has supported the likes of Marva Whitney, Quantic, Nas, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Eddie Bo, The Bamboos, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Pharoah Monch, Roy Ayers, Prince Paul, Mos Def, Norman Jay MBE, Eddie Floyd, DJ Rob Swift, Ghostface Killah, The Jungle Brothers, MF Doom, Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Dead Prez, The Black Keys, DJ Roc Raida, Betty Harris, DJ Z-Trip, Aloe Blacc, Loop Troop, DJ Dexter, Cookin' On Three Burners, Ohmega Watts & Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop.

He has also played onstage with The Beatnuts, Jeru Tha Damaja, Nfa, DJ Z-Trip, Aloe Blacc and Femi Kuti (at The Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria).

Recent episodes

Friday 17 November 2017

The Breakdown for Friday, 17 November 2017 Program Audio Story

Friday 10 November 2017

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Friday 3 November 2017

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Friday 27 October 2017

The Breakdown for Friday, 27 October 2017 Program Audio Story

Friday 20 October 2017

The Breakdown for Friday, 20 October 2017 Program Audio Story

Friday 13 October 2017

The Breakdown for Friday, 13 October 2017 Program Audio Story
Afrofunk, soul and BigRig Playlist

Friday 6 October 2017

The Breakdown for Friday, 6 October 2017 Program Audio Story
Some funk, modern soul, RIP Charles Bradley and a visit from Umut Playlist

Friday 29 September 2017

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Friday 22 September 2017

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Friday 15 September 2017

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Friday 8 September 2017

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Friday 1 September 2017

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Friday 25 August 2017

The Breakdown for Friday, 25 August 2017 Program Audio Story
slow jams, disco, jazz dance, haitian, afrobeat, more disco Playlist

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