News 21 March 2022

ARIA DJ Of The Week: Chusap

Meet the Brisbane producer.

ARIA DJ Of The Week: Chusap

Each week, ARIA highlights one of the DJs that contributes to the Top 50 Club Tracks Chart.

With his unique blend of house music, Brisbane local Chusap has attracted attention from a string of labels such as Spinnin’ Records, Nervous Records and Ministry of Sound Australia. He’s scored multiple Top Tens on the ARIA Club Chart, including a #3 with ‘Rave To The Grave’.

Chusap has landed collaborations with the likes of Kryder, Tommie Sunshine and Dave Winnel.

He’s showcased his productions as some huge clubs including Ministry Of Sound Sydney, Marco Polo and the Oceania Electronica Amsterdam Dance Event. Chusap holds residencies across Brisbane, playing every week across town.

1. Tell us about your style of music...

All things house, nu-disco and techno.

2. What makes a set by you unique?

I love to blend all genres of house and techno into one set inspired by Kryder and Judge Jules to keep the set more energetic rather than a flat set playing one genre.

3. What's your guaranteed floor-filler?

Dave Winnel’s ‘Smoke Machine’.

4. You have to step away from the booth for a break, what's your go-to long song?

Rüfüs Du Sol’s ‘Innerbloom (Sasha Remix), it's nice and long for a bathroom break.

5. What would be your ultimate music collaboration?

Diplo. He has been supporting my records over the past four years on a regular basis in his sets and radio shows all over the world.

6. What is the most rewarding part of being a DJ?

The reward is in having my hobby turn into a full-time job, while getting most of the week off to focus on my music production. I also get to make people happy by sharing my music across the entire world.

7. Can you share any tips for people who want to become a DJ?

If you really love it, go for it! Never give up, be real to people, support and respect others in the industry if you want to last. Lastly, don't be late to your set!

Click here to apply to become an ARIA Club Chart contributor.