Tour Essentials: Bang Gang

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GUS DA HOODRATJAIME DOOM, DJ DAMAGE (now known as BENI) and DANGEROUS DAN i.e. Bang Gang DJs reunited earlier this year to pay homage to the late great AJAX, and just recently to play at the Bacardi Triangle over Halloween.

Reuniting to represent Australia at this one of a kind event, the gang headed over to the Caribbean with the likes of CALVIN HARRISKENDRICK LAMAR & ELLIE GOULDING to play at this incredibly illustrious event.

These days the boys have their fingers in an assortment of other delicious pies which brings us to the question: what is it that makes them so good? Yeah sure most would say the music but perhaps the secret is what their Mums have packed in their bags.

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LASER GUN

“Perfect for killing time when you’ve missed that flight by shooting strangers at the departure gate. Also makes a wicked reggae sound effect when pumped through a mic to hype up the crowd in those more lack-lustre moments of the evening.”

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STERIMAR

“When you are feeling dusty there is nothing like going for a swim in the deep blue. It solves everything. This stuff is like taking a small can of the sea with you everywhere you go – you can close your eyes pour a bucket of cold water over your head stick this thing in your nostril and BAM – back in action.”

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HEADLAMP

“This isn’t necessarily just an essential tour item – its also an essential LIFE item. I cannot explain how many times i have used a headlamp in a nightclub, at a festival, in some bushes, in my bedroom etc.

Ever wanted to read a book on the plane but find that the overhead light is too bright and annoying ……. bam HEADLAMP.. make sure you don’t skimp when purchasing too. Get the one with red-light , and dimmer options. Also comes in flashing mode when you want to turn yourself into a human strobe.”

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SUGAR

“Just cos sugar is the best. Gives you energy. And helps you make friends.”

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VITAMINS 

“Again – I refer to feeling dusty. It’s all part of the tour life. Unless you aren’t really living the tour life (you are just a traveller in that case). Vitamins are key when you can’t find the food that will supply you with what your body needs to stay awake for another 4 days straight. Yes – Vitamins form the best foundation for building a strong party campaign.”

Words by Amie Mulhearn

SEE MORE TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDES 

SEE ALSO:

BANG GANG REUNION SETLIST
LISTEN: BENI ‘LOVE ON THE RUN’

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