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DJ Albo: Anthony Albanese spins the discs in Brisbane


DJ Albo plays at an ALP Fundraiser in Brisbane on December 4.

DJ Albo plays at an ALP Fundraiser in Brisbane on December 4. Photo: Robert Shakespeare





For those anywhere near the internet over the past few years, a slightly profane political meme extolling former prime minister John Howard’s DJing prowess has been hard to miss.

From the other side of politics, DJ Albo has emerged to make that meme a reality.

In his day job, DJ Albo goes by the name Anthony Albanese and currently serves as the Member for Grayndler and the shadow transport minister.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04:  DJ Albo plays a set at an ALP Fundraiser on December 4, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Shakespeare/Fairfax Media)

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 04: DJ Albo plays a set at an ALP Fundraiser on December 4, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Robert Shakespeare/Fairfax Media) Photo: Robert Shakespeare

During the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years, he was deputy prime minister.

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On Friday night, in a South Brisbane warehouse, Albanese was simply DJ Albo.

And DJ Albo’s set is, largely, a Gen-Xer’s delight.

It kicks off with Florence and the Machine’s Ship to Wreck before making a path through the 80s and 90s, from The Cure to Spiderbait, from The Jam to The Clash, from the Smithereens to Joy Division.