DJ Goanna AKA Sam Mullany is a proud man of Wiradjuri land, the goanna is widely acknowledged as a totem of this land. DJ GOANNA was born in the belief of an artistic expression as a platform to promote culture and connection.
As a selector his creative identity is shaped by concepts of eco-spirituality, indigenous soundscapes and west-african rhythms. His experiences of rural isolation mould a cultural expression of the land and it’s story. Goanna broadcasts this imagery by basking in the desolate and decaying sounds of industrial and ambient soundscapes.
Arriving in Sydney in 2018 Sam co-founded SHED: collective as an expression and platform for his creativity, which continues to curate some of Sydney’s most varied and inspiring dance nights. SHED: was formed to cross the paths of individuals who may not be in the same lane throwing punters into unfamiliar yet comfortable context.
DJ GOANNA is a regular guest programmer on Koori Radio’s Puha and Porkbones. Presenting his regular segment Eveleigh Street on the loud and proud Maori show. Sam connects with his Kiwi heritage whilst continuing conversation about his home on Eveleigh Street, it’s history as one of the first urban native title deeds, the block.