Saturday, December 17, 2011

[GSM] USA 2011 New Years Eve Naples Florida. 1st Official USA Global Shuffle MeetUp

Welcome to [GSM] USA 2011

Ist Official USA Global Shuffle Meet-Up
New Years Eve 2011 Cambier Park Naples Florida USA


DATE: 31 December 2011
TIME: 2pm - 9pm
LOCATION: Cambier Park 698 6th Ave S
Naples, FL USA 34102

BUY TICKETS. This is a charity event with proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation


Here’s some video of the wonderful location. A big thanks to the Naples local authorities from shufflers around the world for hosting the 1st Official USA Global Shuffle MeetUp

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships 2009, 2010

For Global Shuffle 1  we worked with melbourne shuffle crew 4MR – For Mother Russia to create the first Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championship in Moscow 2009.

You’ll see a few glimpses of it at the beginning of the first clip of the sequence below. A 10 min workout mix with all contestants is the last in the sequence. See how many rounds you can go with the 2009 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Champions.

This first clip is the Invitation to the 2010 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championship.


This is the Warm Up party at Raveland


This is a quick clip of the 2010 Championships with the 2010 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships Winner !


Here’s some raw footage with live sound to give you an idea of how the championship rounds are conducted. There is an MC on the dance floor and DJ’s will call out dance routine changes to test the shufflers reflexes


Here’s the extended mix from the 2009 Russian Shuffle Championships. See how many rounds you can go with the 2009 Champions


Here’s how 4MR and the 2009 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships appear in Global Shuffle 1 released 2010.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

For Norway: Freedom and Love [GSM]2011 Drammen 6.08.2011

We have been in discussion with our shuffle friends in Norway about whether it is appropriate to have a meetup so soon after the killing tragedy.

Norwegians are the creators of the Nobel Peace Prize and survived Nazi occupation and burnt earth policy trying to erase any trace of Sami people from the planet in WW2. The Nazi’s failed, the Norwegians survived and continue to show the world how to respond to aggressors with a vigil of flowers.

The rest of the world can learn a lot from Norway, and needs to.

Locals have asked the meetup not only go ahead but expands. There will an afternoon all age session and an evening session which will be in a club for older shufflers.

Global Shuffle will be officially dedicating this meetup to the people of Norway for Freedom and Love.




So far about 100 locals from Drammen have confirmed they’ll attend, and we expect many more.

Our first priority is for local safety, and we may need to change plans or location on short notice. So please check with the local facebook page for the event in Drammen. Any immediate changes will appear there, then be officially confirmed in this post as an update.


Our Meet Up Sound System sponser Konnerud Lyd og Lys


Tenkte jeg skulle legge ut litt informasjon hvor mye Lyd, lys, lasere og scene Konnerud Lyd og Lys sponser Shuffle Meet Up'en i drammen.

1 x Luna 550mW color laser (lots of different colers)
2 x Venus 50mW green laser
1 x Uranus 100mW green laser
1 x Mercury 100mW red laser

2x 250W colorchanger
1 x Strobe of 1500WATT!!


4 x 18" Yorkville Sub
3 x 15" Electro Voice topp

3x American Audio VX2500
1250 W pr topp
800W pr sub!


Drammen Shuffle Meetup #1 06.08.2011

HASC Shuffle Meet Up – 28.02.2012

OSLO Shuffle Meet Up 30.06.2012

Sunday, July 24, 2011

[GSM] 2011 Drammen. Norway. 6 August 2011

Welcome to the first official GLOBAL SHUFFLE MEETUP for 2011 Season.

Please check this official thread for updates about the Drammen Global Shuffle meetup, including the location.

Sted: Drammen. Norway
Kl: 14:00 - 21-00
Dato: 6. August 2011

City: Drammen. Norway
Time:14:00 - 21:00
Date: 6. August 2011




This is what we will use on the music, and it aint a boomblaster =D

And media (Drammens Tidene) newspaper will show up for the event, had an invervju to day) =D


MSO is proud to let shufflers know Konnerud Lyd og Lys (pic above) is our official sponsor for the first [GSM] 2011 of the season in Drammen Norway. Great looking sound system mate, we really appreciate your support.

And you can hear it live in Drammen Norway 6 August 2011.

Local MSO organiser Andre Ekerholt / aka PiXy says "I made the newspaper to day =D Front page second part =D newspaper name is (Drammens Tidene)

So now more then 100.000 people know's about the meetup!!! I have also contacted the TV. Maybe it will hit the norwegian news on tv!”

A BIG Thanks to Drammens Tidene from MSO and shufflers around the globe for their great support, showing the world how it’s done :D


Konnerud Lyd og Lys Links

Tenkte jeg skulle legge ut litt informasjon hvor mye Lyd, lys, lasere og scene Konnerud Lyd og Lys sponser Shuffle Meet Up'en i drammen.

1 x Luna 550mW color laser (lots of different colers)
2 x Venus 50mW green laser
1 x Uranus 100mW green laser
1 x Mercury 100mW red laser

2x 250W colorchanger
1 x Strobe of 1500WATT!!


4 x 18" Yorkville Sub
3 x 15" Electro Voice topp

3x American Audio VX2500
1250 W pr topp
800W pr sub!



We are shocked and saddened to hear news of the bombing and massacre shootings in Oslo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and with our shuffle friends in Norway.

More details Herald Sun Melbourne:

MSO will be monitoring the situation in relation to hold the Drammen meetup 6 August 2011. It may be postponed for some time.

We will be taking direction from local authorities as to whether the meetup will go ahead. Our primary concern is for the safety of those attending.

Please check this official thread for updates.



This is a message from Global Shuffle organiser Andre in Drammen...

Hello From Norway.

I am very sad right now I have friends lost in the attack.
And I am still going to have the shuffle meetup!

Many of us are shocked after the attack Norway is a very peaceful country and nothing like this have ever happened before..

I am very thankful for your understanding, Everyone I meet is to sad about it right now 3 people from my town where killed after the attack and my BEST friend lost his sister.. it is unthinkable ...

But we are going to shuffle with passion and I will dance for freedom and expression of love.


Garry Shepherd: I've asked the guys to postpone the meetup, but I can understand the need, especially now for them to be with each other and support each other in this time of great sorrow. We'll be monitoring the situation and taking advice from local authorities as well.

More details about the tragedy from Drammens Tidene

This is the Norway Andre would like shufflers to know about in his latest shuffle vid before the tragedy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WORLD PREMIER- GLOBAL SHUFFLE. FILE-Documenta. Brazil. 19 July-21Aug 2011

MSO is proud to announce the World Premier screening season of GLOBAL SHUFFLE at FILE-documenta in Brazil


Place: SESI Art Gallery - FIESP - Ruth Cardoso Cultural Center - Av. Paulista, 1313 - Trianon-Masp subway station
Dates: July 19 to August 21, 2011
Times:  Mondays, 11 am-8 pm; Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 am-8 pm; Sundays, 10 am-7 pm
Info: (11) 3146-7405 / 3146-7406 /
Group visits: Mondays to Fridays, 10 am-1 pm, 2 pm-5 pm; schedule at 3146-7396 / with Leni
MeetUps: Daily check official meetup thread for details

FILE Documenta, in its 6th edition, presents "rare and new" documentaries, with the aim of putting into discussion different dialogues among cultural / social actions, communication, music, art and contemporary technologies.

So lets see all you Brazilian shufflers at the movie !!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

[GSM] 2011. Port Macquarie NSW Australia. 6 August 2011

Welcome to the first official Australian [GSM] 2011. Port Macquarie NSW Australia

City: Port Macquarie NSW Australia
Time: 11:00 to 15:00
Date: 6 August 2011

Lots more details including specific location here on the official [GSM] 2011 Port Macquarie thread

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

MIFF Cultural Cringe want Belgium dance film The Fairy not Melbourne Shuffle

The embarrassing decision by the MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival to reject the premier of it’s own towns dance for a Belgium dance film is the disgusting bigotry of systematic corruption and Cultural Cringe

> By the way, we quite like Belgium dance, my video art works were published in the recent Mechelen (Belgium)  City Visions Project/MuHKA (Antwerp’s Museum of Modern Art), All That Is Solid Melts Into Air – Five Reflections on Materialist Spirituality in Contemporary Art. Wonderful people to work with and an honor to be invited.

I am sure the Belgium dance film makers did not request we be bumped from the festival and I’m sure they are already fully aware of the Melbourne Shuffle since it’s already gone mainstream in Holland a few years ago. And I quite like fairy’s, they are part of my Sami and Celtic cultural heritage and I am the creator of the Cybafaeries Fine Art robots which are based on the Melbourne Shuffle girls of the 1990’s.

We call on the Victorian Arts Minister, Premier Ted Baillieu to stand up for locals instead of this groveling cowardice and weakness in actively showing pride and passion in Melbourne culture.

We ask Sydney born MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush to show some balls and stand up for local Melbourne film makers. Especially since at his 60th birthday party/MIFF launch party he brags "My (MIFF) poster idea was to graphically highlight the sex in sexagenarian."

No reflection on Geoffrey's acting ability or career, but as Patron of a film festival taking local taxpayers money and professing to be Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and most vocal champion of both emerging and established local filmmaking talent… just what are we seeing for our money and his Patronage, apart from the premier of his own movie ? It’s a fair question because it’s our money and our culture he professes to be a champion of.

Well Geoffrey, we are waiting to hear your voice, all we get is embarrassed silence.

UPDATE 6.08.2011 Seems Geoffrey’s movie wins The Age Critics award too, no surprises there. Global Shuffle was not eligible. One can question the bias of the critics seeing as they are all employed by The Age newspaper. The Age is the major media partner and sponsor of MIFF. Hardly an award based on objectivity, more like a vanity award. I don’t think the movie is actually made in Melbourne otherwise they’d be saying so – a lot, and so is not a Melbourne movie as such or even about Melbourne. The Victorian Arts Minister Ted Baillieu, has been as quiet as a mouse, scared of them I guess or star struck. Either way, Neither Geoffrey or Ted are people we can trust to champion local culture with local taxpayers money, and The Age is…well was a great Melbourne paper, but has turned into mindless pap lately.

I’m sad for the people of Melbourne suffocated by their own town’s cultural cringe, while Global Shuffle screens daily in Sao Paulo Brazil for a month at the prestigious international Arts festival FILE Documenta  and while the GLOBAL SHUFFLE meetup in Drammen Norway, for Freedom and Love is held on the same day, just 2 weeks after the brutal murders of 77 Norwegians by a sadistic Nazi who proclaimed Australia’s right wing Liberal party Prime Minister John Howard (Sydney) and deputy Peter Costello (Melbourne) as inspirations for his killings and race hate.

The same right wing party is the ruling political party of the Australian state of Victoria. The Victorian Arts Minister Premier Ted Baillieu, is it’s leader. The former Liberal leader and Victorian Arts Minister Jeff Kennett – who appears as the new Victorian Premier in Global Shuffle immediately expressing disapproval of the strip search of 463 club patrons by Victoria Police in a TV and Radio news clip 1994, speedily and publically announced his opposing views of Howard and Costello. Ted…?

We have people around the world celebrating our home towns culture, and our arts minister has nothing to say ? That’s just plain rude and discourteous from the elected public servant and official state leader.

Come on Ted, we’re not asking you to like it, but for the people of Victoria whose culture is on show to the world,

Please, at least, Show some manners !


UPDATE 7 September 2011

Now the right wing conservative Liberal Party of Australia wants a Dutch Nazi promoter to visit Australia. This is along with sterilizing the disabled.

As professed Christians, They hate Islam. Except they both ‘worship’ the same God of Abraham.

They protest way too much and fool no one.

You act like a Nazi, you are a Nazi.


UPDATE 7 September 2011

THE Liberal senator accused of supporting a self-confessed Islamophobic Dutch politician has asked a Sydney Muslim to ''publicly denounce'' fundamentalist Islam before he corresponded with him.

Arch-conservative South Australian senator Cory Bernardi has been under fire from moderates in his own party for extending an invitation to visit Australia to Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

Read more:

We call on the Senator Bernardi to denounce the Norwegian Nazi’s actions and murderous hate campaign, with the unqualified support of the Liberal Party leaders (federal Leader) Tony Abbott and (State Leader) Ted Baillieu.

UPDATE 13 September 2011


''I'd be happy to put my head on the block and argue with any historians that Melbourne was the centre of eugenics in Australia,'' he says.

Very disturbing news about the Nazi Eugenics movement in Melbourne and it’s champion the University of Melbourne, which the Uni understandably wants covered up for it’s own sake and the sake of prominent Melbourne citizens who were part of the movement. Very nasty Nazi secrets from Germaine Greer’s old school.


by Erica Cervini  Read more:

At the forefront of the eugenics movement in Melbourne was a renowned professor of anatomy, Richard Berry, who in the 1920s measured people's heads in pursuit of a theory that a small head indicated that a person had low intelligence. White, educated people were the smartest, according to Professor Berry; the poor, criminals and Aborigines the least so. He claimed Ned Kelly was a ''mental defective'' because his brain size was that of a 14-year-old.

Berry favoured the establishment of a ''lethal chamber'' to euthanise what he called ''the grosser types of our mental defectives''.

According to Dr Jones, the Eugenics Society of Victoria was ''an offspring of the University of Melbourne''. Many members of the society, which ran from 1936 to 1961, were academics at the university, including Sir John Medley, a vice-chancellor. The university's ''new'' arts building is named after him.

Berry, professor of anatomy at Melbourne between 1906 and 1929, was responsible for the construction of a new anatomy building, which now houses the university's maths and statistics department, and still bears his name.

Berry also collected Aboriginal ancestral remains, which became known as the Berry collection. In 2003, Melbourne University apologised for the ''hurt and understandable indignation felt by indigenous Australians'' after the collection - which included the bones and skulls of about 400 people, mostly Aborigines - was found locked in an anatomy department storeroom.

Dr Jones says there were other influential eugenicists who made Melbourne a focus for the movement.

''I'd be happy to put my head on the block and argue with any historians that Melbourne was the centre of eugenics in Australia,'' he says.

Read more:


Global Shuffle clip: Interviews Millie – Miljano Soekha (2009)

Global Shuffle clip : Commerce House, Tasty Raid. Jeff Kennett


Millie and Scooter (25.08.2011) Hamburg Germany. Stadium Techno Inferno. Live Broadcast.


Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships 2010. Moscow.



We invite anyone to show their disgust at this abysmal failure to represent local culture to protest at the opening night


Come join us on the red carpet for the glitz and glamour of the Opening Night of the 60th Melbourne International Film Festival, for a special screening of charming modern classic, The Fairy. With special guests such as The Hon Ted Baillieu MP and MIFF Patron Geoffrey Rush, this will be a night of cinema, celebrity and celebration.

After the film, raise a glass of bubbly at the Melbourne Town Hall, where the celebrations will kick into full gear aided by an open bar, delicious canapes and MIFF's famous music maestro Andrew McClelland.

Thursday 21 July 2011
Please arrive by 7:30pm

Dress: Black Tie

Red Carpet and Screening: Greater Union Cinemas, 131 Russell Street, Melbourne.

Official After Party: From 10pm – 1am at Melbourne Town Hall, 90–120 Swanston Street, Melbourne


…an empty seat is just as effective as a protest or an email to The Age newspaper, seeing as they’re MIFF sponsors or something.


UPDATE 11 July 2011

It seems our loathsome government is also selling out our actors as well. Distinguished Melbourne Film TV and Theatre actors vented their disgust with a sneaky law change to screw us and our culture into an early grave. This is what the Nazi’s did to my people (Sami) and a lot of others. It WILL NOT happen here !!

Acting out: Simon Whipp, Gerard Kennedy, Terry Norris, John Flaus and Terry Donovan at the Actors Equity rally.

Burke expressed a sense of betrayal that appeared to be shared by many in the room. ''I am bewildered and frankly disgusted that this initiative has come from a Labor government,'' he said.

''Several weeks ago this same Labor government enlisted the generous support of two of our most high-profile members, Michael Caton and Cate Blanchett, to help them sell their carbon tax. Right in the middle of the controversy that followed for Cate and Michael … the government declared its intention to rip up the rules with respect to imported artists and to sell Australian artists down the river.''


Reported in The Age by Karl Quinn July 11, 2011


UPDATE 19 July 2011

Good news, for Global Shuffle we have an internationally renown arts festival outside of Melbourne who is proud to present the WORLD PREMIER screening season of GLOBAL SHUFFLE.

Daily Screenings for a month from today 19 July – 21 August 2011, FREE ENTRY.

Melbourne arts and culture lovers wish to thank FILE-Documenta in Brazil for including us in their program.



DOCUMENTA -“raros e novos”

O FILE Documenta, em sua 6ª edição, oferece ao público documentários "raros e novos", com o objetivo de trazer à discussão vários diálogos entre as ações culturais / sociais, comunicação, música, arte e tecnologias contemporâneas.


The 12th edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival happens in São Paulo, between July 19 and August 21, 2011, at the FIESP Cultural Center - Ruth Cardoso. In the program: immersive and interactive installations, tablets, animations, games, machinimas, besides works of web art, video, documentary, music clips and sound experiments.

Thankyou FILE for leading the world into 21 century arts and culture. We are proud and honored to be in your festival.


Festival: FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) Documenta. Brazil.

Venue: FIESP Cultural Centre - Ruth Cardoso Av. Paulista. SP Brazil.

Dates: 18 Jul-21 Aug 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Indorockers fake Jakarta Global Shuffle meetup July 2011

Please be advised the Indorockers forum has posted details of a FAKE GLOBAL SHUFFLE MEETUP

MSO and Global Shuffle have nothing to do with this forum, they have not asked us for permission, they have no contract with us,  we don’t know who they are, they are trying to con shufflers in Jakarta by using our name.

We DO NOT trust these people and advise ALL shufflers to stay away from them because they are fakes.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Scooter + Millie - J'adore Hardcore - Extended Mix (The Stadium Techno Inferno)


Here’s Miljano Soekha – Millie on stage a day or so ago on my 56th birthday 25 June 2011 in Hamburg Germany with Scooter, really really nice looking gig. Well done Scooter and guys.

To all you struggling party promoters out there, this is what a ‘dance-floor’ looks like…build it and they will come. ;)

A word to our local AFL Australian Football League – get Scooter to do this at the Grand Final Opening, get the crowd on their feet. Come on it’s our own dance to go with our own game, what are you waiting for, pick up the phone !!

Come on Sam, are ya man enough to shuffle on the footy show ? Get Millie to give you some lessons !

Scooter - J'adore Hardcore - Extended Mix (The Stadium Techno Inferno)

Millie the second shuffler on the left


UPDATE 3 October 2011

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou, decided to go with his childhood hero 64 y/o Meatloaf and has been roundly condemned for it. The footy show went for a stripper and pole dance rountine, typical boof heads.

Reports Melbourne’s Herald Sun daily newspaper.

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said Meat Loaf "gave it his best'' during his Grand Final pre-match show, amid criticism of the US rocker's performance.
Meat Loaf, 64, failed to hit the high notes and mumbled into the microphone throughout a 12-minute medley, which included hits Bat out of Hell and I Would do Anything for Love.

His lacklustre performance and high price tag, in excess of $500,000, has been widely criticised.

Mr Demetriou told Triple M radio the pre-match entertainment was disappointing.

Well Mr Demetriou, if you’d gone for the MELBOURNE SHUFFLE like Scooter did in Germany in an MCG sized stadium, we’re sure the response would of been totally different and positive. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Scooter and Millie at THE STADIUM TECHNO INTERNO -- 25.06.2011 Imtech Arena, Hamburg

If you are in Hamburg check out Scooter and our own pro member Millie (Miljano Soekha) as he appears again with Scooter.

Millie's going to be posting vids and pics of the event so keep checking back for them.

Here's the promo vid.
Scooter and Millie at THE STADIUM TECHNO INTERNO -- 25.06.2011 Imtech Arena, Hamburg

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bronx International Film Festival 2011


Global Shuffle has been submitted to the Bronx International Film Festival. We are still waiting for word from the festival, not only about Global Shuffle but the whole festival.

The festival said we'd be advised on 1 june 2011, and the festival starts on 16 June 2011. But so far there has been no word and the site has not been updated since last year and no facebook updates for months.
Please check their site for more info.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Google stuff up

Google can’t get it’s comments system working for blogger, it’s been going on for months. Even as owner of the blog, I cannot make return comments. So please comment in our forum

Friday, May 27, 2011

Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF Cultural Cringe – Film Vic investigated - Widespread corruption Vic Arts

Well this is more than disappointing it’s bastardry. The Melbourne International Film Festival has refused to accept Global Shuffle, the documentary story of 20 years of Melbourne Culture as it has spread throughout the world in it’s festival this year.

Why ? They prefer hiphop and music from America rather than their own culture.

We call this the Cultural Cringe in Australia a feeling of repulsion some people have to their own culture because of deep seated feelings of inferiority in themselves. Overseas culture or the homeland is always better, Melbourne culture is nothing.

Of course local artists completely disagree and so do most of the world including 45 million or so, so far, who have watched the Melbourne Shuffle single by LMFAO the past few months in America (Update: and now Number 1 on charts around the world). So it appears MIFF is really out of touch not only with today’s audience and local culture, but also the USA and the other 100+ plus countries around the world who love the Melbourne Shuffle. See the international Shufflers who read this blog - live stats

This despite MIFF’s grand claims to champion local films ( and taking our $75 entry fee) in it’s

About MIFF

is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and most vocal champion of both emerging and established local filmmaking talent.


It’s just plain pathetic and NO, they are not the ‘most vocal champion of both emerging and established talent’, instead they cringe in favor of other countries product and do not represent local artists and culture. They shun them.

I will boycott the MIFF out of disgust to this decision, and suggest you do the same if you want to.

Please feel free to express your anger direct to MIFF for neglecting local culture for local audiences in this, the 60th Melbourne International Film Festival where we don’t rate a mention.


We’ve just made these public. This is what the Melbourne International Film Festival does not want to show you. WARNING: Racial issues and explicit language. May offend some viewers



UPDATE 28 May 2011

We have decided to formally withdraw our endorsement of the Melbourne International Film Festival for Global Shuffle.

Global Shuffle does not get any screening fee or any share of the box office money, the Melbourne International Film Festival keeps all of it, with nothing going to the film makers or shufflers in the movie.

The movie is entirely self funded by Garry Shepherd. - I’ve never had any government cultural funding I gave up after 10 years of rejections by our local state and federal governments. Unless it’s football or ballet, they think local culture is undeserving of our own local taxpayers money or inclusion in any official recognition in publications, ceremonies public events etc. We don’t exist in their world, we embarrass them because we’re not like Europe or America. In fact it’s they who insult us with their parochial insecurities and demeaning treatment. Only when locals receive acknowledgment and praise from Europe or America will our feeble governments publicly accept us of being of worth. Then we are paraded around to sell their new taxes and re-election ploys, or miss out on any promised film investment… A plague on their groveling cowardice.

So there is little incentive for film makers to be involved even if there was a change of heart. It’s pretty shabby treatment. All we get if included is a bit of publicity tucked away in a last minute dead zone programming schedule when everyones at work or school. There’s no pride in that, just insulting tokenism. [ Update: Nope, we didn’t even get a token gesture, that’s the low and typical treatment we artists get in Melbourne ]

We will now be looking to an arts or fashion festival in Melbourne to be involved in, and hold a meetup with the new Australian Melbourne Shuffle Championship which will be filmed for GS2 – due for release in 2013. All appearing shufflers and artists get a share of the box office.

We wanted to hold a meetup before and after the screening so shufflers could meet each other and try out all the new steps they’ve learned in the movie, and conduct the first ever Australian Melbourne Shuffle Championship. We contacted MIFF in october 2010 hoping to arrange this but there has been no interest and no contact regarding it.

Please check the forum for details of the new events



Here’s an example of our corrupt film funding system in Victoria as reported today by Melbourne’s Herald Sun The film makers get maybe $2000 (– yes to make an entire movie, shows you how serious they aren’t) but the film bureaucrats consumed $30,000 in booze and food in 3 hours just a few weeks ago, and spent more than my entire movie budget on a tribute dvd to the woman throwing the party. Apparently this was a secret drunken binge on our money, which a quite rightfully disgusted insider tipped off the press about. That’s film makers money from taxpayers, which taxpayers have been led to believe was funding our culture, not a private ego stroking party.

Herald Sun Editorial

This is how artists are treated in this town, don’t be fooled by the glossy PR, the reality is very different and shameful.


Herald Sun

BUREAUCRATS boozed and scoffed their way through a $45,000 taxpayer-financed Film Victoria farewell party described by a State Government minister as an "outrageous and sinful waste of money".

The farewell for Film Victoria chief executive Sandra Sdraulig has resulted in the future of the government body being called into question in a review.

Despite offering grants of only $2000 to many Australian film producers, the bureaucrats and their friends ate and drank their way through almost $30,000 worth of food and booze in only three hours on March 22 while patting Ms Sdraulig on the back for her nine years in charge.

They spent $10,601.81 making a DVD tribute to Ms Sdraulig and more than $1000 on having photos taken for the gala cocktail party at the GPO.


Update 9.50 AM 1 June 2011


Things are hotting up the Minister has cancelled all events – and drinks until these grubby deeds are investigated.

their (Film Victoria) core business is to support film and they've been more generous to themselves in their own entertainment than they have been to supporting many, many film productions….” Victorian State Minister Louise Asher"

Full story Herald Sun

After learning of the farewell on Friday through an opposition Freedom of Information request, Tourism and Major Events Minister Louise Asher launched an investigation into whether Film Victoria was fulfilling its obligations to support the film industry.

"It's an outrageous and sinful waste of money," Ms Asher said.
"I will undertake a review of Film Victoria to assess whether they are delivering their core business effectively because, on the face of it, their core business is to support film and they've been more generous to themselves in their own entertainment than they have been to supporting many, many film productions."

Invitations to the party were sent out to 280 people, including former premiers Steve Bracks and John Brumby, Oscar-winning animation director Adam Elliot and actors including Nick Giannopoulos and William McInnes - but not current Premier and Arts Minister Ted Baillieu or other Coalition MPs.

Ms Asher has written to Film Victoria's acting head Jenni Tosi demanding all scheduled entertainment, dinners and future events be cancelled and ordering records of all board expenses for the past two years.
The Government is demanding Film Victoria set up an accountability structure and is still waiting for an explanation from its board.

A Film Victoria spokeswoman yesterday referred Herald Sun inquiries to the minister, saying the organisation was not allowed to comment.

The Herald Sun was unable to contact Ms Sdraulig.


UPDATE 16 June 2011

Wow this corruption just gets worse, no wonder there’s no money for arts funding, these corrupt government pigs with their noses in the trough waste it all before it goes anywhere. Arts Victoria director Penny Hutchinson comes in for a damning report of corruption and cover up with widespread graft inside Arts Victoria. "She has also been willing to lie to my office and to Arts Victoria to conceal her conduct." Ombudsman investigation - Tonergate.


Reported in Melbourne’s The Age today.

The Ombudsman's probe into the purchase of cartridges also uncovered a widespread culture of graft inside Arts Victoria, where staff frequently accepted - and did not declare - complimentary opera, theatre and ballet tickets. In a damning assessment, Mr Brouwer said Arts Victoria director Penny Hutchinson's justification that the gifts related to staff members' professional roles was "naive" given many of the providers of the benefits survived on the basis of grants offered by the state government.

Mr Brouwer also slammed Ms Hutchinson for being reluctant to come to grips with a lack of management and auditing that had "allowed the corrupt conduct to go undetected".

In a series of findings, the report provided details of how tens of thousands of dollars of public money had been wasted buying non-genuine printer cartridges at wildly inflated prices in exchange for iPhones, MP3 players, an LCD television set and thousands of dollars in gift vouchers.

The report also details how public servants doctored invoices and destroyed records to cover their tracks.

The worst abuses occurred at Arts Victoria, where a project officer received gifts worth $8000 for ordering printer toner cartridges through the Melbourne-based company at a cost of up to $369 each. The government-authorised seller was offering the same item for $99.

The Ombudsman estimated that the same woman also bought enough black toner cartridges to supply the department for 40 years. Toner cartridges expire after two years.

Read more:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

4MR Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championship 2010 TRAILER

Here’s the 4MR. For Mother Russia Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championship 2010, with the fully pumped DJ Viktor Strogonov behind the turntables.

4MR feature in the Global Shuffle 1 movie.


Global Shuffle 2 – GS2, is now organizing the American Melbourne Shuffle Championship, if you would like to compete or be involved in organizing a state round, please get in touch on the MSO Forum link below

Saturday, March 12, 2011

LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem ft. Lauren Bennett, GoonRock

Imagine waking up and finding the whole world shuffling, hehe, these guys did. Not bad shuffling either for beginners.



And if you enjoyed that, you may enjoy the original NAM Rockfathers of the Melbourne Shuffle.

No offence intended to LMFAO, but people think your style is crap, it’s not, it’s just done by noobs. In Shuffling we don’t condemn the learners for trying, we teach them how it’s done properly.

The combination of Rap Rock and Shuffle was first done in Australia by NAM in 1993. Compared to the typical hiphop culture of rap and prerecorded hiphop records and hiphop dance which does virtually nothing with their feet, NAM was ALL live all the time and shuffled.

The front man BC (Cam) was a very well know and famous dancer in Australia. He started dance as a young child, held 2 Australian ballroom dancing titles, trained in classical ballet for 7 years and performed with the Sydney Dance Company for one and a half years and toured with major Australian party rock band Boom Crash Opera for years, appeared in national TV specials with them, then left to form NAM with Adrian (Guitarist).

NAM opened my TV show TOE-Theory Of Everything, most of Melbourne music industry was at their performance at the venue ( Wall Street Bar) Swanston Street Melbourne and at the Melbourne pub rock institution the Espy Hotel 800+ people that same year and the Espy performance 1994 is included in Global Shuffle 1 (see clip below). TOE aired from 1994-1998 nationally in Australia on free-to-air and pay-tv.

NAM were such a hit they released a single which became the standard and first track to found the Australian rap genre scene, using an Australian accent. They toured the country for years and inspired a generation of Australian rappers still active today.

Today they still inspire shufflers around the world, LMFAO included. LMFAO for all their talent, experience in the industry and that of their management, have never credited NAM or any other shufflers, or even mentioned the name of the City that the Shuffle which they love so much, was created in, Melbourne. = Melbourne Shuffle.

Here’s how by the masters in 1994


Then check out Millie (Miljano Soekha) who stars in the Dutch 2008 hit Melbourne Shuffle by the Melbourne Shufflers. It was the worlds first ever commercial shuffle music track to go mainstream, was the first track from new label Cloud9 Dance in the Netherlands and got most of Europe shuffling years before LMFAO had even heard of it – it’s been reported they only heard about shuffling in October 2010, a month or so after the Global Shuffle 1 trailer came out.


Here’s Millie with German dance greats Scooter at the Stadium Techno Inferno, Hamburg Germany on my birthday 25 June 2011. The track is J’adore Hardcore and is played real LIVE and with perfection.


This is the Global Shuffle 1 trailer posted on youtube 29 August 2010, and is a tutorial for arm moves which had not appeared in new shuffling from 2006+ because they’d been forgotten for about 10 years

Welcome to the first official release of any sort of footage from Global Shuffle ! Yay.

It's been 20 years in the making and first up is, arms !
Arm movements have been lost during the commercial era 1997-2003. No surprise why, they take up too much room on the dance floor. You can squeeze more people into a venue if you use the dance floor for crowding instead = $$$.

So they haven't featured in most new shuffler vids on Youtube because they were sadly long forgotten in the shuffle scene when Youtube hit in 2006.

So to help change that here we are with enough arm moves to keep you busy for months as you discover the top half of your body.

If you've got arms, use them. Even if it's just to accent a hardstyle sequence.

You have far greater movement possibilities including your arms. Much of the rigid arm style in shuffling has been inherited from strict Irish dance.

The arm rigidity is a display of high trained discipline, like a military parade move. It's actually an arm technique rather than just doing nothing, it takes a lot of effort to maintain rigidity when the rest of your body is stomping around all over the place.

But first a warning. Use your arms with lots of space, those walls can suddenly creep up on you, and broken wrists are never pretty.


GLOBAL SHUFFLE is the feature documentary movie released October 2010 that has 20 years of shuffle moves from the start in our underground TV studio which we broadcast our Shuffle parties live to air on our own TV channel 1992. To the first ever RUSSIAN MELBOURNE SHUFFLE CHAMPIONSHIPS by 4MR - For Mother Russia, in Moscow 2009 which we created for GS1.

Check out what the Russians were doing years before the Americans - yes I know it's a bit embarrassing for some Americans, but most just want the championship to come to their USA town !! Which we plan to do Hehe.

Here's the 2010 Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championship invite featuring 4MR dj's Viktor Strogonov, Proteus and the lovely Electra.



Here's the 2010 Warm up Party at Raveland

Here's the 2010 championship highlights 2010 Champion.

Here's some raw footage of the 2009 Championship showing how you not only have to dance, but respond to commands without missing a beat.

2009 Raw footage

Here's the 2009 Championships which were done for Global Shuffle 1 with a hardstyle workout mix. See how many rounds you can go.

The event is held at H77 - Hardline 77, which is an old Russian cold war aircraft hanger number 77, those red banners are NOT nazi’s. The Nazi’s stole the graphic style from the Russians, just as they stole and polluted the Swastika from the Hindu’s and stole artwork and cultures from everywhere and polluted them with hate. Literally, the word svastika is a statement of affirmation, "It is!" "Life is good!" "There is value" "There is meaning!"

> The NAZI propaganda machine still fools people today in thinking it’s a nazi sign, as the Herald Sun newspaper reports in Melbourne today 3 February 2012.

Part of shuffle culture is reclaiming OUR stolen cultures from Nazi bastards, and turning the global war machines into art and parties, a much better use than killing people we shufflers think.

And this is how the Russian Melbourne Shuffle Championships and 4MR appear in Global Shuffle 1, 2010




So LMFAO didn’t invent or create the Melbourne Shuffle, not by a long shot. No question they had a hit in the USA, but only after it had been a hit in most other places around the world years before – which is probably why their music execs decided to jump on the shuffle bandwagon. So they weren’t even the first at that.

You’ll also notice the fluro/UV fashion on black tops etc, and the art on the pants legs, the shuffle pants we call PHATS btw  The bright colors where actually not meant for daytime use, but at night at underground parties where we had UV lights everywhere so the colors glowed. While you can wear tight pants, skinny leg jeans, baggy ones are more comfortable for shuffling. The tight pants rub on your legs a bit much.

So thanks LMFAO for doing our dance, we don’t mind you jumping on the bandwagon you’re welcome, but you’ll do yourself a favor by manning up and publically admitting it’s the MELBOURNE SHUFFLE,

Come on LMFAO, be big boys, show the world you’ve got the guts to be real Melbourne Shufflers and decent human beings. Show some respect.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Global Shuffle: At the Movies


Documentary Feature Global Shuffle will be screening at selected film festivals around the world in 2011/2012, as part of the GLOBAL SHUFFLE TOUR.


We want to give shufflers everywhere the chance to experience the Global Shuffle movie on the big screen, with a bunch of other shufflers from your town.

If you have a film festival somewhere near-by, even if it's a road trip away please let us know about it, and we'll submit the movie for the film festival.

If you don't know of any film festivals near-by, let us know your town so we can hunt down one for you.


We will be organizing free meet-ups before and after screenings at the film festivals where possible - usually they only screen a movie 2-3 times max per festival, after the premier screening has sold out.

These meet-ups will be a great way to meet other shufflers from your area. We hope the film festivals can help out with some suitable shuffling area near the cinema, and even get some media attention for the local news etc.

A typical meet-up starts about 90 minutes before the scheduled cinema screening time.

Typical Meet-Up Structure

SHUFFLE and CHAT: 1 hour
BREAK prepare for movie (buy munchees etc) 30 mins
MOVIE Global Shuffle Documentary Feature 80 mins
SHUFFLE and CHAT: 2 hours

So please let us know if you'd like to have an official GLOBAL SHUFFLE meet-up in your town here.


The dvd is not scheduled for release yet, but will be able to buy, download or rent the dvd and soundtrack online thru Amazon.

Check for updates  at Global Shuffle//IMDb


We'll keep adding film festivals to the list, in the order they occur during the year.

Some film festivals only accept Premiers (first screening) for that country or region in their festivals. So they get first screening. Then we can screen at other festivals who don't have the Premier requirement. Many of those will be in 2012.

Please remember this is only the submit stage to the film festivals. We'll be very sure to let you know the screening dates if we are selected. Submit deadlines are usually 3-4 months before the festival dates. Acceptance Notification to the festivals is usually 6-8 weeks before the festival dates.



FILE - Electronic Language International Festival São Paulo, Brazil  July 18 to August 28

KahBang Film Festival. Bangor Maine USA August 5 - 13 2011

New Zealand Film Festivals. various towns see list below

Auckland jul
Wellington jul/aug
Christchurch jul/aug
Dunedin jul/aug
Hamilton sep
Nelson sep
Napier aug
New Plymouth aug
Palmerston North aug
Tauranga aug/sep
Greymouth oct
Levin oct
Masterton oct
Gisborne nov
Whangarei nov

Woods Hole Film Festival. Cape Cod. USA july/august

Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival. Atlanta GA USA august

New York City International Film Festival. NY USA august

Albuquerque Film Festival Albuquerque. NM USA august

Kahbang Film Festival Bangor, Maine USA august

Festival de Gramado - Cinema Brasileiro e Latino. Gramado, Brazil august

Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF). Newport Rhode Island USA august

Feel Good Film Festival.  Egyptian Theater Hollywood CA USA august

Odense International Film Festival. Odense, Denmark  august

Washougal International Film Festival. Washougal, WA USA august

Heart of England International Film Festival. Tenbury Wells UK august

Atlanta Underground Film Festival. Atlanta GA USA august

Commffest (Global) Community Film Festival. Toronto Canada september

Port Townsend Film Festival. Port Townsend WA USA september

Chungmuro International Film Festival. Seoul Korea september

Filmfest Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany  september

Edmonton International Film Festival. Edmonton Canada september

Cambridge Film Festival. Cambridge UK september

Indie World Film Festival. Belo Horizonte, Brazil  september

Ljubljana International Film Festival. Ljubljana, Slovenia september

International Film Festival Ireland. Clonmel County Tipperary Ireland september

Reykjavik International Film Festival. Iceland sept/october

Jacksonville Film Festival. Florida USA october

São Paulo International Film Festival. São Paulo Brazil october

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. Jihlava, Czech Republic october

Independent Experience. Owensboro. Kentucky USA october

Kansas International Film Festival. Overland Park KS. USA october

Chicago International Film Festival. USA october

Iran International Documentary Film Festival. Tehran Iran october

Tacoma Film Festival Tacoma WA USA october

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas october

Anaheim International Film Festival. Anaheim CA USA october

Hamptons International Film Festival. East Hampton NY USA october

Duke City Docfest. Albuquerque. NM USA october

Flanders International Film Festival of Ghent. Ghent, Belgium  october

Savannah Film Festival Savannah. GA USA october

SF Documentary Festival. San Francisco. USA october

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema. Kent UK october

European Film Festival. Various cities (see list below). october / december
Turku. Finland
London. England
Paris. France
Cannes. France
Athens. Greece
Stockholm. Sweden
Warsaw. Poland
Moscow. Russia
Essex. England
Budapest. Hungary
Bristol. UK
Belgrade, Serbia

Hawaii International Film Festival. Honolulu HI USA october

The Loft Film Fest. Tucson AZ USA november

International Film Festival South Africa. Dargle Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa november

International Film Festival of Bratislava. Bratislava, Slovakia  november Belo Horizonte, Brazil november

Costa Rica International Film Festival. Manuel Antonio & Montezuma, Costa Rica november

Naples International Film Festival. Florida USA november

CPH:Dox Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. Copenhagen, Denmark  november

Brisbane International Film Festival. Brisbane, Australia november

Jakarta International Film Festival. Jakarta, Indonesia  december

Bahamas International Film Festival. Nassau, Bahamas december

Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. Guangzhou, China december



Adelaide Film Festival. Adelaide Australia February

Byron Bay International Film Festival. Byron Bay Australia march

Alabama International Film Festival. Troy Alabama, USA april

Sydney Film Festival. Sydney, Australia  june

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival. Detroit MI USA june