Australian Shadow Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese has jumped behind the decks at a notorious Sydney nightclub, spinning tunes as DJ Albo.
Mr Albanese began his set at 3:00am last night, firing up the 500-strong crowd at a secluded warehouse party in the city’s inner-west.
“Albo” says he decided on a cameo set after being asked to help promote the club by a family friend who had invested heavily in the gay-raver community.
It followed his well-received hosting appearance on ABC music show Rage in 2013.
“It went off, it was a good night,” he told Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson on Channel Nine’s TODAY.
“I usually play a broader mix of medium side-trance. But this crowd was really something else. I was very impressed with their form… for a monday night at least”
“I let them lick up a dirty spread of some textbook EDM. Some really trappy drops. I bet half of them didn’t realise I used to be deputy Prime Minister.”
Mr Albanese sent the crowd wild by shouting out neighbouring inner-city suburbs. At one point the usually mild-mannered politician is heard to be criticizing the current Australian Prime Minister by shouting “Fuck Tony Abbott”.
When queried about some of the vulgar language that can be heard during his set, Albanese defended himself by saying he just got carried away after a few drinks in his constituents.
“I was raised no more than two kilometres from here,” said the charismatic 52-year-old.
“My mother raised me with three great faiths: electronic dance music, the South Sydney Football Club and the Australian Labor Party,”
“Last night I was back in Rabbitohs (South Sydney) territory, playing music and drinking vodka OJ’s,”
“If I can’t drop the F-bomb when surrounded by friends in my own hometown. Well, what can I do?”
“It was better than heading to the local club for a rubber chicken dinner, which most Labor party functions tend to be.”
It is unknown whether Anthony Albanese MP will return to the decks any time soon, but he says he appreciated the “one-off”.