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International DJ off the decks and on the barrels

Brent Dorrington, Diablo V and Cory Fletcher get a little crazy at Neverlands Coolangatta.
Brent Dorrington, Diablo V and Cory Fletcher get a little crazy at Neverlands Coolangatta. John Gass

THE Tweed's popular surfing beaches are definitely a drawcard for renowned international DJ Diablo V.

The UK Ministry of Sound musician has been partying with top name surfing talent around the Tweed Coast and mentoring Neverlands Bar resident DJ Cory Fletcher in the lead up to a string of shows at the Coolangatta bar.

He has also been hitting the waves with well known surfers such as Brent Dorrington and other members of the D'Bah Boardriding Club, but will have to find a moment or two to rock a set at the Roxy Pro in March.

The 'crazy mad style' DJ has offered some prize advice to DJ Cory Fletcher, who was anticipating a rowdy set alongside the top rated mix masher.

Diablo V said he was initially wary about visiting Australia, but changed his mind after meeting Brent Dorrington whilst DJing a surf party in Scotland.

"I love Australia, I'll be coming back regularly. The surf's always good. But when I first thought about it I was like 'screw that, it's only koalas and kangaroos'," he said.

"At first I literally came over just to see the (surfing) boys."

Diablo V's talented mates include chart toppers Avicii, and household name Calvin Harris.

"I wanted to see Calvin Harris at Stereosonic. And you need to DJ all over the place to keep your international presence up," he said.

"It's hard to compete with Avicii and Calvin and stuff, they've already got some records out."

"But on the day of day of Stereosonic I think I held more parties than the organiser," Diablo V laughed.

Brent Dorrington said Diablo V was teaching him to DJ and in return he was teaching the international artist to surf.

"I'm over the moon he's teaching me to DJ, it's been fun to hang out with him," he said.

Diablo V agreed it had been an excellent trade-off.

"I'm teaching 'Brenno' to DJ and he's teaching me to barrel," he said.

Cory Fletcher said he was fortunate to take some notes from Diablo V, who is resident DJ at the fourth busiest club in the world, BCM Planet Dance in Majorca.

"Our show will definitely be a crazy one, it's good to get some influence from overseas that I haven't had yet," he said.

Diablo V said that one of the highlights of his Australian trip was an out of the ordinary show at Cargo Bar, Sydney Harbour, earlier this year.

"An American tactical submarine came into the harbour as I was playing my set," he said.

"The feeling of playing to a crowd is amazing, but that was something different all together."

Diablo V will be playing his first headline show at Neverland on March 1 and will be making appearances until he jets home to Ibiza in April.

In his spare time, you'll likely find him hanging at the Mad Hui's surf shop in Coolangatta, waiting with 'Brenno' for the perfect wave.



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