This event was featured in our 2012 program.

The Cactus Channel

The Cactus Channel (Melbourne)

​Raw, loose and nasty funk recorded straight to analogue tape. It’s just like the old days, but so new it’s sporting a badass teenage moustache.

The Cactus Channel are a ten piece funk orchestra straight out of Princes Hill High School in inner city Melbourne. With an average age of eighteen, these kids are burning down original funk breaks and breaking down funk originals with a musical maturity way beyond their years. Featuring an update on the Porgy Jones classic “The Dap,” and their own “Pepper Snake,” The Cactus Channel released their debut single through HopeStreet Recordings via digital download and on 7” vinyl in 2011.