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Greg Magu Melhuish. (supplied)
Greg Magu Melhuish. (supplied)

A fundraiser for flood victims in the Mullumbimby and Main Arm areas planned for this Saturday will now include a tribute to popular north coast DJ Magu, who died on Monday.
Magu was part of the line-up for Saturday’s event at Kohinur Hall, and was reportedly looking forward to playing at one of his favourite stomping grounds.
Instead, his friend and fellow DJ Leoch (Leonardo Chaibun) will be playing a set in Magu’s honour, accompanied by a visual tribute to the man recognised as one of the region’s best DJs.
The Mullumbimby Community Flood Benefit Gig organiser Min Saxe said everyone involved in the event was donating their time so that 100 per cent of the proceeds raised would go to helping out flood victims.
She said the death of Magu (Greg Melhuish), was being felt widely.
‘Family, friends and the dance community in general are deeply saddened by Magu’s passing and forever grateful for his musical contributions which he has shared on the dance floor and on Soundcloud,’ she said.
‘I would often cast my eyes across the dancefloor during one of Magu’s sets and marvel at the incredible energy and joy emanating from everyone!!
‘I reckon if I could have bottled that energy and sprayed it all over the world, we’d have world peace!’
The Saturday fundraiser will begin at 2pm and will feature market stalls, a healing space, food, raffles and an art auction.
The line-up includes DJs, Pumpernickle, Crystal Digit, G-Force, Curly Simon, Abel El Toro, Leoch and Miles Jackson.
A minimum donation of $20 is expected.

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