One of my favorite hobbies is to listen to hour long mixes during my long commutes to work, and get lost. Literally.

I was listening to superduo DJ DODGER STADIUM’s new FADER mix on my way back home, missed my stop not once, but three fucking times.

I blame it on the mix. I mean, imagine how good a mix has to be to make someone completely oblivious to his environment because of just how perfect the music is.

And to those of you who say the mix isn’t that good, and that I’m just an oblivious dick… Well, yeah, but just listen.

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- Jose Ignacio D’Alta

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L.A. Outback Didgeridoos

This old mago is a DIDGERIDOO MASTERPIECE. A beautiful instrument made of bloodwood eucalyptus with STUNNING ARTWORK by Marcus Balansi, son of renowned mago master and painter David Balansi (deceased). Marcus is a descendant of the Wugularr tribe who occupy the scrubby bushland country in and around Beswick in Australia’s western Arnhem Land region. The highly detailed artwork on this didgeridoo features a motif of bush yam, snake and freshwater fish. Quoting Guan Lim, “Marcus Blanasi has the finest hand of all the Beswick mob, his artwork is stunningly fine and his good instruments right up there with the best.” Instruments from Marcus are very hard to find these days, especially such a fine, vintage piece as this one.


Marcus is a deadly gunborrk mago craftsman, just as his father was. Combined with the incredible artwork, this mago is one of the most highly sought-after and collectable instruments we’ve ever had on offer. Circa 1998 and in fine condition with no signs of patches, plugs or cracks. And for a value comparison, two other Marcus Balansi instruments are currently selling at a gallery in Australia for over $3,000 each. We acquired this mago from a private collection and it comes with a significant back story…

In 1996, senior Beswick/Wugularr artist and “mago master” David Blanasi began painting a collection of works named “Gunwinjgu” or “Company of People”. The collection was to be kept together for future generations, but in the spring of 1998 Beswick was hit by severe flood waters. Some of the paintings were already safely in Darwin, but 50 or more were lost or destroyed. The surviving 39 paintings were crated and held in Darwin for an upcoming exhibition. In September 2001 David Blanasi went missing and his disappearance remains a mystery. A short time later, the Fred Hollows Foundation assisted the community to safely store the paintings in Darwin. The Wugularr elders decided to reclaim the collection in 2007 and permanently display them at Ghunmarn Culture Centre.

The original paintings by David Blanasi belong to the Wugularr people and their museum. They will never be sold. But this mago by Marcus Blanasi accompanied the paintings to Darwin where it was purchased by the collector that we have acquired it from. This is an exceptional instrument both in sound and looks. Crafted from termite hollowed bloodwood eucalyptus. The interior bore is very clear and open which increases volume, harmonics, and clarity of tone. Fitted with an organic beeswax mouthpiece sanitized with Didgeri-Clean (tea tree and lavender oil). The mouthpiece can easily be adjusted to fit you perfectly. Instructions included, no worries.

Soundwise: Concert Quality

This bigger-than-average mago delivers articulate vocal response and thrumming bass frequencies. An impressive sounding instrument that’s both easeful and enjoyable to play. Versatile pitch in D, not too high, not too low with perfectly balanced acoustics. The HAUNTINGLY CAVERNOUS DRONE makes it great for slow, meditative sessions of play, but it responds exceedingly well to traditional gunborrk style as well. Tonally it delivers crystalline harmonics and brilliant vocal response in the low to midrange frequencies. Growly distortion effects, crisp kookaburra calls and far off dingo howls on demand. Optimal strong-medium backpressure for its size and pitch make the circular breathing technique easeful. Three easy horn toots, the first being warm against the drone. A bewitching instrument that belongs in the quiver of any serious collector player. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1-800-519-1140 if you have any questions or would like a demo over the phone. We’re here 10 AM to 6 PM Pacific time daily.