The funeral for much-loved scene DJ David Hiscock will be held in Melbourne on Monday.

The service will be held at Xavier College, Bakers Rd, Kew, in Melbourne’s east from 1.30pm.

For those people unable to attend, there will be a second memorial this Friday night at the Midnight Shift.

Hiscock died at his home on Saturday after having a heart attack, aged 58 years.

He started his life as a DJ in 1971 at Melbourne’s Dover Hotel in Carlton before moving to Sydney in 1981 where he took up a job at Disco City Records, one of the first stores in the country to stock the latest dance music and a place he once referred to as the most important record store open in Sydney at the time.

It was there he started to develop his notoriously extensive knowledge of music. Always well ahead of any emerging trends, he came to be a taste-maker on the Sydney scene, sharing his latest and greatest disco and pop finds with devoted fans of his regular sets at the Newtown Hotel and the Midnight Shift -” and then his annual performances at the Mardi Gras party.

Those performances earned him two awards, including a DIVA in 1995 and a Caps Award in 1989.

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