Yep you heard it here, your favourite trio of Sydney outdoorsmen have left their golf clubs at home and instead taken to the water for the second instalment of “KNEE DEEP”, this time flanked by special guest, one half of Paper Plane Project, their Perth via Sydney compadre Mase Boogie. Expect nothing but the finest Boogie, Disco and Future funk vibes in Sydney’s best kept dimly lit den, Tatler. Cheap drinks, late night crawlers and as you all know rolling distance to burgers. PLUS the girl on the bike said she’s coming to hang out and shoot lazers from behind the booth, you don’t want to miss that!
Where:Tatler, 169 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
When:10pm Till Burgers
Who:Yelo Magic (Love Bombs), Resort Styles (Love Bombs), Mike Who ( Astral People, Stolen Records)
+Special Guest Mase Boogie (Paper Plane Project)
Only 10 bones + BYO Soul Glo
Oh yeah here are some freeloads you will most probably here because were nice like that.
London based badman Murlo has been a favourite on the show for some time. With a constant output of nothing but quality originals, remixes and edits popping up all over the most hyped blogs on the internet it only seemed right to hit up Murlo for an interview and a mix. Thankfully for us and you he was down.
Ok so for anyone out there unaware of the man called Murlo, can you give us a short breakdown of what you do?
Hi, I’m Murlo. I’m a DJ / producer Based in the UK, London.
Your now based in London after originally growing up in the Midlands of England and then spending time in Brighton. How have you found the shift from being outside the bubble? and has being amongst everything in London had a positive effect on your own music and motivation to get busy?
I was DJing and occasionally making music when I was down in Brighton but the transition to London really kicked me up the arse in terms of making more music. I love it here, obviously London has an amazing legacy of music so to have that as well as an active group of producers and promoters making things happen it makes it a great place to live.
Your sound is a super refreshing approach to Dancehall, Soca and Bashment with healthy doses of uk bass vibes. What were your first introductions to Uk Bass and Caribbean music?
When I lived in Brighton I started djing at parties; playing grime, garage and uk funky. The more I got into it the more I looked back at the early roots of the genres and that’s when I started getting into dancehall, soca and SA house.
What draws you to making these kind of tunes?
I’m a big fan of melody, and the energy as well.
London is a huge city and forever been the Centre of forward thinking club music, Do you see any overlap between scenes? For example can you go out and hear Dancehall and in the same place hear Grime or Uk Garage? Or are the scenes all pretty segregated?
Yeah I mean the dances I go to usually have a range of genres in the night. I’d say the London sound encapsulates all the genres you mentioned so its kinda standard you’d hear garage with grime and dancehall with funky. You get some nights that focus on a specific genres like hip-hop but I mean even those nights I’d hear a bashment tune or two.
You recently had a remix on a release from one of our Melbourne Homies Mat Cant’s “Make Believe” ep, which was a killer remix by the way! Are you working with any other Australian producers? please tell us there are some plans to come out to Australia in the pipeline?
ah no, nothing more yet, would love to visit Australia though, never been!
In your spare time if you have any, what sort of tunes do you listen to? Any guilty pleasures?
Haha well I listen to alot of r’n'b. That aint a a guilty pleasure though, just pleasure.
Who do you consider producers to lookout for in 2013?
So many! Samename and Major Grave are producing some of my favourite grime at the moment. Also some big releases to come from Famous Eno and swing ting this year.
What’s the plans for the year ahead? Anything we should be looking out for from your end release wise?
Yeah im sitting on quite a lot of stuff at the moment, hopefully I’ll see it released this summer on various labels. Other than that im just gonna keep making tunes.
Lastly Tell us about the Mix you have sent through for us?
It’s a live 2 hour mix of whole heap of sounds that i cover, best have a listen and take it all in.
Thanks and large up for taking the time to have a chat and sending us this mix.
Some big Murlo remixes that haven’t left our crates since they first got there all FREEE.
The second Pop That was an even bigger party than the first – with Levins, Shantan and special guest Sampology all playing a mix of rap and exciting club sounds.
The crowd warmed up to Shantan’s wild cub remixes of new rap and and r&b, lost their minds to Sampology’s set which featured everything from juke, dancehall and trap, then danced as the sun rose and Levins finished the night with a mix of all things mellow.
Pop That will return later in the year with more DJs pushing an eclectic mix of club sounds. Stay tuned!
Pineapple Republic is our Bi Monthly late night Tropical Pachanga, in your favourite below sea level den, Tatler. The last one was heaving. Pineapples were caressed, people got low and selectors ran the dance with deep Latin and Caribbean heat.
Expect more of the same with your local heros Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Alongside The Colombian connection Sr. Bolivar and Tropicante, plus our special guest Huwston.
And to get it all started the night will feature dance performances from the 101 DOLL SQUADRON! SQUAADDDDD!
It’s only 5 bones all night long. BYO Pineapples and tropical attire, and palm tree installations
Tonight sees the launch of a new bi monthly party called “Knee Deep”, brought to you by 3 chums and a whole heap of special guests.
Set in the Tatler bunker just on the outskirts of the cross, with a killer sound system and a dim lit dance floor. There will be vibes, dance, and drunkeness, as local homies Yelo Magic, Resort Styles and our very own Mike Who go deep on all matter of Boogie, Disco, Future Funk, throwback house and whatever other tangents they and you want, till your feet say yes but your mind says burgers. Happy peeps, cheap drinks, and rolling distance to Oporto.
Only 5 bones before 12 and ten dollars after. Come Dance!
Also here are so free tunes that you will probably here on the night. Freeeeee. See you in the bunker.
Well… It seems that we have the scoop. The Fosters of oz hip hop (one of our biggest exports, yet rarely consumed at home) is doing her first Australian tour.
According to a comment she made to our very own Shantan Wantan Ichiban on instagram she will be appearing with Nas at Movement Festival in April.
In a short period of time Azelea Banks has become arguable Australia’s popular hip hop artists thousands of followers on social networks, signed to T.I.’s label, and now the world touring with Nas.
If the rumour is true, Azelea will be appearing alongside 2chainz, Joey Badass, Angel Haze, Chiddy Bang, Bliss N Eso, Spit Syndicate and of course Nas, who are also on the line up for Movement Festival.
April 23, Auckland, Vector Arena
April 26, Sydney, Hordern Pavilion
April 27, Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
April 28, Brisbane, Riverstage
April 30, Perth, Red Hill Auditorium
Hey remember this guy? He was on the show about a month ago and apparently he brought a camera crew.
This track is everything right about hip hop. Chilled beat, thoughtful lyrics and an MC with presence. Check the video and make sure you support homegrown talent and live music by seeing this dude when he comes to a venue near you. Remaining tour dates below. Oh and hey, if you close one eye, squint with the other and take a step back, you can see me at the 2:47 mark. Start the timer on my 15 minutes.
Dialextrix “SATELLITE” EP LAUNCH TOUR DATES:
Friday 1st March – Baroque, Katoomba
Friday 8th March – Alhambra, Brisbane
Saturday 9th March – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 16th March – Transit Bar, Canberra
A little taster for what to expect at a night of Tropical heat in the depths of small intimate space with a heaving sound system…. we bring you Pineapple Republic, the first edition to a regular ting where some of Sydney’s finest selectors delve into sounds from all around the globe. So come get sweaty, eat some pineapple, frolic amongst the blow up palm tress and meet your future lover.
It’s only 5 bones on the door and it is a fundraiser for the greatest station in the world FBi 94.5 FM.
So come down bring your one pieces and tropical attire and we will provide the vibbesssss..
So i have been well and truly off the grid as far blogging has been concerned. For anyone that doesn’t know iv’e been back home in Sydney for about 2 and a half months, after a year away on the South American continent and since coming home iv’e been kind of busy eating ice cream, catching up with fam and friends and playing some really fun shows. But for now i’m going to try and make an effort to post some goodness on the regular.
This is nothing but a few tunes that have been in my crates of late and thought worth sharing with you good people. Enjoy, Mike Who
A little teaser for the Player Haters NYE Ball at Goodgod Small Club, Milan performs a little Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar mash up. Catch her NYE performing covers of Destiny’s Child, TLC, R Kelly and a few more surprises alongside DJs Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Mike Who at Goodgod. More details right hurrrr