The Player Haters Ball returns to the Goodgod Danceteria. This time to pay tribute to Dr Dre’s 2001 album. Joyride and his band of merry men gave these gangsta rap classics a pimped out soul reworking, while Levins, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Joyride in DJ mode threw down jam after jam to keep the dancefloor heaving till the early hours of the morning.
Weren’t there? Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! Here is a little taste of what you missed out on…
People drank, danced and were merry. We kicked off with Huwston warming up the room with an all vinyl, high energy set of afro-latin funk vibes. By 11pm he had the dancefloor in full swing, ready for Mr Who and Ichiban to take over with a Moombah-Latin-Dancehall onslaught, then Sr. Bolivar and Tropicante took the night home with the crowd hanging on to every tune till the early hours of the morning. Through out the night 101 Doll Squadron brought the carnival vibes with a couple of explosive dance performances and costume changes.
Wooooaah! Did not expect it to be that rammed. By midnight we had to stop letting people in as the party reached capacity. It was another night of Caribbean music and intense booty shaking not restricted to our Dutty Dance Off. Congratulations to Audrey for taking out the competition and winning herself a top notch cask of wine valued at $15. Totally worth it. Our selectors took us on a journey through the wide range of sounds starting with roots reggae, into new and classic dancehall with a bit of Ska, Moombahton, Latin Heat, Bashment and Soca thrown in for good measure – then ended it at 4am with some Old School Jungle.
Missed out? Would like to relive the night? Listen to Shantan’s Mix while you peruse the photos…
A night of Latin, Caribbean, and Tropical Bass vibes with not even one ‘Gasolina’ request. Mind blowing.
As Tatlers filled up and the temperature rose, it truly felt like a basement party somewhere in the tropics. With DJs Mike Who, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Sr. Bolivar & Kato playing a fusion of progressive Latin-Caribbean rhythms and Global Club jams you almost never hear in Australia, it was a little surprising how quickly it turned into a real party with vigorous hip shaking in every corner of the small Kings Cross nightspot.
Look out for the next party in April. The Pineapple Republic is awaiting your return, in the meantime you will have to be satisfied with dancing in your bedroom to the following mix by Mike Who…
Listen: Adele – Rankin In The Deep (Harvey K TEL Remix)
Listen: Quantic and His Combo Barbaro – Mi Canto A Tierra (J Boogie Remix)
Errr… Somebody give me 5 litres of water. That was just way too bigger dose of fun on a school night. This week in Sydney has been crazy artists on the Steresonic tour popping up at Sydney Clubs for some secret and not so secret sets. Both Brodinski and Geffenstein were sighted playing hip hop sets at the Flinders, while across town Major Lazer were bringing bedlam to a small nightspot. I thought our Destiny’s Child tribute was big. The line for this went all around the block. If Major Lazer playing a Bashment Party at Goodgod was meant to be a secret, it was a very poorly kept one. It was also meant to be a Reggae, Dancehall, Bashment party, but after Walshy Fire dropped Daft Punk it became something else. Too much crazy for a small hot dingy little room.
It never rains it pours. So much happening on this show. Mike Who returns after being in Chile for a year. Spit Syndicate do one of their best live performances on the show to date. We talk rugby and 4 Loko adventures with Smoke Dza, then he totally kills it on a Biggie instrumental. All of this smack bang in the middle of supporter drive.
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Shinehead – Jamaican In New York (LP Version)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Star
Sean Paul – Infiltrate
Buju Banton – Beat One
Cecile – Miss Dynamite
Missy Elliot – Get Impeccable (Heatwave Refix)
Urthboy – The Signal
Hell Razah, Talib Kweli And Viktor Vaughn – Project Jazz
Radiohead – Video Tapez (Amp Live Remix ft. Del the Funky Homosapien)
Aesop Rock – Daylight
Jean Grae – Don’t Rush Me
Dead Prez – Walk Like A Warrior (Ft Erykah and Krazie Bone)
Kendick Lamar – Maad City ft MC Eiht
SMOKE DZA INTERVIEW
Smoke Dza – 4 Loko ft ASAP Rocky
SMOKE DZA INTERVIEW AND LIVE FREEEEEE
Smoke Dza – Independence Day ft Al-Doe & Styles P
Beenie Man – Let’s Go To The Beach (DJ Theory Edit)
Popcaan – The System (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Machel Montano – Go Down (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Pipekid – Bionic Ras Riddim Freestyle (Mike Who Special)
SPIT SYNDICATE INTERVIEW
Spit Syndicate – Beauty In the Bricks
SPIT SYNDICATE LIVE FREESTYLE
Spit Syndicate – Set The Record Straight ft Fame
Kendrick Lamar Recipe ft and Dr Dre
For one night only we resurrected three hip hop greats. Using the bodies of Sydney DJ’s Bad Ezzy, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Levins as hosts, we opened up a portal to the spirit world and brought back – Left Eye, Eazy E and MCA (mad scientist version from the Intergalactic video – too soon) for EXCLUSIVE DJ sets.
Too many shots. Not enough food in stomach. Dark sunglasses in a dark club. All factors which contributed to one of the most ram shackled mixes I have ever done. Fortunately I think everyone else was too drunk to notice at our very loose Hip Hop Halloween Party.
If your memory is as hazy as mine, maybe these pictures will help you piece together this very spooky, very trashy night.
A night of tropical riddims and dancing so dirty that Patrick Swayze would blush, when Sydney reggae DJs Bassline, Dynamite Sounds, Nick Toth and Shantan Wantan Ichiban come together again for Dutty Dancing.
Nothing groundbreaking, just a really fun party. Every second month the hippest covers night is held at Goodgod Small Club: the Player Hater’s Ball. This time round with the assistance of Alphamama, we payed tribute to Destiny’s Child, and craziness ensued. Never have we seen Goodgod that packed. The line for this party went out the club and down the street. People were willing to wait up to an hour, just to get into this party, and it was well worth it. Levins, Joyride and Alphamama really killing it all night.
DESTINY’S CHILD TRIBUTE MIX…
Listen: Destiny’s Child – Jumpin Jumpin (So So Def Remix)
Listen: Destiny’s Child – Get On The Bus ft Timbaland
I kinda missed this as I was holding down the fort, Djing in the front of Goodgod Small Club, as the rest of the gang staged a take over of the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Festival. Though I heard many reports of all sorts of craziness as everybody flooded back to the club afterwards to party till 6am. Here is a little bit of photographic evidence of what went down when Nicky Da B, Egyptian Lover and Prince Zimboo brought the party to the Nun’s Scrum.
Listen: Nicky Da B – Beat Down The Block
Listen: Nicky Da B – Hot Potato Style
Listen: Diplo ft Nicky Da B – Express Yourself
Listen: Egyptian Lover – Freak-A-Holic
Listen: Prince Zimboo – Shut Off
Listen: Major Lazer ft M.I.A. & Prince Zimboo – Baby (Switch Remix)