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…
That old geezer that plays Christmas carols on the grand piano in David Jones, better watch out. Joyride is coming for your spot. He has a new mixtape covering Christmas classics. Give Bing Crosby a rest and throw this on during Christmas dinner.
Every second month, it is the R&B club night for people that don’t like R&B clubs. This time round we did a little tribute to TLC. Big ups to anyone that dressed appropriately with condoms on their clothing and boxer shorts as a beanie.
Start lining up now, and you might just get in. After a sold out Destiny’s Child tribute, the Player Haters Ball is back. With a line running from the back of Goodgod down the street full of folks desperate to get in to the last party, you would think that the real Destiny’s Child was making an appearance.
It is time again for your favourite R&B Covers night. This Saturday soul outfit Alphamama will be performing two sets. The first a R&B Hit megamix, and the second a tribute to T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli in a TLC cover set.
On the decks keeping the dancefloor heaving will be Levins, Joyride, and Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
TLC – Creep
TLC – No Scrubs
Sporty Thievz – No Pigeons
Lil’ Kim feat. Angie Martinez, Left Eye, & Missy Elliot – Lil’ Ladies
Night (Not Tonight remix)
TLC f/ Outkast – What About Your Friends (Extended Remix)
Donell Jones ft Left Eye – you know whats up
TLC – Hat 2 Da Back
TLC – Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (Left Eye’s ’3 Minutes And Counting’)
TLC – Get It Up (From the Motion Picture “Poetic Justice”)
Dru Down – Give It Up
TLC – Unpretty (Don’t Look Any Further Rap Remix)
Junior M.A.F.I.A – Get Money
TLC – Kick Your Game (Wicked Mix) ft Craig Mack and Jermaine Dupri
Keith Sweat ft Left Eye – How Do You Like It (Part I)
TLC – Baby Baby Baby
FISHING – TLC
TLC – Waterfalls
Listen: TLC – Unpretty (Don’t Look Any Further Rap Remix)
Listen: TLC – What About Your Friends ft Outkast (Remix)
Listen: Donell Jones – You Know What’s Up ft Left Eye
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
Everyone’s favourite prom themed block party is BACK! And this time with a Destiny’s Child Tribute.
After packing out Goodgod with their R KELLY and NEPTUNES Tributes, the Player Hater’s Ball returns with a night playing hommage to the works of DESTINY’S CHILD.
All girl soul band, ALPHAMAMA will be joining them and they’ll be playing two sets ~ The second will be nothing but hits from Beyonce, Kelly and those other girls.
Keeping the dancefloor packed all night with the most luscious of R&B, Hip Hop and Soul selections will be Joyride, Lev Dawg, and Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
To get you warmed up, here is a little Destiny’s Child Tribute mix. It’s a bit more left field of what we will playing on the night, but will definitely get you in the mood.
Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’ (So So Def Remix) feat. Jermaine
Dupri, Da Brat & Lil Bow Wow
Destiny’s Child & Pras – Illusion
Geto Boys – My Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me
Destiny’s Child – No, No, No Part 2 (Featuring Wyclef Jean)
Beyonce – Crazy In Love (Beat Conductor Reggae Remix)
Destiny’s Child – Lose my breath (Reggae remix)
Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
Kelly Rowland – Can’t Nobody ft Lil Flip
Beyonce – Move Your Body
Destiny’s Child – Soldier (feat. Lil Wayne & T.I.)
Kelly Rowland – Motivation (feat. Lil’ Wayne) (Diplo Remix)
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Plaebac Remix)
Kelly Rowland – Dilemma (BNRY Remix)
Beyonce – Diva Ft. Ciara, & Jim Jones
Destiny’s Child – Get On the Bus (feat. Timbaland)
Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
Papi Sanchez – Dilema (Merengue Cover)
So I do some work for Heaps Decent. Can’t really call it work though. It is too much fun to fall into that category. Basically it is a project putting on music workshops with young people in schools, juvenile detention centres, isolated rural communities and other places with some really talented local and international producers.
Each week at Redfern Community Centre, Heaps Decent runs a drop in program called Homebase. Tasha Lee Marshall, Fowl Murk and Medz are some of the youngsters that attend these sessions. Above you can see them perform their song Kick It produced by Heaps Decent facilitator Joyride, and below is a track by 14 year old Lil Ryonez and Monica Winter.
This is a little taste of what you will witness if you come to the Heaps Decent showcase on tomorrow… details right hurrrr
I really had to stop myself from singing along to this. Ahead of the Player Haters Ball on this Saturday at Good God, Joyride gives us a little taste of what you can expect from his set. With just an acoustic guitar and his voice, he gives us a superb rendition of Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’. It is a rather raw recording from the show, I just added a bit compression in garage band. Hopefully the quality is okay.
I really need to get a copy of the first freestyles Just and Lupi did on the radio back when we did a late night show. They were two really hungry, talented high school kids that we got in to spit, while their parents wait to pick them up afterwards. Though that first tape, ‘The Future Is Bright’ is still hella dope, they have come a long way. Here is their latest, still rapping about graff, food and broads. Big love.