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…
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…
Another packed out show at the Enmore full of excitable young hip hop fans, coming out in force to see rising star Mac Miller. Like Kendrick Lamar recently, Mac Miller has been filling up rooms across the country with very little radio support. Hip Hop really seems to be popular at the moment as folks just seem to be more connected with what is popping in music more globally.
The 21 year old rapper from Pittsburgh, has been killing it in the States. Like the Beastie Boys years before him, he just makes hip hop that your average teenager who likes to party and get stoned can relate to. Frat Rap… kinda.
Anyways, Mac Miller’s show at Enmore went off. Great energy. The crowd was so into it, it felt like the place was sold out as the place went bonkers. He also did a heap of covers, including getting everybody to sing Michael Jackson.
Listen to Mac Miller Freestyle and Interview on Stolen Records…
EL-P – one of those odd balls kids of the hip hop world. After years of putting out groundbreaking indie hip hop material, it only seems like now EL-P’s music is finding a comfortable place for it’s self in context with what is happening in the indie music scene.
Touring with Laneway Festival, EL-P did an extra show in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory for the hardcore fans. The old Co Flow fans that can mumble along convincingly to every indecipherable EL-P lyric, came out in force.
An amazing show. A whole lot of energy, a lot of jumping around, particularly when he dropped ‘Drones Over BRKLYN’. Oh and supported by Purpose, who was dope!
Listen: El-P – Stay Down ft Nick Diamonds | Buy Me
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What better way to celebrate the arrival of the English to Australia, than a heavy dose of Caribbean music? These are the photos from our multicultural straya day celebration – unfortunately we didn’t get pictures of the Dancestudio 101 doing there thing. Totally killer!
Out of no where. Sold out shows across the country. No significant radio play. Only now they are starting to catch on. In this post record sales and post radio era, underground hip hop is just as popular as ever with a new generation.
Last night went off. Never have we scene the Enmore bounce like that with a crowd full of dedicated hip hop fans. Kendrick did a mix of both old and new material, which all went down amazingly and then ‘bam’ came out for a third encore. Massssiivvvveeee!
So good to see a young hip hop artist come out here, when they’re career is really popping, rather than wheeling out the same old geriatrics chasing 19 year old girls around the backstage.
Let us know what you think? Highlights? Who else do you want to see come out?
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – The Recipe (Black Hippy Remix)
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – Cartoons and Cereal
Listen: BJ the Chicago Kid – His Pain II ft Kendrick Lamar
Listen: DJ Khaled – They Ready ft J Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Big KRIT
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.
Was it a secret show? I don’t know. The line wrapped around the corner, so if it was a secret, it was poorly kept.
Diplo or Mike Who? Can’t really tell from this distance…
Who played? Walshy Fire, Jillionaire, Black Chiney and Diplo.
Was it fun? I’m still dancing.
The only low-light of the night was budding videographer and all around nice guy Aiden, got one of his cameras stolen. He was filming the night so that us and the whole world can enjoy it forever in cyber space; until some dickhole decided to pocket something that wasn’t theirs. Not cool. It’d be nice if you gave the camera back. But if you don’t I hope you step in dog poo.
I only got there at midnight really unsure what I would find when I opened the doors to that dark burrow buried at the back of Goodgod Small Club. To my surprise I found a packed room and a dancefloor in full swing.
Thumping Caribbean rhythms and so much booty shaking. When the night was done we were picking up discarded bum cheeks dislodged during violent ass moving.
Thanks to the Dance Central crew for an awesome performance, and everybody that jumped in the circle.
Look out for the next party, last Saturday of January 2013.
Old man rap. The Beatnuts and The Liks join forced together to create one super old group. They also checked Onyx out of their nursing home to join them on tour of Australia. Here is some pictures from their Sydney show.
Listen: The Liknuts – Bang
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