Another instalment of Pineapple Republic went down last Saturday night and again it heaved! A party that has been growing since day one and one of the only spots in Sydney where you get to hear the variety of tunes run to a full dance floor. We hit capacity just after 12 and were faced with the prospect of turning away mega lines of tropical worshippers. Huge vibes the whole night and bigups everyone that came throug!! We have a Day of The Dead celebration on the on Nov 1st where we have joined forces with some of the cities finest!! Details here>> DAY OF THE DEAD
Here are some freeloads of some of the biggest tunes of the night
In the 10 years that FBi 94.5 FM has been on air it has been making a huge contribution to making Sydney a better place to live in. It has been given huge support to exciting new music nobody else has been playing, and has also been the hub for many people that are opening businesses and putting on events that are enriching our city.
To celebrate we decided to put on a party. Not just any party. Possibly one of the best festivals in Sydney since ever. By the railroad in Chippendale, Carriage Works turned out to be a beautiful setting for a party. The crowd was a really good looking laid back bunch of people. And the line up was an amazing collection of friends of our station.
Here are some pictures mostly from the Hip Hop stage where the likes of Urthboy, Spit Syndicate, Joyride, Thundamentals, Kataylst, Big Village Family, Citizen Kay, Naughty Rappers Collective, Mike Who and me – Shantan Wantan Ichiban – peformed. Fun times.
Ah, I had this whole plan of how my set was going to go, and then at the end of it I was going to be carried out the club like a god. But unfortunately my serato bugged out and died on me twice midset. Only after deleting a heap of Woody Allen and Disney films I had been downloading this week, did I continue problem free.
Beast of a night. Despite the rain folks came out in force, hungry for some rap music. Adit kicked it off with some tasty rnb and new hip hop gems.
I came on, fucked up the club with New Slaves midset. Gave it a pull up. Shit went off. White kids rapping that shit like they meant every word. Like it was their parents who experienced racism.
The homie Nacho Pop who saved my ass a few times when Serato committed suicide on me, came back on with heavy hitting, bass heavy club jams to really work out the Goodgod system.
And then Mike Who bringing it back with some old school hip hop gems to keep a significant the crowd hanging on till 4am.
We had fun. Hope you did to. Maybe we should do it again leading into summer. What do you think?
Listen: Busta Rhymes – Twerk Remix ft Nicki Minaj
Listen: Kendrick Lamar – M.A.A.D. City (Illusion Intro Edit)
At 11pm, when the club was empty, we had those doubts that every party host has – “Shit, nobody is going come. Nobody likes us. Think I will eat some worms”.
Fortunately, we avoided a diet of worms. By 12 midnight, the dancefloor was already heaving and a line gathered outside the door of Tatler as folks squeezed into our tropical basement party.
With Charlie Villas, Mike Who, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Tropicante and Sr Bolivar throwing down Caribbean Rhythms more pineapples were kissed, inflatable palm trees were danced with, and all were merry.
Here is a mix I did to keep you going till the next party in mid-August!
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…
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!