Category Archives: Robin Hearfield

Photos: Shimmy Shimmy Ya at Goodgod Small Club


Photos by Robin Hearfield

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)

Listen: Big Punisher – I’m Not A Player

Photos: República Piña at Tatler


Photos by Robin Hearfield

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!

Download: Los Master Plus – El Gran Vacilion (Dr Dre Cover)

Download: Grupo Socavon – Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy Remix)

Photos: Player Haters Ball – Dr Dre 2001 Tribute

Photos by Robin Hearfield

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…

Listen: Dr Dre – Fuck You

Photos: Pineapple Republic II at Tatlers


Photos by Robin Hearfield

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.

Listen: Swappi – Dis Gyal

Listen: Dos Melo – San Juan

Listen: Pete Rodriguez – I Like It Like That

Photos: Dutty Dancing at Goodgod | March 23

Photos by Robin Hearfield

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…


Download: Dutty Tropical Punani Mix by Empress Ichiban

Listen: J Capri & Charley Black – Whine & Kotch

Listen: Konshens – Drink & Rave

Download: Top Billin’ – Sleng Teng Moombahton Break

Photos: Pineapple Republic at Tatlers


Photos by Robin Hearfield

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)

Download: Miguel – Adorn (J-Boogie Moombahsoul Remix)

Photos: Major Lazer Goodgod Small Club Semi Not Really That Secret Show


Photos by Robin Hearfield

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.

Download: Major Lazer – Hold Di Line (Skratch Bastard ‘Wipe Out Riddim’ Refix)

Download: Major Lazer – Jah No Partial (Yellow Claw & Young Felix Remix)

Download: Major Lazer – Jump Up (Genghis Clan vs Rivestarr Mambo Jambo Remix)