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
Warming up before any night out is key. Especially if you’re warming up for two of the hottest summer events showcasing a mix dancehall, latin heat and tropical bass – complete with plenty of ass-shaking, grinding, dizzy footwork and dutty wining. Gappy Ranks and Radio Maleme rolled through today and lawd, did they ever show us how to get a dancefloor moving.
Gracing the Australian shores from London, Gappy came at us 110% with a solid interview and a bashment live performance. Melbourne’s RU-CL came in strong with support and hey, during their performance my hips in the studio weren’t the only ones gyrating.
Radio Maleme representing part of the Pineapple Republic, finished the show with a spicy, caliente, tropcial latin heat. Rapid BPM’s, soulful singing and the perfect mix had people calling far and wide wondering who the heck is blowing up the airwaves and where did we get him from. His name is Sr Bolivar and he is from Colombia, folks. That’s right COLOMBIA. Knowing his stuff, Sr Bolivar provided the perfect preview for next week’s Pineapple Republic – a night you will not want to miss.
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Podcast and playlist, below.
Celia Gonzales – Yo Soy El Punto Cubano (Dj Reaganomics Remix)
Banginclude – Oyemeilo
Los Fulanos – Sobran Cueros (SABO RMX)
Billy The Gent – La Mania (Sabo’s Corto Edit)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Remix)
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Mike Who Edit)
DJ Melo – Que Pasa Que Pasa
Captain Planet – Dame Agua
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Drummer Some
Buena Vista Social Club & Celia Cruz – Guantanamera
Wyclef – Guantanamera
Diafrix – Helicopter
Gappy Ranks – Stinkin’ Rich (Thornato Remix)
Popcaan – She Want Hood (Raw)
Erup – Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix)
Deva Bratt – Hot and Ready
Popcaan – So We Do It
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal
Gappy Ranks – Long Time
Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora – Pisicodelia (Nego Mozambique Remix)
Vybz Kartel – Half On A Baby (Mosca remix)
Matanza – Puya (Chong X Remix)
Diplo – Diplo Rhythm ft Sandra Melody
Dubbel Dutch – Madloopz
Names You Can Trust – Cubano (Dub)
Names You Can Trust – Oye (Dub)
SR BOLIVAR OF RADIO MALEMBE MIX
Dreadsquad – Me Want (Feat. Skarra Mucci, Mandinka Warrior, Alex Hudson)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Frikstailers Remix)
The Clash – Guns of Brixton (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)
Anthony B – Dem Can’t Stop we From Talk
Zonora Point – Huachita rica (Douster Remix)
DJ Panik – Like This, Like That (Original Mix)
Miramar Vs Topcat – Cumbia del sol (Criollo refix)
Mr Mention – Big Up Sister Nancy
Faraon Bantu Soundsystem – Macaco (Novalima Remix)
Malente – Mash Up The Town
Listen: Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal | Buy Me
Gappy Ranks is one of the artists at the forefront of a resurgence in UK reggae music. Not since the 80s and artists like Smiley Culture, have there been English reggae artists that have been able to record hits in the UK, which also received respect and success back in Jamaica. Gappy Ranks however has been changing that.
Not long after his first visit to Australia in September last year, Gappy returned to our shores to merk it once more. Here are some shots from his performance at Goodgod with supports from Hoops, Jimmy Sing & Judgement, Naiki and the African Essence Dancers.
Also I have uploaded one of the tracks he performed. A reggae song about his experience being in Japan when the earthquake hit last year.
Listen: Gappy Ranks – I Was There (Japan Earthquake)
In the part of town you come for shitty tourist pubs and Korean karaoke, hidden away in the Spanish Quarter of Sydney is Good God Small Club. A venue I frequent regularly, and find myself getting into various types of trouble a little too often. Once La Campana an old Spanish Salsatech/Restaurant, it was taken over by Jimmy Sing and Hana Shimada one year ago. To celebrate they threw three big parties over the long weekend. These are photos from their Bashment Jam with a massive line up including the UK’s biggest dancehall artist Gappy Ranks alongside Hoops, Guerre, Toni Toni Lee, Kween G & Bad Ezzy, Levins, Kato, Huggz, Max Gosford, Firehouse and more. Gappy Ranks totally merked it, despite the fact his DJ didn’t know how to use CDJs or Serato. Fortunately, Mike was there to save the day.
Oi blood! This weeks show was heavy. London Producer/DJ genius, Joker takes time out from hitting the gym with Benga and A-Trak to play a mix for our show. Out here for Parklife, Joker totally killed it in Melbourne and Perth. Tonight he gave us a taste of what you may expect from him in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.
In addition, we are joined by Burn City’s 360. Just ahead of the release of his album ‘Flying & Falling’, we talked a little about the release, battling close friend Anecdote and the rapper tag phenomenon.
Also lots of music… This is a show not to be listened to on shitty laptop speakers. Hook it up to a system and play it loud.
Little Dragon – Recommendation (Toddla T Remix)
360 – Killer (12th Planet Remix)
J. Cole – Mr. Nice Watch (ft. Jay-Z)
SBTRKT – Wildfire (Remix) (Feat. Drake)
B.o.B ft Lil Wayne – Strange Clouds
Bonfire – Childish Gambino
Hudson Mohawke – Pleasure
Joe Simon – Before The Night Is Over
Outkast – So Fresh So Clean
Hermitude – Speaking Of The Devil
Estelle Ft. Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes – Break My Heart (Remix) Interview with 360
360 – ft Josh Pike Interview with 360
360 – Hammer Head
Klashnekoff – Son of Niya Feat. Sizzla (Drop Leaf Riddim)
Rodney P – Live Up ft The Peoples Army & Mighty Mo (Heartless Crew)
Lotek – Dreader Than Dread ft Jimmy Screech
Gappy Ranks – Put The Stereo On
Kyla & Crazy Cousinz – Do You Mind (Reggae Remix)
Katalyst – Ready To Drop ft Kween G JOKER MIX – PLAYLIST COMING
Five Coffees – Flatline
Listen: Hudson Mohawke – Pleasure (Janet Jackson Remix) | Get Me
Listen: Joker – The Vision (Let Me Breath) ft Jessie Ware | Get Me
Listen: Sub Focus – Could Be Real (Joker Remix) | Get Me