I have done New Year at Goodgod for the past couple of years and this has been the best one yet. So much fun. So many great people. So much great music. So loose. So much sloppy mixing 😀
People poured into the Front Bar from 10pm to a soundtrack of 80s pop and soul vibes. It didn’t take long before the 80s Homecoming Prom was heaving. Leading up to midnight, Levins took control of the decks starting 2014 with a healthy dose of Prince.
We opened up the Jiggy Year 10 Formal in the backroom at midnight, starting off with some really slow Mariah and building our way up into a frenzy. With both rooms swinging into the early hours of New Years Day, we couldn’t have hoped for a better way to start the year.
Thanks to everybody that played – Mike Who, Radge, Ariane, and Joyride – Levins for partnering in organising it – and all that came along, dressed up, drank and danced. So good!
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…
Shake, grind, and jig your way into 2013 with a nostalgic R&B tribute of ludicrous proportions! Each Player Haters Ball has seen Goodgod reach peak party mode with a live band serenading the Danceteria with cheeky covers of those feel-good nostalgic jams everyone knows and loves.
This special NYE edition of The Player Haters Ball will take over the full venue! The Left Eyes ft. Milan Ring will be recapping all the best tributes of the year including Destiny’s Child, The Neptunes, R Kelly, TLC and more! For every other moment, DJs Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Mike Who will be keeping the feet moving and the inhibitions low with Hip Hop, R&B and Soul selections from the past, present and future!
Keeping things loose limbed in the Front Bar is Smart Casual (Jingle Jangle) and Daniel Darling (Yo Grito!/Kill City Creeps) serving up rollicking dancebarn stormers ~ garage rock, blues, rhythm, soul, exotic groovers and beyond.
An all-round sure-thing for a memorable New Year’s Eve!
R. Kelly – She’s Got That Vibe
TLC – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
N.E.R.D – Things Are Getting Better
Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
Kelis – Flashback
R. Kelly – Slow Wind (Feat. Sean Paul)
Beyonce – Naughty Girl feat Lil Kim
Destiny’s Child – Independent Women, Pt. 1
Jay-Z – Change Clothes
TLC – Unpretty (Don’t Look Any Further Rap Remix)
R. Kelly – Thank God It’s Friday
NSYNC – Girlfriend (The Neptunes Remix) [feat. Nelly]
Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’ (Remix) ft Lil Bow Wow, Da Brat and
Beyonce – Baby Boy ft Sean Paul
R Kelly – Thoia Thoing
Cam’ron – Thoia Thoing Remix
TLC – Sumthin’ Wicked This Way Comes ft Andre 3000
R. Kelly – Bump N’ Grind
R. Kelly – Ignition Remix
Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
R. Kelly – I’m A Flirt ft. T.I. & T-Pain
Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes – The Block Party
Destiny’s Child – Get On the Bus ft. Timbaland
TLC – Silly Ho
R. Kelly – Same Girl ft. Usher
R. Kelly – Same Girl Remix ft. Usher & T-Pain
R. Kelly – Best Friend ft. Keisha Cole & Polow Da Don
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.
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)
Goodgod has to be my favourite place to DJ. The right audience for me to play all the different stuff that I really love. I am playing in the front room with for New Years Eve from midnight till close. This will be the place to go if you want to dance like crazy to awesome shit. Hip Hop, R&B, random pop, maybe some Dancehall, maybe some Rock N Roll, and when the time is right, I will start throwing on a bit of baby making music to get you layed.
Maxamillion – Sexual Healing
Tweet – Boogie 2Nite
Lucy Pearl – Don’t Mess With My Man (ft Talib Kweli)
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Heavy D & the Boyz – This Is Your Night
Janet – So Excited feat. Khia (Dirty)
E-40 Ft Keak Da Sneak – Tell Me When To Go (Remix) (Prod By Trackademicks)
Young Leek – Jiggle It
Kelis, Beenie Man & T.O.K. – Trick Me Twice (The Heatwave Refix)
Chaka Demus & Pliers – Twist and Shout
The Contours – Do You Love Me
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps – B-I-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go
Little Richard – Slippin’ & Slidin’
Smov/Krash Slaughta – Ray’s Road
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope f. Big Boi
Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’
T.I. – Why You Wanna
Big Punisher – I’m Not A Player
Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Prod. By Ricky Blaze)
Los Rakas – Abrazame (Uproot Andy – Gyptian Hold Yuh Remix)
Missy Elliot – Freak On (MIke Who DNA Riddim Edit)
Future Fambo & Beenie Man Ft. Busta Rhymes – Rum & Redbull (Remix)
The Champs – Tequila (A Tribe Called Red Moombahton Remix)
Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line (Codes Remix)
Harry Belafonte – Jump In The Line(Shake Senora)
Elvis Presley – Mexico
Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer
Kandi – Don’t Think I’m Not
Ciara – Ride (Remix) ft Andre 3000 & Ludacris
T.I. – Niggas In Paris (Remix) ft Jay-Z
Lil Wayne – John ft Rick Ross
Big Sean – Dance (A$$) (Remix) feat Nicki Minaj
Beyonce – Party ft. J Cole
Giving Jenny Craig a run for their money. It was like if Zumba had a cousin on crack. We are calling it Zumbaton. It is the latest sweaty dance work out, which we tested out at Goodgod for Badonkadonk.
Except for me, who was just playing the same old cheese that I always do, it was a night where DJs got to play stuff they never do anywhere else. Mike Who was going deep on the latin, cumbia, moombahton party vibes. Levin’s was having fun not playing hip hop for once. And Kato was just going ill.
I hope you burned some calories and had a good time doing it.
A sad, but happy affair. For more than a year, Mike Who has been putting in work behind the decks on Stolen Records. Bringing such amazing DJ skills, and a fantastic taste and knowledge of hip hop, Caribbean and Latin music. This was his last show before he moves to the north of Chile. Make sure you are at our going away party for him BADONKADONK at GOODGOD on Saturday.
Also we were joined by experimental indie rapper, Busdriver. What is it about The Good Life/Project Blowed rappers? He did one of the best freestyles we had on the show since we had Aceyalone on our show years ago. That scene of rappers originally based around open mic nights at The Good Life cafe has created some amazing emcees with a free flowing style of freestyle. Listen to this for Busdriver spitting on ‘Niggas In Paris’ and ‘Shutterbug’.
Outkast, Santigold & Major Lazor – Bombs Over The Bay (Dj Theory Edit)
Gappy Ranks – Pumping Belly
Durtty Goodz – Gunshot
Jah Cure ft Rick Ross – Like I See It
Keida – Informer
Boogat – Esa Mujer
Shabba Ranks – Caan Dun
Fu Schnickens – Ring The Alarm
Ofra Haza – Im Nin’Alu
Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes of Madness – the Cold Cut Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
Leftside & Esco – Tuck Inna Belly (Merlot Remix)
Douster ft Aidonia – Uucko Tight
Douster & Zanora Point – Uucko Riddim
Rye Rye – Shake It To The Ground (Toy Selectah’s Cumbia Remix)
Busy Signal & Elvis Crespo – Suevemente (Remix)
Currency – This Is The Life
Mr Davante – True OG
Outkast – Crumbling Urb
Jean Grae – Don’t Rush Me
R Kelly ft Notorious B.I.G. – Be Happy
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame – 2 Loyal
Big Sean – Dance (A$$) ft Nicki Minaj (Remix)
Ludacris – Child Of The Night ft Nate Dogg
Birdman ft Drake & Lil Wayne – Money To Blow (Stinkin Rich Remix)
Big Boi – Shine Blockas ft Bun B & Project Pat
Bonde Do Role – Solta O Frango
MDemon – Oye Como Va (Bmore Edit)
Freddy Fresh – Oye Como Va
Diplo – Diplo Rhythm ft Sandra Melody
Slum Village – Back and Forth
The Roots – What They Do
Busdriver – No Blacks No Jews No Asians
Busdriver – Unnecessary Thinking ft Abstract Rude
Dogg Pound – Big Pimpin
Mike Who? will be soon leaving us to live in Chile, so we had to throw one last shindig playing all our favourite party tunes. It will be a mix of Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, Global Club, Latin Rhythms and R&B/Soul played by Sydney’s Best DJs (and me). Expect another sweaty, sexy night at Goodgod.