LA via the universe super producer Exile touches down in Sydney on thursday the 5th of December. He has brought along partner in crime and collaborator Choosey from the Dirty Science camp for their huge live show, which is yep you heard it FREEE. They come through as part of the Monthly Red Bull Music Academy nights held at Sydney’s iconic Goodgod Danceteria. The bill also includes Aus Hip hop Royalty in the form of Chasm running a special Soundsystem set and Sydney’s own The Tongue, with Stolen Records favourite dj of all time Naiki filling the gaps.
This is a project that recently dropped from some fam in the far north of Chile in Iquique, a place i like to call my home away from home.
The Hommies fly the flag high for weed rap, sun, beach life and blissed out vibes that seem to go hand in hand with this part of the country. Made up collectively of Art Biz, Okram, Jo$e Spaace, Sanel y Dj Bootleg aka Discos G, These are some talented dudes from a place you should def check into if your in that part of the world.
Burn one down, check the tape and if your ever travelling through make sure you look them up, more than hospitable crew!
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.
Talib Kweli – Get By (Remix) ft Mos Def, Kanye West, Jay-Z & Busta Rhymes
Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana & The Diplomats – I’m Ready
The Diplomats – Dipset Anthem
Freeway ft. Jay-Z – Roc-A-Fella Billionaires
Big Sean ft. Kendrick Lamar – Control
Ludacris – Jingalin
Tanya Morgan – Pick It Up
Earl Sweatshirt – Chum
Delly Ranks – Nah Fight Over Man
Apprentice – Real Friend
Ce’Cile – Love him Fi U (Almshouse Riddim)
Terro 3000 – Gyal Gimi Dah Wine Deh (Almshouse Riddim)
J Capri & Charly Black – Whine & Kotch
Konshens & J Capri – Pull Up To Mi Bumper
Sampology & DJ Butcher feat. Beenie Man – Dancehall Queen
Remi – If
Jamie XX – Far Nearer (Kilter Remix)
Rockie Fresh Ft. Rick Ross & Lunice – Panera Bread
Ta-ku – Closet Drake Fans
Angel Haze – Werkin Girls
Tom And Jerry – Maximum Booty Style (Ticklish Reboot)
Aphrodite – No Diggity
Rebel MC & Top Cat – Police In Helicopter (Serial Killaz VIP Mix)
Congo Natty – Get Ready (feat. Tenor Fly, Daddy Freddy & Nanci Correia)
Jovi Rockwell – Something or Rather
Blak Twang – So Rotten
Roots Manuva – Witness (J Star Remix)
Fallacy – Big N Bashy
Skibadee – Tic a Tik
Klashnekoff – Murda
Jehst – Alcoholic Arthur
SK Simeon – Melbourne Girls
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Roady (Nextmen Remix)
Howdy! And a happy Hump Day to you. So, Jay-Z drops an album – which nearly goes platinum instantly and tweets that his favourite Britney Spears track is ‘Toxic’ and Miley Cyrus is a Twerk GOD, what in the world is going on…? But on a breakfast tip, Jay-Z favourite cereal is Cap’n Crunch – mine too. See? Rappers are just like us!
A$AP mob member A$AP Ferg graced us with an interview. After 2-hours of waiting to record said interview, Shantan quickly realised that A$AP didn’t have the same meaning as ASAP. To me, that seemed quite obvious. I mean you never see anyone write soon like $oon. Apparently it means “Always Strive and Prosper” or maybe “All Strippers Ask for Paper”.
Someone say strippers? We had the Sultan of Smut, King of Ratchet, Baron of Booty Shake, DJ Leon Smith. DJ Leon Smith has been in the Sydney DJ scene for a hot minute and he’s a part of the Stolen Records extended family. But tonight he pulled back and only went quarter ratchet on us but still laid an expletive DJ set which was all we could ask for and more.
Angel Haze – Initiation
Ciara Body Party (Remix) ft. Future & B.o.B.
A$AP Rocky – Purple Swagg (DjSliink Remix)
Kendrick Lamar – Cartoons & Cereal (DJ Tim Dolla Remix)
Sharaya J – Banji
Travis Porter – Make It Rain (dj.dstar Uptempo Club Remix)
Travis Porter Feat Rick Ross – Make It Rain(Remix)
JAY Z – Oceans (feat. Frank Ocean)
Remi – Ape
Tavares – Out of the Picture
50 Cent – Many Men (Wish Death)
J. Cole – Let Nas Down
J. Cole – Let Nas Down (Remix) (Feat. Nas)
VADO ft Mavado & Ace_Hood – Gangsta
Busta Rhymes – Twerk It Remix ft Nicki Minaj
Stylo G – Soundbwoy (Di Genius Remix)
Miss O – Money Pull Up
Cham – Sell Out (Raw)
Action Bronson – Lex Luger Arms (SoulForce RMX)
A$AP FERG INTERVIEW
A$AP Ferg – Shabba Ranks
A$AP Ferg – Work Remix ft A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James & Schoolboy Q
Monchichi – Work
DJ LEON SMITH SET
Violator – Keep Doin It ft Busta, Mystikal & Dirtbag
Joe Budden – Focus
Lil Wayne – Way of Life ft Big Tymers & TQ
Outkast – ATLiens (Bad Boy Remix)
Do or Die – Get That Paper
Miilkbone – Where’z da Party At
Tracey Lee – The Theme
Memphis Bleek – Do My… ft Jay-Z
Ma$e – 24 hrs to Live ft The Lox, Black Rob & DMX
All City – The Hot Joint
Carmine ft Mannie Fresh – Plastic (Remix)
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)
After some time loafing around, me, Janini Panini aka Baker’s Delight Special of the Week aka Celiac’s nightmare aka 2 Cups of Self-Rising Flour is baaaack!
This week’s ‘Sample Snitching’ original was the Ponderosa’s Special track, ‘Bound’. It was sampled by mad genius, North West baby daddy, Kanye “I Am God” West on the very aptly named track ‘Bound 2’ off his Yeezus album. Keeping up with the “I Am God” theme, this week’s prize was a knitted Julia Gillard onesie with matching pom-pom laces booties plus a pot of my best minestrone soup. Janini Panini: Keeping Stolen Records listeners warm since June 2013.
Next on the deck was Adit of Sydney outfit Horrorshow. His smoothed out 30-minute set consisted of a little 112, Justin Timberlake (his good old shit!), Miguel and oh, so much more. He’ll be joining Nasi Goreng Shantan Wantan and Questionable Decisions Mike Who? this weekend at Rap Party Shimmy Shimmy Ya, details below.
With a fresh mixing finger injury on the nefarious FBi pinball machine in the Stolen Records greenroom, 2012 NSW DMC Champ turntablist Clockwork took to the decks. Holding it down and representing bedroom turntablists all around, Clockwork showed us a thing or two using only his fingers, one slightly bloodied. He was showing off and trying to shame my iPod DJ efforts to promote the upcoming DMC World Championship to which title he’s defending. Whatever. Nah, he took us old school, mixed it with some new stuff, then rolled in some classic ish. Set was dope!
See you this weekend!
Shimmy Shimmy Ya – A Rap Party feat. Nacho Pop, Adit (Horrorshow), Mike Who?, Shantan Wantan Ichiban
It was a mid week winter festival madness at the FBi studios this Wednesday. Festival organiser Lord Ichiban packed the The Stolen Records studio with a line up that was off the hook. And admission was free!
Getting us warmed up for things to come, we started the show with a Mike Who? dancehall mini-set. Once warmed up, we let the Flatbush Zombies chew on our brains with talk of kangaroo beatdowns and all-around backstage antics that consisted of tea drinking, mini pear eating dares and an Atari.
Stalking in midway through was Norwegian DJ diety, Cashmere Cat purring his way through an rnb infused, jersey club trappy set.
And not to be forgotten is D-Rakkas of the South Rakkas Crew. He foreshadowed the great things that will be going down at this Saturday’s Dutty Dancing party at Goodgod Small Club.
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!