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!
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.
Warming up to this Saturday’s Pineapple Repblic, we started off the show with some of the hottest reggaeton. We then rounded it off with some reggae and even got topical (not tropical) with The Herd’s 77%.
Joyride graced us with his presence and sat through a game of Cake where he miraculously got 5 out of 5. Joyride’s set was a mashup of classic hip hop and r’n b. Then it got pretty damn sexy.
Oh – and I ate the meanest, sweetest and juiciest navel orange. Shabba, Shabba, Shabba Ranks. Shabba, Shabba, Shabba Ranks.
Lorna – Papi Chulo
El General – Samba Hey
Cousin Cole – Enemies Get No Water
Grupo Socavon – Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX)
Bert On Beats – Piano Loco (Chong X Remix)
Top Billin – Sleng Teng Moomba Break
O.G. Black & Guayo El Bandido – Bugutu (Chong X RMX)
MC Joe – Abajo E’ La Cosita
The Hackney Empire ft. Kastro – Fraudian Slip (Uproot Andy Remix)
The Herd – 77%
Toto La Momposina – Curura
Magoo & Timbaland – Indian Flute
Quantic & Anita Tijoux – Doo Wop (That Thing) [feat. Iara Renno]
Freddie Gibbs – Bout It Bout It feat. Kirko Bangz
J. Cole – Chris Tucker ft 2 Chainz
A$AP Ferg – Shabba (feat. A$AP Rocky)
V.A.D.O. – Gangsta ft Mavado & Ace Hood
Stylo G – Soundbwoy (The Heatwave Refix)
Horrorshow – Nice Guys Finish Last ft Joyride
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…
That old geezer that plays Christmas carols on the grand piano in David Jones, better watch out. Joyride is coming for your spot. He has a new mixtape covering Christmas classics. Give Bing Crosby a rest and throw this on during Christmas dinner.
Every second month, it is the R&B club night for people that don’t like R&B clubs. This time round we did a little tribute to TLC. Big ups to anyone that dressed appropriately with condoms on their clothing and boxer shorts as a beanie.
Start lining up now, and you might just get in. After a sold out Destiny’s Child tribute, the Player Haters Ball is back. With a line running from the back of Goodgod down the street full of folks desperate to get in to the last party, you would think that the real Destiny’s Child was making an appearance.
It is time again for your favourite R&B Covers night. This Saturday soul outfit Alphamama will be performing two sets. The first a R&B Hit megamix, and the second a tribute to T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli in a TLC cover set.
On the decks keeping the dancefloor heaving will be Levins, Joyride, and Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
TLC – Creep
TLC – No Scrubs
Sporty Thievz – No Pigeons
Lil’ Kim feat. Angie Martinez, Left Eye, & Missy Elliot – Lil’ Ladies
Night (Not Tonight remix)
TLC f/ Outkast – What About Your Friends (Extended Remix)
Donell Jones ft Left Eye – you know whats up
TLC – Hat 2 Da Back
TLC – Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (Left Eye’s ‘3 Minutes And Counting’)
TLC – Get It Up (From the Motion Picture “Poetic Justice”)
Dru Down – Give It Up
TLC – Unpretty (Don’t Look Any Further Rap Remix)
Junior M.A.F.I.A – Get Money
TLC – Kick Your Game (Wicked Mix) ft Craig Mack and Jermaine Dupri
Keith Sweat ft Left Eye – How Do You Like It (Part I)
TLC – Baby Baby Baby
FISHING – TLC
TLC – Waterfalls
Listen: TLC – Unpretty (Don’t Look Any Further Rap Remix)
Listen: TLC – What About Your Friends ft Outkast (Remix)
Listen: Donell Jones – You Know What’s Up ft Left Eye
Nothing groundbreaking, just a really fun party. Every second month the hippest covers night is held at Goodgod Small Club: the Player Hater’s Ball. This time round with the assistance of Alphamama, we payed tribute to Destiny’s Child, and craziness ensued. Never have we seen Goodgod that packed. The line for this party went out the club and down the street. People were willing to wait up to an hour, just to get into this party, and it was well worth it. Levins, Joyride and Alphamama really killing it all night.
DESTINY’S CHILD TRIBUTE MIX…
Listen: Destiny’s Child – Jumpin Jumpin (So So Def Remix)
Listen: Destiny’s Child – Get On The Bus ft Timbaland
Everyone’s favourite prom themed block party is BACK! And this time with a Destiny’s Child Tribute.
After packing out Goodgod with their R KELLY and NEPTUNES Tributes, the Player Hater’s Ball returns with a night playing hommage to the works of DESTINY’S CHILD.
All girl soul band, ALPHAMAMA will be joining them and they’ll be playing two sets ~ The second will be nothing but hits from Beyonce, Kelly and those other girls.
Keeping the dancefloor packed all night with the most luscious of R&B, Hip Hop and Soul selections will be Joyride, Lev Dawg, and Shantan Wantan Ichiban.
To get you warmed up, here is a little Destiny’s Child Tribute mix. It’s a bit more left field of what we will playing on the night, but will definitely get you in the mood.
Destiny’s Child – Jumpin’, Jumpin’ (So So Def Remix) feat. Jermaine
Dupri, Da Brat & Lil Bow Wow
Destiny’s Child & Pras – Illusion
Geto Boys – My Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me
Destiny’s Child – No, No, No Part 2 (Featuring Wyclef Jean)
Beyonce – Crazy In Love (Beat Conductor Reggae Remix)
Destiny’s Child – Lose my breath (Reggae remix)
Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
Kelly Rowland – Can’t Nobody ft Lil Flip
Beyonce – Move Your Body
Destiny’s Child – Soldier (feat. Lil Wayne & T.I.)
Kelly Rowland – Motivation (feat. Lil’ Wayne) (Diplo Remix)
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Plaebac Remix)
Kelly Rowland – Dilemma (BNRY Remix)
Beyonce – Diva Ft. Ciara, & Jim Jones
Destiny’s Child – Get On the Bus (feat. Timbaland)
Destiny’s Child – Bills, Bills, Bills
Papi Sanchez – Dilema (Merengue Cover)