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)
A little taster for what to expect at a night of Tropical heat in the depths of small intimate space with a heaving sound system…. we bring you Pineapple Republic, the first edition to a regular ting where some of Sydney’s finest selectors delve into sounds from all around the globe. So come get sweaty, eat some pineapple, frolic amongst the blow up palm tress and meet your future lover.
It’s only 5 bones on the door and it is a fundraiser for the greatest station in the world FBi 94.5 FM.
So come down bring your one pieces and tropical attire and we will provide the vibbesssss..
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.
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.
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.
Kurtis Blow is coming to our fine city this Thursday night to do a one-off intimate show at the one and only Tone. This tour marks the 30th anniversary tour of “THE BREAKS” and is the first time in over ten years since Kurtis has thrown down in Australia. Also on the night is the supremely talented duo Paper Plane Project doing their thing LIVE. Dj duties see’s Sydney Dons on the wheels; Gian Arpino, Naiki, Kato and myself. Expect Classic Hip Hop jams, disco rap goodness, boogie and original uncut funk breaks. Good peeps and vibes galore guaranteed. Jump on the presale tickets pronto. At only 25 bones they are getting snapped up fast.
Because we are special and rule we have a free double pass for the first person to email the artist who sampled the Blow tune below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And here is a banger from the Paper Plane Project homies feat Raashan Ahmad.
As another treat here is a cool edit of the breaks that I play on the regular…
MP3: Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Dublex Inc Edit)
XXX Edition. Black Label! Adults Only! Strictly mature audiences with a taste for infantile raps about dicks and booties.
We talk to Godfathers of misogynistic party music – 2 Live Crew. We try to find out if the nasty boys of hip hop have a romantic side. The short answer is ‘No’.
DJ extrordinaire, Kato plays a set of Miami Bass and Baltimore Club. It’s a celebration of ideologically unsound booty jams. Turn it up loud, and imagine you are sweating it out on the dancefloor of Bandits at Club 77 circa 2007.
Dead Prez – Hell Yeah (Bird Peterson’s Got Papers Mix)
Tittsworth -WTF ft. Kid Sister & Pase Rock
Pase Rock – Sexy Motherfucker Ft Amanda Blank (Nate Day RMX)
Yo Majesty – Kryptonite Pussy (UMYO Remix)
Young MC – Know How Theme (Aaron LaCrate & Deboniar Samir Remix)
Rye Rye – Bang ft. M.I.A. (WTF I Asked for a Kuduro Remix by Buraka Som Sistema)
Muph & Plutonic – Beautiful Ugly ft Jess Harlen
Bonde Do Role – Funk da Esfiha
Deize Tigrona – Injecao
M.I.A. – Bucky Done Gun
Koolism – Jam Hot
Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Shake That
Tag Team – Whoomp (Club Mix)
Debbie Deb – There’s a Party Goin’ On
Splack Pack – Splack Pack – Scrub Da Ground
Big Ace – Lick It Down ft Sugercane (Extended Bass Mix)
The Dogs ft. Disco Rick – Your mammas on crack rock
Wink D Ft. Candy Fresh – Get Busy
Blackalicious – Feel That Way (Kutcorners 808 Mix)
2 Live Crew – Too Much Booty In The Pants
2 Live Crew – Get Loose Now
Grouch & Eligh – Everafter
NWA – Something 2 Dance 2 (Kato Edit)
Teddybears – Cobrastyle (Diplo Remix)
Diplo & Blaqstar – Get Off (DJ Rob 3 Remix)
Sexual Harrasment – I Need a Freak
2 Hyped Brothers and A Dog – Doo Doo Brown
Spruce Lee – Bumpin’ Bumpin
Aaron Lacrate & Debonair Samir feat Da Kidz- Kids Stuff (part 1)
DJ MikeQ ft Willow Smith – I Whip My Hair
Frank Ski & Miss Tony – Tony’s
Splack Pack – Shake That Ass Bitch
Feadz – Get Up On It Ride
Aaron Lacrate & Debonair Samir – Samir’s Theme Finishes 39 Early
Aaron Lacrate & Amanda Blank – Blow (Low Bee Remix)
Tittsworth – Drunk As Fuck ft The Federation (DJ Craze Remix)
Magnetic Man ft Ms Dynamite – Fire
Gucci Man – Gucci Time ft. Swizz Beatz (Sinden Remix)