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.
A little teaser for the Player Haters NYE Ball at Goodgod Small Club, Milan performs a little Frank Ocean and Kendrick Lamar mash up. Catch her NYE performing covers of Destiny’s Child, TLC, R Kelly and a few more surprises alongside DJs Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Mike Who at Goodgod. More details right hurrrr
Originally known as DJ Haircut, Mayer Hawthorne was a little side project that he was working on in his spare time. He never took himself as a serious singer, until one day he showed it to Peanut Butter Wolf and the rest is history.
As amazing as his show was the first time I saw him. I did think Mayer Hawthorne was the sort of artist, whose strength was more in the studio than as a super awesome live singer. How things have changed.
Mayer Hawthorne’s voice has really developed, as has his live show. So good.
Not so long ago, former Slum Village emcee, Elzhi came out to Sydney to do some rapping. He has been getting a bit of a buzz from his Illmatic tribute album Elmatic. Not just your average mixtape, he uses live band Will Sessions to rework the classic Nas instrumentals. Here is a taste of the record, and a video from his show at Tone.
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
Live from the Stolen Records Pimp Palace we are joined by turntable grand wizard DJ Rob Swift of X-Men/X-ecutioner fame. Also The Herd’s Urthboy, Ozi Batla and Jane Tyrell pop by to talk stuff and things, and to perform a special live rendition of ‘Grandma’s Song’.
Nas – You Owe Me (DJ Mehdi “Have Fun” Remix)
Zanora Point – La Vida Es Un Mambo
DELS – Capsize (Entrepreneurs Remix) [feat. Joe Goddard and Roots Manuva]
Tor Cesay – The Perch (feat. Flying Lotus, Oddisee & Phonte Coleman)
Kimbra – Settle Down (M-Phazes Remix)
Jehst – Killer Instinct
Hermitude – Speaking Of The Devil
Isley Brothers – Footsteps In The Dark
Ice Cube – It’s A Good Day
DJ Quik & Kurupt – Ohhh
Jay-Z & Kanye West – No Church In the Wild (feat. Frank Ocean) Interview with The Herd
The Herd – Red Queen
Low Budget – Hit The Key Interview with The Herd The Herd – Grandma’s Song (performed live in studio)
The Herd – Spin Cycle
The X-ecutioners – Genius of Love 2002 ft Biz Markie DJ ROB SWIFT GUEST MIX – Playlist coming soon
Katalyst – The Clapping Song
I had a bit of a love hate relationship with the band. Bombs Over Baghdad for instances – not necessary. I just want to hear that kicking, crisp electronic production rather than a wall of noise through which it was sometimes difficult to make out the song. However, on the other hand, Spottieottiedopalicious played with the help of two horn players in matching green Adidas tracksuits – stooooopid fresh to the power of infinity plus one.
Oh did anybody see that hoochie doing her stripper dance between the horn players? Oh dear! Maybe it would work in a place where folks weren’t so rhythmically challenged, but it just seems awkward when they invite the girls on stage in an attempt to turn the encore into the after party.
Nitpicking aside, Big Boi has hits for days, and delivers them with an amazing energy and flow. He played his part of all the Outkast hits as early as ‘Southernplayalisticcadiallacmusic’ taking us through to his more recent ‘Sir Luscious Left Foot’ solo jams. What more can I say? Dude can really rap, and it is just bumping party music.
In addition, Theophilus London was fun. Bringing a little bit of that Andre 3000 element to the tour.
Oh and big ups to Thundamentals who almost got kicked off the tour for stealing chicken backstage. Apparently Big Boi has two tonnes of chicken wings in his rider in every variety from Buffalo Wings to Honey Mustard Wings.
Anyways, here is a mix we did… Vodpod videos no longer available. Download:Outkast and Dungeon Family Tribute Mix on Stolen Records Playlist:
Outkast – Last Call (Feat. Slimm Calhoun, Lil’ Jon & The Eastside Boyz, & Mello)
Big Boi – Shutterbug
Killer Mike ft Sleepy Brown & Big Boi ADIDAS
Cee-Lo Green & Jack Splash – Right Now
Outkast – Player’s Ball (Original)
Outkast – ATLiens
Big Gipp ft Sleepy Brown – Steppin Out
Cool Breeze ft Sleepy’s Theme – Eastpointin’
Sleepy Brown ft Andre 3000 – I Can’t Wait
Big Boi ft Sleepy Brown & Joi – Turns Me On
Andre 3000 – Roses (Kero One Remix)
Dungeon Family – Follow The Light
Sleepy Brown ft Pharrell & Big Boi – Margarita
Outkast – Way You Move
Big Boi – Shine Blockas ft Bun B & Project Pat (Remix)
Outkast – Southernplaylisticcadillacmusick
Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s feat. Andre 3000
Outkast – Git Up, Git Out ft. Goodie Mob
Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean (Locsmif Mix)
Janelle Monáe – Tightrope ft. B.o.B (Wondamix)
Bubba Sparxxx – Ugly
Outkast – B.O.B.
Outkast – Bombs Over Your House (Locsmif Mix)
Scary Canary on a Wednesday night. It is like a Koh Phangan full moon party in the middle of Sydney’s CBD minus the sand, water and some dude with dredlocks fire twirling. Trashy tourists, trashy music all getting trashy on toxic cocktails served in little buckets with big straws.
Don’t ask how we ended up here at 3 in the morning after Mr Merriweather’s show. But I guess this is how I paid Daniel back for showing me some of the slightly more classy parties that you can find in New York on a weeknight while I was in his town.
From Melbourne originally now living in Harlem for several years, Daniel put on a couple of shows while returning to Australia for a little while. Instead of an over rehearsed show that an artist reproduces in every city, Daniel’s performance at Tone felt more like he was playing to us in the living room of a New York apartment in the wee hours of the morning after the clubs had closed.
Working his way through a bottle of Jameson, Daniel played his songs acoustically, and talked to us openly and honestly in between each track. He spoke about the vices that have inspired some of his songs, joked about making very little progress on the new album, his opinions on the London riots, Amy Winehouse and other friends and fellow artists that have passed away.
While I think some were expecting something more uptempo, instead we experienced a very intimate, at times very somber show, which really showcased his amazing voice as he sung with such feeling and depth.