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