*** UPDATE ***
We have just added DJ Maseo from De La Soul to the Funkdafied Top Deck!!!!!!
Producer / DJ / part-time MC Vincent Mason a.k.a Maseo a.k.a Plug 3 from iconic hip hop group De La Soul quietly maintains a spot in hiphop history.
De La Soul burst onto the scene and innovated hiphop by coloring outside the lines, sampling a diverse array of untouched, previously unsampled artists such as The Turtles and Hall & Oates on their critically acclaimed debut “3 Feet High & Rising.”
They have been a catalyst for other important acts in hiphop history as they helped introduce to world to Mos Def, helped propel a Tribe Called Quest to greatness with “Buddy” off 3 Feet High, and were the first major act to work with deceased hiphop icon J-Dilla on a major single (when he was known as Jay Dee).
De La is perhaps the “oldest” functioning hiphop group to still truly maintain credibility while not having “fell off” as they continue to stay relevant collaborating with MF Doom, Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah, Madlib and Flosstradamus among others.
Their most recent music release was also innovative; put out by Nike, who also released a De La Soul limited edition Dunk which sold out at retail immediately and can now be found on Ebay for upwards of $500.
Surprisingly, their biggest success is very recent:
Damon Albarn from Blur was such a fan that he enlisted De La to participate on his 2nd Gorillaz album and what was born was “Feel Good Inc” which is the biggest single ever for both De La and Gorillaz. The track was featured on a massive Ipod worldwide TV campaign and won both acts a Grammy after their ensemble Grammy performance that included Madonna. De La also appears on the most recent Gorillaz album.
Most recently De La toured with Gorillaz worldwide where Damon would have entire stadiums chant Maseo’s name to prompt his now infamous demented laugh to start off the performance of “Feel Good Inc” and Maseo was often found DJ’ing at the afterparties with his mix of Funk, Soul, Classic Hiphop, 80′s, Old School and even some House.
Maseo is currently working on his “DJ-Conductor” concept album and can currently be seen in the award-winning “Beats Rhymes & Life” A Tribe Called Quest documentary keeping the peace between the stars of the movie.
The Boxing Day Boat Parties are always a very special event and last year it sold it very quickly and we expect the same this year.Last year our good friends at DigDeep Promotions had Joey Negro headline and this year we can announce Jonathan Ulyses will be headlining the Boxing Day Boat Party. Jonathan has been the go-to man that Space, (Ibiza) has relied on for 17 years and he will be headlining this High Flyers Boxing Day Cruise!, in support on the main Deck will be Nicc Johnson, Karl Prinzen, Tazman.
On the Funkdafied Top Deck we have got a selection of DJs who are guaranteed to bring the uptempo Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop, Reggae, Breaks and more!, including DJ / Producer D*Funk, DJ Saywhut, Patrick Curda & JC. This is the only time of year we do an evening sun set cruise (from 6pm-11pm) and were also doing a separate event later that night in a secret warehouse location from 11:30 PM and we will have a very limited amount of VIP tickets that will get you access to the boat party and the warehouse party.
Unfortunately this years February closing party cruise will not be taking place, making this Boxing Day cruise our final closing party cruise of the summer, there is good reason for this as we have something very exciting for you coming up in it’s place…More details released very soon!
DJ Maseo , (De La Soul)
Date: Boxing Day 26th December 2013
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Departs: 6pm sharp Man O’War Jetty next to Opera House
Venue: Bella Vista
On sale Wednesday 6th November 9.00am
First Release $55.00 + BF
Second Release $65.00 +BF
Final Release $75.00 +BF
VIP $80 +BF (Boat and Secret Warehouse Party)
TO ORDER PRINTED TICKETS grab them through Moshtix here