73 til’ Infinity [FRIDAY – 04.09.2015]
Rare heat all night covering Hip Hop, Future Soul, Funk, Beats, Boogie, Afro & beyond ✚✚✚
Excited to have special guest DGGZ aka Prince Valium from the legendary FRIGID & Elefant Traks. Joining DGGZ will be Manchurian XS.if (Yemi Akinpelumi), resident Edseven & Play Bar’s Benny Hinn. XS.IF, EDSEVEN & BENNY HINN
Heavyweight vibes covering Funk, Hip Hop, Future Soul, Boogie, Disco and Afrobeat.
DGGZ (Elefant Traks)
Edseven (Lioness Presents)
Benny Hinn (Play Bar Sydney)
DGGZ (Elefant traks)//
It all started in the back room of the legendary Sunday night session Frigid – a night that started as a weekly chillout club and then survived the death of the rave scene it grew out of to become Sydney’s home of electronic and ‘out’ sounds. After a couple of years of putting on the night with Sub Bass Snarl and Sir Robbo, DGGZ, then known as Prince Valium, realised that playing records was a great way to pass the time, and a good justification to buy more records and drink more beer. At first he started spinning an eclectic mix of downtempo, reggae and the farther edges of hiphop to a bunch of hungover friends – but as the years have gone on he has become accustomed to establishing the hangovers in the first place, with sets firmly aimed at the dancefloor. As the Elefant Traks house DJ by night and graphic designer by day, he still manages to throw the odd curveball and still loves to take the less obvious path in sets that are lovingly constructed from 30 years of collecting vinyl.
Born in the ancient city of Mancunium, only to be stolen and raised by Ligers that danced around camp fires in a pre-historic metropolis. Yemi The Cat created a pseudonym XS.if (to continue to excessively protect the identity and location of his preaks). With the support of the feline race he ventured out to seek his melodious future, time travelling back and forth and stumbling across ancient methods of sounds in the form of vinyls in a number of places including, in the settlement of Snot’s people and Londinium. XS.if is known for using these ancient methods of sounds to tell hip hop, breaks, funk & soul stories and also to rewrite history though Afrobeats, Latin, Nu-Jazz, Nu-Disco and Electro-Swing, as a contribution of his kind to civilisation and a means of keeping the party alive.
EDSEVEN (Lioness Presents) //
Armed with a unique ear, deep collection and a skill for combining diverse sounds, Sydney’s edseven has built a solid reputation as a dj over the last decade as well as a producer/remixer and more recently as a promoter.
A collector of many styles, a typical Edseven dj set could include anything from Detroit Hip Hop to Nigerian Funk, Broken beat to Chicago House, Classic Soul to Future Beat and beyond.
This musical range and the technical ability to hold it all together has seen edseven called upon to support international acts including Funkineven, IG Culture, Recloose, Grooveman Spot, Nickodemus, Suff Daddy, Linkwood, Samiyam, EL-P, Dj Food, Frank Booker, Mark de Clive Lowe, Raf Daddy, Peanut Butter Wolf, Pablo Valentino, Mark Pritchard, Jose James, Waajeed, James Pants, Domu, Dj Spooky etc.. Edseven has also held regular local guest spots and residencies across Australia including Soul of Sydney, The Croft Institute (Melb), Space is the Place, Rootdown (Melb), Dust Tones, Future Classic, Tonic Lounge, Playground Weekender, Adelaide Festival, Sugar, Vibes on a Summer Day and Headroom…
Edseven’s production work draws upon the varied influences with releases including the dusty Off Kilter Hip Hop of his first two EPs on Straightup Recordings to his future focused ‘Pigeon Clap’ released via Frequency Lab on their Headroom compilation. Remix work for artists including Cookin’ on 3 Burners, Dj Regal, Onur Engin and Rephrase..
In 2012 with the help of Melbourne stalwart Inkswel, edseven started a series of warehouse parties under the name “Lioness Presents’. The aim of this venture was to showcase top shelf international producers/djs in intimate Sydney warehouse spots. Delivering the initial goal in spades Lioness brought out West London artist Funkineven (Eglo Records), prolific master musician/producer Mark de Clive Lowe (Tru Thoughts), French House/Beats don Pablo Valentino (MCDE/Faces Records), cult label Firecracker’s Linkwood, Steve Spacek (Africa Hitech /WARP) and Recloose (Planet E).. Lioness Presents has gone from strength to strength with good friends Henry Compton and Fred Tectonic joining the crew soon after it’s inception.
Late 2012 also saw edseven start a weekly Hip Hop, Funk, Beats, Soul and Afrobeat night ’73 ’til Infinity’ in his home suburb of Newtown co presented by Sydney institution Soul of Sydney.. this monthly event has evolved to now call Surry Hills’ Play Bar home.
BENNY HINN //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.K, DJ KC, Edseven, Inkswel, Omegaman, Busta, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
Benny has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud page.
His latest venture has been building and establishing PLAY BAR SYDNEY. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution that brings decent music into Surry Hills Sydney. He has programmed every bit of music that has come through the venue and supported a huge range of hiphop, breakbeat DJs and just awesome beat-makers and producers both local and abroad…
WHAT: 73 TIL’ INFINITY FEAT. DGGZ, XS.IF, EDSEVEN & BENNY HINN
WHEN: FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2015 | 5PM-MIDNIGHT | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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