73 til’ Infinity [FRIDAY – 24.07.2015]
Rare heat all night covering Hip Hop, Future Soul, Funk, Beats, Boogie, Afro & beyond ✚✚✚
Lioness Presents 73 ’til Infinity feat CHASM + Phil Toke.
We’re excited to be hosting two first time guests… Killer producer CHASM (Astronomy Class) and Soul Of Sydney’s Phil Toke! Joined by resident Edseven and Play bar’s bar’s Benny Hinn.
Heavyweight vibes covering Funk, Hip Hop, Future Soul, Boogie, Disco and Afrobeat.
CHASM (Astronomy Class)
Phil Toke (Soul Of Sydney)
Edseven (Lioness Presents)
Benny Hinn (Play Bar Sydney)
CHASM (Astronomy Class) //
This Is How We Never Die is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer Chasm.
True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer.
Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), and Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s Dave Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix and Brad Strut.
Chasm approaches beats like a learned artist with a brush, building on classic principles to create evolutionary new music. The collection of beats chosen for the album vary from old to new, moving through down tempo, blunted soul, up-tempo funk, and reggae.
PHIL TOKE (Soul Of Sydney) //
Phil Toke is a Sydney-based DJ, producer, event organiser and co-founder of local music networks, Soul of Sydney and Our House Sydney.
Soul of Sydney is a collectively run Soul & Funk music network including, DJ’s, musicians, producers & break dancers working together to support and promote soul based music throughout Sydney.
Phil is also founder of Our House Sydney, a regular night dedicated to deep soulful house and underground disco. The launch of Our House Sydney in 2005 has marked an exciting chapter in Sydney’s dance music experience, providing lovers of house and disco with a uniquely intimate setting to kick back and relax or get down with some of Sydney’s most talented DJ’s and musicians. Our House has also played host to respectable dance music figures such as Terrence Parker, John Morales and Alton Miller.
Phil’s diverse musical style encompasses everything from deep house to afrobeat, disco, soul, and funk. His broad musical scope and technical skills don’t cloud his philosophy towards his work, it remains simple – to keep the quality music flowing, to play with passion and to always keep it coming from the heart.
Having been involved in Sydney’s music scene for over 15 years, Phil brings with him a wealth of experience that has seen him play alongside some of the world’s most influential DJs and Producers including Francois K, Marshall Jefferson, David Morales, Ron Carroll, Dj Spen, Joey Negro, Derrick Carter, Osunlade, John Morales, DJ Rahaan, Copyright, Jay J, Chuck Love, Simon Dunmore and Alton Miller.
Phil has also played at some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Soulfest, Playground Weekender, Peats Ridge and The Sydney Festival.
His musical passion and talent has also seen him perform in New York, Amsterdam and Beirut. These included famed clubs such as Crobar and the Basement.
With a dedication to bringing the music to the people and doing it…strictly for the love… the future looks bright for Phil and the Sydney faithful.
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. CHASM, PHIL TOKE, EDSEVEN & BENNY HINN
WHEN: FRIDAY 24 JULY 2015 | 6PM-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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