Coolhands Shakedown **HIPHOP, BREAKS n FUNK**[SATURDAY – 10.09.2016]
Coolhandlukes Shakedown returns to Play Bar Syd with a killer lineup with some of the best in the biz…
DJ Moto has been double booked and unfortunately wont be able to make it this evening, but never fear, COOLHANDLUKE, NICK TOTH & BENNY HINN got you covered…
20 yrs on the decks spent most of that time Djing in Sydney Australia, now im back in my country of birth New Zealand. Still spinning still loving good music. Collected 25,000 records over the years. Rockin’ SERATO now & I also Collect Boomboxes/Ghettoblasters… EZ.
ALL MIXES are recorded “LIVE” – press record and see what happens, 2 decks and a mixer. (Just like we used to make mix tapes.)
SUPPORTED OVER THE YRS
PUBLIC ENEMY, DE LA SOUL, BLACK EYED PEAS, YOUNG BLACK TEENAGERS, MAYER HAWTHORNE, FORT KNOX FIVE, KATCHAFIRE, THE NEXTMEN, JANET JACKSON, JAM MASTER JAY (RUN DMC), KOOL & THE GANG, FREESTYLERS, JURASSIC FIVE, FAT BOY SLIM, THE DOGG POUND, -KURUPT, BONE THUGS N HARMONY, DJ RECTANGLE, ROY AYERS, D 12, JUNIOR SANCHEZ, AND A WHOLE LOT OF SUPERSTAR LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BANDS/DJS – Fretless, Omegaman, Slynk, Stickybuds, Jon Ohms, Rephrase, Qdup Foundation, Badboe, just to name a few…
Residences at Good bar, Kinselas, Home Soho…
Currently spinning Hip Hop/Roots/Reggae/Soul/Funk/Dub… I like it all!
Enjoy the mixes and tunes!
NICK TOTH //
After purchasing his first set of decks in 1988 and working with a hip-hop crew in his native Austria, Nick packed up his turntables and relocated to the sunny shores of Australia 17 years ago, where he has been heavily involved with the local music community and club culture as a DJ & producer (MetaBass, Foreign Heights, etc), promoter (JamRock!, StepForward!, Make It Clap!, Dancehall Queen Australia), radio host (2SER, FBi, ABC, SBS) and music educator (Australian Institute of Music etc).
Over the course of his career he has performed at most major festivals and venues, at corporate & celebrity events, international movie launches, fashion shows, music awards, etc. Nick was the first hiphop DJ in Australia to sign a major label deal for a DJ-mixed album (‘Blazin’ Vol 1 / Universal Music, 2003, w/Nino Brown) and has since released a number of other albums, compilations and singles. As part of the dynamic trio Foreign Heights he was nominated for an ARIA in 2007, the main award in the Australian music industry.
He has also shared the stage with a multitude of artists such as Common, Michael Franti, Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D., Missy Elliott, Jungle Brothers, 50 Cent & G-Unit, The Roots, Run DMC, Xzibit, J Boog, Public Enemy, Ice T, Beatnuts, The Alkaholics, Spearhead, DJ Krush, QBert, Grandmaster Flash, MixMasterMike, Jungle Brothers, Lyrics Born, Sean Paul, Cypress Hill, ColdCut, Jazzanova, Black Eyed Peas, Scribe, Roots Manuva, and many more and has hit the studio with Australian and international artists including Mr Lif, Will I Am, Casual, Pigeon John, Murs, Che’nelle, MC Trey, Maya Jupiter, 13th Son, Eternia, DJ Regal, and others.
Recent gigs: an exclusive VIP industry party for Justin Timberlake; DJ for Michael Franti & Spearhead on their Australian tour; the exclusive Sunday day-party ‘The Do-Over’ in Hollywood, LA; warm-up tour DJ for U.S. hiphop/reggae star Matisyahu; an exclusive beach party at luxury resort Karma Kandara in Bali, Indonesia; Donna Karan’s (owner of fashion label DKNY) VIP birthday party at Sydney’s Star City Casino alongside the Black Eyed Peas and the All-Star Hip Hop Party 2013, an exclusive club show feat. Coolio, Chali 2Na, DJ Numark & Maseo (De La Soul).
Aside from extensive domestic touring within Australia, he has been booked in New York, San Francisco, London, Vienna, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and Tahiti.
Nick is the driving force behind the ground-breaking Article One Events, running Australia’s most successful weekly reggae club JamRock!; Australia’s premier French-Caribbean events ‘Creole Zouk’ and touring Caribbean artists to the Australasian region (recent tours include J Boog, Junior Reid, Lukie D, Fiji, Peetah Morgan etc).
Nick Toth plays hiphop, soul, funk, disco, dancehall reggae, dub, soca, zouk, afrobeat etc, catch him every week @ Hermann’s Bar & El Topo and once a month @ Eleven Nightclub & Goodgod Small Club.
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 & mixcloud page & is host of the Radio Program Sydney Underground on Bondi Beach Radio.
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: COOLHANDLUKE’S SHAKEDOWN FEAT. COOLHANDLUKE, NICK TOTH & BENNY HINN
WHEN: SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 | 6PM-MIDNIGHT | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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