Coolhands Shakedown **HIPHOP, BREAKS n FUNK**[SATURDAY – 03.12.2016]
Dope joints in what it’s all about… Mr. Tom Showtime will be flying up from Melbourne to join Coolhandluke & Benny Hinn for a night of fat beats & treats…
TOM SHOWTIME (MELB) //
Tom Showtime is a man of many guises. DJ. Producer. Remixer. Saxophonist. Gramophone Enthusiast. From Be-Bop to Breakbeat and everything in between, Tom’s passion for music is paralleled only by his legendary (some would say mythical) enjoyment of watermelon, coffee and cricket. That’s just how he rolls…
With a style more eclectic than the selection of records at your local thrift shop, he has often been likened to the genre-bending Mr Scruff, an artist whose records Tom has coveted from the beginning. Through his early days playing in jazz bands, to digging for records across the globe and spinning tunes from London to Melbourne, his sound in the studio is as diverse as the music that inspires it.
Beats are Tom’s passion, as a genre and as the driving force behind his music. Influenced by the likes of Bonobo, Quantic & Nightmares On Wax, the result can be heard on the head-nodding trip hop odyssey ‘The Showtime EP’ in 2008, ‘EP3013’ in 2011 and his acclaimed debut LP ‘The Jam Thief’ in 2012. With his sofa rocking sounds perfected, it was now time for his productions to conquer the clubs.
Releasing a bootleg series called ‘Your World Against Mine’ and three volumes of ‘Mashiona Tasty Mash-Ups’ saw Tom attract attention from both local and international booking agents and record labels, leading to official remixes for artists like The Pharcyde and The Ragga Twins, a massive east coast trip headlining the legendary Regrooved parties, a national tour with N’Fa Jones (1200 Techniques) and holding down multiple highly regarded DJ residencies.
Supporting international acts such as Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Scratch Perverts, The Nextmen, Stickybuds, All Good Funk Alliance, Bonobo and Mark Rae, Tom got a taste for rocking bigger dance floors and in turn producing bigger tunes. This more dancefloor focused direction saw him signed to the legendary Ghetto Funk label and gain official recognition on the world stage with releases on Breakbeat Paradise, Tru-Funk, Riddim Fruit/Booty Fruit and Bombastic Jam.
While all this was happening, Tom also returned to his roots forming The Showtime Trio with Zvi ‘Zedsix’ Belling on bass, Conrad ‘Defcon’ Tracey on drums, and regular guest MCs such as N’fa Jones, Lotek and D’fron for live performances. Playing Hip Hop classics on a jazzy tip and Jazz classics with Hip Hop flavours along with Tom’s own original compositions, a new style coined “Boom Bap Jazz” was created that excites each crowd that witnesses it.
Add to all this a #1 release on Juno Download Best Selling Chart for his collaboration EP with DJ Maars, European and North American tours in the pipeline, a forthcoming 12” vinyl only release, the final touches being put on the brand new LIVE AV show for international audiences and his own residency/brand ‘Easy Now’ gaining huge popularity, Tom’s show is definitely on the road…
“Roll up, roll up, roll up, it’s Showtime!”
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!
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. TOM SHOWTIME + COOLHANDLUKE & BENNY HINN
WHEN: SATURDAY 03 DECEMBER 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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