DJ Adverse, Saywhut!? & Benny Hinn [SATURDAY – 31.01.2015]
It has been too long since we had these two throw down on the decks, looking forward to this one
His unique mixing style and charismatic showmanship have distinguished Adverse as a Music Trendsetter and favoured Party Rocker! From 2000 – 2004 Adverse was responsible for putting the much sort after local mixtapes “4 Da Ladies, 4 Da Gents” series into the CD players of many Hip Hop & RnB lovers, but not without the hard work, self-discipline and strong personal ethics.
Self-taught the art of mixing 80s and 90s Hip Hop & RnB, it was no coincidence that DJ Adverse devoted his time and efforts to what started out as a hobby to becoming a true enthusiast to black music culture. Aside from his duties as one of the original’s of local north shore Sydney radio station Triple H FM , Adverse was swiftly put on the frontline of the mainstream of Dj-ing throughout Sydney in the early 2000′s after being noticed by mainstream Dj and now good friend Dj Aladdin Royaal. Together playing at some of Sydney’s most popular night spots at the time Inc The Cave, Metropolis, MTV lair, Shark Hotel, Star bar and Mona Vale Hotel to name a few, Adverse expanded his talents and became a leading MC for Booty Bar Australia which took him touring across the country with Booty Bar founder and Accredited ARIA award winner Dj Lenno for 2 years.
It was at this point that Adverse met MC Noodlez & Milo and became a founding member of Sydney up and coming independent urban label The Groove Dealers. Under The Groove Dealers banner, Adverse helped Noodlez and Milo form and write music for Sydney Hip Hop Trio “UNISON”, which took them across the state (NSW) to perform and promote, leading them to 1200 downloads of their debut EP. 3 tracks that “Adverse” appeared on from the EP featured on Triple J Unearthed for 4 consecutive weeks at the number 1, 2 and 3 position on the Hip Hop charts and also retaining itself in the top 20 for several months. This achievement combined with his successes with producing and performing with Australian Hip Hop Groups LP & The Architects and working closely with Mc Noodlez over the last 5 years shows that he is no stranger to connecting with an audience.
Dj Adverse with The Groove Dealers has been running an annual snow tour to the Victorian snow fields of Falls Creek putting on parties to capacity crowds for the last 4 years. In more recent times Adverse has played live on Radio for 2RDJ 88.1fm with Dj D on mixbosses and on Bondi Beach Radio as part of the Zulu Nation Radio show with Dj MK-1 and Mirrah. He has played sets at festivals small and large including Street Fest with Food Trucks United and at the recent inaugural SoulFest as part of the 45’s sessions with Funkdafied Events. He has supported the likes of International touring artists Dj Total Eclipse (Xcutioners), Sarah Love, Eric Lau and frequently rock’s parties at local Surry Hills nightspots including Play Bar & Café Lounge and is also regularly booked and play’s impressive party sets for Soul of Sydney, Funkdafied, Dust Tones, Syd Def Jam, Grindin and Masterclass Events.
Armed with over a decade of experience in the nightlife business, highly respected and loved by all who know him, Adverse has established close relationships with some of the country’s most notable and renowned DJ talents and promoters. His style is limitless with an enormous bound of continuous energy. It’s HIP HOP/Afro Inspired Music, with a lot of different twists. Nothings ever set or the same when he’s on the decks, the music is always freshly delivered. You can catch Adverse currently rocking local night spots and working on new material and parties under the The Groove Dealers.
DJ’S SAYWHUT?! //
After surviving a collision with a tanker truck filled with milk and toxic waste (it was a special truck) when he was just a boy, DJ SayWhut?! was in a coma for 4 years where he dreamt of nothing but cheeseburgers. When he awoke he found that he had the ability to hear lower end frequencies very clearly and could foresee what the next song was going to be chosen (in shuffle mode) on a person’s iPod from 100 yards away. The iPod was then invented 15 years later. This brought on a revelation that he should play music in some form or another. When making fart noises with his armpits wasn’t enough he decided to pick up the headphones and become a DJ.
Cutting his teeth as a breakbeat DJ in Sydney in 2004, DJ SayWhut?! has always been known to play some of the funkiest basslines in breaks – keeping it hard and bouncy yet keeping the people dancing on the floor. With residencies at Broke’n'beats @ Kink and Chinese Laundry, SayWhut?! has played to a wide variety of crowds knocking them senseless to the floor with his barrage of bassline melodies and quick mixing ability. After the breakbeat phenomenon went out of fashion, SayWhut?! looked towards more organic sounds and started playing funk, soul, disco, boogie, hip hop and R&B still staying true to that funky bassline mentality.
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…
WHEN: SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2015 – DJ ADVERSE, SAYWHUT!? & BENNY HINN
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
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