Grindin’ pres A Tribute to the 90′s [SATURDAY – 19.03.2016]
Goin’ way back in time feat. Frenzie, Naiki, DJ Diola & Benny Hinn, taking a trip back to the 90′s with Hip-Hop, Reggae, Neo-soul & R&B…
SHAN FRENZIE //
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times. He’s got well over twenty years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any deejay envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45′s – check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – check. Party anthems and forgotten classics – check. Frenzie has got you covered.
His Groove Therapy radio show (now in it’s eleventh year) has been broadcasting weekly on 2SER FM every Friday lunchtime and has become an essential listen to all musically savvy Sydney-siders, while the podcast of the show has garnered a huge loyal fan base in all corners of the globe.
A veteran touring DJ of the Australian east coast, Frenzie also recently rocked dance floors in San Francisco and New York – and has had support billing alongside a who’s who of DJ royalty. Infact, pioneering deejay Grandmaster Flash requested Frenzie as his official support DJ for his most recent 2013 Sydney tour (four shows in total) – and only months earlier, Frenzie could be seen cutting it up on the turntables on stage with New Yorks Hip Hop legends The Ultramagnetic MC’s.
…and it’s no small wonder – Frenzie definitely has the skills to pay the bills. In 2012 he placed second in the New South Wales heats of the DMC, the most prestigious DJ competition in the world (He’s last foray into battle deejaying was almost twelve years earlier).
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the turntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery. Not only can Frenzie mix a record, he has definitely earned his stripes as the number one chief party rocker.
Hailing from Iwate, Japan, also renowned for the Jazzy Sport label, DJ Naiki has been behind the turntables for over 25 years. While Naiki is internationally known as a Hip Hop DJ, his vast experience also allows him to select from the choicest Soul, Neo-Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Reggae and House cuts.
Such knowledge has enabled him be Australia’s first choice in providing beats for dance battles of all styles, including but not limited to, Battle of the Year Australia 2003, Australian B-Boy Championships 2005, B-Boy Rely’s (Nick Power) project Platform 2013,Dance@Live Australia Preliminaries 2013 and Freestyle session Australia Preliminaries 2014. Notably he has also been the sole DJ for the Hip-Hop category for Dancekool Volumes (now on its 28th incarnation) since 2002.
Others have also recognised Naiki’s incredible skills, with Naiki supporting seminal acts such as Kurtis Blow, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Revolution, The World Famous Beat Junkies,Rock Steady Crew, Gangstarr, Mobb Deep, Souls of Mischief, Naughty By Nature, Cash Money, DJ Krush, Nivea, Black Eyed Peas, Fatman Scoop & The Crooklyn Clan and Red Bull Music Academy presents: Exile.
DJ DIOLA (Behind The Front) //
The lady with the soooopa dynamite soul & the front woman of “Behind the front”…
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…
WHEN: SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2016 | GRINDIN’ PRES. A TRIBUTE TO THE 90′s
DOORS OPEN AT 6PM | MUSIC KICKS AT 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
To reserve a space please email email@example.com
Photos by Jason Lucas