Infiniti [WEDNESDAY – 23.07.2014]
The Chrown & Play Bar present…
Infiniti is all around us, in every reflection we see, there is a doorway into the endless unknown.
We are often so pre-occupied that this integral part of reality is overlooked. By bringing the transient nature of infiniti into something tangible, this exhibition hopes to remind us of our metaphysical connection with one another and the world beyond our earthly existence.
THE ARTISTS //
+ LIVE PROJECTIONS BY RORY MCKAY AKA OPTIC SOUP
THE DEEJAYS //
MORE INFO //
THE ARTISTS //
IRENE FELEO //
CAM SCOTT //
CAV SMITH //
MADELINE PFULL //
ERYN WITHAWHY //
JAKE COULTER //
JASON FARROW //
HANNA NAVARA //
TAYLOR FERNEY //
JESS WOOD //
OPTIC SOUP //
A collective of visual artists specialising in live projection (VJing), liquid light, decor design, psychedelic safespaces and events curation!
Optic Soup is a visual collective formed as a branch off events curation brand Octopus Pi. The collective is fluid and invites people to join and interact in visual arts experiences from projections and film screenings to installations and creative projects.
We’re particularly interested in interactive media, blending new and analogue technologies and experimental media.
We have several years experience providing live visuals for bands, DJs, performance artists and spaces at events big and small including Wormwood parties and the Wormwoodstock festival, Regrowth, Dragon Dreaming, Peats Ridge, Mayan Prophepsy Solstice, Tribal Rhythms, Jurrasic Lounge as well as heaps of UFO club indoor and outdoor parties and other pioneering and renegade events.
THE DEEJAYS //
LOCUS CADRE //
-A particular position, point, or place.
2.The effective or perceived location of something abstract
-A small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession
-A group of activists in a communist or other revolutionary organization.
Locus Cadre are four Sydney boys with a penchant for party. The crew, consisting of HendriK, Bazil, T Ferney, Cav Smith and Silhouette, came together over a shared love of techno, and a desire to introduce a counterpoint to Sydney’s largely one-dimensional EDM scene.
The group forged their name on the back of ‘House on the Rocks’ – a series of parties held at waterfront locations all around Sydney harbor. But these guys aren’t just some fun-loving flash in the pan. In addition to their unrivalled mix-mastery, LC take it upon themselves to organize their parties down to the last detail. Everything from the sound, to the lights, to the floral decoration comes courtesy of the crew’s hard work and vision.
bio by Dominic Sciberras – backyardopera.com
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 beatz for the masses… Although now only 33, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Wollongong and the Southcoast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finess and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200′s.
In 01/02′ the House & Breakz movement exploded in his hometown of Wollongong and the Hinn emerged as one Da Gongs leading DJs in this new exciting scene. Largly due to while studying at University, a small collective formed, with a desire to bring decent music to the local area, hence the weekly event night Bustin’ was born. It began as the official uni after-garden party, held in the backroom of the Illawarra hotel, then quickly expanded into a weekly night at the famous Cooneys Tavern, where the guys & a certain little monkey, hosted some of the finest local, national and international talent for some of the best parties the area had ever seen. The night was a 7 year success and those lucky enough to have experienced a Bustin’ party will remember some good shit went down.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Anunal 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, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
The Hinn 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 PLAY BAR. 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 in Surry Hills Sydney.
DJ DIZAR – (WORLD DMC TEAM FINALIST – INVINCIBLE ARMOUR CREW) //
Entered the world of Hip-Hop via doing a little a bit of Breakin, It wasn’t until Dizar saw a segment on television that featured turntablism one morning that really inspired him to get a pair of decks.
“It amazed me, moving the record back and forth to create sounds”
In May 2001, Dizar bought decks and started to rock parties. To further the arts on turntablism, He learnt off videos then learnt from the best at the United DJ’s mixing school. Shortly after, joined the Nstrg8trz DJ Crew which enabled more jamming sessions for Dizar.
Entering Dj Battles and Competitions, has done well in gaining 3rd place in 2004 DMC DJ Championships NSW Australia and 4th place 2005 ITF DJ Championships “Advancement Class” North Coast Region Australia.
In November 2006, relocated to London UK. Soon after, met Ironfingaz and a crew was born named Invincible Armour. In the summer of 2009 fellow turntablists Downlow, Jda Kut and beatboxer Wireless joined up which made IA officially established.
Continuing to rock the 1′s and 2′s at many venues and performing special turntablist showcases at various hip-hop jams you can also catch Dizar on Sensei.fm with Hell Money Program or on the Sensei.fm livestream from time to time.
In the summer of 2011 linked up with the 5 piece Ska/Reggae/Hip-hop Band “Left Step Band” as a turntablist jumping on the festival circuit playing in various festivals in the UK. LSB continues to do shows in London and all around the country and beyond.
Alongside Invincible Armour, IA represented the UK battling in the 2011 World DMC DJ Team Championships. Respectively placing 5th in the Worlds.
Dizar mixes quality Hip-hop/Soul/Funk/Disco/Reggae/Dub or whatever is groovy is sprinkled in the mix whether it be Rock, Electro, Leftfield beats, Latin or whatevers funky!
Continues to rock venues with finesse turntablist skills and quality selections, Crafting beats, and honing skills in audio engineering. There will be a lot more to come so stay tuned!
Beats. Bass. Boo ya!
The illusive figure behind the dungeon events…
WHAT: INFINITI – ART EXHIBIT
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 23 JULY 2014 | 6PM – MIDNIGHT
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS NSW 2010
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING