James Locksmith, Shan Frenzie & Benny Hinn [SATURDAY – 10.01.2015]
Welcome back to 2015 This year we kick things off in style with 3 incredible DJs… Special guest James Locksmith [Dubai], Shan Frenzie [Groove Therapy], & Benny Hinn [Play Bar]…
JAMES LOCKSMITH //
James Locksmith is a DJ and producer from Sydney living in Dubai. For over a decade across the globe, he has entertained music lovers at beach bars, festivals, late night clubs, warehouse parties and on the airwaves. Since the late nineties he has worked with some of the world’s most influential music organisations, brands, artists and has produced world class events. In Sydney he regularly appeared on many independent stations and for 6 years he worked for Australia’s number one, FBi Radio 94.5FM as a specialist music radio host.
Dedicated to emerging music, a founding member of the DUST parties in Dubai www.dustdxb.com, which have showcased a list of international and regional artists throughout the UAE, the Middle East and now into Greece. James is also resident DJ at Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Meida City, Dubai and Electric Days Dubai.
Since early 2012 he has played an integral part in the development of Red Bull Music Academy in Dubai. He was also a participant in RBMA Bass Camp Dubai 2013 and formed part of launching, producing and is a host for RBMA Radio Middle East, Quarter Tone Frequency www.rbmaradio.com/qtf
James regularly performs at many of Dubai’s top venues and events, and within the region. Recognised internationally as a purveyor of specialised electronic, global, disco dance music, he has performed alongside heroes like Giles Peterson (BBC 6 UK), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem NYC), Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area NYC), Kenny Dope (Masters At Work NYC), Femi Kuti (Nigeria), Omar Souleyman (Syria), Benji B (Deviation, BBC 1 UK), John Morales (M+M Productions NYC) and Nickodemus (Wonderwheel NYC), to name drop a few.
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.
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 10 JANUARY 2015 | 6PM-MIDNIGHT | JAMES LOCKSMITH, SHAN FRENZIE & BENNY HINN
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space for JAMES LOCKSMITH, SHAN FRENZIE & BENNY HINN.