Phat Play Friday **Hiphop, Funk, Soul**[FRIDAY – 26.05.2017]
Mr Joint Adventure & Play Bar Sydney proudly present…
TOTAL ECLIPSE (The X-Ecutioners – USA)
The Big boys coming out to Play. Get set for some serious turntablism with plenty of party jams thrown in…
TOTAL ECLIPSE // (The X-ECUTIONERS)
Total Eclipse got his 1st set of turntables in ’91 at the age of 14, and “learned how to cut by watching Scratch, from EPMD cut on their videos on Video Music Box.” He was also influenced by Barry B, an older DJ from the neighborhood who showed him cuts and tricks.
In November ‘94 Total Eclipse entered his first DJ battle live on the air on DJ Mayhem’s college radio show on WNYU in New York City; he got first place and caught the attention of Rob Swift. Rob and Eclipse started to practice together, and Rob taught Eclipse the history of Battling and showed him how to beat juggle. “He showed me stuff that I never thought was possible – he showed me a tape of the ’90 New Music Seminar Battle between Steve D (a founding member of the X-men) and Francesca (from Italy) – it was the 1st time I saw 2 totally different and raw styles going against each other like that”. Through Rob, he became friendly with the other members of The X-men crew and started practicing with them.
These influences inspired him to take it to a new level – and it showed in ensuing battles; in March 1996, Eclipse entered the Beat Street Records DJ Battle where he took first place and received a gold bronzed Technic 1200 turntable. He entered several more battles around New York that year culminating in the International Turntables Federation Battle (ITF), where he went up against the best national and international competition. Eclipse rose to the challenge and placed first. He was shortly thereafter, inducted into the X-Men.
In June of 1997, The X-ecutioners recorded their debut album “X-pressions” for Asphodel Records. One of Eclipse’s many standout moment includes his work on the track called “Turntable Exhibition” a self produced cut that displays the essence of true turntablism with Eclipse using only his two Technic 1200’s and his Vestax 05PRO mixer to create a sonic collage. The X-ecutioners have since signed a recording deal with Loud Records – the debut “Built From Scratch” will be released this fall.
Total Eclipse recorded cuts on “Equinox” for Organized Konfusion on Priority Records. This created a special bond between the group and Eclipse. Organized Konfusion’s rhymes complimented Total Eclipse’s cutting skills at such an advanced level that Organized Konfusion became his favorite rap group. He then went on to do cuts and tour with Pharoah Monch which culminated in his first TV performance on BETÕs Live in LA, which was shortly followed by a solo appearance by Total Eclipse on The Queen Latifah show where he battled a fellow New York turntablist and took live studio audience audience by storm.
Total Eclipse plans to continue his work with The X-ecutioners, as well as work on his solo album to be released on Tableturns.
One can describe DJ Adverse as a ‘multifaceted creative engineer’ but will humbly refuse any such title. DJ Adverse’ expertise lends itself to video editing, music production, rapper, branding and marketing, in addition to his flawless in demand unique mixing style and charismatic showmanship.
A favourite crowd party rocker and music trendsetter, DJ Adverse (co-founding member of The Groove Dealers) started out in the early 2000’s as one of the original radio hosts at community radio station Triple H 100.1FM. He was swiftly put on the mainstream circuit DJing throughout Sydney after being noticed by DJ Aladdin Royaal, playing at some of Sydney most popular night spots at the time including The Cave, Metropolis, MTV Lair, Shark Hotel, Star Bar and Mona Vale hotel to name a few.
Adverse further 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. It was around this time that Adverse co-founded The Groove Dealers and helped form and write music for Australian Hip Hop Group Unison and LP and The Architects.
Over the last 5 years, under the banner The Groove Dealers, Adverse started running an annual snow tour at Falls Creek snowfields to capacity crowds with some of The Groove Dealers team and fellow party rockers, DJ CMAN, Juzzlikedat, Carratgold, VJ Spook, Makoto, Louie Headnod and MC Noodlez.
Adverse has played live on Radio for 2RDJ 88.1fm with DJ D on mixbosses, Bondi Beach Radio on the Zulu Nation Radio show with DJ MK-1 and Mirrah and 2SER 107.3fm with Hardcore Classic Radio’s Randy Glazer and Tommy Rock. He played warm up set’s at the 2014 and 2015 DMC NSW championship, The 2015 Wax Wars and sets at festivals including Street Fest with Food Trucks United and at the inaugural SoulFest as part of the 45’s sessions with Funkdafied Events. He has supported the likes of International artists DJ Total Eclipse (The X-Ecutioners), Zac Hendriks, Sarah Love, Eric Lau, Oddisee, Slum Village, Conkarah and Aus Hip Hop rapper Briggs.
In addition to support spots, Adverse has shared the bill with some of Sydney best including Rodney O, Coolhand Luke, Stephen Ferris, Graham Mandroules, Morphingaz, Dj A.$.K, Simon Caldwell, Kate Monroe, Phil Toke, Edseven, Raine Supreme, DJ Sing, Naiki, Shan Frenzie, Mike Who, DJ Trey, DJ Moto, Soul Benefits plus many more.
He is also regularly booked and play’s impressive party sets for Soul of Sydney, Dust Tones, Funkdafied, Syd Def Jam, Grindin and Masterclass Events, as well as local nightspots including Play Bar, The Local Taphouse, Yullis, The Rose Hotel, Captain Cook Hotel, Darlo Bar, Plan B Small Club & Café Lounge.
DJ DR KALEPE //
It all began back in 83′, Veteran wax DJ from the old-skool 80′s & 90s Sydney hip-hop scene + Syd Def Jam family member, Kalepe held it down at these former iconic venues from 1991-1998; Goodbar, Qbar, The Stein, Kinselas, Riva-wed nights, Soho, Tunnel, Rogues, Caldron.
BENNY HINN //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.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: FRIDAY 26 MAY 2017 | PHAT PLAY FRIDAY
FEAT. TOTAL ECLIPSE (USA) + DJ ADVERSE + DJ DR KALEPE + BENNY HINN
DOORS OPEN AT 4PM | BEATS KICK FROM 6PM | 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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