Phil Toke, MK-1 & Benny HInn[FRIDAY – 22.05.2015]
So we decided to pair up two of Sydney All-Stars, for a dope dope jam… expect funk, expect soul, expect breaks, expect house, from a some of the most respected guys in the game…
PHIL TOKE //
Phil Toke is a Sydney-based DJ, producer, event organiser and co-founder of local music networks, Soul of Sydney and Our House Sydney.
Soul of Sydney is a collectively run Soul & Funk music network including, DJ’s, musicians, producers & break dancers working together to support and promote soul based music throughout Sydney.
Phil is also founder of Our House Sydney, a regular night dedicated to deep soulful house and underground disco. The launch of Our House Sydney in 2005 has marked an exciting chapter in Sydney’s dance music experience, providing lovers of house and disco with a uniquely intimate setting to kick back and relax or get down with some of Sydney’s most talented DJ’s and musicians. Our House has also played host to respectable dance music figures such as Terrence Parker, John Morales and Alton Miller.
Phil’s diverse musical style encompasses everything from deep house to afrobeat, disco, soul, and funk. His broad musical scope and technical skills don’t cloud his philosophy towards his work, it remains simple – to keep the quality music flowing, to play with passion and to always keep it coming from the heart.
Having been involved in Sydney’s music scene for over 15 years, Phil brings with him a wealth of experience that has seen him play alongside some of the world’s most influential DJs and Producers including Francois K, Marshall Jefferson, David Morales, Ron Carroll, Dj Spen, Joey Negro, Derrick Carter, Osunlade, John Morales, DJ Rahaan, Copyright, Jay J, Chuck Love, Simon Dunmore and Alton Miller.
Phil has also played at some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Soulfest, Playground Weekender, Peats Ridge and The Sydney Festival.
His musical passion and talent has also seen him perform in New York, Amsterdam and Beirut. These included famed clubs such as Crobar and the Basement.
With a dedication to bringing the music to the people and doing it…strictly for the love… the future looks bright for Phil and the Sydney faithful.
ZULU ID: 70202
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Born John Khilla in Sydney 1979, MK-1 aka Mista Killa began DJing at the age of 15 with the aid of mentor and friend, New York’s legendary DJ Steve Dee (founder of the X-men and inventor of the funk a.k.a beat juggling).
By the age of 18 MK-1 had developed his own distinct style of DJing, shunning the many cultural clichés of the Hip-Hop scene.
With sets geared more towards a showcase celebrating music past to present, Mista Killa is certainly a rare breed of current DJ’s who prides himself in rocking good music – PERIOD. Never limiting himself by a genre, Mista Killa, born John Khilla, is a Sydney native who has developed his own unique style and technique which has set him aside from the stereotypical DJ found at most clubs around the globe. From rocking plenty of the world’s most famous venues, to being one of the exclusive DJ’s for the 2000 Olympics, to releasing a myriad of mind-blowing mixtapes and singles with the music industry’s finest, and even rocking international radio stations on a regular basis.
Over the years, MK-1 has been both a resident and guest DJ at many Sydney night spots such as Iguana Bar, Lotel, GAS, Castles, Good Bar, Melt and Black Birds Cafe in addition to numerous after parties for illustrious artists ranging from the Sugarhill Gang to Duran Duran.
MK-1 along with world renowned graffiti artist ‘Spice’ head the Sydney chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation (Hip Hop’s oldest and most respected family).
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…
WHAT: PHAT PLAY FRIDAY PRESENTS. PHIL TOKE, MK-1 & BENNY HINN
WHEN: FRIDAY 22 MAY 2015 | 6PM-MIDNIGHT | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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