Survival Tactics **Movie Screening** [THURSDAY –12.11.2015]
Australia’s first ever Hip Hop feature film by Morganics. Released early from jail, MC and guitarist, Jet (Wire MC) attempts to reunite with his girlfriend, emerging Hip Hop dancer, Rosa (Demi Sorono).
Jet’s foster brother, Fury (Morganics) has spiralled into homelessness and drug addiction, scoring from Jet’s rival, DJ Rich (Bboy Jay).
Now their rivalry comes to a head when Jet discovers that Rosa has been rehearsing with DJ Rich to host his upcoming all star Hip Hop jam. Based on the critically acclaimed Hip Hop Theatre production which culminated in standing ovations at The Sydney Opera House, “Survival Tactics” unites the freshest Bboys, Bgirls, free runners, DJs, MCs, spoken word, graffiti and street artists in a powerful journey through the struggles of the modern metropolis.
Reviews of the original Hip Hop Theatre production
“A hot new performance hybrid, the cast are a powerful and diverse collection of talents, serious Hip Hop cred.”
- The Age
“breathtaking breakdancing and physical theatre. A challenging, energetic and relentlessly engaging work. Respect is due.”
- Sydney Morning Herald
“A modern West Side Story”
- Drum Media
BROKE (CURRENT AUS DMC CHAMP) //
2014 NSW DMC Champion
2013 Australasian IDA Vice-Champion
2013 Australian DMC Vice-Champion
2013 NSW DMC Champion
2005 ITF Regional Vice-Champion
ZULU ID: 70202
When we bend ourselves to material desires – a new car, a new home, for instance – we increase their intensity and their number. Our wishes increase and we become less and less satisfied, and more and more incapable of satisfying them
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).
WHAT: SURVIVAL TACTICS – SYDNEY SCREENING + BROKE (AUS DMC CHAMP), MK-1, MCs & BBOYS
WHEN: THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2015 | 8PM-MIDNIGHT
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
$10 ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.