That’s not an edit Vol. 2 Launch Party[FRIDAY – 01.05.2015]
Tasty tunes & reworkds by some of Australia’s choicest DJ’s and Producers.
Dj’s releasing on the album are D’Funk, The Owl, Paris Groovescooter, Caratgold, Dj Soup, Meem, Mr Leigh, Benny Badge, Hober Mallow, JR.Dynamite Edit, Sard Boogie, Decades, Physique and Butch le Butch. 15 tunes from 3 states.. VIC, NSW and SA…
We been lucky enough to have all the edits mixed together by one of Sydney’s finest Shan Frenzie….
Dj’s on the night will be:
JR.Dynamite (aka Mr.Goldfingazz aka Little Romeo)
Hober Mallow (The big man around town)
Meem (Back to Funk, 2SER)
The Owl (Hoot)
& Just added to the bill, Mr. Benny Badge will be flying up from Melbourne to join us
THE OWL //
The Owl spins a blend of jackin, deep, disco, and tech house. As long as there’s a funky element to it, nothing is off-limits.
D-Funk has been deeply immersed in the global music scene for well over the past decade as a DJ, producer, label owner and former promoter.
Still seen as a new name to some, he has amassed an impressive back catalogue of releases and performances having released over 50 tracks across 13 different labels & played events in UK and across Europe, Asia & Australia.
Originally from UK but now Based in Sydney, Australia, Doug Masters, aka D-Funk, got his first set of decks when he was 14 – way back in the mid-90s. After hours and hours of practice he played his first club gig, spinning jungle and techno before gravitating towards house after a night dancing to Tony De Vit.
At university he scored a residency at the Canal Club and Charlie Chester’s Mezzanine in . notorious clubs like El Divino & Es Paradis.
After moving to Bournemouth on the south coast of England in 2002 he started playing at various local house venues, but got a bit bored of straight 4/4beats and started getting into playing breakbeat, old skool hip-hop, funk, soul and disco. “I was playing at mainly house nights but I was playing a mix of house and breakbeat,” he recalls. “I was inspired by early Stanton Warriors stuff that fused breakbeat and house together. They seemed to be able to play breaks to a house crowd, so I thought I’d be able to as well.”
Punters loved it but venue owners weren’t so keen, so Doug started his own night in 2004 – Break Da House. It quickly established itself as one of the most essential nights out in the south, hosting top-notch acts like the Plump DJs, Stanton Warriors and Meat Katie. It was after striking up a friendship with one of the headline acts, the Dub Pistols Soundsystem, that Doug’s first release came about.
Barry Ashworth, notorious Dub Pistols hellraiser, hooked Doug up to release the ‘Electrotek EP’ on Westway – the label he runs with Carl Loben and Billy Borez of the Drum Monkeys. The lead cut was used on a TV ad in Portugal, hit No.2 on the Kiss FM Breakbeat Chart and sent Doug on his way as he’d now caught the production bug – big time.
Fast forward to 2011 and Doug has released tracks on Sunday Best, Manmade, Dusted Breaks, Nitrous, Yellowfinger, Dandy Kid, Mutate, Roca, Booty Pirates and more on Westway, although he was proving himself to be so prolific that he had to start his own label too – Up:Start Music. The first release on Up:Start, the ‘Bust This EP’ featuring MC Manic, received highly favourable reviews and earned him plays on Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show and Jay Cunning’s Kiss FM slot.
Another great achievement was being nominated for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ at the international Break beat awards (Breakspoll) in February 2009. Although he’s now been DJing for well over 15 years and didn’t win, it helped put him more on the map internationally and reflected the increased number of gigs outside of his south coast residency.
In Oct 2009 Doug made a big decision & decided to move to Sydney, Australia where he currently resides! It was a big move for him both on the professional & personal front. But
since being in Sydney Doug is reveling in his new form musical freedom, with an eclectic gig list to match at some of Sydney top venues.
After being in Australia a few months Doug’s label, Up:Start Music, that has been picking up fans worldwide was nominated for the ‘Best New Label 2009’ at the 2010 Breakspoll awards. A true testament to the work & quality of music that they have released since its launch in Feb 2009.
If that wasn’t enough Doug has a new label project with friend & fellow producer Philly Blunt called Grits N Gravy. The label being focused on the more funk based end of the spectrum, an area in which Doug is also gaining a big reputation. The label launched in Nov 2010 & has seen every release hitting num 1 on the Junodowload charts. As with Upstart, Grits N Gravy will feature a heavy release schedule from Doug himself along with outer musical peers & collaborations between like-minded artists…
He’s been at it a while, but there’s the sense that this talented DJ/producer has only just begun as he turns over a new chapter in his career. Watch this space.
HOBER MALLOW //
DJ/Producer/Radio Host from Sydney.
Lives in Sydney.
Loves the music, but not always the scene.
Good times with good people and tunes is what it’s all about.
DJ, Producer, Radio Host and sometime promoter over the last 10 years or so
As a DJ has been the support dude for Robert Babicz, Lee Curtiss, Dyed Soundorom, Lee Coombes, Freeform Five, Audiojack, Kaskade, The Freestylers, Stanton Warriors, Paul Mac, Martijn Ten Velden and lots of others yadda yadda yadda.
Meem (Michael Moebus) is a respected and prolific music producer, DJ and radio host – whose inimitable style of funk, disco, soul & electro-boogie has kept dancefloors shaking for over 15 years.
In the late 90’s Meem began performing live at underground dance parties in Canberra (illegal forest parties, art galleries and aquariums) and soon catapulted from a shy art-school raver to a highly sought after live electronic act – performing at The Big Day Out, Sydney Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Triple J Groove Train, Parklife, and Field Day. Meem has supported international heavyweights such as Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Jamie Lidell, and he has showcased his live and DJ performances in London, Manchester, San Francisco, L.A., island beach parties in Croatia, and summer festivals throughout Eastern Europe.
As a sought after DJ, Meem has supported international acts including Thievery Corporation, and Tom Findlay (Groove Armada). Bringing a diverse and expansive music collection to each gig, Meem blends a broad range of styles and genres including funk, disco, hip-hop, beats, afro, dancehall, reggae, dub, latin, jazz, gypsy, rhythm & blues, jump blues and boogie.
As a weekly testament to his love of funk music (and all its related styles), Meem also hosts the long-running and much-loved radio program Back to Funk, broadcasting every Monday afternoon on 2SER 107.3FM. Broadcasting since 1980 years, Back To Funk is Australia’s longest running funk music program.
Meem has also achieved design notoriety by releasing almost every release in limited edition, and often handmade, packaging. Destined to become collector’s items, covers have been crafted from wood, cotton, felt and vinyl upholstery. Meem’s CD design has been featured in the UK publication ‘CD – Art: Innovation in CD Packaging Design’ by Charlotte Rivers, alongside cover art for The Pet Shop Boys and design by Andy Warhol. His designs were also included in the Spanish publication ‘Graphic Beats: Independent Record Covers & Packaging Design’ by Miquel Abellon, alongside cover art for Martin Solveig and The Rolling Stones.
JR DYNAMITE //
Local Sydney DJ/Producer, JR.DYNAMITE, has been bringing his special flavour filled, filtered DISCO, ballin’ SOUL, flarn flarn filthy FUNK, nostalgic HIPHOP, rootsy REGGAE and Latin BOOGALOO to welcoming ears for over 19 years.
Over the past few years he has burst onto the re-edit/production scene locally and internationally scoring a 7″ release on popular indi funk label, Wah Wah (UK), which hit top 10 in the digital Hypem internet charts. Amassing a large, devoted group of followers, whom await eagerly for their regular hit of aural pleasure.
With this recent success, he has toured through Mexico, Brasil, England, Germany, Italy, Thailand and New Zealand, supported Major Lazer, Coldplay, Rudimental, Art vs Science, The Presets and Ed Sheeren, with Funk Ferret (NZ) exclaiming ‘that boy is a total pro at getting the dancefloor pumping’.
Holding down current rotations at some of Sydneys finest establishments including Hugos, Paper Planes Tatler, Cafe Lounge, Civic Saloon, Hugos Manly, Black Penny, Old Growler, Papi Chulo, Bucket List, Palmer and Co, Swanson Hotel, Charring Cross, The Newington and The Lord Roberts.
BENNY BADGE AKA FREEKWENCY //
Raised under the influence of an eclectic household record collection, Benny took to music with a passion that had him writing songs by age ten. Throughout his teens he established a strong love for the electronic sounds of 1980s funk and soul music, collecting many obscure records from contacts overseas. Benny’s love for a bygone era remained a heavy influence as the following years saw him turn from a young Bboy with hot mixtapes into a busy deejay and producer.
In 2009 Benny formed Secret Heat music, the production base and identity for his future projects. 2011 saw him relocate to Melbourne from his hometown of Adelaide in search of greater possibilities. It was here that he established himself, producing his own take on modern soul and club music with an infectious vintage styling that would set Benny apart from his peers. He has since worked with a range of other artists and performed alongside some of his most respected contemporaries as they visit the country.
Benny’s music and deejay performances are held in high regard globally, receiving notable support from Ministry of Sound Radio, Tim Sweeney’s “Beats In Space” (NYC), The Smuggler’s Inn Show (Berlin), Boogie Taipei (Taiwan/China), Hit It & Quit It Radio (Auckland) and various stations at home in Australia. When behind the decks his fondness for playing vinyl is evident, and his tasteful selections have lit up main rooms and boutique venues from Miami to Manchester.
His discography includes solo productions under the alias “Freekwency”, an album by modern soul group “Nite Class”, performance credits on Inkswel’s “Get To My Party” & “Ginseng Root” EP’s and keyboard credits for “Malaco”, by L.A. producer Tom Noble (also featured in the recent PPU Video Party 2 DVD). Along with partner-in-crime Inkswel, Benny manages the PPU sub-label “Hot Shot Sounds” and with new projects underway you can be sure to hear more of his trademark sound very soon.
Notable Performances and Residencies:
Winter Music Conference 2011 (Miami); Bonnefooi (Brussels); Soju Bar (Berlin); Full Beam! (Manchester); The Croft Institute (2010-2013); Section 8 Container Bar (2011-2013).
Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), Dam Funk, Tom Noble, Onra, Red Rack’em, Royalty, Pablo Valentino, Jamie 3:26, Rick Wade, Recloose, Frank Booker.
Freekwency feat. Penny Shum “Don’t Tell Me” – VR005 (Voyeurhythm UK) (Production)
Inkswel “Get To My Party” – Get To My Party EP (Boogie Bash) (Keyboard Credits)
Tom Noble “Malaco” – Vibe 2 Compilation (Future Times) (Keyboard Credits)
Freekwency “Flip The Coin” – VR010 (Voyeurhythm UK) (Production)
Inkswel “Ginseng Root” – Ginseng Root EP (Dopeness Galore) (Keyboard Credits)
Freekwency feat. Molly D. “Just For Two” – HS001 (Hot Shot Sounds) (Production)
Freekwency feat. Charli James “By My Side” – Shades of Space (ISM Records) (Production)
Del Strange “Freak Yea” (Freekwency Rework) (Fruit Of Life Recordings) (Remix Production)
Freekwency “On The Line” – On-Point Summer Sampler (On-Point Belgium) (Production)
Nite Class “Love Scenes LP” – HS002 (Hot Shot Sounds) (Production)
WHEN: FRIDAY 1 MAY 2015 | 6PM-MIDNIGHT | THAT’S NOT AN EDIT VOL.2 | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
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