The Chop **BATTLE EDITION** [FRIDAY - 28.08.2015]
Bedrocker Productions , Today’s Future Sound & Play Bar Sydney Present
THE CHOP X Today’s Future Sound BEAT BATTLE FUNDRAISER &
PHILTHYBEATS LIVE for the Sydney length of his Australian Tour.
Renowned Hip Hop producer and head butcher PhillipDrummond Philthybeats is here all the way from Oakland/San Fran USA for his national Aus Tour and Beat Battle Fundraiser for his charity Today’s Future Sound which will soon to be hitting Australian shores soon.
Also Joining him BLUM (USA/Today’s Future Sound)Live & The Chop Family members MONASTRY (Live), MUMBLES (Live Finger Drumming Showcase, Dj’s RAINE SUPREME & BENNY HINN.
Defiantly not a night to miss out on!!!
$7 Door donation towards Today’s Future Sounds Charity.
$5 Door donation with can of food to be donation to the homeless charity of Philthybeats choice.
BEAT BATTLE //
Some of Sydney’s most talented local Beat-Makers/Producers battling it out for some major prizes from The Chop & Today’s Future Sounds sponsors such as AKAI PRO, SAILOR JERRY, ABLETON, WELL DRESSED VANDALS, PHABLE, OZHIPHOPSHOP, FRUITY LOOPS, MI CASA STUDIO, CROWN ST CROWN COLLECTIVE, HARDCORE CLASSIC RADIO, THE CHOP AND TODAYS FUTURE SOUNDS.
TODAY’S FUTURE SOUND //
Currently, we offer free training in the San Francisco Bay Area that covers progressive techniques employed in Hip/Hop and Electronic music production and DJ’ing.
Co-founder and director, Dr. Elliot Gann, a professional psychologist/producer, has been teaching in San Francisco Bay Area schools and community settings for nearly a decade. He has also conducted empirical dissertation research on Therapeutic Hip Hop activity groups, involving both rapping and beatmaking, which demonstrated the significant positive effects of such interventions. Building off of both his research findings and experience, Dr. Gann is now leading TFS to continue such work and further advocate for its use, including expanded wellness/mental health, educational, economic and social justice applications.
Our focus is on underserved communities particularly in Oakland, where we are based. We do workshops and ongoing classes in both community settings (community and youth centers like Youth Uprising) and in Oakland/Berkeley Unified School Districts at schools such as King, Edna Brewer, West Oakland Middle, Jefferson and Hoover Elementary among other places. This includes current collaborative work being done with Science, Math, Computer and Technology teachers at West Oakland Middle School to find innovative ways of delivering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum.
A veteran of the beat battle scene and internationally traveling doctor of beats, Phillipdrummond began producing and digging for records in the late 90′s in NYC where he grew up. Informed by the Golden Era of Hip Hop at the epicenter of the movement, Boom-Bap pumps through Philthy’s veins and colors the word he sees in a Boom Bap way. Philthy headed West in ’99 to study and live in California and became heavily involved in the battle rap scene, and then the beat battle scene, running a monthly beat battle in San Francisco for 10 years ongoing now. During this time he produced several albums and has rocked shows and beat battles from the Bay Area to Mississippi to NYC to Toronto to Paris to Dakar, Senegal, where he was an artist/beat maker-in-residence with the US State Department and UNC Chapel Hill’s Next Level Hip Hop Diplomacy program leading his students in a live performance in front of a crowd of 800. Philthy returns to Australia, having come five years ago to do a four-city beat battle/rap battle/Philthy Australia album launch tour, with this year’s tour as the sequel. Before heading to Sydney, Philthy will have taught beats to hundreds of Australian youth in prison facilities, schools and community settings and done beat battles/shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. Sydney will be the culminating flashpoint of a beat-drive national Australian tour!
In a landscape weary with big room anthems, we bring back the instrumental.
Down tempo at its finest,
Let the music talk…
MUMBLES (Live Finger Drumming Showcase) //
Mumbles is a Sydney based Producer/MC from the hip hop crew ‘Kosmic Culture’.
Specialising in Live MPC & Maschine BeatMaking. He is also one half of the Syd production duo “Outta Work Productions”
RAINE SUPREME //
Raine Supreme has quickly become the go-to DJ for all things Hip Hop, soul and funk. He regularly plays all around Sydney, and has held residencies at the most frequented concert venues, bars & clubs.
His incredibly vast catalogue of music, and innate ability to remember small details about each of the releases, has earned him the title of Mr. Encyclopedia of Music. Already he has shared the stage with some big names including, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Pharoahe Monch, De La Soul, Charlie 2na, Apollo Brown, Def Wish Cast, Dj-JS1 (Rock Steady Crew), Boogie Blind (The X-Ecutioners), Afrika Bambaataa, Dj Suspect, Blak Twang, Dj MK, @peace and many more. As well as being an audio enthusiast, he also extends his love for music into the video realm, both as a solo artist and as apart of his AVDJ duo, NTSC, which sees him team with Sydney visual veteran, VJ Spook. Raine Supreme also throws his promoter hat on, working under the banner of HomeyDontPlayDat, and has been behind some incredible events in Sydney such as the 2013 DMC NSW Finals, Destino @ The Abercrombie, Soul Shaker @ The Newtown Hotel and more!
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…
You can also check out the CHOPs facebook page for regular updates…
THE CHOP //
The Chop is a night being held at Play bar in Sydney’s design, music and fashion hub of Surry Hills on a monthly basis. The Chop is an evening dedicated to showcasing the talents of up and coming, as well as already established beat makers/producers. The call has been sent out to all bedroom bangers, mpc masters, beat junkies and production prodigies to bring their finest cuts of A grade beat and they have answered with cleavers in tow.
All performances will be live and butchered to order for your audio taste buds.
Along with show casing these talented artists, The Chop will be supported by some of Sydney’s finest DJ’s. They will spinning the most mouth watering assortment of funk, soul, boogie and hip hop to accompany these talented purveyors of cold cuts and dope beats.
Play bar is an underground urban speak easy in Surry Hills frequented by everyone from corporate city slickers looking for a street style getaway to the cool kids of inner Sydney, which makes it the perfect venue for The Chop.
This is a free event designed to promote the little known beat scene in Sydney and it is well worth stepping into this musical meat market to see the range of produce.
Falling off the bone this AUGUST.
If interested, please send track demo’s or previous sets to email@example.com
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WHEN: FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2015 – THE CHOP **LIVE BEAT-MAKER NIGHT – BATTLE EDITION** | 6PM-MIDNIGHT | HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
Sponsors: Akai Pro Australia, Sailor Jerry Australia, StrangeLove, Well Dressed Vandals, Crown.St Cut Collective, OZHIPHOPSHOP, Aisle6ix Industries, Hardcore Classic, Phable Denim
PHOTOS BY BENNY HINN
PHOTOS BY DBOE