#THEHANGS [WEDNESDAY – 06.01.2016]
Behind The Front x PLAY BAR Sydney present “#THEHANGS”
We showcase who we’re vibing in whatever artistic discipline/format, striving for artistic freedom and expression. One thing is for sure, they must inspire and make us feel something.
“The Hangs..” is about getting together to head nod with strangers and finding that common love for a sound that rarely gets played in club nights.
As long as they inspire and make us feel things, we’re going to share.
In this incredible edition, the night will be built around one very talented artist & producer NEHZUIL & in support as a variety of guest vocalists & performers some special local talent Milan, Chux, Kun & MXXWLL…
NEHZUIL **LIVE** //
When discussing Neo-Soul and RnB these days, it’s impossible to have a decent conversation without mentioning the Sydney-based Composer and Producer, Nehzuil. From his soulful and smooth remixes to original production for Uness, the music on this producer’s page is enough to keep any R&B fan glued to their computer for hours.
Nehzuil is a unique producer, however, as his arrangements are all riddled with one-hundred percent original production, with the only sample being the a-capella of the original artist.
Milan. The Gibson endorsed artist fluidly moves between being a masterful lead guitarist, multi-instrumentalist to a singer, songwriter, producer and business woman.
Whether for herself or writing and collaborating with other artists (D.R.A.M, Donnie Trumpet, The social Experiment Crew, Vanic, Peking Duk..) Milan creates a brand of music that shimmies across the sensibilities of Electronic, Pop, R&B and Hip Hop.
Her Debut EP Glassy Eyes, had the Sydney Morning Herald name her the “Next Big Thing”. She garnered radio, press, media and industry support, performing at the Alicia Keys/John Legend Arena show and being whisked away to LA to work with some of the best in the industry.
Freshly returning to Australia from a mentorship in LA with Neff-U (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar), armed with a degree in sound engineering and a Universal Publishing deal, Milan is preparing for her second EP release, an international tour and a plethora of creative projects in 2016.
Sydney-based artist Chux Montano makes jazzy, soulful hip hop in the vein of artists such as Common, Little Brother and De La Soul amongst others.
About a year ago, a dude called Maxwell Bidstrup created a Facebook page under the alias MXXWLL.
He posted a video the same day entitled “Friday Funk #1”, his first attempt at live sequencing. Last week, after 7 more Friday Funks and accolades from M-Phazes, he released his first debut single, 4U, and it’s such a fucking tune that I insisted he answered some of my questions so we could all find out a little more about who on earth he is, where on earth he came from and when on earth we’re getting more. I’m in bold, he’s in the quotation marks.
The thing I keep seeing people comment on your music – where the hell did you come from?!
“I guess you could say I’ve been in hiding haha. I grew up in a musical family, dabbling with musical instruments I would encounter along the way. Up until I was about 8 when my dad got me 2 CDs for christmas… Fatboy Slim’s “You’ve come along way, baby” and Daft Punk’s “Homework”… from that moment I was hooked on electronic music, and trying to re-create those sounds. Fast forward about 10 years, and I began to discover the songs that were sampled to make those 2 records, which ignited my love for 70’s-80’s funk/soul/disco records… I experienced that same feeling I got 10 years earlier and it was magic!”
Who were your influences for the music you’re putting out as MXXWLL?
“Kaytranada & Pomo are two recent artists that have really inspired the sounds i’m pushing for this MXXWLL project. I’m all about the D’angelo / J-Dilla type swing on the drums… lush chord progressions… cheeky vocal samples etc.”
What’s next? You’ve mentioned an EP in the works on your Facebook page.
“I’ve been working on the EP for the last couple of months, working towards having a mid-year release… but there’s plenty of exciting stuff that will be happening in the meantime.”
Bio courtesy of www.projectu.tv
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 06 JANUARY 2016 | #THEHANGS
NEHZUIL LIVE + GUESTS
DOORS OPEN AT 5PM | MUSIC KICKS AT 8PM | 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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Wow, just wow… that was something else… Words can’t express what went down…. Thank you so much to all the artists for the incredible sets, NEHZUIL, MILAN, CHUX, KUN & MXXWLL & to Behind the Front & everyone who came in support of incredible original live music