Whisky Mixd, Dusty Allen & Benny HInn [SATURDAY – 18.06.2016]
Some of the original Play Bar crew are back for a night of party breaks, funk, soul & 70s, 80s & 90s hip hop, rare grooves and stacks of other goodies…
WHISKY MIXD //
After playing in countless metal, rock, roots, blues and hip hop bands throughout his youth, it was at the turn of the century, Whisky Mixd (Paul) switched his focus musical craft of 12 years from the guitar over to the 1s and 2s. It was bearing witness to a Fatboy Slim live set at Sydney’s UNSW – Roundhouse where he discovered the art of fusing acapellas, guitar and brass arrangements from pop/rock bands of the 80s and 90s with electronic hip-hop, funk, house music and break-beat bass lines and drum loops which at the same time was beginning to drive a healthy dance music culture in Australia
It was not long after Paul started applying his own blend of party hip hop, funky grooving house and breaks to bars and clubs across Sydney including The Basement, Le Panic, Candy’s Apartment, Soho/YU, The Metro and various other festivals both locally and regionally.
In 2006, Paul decided to expand on his well established Sydney bar circuit and apply his trade in the musical melting pot of London, UK. It was there he played and ran his own club night Platform 12 where playing with electronic music heroes such as Plump Djs, The Nextmen, Stanton Warriors, Annie Mac, D. Ramirez, A-Skillz & Krafty Kuts, Roots Manuva, Mystro became a weekly event. This also bars such as the old queens head, the White House, and clubs such as the Quay, the cross, Canvas and Fabric.
After 5 years of tearing it up in Europe with highlights including playing the Snowbombing festival in Mayerhoffen, Austria and Amnesia in Ibiza, Paul decided it was time to bring it back home to Sydney. This was an exciting time for Paul seeing the small bars licenses relaxed establishing residencies at Play Bar, The Golden Sheaf, Paddington Inn, The Winery, The Morrison. In 2012 Paul fulfilled a life long dream of playing in NYC with gigs at both Soho House NYC and the Catalpa festival in NYC, sharing the bill with the likes of The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky and warming up for Chicago House legend Felix Da Housecat.
In 2015, Paul has continued with his residencies in Sydney but decided it was time to get amongst Melbourne’s ever growing vibrant night life, blending his Deep Grooving House vibes with his hip hop, funk and Soul flava, establishing monthly residencies including venues such as The Carlton Club, The Mill House and Two Wrongs.
DUSTY ALLEN //
A man with few boundaries infront of and behind the decks, Dusty “Roberto” Allen burst onto the scene, like a giant water balloon filled with kebab meat & chilli sauce had erupted, after being dropped from the eiffel tower onto annoying daytime tourists…
What we are trying to say is his beats are fat, hot & explosive… The man knows his funk & old hip hop and isn’t afraid to have a beer while spinnin’ it.
Dusty’s sets are often filled with some of the funkiest shit going round and he never disappoints.
BENNY HINN //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.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 & mixcloud page & is host of the Radio Program Sydney Underground on Bondi Beach Radio.
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…
WHEN: SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016
feat. WHISKY MIXD, DUSTY ALLEN & BENNY HINN
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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