Sydney Cypher Supremo VI Frenzie, Nick Toth & Hinn [SATURDAY – 25.02.2017]
PRESENTED BY DESTRUCTIVE STEPS DANCE ASSOCIATION & PLAY BAR SYDNEY
SYDNEY CYPHER SUPREMO IS BACK FOR ROUND VI… This night brings together some of Syd’s best dancers & music for a dope jam
3 categories (Breakin’, Funk Styles, Freestyle Jam, Mystery judges, Mystery prizes for each Supremo!)
SHAN FRENZIE //
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times. He’s got well over twenty years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any deejay envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45′s – check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – check. Party anthems and forgotten classics – check. Frenzie has got you covered.
His Groove Therapy radio show (now in it’s eleventh year) has been broadcasting weekly on 2SER FM every Friday lunchtime and has become an essential listen to all musically savvy Sydney-siders, while the podcast of the show has garnered a huge loyal fan base in all corners of the globe.
A veteran touring DJ of the Australian east coast, Frenzie also recently rocked dance floors in San Francisco and New York – and has had support billing alongside a who’s who of DJ royalty. Infact, pioneering deejay Grandmaster Flash requested Frenzie as his official support DJ for his most recent 2013 Sydney tour (four shows in total) – and only months earlier, Frenzie could be seen cutting it up on the turntables on stage with New Yorks Hip Hop legends The Ultramagnetic MC’s.
…and it’s no small wonder – Frenzie definitely has the skills to pay the bills. In 2012 he placed second in the New South Wales heats of the DMC, the most prestigious DJ competition in the world (He’s last foray into battle deejaying was almost twelve years earlier).
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the turntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery. Not only can Frenzie mix a record, he has definitely earned his stripes as the number one chief party rocker.
NICK TOTH //
After purchasing his first set of decks in 1988 and working with a hip-hop crew in his native Austria, Nick packed up his turntables and relocated to the sunny shores of Australia 17 years ago, where he has been heavily involved with the local music community and club culture as a DJ & producer (MetaBass, Foreign Heights, etc), promoter (JamRock!, StepForward!, Make It Clap!, Dancehall Queen Australia), radio host (2SER, FBi, ABC, SBS) and music educator (Australian Institute of Music etc).
Over the course of his career he has performed at most major festivals and venues, at corporate & celebrity events, international movie launches, fashion shows, music awards, etc. Nick was the first hiphop DJ in Australia to sign a major label deal for a DJ-mixed album (‘Blazin’ Vol 1 / Universal Music, 2003, w/Nino Brown) and has since released a number of other albums, compilations and singles. As part of the dynamic trio Foreign Heights he was nominated for an ARIA in 2007, the main award in the Australian music industry.
He has also shared the stage with a multitude of artists such as Common, Michael Franti, Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D., Missy Elliott, Jungle Brothers, 50 Cent & G-Unit, The Roots, Run DMC, Xzibit, J Boog, Public Enemy, Ice T, Beatnuts, The Alkaholics, Spearhead, DJ Krush, QBert, Grandmaster Flash, MixMasterMike, Jungle Brothers, Lyrics Born, Sean Paul, Cypress Hill, ColdCut, Jazzanova, Black Eyed Peas, Scribe, Roots Manuva, and many more and has hit the studio with Australian and international artists including Mr Lif, Will I Am, Casual, Pigeon John, Murs, Che’nelle, MC Trey, Maya Jupiter, 13th Son, Eternia, DJ Regal, and others.
Recent gigs: an exclusive VIP industry party for Justin Timberlake; DJ for Michael Franti & Spearhead on their Australian tour; the exclusive Sunday day-party ‘The Do-Over’ in Hollywood, LA; warm-up tour DJ for U.S. hiphop/reggae star Matisyahu; an exclusive beach party at luxury resort Karma Kandara in Bali, Indonesia; Donna Karan’s (owner of fashion label DKNY) VIP birthday party at Sydney’s Star City Casino alongside the Black Eyed Peas and the All-Star Hip Hop Party 2013, an exclusive club show feat. Coolio, Chali 2Na, DJ Numark & Maseo (De La Soul).
Aside from extensive domestic touring within Australia, he has been booked in New York, San Francisco, London, Vienna, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and Tahiti.
Nick is the driving force behind the ground-breaking Article One Events, running Australia’s most successful weekly reggae club JamRock!; Australia’s premier French-Caribbean events ‘Creole Zouk’ and touring Caribbean artists to the Australasian region (recent tours include J Boog, Junior Reid, Lukie D, Fiji, Peetah Morgan etc).
Nick Toth plays hiphop, soul, funk, disco, dancehall reggae, dub, soca, zouk, afrobeat etc, catch him every week @ Hermann’s Bar & El Topo and once a month @ Eleven Nightclub & Goodgod Small Club.
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…
WHAT: SYDNEY CYPHER SUPREMO VI feat. FRENZIE, NICK TOTH BENNY HINN
WHEN: SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017 | DOORS OPEN 6PM | MUSIC KICKS AT 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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