The Boombap Sessions [SATURDAY – 09.01.2016]
Yo Yo, welcome to the return of the Boom Bap Sessions at PLAY BAR SYDNEY. Louis Costello-Stewart (DJ Cost) Cody White (Codeks) & Khem White (Platterpush) will be joining for the first large Boombap of 2016.
Joining us this edition will be the very dope lyrical stylings of OZI BATLA…
OZI BATLA (The Herd) //
I’m O.B. Batla. Battlerfinga. Swandon. Batts. The Herd and Astronomy Class both have to put up with me.
I wrote/co-wrote tunes such as, including “77%”, “Put It On Wax”, “Starship Troopers”, “A Bright Tomorrow”, “Only 19″ and the early Oz hip hop breakthrough/down “Scallops”.
In 1996, I met DJ ALF. We played at the Cricketer’s Arms. I met Rok Poshtya, Unkle Ho and Toe Fu (The Herd) at uni around the same time.
Traksewt got us all together on the first Elefant Traks release in 1998, and in 2001 The Herd evolved out of the fledgling label.
In 2002 I battled, winning the Verbal Mechanics NSW final, NSW Stealth Battle. Got to semis of Revolver, and invited to first Battle for Supremacy.
Five Herd albums, a solo record and a third Astronomy Class project in the works.
I never stopped / Lovin’ hip hop.
DJ CO$T //
DJ Cost started djing close to ten years ago and has been a dedicated student to the art of turntablism ever since. Heavily involved in the local hip hop scene for years. Dj for P.Smurf and Cooking with Caustic and tour Dj for a number of acts including Joe New & Ozi Batla. Dj Cost has recorded studio cuts for a number of artists including Thundamentals and Daily Meds. He earned second place in his first Dj battle at the 2013 NSW DMC Competition & was runner up at the 2014 Wax Wars Battle
PLATTERPUSH & CODEKS //
Platterpush and Codeks have been writing music together for over ten years. Initially playing in a live reggae band before venturing into hip hop production and dj’ing/ turntablism. Over the last Six years Platterpush and Codeks have produced music for many of Australia’s finest Hip Hop artists such as 13th Son, Down Under Beats Crew, Immune, Lotek, Ghostrider. They have released two independent albums and have had tracks feature on numerous compilations. As well as production a strong emphasis is also placed on performance, combining turntablism with live sample triggering and feature emcees results in a dynamic live show. Platterpush and Codeks have supported international hip hop artists such as De La Soul, Dj Krush, Lord Finesse, DJ Roc Raida, Q Unique, Omni, DJ Revoloution, Lotek, Mystro, Eternia as well as many of Australias finest Hip Hop acts.
WHEN: SATURDAY 09 JANUARY 2016 | THE BOOMBAP SESSIONS | 6PM-MIDNIGHT | 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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