The Chop </br>**Battle Edition** </br>[SATURDAY – 20.08.2016]

The Chop
**Battle Edition**
[SATURDAY – 20.08.2016]

THE CHOP, Today’s Future Sound & PLAY BAR Present The Chop X Today’s Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser.

Renowned Hip Hop producer and founder Of Today’s Future Sounds Philthybeats is here all the way from Oakland/San Fran USA for his national Aus fundraising and awearness beat battle Tour for his charity Today’s Future Sound which is hitting Australian shores.

Also Joining him on the night The 26th Letter of Soul Benefits with a live set and defending his is winning tittle as 2015 Beat Battle Champion, The Chop Family members MUMBLES (Live Finger Drumming Showcase, Dj’s Dewis repping FBI Radio/Crown St Cut Collective & BENNY HINN.

Not to mention our main feature of the night some of Sydney’s most talented local Beat-Makers/Producers battling it out head for some major prizes from The Chop & Today’s Future Sounds sponsors with our major prize from Akai Pro Australia and Ortofon DJ Australia.

Defiantly not a night to miss out on!!!

***$5 Door Donation towards Today’s Future Sounds****
***Happy Hour 6pm – 8pm***
***Drink Specials from Sailor Jerry***




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 confirmed so far AKAI PRO, ORTOFON DJ, SAILOR JERRY, ABLETON, OZHIPHOPSHOP, FRUITY LOOPS, HARDCORE CLASSIC RADIO, CROWN ST CUT COLLECTIVE, THE CHOP AND TODAYS FUTURE SOUNDS and more to be announced.

Contact us on or on Facebook if interested in competing.



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.



RAINE SUPREME, Scotty B The Digital Assassin + More




A veteran of the beat battle scene and internationally traveling doctor of beats, Phillip Drummond 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!





DJ/Beatmaker/Producer/MC – inbox for bookings and enquiries
MC/Producer and 1 third of the – Soul Benefits
1 half of the DJ Duo – Deja 2



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”





Dewis Aka Bangers Only Aka What’s Good? Is a triple OG. His been here, since the inception. (Some say his got more charisma than Leonardo).
His sets are like a fine aged bottle of scotch, it starts of warm and smooth, and by the finish, you’re standing on a chair, raising the roof (and then your homie’s trying to get you on their shoulders).

DJ for Coda Conduct, Nick Knowledge and Chux. Crown Street Cut Collective Turntablist Family. Co-host of What’s Good, Monday night on fbi.

Insta @dewis




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…



You can also check out the CHOPs facebook page for regular updates…



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
please include,
Real name and alias:
Contact information:
Gear uses (hardware/software) and gear intended to use in a live set:
A short description of intended live set:




To reserve a space please email


Such a dope Battle last night thanks to all that came down so much talent all round. Our Judges RAINE SUPREME, Scotty B and Atoribeats had some hard decisions from the first round with the calibre of production skill that all contestants brought to the table.

Our 2016 winner and all the way from Brissy was the talented 19yo young buck thiEF aka commacommamusic and taking out 2nd position and defending 2015 winner was 26th Letter both wowing the crowd with some killer beats.

Shout out to all our contestant the night couldn’t have gone ahead with out you guys putting yourselves out there and battling to raise some funds Prolifik The Gifted, Mumbles, Nick Caratgold Gilmore, Banke Original, Bugsy Ocampo, Kazi Beats, riverkid, Luis Carmona honestly the battle could have gone anyway last night all of you brought the fire. Shout to our Dj’s DEWIS and Benny Hinn for all the help through out the night also to PLAY BAR for being the home to all The Chop event and constantly putting their hearts out the to support the scene and of course our Host Philthy Drummond it alway a please to co-promote the battles with you.

And Finally our sponsors for The Chop and Today’s Future Sounds end Akai Pro Australia, Ortofon DJ Australia, Sailor Jerry, Well Dressed Vandals, Phable Denim, Butter Beats Sydney, Hardcore Classic, Crown.St Cut Collective, Aisle6ix Industries, PLAY BAR, Ableton, FL Studio for the support and prizes.