A hip hop, breaks and funk jam! DJs: DJ Antics and DJ Beats
Swap your mince pies, sausage rolls and sherry for hip-hop, funk, breaks and electro. It?s a Christmas rave up here tonight as residents DJ Antics and DJ Beats plus special guests will be offering up the finest hip hop, funk breaks and beats, while the Antics' crew delight your eyes with their awesome visuals. And there's drinks deals, oh yes: check www.anticsclub.com for details. Tickets are only £5 in advance via anticsclub.com. Check out the Antics mix at http://soundcloud.com/antics-2/antics-promo-mix
A hip hop, breaks and funk jam! DJs: DJ Woody, DJ Antics and DJ Beats
After several rammed parties at KOKO, Antics is returning for another Saturday night mash up of hip-hop, funk, breaks and electro. Residents DJ Antics and DJ Beats plus a special DJ/AV set from DJ Woody will be offering up the finest hip hop, funk breaks and beats, while the Antics' crew delight your eyes with their awesome visuals. And there's drinks deals, oh yes: check www.anticsclub.com for details. Tickets are only £5 in advance via anticsclub.com. Check out the Antics mix at http://soundcloud.com/antics-2/antics-promo-mix
UK bass wunderkind Sam Binga brings his unique blend of jungle, dnb, juke and hip hop to Sydney. Supported by local legends Royalst, 8 Diagram and Ncrypt. DJs: Sam Binga, Royalston, 8 Diagram, Ncrypt
Double Up? alongside Blood and Gold are chuffed to announce one very special guest to play our next show at the Imperial Hotel. A wunderkind of the recent (RE)explosion of drum and bass, Sam Binga has been thrilling crowds worldwide with his infamous fusion of jungle, dnb and hip-hop...
Something's happening to the faster side of dance music. Maybe it's the hyperactive influence of juke's chopped-up 808s, the embrace of dubstep's half-time flow at a higher tempo or perhaps it's simply the ongoing evolution of the mutation started by dBridge and the Autonomic podcasts. Whatever the origin, that spectrum of music between 160 and 170bpm is sounding utterly vital once again.
Sam Binga has placed himself firmly at the centre of this new wave, with releases on some of dance music's most respected underground labels - 50 Weapons, Exit and Critical. His sound spans the anthemic rowdiness of tracks like 'AYO' and 'Lef Dem', to the deeper explorations of his collaborations with Om Unit, and has attracted the attention of legendary artists such as Zed Bias and CHVRCHES - who have both hit him up for remix work - and Kode9, who featured his collaboration with Addison Groove '11th' on his critically acclaimed Rinse CD.
Over the 12 months since the release of 'AYO', Sam Binga has played clubs and festivals across Europe, including regular turns at the world famous Fabric in London, Motion in Bristol, and Stealth in Nottingham.
As a DJ, he has become known for his fearless style, blending juke and jungle with classic crunk and dancehall. His unreleased dubs, such as the 'Sambaata' refix, or the 'Crackney Parrot' rebax, are still in huge demand from DJs such as Friction, Machinedrum and Alix Perez, while forthcoming releases with Fracture and Rider Shafique have attracted early attention from forward-thinking selectors such as Brackles, Murlo and Breakage.
If you're fully in the know, or if you pay attention to wider movements in the music world, you'll realise that there's some serious weight behind the Sam Binga name, with countless gigs and worldwide tours covering pretty much the whole spectrum of underground dance music under his belt. But that's not important right now: what's important is that mix of dirty-south swagger, Chi-town footwork and UK pressure people like Sam Binga are bringing to the table. Fresh, weird and strictly fire on the dance floor.
Sydney-based, classically trained, DJ / producer Dylan Martin (middle name ?Royalston?) has been listening to Drum + Bass since ?93, producing for 12 years and DJ-ing for about 10. A man of many talents, Royalston is also an illustrator / designer and first got into music production when he was making a soundtrack to a 3D animation. His music is characterised by a raw, analogue sound with a tech-y edge (thanks to plenty of hardware like his favourite Korg MS-20) and he has released on labels such as Bad Taste and Black Acre before signing exclusively to Med School in 2012.
Royalston cut his teeth on Med School with ?The Test? ? a track which appeared on ?New Blood 010′′ and remains one of his favourite tunes to date. He swiftly followed this up with his first vinyl release, the vitriolic ?Glitchbitch?, dedicated to his ex girlfriend, on ?More Blood 010′′. Having wowed us with a release on Bad Taste and a super sharp remix of Art vs Science ? ?Magic Fountain?, which started life as a bootleg, was made legit and subsequently received heavy support from London Elektricity, and currently has over 250,000 plays on
YouTube. In November 2011, he returned with more musical mayhem in his exceptional, four-track ?Cerulean Blue? EP. After a short break Royalston returned this year with his album 'OCD'. 18 tracks of profound bass and jungle influence. A showcase of his fine production and attention to details.
Growing up on a strict diet of Resch?s, raw meat, jungle, drum and bass and hip-hop can never yield anything except the finest of results. In this instance, we have the first ever birth of fully detached Siamese twins, 8 Diagram. This constantly morphing beast has surged into the Australian Jungle//Drum and Bass scene with a killer release on Melbourne?s Detrimental Audio in early 2014, with another E.P in the pipeline due for release in the latter half of the year.
Armed with a battery of breaks, sirens, hip hop and kung-fu influences over gully basslines, this almost-human entity is heading for the outerverse, destination breakbeat utopia, population YOU.
Originally hailing from the Blue Mountains, Ncrypt is rapidly becoming a household name in the Sydney Drum and Bass scene. Forging a reputation for tight, technical mixes this kiddo has his sights firmly set on the ultimate bassline.
Ncrypt?s journey into the electronic music world kicked off in 2009 after being introduced to dubstep. From that moment onwards he began to research artists and gather a collection of music from various international & local record labels. The selection of tunes used in his sets varies from show to show however one thing stays true, by the end of his set you will either have danced your shoes into oblivion or dialled the police. Your call...
The Imperial Hotel Cornerstore (ground level, back room)
35 Erskineville Road
Doors open at 9
first release second release
Tickets via the Ticket Fairy: https://www.theticketfairy.com/event/blood-gold-double-up-sam-binga-uk-13sep2014/
A hip hop, breaks and funk jam! DJs: DJ Antics and DJ Beats
Get your dancing shoes on, Antics is returning for another Saturday night mash up of hip-hop, funk, breaks and electro. Residents DJ Antics and DJ Beats plus special guests will be offering up the finest hip hop, funk breaks and beats, while the Antics' crew delight your eyes with their awesome visuals. And there's drinks deals, oh yes: check www.anticsclub.com for details. Tickets are only £5 in advance via anticsclub.com. Check out the Antics mix at http://soundcloud.com/antics-2/antics-promo-mix
?If you don't know about Benny Page?make sure you get to know.... We are loving the sound of this? MOBO Awards (Official)
?They better play this at Carnival or we?ll kick off1? Noisey / Vice
?This tune is massive!? BBC Radio One
The single is available worldwide 23 August 2014 on his own label High Culture Recordings and Rise Artists Ltd. This release is revealed after Mistajam?s recent BBC Radio premiere, an accolade following the wave of success surrounding his recent dancefloor hit Hot Body Gal feat. Richie Loop supported by Sir David Rodigan, Seani B and Toddla T across BBC Radio One, 1Xtra and Kiss Fm alongside worldwide festival and club appearances. Champion Sound features Jamaican dancehall artist Assassin, who appeared on Kanye West?s last album ?Yeezus? on the track ?I?m In It? and was mastered at Metropolis Studios by Stuart Hawkes whose previous works include Basement Jaxx, Rudimental and Maverick Sabre.
Benny Page notes his influences were initially drawn from his Dad?s records whilst growing up, listening to Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath to Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye. He started his musical zeal performing guitar and drums in live bands up until when he discovered Electronic music which intensified his passion to build his career as an Electronic songwriter and producer. This led to Shy FX signing Benny Page to his now legendary Digital Soundboy label kick starting his professional career with his 2006 dancefloor anthem ?Turn Down The Lights?. This was followed by an array of seminal ragga jungle cuts, as well as numerous well received productions across the dance music spectrum. Since then Benny Page has produced tracks for Sony, Universal and London Records remixing artists such as Jessie J, Tinnie Tempah, Misha B, Snoop Lion, Arlisa & Nas.
After a number of years establishing international recognition; Benny Page has evolved his sound initiating the start of this unique album project. Benny Page recently spent time in Jamaica discovering first hand the famous rhythms and basslines of the island that are so key to his music. In just over two weeks Benny Page recorded twenty two Jamaican vocalists in what he describes as a musically insightful experience redirecting his techniques into a new sound that he is happy to be revealing. Benny Page?s main objectives on the island was to achieve a more authentic and diverse sound, managing all the studio recordings directly in a more traditional and personal songwriting process. Other Jamaican vocal legends who are set to appear on his forthcoming album include; Big Youth, Beenie Man, Spice, Popcaan and Protoje. Benny Page teamed up with Richie Loop on his first single for the Moombahton driven Hot Body Gal, a hit in Jamaica and continuing to impact worldwide leaving fans eagerly awaiting this highly anticipated follow up.
Already receiving numerous plays on national radio and media attention, Champion Sound displays Benny Page?s production techniques in a new form with his fresh 140bpm sound. The track infuses elements of Dancehall, Reggae, Breakbeat and Drum and Bass producing a high energy beat with a vibrant horn section, graced by the hard hitting vocal prowess of heavyweight Dancehall artist Assassin. Well suited for the summer festival period, Champion Sound has all the ingredients for a sort after summer anthem.
To celebrate the release of Champion Sound. Benny Page has a European launch tour and will be debuting his Benny Page LIVE single launch concert hosted by Mama Group on 11th September at the Jazz Caf?. The new show involves live horns, live percussion, two new MCs and visuals from Jamaica.
Expect imminent updates as Benny Page?s already flourishing career takes a step onto a whole new exciting level.
The Venue security reserves the right to refuse admission to the venueThe Venue reserves the right to search people on entryThis event is 14+ (live music from 7-11pm) Under 16's MUST accompanied by an adult (18+) and can only be seated in the upstairs balcony area.
Art vs Oil (the accomplishments of a man who used his art to defend his rights & won)
We're encouraged by our governments to accept their current outrages against the their constituencies & the environment as "inevitable progress."
They are not.
Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen story (2004) is a beacon on a hill that Canadian governments would like to erase & have us forget. They'd like us to stand by.
But we might remember to stand up.
*** Edmonton Journal, "Opposition to drilling elevated to an art form" (2006)
"[Artist Peter von Tiesenhausen's] peaceful method of fending off gas production is a basic right as well established in his field -- copyright -- as the legal underpinnings of Alberta's energy industry"
"Lawsuits have been threatened several times,. But no oil and gas companies have risked a winner-take-all court case that would attract public attention and start other landowners thinking."
"Alberta artist, Peter von Tiesenhausen, has effectively stopped oil corporations from putting a pipeline through his 800 acre property by covering it with artwork and copyrighting the top six inches of his land as an artwork."