:: ROCK LIKE THIS presents- end of summer Boat Party (feat. HEXADECIMAL) - FREE ENTRY for Students ::
Rock Like This end of summer boat party!
HEXADECIMAL (UK/NZ), Diistortiion (iBreaks), Citizen.com, Deviant, Missmax, JD (birthday suit)
+ more to be announced
Saturday 9th of March
Victoria Star, berth 9 central pier docklands, departs 6pm.. boarding 5:30 DON'T BE LATE
tickets available from moshtix.com.au or local promoters $30
Hexadecimal made his name when his remix featured on James Zabiela's first mix compilation. He then topped the DJ Magazine chart with 'Brain Machine' and had the opening track feature on the Plump DJ's much acclaimed Fabric Live Mix CD.
He began his career on the UK dance scene playing many of the countries top club nights and festivals. Global Gathering, Fabric, Glade, Gatecrasher and Godskitchen are just a few of the places you could have see him grace the decks. In 2007 he won the international Breakspoll breakthrough DJ award and went on to present his own mix compilation CD on the front cover of International DJ Magazine.
Out of the studio his skills as a DJ are renowned. Cuttings it up, effortlessly mixing from one tune, to another, to the next genre and back without missing a beat. His trickery on the decks compliments his tune selection. Smashing the speakers with no holds barred selection of beats and bass that no sound system should ever have been built to handle.
In 2012 he presents a cool and contemporary stance on the breakbeat / bass music continuum. His second artist album 'Reform / Restore' breathes fresh life and air in his productions produced around a concept based on his own life experiences. A near fatal car accident, moving to New Zealand and feeling the full force of mother nature during the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. The album features collaborations with stunning Vancouver vocalist Ingrid Hakanson on 'Cracks' Houston rapper Joe B on 'Boom & bust' and the talents of Dub FX on the staggering 'Open Your Eyes.
Hexadecimal currently resides in New Zealand where he makes regular DJ appearances across the country including the legendary kiwi festival Rhythm & Vines in Gisborne in 2012. Hexadecimal also hosts a fortnightly radio show on 88.6 Radioactive.fm in Wellington;
recordings of his shows can be downloaded via his soundcloud page http://www.soundcloud.com/hexadecimal
** SCHOOL SPECIAL - FREE TICKETS FOR ALL STUDENTS (+ 1) OF UNITED DJ MIXING SCHOOL (PAST - PRESENT)**
- e-mail names to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12PM, Saturday 9th March 2013.
As the dawning of a new year approaches, the tribes are growing restless…
The sacred calendar predicts the end of an Era, a new beginning, a time for great celebration!
So once more the savages summon the gods of rhythm and dance to hold the greatest festival celebration the land has ever seen!!
January 1st 2013 will see Brown Alley converted once again into a massive three layer tribal themed playground featuring a unique interactive decor setup, cutting edge lighting displays and mind bending visuals.
KRAFTY KUTS vs A.SKILLZ (live set), HIGH CONTRAST, LOGISTICS, CAMO & KROOKED, S.P.Y., MC WREC, PYRAMID, SPECIMEN A, MR. DORIS, Plus local tribesmen:
Diistortiion, Altruism, Cubist, Flip3k, Monkee, Kodiak Kid, Citizen.com + more
Industry Tickets for United DJs Members available for $85. Simply email email@example.com before sunday 30th Dec to collect tickets.
Melbourne Bass crews unite to bring you the return of All City Bass - FREE ENTRY for Students ::
** SCHOOL SPECIAL - FREE TICKETS FOR ALL STUDENTS OF UNITED DJ MIXING SCHOOL **
- e-mail names to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 20th November 2012.
BOAT PARTY - Rock Like This 7th B'day Ft. HEDFLUX (UK) - FREE ENTRY for STUDENTS ::
Lets, crash, mash and smash up the bay with a boat full of mad c*nts and mad beats! This year promises to be big, with UK bassweight-psy-head HEDFLUX. Along with the Rock Like This crew DJs this will be a night of heavy beats and rockin tunes. (And just cause this year doesn’t fall on Halloween, doesn’t mean we wont be dressing up.. no theme in particular, just get creative and crazy with your costumes.. Every year they just keep getting better!)
Upper Deck – Psychadelic Breakbeats
HEDFLUX [uk / Broken Robot Records]
Xen Ochren [VIM Recordings]Lower Deck – Rock Like This BASSmusic
Lewis RobertsAfterparty 11pm – late (Mercat Basement)Tix are $40 November 5th (cup eve)
7pm ’til 11pm 6:30 boarding, DON’T BE LATE
VICTORIA STAR Central Pier Docklands
entry to after party @ Mercat included in price as well as free transports in double decker party buses…!
** SCHOOL SPECIAL - FREE TICKETS FOR ALL STUDENTS OF UNITED DJ MIXING SCHOOL.**
- e-mail names to email@example.com by Sunday 4th November 2012.
::2012 Australian DMC DJ Championships
For the first time since 2008 the Australian DMC DJ Championships
was held at Laundry Bar (Melbourne)
on the 18th August 2012, the results we're as follows :
1st Place - DJ B.TWO representing VICTORIA
2nd Place - DJ SNAIR representing South Australia
3rd Place - DJ KEEN representing QUEENSLAND
DJ MINX WINS EMI's SHE CAN DJ 2011
Following an explosive night of aerialists, dancers, DJ sets, fashion, RIMMEL London experiences, bubbles and Smirnoff cocktails at Sydney’s elite ivy, DJ Minx was announced as the winner of She Can DJ 2011.
Announced by international guest ambassador and DJ direct from Pacha Ibiza, Sarah Main, the ecstatic winner Minx from Sydney had this to share, “I’m absolutely lost for words, this whole experience has been incredible. Being put alongside the most talented DJs from Australia and New Zealand and having the chance to network with them has been such an amazing journey. After tonight, I’m so excited for the future and this once in a lifetime opportunity that I am grabbing with both hands. I can’t wait to work my ass off and make everyone involved and those who have already supported me, proud.”
Hosted by Grant Smillie and Jane Gazzo with Channel V, each of the top ten She Can DJ finalists played a twenty minute headline set in front of special international guest, Sarah Main (Pacha Ibiza) and She Can DJ judges & ambassadors Nicole Smith, Bev Malcolm and Totem Industries / Stereosonic Festival co-director Simon Coyle; a competitive night with Australia and New Zealand’s elite female DJ’s competing for the major prize: a global recording contract with EMI Music!
Sarah Main presented Minx with a unique set of Dr.Dre Beats headphones (courtesy of Funkear) encrusted in pure back crystals (valued at $2000) and her global recording contract in front of the rapturous, packed ivy event.
Following bumper media commitments over the coming days, Minx will embark on a life changing whirlwind trip to London and Ibiza where she will join David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia to attend the cream of closing Ibiza parties before preparing for the release of the She Can DJ branded mixed compilation, set for release in November 2011. As part of the major prize, Minx’s own artist album will be released in 2012 along with attending a Producer Masterclass with an International Producer and SAE course in Electronic music production next year.
Mark Poston, EMI Australasia Chairman is thrilled with the She Can DJ winner announcement and had this to share from Ibiza, “The quality of the talent we have seen as a result of She Can DJ is absolutely on par with the talent we are experiencing right now around the globe – these girls are world class & have truly blown us all away! Having just spent the night watching Swedish House Mafia blow up the house at Pacha, I am confident that Minx will be able to hold her own on any of the international stages that include Ibiza, Miami & London as well as continue to smash it up on home ground in Australia.”
Jason Ellis A&R Director - Positiva Records and Virgin Records at EMI in London (home to David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Japanese Popstars amongst others) had this to say, “Welcome to the EMI family... Winning this inaugural She Can DJ competition is a big step towards your global future and as an EMI artist we look forward to sharing with you on your journey ahead. Congratulations!”
Exclusive makeup partner for She Can DJ, RIMMEL London set the trend as the centre of style and individuality at the final event and are proud to be associated with the brand. Lucinda McEvoy, Senior Product Manager in Australia says “Rimmel London is all about providing young women with unique opportunities to stand out from the crowd & tonight’s She Can DJ Final has been a fantastic example of that! Congratulations to Minx for being crowned She Can DJ Winner 2011! We are thrilled to see such a superstar talent with an individual sense of style & flair secure the crown & we wish her all the best on as her amazing journey ahead starts to unfold! She is a great reflection of the talent we have within the Australian dance music scene.”
"As one of the ambassadors of this unique new DJ Competition we would like to congratulate DJ MINX and wish her well in her pursuits within this industry. I am sure that EMI will be doing their best to represent and promote her to the rest of the world and show that Australia's Female DJs have amazing talent and MINX CAN DJ !". United DJ Mixing School.
1st: DJ Mandrayq (Italia)
2nd: DJ Johnny 5 (France)
3rd: DJ Cross (Belgium)
The United DJ Mixing School present The 2009 Australasian IDA DJ Championships
The ITF DJ Battle was founded in 1996 to highlight and categorise different skills the DJs had. Past world champs include Babu, Craze, Infamous, I-Emerge, A Track, Woody, Tigerstyle, and Rafik. Past team champs include X-Ecutioners, Beat Junkies, Allies, and Invisibl Skratch Piklz (Q Bert, Mix Master Mike, and Shortkut). In 2006 all chapters across the globe decided the need for a change with new formats and new rules and hence the changes. ITF chapters have changed to IDA (International DJ Association). The competitors will have 2 minute rounds each going head to head working their way up to the final round battling for the title “2009 IDA Australasian DJ Champion” and to represent at the world finals in Krakow, Poland on 12th Dec 2009. In the same format as last year, we are opening our doors to our asian neighbours for an exclusive invitational battle with only 1 wildcard entry. To enter simply submit a video of yourself (eg. youtube link) to firstname.lastname@example.org The battle will take place on Saturday 28th November at Zen, Auckland New Zealand. This will be the first year the Australasian DJ Championships is held in New Zealand and is looking to be quite a showdown with Australia and New Zealand's Heavyweights Battling Head to Head for the title and prizes to the value of $7,000.00
All competitors perform a 3 Minute Eliminations set to proceed to the top 4 (which will include DJ Impact by default as the defending champion)
Quarter Finals will Battle in the following order:
1st Place Vs 4th Place (2 Min routines X 2 Rounds)
2nd Place Vs 3rd Place (2 Min routines X 2 rounds)
Final 2 will battle:
2 Min routines X 2 rounds
The winner will take away:
The NEW DENON DNS3700 Kit courtesy of Rockshop and Denon DJ.
This includes 2 x DNS3700 CD / MP3 players / controllers; 1 x DNX1100 4 Channel DJ Mixer; and 1 x DNHP700 headphones. R.R.P : $7284.00
The winner will also receive a free trip + accomodation to Krakow, Poland where he/she will represent Australasia at the 2009 IDA World DJ Championships!
Sat 28th November 2009 @ Zen, Auckland New Zealand. $20 Tix on the door.
Mike, like many turntablists was inspired by “Grandmixer
the DJ behind Herbie Hancock’s 80’s hit “Rokit”.
He was fascinated by the sound of the scratch and how the
turntables were being used as an instrument to create a melodic
tune. “I was so hypnotised by the art that I just wanted
to take things into my own hands.” That’s exactly
what he did and the rest was history.
Mike is the DJ for ‘The Beastie Boys’. “I
don't think I'd do it for any other band besides the Beasties
been a long time fan of the Beasties Boys, and when that opportunity
came it was like a blessing.” For Mike the breakthrough
came when he met MC A ‘Adam Yauch’ at the Rock
steady anniversary show in NY. “When he wasn’t
home I would leave scratch messages on his answering machine
which started the whole shit.” And it was definitely
a perfect match with them both having mutual respect for each
other. Coming from the old school the beasties would constantly
highlight the DJ in all their shows and Mike would always
perform a mind blowing solo set. “Big respect to those
guys you know, they really appreciate the workings of what's
going on and they provided me a great platform to do what
I do and kinda preach the art and show the kids that don't
know what the turntable is capable of doing.” Even
though Mike has retired from Battling, he continually contributes
a great deal to the progression of the turntablist
scene and gives respect to all that plays a role in it from
the past to the present. “In order to know where you're
at you have to know where it started. Peace to Kool Herc,
Grand wizard Theodore, and Flash. Man if it wasn't for Herc,
we wouldn't be here. Look how far we’ve come. More ...
Mixmaster Mike will be performing with the Beastie Boys on
Friday 28th January at The Hordern Pavilion.
UNITED DJ MIXING SCHOOL PRESENT DJ KOOL HERC - THE FOUNDER OF HIP HOP AUSTRALIAN TOUR ::
DJ Kool Herc is consistently credited as the founder of Hip-Hop.
His mastery on the decks is known worldwide, as are his positive
contributions to the evolution of Hip-Hop culture. Herc has received
a great deal of recognition including being highlighted in the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. The peoples' Hall of Fame Award and
certificate from Govenor Mario Cumo were given to Herc in 1994 for
establishing the roots of Hip-Hop in the City of New York. His photograph
and Bio hangs permanently in The Museum of the City of New York and
is always being profiled in countless magazines and books on Hip-Hop
culture. The 2002 issue of TIME magazine credited DJ Kool Herc for
being an innovative music founder of Hip-Hop, along with Elvis Presley
for Rock 'N' Roll, Louis Armstrong for Jazz and Bill Monroe for Bluegrass.
Though his role as the inventor of the Hip-Hop phenomenon is known
worldwide, the Bronx is still home base for DJ Kool Herc. He is
still very active in the circuit, DJing in New York, UK, Gremany,
France, Ireland, Denmark, Italy and for the first time ever this
October 2004 - Australia ! Supporting national acts include DJ
Peril (of the 1200 Techniques), many local DJ's, live Breakers
(Old School All Stars: Defwish, Sereck,
Swipa, Mathmatics, Top Kat, Monsta Rok - Syd), Wickid Force - Melb,
Skill@Will - Brisbane and live Graffiti by
and witness history in the making as The Father of HIP HOP -
The Man, The Music, The Legend – takes us back to where
it all started !
HERC TOUR DATES :
Sunday 17th October - Gaelic Club (Sydney), after party Suzie
Wednesday 20th October - Prince of Wales, Melbourne
Thursday 21st October - Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday 22nd October - Heaven Night Club, Adelaide
Saturday 23rd October - Monkey Bar, Perth
ON THE WHEELS OF STEEL ::
The legendary Grand Master Flash We all witnessed the show, now here is a brief background on the Turntable
Legend of all time.
Grand Master Flash's influences
came from a man name Kool Herc who was a Jamican born that migrated
to the states in the late 60's. He brought with him a style called
Jamican "Toasting" which is an adaptation of a much older african
tribal tradition of recounting stories. In the 70's Kool Herc would
DJ at the parks of the Bronx, N.Y (Block Parties) and use 2 turntables
to cut back and forth two separate records to create a new sound,
and at the same time he would shout over the mic "Throw ya hands
in the air, and wave them like you just don't care". As he focused
more on the decks, he brought in two friends Coke La Rock and Clark
Kent to jump on the mic to get the crowd participation and enthusiasm
going. Because Rap was not defined yet, they were classified as the
first MC/ DJ Team under the name of Kool Herc and the Herculoids.
The parks later became a traditional place for DJ Competitions where
the winner was the DJ with the loudest Sound system. Africa Bambbatta
(Founder of the Zulu Nation) was also a key figure in these parks
bringing over 20 crates of records to every set. He was known for
having the biggest record collection and constantly would suprise
the audience with throwing in records they would not expect. More on Bam
When Flash, as a kid named Joseph Saddler came into the parks and saw Kool
Herc play, he was fasinated by what he was doing but felt that something
was missing. So he would go home and practise for a whole year and developed
what he called a "quick mix theory". He would do things that had never
before like extending the "Break" usually a 4 bar instrumental section of the
song and extend it by using two copies of the same track and spinning back and
forth, replaying the same 4 bars.
This method then later became the
original accompaniment to the rap. Through his passion of electronics
and having an electronics
degree, he also invented the "cue system" on his mixer. This would allow the
DJ to hear the next record in the headphones before it being heard on the P.A
System. With all this amunition behind him, he nicknamed himself as Grandmaster
Flash (from the influence of "Grand Master" Bruce Lee) and stepped up to the
parks with his incredible techniques. To his surprise, instead of the crowd going
crazy they would stand there and watch him with total fasination as it was something
totally new. This was not what he wanted, so later on he brought the mic along
and asked the local kids to rap over what he was doing. Keith Wiggins, known
as "Cowboy" (R.I.P) stepped and would hook up with Flash at every park
he played at. Within just 6 months, 4 other rappers joined the team : Kid Creole,
Mr. Ness, Rahim and Melle Mel. They officially debuted in late 1976 as Grand
Master Flash and the Furious Five. Rap progressed through many tapes that floated
throughout the Bronx and finally in 1979 the term Hip Hop was coined with the
release of Rappers Delight by Sugarhill Gang which sold over 2 million copies
Then came along a definate historic moment for Hip Hop and the DJ Culture, the
release of Grand Master Flash's "Adventures of Grand Master Flash on the Wheels
of Steel" in 1981. Flash combined scratching with his quick mixing skills to
blend tracks like Blondie's "rapture", Queen's "Another one bited the dust",
and Chic's "Good Time" in a way that was out of this world for it's time, and
shocked the whole music industry. With this popularity, Sugarhill Records soon
released their next hit "The Message" in 1982 which sold over 1 Million copies.
This was the first rap record to break away from lyrics of 'who is the better
MC, etc.' and concentrate on what was really going on in the ghettos of America.
The same year, they also released the
classic B Boy Track "Scorpio". But
behind the scenes, all was not what it seemed.
records had a major impact on the group and was calling most of
the shots. Most of the raps on "The Message" was actually done
by Duke Bootee "Ed Fletcher" (Sugarhill's percussionist)
and Melle Mel with the verse "A child is born" from an earlier
track "Superrappin". Flash
hated the fact that it was advertised as "Grandmaster Flash and
the Furious Five
featuring Melle Mel and Duke Bootee" because the whole Furious five was not involved
in the track. Regardless of who had a better voice or writing skills he wanted
each of the members to make each other shine. Unfortunately, Flash didn't have
much say and it was left in the form with Melle Mel and Duke Bootee. Sugarhill
like most record companies continued to tell the group which direction to take
and soon Flash decided to leave, taking Kid Creole and Rahiem with him. They
signed up with Elektra Records while Melle Mel stayed with Sugarhill, leading
group as Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious Five. Sugarhill
later decided on
a anti-cocaine campaign with the group and they released "White Lines - Don't
it" in 1983. It was ironic that around the same time Flash started getting addicted
quickly overcame the addiction and recorded a lot of underground
hit albums for electra. Melle Mel later finally felt the
exploitation of Sugarhill and decided that Flash was right, and the group was
reformed in 1987 with the album 'On the strength'.
Today Grandmaster Flash
is still actively in the DJ/ Turntablist scene with many residencys, tours and
hosts a radio show on New York's WBLS doing what he does best, Scratching,
cutting and spinning the "wheels of steel". Australia welcomes the Grand Master
to new adventures down under !