Straight after the the Parliament Funkadelic gig at Billboards on Sat 9th March, Secret Army are bouncing over to Lounge for their only Australian show. Featuring members of the Pfunk rhythm section: keys maestro Danny Bedrosian, bass monster Lige Curry and new family p sticksman Benzel Cowan as well as other Pfunk clones. Supports from Chris Gill & Ennio Styles on the 1’s and 2’s.
Red Bull Music Academy always brings great music and interesting projects together. There is a great one on tonight featuring 4 talented cats!
ARIA Award-winning funk-master Ross McHenry and the exciting pianist/DJ/producer Mark de Clive Lowe (CHURCH/USA) team up with four of the world’s foremost musical innovators to form Ross McHenry Future Ensemble. Featuring Electric Wire Hustle’s, Myele Manzanza on drums.
Our Dojo party is coming to an end but we’re going out with one hell of a party! We’ve got LEFTO all the way from Belgium anointed as ‘Best DJ of 2011’ by Gilles Peterson and a key taste maker in Europe. Then we’re throwing beat wizard DIZZ1 into the mix with DOC FELIX kicking things off in style. Hope to see you all down there and make sure you get in early because this will fill up quickly!
A new venue the Jewell of Brunswick is opening with a bang this friday night with Osunlade coming over for a one off show with 9 piece band and one of our favourite artists Miles Bonny of Melting Pot Music fame. Definitely worth checking out!
The legendary Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia reunited on their former home and timeslot 1-5am on WKCR for a one off show last week. Check out the stream/download below. This show broke the who’s who of east coast hip-hop from Nas to Big L to Biggie. Lot’s of classic freestyles from their show’s history.
I’m playing alongside a great line up of local DJ”s at a West Coast only hip-hop party at the Workshop next week. My tip is make sure you check out HEATA, the man has an unbelievable west coast vinyl and tape hip-hop collection!
Jun Seba (Seba Jun, February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010) was a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ who recorded under the name Nujabes (Nujabesu (Inspired from his own name “Seba Jun” read from right to left), the reverse spelling of his name in Japanese order. Nujabes was also owner of the Shibuya record stores, T Records and Guinness Records and founder of the independent label Hydeout Productions. He died in a car accident on February 26, 2010, aged 36.
Nujabes is best known for his approach to hip hop beats, often blending jazz influences into his songs creating a mellow, nostalgic and atmospheric sound. In addition to Japanese artists like Uyama Hiroto, Shingo02 and Minmi, Nujabes collaborated with various underground US hip hop acts such as CYNE, Cise Starr, Apani B, Five Deez, Substantial, CL Smooth, Fat Jon, Jose James, Terry Callier, as well as UK rapper Funky DL. He was also a member of the production duo Urbanforest, an experimental collaboration with Nao T.
Nujabes was one of the most prolific contributors to the background music and soundtracks of Samurai Champloo, an anime which blends a feudal Japan setting with modern anachronisms.
Hydeout productions have re-released some rare Nujabes and other Hydeout production vinyl. Its already sold out in Japan and we have some copies available.
These records will only be available on this website for the moment, we will have copies in store soon.
Jose James has just released his latest effort on the legendary Blue Note Records which we currently have in the shop. It’s been well received by many with the usual soulful jazzy tones you’ve come to love about Jose’s vocals and harmonies. He’s stopping through Melbourne with local trailblazers Hiatus Kaiyote this friday night at the Hi-Fi Bar!