Sundae 6/2/11 :: Cool Hand Luke + Chantal

One of Brisbane’s musical power couples, Chantal and Luke each had a solid history of music appreciation before they met. Though they have been working together now for some time, each retains their own quirky take on the sound, but also makes for a ton of fun when they come out spinning together.

Separately, Luke and Chantal have both held residency at Press Club, Alhambra, Zuri, Belgian Beer Cafรฉ, Moobar, Familyโ€™s Mainroom, Uncle and of course the Lounge, where the two first worked closely together. Their sound spans the full spectrum, from lofi, smokey downtempo funk, to driving big, fun, soulful jacking house, and all shades of deep house and disco in between, both playing off each other to dig deeper, or find something funkier.

Together, Chantal and Cool Hand Luke share their enthusiasm for house music at Sundae each week, confirming the strength of their Powerhouse residency over ten years of good service. In that time, they have played to tens of thousands of party people, providing the sunny soundtrack to one of Brisbaneโ€™s most gorgeous locations. Sign yourself up for the sweet Sundae treatment from the DJs who know how to do it best. See you in the sunshine..

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Sundae 30/1/11 :: Jimmy Mac + Mr Kicks [Crosstown Traffic]

This week at Sundae we welcome some new arrivals to our family. Recently arrived in Brisbane, Jimmy Mac and Mr Kicks have wasted no time establishing themselves as arbiters of soul style in our sunny city.

Although preferring the more vintage sounds from the hey day of feelgood, Crosstown Traffic bring a vibrant, youthful enthusiasm to the art that breathes new life into classic tunes, simultaneously opening up a new generation to these great sounds whilst keeping the party decidely humming.

Crossing R+B, northern soul, golden radio, burlesque, garage. ska, mod, and more, the boys have a firm commitment to a particular productive age in music history, delivered on original vinyl and served up with a smile.

Don’t miss their debut Sundae appearance this week, joined of course by our happy hosts, Chantal and Cool Hand Luke. See you in the sunshine…

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Sundae 23/1/11 :: Rikki Newton

One of Brisbane’s more colourful characters, Rikki Newton is a familiar face in many of our favourite haunts. Well schooled in the trade, Rikki came up through Press Club, in the early years of this decade, following an inspiring trip to London that flicked his switch after he found himself recovering at Lazy Dog.

Over the next few seasons Rikki worked out of the Uncle rooom as part of the ‘dream team’ lineup that dominated Brisbane’s Saturdays from 2006-09. Always keen to do his own thing though, Rikki moved himself, and a little party idea that he was incubating, to Barsoma. Rikki’s Subtrakt parties have now become something of record in Brisbane. Always keen to test the limits of dancers, and Liquor Licensing’s tolerance of his post-sunrise antics, Subtrakt has seen some key names in deep house roll through, including Steve Bug, Charles Webster, Vincenzo and in a couple of weeks, Dixon.

Rikki’s enthusiasm for the sport can be seen everytime he takes to the decks, and his deep house style will make you bounce too. A regular figure in the Sundae crowd, don’t miss him when he takes to the Sundae control room this week. See you in the sunshine.

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Sundae 16/1/11 :: Andy Ward [UK/Soul Central]

As summer is only just arriving in Brisbane this will surely see the release of pent up holiday tension while also providing a cracking start to the new year for the Sundae faithful. Get down early to reserve your real estate. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

From an early start in the Birmingham rave scene in the early 90’s, Andy Ward has established himself as one of the keenest vinyl pushers on the planet. His early years found him traipsing all over the English countryside, with record bag in tow, turning up on the doorstep of seminal clubs Cream, Back to Basics, and Miss Moneypennys, before finding his home at Ministry of Sound’s Soul Heaven night.

From the very epicentre of the dance music world, Andy carved a six year residency pushing funky soulful business week in week out, both ensuring his credentials as an expert dj, and endearing him to thousands of fans. Drawing on a variety of influences, from early Chicago house to banging rave anthems, Andy helped define a sound that was both refreshing and timeless. Rare grooves were bouncing off mechanical tones, while lush vocals brought the sexy, and solid basslines brought the oomph. Over time, the sound became more refined, and before long Ibiza and Europe took up his unique perspective on the dancefloor dynamics.

In between all this airport hopping, Andy found time to get down in the studio with Timmy Vegas as ‘Soul Central’ further cementing his position as an expert soul provider whilst also punching out releases under his own name.

Andy’s visit to Brisbane this time around, while short, will see him take to both club and afterparty, first visiting our friends at Alhambra, before joining us this Sundae for a special sunset selection at Brisbane’s home of laidback. Joining Andy Ward, are Brett J and Zach Salar of Nightvision, and of course Cool Hand Luke.

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