Sundae 6/3/11 :: Vinyl Throwdown

As summer officially gives way to autumn, we could be forgiven for being a little confused – it’s only recently begun to heat up. One thing you can rely on though is the quality heat thrown down by our Sundae DJs.

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen some of Brisbane’s finest break out the big black discs at their Sundae session. Of course if you want to see records played in Brisbane, Sundae is the place. Every now and then we confirm our musical pedigree with our Vinyl Throwdown, which this season caps off a whole month of great DJ sets dominated by records.

In the past, our Throwdown sessions have focused on House music history, though we are aware of some discontent amongst the breakbeat contingent of our crew, so this week we break out the boogie! Brazen, Mr Gaunt, Katch and more are on board. Plus the classic Sundae cast of the most colourful characters you will chill with in this fair city. See you in the sunshine!

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Sundae 27/2/11 :: Scott Walker

One of the hardest working DJs in Brisbane, Scott Walker is a club specialist and one of the most reliable party players in the city. Each set is a skilled display of dancefloor mechanics, rolling through vintage to modern sounds to bring about entangled throes of barely behaved dancers. From the Uncle or Mainroom at Family, Therapy and Subtrakt, to the intimate surrounds of Ahlambra, Moonbar or Sundae, and specialist roles at many of the city’s quality underground nights Scott is simply in touch with how club’s should work. He should know: as his highly respected night Drop approaches passes it’s seventh birthday, it becomes evident that the dude has some skills in this department.

His adaptability is regarded too, regularly taking his one man club heaving show on the road, with appearances around the country and now dipping his toe in the Asian club circuit; always sure to return home in time for the festival season, where he is called upon by everyone from Big Day Out, Global Gathering, and Gatecrasher to Summafieldayze, Global Underground, and Slinky.It would be ridiculous of us to list all of Scott’s high profile supports, the list runs over several pages. So let us summarize: Scott does the big jobs and does them right. Some of the biggest names in dance music have all stepped into a club expertly simmered by Mr Walker.

What more can we say? It is a real treat to have Scott back at the controls, his last visit to Sundae was our Summer Vinyl Throwdown, a great day by all accounts. This time around Scott has free reign on the proceedings of the afternoon, and no doubt will have a bag of super sweet audio confectionery to please everyone’s tastes. See you in the sunshine..

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Sundae 20/2/11 :: DJ Freestyle

DJ Freestyle arrives at Sundae with a resume as long as his lanky arms, which seem to have been cut from the grand design for the specific purpose of warping, folding, and manipulating musical instruments and audio console equipment to elicit a physical human response.

Completely and deeply involved in music, in every possible corner of him, Freestyle has explored hip hop, funk, disco, soul, garage and house music, treading a path in the outer frontiers of the modern club sound that many, many other DJs and producers would later follow.

From his hometown of Brisbane, Freestyle is regarded an experienced hand, from laying out the foundations in the city’s earliest clubs, multiple state DMC titles, to multi genre adaptability across a long list of residencies including Alhambra, Family’s lounge, Press Club, Jade Buddha, appearances at Sundae and Therapy, international set up duties such as his famed Miguel Migs support at Monastery, and his ‘jack-the-tripper’esque warmup for James Curd in Uncle amongst numerous others.

Internationally, Freestyle is regarded a leading player in the house scene, with 40 vinyl releases on forward thinking labels Guesthouse/ Guess Who, Icon Recordings, Brique Rouge, Grab Recordings, Om Records, Shifted Music and so on and so on. His prolific and quality output regularly catches the attention of house luminaries Mark Farina, DJ Mes, JayJ, Chuck Love et al. On both the production front and behind the wheels in the club, Freestyle is respected worldwide for his skilled and genuine people moving abilities.

Don’t miss one of Brisbane’s favourite sons and his famed vinyl bag of musical whoop ass laying it out all afternoon. See you in the sunshine..

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