Sundae 5/2/12 :: DJ Bacon

This Sundae a new face and with him a new sound for the sunshine & sunset set by the river at Watt. Don’t let his youthful look fool you, DJ Bacon (Scott Barker) is a veteran of the Brisbane and nationwide DJ scene with his skills well known throughout the Hip Hop scene and any other he puts his mind to for that matter. A gentleman DJ who always has a smile on his dial and a perfect match for the vibe and style of our Sunday afternoon gig by the riverside.

DJ Bacon (Scott Barker, 35) starting collecting records in 1987 and started DJing around 1996 -self taught. He released a bunch of underground mixtapes to the Brisy hip hop scene dating back to 1997. His first 12” purchase was “it’s Tricky” by Run Dmc and he is still inspired heavily by scratch dj’s from that era such as Jam master Jay, Jazzy Jeff and Grandmaster Flash.

As an accomplished hip hop DJ and turntablist he has mastered many different styles of cutting, scratching, blending, juggling and beat mixing – incorporating these skills into DJ sets within various genres. DJ Bacon is renowned for his old school scratch style and funky approach to DJing.
He has played in Brisbane as a turntablist, club DJ and producer in the early 2000’s. Acts worked with include Gravity Warriors B Boy crew, Briztronix,Liones and more. He lived and DJ’d in Melbourne from 2004-2008. DJ Residencies in Melbourne include: Revolver, First Floor, The Laundry, Black Cat, Workshop, E55 and others.

Today DJ Bacon is back in Brisbane and spins every week with residencies at Laruche, X and Y Bar, Cloudland, Sake Restaurant, Kerbside, The Brunswick Social, Cloudland and regular guest spots around the city. DJ Bacon holds down the real shit at b boy jams and comps and can be found behind the decks at most of these jams playing original old school funk and hip hop. He has co-produced ‘Battle City” Australia’s longest running b boy comp since 2008. He has also traveled the country teaching Djing and hip hop workshops to young people since early 2000.

DJ Bacon‘s 12″ vinyl was released late 2007 and is still available at specialist record shops.It features an 8 minute old school mega-mix and selected tracks from the award winning 2007 Briztronix album “Structures Of Canyons”(produced by Shazam & DJ Bacon). He has featured on several other vinyl and CD compilations with work from Briztronix and they have released three full instrumental hip hop LP’s dating back to 2001. Their 2007 album won the Q music Q song award in the hip hop category.
DJ performances, battles, workshops and releases have been many since the late 90’s, including the Australian DMC competition 2001, QLD DMC team winner 2001, Oz B Boy championships, Wicked Force 20 year anniversary Jam, Livid Festival, Brisbane festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Stylin Up, and more. Supports of note include Grandmaster Flash, Ugly Duckling, The Roots, Hilltop Hoods and DJ Dexter
DJ Bacon is an avid collector of vintage vinyl. His DJ sets explore genres such as Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop, Dub, B Boy breaks, Rock, Latin, Electro, Jazz, Downtempo instrumental and many more.

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Sundae 29/1/12 :: Cosmo Cater

Respected by punters and chin-strokers alike for his delivery of upfront sounds across the genre spectrum, you can set your clock by Cosmo’s party-rocking reliability. He comes from a pedigree of DJs that entertain without any other agenda than keeping the dancefloor going.

Cosmo’s superb set-crafting abilities have established him as the warm-up DJ of choice for progressive house superstars whenever they roll through Brisbane – Sasha, John Digweed and Hernan Cattaneo just three of the names to receive Cosmo’s patented treatment.

His warm-up slot for Sasha and Digweed in 2006 had some local fans claiming he should join the legends in the DJ booth for their encore, whilst his set in support of Diggers in 2005 was so warmly received no one was really sure if the rapturous applause was for Diggers stepping up to the decks or Cosmo’s own performance. And when he dropped Bedrock’s ‘Heaven Scent’ during a roof-raising set in support of Sasha in 2004, the man himself actually hit the dancefloor –one of the rare occasions another DJ has got him reaching for the lasers!

TimeOff Magazine 2009 Writers Poll rated his warm-up for Sasha as “local gig of the year” and Hernan Cattaneo rated his Brisbane gig as best show of 2009, in DJ Mag.

Crafting slow-building warm-ups isn’t the only weapon in the Cosmo Cater arsenal, with his much-vaunted diversity seeing him hold down a seven year long residency at Brisbane bar and club Jade Buddha, playing a more chilled and funky sound. He’s rocked Sydney and Melbourne and clubs all over Brisbane on most weekends. He has also become a fixture of the festival circuit, with slots at the 2005 Big Day Out Boiler Room, Summafieldayze, Future Music Festival, Stereosonic and more. Held in high regard by his peers for having a broad yet cheeky musical taste and the technical skills to back it up, Cosmo is regarded as one of Queensland’s finest.

Cosmo stays ahead of the local pack by looking beyond the current releases when playing his DJ sets – spinning old tunes in a new context is one of the many tricks up his sleeve. This passion for uncovering hidden gems and discovering new ones helps him rock diverse crowds, be it laying down smooth disco and house at bars or slamming down big tunes at festivals. 2011 saw Cosmo support a who’s who of quality international DJs as well as adding disco and drum ‘n’ bass to his genre versatility.

When the game is on the line, you go to your pinch hitter. The guy that unassumedly chalks up the runs, and the bigger the occasion, the better he plays. Commonly known as the “go-to” guy, he might get less attention and hype than the flashier members of the team. However, he delivers – consistently, and with a workman-like quality. Cosmo Cater is one DJ you want in your corner.

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Sundae 15/1/12 :: KC and the Sundae Bash

Oh my, 2012 is off and running with hundreds of you groovers packing the venue last week to catch Scott Walker bring the heat to the party. There’s no time to stop though, this is bash country! And Sundae knows how to throw one. More specifically, it is Kieron + Chantal’s Bump + Boogie Birthday Bash, and that means record after record of funky business is heading our way.

Chantal has been an integral part of the Sundae event in Brisbane, playing multiple roles of host, photographer, dancer, and of course DJ. It is here behind the decks where her real energy flows to the party. Sublime chilled cuts, or her outstanding collection of funk, soul, deep house and disco, clubs like Zuri, Press Club, and Barsoma can’t get enough. Chantal has all moods of the party covered, and the stamina to take us from sunup to sundown and onwards, so look forward to a rich selection of solid party tunes.

Kieron C is also a close friend of the Sundae clan, and is generally nearby when an experienced party starter is called for. Kieron has decades of experience in Brisbane clubs, laying it down at Empire, Family, Barsoma and Kerbside. His unique take on dance music has flowed onto many other Brisbane DJs through his influential role at the source, working the desk for Rockinghorse Records and shaping the modern club sound in this city. At Sundae, expect to hear a fine assortment of party jams crossing disco, funk, and boogie.

So get your party outfit together. No need to bring gifts, just yourselves and your friends. We’ve got the tunes, just a sprinkle of you good people and we’ll get this party humming. Kieron C + Chantal’s Bump + Boogie Birthday Bash, this Sundae from 3pm. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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Sundae 8/1/12 :: Scott Walker

Well the silly season has come and gone now, leaving us all a little worse for wear, but for the most part happy to be spending time with family and friends. Now the silly season is out of the way though, we can let the proper summer season roll through with it’s long lazy sunsets and warm evenings, ripe for misbehavior. We are stepping straight back into the fray following a huge New Year’s Eve, and a reserved but relaxed New Year’s Day party. We open up our 2012 program with a close friend of Sundae, and a regarded professional amongst Brisbane DJs, Scott Walker. Although known primarily for his serious club focused house and techno, Scott’s Sundae sessions have become something of a collector’s item and a popular way to end a week. As a serious vinyl collector wel read on his music history, while also adopting new technology and musical ideas, Scott’s afterhours sessions cross deep house, disco old and new, through to more organic sounds as well as intelligent electronica.

For more than ten years Scott has established himself as one of Brisbane’s dominant dancefloor forces, showing up in all the fine establishments such as Family, Monastery, Empire and Barsoma. It is not only his undeniable skill as a DJ that sees him at the forefront of the Brisbane scene, but his genuine love for Brisbane’s underground club culture, almost crossing into obsession, that endears him to so many fans. Indeed, over the eight years that his Drop night dominated the nightlife, Scott has seen many changes in this fair city, and has even forced the direction a fair amount on his own too. Now as part of the highly organized Auditree outfit, Scott brings his extensive experience and support to a new guard, and together they have successfully hosted some of Brisbane’s most revered events of recent times, most notably, capping off a stellar 2011 supporting Hernan Cattaneo and Carl Craig.

So here we are fresh from holidays, fresh new year and ready to party. Let’s get things rolling on the right foot, step straight into the new year with a fresh Sundae session with your friends and one of Brisbane’s finest. The weather is great, the tunes keep coming and we’ll see you, by the riverside.

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