Brisbane as we know it now, is a great place to find some totally cool parties and great venues to get your dose of house music. The history of these great parties though can be traced back to a handful of dedicated individuals hitting the imports and record stores each week and opening up new places to get down to the exciting new sounds that were breaking new ground through the eighties and nineties. This week we invite back to our little shindig a man who saw this development first hand, and indeed played an important part in the city’s growth. For those that don’t know, let us introduce Paul Pedrina.
Coming from the veritable old guard of Brisbane turntable technicians this week, Paul Pedrina comes to Sundae with bags of experience having waxed the floor at Press Club, GPO, Monastery, and Empire, amongst others. Basically, every worthwhile big room in Brisbane with a funky, groovy vibe and a pair of turntables, has seen Paul take control at one time or another. However it is his early involvement in the formation of the scene that he has created the most impact. Heavily involved in vacation creation at The Tube, his performances at the ‘Living Room’ night influenced the direction of the dance sound in Brisbane, and aided thousands of clubbers in finding their weekly fix. Sundays at Rics also saw the Paul Pedrina party power first hand, with solid showings each week contributing to the party’s position as a weekly institution in the city.
This week Paul arrives for a vinyl only throwdown, with a selection of cuts lovingly selected for the Sundae faithful. Crossing funky, soulful, tribal, and disco flavours, we will see the development of Brisbane’s deep house sound from an experienced hand. Join us this week with Paul Pedrina as we add another chapter to the Brisbane club story. We’ll see you in the sunshine.
If you were watching closely over the past few weeks you would have noticed a few famous faces missing from the Sundae party. The Sundae HQ is a little quiet these days as Cool Hand Luke and Chantal have been taking in the Northern Summer season, touring Europe and soaking up fresh and vintage sounds to bring back and present to you.
We’re very proud to see our little party celebrate ten years last year, however the Sundae faithful will know of our great respect for those that came before us, and especially such revered events as the UK’s Southport Weekender. Celebrating 25 years of house music this year, Southport is one of the longest running dance events in the world, and presented thousands of great musical talents, both djs and live acts, to a crowd of some of the grooviest, out there and up for it clubbers in the world.
It is this passion that is shown each year that attracts us to the party, and each attendee has a story or two that can trace it’s origins back to this great event. Back on home soil, it is time to review this years event and celebrate the anniversary of this long running institution. Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will be crossing disco, funk, and soulful deep house that will get your feet moving and your body grooving. So get on board as we tip our hat to this great event and celebrate 25 years of the Southport Weekender. See you in the sunshine.