Sundae 31/3/13 :: Chris Wilson

It is not often we come across a DJ so fervent in his approach, and so enthusiastic about the delivery that he has influenced the tastes of tens of thousands of clubbers, inspired and developed many young DJs, and presented so professionally that thousands of people can attribute their most memorable parties in some way to him. Many of Brisbaneโ€™s club insiders will recognize him immediately as the man behind the Katarzyna kurtain. For those not yet acquainted, let us introduce Chris Wilson.

In the nineties, Brisbane nightlife was a dark and desolate mix of meagre offerings. A young expat Brit sought to install some sense of decency to the nocturnal offerings, least of all, so he and his friends would have a place to play. His first offering, Empire Hotelโ€™s Corner Bar, would become the goto point for incoming dance music for more than a decade and sought to bring some of the house and big beat craziness that had been blowing up in Europe and the UK. It was a huge success, and became a precursor to his professional involvement with the venueโ€™s owners that would last many years. Soon after, the reborn Empire hotel complex arrived. Press Club soon followed and in due time the team would launch the game-changing superclub experience to Brisbane, in the form of the Family.

Over the next decade Chris would define himself as an adaptable, experienced DJ, able to drop deep house cocktail grooves to big room funky tech house bombs, any time, any day, anywhere. His work in bringing international sounds to Brisbane saw him become one of the most successful, and most awarded, promoters in the country. A second superclub, Cloudland soon followed, focusing more on the evening soiree, dinner and drinks, and allowed him an outlet for his more mature, sophisticated sounds.

Over the past decade and a half, Brisbane has undergone a massive amount of change, from small country town, to the more cosmopolitan city we recognize today. The club scene too has seen a massive transformation, from seedy beginnings in the underground, to the opulent superclubs that we play in today. Our guest this week is a DJ that has seen that transformation first hand. indeed he was party to most of the exciting developments of recent times and we are pleased this week to welcome back such an experienced hand to our party when Chris Wilson joins us this Sundae. See you in the sunshine..

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Sundae 24/4/13 :: Big Jeff

As the saying goes! “If you love something, Set it free… If it comes back, it’s yours, If it doesn’t, it never was yours….” Well this Sunday Big Jeff returns for your listening pleasure to Sundae at Watt with funky house tunes in hand ,on the medium that started it all for DJ’s – vinyl. After many years of travelling the world and being a local social dynamo Jeff remembers his roots and dusts off the record collection for a bit of riverside booty shakin’ Come join one of the friendliest Dj’s in town and bask in big Jeff’s big smile this Sundae at Watt ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sundae 17/3/13 :: Andrew Lynch

One of the great things about living in Brisbane is the ability to go out of a weekend and catch our local djs throwing down at an international level. The talented locals have much to do with our little city coming of age, and we are proud to have such serious selectors amongst us. Our guest this week is one of the hardworking homeboys that make it all happen each week and if you have been clubbing at any time in the last ten years in Brisbane, chances are at some stage you stepped onto Andrew Lynch’s dancefloor.

As part of the highly organised Uncle @ Family outfight Andrew threw it down weekly to one of the most in touch crowds in Brisbane. Able to maintain at the peak time with individual flair he added Monastery and Uber to the list of large rooms that took a thumping from him, showing his adaptability to crowds of all persuasions. Not enough to keep things humming in the big rooms, he adapted to the small parties well too, taking on a roster that included venues like Zuri, Alhambra, Jade Buddha, Limes and many more. Flipping between deep soulful selections and big chugging jacking house, Andrew takes to the decks with the keen attention to detail, but with a warm and inviting sound that will catch anyone up in his feel good beat.

In the downtime between his various engagements, Andrew is found in the studio, pushing the soulful deep house style further with his own explorations of the sound. With a little help from our friend DJ Freestyle, Andrew made the jump from apprentice to producer and is steadily developing his own take on the house sound.

This week sees Andrew arrive at our party for the first time, and while we can expect of course his notable deep house sound we expect that he will stray from the straight up path to throw in a few around the edges from his own personal listening stash. Join us this week as we welcome Andrew Lynch to Sundae. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

Sundae 10/3/13 :: Scott Walker

A Pro amongst Brisbane DJs, Scott Walker. Although known primarily for his serious club focussed house and techno, Scott’s Sundae sessions have become somethng 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. Another Sundae session with one of Brisbane’s finest. The tunes keep coming and we’ll see you, by the riverside.

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