Sundae 30/6/13 :: Adam Swain

A passionate collector, dedicated clubber, and talented mixer with a basement cache sound of evocative deep house, disco and downbeat grooves, Adam Swain has had a tremendous few years educating Brisbane clubbers on the sounds from down below. Swain’s history sits deep in jazz, hip hop, soul, techno and deep house influences, and his productions have developed a left of centre downbeat groove that neatly occupies a distinct corner of electronica and house production coming out of Brisbane at the moment.

Solid productions under his belt, tidy mixing and an inspired appreciation of house music saw him regularly rotate around all the right parties, not to mention launching his own outfit Deeparture into the fray, causing a rethink on where a proper little dancefloor can be situated. Copromoting the Subtrakt night alongside Rikki Newton, launching a label, Buxton Records, and appearances in Hong Kong and Thailand have all kept Swain busy, though we’ve locked him down to return to the place where he won Sundae’s DJ competition a little while back.

Swain is deep in the pocket of Brisbane’s house eclectic. A unique sound and genuine excitement on every approach to the decks, he is a class DJ with a firm hand on the mixer and a deep groove in the club. No doubt we are in for an exciting afternoon soaking up the business, so please join us by the river. We’ll see you in the sunshine..

Sundae 23/6/13 :: DJ Slynk (is moving to Canada)

Just like the ice cream, Sundae has 31 flavours and more, and this is what keeps us all coming back for seconds. Of course, that sweet delicious house and disco groove is what we like, but different flavours for different ravers, so we try to mix it up. This week we turn our attention to the wicked tastes of local confectioner DJ Slynk and his trademark combination of boogie breakbeat. If anything this would be a ‘butterscotch brittle’ kind of day at Sundae with chunks of funk laid between the creamy goodness.

Slynk has proven his programing and turntablist skills throwing down at venues all over town, and with a confidence of a seasoned veteran, supported regarded international acts Roots Manuva, De La Soul, Amp Fiddler, Fort Knox Five and A Skillz as a matter of course. Establishing himself as a player in his own right, Slynk consistently drops his own cuts on labels such as Manmade, Goodgroove, and Jalapeno, before jetting off overseas to showcase his developing sound to an eager international audience. Slynk’s arrival as a unique and skilled producer and DJ was confirmed when his debut record was named Juno’s Breakbeat tune of 2009. The Slynk story continues to grow so stay tuned.

Sadly, this will be the last visit to Sundae for Slynk in a little while. He’s moving to Canada! The whole place is one giant freezer so of course he’s going to heat it up with some warm caramel. Slynk’s previous visits to Sundae have all been outstanding displays so don’t miss your chance to see one of Brisbane’s finest before he jets off. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

Sundae 16/6/13 :: Jeremy Broughton

At Sundae we are surrounded by cool people contributing to the convivial atmosphere and generally adding to the good humour each week. Although our guest this week has been keeping his head low of late, Jeremy Broughton is ready to roll his sleeves up too and mop the floor with some deep and groovy boogie house. Let’s get busy with Jeremy.

One of Brisbane’s friendly imported expats, Jeremy Broughton first crossed the Tasman six years ago, and established himself with a steady string of dates between Family, Press Club, and Barsoma, and more recently, has been a popular spinner at The Met, and the newly reinvigorated Alhambra. In the meantime, his big room focus has given way to a more sophisticated deep and groovy house sound that has opened him up to a new circle of fans. Taking a step back from the scene too allowed him to focus on parties he is passionate about, and fortunately for us here that means he’s ready to throwdown!

Jeremy is a regular face around Sundae of an afternoon, and returns to the decks to add his own special blend of good cheer and atmosphere to our party. Soon, Jeremy is heading off with his delightful partner Nataliya, before meeting up with the Sundae team at Suncebeat in Croatia, so this is likely the last chance to catch a genuine Broughton boogie at least for the foreseeable future, so come and get involved. Down here at Sundae Jeremy favours eclectic and suitably sun drenched afternoon house jams, reaching all the way back, and delivered with his trademark good humour and undeniable technical skill.

So take the afternoon off and join Jeremy Broughton with us at Sundae. While away the day with trees in the park, ripples in the river, the sun setting on the Powerhouse and sweet club DJs. See you by the riverside.

Sundae 9/6/13 :: 12 Years of DJs at Watt!

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far… nevermind you know the bit. Some DJs started spinning records on a Sunday by the river. No big deal, until you guys showed up! One of the most pleasing things about coming down to the party each week is seeing all the fresh friendly people and hanging out with you all, and it is this overwhelming support that has seen us keeping coming back for twelve years now! That’s one full trip around the zodiac, and we’ve been blessed with good luck the whole way.

First putting needle to record in 2001, DJs on a Sunday at Watt have become an institution in the Brisbane scene, outlasting fashions and fads to bring you fresh tunes and vintage jams to soundtrack the end of your weekend in the great Queensland climate. Over that time, we’ve seen young uns, not so young uns, international spinners and locals alike take control of the wheels of steel, and later the buttons that beep and boop, to bring you one of Brisbane’s favourite parties each week.

With one foot firmly planted in the past, and the other running out the door into future sounds, the Sunday sound is centred around a great group of DJs, with bags of experience and a great selection of fine tunes crossing disco, funk, soul, house, boogie, hip hop and more, from the golden age of recording through to the do-it-yourself, forward thinking tech age. At the centre of this mess each week has been regarded local fixture DJ Cool Hand Luke, along with various accomplices including support from the international Sundae network, and some of Brisbane, and the world’s finest performers and promoters, and of course Luke’s partner in crime and effervescent cohost Chantal.

This week sees a celebration of all the things that make Sundays at Watt great: a great climate (and total disregard on the rare occasion it isn’t), great locale in the park, under the eaves of the majestic Brisbane Powerhouse, and the finest tunes bleeding out speakers anywhere in the city. We will be visited upon by some of our closest as Mark Briais, Scott Walker and Haiku drop by to throw a few in the mix. Each has decades of experience in Brisbane clubs and the keen ears requred to deliver the sublime sounds to round out your weekend. Join us this week as we celebrate 12 years here by the river, chilling in the sunshine!