Sundae 23/3/14 :: Jing Kohn

Our month of Vinyl Throwdown’s has proven a stylish way to start our Autumn program and this week we welcome a DJ with near two decades experience working the wheels of steel. Our guest, Jing Kohn returns to Sundae to show us what he’s about, but let’s take a minute to review his credentials.

Jing Kohn burst onto the Brisbane scene with an impressive double header, taking out both the ITF and DMC state championships over two consecutive years late in the last century. His ability on the turntables was duly noted, and his schedule quickly filled up with a string of high profile supports including Grandmaster Flash, Kool Keith, People Under the Stairs, Resin Dogs and Hilltop Hoods. His hip hop stylings blossomed into a more rounded sound, and saw Jing take on a variety of styles that endeared him to a growing fan base in Brisbane.

Over time, Jing developed a healthy roster of venues in the city, taking on Lychee Lounge, Cloudland, Laruche, Press Club, Rumpus Rooom and the like. Gritty hip hop sounds made way for the deeper funk, soul and disco styles that formed a large part of his significant record collection. Jing approaches the party with enthusiasm and a skill set that sees him well placed to guide our little gathering through the afternoon.

Floating through a funky selction that will soundtrack our end to the weekend, Jing will be joined by Haiku to get the afternoon moving with a smooth groove. Join us this week as we welcome back Jing Kohn for a Vinyl Throwdown. We’ll see you by the riverside.

More info :: HERE
Watt Bar + Restaurant
New Farm Park
119 Lamington St

Jing Kohn @ Sundae

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Sundae 18/3/14 :: Uncles Throwdown

This week our Sundae hosts are absent as they take the Brisbane sound to South East Asia, rolling through Cambodia and Thailand, and have left the party in the capable hands of the ‘Uncles’. Shannon L Marshall, Willie Costa and Haiku first came to mainstream attention in Brisbane as members of the highly organised Uncle outfit that occupied the top level of Family. Each Saturday saw an almost cultlike following drawn to the venue’s infamous Pod room to get frisky in the high pressure environment that pushed DJs to the limit and drove dancers wild. Fresh house and techno music, laid on a foundation of only the finest selections collected on vinyl that could do the business in every party environment, big room or small. This week though we are hoping to get a look inside their private collections of afterhours beats when they take over this week.

Willi Costa is an underground hero in Brisbane, managing proceedings in Uncle at Family, Press Club, and of course, his appearances here at Sundae with cool deep house, disco and his notorious casual charm. Willi came from a background of disco, rave, post punk, boogie and northern soul, and just Willi’s presence at a party is enough to make it ‘historically memorable’ so we will be looking forward to having Willi back at the controls.

Preferring to shake it in the city’s larger sound systems, Shannon has long been a fixture in the major club circuit. Developing through an intense five year residency at Empire Hotel, and long term engagements with The Family and Therapy, and more recently, Alhambra, The Met and Brunswick Social; his ability to adapt to different party scenarios though have served to cement Shannon’s position as one of the city’s most reliable players.

Haiku is a new direction for Adrian Matyear, previously showing up in notorious establishments like Family, Press Club and Cloudland. Early, late, overnight the Haiku sound is deep, organic, chilled funky house, developed in part at Adrian’s long running Therapy experiment at Barsoma. Haiku had grown up with hip hop, bossa, big band swing, lounge and jazz though so his private collection can indeed present many moods.

Join us this week as three of Brisbane’s favourite Uncles take the reigns at Sundae. Shannon Marshall, Willie Costa and Haiku are experienced spinners both in the city’s nightspots, and down here at Sundae, so we trust they will gently guide the afternoon with a smooth soundtrack. We’ll see you by the riverside.

More info :: HERE
Watt Bar + Restaurant
New Farm Park
119 Lamington St

Uncles @ Sundae

Sundae 9/3/14 :: Katch

Around these parts, we have a few friendly faces that keep us motivated to show up each week and one of our regulars, DJ Katch knows a little bit about party starting so we enjoy having him at the party. Often seen taking his breakfast tea and toast at six on a Sundae evening, Katch sometimes plays records for us too, and every time is a masterful display of funky business. Katch is a keen collector and a devastating selector, rocking living rooms, big rooms, outside rooms and now Sundae with his infectious party funking vibes.

From early in the game, Katch has positioned himself as a hip hop explorer, along the way collecting multiple DMC titles, been one of 2Dogs, crossed the country with the notorious party outfit Resin Dogs, and hosted the long running Phat Tape show on 4ZZZ. The misadventures and mischief continues on the road, where Katch performs touring duties for Regurgitator, in amongst his own busy schedule that sees him criss crossing the globe.

Katch and the rest of the Resin Dogs have been tucked away in the studio recently too, blending up that special something something to put out a bag of fresh tunes in the form of a new Resin Dogs album. Most excellent, party people. Now that a lot of the sleepless nights are out of the way, Katch has a chance to take a breather, catch some sunny rays and hopefully give us a little taste of the new stuff he’s been cooking up back there in the kitchen.

To be fair, it’s not like his calender wasn’t busy before. In the last year we saw Katch putting on fresh and funky shows at Coniston Lane, Laruche and a recent warm up for Afrika Bambataa too, so we are lucky to have him find some time for us here at Sundae. Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will be on hand to get things promptly moving in a funky direction before we get stuck into a classy afternoon of hip hop, breaks and disco grooves presented on wax by a local master. We’ll see you by the riverside.

More info :: HERE
Watt Bar + Restaurant
New Farm Park
119 Lamington St

Katch @ Sundae