Sundae 27/7/14 :: Vinyl Throwdown

As you may know, down here at Sundae, we take our musical history seriously. Thousands of hours have been spent in dusty record stores, digging in crates and thumbing back and forth between the album version, the single, the maxi or the limited edition live version picture disc with a lock of the lead singer’s hair. We’ve been dedicated to bringing you only the best quality grooves for you to get down to on a lazy afternoon and we are pleased when we see you dancing, smiling, laughing and playing the day away.

This week we return to where it all began down here with a simple setup: Chantal and Cool Hand Luke in control, two turntables and a mixer, a bag of records and you glorious people. Over the course of our thirteen years here by the riverside we have seen all manner of technology and musical styles evolving and we have been right there at the forefront, though we can’t forget where we came from. So, let’s put needle to record and relive some of the golden days we’ve had here playing music for you all.

When we get right down to it, every track is a season in one’s life, but on a record they are all cut in one long continuous groove. And mixing them as we do, we combine many grooves together like the friends you meet along your little journey and mix them up and see how they get along. One tune ends, and we’ve got another ready to go. Of course, it is the variety that makes life so sweet, and so you can expect a tropical swirl of the sublime funk, disco, soul, r’n’b, deep house and more that we have become internationally renowned for.

Our Vinyl Throwdown days take us on a trip down memory lane, allowing us to reminisce and feel nostalgic about the golden era that we have enjoyed and the thousands upon thousands of friendly faces we’ve met over the years. So join us this week as the sunset fades on another great Sundae party. Not to worry though, who knows where we’ll all be in the morning? We’ll see you on the other side.

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

Vinyl Throwdown @ Sundae

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Sundae 20/7/14 :: Scott Walker

Scott Walker is known to many of us here as a professional man about town, personally tending to gatherings all about our little city with suitable flair and untouchable track selection. 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. This week, we’ve invited Scott back to take us with him on another afternoon adventure.

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 it’s Moonbar, Alhambra 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 fine city, and has even forced the direction a fair amount on his own too. As part of the highly organized Auditree outfit, Scott brought his extensive experience and support to a new guard, and together they successfully hosted some of Brisbane’s most revered events of recent times, most notably supporting Hernan Cattaneo and Carl Craig. As a serious vinyl collector Scott is well read on his music history, while also adopting new technology and musical ideas, and his afterhours sessions cross deep house, disco old and new, through to more organic sounds as well as intelligent electronica.

His adaptability is regarded too, regularly taking his one man club heaving show on the road, with appearances around the country and now dipping his toe in the Asian club circuit; always sure to return home in time for the festival season, where he is called upon by everyone from Big Day Out, Global Gathering, and Gatecrasher to Summafieldayze, Global Underground, and Slinky.It would be ridiculous of us to list all of Scott’s high profile supports, the list runs over several pages. So let us summarize: Scott does the big jobs and does them right. Some of the biggest names in dance music have all stepped into a club expertly simmered by Mr Walker. Each set is a skilled display of dancefloor mechanics, rolling through vintage to modern sounds to bring about entangled throes of barely behaved dancers.

What more can we say? Scott is simply in touch with how club’s should work. It is a real treat to have him back at the controls. The man likes to get down with the chilled out sound too so we can expect some fine hip hop, funk, boogie and what not to get everyone swaying. Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will set the scene for all the good people. Then Scott has free reign on the proceedings of the afternoon, and no doubt will have a bag of super sweet audio confectionery to please everyone’s tastes. Join us as we welcome back Scott Walker to the Sundae soiree. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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

Scott Walker @ Sundae

Sundae 13/7/14 :: Denis Thomas aka Wadza

The Sundae family is equally welcoming to our old hands, and new friends we meet along the way, and in particular we appreciate people that have put a significant effort into developing the music situation in Brisbane. Additionally, we like to see those cats maxing and relaxing with us at the end of their weekend so often it is in our best interest to get them in the booth and laying it out for you. Our guest this week is a familiar face around these parts, though as yet has not spun it up here. So, without further ado, we introduce Denis Thomas.

First coming to Brisbane’s attention in 2004, Denis began circling the city’s underground spots with a definite view of his flavour of house music. Within a few years he had solidified his growing reputation as a club selector, becoming attached to the forward thinking Barsoma outfit. With solid deliveries at Delight, Therapy and Subtrakt under his belt, Denis launched his own night, Metric to an appreciative crowd. Now mixing with locals and internationals alike, Denis proved to have a serious skill set at the controls, and a very clear idea of the sound that makes bodies move. Although bringing a grittier sound to the late night parties, Denis has over the years developed an appreciation for the deeper strains of house, culminating in his involvement in local deep house and electronica label Buxton Records.

Enthusiasm for the party, day or night, and a seriously slick delivery of some fine deep house has seen Denis become a notable player in the Brisbane underground. With Chantal and Cool Hand Luke setting up the play we will be looking forward to an afternoon of sweet, sexy deepness that will no doubt provide an appropriate soundtrack to your various gatherings with friends. Join us this week as we welcome Denis Thomas to the party, we’ll see you by the riverside.

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

Denis Thomas @ Sundae

Sundae 6/7/14 :: Paul Farris

From dance music’s fledgeling beginnings in the UK to the forward thinking future funk down here at the Sundae party, our guest this week has seen it all and more. Paul Farris has put together a fine and storied career over almost quarter of a century, working with some of house music’s finest institutions, so let’s not stand on ceremony, let’s kick it off with a quick run down of his rap sheet so we know what’s in store for us when he comes past our little party this Sundae.

Straight out of high school Paul headed to the local record stores, setting up shop and influencing the tastes of the fashionable young cats that would form the foundation of the dance music sounds we know and love today. Not enough to influence tastes locally, Paul moved across to Defected Records, getting in on the ground floor of a project that would dominate house music globally, and see him bring his talent and experience to the fore, mixing various compilations and working closely with artists such as Sandy Rivera, Mousse T, Shapeshifters, Blaze and more. During this time too he acted as the label’s resident DJ in their club based activities, all the while developing the prospects of smaller labels and artists that would grow to become major names.

Paul’s own abilities behind the decks are highly respected and have seen him take on some infamous sound systems around the world. Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, D Club, Pravda, Pacha and so many more that we can’t fit here. His club sets are highly regarded for both innovation and respect to the classics, and his musically knowledge and record collection are something that most DJs can’t even comprehend in the wildest dreams. The guy knows exactly what he’s doing, is what we’re trying to say. And we are so very fortunate that such a great DJ decided to up sticks and move to Brisbane.

This week is Paul’s birthday, and he’s bringing the party here to us. Slinging the high quality fare that we have been treated to each time Paul visits us here means that we are champing at the bit to catch up with him and help him celebrate this auspicious occasion. Since the big move out here to convict country Paul has been very selective about his club appearances so we feel pretty lucky to be on the list. Don’t miss out when Paul Farris comes past this Sundae to lay it out for us. Chantal and Cool Hand Luke will of course be managing proceedings and setting up the fine Sundae sound of disco, deep house, funk and boogie tunes to get things moving in the right direction. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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

Paul Farris @ Watt