Sundae 2/11/14 :: Vinyl Throwdown

What a week! Brisbane’s summer is storming towards us and things around here are quickly heating up. We are well and truly in the swing of things at our new home in the Gasworks, so it’s about time to Throwdown!

As you may know, we are pretty keen on vinyl records here at Sundae. The medium has become synonymous with DJing, and with good reason. There is something magical about the transmission from record to needle and then to the speaker that is pleasing to the ears and good for the soul. The kind of stuff that we like to get down to are often found at the bottom of a box of the big, black discs and we spend a lot of time down in the musty dust to bring you only the best music from vintage grooves right through to the forward thinking future sounds of today.

This week of course, the digital world will be left behind as we revisit some of our favourite record releases. The Sundae team of Cool Hand Luke, Chantal and Benn Hopkins have decades of experience between them, trawling the world for the tastiest fat tuna tunes and bringing the catch back to serve up on the plates for you. Of course, we like to keep the place bouncing so we will be keeping things fun, laying down funk, disco, soul, boogie, deep house and hip hop bits. Our hosts at Reef will match our catch too, whipping up a storm of seafood and serious cold beverages to keep you all sated, and give you the energy to keep up with us through the afternoon.

Come and get amongst the good times as we get analog this Sundae. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

More Information ::

Sundae Brisbane

Reef Seafood + Sushi

76 Skyring Terrace
Ph :: 07 3257 7554


Sundae 26/10/14 :: Kieron C

Now we’ve been rolling a few weeks at our new home, we’re starting to get a little more confident with what we can get away with. The glorious warm spring weather is gently teasing Brisbane with hints of the summer to come, the people are out to play, and up jumped the boogie-man with the the funky sway. Enter Kieron C.

A long time friend of the clan, Kieron is generally nearby when an experienced party starter is called for. Kieron has decades of experience in Brisbane clubs, a long list including Empire, Family, Barsoma, Kerbside, Laruche, Zuri etc etc. It’s a really long list. His unique take on dance music has flowed onto many other Brisbane DJs through his influential role working the desk at Rockinghorse Records, and shaping the modern club sound in this city, both through his own solo DJing, or as part of the notorious Vinyl Slingers outfit. More recently too, Kieron has been involved in bringing a number of important artists to Brisbane, like Greg Wilson and John Morales, cannily fitting them into his tight schedule around the numerous international artists that seek his support when they arrive in Australia.

Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will be ready to welcome Kieron as he arrives at the new venue. The three of them will then go to town on you all slamming down tune after tune of the finest, boogiest funk, soul, disco, hip hop and house. Sundae mission statement right there. Come and get involved as we are only half the party, the other half is you. We’ll see you in the sunshine.


Sundae 19/10/14 :: Rikki Newton

One of Brisbane’s more colourful characters, Rikki Newton is a familiar face in many of our favourite haunts. Well schooled in the trade, Rikki came up through Press Club, in the early years of this decade, following an inspiring trip to London that flicked his switch after he found himself recovering at Lazy Dog.

Over the next few seasons Rikki worked out of the Uncle rooom as part of the ‘dream team’ lineup that dominated Brisbane’s Saturdays from 2006-09. Always keen to do his own thing though, Rikki moved himself, and a little party idea that he was incubating, to Barsoma. Rikki’s Subtrakt parties have now become something of record in Brisbane. Always keen to test the limits of dancers, and Liquor Licensing’s tolerance of his post-sunrise antics, Subtrakt has seen some key names in deep house roll through, including Steve Bug, Charles Webster, Vincenzo, Dixon and more. Now in it’s seventh year, Subtrakt has taken a number of venues to a new level, including Bowler Bar, Capulet, and of course their spiritual home at Barsoma, amongst a number of boat parties, bowls sessions, and other outdoor activities.

In more recent times, Rikki has been reaching further afield, with appearances in Sydney, in particular, Sash, the Sunday morning party, and an involved interest in the upcoming Andromeda festival mean Rikki’s keeping his schedule full. In between all these engagements, Rikki finds time to put his head down in the studio and process some of the great music he uncovers each week. Once we locked in our little date with the man, away he went to start selecting some tunes, so we know there are some sublime sounds coming our way.

Rikki’s enthusiasm for the sport can be seen everytime he takes to the decks, and his deep house style will make you bounce too. Rikki’s tunes cross electronica, disco, instrumental hip hop and deep house, moving from mood to mood in an effortless slide across the landscape of the afternoon, so do yourself a favour, and get involved. Chantal and Cool Hand Luke will be in effect, setting the scene for the return to the controls for Rikki Newton. A regular figure in the Sundae crowd, don’t miss him when he takes to the Sundae control room this week. See you in the sunshine.

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Sundae 5/10/14 :: Chantal and Cool Hand Luke return!

In recent weeks we have seen a few changes around the Sundae HQ as we’ve settled in to our new home. Winter has made way for a beautiful spring, the tunes have been pumping courtesy of our great guests, and of course you shiny happy people, getting about in your finest and bringing the good cheer. A couple of faces have been missing from all this merriment though, and this week we welcome back our hosts Chantal and Cool Hand Luke, returning from a month long adventure that saw them bring the funk to crowds in Italy, Spain and Cambodia. Along the way, they met up with many of our international friends, lost themselves, found themselves again and basically had a grand old time. However, it is time to put them to work so we can hear all the cool new tunes and influences they picked up along their travels so let’s clean up the office a bit ’cause the bosses are back in town.

Cool Hand Luke has been a central fixture of Brisbane’s nightlife, and some daytime activities too, for nearly a decade and a half now. In that time he has racked up an incredible list of residencies including Family, Zuri, Cloudland, Alhambra, Alloneword, Therapy, and many, many more. His enthusiastic approach to the party, smooth, effortless mixing and solid selection have endeared him to thousands of fans in this little city, and more than a few around the world. Called upon to support a list of visiting international artists far too numerous to list here, though many of you will remember warm ups for Terrence Parker, Jimpster, DJ Spinna and Nile Rogers in recent times.

Chantal first came to attention thumping funky house out of the park at Therapy and just kept on keeping on from there, taking on Limes, Zuri, Press Club and all sorts of other parties too. Originally a dancer, Chantal brought a unique perspective to dance music, and brought a technical prowess to support her groovy tunes. Brisbane clubbers quickly came about, and Chantal too has amassed a significant number of people that have wobbled to her music.

After a few weeks break, our heroes should be rested and ready to let rip. Their first time in the new venue, Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will bring the boogie to Reef Seafood and Sushi, and of course you fine people need to get on board this groove train. Weaving through soul, disco, funk, deep house, boogie and more, you all know what to do. Buy the ticket, take the ride. (Actually, we are free entry, but you know what we mean.) The journey sets off from 2pm. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

Sundae Australia

Reef Seafood + Sushi
Gasworks Plaza 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

2pm – late

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