Sundae 1/6/14 :: Kenny Dope Afterparty

It’s getting cooler in Brisbane now, but the nights are heating up with heaps of great events around town. This week in particular the Sundae team are super excited for the arrival of master DJ and producer Kenny Dope on our shores, and with such a huge party happening on Saturday night no doubt some of that revelry will spill over to our little afterparty on Sundae.

Spinning records for three decades or so, or in other terms, about as long as modern clubbing has existed, Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales is a master at work. Actually, he is one half of Masters at Work, and over the many years that he has been making clubs heave worldwide, he has heavily influenced the modern state of dance music with his trademark jazzy Latin deep house.

Of course, this is right up our street so we were touched when we were asked to support the man when he plays Brisbane this Saturday night. On the bill too are some of our little city’s most experienced record selectors, alongside our hosts Cool Hand Luke and Chantal representing the Sundae familiar.

This Sundae is our party, though we will be catering to those who wish to relive (or continue with) the night before. Latin heavy house, bossa vibes, funk and disco will set the soundtrack to the rest of your weekend, or indeed the best of your weekend alongside the beautiful surrounds of New Farm Park, and the camaraderie of your pals here at Sundae. Join us as we celebrate the arrival of Kenny Dope, Master at Work and tastemaker extraordinary. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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Sundae International 22/2/14 :: Terrance Parker [Detroit]

Brisbane has seen an influx of high profile visitors in recent times, though none so readily received as house music legend Terrence Parker. The last time Terrence played Brisbane was a crazy affair, with the faithful showing out to welcome this iconic artist to our little town. So we urge you, if you are serious about your dance music, get serious about this. And for those just dipping their toes in, here’s a little primer.

Detroit, 1988. The motor city already has a place in music history with an extensive list of musicians, particularly soul artists hailing from the industrial outpost. Enter a new breed of artist: forward thinking. respectful of vintage, but not content to stay in one place. Detroit’s musical underground are experimenting with electronics and publishing the results on what is now some of the most sought after vinyl in the world. Although now primarily known for the output of it’s techno artists, Detroit has a strong house scene as well, and no doubt DJs were trading licks in this melting pot of dance music.

Our guest Terrence Parker was there at the beginning. For more than a quarter century now, clubs worldwide have been taking dance lessons from this individual and creative DJ. Terrence has shaped the sound of dance music around the globe both through his inimitable mixing style in the club, or his groundbreaking work in the studio. Recognised immediately both by his unique choice of headphone: the handset of a Bell-era rotary dial phone, and the soulful stomping style he has developed over decades in the clubs.

With more than 100 released recordings under his belt, Terrence Parker is a studio master too. Classic records such as “Love’s got me High,” “The Question” and “Detroit After Dark,” highlight his influence on the current state of dance music, while deeper inspection of his back catalogue reveal a serious DJ and producer with a lifelong love of the club. Crossing soulful, deep house with a gospel upbring and the industrial machinations of the motor city have shaped a chugging, ground hugging deep house style that is uplifting and refreshing.

Terrence has made his way around the planet, spinning in more than 150 cities, and thankfully, he is returning to Brisbane. As we mentioned the last time he was here was a special night, filled with memorable tunes mixed by a master. On hand to support are local heroes Chantal and Cool Hand Luke, setting up what will no doubt be an extraordinary night for house music fans. In a new venue for this special night, we will be taking over the Fish Lane Studios at the Fox Hotel on Saturday 22nd February. Terrence Parker is ringing. Answer the call.

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Sundae International 12/1/14 :: Chikashi [Japan]

We are quickly getting stuck into the new year here at Sundae HQ, and this week we welcome our newest member of the Sundae International family with a visit from veteran Japanese spinner, DJ Chikashi.

Chikashi Nishiwaki’s musical adventure began all the way back in 1987, and for over quarter of a century he has delivered only the finest audio to discerning ears. Hailing from the Fukui region right on the coast near the centre of Japan, Chikashi has based his operations there while maintaining an international presence. In his home country, he is renowned for sophisticated dancefloor jazz, boogie, Afro, Latin, and Brazilian soulful beats, always presented on vinyl. He developed his own sound alongside Japanese luminaries DJ Krush, Kyoto Jazz Massive and Toshio Matsuura and continues to this day with deep vinyl explorations seeking out the right tunes to “for people to dance and be happy.” Indeed, his own club, “Tree Cafe” in Tsuruga is now approaching it’s 8th year, and is regarded by audiophiles and serious record collectors as a fine example of a club where music comes first. Our very own Peter G is set to appear at the club’s 8th Anniversary party, no doubt attracted to the attention to detail found in every stage of the party process, from atmosphere to speaker design to music policy.

Some of our older Brisbane clubbers may remember Chikashi’s first visits to Australia about a decade ago, where he joined the Good Vibrations tour. Basing himself in Brisbane at the time, he was a favourite at some of our little city’s eclectic independent parties and held his own across many different party situations. Internationally too, Chikashi has toured extensively and often attracted the attention of artists such as Gilles Petersen, Jazztronik and Nicola Conte who have susequently visited him at his club in Japan. As a producer too, Chikashi has provided remix talent for a number of artists from deep dub sounds to jazzy breakbeats, boogie and more on respected Japanese labels such as Mighty Highness, Ak47 and Audiosutra, among others.

This will be Chikashi’s first visit to Sundae, though we hope not the last, as our musical tastes are indeed in step. Our hosts Chantal and Cool Hand Luke will be on hand to introduce our guest and we will be soaking up the musical journey across genres. The summer climate will surely add to the relaxed vibe, though we expect a few hot tunes to keep everybody ticking along nicely. Join us this week as we present DJ Chikashi from Japan. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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Sundae 1/12/13 :: Chic Wants You!

Wow. Everywhere tunes. Much amaze. So House. This week we are going all out in celebration of the upcoming “Mobile Disco” super-event featuring Nile Rodgers, Chic and Todd Terry. Brisbane’s finest will be in support and of course Sundae crew have got their sticky little fingers in this tasty pie too! However, we can’t wait ’til the 15th to get this proper party started so we are going to have a little warm up session of our own.

Sundae specialists Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will be joined at Watt by the Brisbane segment of the support crew featuring Mr Sparkle, Kieron C, and Cosmo Cater. We will be throwing down only the finest classic house and disco tunes in a Sundae soundcheck to prepare us all for the big event coming up in a few weeks time, and will be featuring cuts from the impressive back catalogues of Todd Terry, Chic and Nile Rodgers.. There will be heaps of give aways including signed CDs and a chance to meet the band too, as well as a funky little disco dance class to get you stepping in the right direction.

There will be talk of this event to come for sure, and we are doing our little bit to get our party people prepped and ready for this great event. There will be ticket sellers on hand too if you need to hook your friends up. This is a great chance to see some of Brisbane’s finest DJs in the spotlight before the big night comes around so don’t miss out on the fun. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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Sundae International 14/4/13 :: Jimpster [UK/Freerange] @ Brunswick Social

Sundae International is proud to announce Jimpster (UK) live at the Brunswick Social.

Tickets available via Brunswick Social, Apartment and Sundae resident DJ’s or online through Oztix http://goo.gl/zpbLi

Following our hugely successful first event with DJ Spinna, Sundae International returns with a next level operation that will leave you breathless and sweating. Those in the know have suspected that something big was about to drop, and for those just finding their feet in the underground, our mission is to capture for the evening one of house music’s finest, Jimpster.

For over two decades, Jimpster, also known as Jamie Odell, or Audiomontage amongst other aliases, has been pushing a sound that continues to make a hot mess of dancefloors around the world on a weekly basis. Although based in London, he has been sighted in Berlin, New York, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Madrid and Ibiza. Sought out like Carmen Sandiego the man is constantly on the run, distributing an illicit sound in the form of one the industry’s most sought after distribution operations, Freerange Records, as well as personal appearances at some of the finest clubs around the globe. From his various hideouts around the world, he has scattered clubbers like birdseed, keeping true to his ‘Freerange’ ideal.

Dancers are advised to approach with caution, lest they lose their minds to his solid deep house sound. Known associates include Josh Wink, Joris Voorn, Osunlade, Solomun, Dixon and Manuel Tur, amongst others. Each of his releases and remixes are highly potent, in high demand from the underground and retain black market trading value. Attendees are warned they may break out into sweat upon stepping onto his dancefloor, other complications include hysteria, a trance like state, lowered inhibition and involuntary movement in the hips and feet.

The Brisbane team put together to lock down Jimpster for the evening include Brisbane’s finest in Cool Hand Luke, Benn Hopkins, Hakan Henry and Chantal, alongside house investigator specialist ‘Hami’ aka Michael Ham who will be responsibly managing intoxicants, as well as maintaining ration allowances through the evening. The raid will take place underground at Brunswick Social.

Join the team to lock down Jimpster for one night. Clubbers are invited to mobilise friends and family to assist in the operation. Mission commences at 1500 hours Sundae 14th April. We’ll see you underground.

Supports – Benn Hopkins, Hakan Henry (Turkey), DJ Chantal vs CoolHand Luke

Sundae 24/4/13 :: DJ Spinna [USA] @ Bacchus

Sundae International is the latest Sundae creation that draws on Sundae’s global network to deliver the very best international artist to Brisbane. The first international act to grace Sundae International is DJ Spinna who comes direct from NYC.

Tickets $18.50 (booking fee included) http://goo.gl/uBrFz

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In a world of fleeting talent and fly by nighters, DJ Spinna is a rare and precious commodity. Truly a musician at heart, DJ Spinna doesn’t care much for genres or labels, but takes great pains to deliver productions of the highest quality. Appealing to the Jazz-cats, House heads and the Hip hop homies, Spinna is a world class musician and DJ that has dominated record store racks and production credits, whilst maintaining true to form, producing only the finest original music of recent times. Indeed many an upcoming artist has been measured on their access to a DJ Spinna remix for their release, while his own productions a tucked neatly away at the back of record bags ready for easy access when the right time on the dancefloor shows itself.

The early 90s hip hop scene in New York was the proving ground for the young selector, honing his production abilities on recordings for J Live, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Pharaohe Monch. It didn’t take long for the big labels to notice and he was soon added to the remix roster by the likes of De La Soul, Gangstarr and Brand Nubian. As his business card was handed around, Spinna was allowed more creative freedom and free from genre restrictions, began pumping out solid quality releases. His own tracks, particular on his labels BBE and Wonderwax for his more soulful tracks, quickly became collectibles, meanwhile everyone from Mary J Blige to Michael Jackson were lining up for remixes.

Spreading out from the US, music fans all around the world have taken note of his trademark style and welcomed his sound. Having toured where most others won’t comes down mostly to him producing music others don’t. Fans all around the world, whether in it for the hip hop, electronica, soul, jazz or house, appreciate the genuine love for the beat that Spinna brings to the club. And if that club is in Iceland, Brazil, South Africa, Japan or any of the other stamps in his passport, the more the better for spreading his positive vibe and party creations. Leading name DJs of our era hold him in high regard too, and he often shares the stage with the likes of Bugz in the Attic, Osunlade, Joe Claussell, Jazzanova, Kenny Dope, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist.

DJ Spinna arrives in Australia with a fresh album packed away and ready for release, bags of original productions busting out his record bag, and a trademark style that will greet you at the door as soon as you step in the club. Be there on Sunday 24th of February when DJ Spinna brings all that funky business up in Brisbane’s finest new addition, Bacchus. Joined by Coolhand Luke and Benn Hopkins, Spinna will be supported by the great Brisbane climate, fantastic venue, Sundae International network bringing the talent, and prime party people for a party that will be jumping all the way into the following week. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

Tickets $18.50 (booking fee included) http://goo.gl/uBrFz

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Sundae Brisbane + Let’s Get Minimal 22/12/12 :: Terrence Parker [Detroit] @ Coniston Lane

One of the kings of house who has been rocking it since 1988 will be making Brisbane shake their booty for the first time ever the Saturday before the xmas.

Who else but the telephone man ‘Terrence Parker’ of Detroit USA!!!

We at lgm and Sundae couldn’t be more ecstatic; we know how extraordinary this guy really is, take our word for it if you don’t know him already. Get down to Coniston Lane to have a boogie like no other!

Support DJs:
Chantal
Anna Sonnenburg
Coolhand Luke
Robohan

Tickets:
$20 @ http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?427022
$25 on the door

Terrence pretty much is house music. He lives and breathes it and executes it perfectly. Terrence is also what some people call a real dj. He concentrates on using the song and the mixer to make his groove. To top that off he is legendary for using an 80s telephone as his headphone!?!

Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. Within the past decade Detroit’s Underground Music Movement has brought rise to new artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!

Terrence Parker has performed as a DJ in more than 150 cities throughout the world. Since 1988, he has released more than 100 recordings, and had top 20 hits with his songs “Love’s Got Me High”, “The Question” and albums like “Detroit After Dark” in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France.

Terrence Parker is definitely still in the game, and better than ever. Some people call TP the “Telephone Man” because he uses an actual telephone as headphones. We call him the “Telephone Man” because he has answered the CALL to bring us music to feed our souls!

Come get your dance on!

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