Sundae is on the move ::

Brisbane’s favourite Sunday session “Sundae” is moving to new venues. We will be taking up residency at “Reef Seafood + Sushi”, part of Newstead’s new Gasworks complex. Sundae has provided the soundtrack to thousands of Brisbane families’ Sunday afternoon over the years, and Reef will host the first of a series of new events for the team.

From our original home at Watt in Brisbane’s Powerhouse precinct, to high profile events at Brunswick Social, Bacchus, The Fox Hotel, Barsoma and more, Sundae has continued to define outdoor clubbing in Brisbane, with cutting edge DJs presented in a family friendly environment.

The move to “Reef” will see an increase in our special events capacity, and accordingly we will continue to provide high quality events, with international DJs and acts alongside Brisbane’s finest local talent.

We invite you to join us this Sundae as we move to our new location. We’ll see you in the sunshine.

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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

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 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 29/12/13 :: Uncle Reunion

We are in the holiday season now! Following the celebrations of the week, and the impending New Year, we don’t really need an excuse to have a party down here at Sundae.

In Brisbane town, we have paid tribute in the past to clubs that had a distinct and influential effect on the state of dance music in the city, and this week we turn our attention to Uncle, aka “The Pod”. Hidden in the attic of Family, Uncle was church for the serious heads, and an unreal display of light and sound for the naive that strayed into the hedonism. Resident DJs and Lighting Techs were affectionately known as Uncles, and just like their namesake, definitely brought the boogie to the party.

Ranging from deep soulful house, through jacking Chicago and San Fran sounds to the more driving techno of Berlin, some of the most highly regarded DJs of our time passed through that building. Uncle residents held their own, and the rotating all star team of Brisbane DJs matched it with the best in the world to present a party that attracted a cult following for almost ten years. Sadly, Uncle is no more, however the Uncle DJs continue to school Brisbane, and this week we have a special treat for you in Brian Damms, Haiku aka Adrian Matyear and Willi Costa, bringing refined bags of house delight to Sundae crossing the different shades of intelligent funky house that we hope will take you back. Join us this Sundae as we remember Uncle. You know where we’ll be – see you in the sunshine.

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Sundae 6/10/13 :: Willi Costa + Haiku

We are in the thick of it now! The great Brisbane spring is well and truly in full swing and the Sundae faithful have not been wasting the days with lots of you beautiful party people out in force each week. This week though we are absent our hosts Chantal and Cool Hand Luke while they rock out in Cambodia. Don’t fret, they’ll be back next week. In the meantime local hoodlums Willi Costa and Haiku have staged a coup d’etat of the Sundae turntables for a weekend of boogie beats in the hot hot heat.

The two 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. Willi came from a background of disco, rave, post punk, boogie and northern soul, while Haiku had grown up with hip hop, bossa, big band swing, lounge and jazz. While both grew into fine house and techno DJs in the club, we are hoping to get a look inside their private collections of afterhours beats when they take over this week.

We’ve been told to expect a wide range of grooves, from the aforementioned areas to Vegas lounge, cinema soundtracks, muzak and a tiny taste of psychadelia with a few fun bits thrown in between. All keeping to the constant Sundae groove, but with the cheekiness that only these two could get away with. Last time we left the keys with these characters a great day was had by all so we know the party is in good hands. Join Willi Costa and Haiku as they take the controls at Sundae, we’ll see you by the riverside.

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