Sundae 20/5/12 :: Paul Pedrina

Brisbane as we know it now, is a great place to find some totally cool parties and great venues to get your dose of house music. The history of these great parties though can be traced back to a handful of dedicated individuals hitting the imports and record stores each week and opening up new places to get down to the exciting new sounds that were breaking new ground through the eighties and nineties. This week we invite back to our little shindig a man who saw this development first hand, and indeed played an important part in the city’s growth. For those that don’t know, let us introduce Paul Pedrina.

Coming from the veritable old guard of Brisbane turntable technicians this week, Paul Pedrina comes to Sundae with bags of experience having waxed the floor at Press Club, GPO, Monastery, and Empire, amongst others. Basically, every worthwhile big room in Brisbane with a funky, groovy vibe and a pair of turntables, has seen Paul take control at one time or another. However it is his early involvement in the formation of the scene that he has created the most impact. Heavily involved in vacation creation at The Tube, his performances at the ‘Living Room’ night influenced the direction of the dance sound in Brisbane, and aided thousands of clubbers in finding their weekly fix. Sundays at Rics also saw the Paul Pedrina party power first hand, with solid showings each week contributing to the party’s position as a weekly institution in the city.

This week Paul arrives for a vinyl only throwdown, with a selection of cuts lovingly selected for the Sundae faithful. Crossing funky, soulful, tribal, and disco flavours, we will see the development of Brisbane’s deep house sound from an experienced hand. Join us this week with Paul Pedrina as we add another chapter to the Brisbane club story. We’ll see you in the sunshine.