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 15/12/13 :: Sundae vs Subtrakt

Sharing our passion for providing Brisbane with the finest dance music from around the world, Sundae and Subtrakt have each developed a following for their dedication to the cause, and this week sees the two crews combining for a deep house extravaganza set by the river. Although specializing in different flavours of the house sound, our guests this week will no doubt complement the Sundae sound with the flourish that they have become known around town for. Let’s get down to business and check in with Subtrakt’s Rikki Newton and Adam Swain.

First coming to Brisbane’s attention in the early years of the new millenium, the two each developed their own style, Rikki coming to notoriety at Press Club and Family, Adam breaking out of Sky Room and Barsoma. It didn’t take too long for the two to find each other and look for an outlet for their shared passion for the finest quality international deep house. Subtrakt became a vehicle for shining attention on some of their favourite artists, while also providing a playground for the two to let loose in.

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. So we know the boys can handle the club both day and night and that’s how we do here at Sundae so the lads have scheduled in a visit with us here at Sundae to take our party from afternoon to evening.

Cool Hand Luke and Chantal will be on hand to make up this awesome foursome, and keeping the sound on flow, charting a path through deep, electronic, jazzy house. Of course our usual stars behind the bar will be taking care of your cocktail and drink needs too. Get in early to reserve your real estate as the summer days are attracting increasingly large crowds. We’ll see you by the riverside.

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Sundae 23/1/11 :: 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 and in a couple of weeks, Dixon.

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. 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 17/1/10 :: Rikki Newton

Is he a DJ, Is he a promoter or is he a rock-star? Rikki Newton the poster boy of the new deep-house movement in Brisbane and founder and promoter of the popular Subtrakt events at Barsoma, brings his Sundae sound to the decks at Watt this weekend! Rikki likes to stay a step ahead of his competition with freshest tunes but this sundae we expect he will dig through the crates to pull out some tracks that show his genre stepping abilities and experience at the turntables. Nice t-shirt by the way Rikki lol!

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