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.
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