Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sydney Hip Hop December 2013


Hip Hop Arcade & Karaoke- Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
Now taking over all your Wednesday nights in December, the Street Fighter II tournament is really heating up. There's still time to register new players to fight for your spot in the final taking place in a few weeks.  Then as always get up for some karaoke, ie try not to ruin your favourite song, while your friends all secretly laugh at you.
Arcade- 7-9
Karaoke 9-11
DJ till late
FREE Entry


Exile and Choosey- GoodGod Small Club, Liverpool St
LA based producer, Exile (Blu & Exile), pairs with an up and coming emcee from his record label, Dirty Science, for a short Australian tour. This fun packed party will include performances by local artists The Tongue, Chasm, and DJ Naiki
Doors 8pm
FREE Entry via RSVP link

Bam Bam- The Lansdowne Hotel, Chippendale
Bags Packed Tour, supported by Dylan Joel
Doors 8pm
FREE Entry

BRKYLN Presents- Bar BRKLYN (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
The only place to get your hip hop grind going in the Northern Beaches! This week we've got the mighty DJ Prolifik on the ones and twos all night, come get social!
FREE Entry


World Supremacy Battlegrounds Festival 2013- Sydney Olympic Park
This weekend come bear witness to the biggest hip hop street dance competition in the Southern Hemisphere.  In it's ninth year, this has become a three day festival running from the 6th-9th and now includes hip hop dance, beatboxing, singing, and street ball competitions. This is a massive event attracting thousands of dancers from around Australia as well as New Zealand, The Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Guam, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji and South Africa. If you want to spend a great day or two and see who really has the skills grab tickets through the link below.
Tickets $35-$70

Bush Fire Benefit- Katoomba RSL, Blue Mountains
A plethora of homegrown artists from the Blue Mountains have come together to support the community in its time of need.  In wake of the devastating fires that have ripped apart local communities, these wonderful artists are giving their time and energy to give something back:  Hermitude, Urthboy, Thundamentals, Dialectrix, Tuka, Jones Jnr., Tenth Dan & Grub, Joe New, A Blank Canvas
Doors 7pm
Tickets $30 with 100% of the profits going to Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery
Sorry folks, this one sold out early.

Raine Supreme DJ Set- Play Bar, Surry Hills
One half of the audio visual outfit NTSC, Raine is quickly becoming one of Sydney's most hardworking DJs. He has been lucky enough to share the stage with many of the hip hop legends both local and international. Let him take you on a journey through his mix of hip hop funk and soul tracks, and you're sure not to be disappointed.
4pm- Midnight
FREE Entry


Australian Beatbox Championships, Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
Ever been curious about what they call the 5th element of hip hop? As part of the World Supremacy Battlegrounds Festival, the best beatboxers in Australia will go head to head in a knockout elimination to determine the best in the country.  You will hear sounds you never thought possible to come out of a human body.  The winner will be heading overseas to represent Australia in worldwide competitions.
Tickets available at the door

Destino First Birthday Party- Abercombie Hotel, Broadway
Can you believe it's been a whole year since our first Destino experience together? Come celebrate the beginning of summer and all the beautiful days and nights you will surely spend with friends. It will be a day to remember with live art to view and purchase, DJs, friends, and fresh cold beers to cool you down.
FREE Event

Loose Change- Civic Underground
The event that was originally scheduled for this date has been moved to JANUARY 18th.

NJE- Valve Bar (Agincourt Hotel), Ultimo
NJ is certainly one to go all out for his fans.  Always on the grind this one, if he's not in the studio or rocking a private house party, you can catch him busking down central station.  Don't miss the launch of his 3rd LP "Like Food for the Soul." Heaps of supports including Untaymable, DJ Riley & many more
Doors 8pm
Tickets $20 on the door


Hip Hop Arcade & Karaoke-Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
A great mid week break for you and your best friends in a super chill environment.  Street Fighter II semi finals, last chance to get in on the action. Register here. Then as always, all your favourite hip hop tracks karaoke style.
Arcade 7-9
Karaoke 9-11
DJ till late
FREE Event


Joyride- GoodGod Smallclub, Liverpool St
To celebrate the release of the final EP in his 3 part series, this beatmaker and soulful crooner breaks away from his One Day fam to embark on his first solo tour, hitting three cities.  Called The Gentleman's Trilogy tour, it will include music from the 3 EPS: HonourableChivalrous, and Valiant. This music doesn't neatly fit into one genre but hip hop heads are bound to be impressed by the beats.  Plus I wouldn't be surprised to see a few special guests pop up on the night.
Doors 8pm
Tickets $10

BRKYLN Presents- Bar BRKLYN (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
The only place to get your hip hop grind going in the Northern Beaches. This week there's an extra special, top secret international guest DJ.  You won't want to miss out on seeing one of the old school hip hop legends at this intimate, exclusive, secret show.  This is for all those who have ever been kicked out of the house by Uncle Phil.  If your Parents Just Don't Understand why you listen to hip hop, come celebrate it! Message me at the link above if you need more details.
$30 presale and $50 on the door
(Presale tickets available from Sugar Lounge or Harlem in Manly)

Hip Hop Thursdays - Name This Bar, Darlinghurst
A new hip hop night for emerging hip hop artists to showcase their talent.  This week features MC Concept, Bay Side Wreckers, and Sleepwalkers.  This bar has a great atmosphere and a relaxed environment that caters to all types.  So come on down if you feel like curling up on a couch with a nice cold beer and a few friends after a long day at work.  Take some time to admire the artwork (and feel the grassy walls) . But don't worry you will soon be up on the dance floor, with hip hop acts as good as this there's no way of avoiding it.  I'm especially keen to see Bay Side Wreckers this week.  Don't let the "emerging artists" part fool you, they are certainly not newcomers to the scene.  They have multiple releases under their belt as well as touring with some of the big names.  With a dynamic and unique style, they cross genres with ease.  Tonight will be the perfect energy boost to get you through the end of the week. Don't worry it's okay to be slightly hungover on a Friday.  Get there early for drink specials.
FREE Entry
8pm- late

Joey Bada$$- Metro Theatre, Central
Supported by the Underachievers and Remi
Doors 8pm
Tickets $60
If you haven't got tickets you're out of luck cause this one is SOLD OUT! 


Looptroop Rockers and Sage Francis- HiFi Bar, Moore Park
One of the biggest acts to come out of Sweden's active hip hop culture, Looptroop Rockers tracks cover a wide variety of topics.  Their outspoken political views have earned them recognition all over Europe and their chillen skater style on other tracks has seen them fit in nicely with the California crew for Rock The Bells, the largest hip hop festival in the US. Sage Francis was one of the first independent hip hop artists to gain national acclaim in the US. He is well known for his off beat, dark humor and his spoken word poetry rapping style.
Melbourne group Tenfold will also share the stage along with local legend Ozi Batla.
Plus this one takes place on Friday the 13th so it's bound to be a special night, full of an interesting mix of characters.
Doors 8pm
Tickets $55


Let's Get It On Music Forum- Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta
This is a free music information session run by industry professionals for those that want advice on distribution, legal copyright issues, and how to sell and promote your music. L-FRESH THE LION will be running his own workshop, so don't miss out on some valuable advice.
11am- 2pm
FREE but reserve a place here

DJ Jazzy Jeff- Ivy Pool Club
First time performing in Australia in over 5 years! Includes Forever Hip Hop Street Art exhibition including a whole bunch of feisty female artists for your viewing pleasure.  Should be a good time if you like your hip hop with a side of class.
Tickets $40 - use the code "Stayfly" when booking to recieve $5 off

NTSC- Play Bar, Surry HillsEver wonder what it would be like if your favourite DJ had a visual aspect to the show as well?  What if all those images that you imagine when you close your eyes and listen to music on your own could come to life in a live show?  It's not a new concept, but if done right, it can change what is already a great show into an unforgettable experience.  This new duo has individually amazed audiences for years.  To see them together will make it a night you are not sure to forget in a hurry.  This is a great bar as well.  It's a basement with art completely covering the walls, the sound is great too, the environment feels like one that really fosters creativity.
4pm- Midnight
FREE Event


RAIN: A Festival for Bushfire Relief- The Basement, Circular Quay
An appropriately named mini festival bringing together musicians, artists, and DJs who will be donating their time and energy in order to give money back to the surrounding community who has been affected by recent bushfires. A wide range of artists from many musical genres including- Soul of Sydney DJs, DJ Shantan Wantan, Broken Thought Theory, Big Village Allstars, Alice Terry, Stayfly artists and many more....
From 1pm- until late
Tickets $20- all proceeds go to the Salvation Army,
Wildlife Rescue and other and other charities that support victims of the recent NSW bushfires.


Hip Hop Arcade & Karaoke- Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
Street Fighter II final! See who takes home the ultimate prize, plus bragging rights forever.
Arcade 7-9
Karaoke 9-11
DJ till late


BRKYLN Presents- Bar BRKLYN (downstairs Steyne), Manly
The only place to get your hip hop grind going in the Northern Beaches. This week check out our host State Advanced with his own live funk band, Sloppy Joe.  This much fun doesn't usually come free!
FREE Entry


Waka Flaka Flame- Hi Fi, Moore Park
This Atlanta rapper is making his first appearance in Australia to promote his new album Flockavelli II. Love him or hate him, this rambunctious Southern rapper has a unique style and is said to throw a hell of a party at his shows.
Supports: Halfway Crooks DJs, B-Wise & Mistah Mez
Doors 730
Tickets $65.50


Big Village Xmas Party- The Standard, Darlinghurst
The 4th annual, this is the party to celebrate your holiday season.  Forget the drinks with co-workers, and the awkward morning/ year after, come chill with a great group of people that are sure to you a fantastic time, and they're not likely to gossip around the office about you after.  They have an allstar lineup planned, just don't plan on doing anything the next day because the way these guys party, it's like taking straight shots of absinthe to the head, you might wake up in a week wondering what happened.
Lineup: Suburban Dark, Reverse Polarities, Rapaport, Tenth Dan & Grub plus DJs Roleo, Klue and Migz
Doors 8pm
Tickets $15

The Chop- Play Bar, Surry Hills
This is the opening night of a brand new bi-monthly hip hop event designed to promote and foster the Sydney beatmaking scene. Here you will enjoy the talents of well established beatmakers/producers as well as up and comers.  All performances will be live so you can bear witness to the raw talents of these somewhat under-appreciated artists. DJs will also be spinning the best hip hop, funk and soul hits.
FREE Entry


One Day Sundays- The Projects behind The Vic, Enmore
If you haven't made it to one of these monthly events yet, then ask yourself what am I doing wrong in my life? Always a blast; there is plenty of outdoor space to chill in, live art, DJs, amazing food, basketball tournaments, all in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.  What else could you need on a Sunday afternoon?  This one will round out your year nicely and has a Christmas barbecue theme.
Guest DJs- Sampology, Morgz, Skoob, Shanton Wantan Ichiban and Resident DJs- Joyride, Adit, & Raph
FREE event


BRKYLN Presents- Bar BRKLYN (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
Christmas got you climbing the walls?  Need an excuse to get away from the family, or maybe a fun friendly place bring them along to, to show them why you love the hip hop?  It's a great night to head up to Manly to check out the Northern Beaches only hip hop night, especially if you don't need to worry about work the next day! This week features local DJ/ Producer Pro/gram.  Haven't heard of him? Check out his unearthed page here.
FREE Entry


The Roots- Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park
This is by far the most anticipated event for me this year. These guys have made a name for themselves through years and years of hard work. They have pushed hip hop forward in many ways with their experimental style. And I think it's safe to say they take their place among the legends of hip hop who stand today.
Supported locally by Urthboy
Doors 7pm
Tickets $90

Vent- Valve Bar and Venue (Agincourt Hotel), Central
Sydney's newest hip hop night will take place on the last Friday of each month.  This is the first night! So come out and make it a great one! This should be a relaxed night where new and experienced artists can get down together and have some fun.  Each night's activities will be followed by a free open mic and of course a cipher.  Izzy and the Profit will be hosting, with DJ Maniak holding it down on the decks.  This month's acts include Jae Druitt, King Shifty, B.C., and Wizdm.  It's bound to be a fun filled night so come on down and support these local artists.
Doors 9pm
$10 on the door

Until next time peeps, stay cool! <3