Ferrari 458 Speciale Sydney Launch

On the 28th of November I had the pleasure of playing for the launch of the stunning Ferrari 458 Speciale straight from Italy, this left hand drive demo was on display at the Media and VIP Launch event at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney.

It was a classy black tie affair, filled with flair and finesse. I was asked to complement the vibe so I layed down alot of soul funk and house tunes accompanied by a very talented saxophinist which set the tone for the unveiling of Ferrari’s new machine. It was quite an honor, to be in a room full of Ferrari’s hand picked clients. The event was sponsored by Verve Cliquot which provided amazing entertainment which i managed to capture! Amazing night and unreal experience and definitely a career highlight!

A big thank you to my agency Funk Ink for making it all possible.

The 458 Speciale developed primarily for track use can hit 0-100km/h in 3.0sec flat and has a 9000rpm red line and also features some outstanding technology such as Side Slip Control and sports some new aerodynamics and a low fat interior to cut down the weight compared to the normal 458.

The stunning 458 Speciale was surrounded by some other special prancing horses such as the F599 Scuderia, and F360 F1 and F430 F1 Editions.


Photo courtesy www.superiorshine.com.au

Obie Trice The Hangover Australian Tour

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Obie Trice – REAL NAME, NO GIMMICKS!

Saturday the 29th of June we invite you to the exclusive Obie Trice Sydney concert @ The Standard! The show doesn’t stop there after we get the bottles popping & invite you to come party up close & personal with Obie Trice @ The Parlour!
(Both venues are walking distance to eachother!)

ON SALE NOW: www.moshtix.com.au – 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

General Admission = $45
Meet & Greet VIP = $100 (includes a signed photo)

Straight from Detroit to Australia join us as the original Shady Records artist and protégé of Eminem Obie Trice embarks on his debut headline nationwide Australian tour in 2013 & performs his only Adelaide show here this June!

Obie Trice will take the stage for a full live concert as he performs the majority of his ARIA Certified GOLD album “Cheers”, hits from “Second Round’s On Me” such as “Snitch ft. Akon” as well as material from his whole catalogue and popular Shady Records collaborations. Fans can expect to see the likes of “Drips” from “The Eminem Show”, “Love me/Adrenaline Rush” from the “8 Mile Soundtrack” and finally see him perform material from his 2012 record “Bottoms Up” which scored a prestigious ‘XL’ in XXL Magazine.

Obie Trice releases his fourth studio album “The Hangover” in June and Australian fans will be the first in the world to see this live.

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Obie Trice After Party - Parlour

Thanks to 28 BLACK Energy Drink, The Parlour will be hosting the Afterparty for the Obie Trice concert on Saturday 29th June.
The evening will be hosted by the man himself and he’ll be there partying the night away with us and who knows what else
Table bookings are going to be snapped up VERY fast for this event so put it into your diaries and come join us as we celebrate with hip hip royalty.

Table booking: parlourgang@gmail.com

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For any inquiries please email DJ Libre : inbox@dj-libre.com

FVSTFWRD 21st March: Sydney’s weekly Hip Hop Lounge ft. special guest DJ Libre!

Title: FVSTFWRD 21st March: Sydney’s weekly Hip Hop Lounge ft. special guest DJ Libre!
Location: Tonka Bar Sydney
Link out: Click here
Description: Slingshot Touring & Events and Notorious & Co are proud to present: FVSTFWRD – weekly Hip Hop lounge @ Tonka Bar.

We have resident DJ’s JOYRIDE and RAINE SUPREME who will be joined by special guest DJ Libre, playing the best in the latest Hip Hop tunes all night from 9pm till late. Drink / food discounts all night long, plus loads of giveaways courtesy of NOTORIOUS & CO. Bondi.

Entry fee: $10 all night [free drink card on arrival]
Age restrictions: 18+
Venue: Tonka Bar
Address: 231 Oxford street, Darlinghurst

Please like FVSTFWRD’s page: www.facebook.com/FVSTFWRDSydney.
Start Time: 21:00
Date: 2012-03-21

Sollarium Presents – Endless Summer Boat Party

Title: Sollarium Presents – Endless Summer Boat Party
Location: Darling Harbour
Link out: Click here
Description: Sollarium Entertainment
presents:

ENDLESS SUMMER – BOAT PARTY
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Sollarium Entertainment invites you to one more unforgettable Boat Party on Sydney Harbour with one of the best views in the world, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

In 3 years we’ve had over 50 cruises and 47 of them have SOLD OUT!

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Only 500 tickets available, hurry up and book NOW
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MUSIC by:

✔ Special Guest
✔ Wendell Hoten (House/Tech House)
✔ Dj Libre (Hip Hop)

AFTER PARTY ::

✔ Official After Party at Marquee
(free entry + 1 complementary drink on arrival)

TICKETS ::

✔ $25 (pre-sale)
✔ $35 (door)

Book Online: www.sollarium.com.au

BOARDING from 6:30pm – King Street Wharf #8
Darling Harbour (in front of Cargo Bar)

INFO:

Dan Sollarium
☏ 0406 267 948
✉ dan@sollarium.com.au
@ www.sollarium.com.au
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2013-03-22

Photos from the last event :

From AUSTRALIA DAY – ON BOARD 2013, posted by SOLLARIUM ENTERTAINMENT on 1/29/2013 (103 items)

“Sydney’s #1 Boat Parties”

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Sollarium Presents – Brazilian Carnival @ IVY

Such an amazing experience, this year Sollarium Entertainment held their  2013 Brasilian Carnival at the Ivy courtyard! It was such an electrifying experience as the rain came down while the samba dancers  and batacuda drummer went into full effect! It was a full house, and the crowed was loving Rhythm Brazil as they played a host of brasilian dance floor anthems and snuck in versions of their own top 40 pleasers. I had the pleasure of sharing DJ duties with Wendall Hoten (Brasil) & Felipe Moura (Brasil).

If you missed out this year, stay posted for the next one! This event is definitely something not to be missed if you happen to be in town for it!
check out the video, it says 2012 but im pretty sure this is the footage from the last carnival

Photos from the event :


“Australia’s Best Brazilian Carnival Ever”

From BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL 2013 (Part I), posted by SOLLARIUM ENTERTAINMENT on 2/11/2013 (168 items)

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HOPSIN & Funk Volume Adelaide Concert

ChittyBang Touring & 8 Ball entertainment is proud to be presenting leading independent rapper Hopsin with his label mates from Funk Volume as they undertake the FV2012 tour.
Hopsin toured Australia in late 2011 as a fledgling artist with a new album “RAW” and a dedicated fan base built from the ground up via social media connections and solid musical talent.
In 2009 Hopsin released his debut album on Eazy-E’s label Ruthless Records, “Gazing at the Moonlight” with stand out tracks like “Pans in the Kitchen”. Hopsin and Ruthless never really connected, so he moved on, founded Funk Volume and independently flipped the script.

Since releasing his “RAW” album he has been busy touring and releasing solid hits with his “Ill Mind of Hopsin” series, teaser tracks from his upcoming Knock Madness album as well as guest features including Tech N9ne’s track “Am I a Psycho” and the XXL Freshman of the Year Cypher.
He was featured on the cover of XXL Magazine as one of the Freshmen of the Year for 2012.
Hopsin’s “Ill Mind of Hopsin 4” has received over 17 Million Youtube views in just over a year which has almost been surpassed by “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5” which has clocked over 16 Million views in two months! It was one of few videos to clock 2 million views in 24 hours, debuting at number 17 on Billboard.com’s Social 50 chart.
Hip Hop aficionados at Hip Hop blog The Smoking Section write “Hopsin is his own double-edged sword. From a technical standpoint, this LA MC’s talent rivals any promising up & comer being hyped right now”.

Hopsin has even managed to make a few enemies along the way by dissing artists like The Game, Lil’ Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Tyler the Creator and a slew of other Hip Poppers. But don’t think dissing and bullshit are Hopsin’s only forte. The social commentary on today’s youth espoused in “Ill Mind of Hopsin 5” shows he has a conscience and a way of narrating the plight of a generation of brainwashed kids.

Funk Volume is an independent power house in the Hip Hop industry and their artist roster is evident of their dedication to the art. FV represent some of the independent rap world’s key holders in Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa.

Dizzy Wright has won BET’s “Wild Out Wednesdays” as well as Sheikh Music’s “Rip The Mic” where Funk Volume were impressed with his smooth style and ability to rock the crowd. As Dizzy D Flashy he racked up some impressive mixtapes and Youtube views before becoming Dizzy Wright and really having an impact. Often compared to Whiz Khalifa, Dizzy proves he is more than capable of putting out inspiring music as well as some more “herbal” sounds.

Jarren Benton is the Skitzo of the group. He is the latest signee and the wild card in the deck. Jarren Benton has been rapping his arse off for over a decade (starting at age 10) but a lot of people had not wised up to him until his signing to Funk Volume. With hilarious punch lines and often deranged verses Jarren’s mixtapes such as “Huffing Glue With Hasselhoff” and “Freebasing With Kevin Bacon” are must haves for any Hip Hop heads collection. Jarren has recently collaborated with Rittz and Jon Connor on his “Billion Bucks” song, and the video for the same is a riotous parody of the “money and b@#ches” rap so prevalent in today’s Hip Hop world.

Currently touring 42 dates around the USA followed by a European leg, the Funk Volume FV2012 Tour is huge! Australia gets to be a part of it late November with shows in the Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Tickets are expected to sell out at the major shows so get online to Oztix.com.au now to secure yours.

Nicki Minaj & TyGa – TUE 27 November – All Ages

Title: Nicki Minaj & TyGa – TUE 27 November – All Ages
Location: Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Link out: Click here
Description: Tuesday 27 November – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Nicki Minaj is supported by none other than Young Money labelmate ‘TYGA’ known for his energetic live shows and worldwide smash hit ‘Rack City’.

Tickets are priced at:
GA & A Reserve $129.90
B Reserve $99.90

Save the booking fee from promoters.

Please note there is currently no VIP or meet & greet option – however when one is installed it will be available as an upgrade for existing ticket holders.

The Live Nation pre-sale is not open to the general public you must subscribe to the Live Nation website to be granted the opportunity.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.com.au
Start Time: 21:00
Date: 2012-11-27
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World Fire Fighter Games Sydney 2012

Last week I had the pleasure & honor of being the selector for tunes at the World Fire Fighter Games 2012 between the 19th & 28th of October, this included our local servicemen & women from NSW Fire & rescue, and Fire Fighters from around the globe representing their countries from every continent across the globe.

It was quite an experience and I wish it didnt have to come to an end! I guess like all good things that would be inevitable. Highlight was definitely Seeing the Festival directors teaching 50+ year old Korean servicemen the Macarena on International Day & Tuesday night singles night, the dance floor was pumping and the ladies were on the prowl! Other Highlights include the strong man competition, arm wrestling and dodge bal!

I was also interviewed by the lovely Jessica Lever, who posted my responses on her 5 Things Project Blog ill upload more photos as I come across them!

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PLATFORM 5 – PRESENTED BY CARRIAGE WORKS

Title: PLATFORM 5 – PRESENTED BY CARRIAGE WORKS
Location: CARRIAGE WORKS SYDNEY
Link out: Click here
Description: PLATFORM 5
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NICK POWER AKA B*BOY RELY
Platform 5 is Australia’s premier hip hop event bringing together the finest breakers, MCs, DJs and graffiti artists in a dynamic celebration of culture and community. Now in its fifth year Platform will showcase local, interstate and international artists from the freshest emerging talent to the pioneers of their form.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Nick Power, Platform 5 will feature an Australian Hip Hop Symposium, a national b*boy and b*girl competition, masterclasses lead by international b*boys Jacob ’Kujo’ Lyons (US) and Katsu (Japan) and b*girl & choreographer Valentine Nagata -Ramos (France). Plus a Secret Walls battle, as well as past favourites graff and popping comps.

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
FROM 12PM – Download the full schedule
Graff Comp, Next Generation B*Boy / B*Girl Battle, Open Tagging and Sketching Comp, Secret Walls, Freak The Technique B*Boy Battle, We B*Girlz Competition, International Judges Showcase and Popping Competition. FREE ENTRY

HOW TO TAKE PART
If you would like to enter:
• Next Generation B*Boy / B*Girl Battle
• Freak the Technique B*Boy Battle
• We B*Girlz Competition
• Popping Competition

FREAK THE TECHNIQUE – B*BOY BATTLES:

Featuring Australia’s best bboy crews going head to head for the Platform title. This comp will feature crews from all over Australia lining up to get down. See below for all the entry information:

Format: 4 on 4

Judges:
Kujo – Soul Control US
Katsu – Zulu Kings Japan
B*Girl Val – France

DJ’s Naiki and Mathmatics

Prize money: $1200 plus battle gear prize pack.

Prelims commence at 2pm sharp, all competitors must arrive and sign in by 1pm

To Register: please email your crew name, contact person and phone number to: platform5@carriageworks.com.au
**please put “freak the technique” in the subject line.

WE B*GIRLZ INTERNATIONAL QUALIFIER:

This year Platform will host the Australian Qualifier for the international We B*Girls comp. The winners get flown to France to compete in the international final in Montpellier. See below for all the entry information:

Format: 2 on 2

Judges:
B*Girl Bonita – Rock Steady Crew US
B*Girl Val – France
Kujo US

DJ’s Naiki and Mathmatics

Prelims Commence at 1:30 sharp – all competitors must arrive and sign in by 12:30

Prize: Winning crew gets flown to France international final

To register please email your crew name, contact person and phone number to: platform5@carriageworks.com.au
**please put “we b*girls” in the subject.

POPPING:

Australia’s best poppers will bring the funk to the dance floor in a national battle for supremacy. See below for all the entry information:

Format: 2 on 2

Judges:
Danis Kool
Scotty (OSF – Perth)
Patrick (Sydney)

1st prize: $200 plus battle gear prize pack
2nd Prize: $50

DJ: Libre (The Unthinkables)

Prelims commence at 1pm sharp, all competitors must arrive and sign in by 12.

To register please email your crew name, contact person and phone number to: platform5@carriageworks.com.au
**please put “Poppin Battle” in the subject.

NEXT GEN B*BOY/B*GIRL BATTLE:
*Prelims to be held at Ace Dance Studio on Saturday Sept 29
Prelim info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/366081956801620/

The next generation of Sydney’s b*boys and b*girls get the opportunity to showcase their skills in a battle format. See below for all the entry information:

Format: 2 on 2

Judges: TBC
DJ Naiki
Prize: TBC

Battles commence at 12pm sharp, all competitors must arrive and sign in by 11am
To register please email your crew name, contact person and phone number to: platform5@carriageworks.com.au
**please put “Next Gen” in the subject.

INTERNATIONAL JUDGES SHOWCASE

Between 4:45pm – 4:50pm, featuring some of the best B*Boys and B*Girls from around the globe including: Kujo (US), B*Girl Val (France), Katsu (Japan) and B*Girl Bonita (US).

Event image by Conan Whitehouse

Please email platform5@carriageworks.com.au with the name of the event you would like to enter in the subject line and your full contact details.

Please note, message from Platform 5 Artistic Director Nick Power – ‘Unfortunately Big Daddy Kane has cancelled his Australia tour at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. I would like to send an apology to those who were looking forward to seeing him perform at the Platform 5 all ages gig which has now been cancelled.’

All Platform 5 events on 6 & 7 October are now free including masterclasses, the Australian Hip Hop Symposium plus breaking, popping and graff comps.

Check out the full schedules here

For regular updates and announcements about what’s happening at Platform 5 check Facebook.
Start Date: 2012-10-6
Start Time: 10:00
End Date: 2012-10-7
End Time: 21:00

SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
FROM 10AM – Download the full schedule
AUSTRALIAN HIP HOP SYMPOSIUM
Over the past 10 years community organisations, councils, art companies and government bodies have used Hip Hop artists to facilitate community cultural development projects with great success. This free symposium will provide a platform for Australia’s foremost Hip Hop community workers and artists to talk about their practice, process and projects. There will be 6 free panel discussions and 4 workshops with local and international master tutors. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

HOW TO TAKE PART
If you would like to attend the following workshops

• Katsu Masterclass
• Kujo Masterclass
• B*Girl Val International Choreography Lab
• Accessible Arts

Please email your name, contact number and the workshop you wish to attend to platform5@carriageworks.com.au

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