Funky Monks is the title of a 1991 documentary (also the title of a song from the 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik) about the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the recording of their highly successful 1991 Warner Bros. debut Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and recorded in a supposedly haunted house which Rubin now owns. The 60 minute documentary, which was filmed in black-and-white, features footage of the band recording many of the tracks that made the album, and tracks that were realeased a few years later (such as Soul to Squeeze and Sikamikanico). Footage from this documentary was also featured in the Suck My Kiss music video, which was released in 1992. Funky Monks was originally released on VHS but was re-released on DVD. The Chili Peppers returned to the mansion located in California to record their 2006 album, Stadium Arcadium.
As a young girl, Maxi trained and performed in Musical Theatre, before setting of to travel overseas. Upon returning to her hometown Melbourne in 2009, Maxi began gigging regularly playing acoustic sets, singing backing vocals, recording and writing with other local musicians, producers and DJs.
Maxi’s collaborations with other artists, allowed her to play shows interstate and on some of the largest local festival stages including Good Vibrations, Parklife, Hot BBQ.
In 2010 Maxi also co-wrote the track ‘Little Miss’, which placed in the top 50 Acoustic tracks at the Oz Music Awards of that year.
Written in her parent’s attic, recorded and produced by Joel Witenberg in a house over the summer of 2011/12, ‘In A Little While’ is the first taste of Maxi that is impossible to ignore, showcasing her trademark vocal harmonies which explode from the speakers, while the driving drums, percussion and dark synthesizers create a relentless energetic rhythm captivating your heart and soul.Written in her parent’s attic, recorded and produced by Joel Witenberg in a house over the summer of 2011/12, ‘In A Little While’ is the first taste of Maxi that is impossible to ignore, showcasing her trademark vocal harmonies which explode from the speakers, while the driving drums, percussion and dark synthesizers create a relentless energetic rhythm captivating your heart and soul.
Released by: We Swimmers
Release date: Jul 23, 2012
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Katalyst – Deep Impressions ! Still a Gem Local release !
Internationally renowned, ARIA nominated producer Katalyst returns with new album Deep Impressions, set for release today via Invada Records / Remote Control. The follow up album to his highly acclaimed 2007 album What’s Happening, a former triple j feature album, Deep Impressions is Katalyst’s third full length album and his most impressive work to date.
The latest product of his audiophiliac obsession, Deep Impressions deconstructs and distils soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as “the Katalyst sound“. Deep Impressions is a reflection of the large variety tunes that influence Katalyst’s own musical direction. On the title of the album, Katalyst says, “Writing music for me is a continual process so when it came time to put the third Katalyst album together I looked at the songs I had written and recorded for the new release. As…
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Slippery M.C hails from Sydneys South, fresh to the rap scene with his unique brand of Hip Hop, Slippery’s built a rep for a fun and entertaining live show! Already on his way to make a name for himself touring around Australia and in his home town Sydney, Slippery delivers a combination of clever, witty and skillfull word play with a rhyming style of his own.
Hiding his rude subject matter with a smooth flow he twists catchy rhymes using crude and dirty words telling sometimes taboo stories of his own and friends fantasies. Busting on the scene in 2011 with only a demo CD to his name, Slippery was lucky enough to land the CD in the hands of the manager of huge international act Mickeys Avalon.
This earnt Slippery a slot as a support act on his Australian Tour. A few months later he was on tour…
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Sonic Global Logistics: 20 Years of Dedicated Pharcyde Delivery.
SYDNEY: Wednesday 22 August @ The Beresford
Tickets via www.moshtix.com.au
MELBOURNE: Thursday 23 August @ The Espy
Tickets via The Espy
ADELAIDE: Friday 24 August @ Fowlers Live
Tickets via Da Klinic, Clinic 116, Cold Crush & Venuetix
PERTH: Saturday 25th August @ Capitol Nightclub
Tickets via 78 Records, Heatseeker, Mells Records, Planet Video & Star Surf
Tickets on sale Monday 2 July via www.oztix.com.au & local outlets
To celebrate 20 years of dedicated Pharcyde delivery, and following their successful performances at Good Vibes in 2009, California’s Imani and Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde are bringing their original, idiosyncratic style of hip hop back to Australia this August with a special audio/visual show!
In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers threw on their dark sunglasses & Chuck Taylor’s, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully unique vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart; four visionary rappers skillfully able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.
Listening to “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” two full decades after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish”, “Ya’ Mama,” and hit single, “Passing Me By,” it is not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, and everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source has hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made.
The Pharcyde’s second release “LabCabInCalifornia” revealed exactly how far-reaching their vision was. From enlisting a young and then unknown J Dilla to produce beats for the classic “Runnin” to collaborating with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop,” it has consistently reinforced their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds.
Today, The Pharcyde continues to hone their individual abilities yet carry on the name. They still seduce their audience with the same boyish charm that founded them at the beginning, partnered with the knowledge that has been bestowed upon them as men who have taken on, and rose to the challenge of the rap game.
Don’t miss this special audio/visual performance coming to a city near you in August!
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