OLDSCHOOL MIXTAPE: Grand Wizard Theodore on Hot 97 with Funk-Master Flex (1994)


One for the real old school heads – Grand Wizard Theodore ‘The Inventor of the Scratch’  brings his box full of classic ORIGINAL B-Boy breaks and beats to play a rare mini set on Funkmaster Flex‘s ‘Street Jams’ show on Hot 97  and lets Dot-A-Rock get busy on the mic too.

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Be sure to catch GWT droppin’ the funk next saturday 3rd Dec @ Goodgod, Info –> FACEBOOK EVENT

SYDNEY – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=51784&ref=moshtix&skin

Track Of The Weekend #4: James Brown – Give It Up Or Turnit Loose Played By Alton Miller (Music Institute Detroit) at Our House Presents Alton Miller, (Sun April 24th)


Hats off to THE  MAN Alton Miller for closing his set last night in Sydney with this classic B-Boy FUNK gem. Played as the closing track at Our House Sydney presents ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA) Sunday April 24th.

And big love to Our House Sydney and everyone else who helped put the night on, it was so good to see some real HOUSE music being played in Sydney again.

Also special thanks to Rod all the dancers for creating such a good vibe on the floor.  Get in touch with Rod for all up coming HOUSE dance classes around Sydney at Ace Dance Studio, Crossover studios & Dancekool.

Original Release Info:

Label: King Records

Year: 1969

Sloppy Seconds comes to Sydney!


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Greetings!  We come in peace!

I’m a recent Sydney transplant.  Born and raised in Hawaii I have spent most of my adult life in San Francisco (I’ve also lived in San Diego and Chicago).  I can be a bit reserved at first, so I thought no better way to introduce myself and tell you about my background than through my record collection.  I have been religiously collecting those round discs of plastic since the early/mid 80’s, so we have a lot to cover.

If Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel was what opened my eyes to the world of DJing, then Grandmixer D.ST.‘s “Megamix II:  So Why Is It Fresh?” is what caused me to purchase my first pair of turntables.  “Megamix II” was a collage of snippets and excerpts of records taken predominately from the genre shattering Celluloid label with some brief flashes of Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” thrown in (D.ST.’s first megamix was a similar working of songs mostly taken from Herbie Hancock’s “Future Shock” album as a promotional tool by Columbia to promote Herbie’s album.  Here’s another tidbit of useless information – “Rockit” was the first fusion of hip hop and jazz on wax.).

The liner notes on the back of the record listed the equipment used for “Megamix II”, and I remember it being not much more than two turntables, a mixer, some sort of recording device, a couple of keyboards and a drum machine – a perfect example of it’s not what you have, but it’s what you do with what you have.


Grandmixer D.ST. “Megamix II:  Why Is It Fresh?” @ 320

Here are some of the records used in “Megamix II” in its original form.

Coming up next  – how I discovered something called house music.

(I heart Paddy’s!)

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B-Boy Bootcamp/Workshop April 2-6, Featuring: BOUNCE,LUIGI,FRANKIE FLAVE,BRUSE LEE


DATE: 2-5 APRIL 2010

VENUE: Berry Sport and Recreation Centre,

Coolangatta rd Berry NSW

The one and only ‘BBOY BOOTCAMP‘ is back in 2010.

With fresh new International Instructors ready to drop a bomb of knowledge for everyone who plans to come and be a part of this Australian Hip Hop Milestone. Confirmed so far:

  • BOUNCE (BOOGIE BRATS/MZK) One of the illest underground killers in the scene!!!!!
  • LUIGI (SKILL METHODZ) The one and only!!!!!!WORD
  • BRUSE LEE(GAMBLER CREW) Next leeeeeevel!
  • FRANKIE FLAVE(STYLE ELEMENTS/KILLAFORNIA) Sick duuuuuuude!

Bboy/Bgirl workshops focusing on Fundamentals, Power, Musicality, Battle tactics, History and More….

Camp costs $395 and includes 4 days Accomodation, Pimpin Meals, Workshops, Hip Hop Lectures, Activities and Exclusive entry to the BOOTCAMP Battles.

Every body will be hanging out and having mad fun with each other including the internationals! For those of you who came last year, you know what im talking about!!!

Registration opens January 1st 2010 and closes March 26th 2010.
Please email bgirlaalize@gmail.com with your full name, date of birth, address and contact number for registration details.

Check the videos some of the videos here:

BRUSE LEE (GAMBLER CREW)

FRANKIE FLAVE(STYLE ELEMENTS/KILLAFORNIA)

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COLD CRUSH: Ol' Skool Electro Funk & Rap, DJ's: Simon Caldwell, OSC-001,Retali8,Patrick HAF (Fri Dec 4th)


COLD CRUSH

Ol’ Skool Electro Funk, Rap & Boogie.

Fri Dec 4th @ 202 Broadway

Patrick HAF (The Sentinel), Simon Caldwell, OSC-00, Retali8

Info: Cold Crush web site & Facebook Link

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COLD CRUSH: Ol’ Skool Electro Funk & Rap, DJ’s: Simon Caldwell, OSC-001,Retali8,Patrick HAF (Fri Dec 4th)


COLD CRUSH

Ol’ Skool Electro Funk, Rap & Boogie.

Fri Dec 4th @ 202 Broadway

Patrick HAF (The Sentinel), Simon Caldwell, OSC-00, Retali8

Info: Cold Crush web site & Facebook Link

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Australian B-boy Championships 2009, Sun 13th Dec


Break Club Presents: The 6th Australian B-boy Championships 2009

WHEN: Sun 13 December 2009, 2-6pm ,

WHERE: $18 Entry @ Marrickville Town Hall (303 Marrickville Rd)

JUDGES: MOUNIR (Vagabonds-France) & ABD-L (Vagabonds-France)

DJ’s: SAGE 1 (ACC) + MATHMATICS (ROBOTECH)

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