GRINDIN’ & JOINT ADVENTURE PRESENTS: KEV BROWN (WASHINGTON D.C/LOW BUDGET CREW)


GRINDIN’ & JOINT ADVENTURE PRESENTS:

KEV BROWN (WASHINGTON DC / LOW BUDGET CREW)

*2 HOUR SET FEAT. PRODUCTION SHOWCASE, DJ SET & MAKING A BEAT LIVE*

 

FEATURING:

AUSTRALIAN BEATMAKER INVITATIONAL

*PRIZES FROM AKAI, CAPSULE, 567KING, FEIT & GRINDIN’*

KATALYST (QUAKERS / STONES THROW)

DJ MIKE WHO

DJ FRENZIE

 

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER

CIVIC UNDERGROUND

388 PITT STREET

DOORS OPEN 9.00PM

$20 + BF TICKETS THROUGH MOSHTIX OR MORE ON THE DOOR

FACEBOOK INVITE

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Our friends at Grindin’ and Joint Adventure have teamed up to deliver this year’s promising event in Hip Hop. You asked for it, and they are giving it back to you. Not only is one of Hip Hop’s soulful producer’s Kev Brown touring around Australia, but this year’s additional beatmaker’s segment will awaken your senses to the opportunities that Sydney bedroom beatmakers have to offer!

Kev Brown’s soulful style of production has earned him comparisons to revered producers such as Pete Rock, who incidentally helped Brown’s career gain some momentum after being introduced to him through Grap Luva.(Petes brother) The pair then went on to collaborate on “What Ruling Means”, from Marley Marl’s BBE Beat Generation installment Re-Entry (2001). His appearance alongside Grap Luva left an impression on the underground and he subsequently contributed a track to De La Soul’s AOI: Bionix later that year.

Kev Brown continued to build his resume with contributions to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “The Magnificent” (2002). As a then-member of Jazzy Jeff’s production-for-hire unit A Touch Of Jazz, Brown contributed no less than 7 tracks to the project yet it wasn’t until his remix of Jay-Z’s The Black Album, aptly titled “The Brown Album” was released in January, 2004 that he began to receive recognition. As the first producer to do so (to date there are more than 100 submitted remixes of the project), Brown made use of Jay-Z’s starpower and commercial appeal.

After numerous productions and collaborations with artists throughout 2003 and 2004, Brown made his debut in 2005 with “I Do What I Do” through the independent Up Above imprint. The single, “Life’s A Gamble”, followed in early 2006. Among current projects is “Random Joints”(re-released in 2012 with extra bonus material), 2012 also marks the beginning of the Low Budget Records imprint with a partnership with ReDefinition Records.

Brown’s style as a producer is recognizable for its subtle undertones and strong variety of musical influences. Noted for his complex sample chopping style, bass lines and authentic sounding percussion, he is often mentioned alongside like-minded producers Pete Rock and J Dilla, and has named the former as one of his main musical inspirations. Brown’s own style is likable to, and may show some influence, in the work of fellow Low Budget producers Oddisee and DJ Roddy Rod.

As with most “classic” Hip-hop producers, Brown often employs the use of samples, mixed with his own instrumentation such as horns, bells, rhodes, and guitar plucks. His beats may range from the simpler 4-bar loops, to more intricate arrangements that include several layers, and in the case of his R&B tracks, bridge sections.

As mentioned before, the most frequently noted aspect of Brown’s musicality is his basslines, which he attributes to his study of producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Scratch and J Dilla. Like those producers Brown shows a jazz-minded sensibility, and uses his basslines to create space and nuances within a beat.

 


Australian Beatmaker Invitational

As part of the upcoming Kev Brown Sydney show, which is taking place at Civic Underground on Saturday September 7thJoint Adventure and Grindin’ present the very first Australian Beatmaker Invitational. Entry is open to Hip Hop producers who are ready to show off their skills and gain the valuable exposure needed to take their career to the next level.

The hand selected challengers will be showcasing their finest beats to a live audience, plus acclaimed local and international judges, and will be competing for a stack of prizes from sponsors including Akai, 567King, Capsule, Feit and Grindin’.

For your chance to enter, simply submit 3 of your finest beats to sam@grindin.net

Entries close Friday 30th August and 4 competitors will be chosen to perform on the night

** Please include your name, stage name, and phone number in the email **

Australian Beatmaker Invitational Rules 

– Each Producer gets 3 minutes to showcase and perform their original beats in the qualifying round

– The top 2 producers on the night will compete in a head to head finals, which will consist of  2x 3 minute rounds

– Each Producer is to supply their own sound equipment (drum machines, laptops, samplers, etc)

 

AUDIO; SOUL,FUNK, AFRO-BEAT | The Impellers – This Is Not A Drill Album (Mocambo & Légère Recordings)


https://soulofsydney.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/the2bimpellers2b-2bthis2bis2bnot2ba2bdrill.jpg?w=300A mixed preview of The Impellers 2nd album ‘This Is Not A Drill’
“There are so many bands who inevitably go back to the root but are not always successful in providing the organic fruit, I feel you guys are an exception”
Da Buzzboy Fitzroy, Solar FM

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The Impellers are a 10 piece powerhouse, bringing pounding instrumental tracks, lyrically strong vocal tracks and, new for the 2nd album, a sweet, sweet ballad. New recordings, scheduled for release in early 2012 on the powerhouse labels that are Mocambo Records and Legere Recordings, bring together influences including soul, deep funk, latin and afrobeats, hip hop production, and includes funk re-versions of instantly recognisable tracks by Kaiser Chiefs and The Ting Tings.

The Impellers first full album ‘Robot Legs’ was released on UK independent label Freestyle Records. Since its release in 2009, the band have been busy touring across the UK, Netherlands, Spain, France and elsewhere. They have shared stages with some of the finest funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz and scratch DJ talent from around the world. Their ever-expanding CV includes shows with Marva Whitney, Breakestra, James Taylor Quartet, The Bamboos, Lack of Afro, Kid Koala, Hexstatic, Mr Thing (The Scratch Perverts),
DJ Bizznizz (UK DMC Championships winner),
DJ Vadim, Speedometer, Polar Bear,
Part Time Heroes and The Nextmen. The band also played live sessions on the BBC in the UK and were recruited by renowned DJ and promoter Adrian Gibson to play a live mix of tracks from the seminal ‘Ultimate Breaks & Beats‘ records – 55 classic breaks in a killer hour-and-a-half live set!!

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Reaction to The Impellers debut album, ‘Robot Legs’:

“Really great….really enjoyed that”
Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

“Peppered with potential future classics”
Snowboy

“Another cracking piece of modern funk”
Craig Charles, BBC 6Music

“Superb – easily the best new funk tracks I’ve heard since Baby Charles; these guys have the potential to be even better!”
Ian Wright (Deep Funk DJ, collector and album compiler)

“The Impellers deliver proper new deep funk, ‘Robot Legs’ is heavily recommended – one of the best of Freestyle Records’ new acts”
Nick (Record Kicks)

“A fine debut … superior modern day funk”
Soul Brother Records

“One of the fullest sounding, as well as freshest releases on the funk scene that I’ve heard in a very long while!”
Mr Double Down, The Hook & Sling (leading UK funk blog)

“Always going to be a hit”
BN1 Magazine, Brighton