BYO Beats #13
Beats this week is jam pack full of variety featuring everything from dancehall to avant-garde. Get stuck in!
DJ Butcher @ Chinese Laundry, Friday March 21st, 9:00 pm
With whispers of hip-hop and a tendency to go heavy on the bass, DJ Butcher is the sort of dude you want at the turntables on a Friday night. After recently being crowned the Redbull Thre3style Australian turntable champion, a swath of fans busted out of the woodworks, realizing this mans talent and ultimately helped significantly build his profile as a producer and DJ. Having worked with the likes of 360 and Sampology, DJ Butcher is as experienced as they come at getting a dance floor rattling out of control. Having stated on his Facebook page that this will be his last show for some time, don’t be a chump, and get down to Chinese Laundry for a night to remember. Supports come from Judson, Nemo, Big Deal Gillespie, Ritual, Alf and Jnr. Free entry y’all with drinks specials until 11pm…
BATHS @ Oxford Art Factory, Friday March 21st, 8:00 pm
BATHS is the project of LA producer/musician Will Wiesenfeld, previously known for Post-Foetus and Geotic. His music is nothing short of genius with his experimental sound taking pieces of trip-hop, ambient-pop and math-rock, to come together to create something truly unique and beautiful. The percussive layering combined with airy and distant vocals on a track such as “Worsening” (the opening track from his recent LP Obsidian) are what make this west-coast dude stand out. He’ll be joined by local favourites Collarbones and Rainbow Chan, which only sweetens the deal, and with tickets allocations nearly exhausted, don’t think twice about buying one!
Shapeshifter @ Manning Bar, Saturday March 22nd, 9:00 pm
As the name suggests, this band can hop from genre to genre with ease and grace. Hailing from across the ditch (pronounced dutch in the native tongue) Shapeshifter are hard to pin point. All I know is that they’re bloody good! With a sound that is more or less electro soul/RnB, the lads from New Zealand are touring their fifth studio album Delta and will bring a lively show with them, featuring soaring vocals, synths, brass and beats galore. The night is a biggie with supports coming from Foreign Dub, NCrypt vs Commit, Highly Dubious, Mad Cow and Sakura. Tickets are $55 and are still available from the link below…
King St dub ft. Gappy Ranks @ Newtown Hotel, Sunday March 23rd, 4:00pm
Sundays should be easy. The mornings in particular…but poorly constructed jokes about lame songs aside, this Sunday at the Newtown Hotel (along with all following Sundays their for the foreseeable future) will be an ultimate zone for chilling out, with the free event, King St Dub, meeting all of your dancehall needs. This Sunday sees legendary Gappy Ranks (UK) taking over the decks, brining his signature dancehall jams into the mix. Joined by local Foreigndub, this Sunday session is free…free I tell you!!!!! So head to the Newtown Hotel around four o’clock, get into the spirit with some rum, and enjoy the weekend!
By Callum Wylie