review : Scratch World Tour 2002

The Scratch DJ Tour hit Sydney with the arrival of hip hop legends Q-Bert, Jazzy Jay and J-Rocc. All these guys have been major influences in the hip hop community and are revered by up & coming and established turntablists/hip hop producers alike.

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Oliver Ho @ Tech-ni-kal

Tech-ni-kal
Chinese Laundry, Sydney
Friday July 19th 2002

If you're not familiar with the Sydney techno clubs/nights, Tech-ni-kal is held fortnightly at Chinese Laundry underneath the Slip Inn on Sussex St in Sydney. Tech-ni-kal, as the name suggests is a night of techno, electro and ghetto tech featuring plenty of the techno world's favourite visiting international & national djs as well as live artists and local djs. There are two rooms, the main room and the cave - the comments you're most likely to hear about the venue is that it gets crowded pretty quickly and the ceilings are very low - it creates an intimate vibe, though often it's hard to find a spot to yourself on the dance floor if you like your personal space.

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LAST NIGHT AN AUSSIE RAPPER SAVED MY LIFE

LAST NIGHT AN AUSSIE RAPPER SAVED MY LIFE

The new collaborative project rising from the ashes of Adelaide's Fuglemen (recent "Best Hip Hop Act" nominee's at the 3DWorld - Dance Music Awards), comes Reference Point, the resurrection featuring frontman Quro (aka Andrew Bradely) and producer/vocalist Emesyue (aka Mostyn Rischmueller).

Performing and honing their chops over the last twelve months in Sydney and Brisbane, Reference Point fuses sample based production with thickly laced vocal creating something that exceeds the traditional concept of hip hop music.

Drawing on a strong sense of national charactor, from a firm base of musical and lyrical prowess, the duo have recently completed their self-produced debut album 'Save The World' for Pacifica Records. Previous work together has been Quro's 'This Last Week I've ...' album, released in late 1998 and with Emesyue on the help out of the Fuglemen's 'Land and Sea' vinyl release, also in that year.

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Iczer One Biography

Iczer One Biography

Iczer One

With the concept of cross pollination and diversification becoming more and more important to sustaining any form of innovation, it seems almost unnatural not to see the notion of a 'band' more in terms of a collection of collaborators, than a simple group of four or so set musicians.

This theory is what lies behind Iczer One. The idea of utilising collaboration to create new sounds and variations. In essence it all comes down to the adage that 'two heads are better than one'.

Iczer One is a mesh of artists, a constantly rotating wheel of various collaborators and musicians. Acting as a centre point, a link between all the various members, is Lawrence English. Laying down the basic formats and sounds for the project, he then farms these tracks out to other members for their treatments.

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