The first round of tickets for Purple Sneakers New Years Eve House Party has SOLD OUT so there’s no better time to spill forth with our second and final announcement of DJs, Hip Hop and Dance acts that pack in more party for your buck! We’ve already let loose with a killer line up complete with international indie acts unseen on Aussie soil. Announced so far are Australia’s favourite party act The Grates who’ll be fresh home from conquering the US of A, plus international acts The Boxer Rebellion (UK), Ponytail (USA) and Baddies (UK) who’ll be playing their only Sydney dates at Purple Sneakers NYE! The local contingent is just as awesome with Philadelphia Grand Jury, Red Riders, DZ, Deep Sea Arcade, The Trivs, Chaingang and Young Heretics all taking to the stage.
So who will be responsible for driving the decks for the evening and making those ass-shakin’, sweat-creating party beats that Purple Sneakers is so well known for? Well get ready to welcome Bang Gang 12”s prodigal son Shazam, Kitsune signed Beni, Aussie hip hop power trio Astronomy Class, LA’s most notorious hipster, iheartcomix founder and all round party guy Franki Chan (USA), Sneakers’ favourite Queenslanders the Surecut Kids and ACT’s pounders of the plastic Strangeways. Plus you can count on Purple Sneakers DJs – M.I.T, BenLucid and Nick Findlay with head honcho PhDJ to cause all kinds of acrobatics on the dancefloor!!
So what exactly is Purple Sneakers New Years Eve House Party? Well imagine jamming 2,500 of your mates into your lounge room with some of the best party bands and DJs imaginable busting beats in the kitchen! Except this party means no cleaning up after!! It’s nestled in Manning House on the grounds of Sydney Uni so it’s only a hop, step and train station away from Central. That means handy to the city while still being safe from the hordes of bogan nightmares prowling the harbourside.
First release tickets have SOLD OUT but 2nd release are now on sale and they’re only $59+BF! You can grab tickets from http://www.purplesneakersnewyearseve.com or from Oztix, Moshtix and Ticketek. This year you can even make a commission by selling the tickets yourself through Posse.com! For more details check out the website.
Meet The DJs, Hip Hop + Dance Acts
Shazam (Bang Gang 12”) http://www.myspace.com/shazamperth
Young gun Shazam has been making colossal waves through the dance world. His producing skills became common knowledge at the tender age of 16 as he was scoring remix acknowledgments in the US. He’s supported the likes of the Klaxons, Van she and Oh Snap as well as partying on stage a many of the major festivals. Prepare to be blown away by the skills Shazam will be laying on the table!
Beni (Kitsune) http://www.myspace.com/LISTENTOBENI
The man now known as Beni has spent time under in other guises such as a member of the Bang Gang Deejays and as one half of Riot In Belguim. He’s already remixed the likes of Tiga, Digitalism, Fischerspooner, Etienne De Crecy, In Flagranti, La Roux and Sneaky Sound System, and now signed to Kistune is kicking off his very own originals!
Astronomy Class (Elefant Tracks) http://www.myspace.com/astronomyclass
On the back of the release of their second album ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’, Astronomy Class are ready to inject a major dose of hip hop into your NYE. With one of the Australia’s most well known MCs, Ozi Batla, on the mic you know you’re going to be letting your ears feast on some of the finest beats and aural snacks in town.
Franki Chan (USA) (iheartcomix) http://www.myspace.com/frankichan
LA’s most notorious hipster, Franki Chan is one of the leaders of the indie DJ movement in the USA. Responsible also for blog, label and events company iheartcomix, and for signing acts like Toxic Avenger, Matt & Kim, Totally Michael, Heartsrevolution and others Franki Chan can be considered something of an indie mogul. When not making hipster culture happen you can also expect to find this man travelling the world over playing alongside names like MSTRKRFT, Justice, Spank Rock, Switch, Boys Noize, Lady Sovereign, Diplo, Acid Girls, The Presets, Para One, Simian Mobile Disco, A-Trak, Crystal Castles, Peaches, Radioclit….pretty much every hot act on the face of the globe! Oh yeah, in case that wasn’t enough he is also a rad illustrator!!
Owner of Boundary Sounds, manager of Philadelphia Grand Jury, founder of Purple Sneakers, DJ, producer, genuine tastemaker, business dude, and party guy are just some of the tags you can put on Martin Novosel aka PhDJ. Recently returned from adventures across the USA where he hit decks in a slew of clubs, PhDJ is ready to get back to what he does best: mixing the most party filled indie tunes you’ve probably ever laid your ears upon! 2009 also saw PhDJ tour Australia at least 4 times, supporting international acts such as La Roux, Santogold, Ratatat, The Kills, Pase Rock and The Duke Spirit, and also playing at festivals such as the national Parklife tour, Field Day, Playground Weekender and the Big Day Out.
Surecut Kids http://www.myspace.com/surecut
Surecut Kids do party to the excess like no one else we know. They only genre they stick to it that it has to be the best party music this side of the moon! And if you can’t trust dudes with the biggest, fattest gold chains in the world who can you trust!?! Blasting down for the Gold Coast they’ll be adding the tropical bling and blasting beats to the party.
Purple Sneakers DJs http://www.purplesneakers.com.au
It’s a rags to riches story for the Purple Sneakers DJs – M.I.T, BenLucid & Nick Findlay. Starting out with only 2 indie songs on a slightly cracked CD-R and a burnt copy of the soundtrack to Flashdance these guys knew they had to make it work. Purple Sneakers DJs have spent this year going from woah to WOAH! They’ve been on stage at every massive festival in the country (Field Day, Big Day Out, Splendour In The Grass, Come Together, Festival of the Sun), rocked the national Parklife tour (where they played between The Rapture and The Metric), toured the country for the ‘Purple Sneakers DJs We Mix, You Dance’ National Tour, made regular visits down to Purple Sneakers Canberra and have been continually invited back to numerous party stages (and hotel rooms!) all around Australia! These lads know how to pack a dancefloor and they be preparing their best and brightest for this year’s Purple Sneakers New Years Eve House Party!!
Strangeways are three dudes from Canberra making our nations’s capital a much hipper and funner place. They are a well kept secret, however when not DJing the two Tom’s and ‘the other guy’ are rockin basslines in a party band called Hancock Basement. Strangeways were hand-picked by PhDJ for the New Years Eve line up because as he once said “they are simply some of the best mixer’s of genuine indie tracks I’ve ever heard. They mix way better than I ever could!!”.