The Hot Barbeque

  • New Years Day – Thurs Jan 1st 2009 Future Entertainment presents the return of The Hot Barbeque, Australia’s most spectacular open air summer music experience. Hot Barbeque burst onto the Melbourne scene in 2008 providing a unique and refreshing alternative to the myriad of existing events on the Australian festival calendar. Hosted at the majestic location, Birrarung Marr, Hot Barbeque is a melting pot of sounds representing what’s true and great about our city, there’s simply no better place to pull up some grass on a Summer’s day! Electro, Hip Hop, Breaks, House, Minimal, Funk....we mix it up, fry it, steam it and serve it all at The Hot Barbeque! The Herd [Aust] The Herd formed in 2000 when the collective behind the independent Sydney-based record label Elefant Traks and resulted in a wildly diverse 18-track self-titled album that featured the triple j hit ‘Scallops’. February 2003 saw their follow-up album An Elefant Never Forgets and had just released their first single: the controversially titled ‘Burn Down The Parliament’. The second single, ‘77%’, immediately sparked controversy with print, electronic media and talkback radio hosts alarmed at its use of language and its forthright nature. Their next release, The Sun Never Sets. Featured radio hits like ‘We Can’t Hear You’ and ‘Unpredictable’ amongst a diverse range of tracks which displayed much refined song-writing and production, the album included a version of the Redgum classic ‘I Was Only 19’. The album, Summerland, was completed in early 2008, and features the first single ‘The King is Dead’. The Herd have a reputation as one of the country’s best live acts. An unconventional set-up, they perform with two MCs, two singers, an acoustic and an electric guitar, bass, piano accordion, clarinet, laptops and MPC. www.myspace.com/runningwiththeherd www.theherd.com.au Boys Noize [BoysNoize Records, Germany] Sporting a Banquet-sized remix portfolio, Boys Noize promises a captivating performance, particularly after the success of his recently released album, Oi, Oi, Oi. Hot property throughout Europe, he has reworked everyone from Bloc Party to Sebastian Tellier to Justice, Gonzales and Marilyn Manson and his music is no stranger to the playlists of Erol Alkan and Soulwax. His sound is in your face and NOISY, but you wouldn't want it any other way! www.boysnoize.com The Galvatrons [Aust] The Galvatrons are four maverick, interstellar transformers from a future vortex where Gary Numan and Stan Bush are canonized and life is a euphoric, synthtracked montage of disco fist-pumping, 80s prom night pashes and Hollywood endings for bespectacled misfits. Their set full of phenomenal, hook-laden singles, on-stage dynamism, and virtuosic musicianship has seen them tour the East Coast as the supporting act for homegrown heroes You Am I and Shihad as well as making now infamous Big Day Out and Meredith appearances. The summer of 07/08 also saw The Galvatrons launch a ruthless territorial invasion on the motherland, leaving A & R and booking agent types in raptures. Indeed, the Trons’ exhilarating sci-opera will return triumphant to the UK this June/July, as the band take on the Download, Wireless, and Hyde Park festivals, as well as a series of other European shows. The Galvatrons were from the future: this year they’re here to save the world… www.myspace.com/thegalvatrons DJ Nu Mark (Jurassic 5) [USA] Nu-Mark began DJing as a teenager and over the course of the last two decades, he has amassed a collection of over 35,000 records and refined his technical skills and performance style to the point where he is widely recognized as one of the key figures in the late-90s DJ explosion. Recognized for his membership in the gold selling group Jurassic 5, Nu-Mark is best known for his production on the raw anthem “What’s Golden” and the smooth and soulful “Work It Out,” featuring Dave Matthews. Nu-Mark is responsible for half of the production of Jurassic 5’s entire body of work. Additionally, his innovative DJ routines and creative on-stage antics have made him a favorite of crowds all over the world.Today, Nu-Mark is well-known for his innovative plays on sound – attaching a rubber band to his turntable’s needle and playing it like an upright bass or tapping on the turntable’s dust cover to simulate a bass drum. Incorporating a wide range of musical styles – soul, funk, hip-hop, and samba effortlessly blended together – Nu-Mark revels in surprising an audience with a forgotten gem, an unknown banger, or a fresh take on a well-known hit. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, from Toronto to Tokyo, Nu-Mark’s carefully crafted, explosively energetic DJ sets never fail to get a party rocking Carl Craig [Planet E, Chicago] Terms like legend and godfather are often misused when only describing the merely popular but for a man like Carl Craig they are entirely relevant and undeniably deserved.Serving his apprenticeship with Juan Atkins and Derrick May, then pioneers of the original Detroit sound, Carl Craig has gone on to become one of the most experimental and musically diverse producers and DJs on the planet. From the late eighties to the present day Carl has continued to invent and lay waste to genre after genre. As Paperclip People he showcased the ever evolving sound of Detroit, as Innerzone Orchestra he released the breakbeat classic "Bug in the Bassbin" which everyone from 4 Hero to Goldie will immediately cite as a major influence in the birth of UK drum and bass and under his own name he has produced some of the most forward thinking, compositionally stunning music ever released. His DJ sets follow the same formula, never predictable, always an incredible journey through genre and sound, Australia welcomes Carl Craig for the first time in 4 years with open arms for what promises to be one of the highlights of the New Year period. www.myspace.com/carlcraig Scratch Perverts [UK] Tony Vegas, Prime Cuts and Plus One are the Scratch Perverts - a name that has become synonymous with HipHop and battle DJing ever since their formation in 1996. Their reputation as one of the world’s most progressive DJ collectives is unparalleled. Having won all there is to offer in the competition circuit, the Perverts are ready to enter the next stage of their development as recording artists. Although they may have retired from battling indefinitely, the Perverts have lost none of their supercharged competitive spirit. These days, instead of spending hours building battle routines to take each other out, the Perverts are crafting beats to do exactly the same thing. The creative energy and enthusiasm that the Perverts exude is quite something, through all their schizophrenic influences and lofty ideals you get the feeling that they will harness and channel their combined creativity into something very special. www.myspace.com/scratchperverts Platinum Pied Pipers [USA] The PPP are a two-man dynamic musical duo with an essential new twist on modern hip hop and soul. Producers Waajeed (a founding member of Slum Village) and musical sidekick Saadiq have worked hard for two years releasing 12” singles, contributing to the Rewind series and performing several highly talked-about live shows while working on their debut album “Triple P”. Waajeed, a self-taught musician who feels right at home in front of his MPC 2000, is known for his gritty Detroit hip hop style. Whereas Saadiq, a master keyboard and guitar player, brought up under the tutelage of world-renowned songwriter Barrett Strong (most known for his work with Motown artist Marvin Gaye), brings the element of improvisational live instrumentation to PPP’s sound. The first two PPP singles sparked sold-out European tour dates and a flurry of press from the LA Times to Urb Magazine’s Next 100 issue, a Top 5 rating from The Detroit Free Press for their performance at Detroit’s electronic music festival, Movement 2004, plus a mass of features in lifestyle and music mags, and a steady buzz in industry-savvy circles. www.myspace.com/platinumpiedpipers DJ Medhi [Ed Banger Records, France] Born, and raised in Paris, DJ Mehdi has been producing major french Hip-hop artists since 1995 while making great noise (and platinum albums) with his bands Ideal J and 113. Signed to ED BANGER RECORDS, DJ Mehdi dropped album LUCKY BOY in October 2006 to meet international praise and success. His singles (and videos) 'I AM SOMEBODY', OLUCKY BOY’ and OSIGNATUNE-Thomas Bangalter Edit’ were on heavy rotation everywhere Hip-Hop and Dance Music were welcomed to meet up. DJ Mehdi gets so cosmic with the synths that it’s as if you’ve woken up in an alternative 1983, where Thatcher’s rule has been replaced by that of benevolent aliens. www.myspace/djmehdi Busy P [Ed Banger Records, France] Pedro Winter is a French electro house DJ, producer, manager and owner of the Ed Banger Records label. Pedro Winter manages Cassius, Cosmo Vitelli, artists on his Ed Banger Records label, and managed Daft Punk from 1996 to 2008. Winter records music under the alias Busy P. www.myspace.com/busyp Gilles Peterson [UK] Gilles Peterson is an influential DJ and record-label owner known for his eclectic selections that join the dots between musical styles & eras. Peterson has shaped tastes through an untiring crusade to spread the side of the dance music spectrum occupied by jazz, funk, soul, reggae, drum & bass, hip-hop, latin and house music. His record collection is so serious he keeps it in its own apartment known as Brownswood. Peterson's ‘Worldwide' radio show on BBC Radio 1 is a weekly staple for music heads tuning in for anything from vintage folk to dubstep & is syndicated to radio stations all over the world www.gillespetersonworldwide.com Oliver Huntemann [Confused Records, Germany] Huntemann is now, although he has been producing music for over 10 years, one of Germany's hottest electronic acts... His "perfectly balanced tracks sitting somewhere between Chicago, electro and minimal disco" (Groove Magazine) lead him to the noble honour of remixing Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers and Underworld. As part of the Bremen mafia along side Stephan Bodzin and Marc Romboy, is at the fore font of the new techno movement. www.oliverhuntemann.de Flying Lotus [Warp Records, USA] Instrumental hip-hop artist Steven Ellison has the kind of musical lineage that most ladder climbers wouldn’t even dare lie about at parties, the great nephew of Alice Coltrane and cousin of Ravi, a history that he wears proudly despite his chosen metier of hip-hop production. With the Reset EP, 1983 and his bootleg mixes of everyone from KELIS to MR. OIZO and MADVILLAIN circulating amongst the heads, FLYING LOTUS' name is on the lips of many as the leader of a new generation of artists emerging from California. A movement that has captured attention worldwide, fuelled by hip-hop and cutting-edge dance music, FLYING LOTUS is redefining the sound of LA. Flying Lotus is a man of many sides; from the huge sounding collabs and remixes giving indication of the slickest productions you are likely to hear on radio to his high voltage live shows which are somewhere between the best ever house party DJ and the most crowd-smashing live electronic act you've seen, to this new album proper - 'Los Angeles' - a deep, soulful, intricate album where glints of detail are unearthed to make this opus richer on every listen. www.flying-lotus.com Radioslave [REKID, UK] Radio Slave’s Matt Edwards is one of the central figures of the current European techno revival. An influential figure in dance circuits, in the last five years Edwards has ascended to the pinnacles of house music. He has been behind dance floor destroying tracks such as Bell Clamp Dance, Secret Base, Screaming Hands, No Sleep and Grindhouse. Radioslave’s music and remixes can be described innovative and intelligent dance music.No matter what sounds you profess to be your music of choice, chances are, that at some point over the last five years, you will have got your rocks off to Matt Edwards. He has more personalities than a nut house rat including REKID, Quiet Village, Sea Devils, Matthew E and of course Radioslave. www.myspace.com/rekid Fort Knox Five [Washington DC] The Fort Knox Five have had a huge impact on the international funk and breaks scene over the past couple of years. With the release of five critically acclaimed singles on their own independent label, Fort Knox Recordings, the FK5 have been thrust into the spotlight and caught the attention of music lovers around the world. www.myspace.com/fortknoxfive Steve Aoki [Hollywood, California] Hailing from Los Angeles, Steve Aoki is the man behind Dim Mak Records who founded artists from Bloc Party, The Kills, The Gossip, Klaxons and many more also is the same man behind the production moniker Weird Science that has remixed Peaches, Snoop Dogg and Bloc Party. Under his own name, Aoki has remixed Duran Duran and Timbaland as well as produced original work with internationally renowned producer, Junkie XL. www.myspace.com/steveaoki Phrase [Melbourne] Harley Webster better known as Phrase-is an Australian hip hop MC, originating from Melbourne, Victoria. Phrase began to piece together an album with producers Daniel Merriweather and J-Skub (Jan Skubiszewki), while working part-time for the Reach Youth foundation,an organization that Phrase credits with helping him overcome behavioral problems he had in his mid-teens.The album, Talk with Force was picked up for national release by Universal Music Australia in 2005. Three singles were released from this album, "Here Now" featuring Mystro, "Catch Phrase" featuring Daniel Merriweather, and "Hold On" featuring labelmate Max White. Phrase is currently working on his next album, to be titled Burn It Down which will feature production from J-Skub, M-Phazes, and Jase, and guest appearances from Daniel Merriweather, Jackson Jackson, Bliss n Eso, Illy, Kram, Wendy Matthews and Max White. The first single off the album, "Face It" features Ian Kenny from alternative rock band Karnivool and was used in the marketing campaign for the Australian release of Halo 3 Tickets: First Release On Sale Oct 1 $79 + BF and Service Charges Second Release $89 + BF and Service Charges Final Release $99 + BF and Service Charges www.ticketmaster.com.au Ph 136 100 This is a fully licensend event. ID Required