MASTERS OF CEREMONY ft. DELTA, TUKA, THE TONGUE & LOCALS
Wed 26th December
DOORS @20:00$20.00 + bf
DELTA, TUKA, THE TONGUE, MAUNDZ, DAZED, SINKS
On Boxing Day at the Prince Bandroom, a handpicked selection of some of Australia's most respected and talented MC's will grace the stage for MASTERS OF CEREMONY.
MASTERS OF CEREMONY
BOXING DAY 2012
DELTA (NUFF SAID)
TUKA (THUNDAMENTALS/BIG VILLAGE)
THE TONGUE (ELEFANT TRAKS)
MAUNDZ (CRATE CARTEL)
Hosted by: Eloquor
WAX MUSEUM DJs
STAEN1 (3 x Aust DMC Champion)
BOXING DAY - WED 26 DEC
29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
On Boxing Day 2012 (Wed 26th Dec) at the Prince Bandroom in St Kilda, a handpicked selection of some of Australia's most respected and talented MC's will grace the stage for MASTERS OF CEREMONY, a showcase of solo Hip Hop artists who are considered craftsmen in the Australian Hip Hop landscape. Each emcee has a unique style that sets them apart from the next; from Melbourne to Sydney to Adelaide, these 6 MC's will deliver an authentic Hip Hop show that will guarantee entertainment from beginning to end.
Hosting the night will be one of Melbourne's most likeable MC's, Eloquor, while the Wax Museum DJs will be laying down selections throughout the night backed up by Staen 1 (3 x Aust DMC Champ), Pete Cargo & Madcap who plan to keep that holiday vibe rockin' into the late hours.
As winner of countless freestyle MC battles, Delta has forged an identity as a formidable lyricist and crusader for the elevation of MCing as an artform. His life has been shaped by his long standing commitment to hip hop culture and he is respected around the world as one of the rawest talents to come from down under. Currently crafting his third album titled 'Pyramid Schemes', it promises to push the limits of hip hop, showcasing the elevated form of hardcore yet conscious lyricism he has always been known for featuring a who's who of guests from both Australia and abroad.
Having toured Australia a few times over with Thundamentals on stages like Sydney's Enmore Theatre or Hi Fi and Luna Park's Big Top (Come Together) and most recently Big Sound, Tuka is as at home in front of a couple of hundred as he is in front of a few thousand. He's developed his performance style to be comfortable handling the stage on his own or as part of an ensemble. His captivating style ranges from playful to menacing, sometimes all in the one song.
When it comes to hip hop, there isn't much The Tongue hasn't done. He is an infamous MC battle champion, seasoned touring artist (opening for the likes of Public Enemy, Dizzie Rascal, Drapht and The Herd) and a prolific songwriter, with two albums ("Shock And Awe" and "Alternative Energy"); three mixtapes and an EP ("Bad Education") to his name. He has played Australia's biggest music festivals including The Big Day Out, Good Vibrations, Come Together, Sydney Festival, Sprung Festival, Peats Ridge and Groovin The Moo. Known for his clever wordplay, sense of humor, freestyle ability and inspirational lyrics The Tongue is currently finishing off his third full-length album, set to the released in 2013.
Maundz, the outspoken rascal of Melbourne's rap-scene; has a heart of gold, a potty mouth, and an acid tongue. His second LP Zero, is the first release of 2012 from irrefutable hip hop collective Crate Cartel. Zero is a fast approaching sun on the horizon after what has been a long winter for Maundz fans.
"Maundz" quickly became a buzz word throughout Australia's various hip hop circles after the release of his debut LP Mr Nobody in twenty-ten. Revered by the likes of Hilltop Hoods and Drapht as the "next big thing", Maundz has become highly respected by his underground and commercially established cohorts alike.
Belonging to the elite Crate Cartel crew, Maundz is surrounded by a support network of stoic men with strong spirits and an outstanding yet unconventional work ethic. The intuitive approach applied to every project the Cartel take on, is what has assisted them to produce such consistently unique, purist material.
Hailing from Canberra, raised in Sydney and now calling Melbourne home; producer/MC Dazed has found himself firmly rooted in Melbourne's burgeoning Hip-Hop scene.
Originally recognised amongst the Australian Hip-Hop community as one half of MC duo Dazed & Flawlezz, Dazed has forged a career on his own path, producing for a range of artists and now a driving force behind Down For The Count Records.
Brandishing an MPC Renaissance and an eclectic stash of wax for sampling, Dazed is a producer at heart and it's music that fuels his daily life. One to not forget where we have come from, Dazed continues to release music on vinyl in a digital age where mp3s reign supreme, where music is thrown away just as easy as it is accessed.
Whether crafting a hardcore banger or getting personal with melancholic boom- bap, the focus is on creating something unique and fresh that the audience can connect with. Living, breathing, street-level Hip-Hop for the heads.
As a young rapper and producer hailing from Melbourne's inner south, Sinks' passion for the craft of hip hop is second to none. As a newer MC in the scene he has been able to form a niche sound for himself, bypassing the sound of the majority of modern monotonous raps which get regular mainstream radio rotation.
Unapologetically blending boom bap production with the odd classic dub to form a sound not often heard in the local scene, Sinks' work as a beat maker combined with his energetic and thought provoking rhymes ensures he is an artist that both new and old heads can both respect and enjoy. From rapid double times to a slower drawl Sinks has drawn attention from some of the bigger names in the scene who have name checked him as the next emcee to watch.