From the crew that brought you some of Launceston’s killer underground club parties in 2011′/12′ such as Drop (Monthly Dubstep Party), DJ Dexter, DJ Flagrant, and The NC Laneway Party – Recreational Thugs are proud to announce our brand new annual outdoor party – RECREATIONAL THUGS SUMMER BREAK! On SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY 2013 (Australia Day Long Weekend), we’ll be bringing the absolute juiciest beats and summer vibes to Royal Park (situated in a temporary venue around the Launceston Rugby Club). Inspired by West Coast parties in the US such as the backyard bbq-style Do-Over parties and Mad Decent Block Party, our number one priority is to provide one of the most unique and exciting outdoor Sunday DJ parties Launceston has to offer, fully equipped with tacos, sangria, feel-good electronic music and good old fashioned summer vibes. With special guest performances from:
M-PHAZES (DJ SET) [OBESE RECORDS/ILLY] – (R’N'B/HIP HOP)
With a name that carries major weight in the music biz from producing hits for artist such as Amerie (US), Pharoahe Month (US), Illy, Kimbra and many more – 2x Aria Award winner M-Phazes has also shared the stage with some serious names in hip hop, including DJ Premier, the Wu Tang Clan, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Phat Kat, and Murs to name just a few. Expect nothing but net from Australian hip hop’s 1# producer on this special Sunday afternoon.
AIRWOLF [SWEAT IT OUT!] – (NU DISCO/ELECTRO HOUSE)
The Sweat It Out! DJ/Producer has recently set new game-changing standards with official remixes for Muscles (Modular), Parachute Youth (Sweat It Out!) and Trumpdisco. His production skills constantly noted by industry head honchos and matched live. His residences cross borders, three states in total Australia wide, and support slots alongside the likes of well, everyone. Via Summadayze, Falls Festival and Splendour In The Grass. Notably warming up for Fatboy Slim during his latest Australian tour.
DIZZ1 (LIVE) [ROOTS MANUVA/SA-RA] – (GLITCH/BASS MUSIC)
Melbourne based turntablist and producer Dizz1 has been involved in the music industry for well over 10 years. Starting off as a DJ performing alongside the likes of Grand Master Flash and Jazzy Jay, he has even been invited by DJ Q-Bert to his hotel room for a four hour long one on one scratch jam. From the Barcelona Red Bull Music Academy to the Sydney Opera House, Dizz1 has proved his talents for both performance and production. Having produced for the heavyweight likes of Roots Manuva and Sa-Ra, Dizz1 is fast being a force to be reckoned with in the bass music realm.
ALTA (LIVE) [#11 JJJ UNEARTHED CHARTS] – (TRIP HOP/ELECTRONIC)
Singer/song-writer Hannah Lesser and producer Julius Dowson have combined their varied musical backgrounds to create ALTA’s unique mix of organic vocals and electronic/sample-based beats. Julius meticulously melds smooth trip-hop beats that reference producers of the past while incorporating contemporary sounds resulting in ALTA’s fresh and distinctive sound. Hannah’s voice was born and bred on blues music. Its raw ability is simply soul shaking. Think Massive Attack blended with J Dilla, and melted over with some Etta James.
Also joining these trendsetters in Australian electronic music throughout the afternoon, will be local DJs:-
DJ DAGWOOD (Hob) [FUNK/GHETTOFUNK]
DJ AKOUO (L’ton) [PARTY HIP HOP/BASS MUSIC/ELECTRONIC]
DJ MUFASA (L’ton) [DUBSTEP/DNB/ELECTRONIC]
— RECREATIONAL THUGS SUMMER BREAK —
— SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY —
— LAUNCESTON RUGBY CLUB, ROYAL PARK, L’TON —
— M-PHAZES, AIRWOLF, DIZZ1, ALTA, DAGWOOD, AKOUO, & MUFASA
— 3PM TIL 10PM —
— 18+ EVENT / NO BYO / ID’S CHECKED AT DOOR —
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER BREAK
* No glass on the grass, plastic cups will be provided at the edge of paved bar area.
* Smoking will be restricted to the designated smoking area.
* Emergency exits will be manned by staff members, and are only to be used in the instance of an emergency.
* First aid to be accessed from the bar, first aid officers will use this as first aid meeting point.