I Love Dancehall & Afrobeats - Special

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Rubix Warehouse

36 Phoenix St

Brunswick, VIC 3056

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Jamaican Dancehall mixed with contemporary African dance music - with live performances from local MCs and dancers. Good vibes always.

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Its been a while since we have done a mash up of Dancehall and Afrobeats....bringing together the music and cultures that we love, showcasing some of the FIRE local talent holding down this movement.

LIVE: YAW FASO - LOWKEY

DANCERS: BURN CITY QUEENZ & special Guests

DJS: MAI - KASE - NAYNAY - SO FIRE

Door open from 10 pm

Tickets available online or at the door

For more info go to http://www.ilovedancehall.com.au

18+ Venue has the right to refuse entry, Bring ID.

YAW FASO

With the biggest names in urban pop music riding the current wave of Afrobeat infused sounds, from Drake to Justin Bieber, to Wizkid, to Rae Sremmurd, to French Montana - Australia has its own star in the making who happens to be a purist in the genre.

In early 2017 Yaw Faso hit the ground running with the release of three notable singles, Massive, Takeover, & Expose This, being quickly picked up and catching fire on stations such as FBI radio.

It was from this point the young prodigy quickly rose through the ranks of the Australian music scene, featuring on Kilter's hit Shut It Down, attracting airplay from the likes of international megastar David Guetta, and resident DJs throughout Ibiza. Appropriately timed for the summer festival season, Yaw Faso unleash his latest EP titled 'Breathe' Produced by up and coming producer Bill Will.

Innovative artist Yaw Faso has an impressive eclectic repertoire of songs. Raised in a musical household with a father who played in some of Melbourne’s first African and reggae bands, Yaw Faso first stepped onto the scene back in 2010 dabbling in hip-hop before discovering his true calling in the world of Afrobeat and Dancehall music.

Since then, Yaw Faso has performed at various events and festivals, including Let Them Eat Cake, Golden Plains, I Love Dancehall and Reggae Dancehall Vibes, Sydney’s Africultures Festival and St Kilda Festival. Yaw has also worked with a number of producers worldwide namely Machinedrum (USA), King Toppa (Germany), Harmon (Australia)

and Dubsy.

In 2014 Yaw released his two hit singles, ‘Memories’ and ‘All Of Mi Life’. That same year he connected with Melbourne-based Producer Unsoundbwoy resulting in the release of the ‘Walk the Rope’ EP. Later teaming up with SK Simeon & Machinedrum for the ‘Maskya’ EP.

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http://www.altmusicgroup.com.au/artist/yaw-faso/?fbclid=IwAR1ft1CLUJa7RLlqKW1WSt-hw4LXgAn2JuE6KCREnvkR58A1dF0EbUJ_H_0

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LOWKEY

Lowkey, the Nigerian/ Liberian born musician is fast becoming a household name among the Afro-Australian, Dance hall, urban music and wider community. The Melbourne based artist originally started his musical roots with the group GSTARBOYZZ also known for their internationally recognized musical accomplishments such as: DURO, THEY1KNOW and their latest hit DANCE.

Well known for his live performance style. His interaction between both his dancers on stage as well as the audience teamed with his raw, contagious energy filling Australia's hottest nightclubs, award ceremonies and concert halls, Lowkey is a talent not to be missed.

Since his initial step into the light, Lowkey has graced the stage with some of Africa's most well known artists such as Stonebwoy, Korede Bello, Christian Bello and work Featuring Skales aka Mr Shake Body, with many more projects to be unveiled.

look forward to the future with your boy LOWKEY.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK7vq4nJEuOSzRSP4ZyZ_FA

https://www.facebook.com/IamLowkey.Hoff

https://www.instagram.com/theincrediblelowkey

MAI

Well renowned on the Australian circuit as ‘taste-makers’ of the music and fashion industries with their distinct style and eclectic mixes, MAI prevail as a driving force in the exciting cultural shift we see today across the new generation of music in Australia. A fusion of Afrobeats / Afrohouse &

Dancehall rhythms paired effortlessly with the hottest of today’s Hip Hop and Grime is what you can expect in a MAI set - keeping this bold pair at the forefront of what’s hot in Australia and across the globe right NOW.

https://www.facebook.com/maisisters/

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NAYNAY

NayNay is an eclectic, energetic music fan and female DJ who uses her energy and tunes to empower those around her. With her african heritage and growing up in such a household has given her the chance to listen to many influential artists that have helped pave her music journey. Starting with Reggae (Dezarie and Sister Nancy) to jumping to old school Afropop (Brenda Fassie) to slowly transitioning into contemporary R&B/HipHop music (Missy Elliot and Laruyn Hill) and Afrobeat’s (Teni and Yemi Alade), this spectrum of musical influence has been the driving force of her musical journey.

She has played and continues to play for clubs like Sriracha, Kulture, Section 8, Electric dreams , Moja Club and many more

“I love empowering the women that surround me, because in doing so you create a kingdom, an army that is unbreakable and unstoppable and that excites me."

SO FIRE

So Fire started out Djing on soundsystems in the UK and Europe. She has been running I love dancehall for 10+ years, and ran the nights Raggatronic and Global bass - focused on street/soundsystem music from Africa and the African diaspora. She was a co-director of the Australian True Jamaican Dancehall tours with long time collaborator Mz Kitty Cat, bringing Jamaican dancehall dancers to Australia as well as launching the Official Australian Dancehall Queen and King competition.

http://www.ilovedancehall.com.au/

KASE

Kase is a busy guy about town, holding down residencies at some of Melbourne’s most fire nights. Selecting tuff tunes with slick dj skills, he’s about the culture and brings deep dance floor satisfaction. Creating a unique hyped atmosphere in the dance floor by mixing Afro and Caribbean beats. Kase knows how to give summer flavors to party. Influenced by his guadeloupean cultural background and Afro-European musical trends and after djying abroad for several years, he’s now happy to be part of the expansion of Afro-culture in Melbourne . You can catch him about town at bendo Thursday, Kulture club , Laundry bar , 808 Friday, The island and ilovedancehall.

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Brunswick, VIC 3056

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