Three of NSW premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of aussie hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday December 18 @ the Oxford Art Factory, Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne hit the stage for what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar.
After bursting onto the aussie hip hop scene last year with an ARIA-nominated album and two national tours, Sydney wonderkids Spit Syndicate have been relatively quiet in 2009 as they prepare their sophomore record. They are breaking their 12-month hiatus with their first headline show of 2009, showcasing some new material (dope) as well as rocking the crowd with some established favourites. Accompanied by the larger than life DJ Joyride, the Spit Syndicate live performance involves banging beats, live instrumentation and a whole lot of energy.
The Tongue is one of Sydney’s most celebrated emcees. Initially known for his freestyle/battle skills he was quickly snapped up by iconic hip hop label Elefant Traks and has since released an EP, mixtapes and a full length album Shock And Awe. The Tongue has collaborated with the likes of Urthboy, Bertie Blackman, Katalyst, The Bag Raiders, Muph And Plutonic + many more, and supported international acts such as Dizzie Rascal, Pharoahe Monch and Public Enemy. His latest mixtape The Tongue Is Dead can be downloaded for free here and his much-anticipated second album will be released in 2010. (Which we can’t wait for).
Chasm and Vida Sunshyne have recently released one of 2009’s most groundbreaking records, Move, a critically-acclaimed album which traverses the global spectrum of soul, reggae, and hip hop. Sydney-based producer-extraordinaire Chasm (of Beyond the Beat Tape and Astronomy Class fame) has teamed with -by-way-of-Ghanas Vida-Sunshyne, a powerful and extremely talented performer who has spent the last year touring the world with the Mista Savona Band. Together they are an electric collaboration of musical talent; and their dynamic, genre-smashing live show is an experience not to be missed.
This will be one concert not to miss this year!! You can grab tickets here.