Three of Sydneys premier acts are teaming up to see 2009 off with a massive night of slamming hip-hop and reggae-infused jams. On Friday the 18th of December, the Oxford Art Factory will host Spit Syndicate, The Tongue and Chasm & Vida Sunshyne in what is sure to be one of the biggest nights on the local music calendar.

After bursting onto the Australian 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 as well as rocking the crowd with some established favourites. Accompanied by the larger than life DJ Joyride, the SS live performance involves banging beats, live instrumentation and a whole lot of energy.

The Tongue is one of Sydney’s most celebrated MCs. 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 (“Bad Education“), mixtapes and a full length album Shock And Awe. His radio-hits include “The Punch”, “Real Thing”, “Bad Education” and “Animal Crackers”. He has collaborated with the likes of Urthboy, Bertie Blackman, Katalyst, The Bag Raiders, Muph And Plutonic etc 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.

Chasm and Vida Sunshyne have recently released one of 2009s most groundbreaking records, Move, a critically-acclaimed album which traverses the global spectrum of soul, reggae, and hip hop. Chasm 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.