Collusion: DJ Premier x Pete Rock 2nd Melbourne Show + Brisbane Venue Change

Due to extraordinary demand, Illusive and Frontier Touring have announced that DJ Premier and Pete Rock will perform a second and final show next Wednesday 7 April at the Corner Hotel.

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow (30 April) at 9am through the venue. The first show, which takes place this Friday at 170 Russell, is totally sold out.

Simultaneously, the venue for the Brisbane show will now be moved from The Arena to Oh Hello!, due to a scheduling conflict. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the show, which is on the same night at Oh Hello!.

The tour – the first instalment of the Collusion collaborative series – was announced in March to enormous fanfare, with many critics claiming it to be one of the greatest hip-hop shows ever likely to grace Australian shores. The Collusion events will see the two icons side-by-side in collaborative DJ sets across six cities.

DJ Premier, arguably the greatest hip-hop producer in history, carries an unbelievably impressive CV. Emerging with the late Guru as half of the boundary-crossing duo GangStarr, he established himself as the face of the famed New York sound during rap’s ‘90s golden era.

He produced some most iconic songs on some of the most acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time including Nas’ ‘NY State of Mind’, ‘Memory Lane’ and ‘Represent’, Biggie’s ‘Kick in the Door’, ‘Ten Crack Commandments’ and ‘Unbelievable’, Jay-Z’s ‘D’Evils’, ‘Friend or Foe’ and ‘Bring It On’ to name just a few. Throw in Big L, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, KRS-One, D’Angelo and Big Daddy Kane and you start to get an idea of his stature.

Alongside Premo atop the summit of legendary hip-hop producers stands the one and only Pete Rock. Rising to prominence as part of the seminal New York duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth in the early ‘90s, Pete went on to become one of the most beloved and respected hip-hop producers the genre has ever seen.

He is behind classic beats by the likes of Rakim, Nas, M.O.P., Run DMC, Raekwon, Big L, Heavy D & The Boyz, Ghostface Killah, Das EFX and Boot Camp Clik. More recently, contemporary icons Kanye West and the late J Dilla both have listed Pete Rock as a major inspiration behind their sound, clearly illustrating his enormous impact on the culture.

Together, Pete and Premo will create the most formidable hip-hop production duo you’re likely to see on stage, ever. As producers they are in a league of their own and as DJs are considered some of the best in the game. Do not miss this.

Collusion 001: DJ Premier x Pete Rock Collaborative Tour May 2014
Tickets to 2nd Melbourne show on sale 9am Wednesday 30 April
Thu 1 May Perth | Capitol, WA (18+)
Fri 2 May Melbourne | 170 Russell, VIC (18+) *SOLD OUT*
Sat 3 May Sydney | The Hi-Fi, NSW (18+) *SELLING FAST* | Ph: 1800 GET TIX
Wed 7 May Melbourne | Corner Hotel, VIC (18+) *2ND SHOW*
Thu 8 May Adelaide | HQ, SA (18+)
Fri 9 May Brisbane | Oh Hello!, QLD (18+) *VENUE CHANGE* | Ph: 1800 GET TIX