Tag Archives: Akai Pro Australia

  • Gig News: R-ASH - Supreme NTM (France)

    Gig News: R-ASH - Supreme NTM (France)

    Gig News: R-ASH - Supreme NTM (France)

    THE CHOP With Hustle & Flow Bar Present
    ***R-ASH - SUPREME NTM - 2002 DMC Champion France***

    Everything begins in 1996 when R-ASH inherits his first turntables and at a young age is seen as a genuine prodigy, becoming very quickly a reference in the world of french DJ'ing. At the age of 14 he brought home his first championship, coming back the next year to pick up the 2002 DMC Scratch Champion of France title and continues to collect them ever since.

    Moving early on to the stage and club scene, he has forged a unique identity over time. Since 2004 R-ASH conducts his own parties and mixes in the most prestigious Parisian clubs where he continues to assert that a DJ is first and foremost a performer. Today R-ASH takes care not to leave his audience hungry for entertainment performing in clubs and festivals around the world.

    On stage he applies his eclectic and well-thought out perspectives to his sets which are widely appreciated for their musicality, running through Hip-Hop to Electro. His tracks are played by superstars dj's like Diplo or Ta-Ku just to name a few.

    *** Dj Squat - 2019 NSW DMC Champion ***
    *** Dj Zah - Skratcher Sydney ***

    *** The Chop X Scratcher Sydney Live Beat & Scratch Jam ***
    Two hours of beatmakers from THE CHOP family banging out live track with some of the best turntablists repping Skratcher Sydney.

    ***Sponsors***
    Akai Pro Australia, The Goodz, Skratcher Sydney, illeqwip, OZHIPHOPSHOP



     
  • The Chop X Today's Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser 2018.

    The Chop X Today's Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser 2018.

    The Chop X Today's Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser 2018.

    THE CHOP & Today's Future Sound Present 
    The Chop X Today's Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser 2018.

    Renowned Hip Hop producer and founder of Today's Future Sounds Philthybeats is here all the way from Oakland/San Fran USA for his national Philthy Australia Vol3 Launch & Aus fundraising and awareness beat battle Tour for his charity Today's Future Sound which is hitting Australian shores.

    Also joining him on the night KNXOUT (USA) Live, Mumbles &
    Caustic Yoda with a Live Finger Drumming Showcase and Dj Caratgold on the choice cuts.

    Not to mention our main feature of the night some of Sydney's most talented local Beat-Makers/Producers battling it out head for some major prizes from The Chop & Today's Future Sounds sponsors with our major prize from Akai Pro Australia and more prizes from our other sponsors.

    Defiantly not a night to miss out on!!! 

    ***$10 Door Donation towards Today's Future Sounds****

    ***BEAT BATTLE***
    Some of Sydney's most talented local Beat-Makers/Producers battling it out for some major prizes to be announced.

    **LIVE ACTS**

    **PHILTYBEATS - USA- LIVE**
    Philthy Australia Vol 2 Launch with special guests TENTH DAN plus more.
    **KNXOUT- USA - LIVE**
    **MUMBLES & CAUSTIC YODA - LIVE FINGER DRUMMING SHOWCASE**
    **DJ CARTGOLD**

    THE CHOP & Today's Future Sound Present  The Chop X Today's Future Sound Beat Battle Fundraiser 2018.

     
  • Akai's MPC 2.0 Has Officially Been Released!

    MPC 2.0

    Akai's MPC 2.0 Has Officially Been Released!

     

    After an extensive beta testing period, Akai are pleased to announce MPC 2.0 desktop version is now available for X, Live, Touch, Studio Black, Renaissance, Studio Silver, Element and MPK2 Series owners. Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently for this to drop.
    MPC 2.0 represents a huge leap forward in the beat-production software category with many workflow enhancements and new features, including:

    • Audio track recording
    • Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting
    • Audio and MIDI drag-and-drop
    • Redesigned user interface
    • Ableton Link support
    • 64-bit audio
    • Bluetooth 4.0 MIDI support
    • Advanced signal routing capability – submixes FX returns, multi-output support
    • Reimagined mixer layout
    • Enhanced Q-Link control
    • Many more workflow enhancements

    MPC 2.0 UPGRADE PATH INFO

     

    The upgrade paths for all current MPC owners are as follows:
    MPC X: FREE
    MPC Live: FREE
    MPC Touch: FREE
    MPC Studio Black: FREE if registered after January 1, 2017/ $99.99 if registered before
    MPC Renaissance: $99.99 USD
    MPC Studio: $99.99 USD
    MPC Element: $149.99 USD
    MPK2 Series: $149.99 USD
    http://www.akaipro.com/login

    Log into your user account to purchase and/or download MPC 2.0

     
  • 'Quality Beats' Episode 3: Scotty B & DJ Raine Supreme - Down Right Nasty

    Qualirty Beats 3

    The Chop presents "Quality Beats" a ongoing day in the life short video series featuring local established and upcoming Beat-Maker/Music Producers giving insight to their day to day lives, music, production process and more.

    Third up on Quality Beats we are lucky to have Scotty B The Digital Assassin and DJ Raine Supreme join up for a collaboration on this episode they take us on an adventure show a joint production routine and process where Raine dug the vinyl and laid  cuts and Scotty laid down his handy work on making the beat.

    Shout out to all involved and the  sponsors:  Akai Pro Australia,  Sailor Jerry,  PLAY BAR (for being the home of The Chop events), Well Dressed Vandals,  Phable Denim,  OZHIPHOPSHOP,  Aisle6ix Industries,  Hardcore Classic,  Crown.St Cut Collective

    Listen to full track version of "Down Right Nasty" here.

    Be sure to check out our other episodes.

     
  • Gig News! The Chop Announces The April Line Up

    The Chop Live Beatmaker Night April 2016

    This Month's The Chop, everyones favourite Live Beat Maker Night is kicking off on the 30th at PLAY BAR with Prolifik The Gifted (Live) and Broken Thought Theory "Product Of Environment" album preview with Hazy Beats (Live), PEAVCE (Live) all on the Fresh Beats and coming strong with the Fresh Cuts our resident DJ's RAINE SUPREME and Benny Hinn.

     
  • Gig News! The Chop XI

    The Chop

    BEDROCKER PRODUCTIONS & PLAY BAR are very excited to announce THE CHOP – ROUND XI.

    The Chop is an evening dedicated to showcasing the talents beat makers/producers.

    After missing last months THE CHOP due to Anzac Day, this month we have carved up a huge and succulent line for this May's gig. We will be also shooting a new video so get down and support your local scene and the only night of it's kind.

     

    Souluxe Souluxe

    FRESH BEATS

    ***SOULUXE***

    SOULUXE, a newly formed soullaboration between XL.SOULS and AKA.MARS is the place where to two like-minded, passionate Hiphop heads and all around creatives come together to explore sound and space as true disciples of dopeness.

    With influences ranging from Primo to Parliament, The Beatnuts to the Breakestra and everything in between, these cats bring an impromptu performance style that is at once soulful, jazzy, fun and lighthearted. Bursting to with countless colourful samples layered with crusty boom bap beats and technic 1200 trickery, have no doubt this is luxury for the soul.

    https://soundcloud.com/xl-souls
    https://soundcloud.com/akamars

    DJ Broke DJ Broke

    ***BROKE (NSW DMC CHAMP)***

    Skills, skills, skills more skills and impeccable track selection... not to mention a turntable wizard. Play a special beat and showcase set just for The Chop.

    2014 NSW DMC Champion
    2013 Australasian IDA Vice-Champion
    2013 Australian DMC Vice-Champion
    2013 NSW DMC Champion
    2005 ITF Regional Vice-Champion
    facebook: www.facebook.com/itsjustbroke 

    ***DEADLY YARRANIDGY***
    Deadly Yarranidgy is a crew of didgeridoo players with beatboxing and drumming/percussion mixed in for an epic clash of traditional rythms and modern beats.

    CHOICE CUTS

    ***RAINE SUPREME***
    Raine Supreme has quickly become the go-to DJ for all things Hip Hop, soul and funk. He regularly plays all around Sydney, and has held residencies at the most frequented concert venues, bars & clubs.

    His incredibly vast catalogue of music, and innate ability to remember small details about each of the releases, has earned him the title of Mr. Encyclopedia of Music. Already he has shared the stage with some big names including, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Pharoahe Monch, De La Soul, Charlie 2na, Apollo Brown, Def Wish Cast, Dj-JS1 (Rock Steady Crew), Boogie Blind (The X-Ecutioners), Afrika Bambaataa, Dj Suspect, Blak Twang, Dj MK, @peace and many more. As well as being an audio enthusiast, he also extends his love for music into the video realm, both as a solo artist and as apart of his AVDJ duo, NTSC, which sees him team with Sydney visual veteran, VJ Spook. Raine Supreme also throws his promoter hat on, working under the banner of HomeyDontPlayDat, and has been behind some incredible events in Sydney such as the 2013 & 2014 DMC NSW Finals, Destino @ The Abercrombie, Soul Shaker @ The Newtown Hotel and more!

    https://soundcloud.com/rainesupreme

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    ***BENNY HINN***
    Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.

    The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.K, DJ KC, Edseven, Inkswel, Omegaman, Busta, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…

    Benny has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud page.

    His latest venture has been building and establishing PLAY BAR SYDNEY. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution that brings decent music into Surry Hills Sydney. He has programmed every bit of music that has come through the venue and supported a huge range of hiphop, breakbeat DJs and just awesome beat-makers and producers both local and abroad…

    https://soundcloud.com/bennyhinn

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    ***THE CHOP***

    The Chop is a night being held at Play bar in Sydney’s design, music and fashion hub of Surry Hills on a monthly basis. The Chop is an evening dedicated to showcasing the talents of up and coming, as well as already established beat makers/producers. The call has been sent out to all bedroom bangers, mpc masters, beat junkies and production prodigies to bring their finest cuts of A grade beat and they have answered with cleavers in tow.

    All performances will be live and butchered to order for your audio taste buds.
    Along with show casing these talented artists, The Chop will be supported by some of Sydney’s finest DJ’s. They will spinning the most mouth watering assortment of funk, soul, boogie and hip hop to accompany these talented purveyors of cold cuts and dope beats.

    Play bar is an underground urban speak easy in Surry Hills frequented by everyone from corporate city slickers looking for a street style getaway to the cool kids of inner Sydney, which makes it the perfect venue for The Chop.
    This is a free event designed to promote the little known beat scene in Sydney and it is well worth stepping into this musical meat market to see the range of produce.
    Falling off the bone from May.

    If interested 
    Please send track demo's or previous sets to thechopbeats@gmail.com
    please include,
    Real name and alias:
    Contact information:
    Gear uses (hardware/software) and gear intended to use in a live set:
    A short description of intended live set:

    WHEN: SATURDAY 30 MAY 2015
    THE CHOP **LIVE BEAT-MAKER NIGHT**
    5PM-MIDNIGHT
    HAPPY HOUR 6-8PM

    WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY.
    BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS

    FREE ENTRY
    FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
    THE WORLD IS INVITED.

    DOORS OPEN AT 5PM
    FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING
    DRINK SPECIALS

    Sponsors: Akai Pro AustraliaSailor Jerry AustraliaStrangeLoveWell Dressed VandalsWestsyde Connection Crown.St Cut Collective, ozhiphopshop, Hardcore Classic, aisle6ix

     
  • Gig News. The Chop's 1st Birthday Featuring DJ Boogie Blind

    The Chop Ft DJ Boogie Blind

    The Chop's 1st Birthday Featuring DJ Boogie Blind

     

    BEDROCKER PRODUCTIONS, PLAY BAR & SKRATCH SAT-DEE!!! are very excited to announce THE CHOP – 1st BDAY

    It's 1st Bday of your favourite monthly beat maker night THE CHOP we are like the baby Jesus of the Hip Hop world and to celebrate we have the one and only Boogie Blind (from The X-Ecutioners/X-Men and the infamous Pharoahe Monch's DJ) will be headlining and bringing the party and along side him will be The Chop fam members Mumbles (Live), Ink Stains (Live) and Dj's RAINE SUPREME & Benny Hinn. Bringin' Grade-A Beat.

    Come party it's *FREE*

     ***BOOGIE BLIND***

     

    Boogie Blind is one of the most respected and trusted DJs in the industry. This 2001 Vestax World Champion embodies the phrase “turntablist” and “DJ” in every sense, he’s been Djing since he was 5 years old. Blind is also a member of the legendary X–Ecutioners, a tight knit crew of DJs known around the world for their turntablist skills. The crew’s roster consists of the late Grand Master Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, Total Eclipse and Precision. Blind has been featured on tours such as Anger Management, Rock the Bells, Coachella, MTV Icons, Sony Playstation, ESPN Espy Awards, NBA All-star Weekend, Echo Getting Up Festival, Montruex Jazz Festival, Heineken Synergy Tour throughout the Caribbean, and the annual Dub Car Show.

    In the past he has been a tour DJ for Fat Joe, Jim Jones, and Jean Grae. He currently spins for Pharoahe Monch and D.I.T.C. Recently Blind joined Beatminerz Radio, which is run by legendary super producers Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee. On his show, The Execution (Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm EST), listeners get a taste of various genres including but not limited to Hip-Hop, Funk, House, Breaks, Reggae, R&B, Samba, Jazz and Rock. With every tour, show, and party Boogie Blind’s reputation grows, proving he is a force to be reckoned with.

    The X-Ecutioners is a group of hip hop DJs/turntablists from New York City, New York. The group formed in 1989, and currently consists of three DJs, including Total Eclipse, DJ Boogie Blind, DJ Precision. Original members of the group included Mista Sinista, Rob Swift, and Roc Raida (R.I.P.)

    ***THE CHOP***

     

    The Chop is an evening dedicated to show casing the talents of local Sydney beat makers & producers…

    The Chop is a night being held at Play bar in Sydney’s design, music and fashion hub of Surry Hills on a monthly basis. The Chop is an evening dedicated to show casing the talents of up and coming, as well as already established beat makers/producers. The call has been sent out to all bedroom bangers, mpc masters, beat junkies and production prodigies to bring their finest cuts of A grade beat and they have answered with cleavers in tow.


    All performances will be live and butchered to order for your audio taste buds.


    Along with show casing these talented artists, The Chop will be supported by some of Sydney’s finest DJ’s. They will spinning the most mouth watering assortment of funk, soul, boogie and hip hop to accompany these talented purveyors of cold cuts and dope beats.
    Play bar is an underground urban speak easy in Surry Hills frequented by everyone from corporate city slickers looking for a street style getaway to the cool kids of inner Sydney, which makes it the perfect venue for The Chop.


    This is a free event designed to promote the little known beat scene in Sydney and it is well worth stepping into this musical meat market to see the range of produce.
    Falling off the bone 20th Nov.


    FRESH BEATS


    ***Mumbles***


    Mumbles is a Sydney based Producer/MC from the hip hop crew ‘Kosmic Culture’
    Specialising in Live MPC & Maschine BeatMaking. He is also one half of the Syd production duo "Outta Work Productions"
    https://soundcloud.com/outta-work-productions

    ***Ink Stains***


    Ink stains is a lofi hip hop sample-based project by Sydney producer Christian Whitwell, a combination of pure haze, hangovers and thought out samples. Bring your chill selves and enjoy…
    https://soundcloud.com/ink-stains

     

    CHOICE CUTS


    RAINE SUPREME & BENNY HINN holding down the ones and twos
    https://soundcloud.com/rainesupreme
    https://soundcloud.com/bennyhinn

    *FREE ENTRY*

    *DRINK SPECIALS*

    Sponsors: Akai Pro Australia, Sailor Jerry Australia, StrangeLove, Well Dressed Vandals, DJ Warehouse, Westsyde Connection, Crown.St Cut Collective,Ozhiphopshop

     

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