Future returned to its original home this year, while it was skeptical that would also be a return of the torrential rain and sloppy conditions of old it was the complete opposite with the festival gods smiling down with perfect weather. Production was upped with plenty of confetti and CO2 cannons, pyrotechnics and lighting along with an updated stage layout. All in all another epic day on the field.
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Photos shot for The Music (Brisbane).
Check out the highlights gallery below.
Photog-love, I can feel it in the air :p
Hip hop royalty came together for a night of quality and a variety tunes. Even though they decided to come on 2 whole hours earlier than predicted, Pete Rock and DJ Premier played a set of classics and modern works from underground to commercial with plenty of running commentary in between. Far from a technical set but enjoyable none the less to catch two greats under the one roof!
Mr. X to the Z brought his versus Hip Hop show to the Chalk Hotel carpark for the first installlment of their Soundcheck series of hip hop events to be held over the next few months. Even with sound restrictions, X stomped through with his west coast flavour and unmistakeable pizazz and charm.
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Public Enemy brought the noise and an energetic show to the Hifi bar that would put most of today’s acts to shame!
Photo gallery below and full review here
The legendary Pete Rock popped into Alhambra to drop some of his fave tunes
Hit me again Ike and this time put some STANK on it!
I don’t think Tina was talking about the same thing Mr. Boi was when he released Stankonia with fellow OutKast-er Andre 3000 but no doubt there was still plenty of booty slapping in mind!
Big Boi brought his energetic live band set up for a show at the Tivoli. Support from the very entertaining Theophilus London.
If you don’t follow live funk/soul or listen to JJJ you might have missed the Space Invadas stampede, so its about time you caught up to speed and find out what you missed out on! Support from Pursuit Grooves, bit like Lauryn Hill and Wyclef before they both lost their marbles.
For fans of the Dame Reggaeton nights, new comer Toca is here to fill in the lull between Dame gigs. The music policy is a little more relaxed with a sprinkling of commerical RnB and hiphop and house, but all still keeping with the tropical rhythms the Dame events are renowned for. Set in the pleasantly intimate space of The Aviary, Toca is aiming at becoming a monthly event.
With the rain clouds looming above, it looked set to become another Future Music Festival but in a stroke of luck, the girls (and guys) that just had their “hair done-did” didnt have to fret short of a couple sprinkles through out the day.
On the performance side it was what was to be expected, if you grew up listening to 80s and 90s hiphop you will be forgiven if you were a little underwhelmed. If however your version of “ol skool” is Nelly’s first album then you more than likely had the “time of your life”!
A little something extra for the sneakerheads out there, a few artists were definitely brought their A game on the day.
The Game rockin the Bordeaux J7’s – released that day
Nelly sporting JP5’s – supposedly released some time this month
couple from Nelly’s St Lunatics support
and Busta Rhymes with his usual Goa/Foam Dome fare
The Aviary shoot gets crazy this week with mad cat Cutloose dropping in for some slicing, dicing and breakdancing! Check him out in this week’s issue #1053 as he dishes knowledge on classic hiphop and bad dancers knocking themselves unconscious!
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