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KOOL KEITH

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

Kool Keith and John Macliver WHAT:  Kool Keith and Denis Deft
WHERE: Shape Bar
WHEN: Weds 11th Aug

SO WHAT?? SO AWESOME!
Machine gunning their way through the set, never knew Shape could get so intimate
Providing us with a full 40 minute interview afterwards
Stay tuned for an update with Kool Keith up in the hotel room and live footage from the gig!

Full gig pix here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicole_norelli/sets/72157624734821062/

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KOOL KEITH // NAME CHECK

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by John

Kool Keith

So normally when post day arrives I go through the ‘ol trusty event/ link/ details bang in a video/photo and whiz bang you’re done. But with this being Keith Thornton (aka Kool Keith) there’s not a great deal of ‘normal’… and that’s the way he likes it!

Back in 2005 and armed with a duty free bag full of porn mags he performed to a mass of heaving sweaty men and a fair chunk of gyrating women at Heat Nightclub (now known simply as Villa). With a hiatus of over seven years from our fair state and at least five releases just under the alias Kool Keith there’s a lot we have yet to witness.

From fronting the Ultra Magnetic MCs and the Bellevue Hospital through to Dr. Octagon, Kool Keith is an American emcee with a British URL the mans an open box of walking contradictions who posses the innate ability to deliver a stream of conscious yet complex vocal raps that ensures he is recognised as a king of the hip-hop underground With the current hip-hop landscape described as bland on occasions, thankfully Kool Keith is as adverse to this as the true hip-hop follower.

Back in Perth for a mid week performance Kool Keith will be sure to pick through the back catalogue, hopefully featuring tracks from the recent Dr. Dooom 2 and The Return of Dr. Octagon throughout to the nineties classics Sex Style, Black Elvis/Lost in Space

Who knows what he’ll bring or what he’ll wear (and have stashed away in his duty-free)… but one things for sure it won’t be boring!

DETAILS:

WHAT: Kool Keith

WHERE: Shape Bar

WHEN: 9pm -3am, Wednesday 11th August

SUPPORT DJs: SELEKT, AD ROC & KIT POP

TICKETS: online from SHAPE

…Why not check out Kool Keith’s Dick Towel

THE BOOTY: OR CAN I GO TO THE GIG FOR FREE??

Thanks to Knowledge Music Cut & Paste has a double pass to giveaway to his show at Shape next Wednesday… All you need to do to enter is give Kool Keith a new alter ego… Comment below and the best name will win!

*Note: We already know the full list of current alter egos – so don’t think that you’ll be getting away with Dr. Sperm, The Fourth Horseman, Larry Lopez or Fly Ricky the Wine Taster!

(Winner will be notified by 5pm Mon. August 9)

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DJ PREMIER // THE MASTER

Monday, June 14th, 2010 by John

PREMMO

DJ Premier is considered by many fans and hip-hop purists to be the greatest hip hop producer ever. He is hailed as an architect of “Hardcore East Coast hip-hop known by its heavy drums and sparse loops.”

Hip hop rag The Source magazine named DJ Premier one of the 5 greatest producers in hip-hop history, while editors from About.com ranked him as #1 in their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list. That’s not bad for guy who got his stage name from his mum!

In an interview with XXL Magazine, DJ Premier was asked how his sound evolved, “Marley Marl is my number one inspiration. Jam Master Jay, Mixmaster Ice and UTFO. Grandmaster D and Whodini. DJ Cheese, Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa. Jazzy Jay, even Cut Creator. Seeing them do what they do. It’s black music, it’s black culture, it comes from the ghetto. How can you not relate to ghetto people when that’s the rawest form of blackness? Even though it’s not a good place in regards to the economy and how bad people have it in the neighborhood, the realism’s there, and that’s what we were born out of. So I very much pay respect by doing the same type of music in return.”

Having worked with more people than even the most dedicated hip-hop trainspotters know about, Premier is responsible for the production of Jeru the Damaja’s first two albums, has done tracks with M.O.P. KRS-One, Group Home, NAS as well as JAY-Z.

Presale tickets for this event have SOLD OUT. WE hear there may be some Door Sales for lucky people on the night.

DETAILS:

WHAT: DJ Premier

WHERE:  Shape Bar

WHEN: 10pm, Friday 18th June

SUPPORT DJs: TAKU, TRACKSMITH[paper plane project] & HEADAYKE

TICKETS: from HIGHS and LOWS STORES, PLANET VIDEO & MILLS RECORDS and online from Knowledge Music

Here’s a taste of the man himself, alongside Black Thought, Eminem and Mos Def

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