Friday, December 18th, 2009 by John

In 2008 Grandmaster Roc Raida graced the shores of Perth, Western Australia. While here he sat down for a chat with Cut & Paste.

After we got our communication mixed up Roc Raida ending up waiting for over 45mins in the Rosemount courtyard as we battled peak hour traffic to get there. Luckily Sam Price [aka Naik] was there to chat away to the great man.

Once we arrived Mr. Raida has no ill feelings for the mix up and was one of the most amazing people we had the chance to meet and chat to.

A True Legend. 
Rest In Peace.



Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 by Cassie


Last week Rahzel was in town!  Teaming up with DJ JS-1, Bitter Belief and Porsah Laine they stopped in at The Rosemount to join Diger Rockwell, Fdel, Armee and L-Street  for a Thursday night party!

When a young Rahzel was practicing his very first sounds – going about his day with a constant “brrrr – qiiiii – dum – dum” accompanying his step, he must have sounded a little kookoo.  But the years of training and refining his technique have paid off earning himself the reputation of being (arguably) the best beatboxer that walks the earth.

As the night turned into morning the packed out venue was fists in the air pumped.  Fans enjoyed a beatbox session from acclaimed albums Make The Music and Rahzel’s Greatest Knockouts. Creating sounds of drums, bass, piano and vocals with his mouth, throat and gut he single handedly impersonated a number of hip hop / rock classics by the Wu Tang Clan, Black Sabbath, Jay Z, Notorious BIG, The White Stripes Lauren Hill and more. He kicked a lot of familiar beats and the energy and sound exerted quenched the crowds thirst for hip hop.  A couple of new covers chucked in were Alicia Keys’ No One and Kanye West’s Gold Digger.  Rounding off the night was original If Your Mother Only Knew prompting an appreciative roar from onlookers.

Rahzel live = a must see



Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by John


Best known as one of the original members of The Roots, Rahzel is the modern day connoisseur behind the art-form know as “fifth element” of hip-hop culture – beatboxing.

It was over two years ago, back in Feb 2007 that Rahzel last blew the minds & ears of Perth heads with his multi-tasking skills of beatboxing, rapping and singing.

Rahzel will be joined onstage by DJ JS-1 of the Rock Steady Crew.

Live supports Bitter Belief, Porsah Laine & Diger Rokwell
DJ’s Fdel, Armee & L-Street

Thurs. Nov. 12
Rosemount Hotel //



Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 by John

So it has come to that time of the year again where the Perth Dance Music Awards [PDMA] take over the Perth landscape and everyone in town runs around to get their mate to vote for them.

Coming into it’s 11th year the PDMA’s is regarded in Perth, as the premier awards for the ‘Dane’ music community. So this year we thought we would help you all out, when it comes to your voting…

The PDMA Awards night will take place at The Rosemount Hotel on Sunday Dec. 6th, 3pm – 10pm, as we take a week off from the Cut & Paste Sundae sessions.

Entry is Free… So get down and support your local scene. //



Best House // Ben Mac
Best Techno // DJ Travis [aka Massiv Trav]
Best Dub Step // yLem or Sibilance
Best Drum & Bass DJ // Shockone
Best Hip-Hop DJ // Charlie Bucket or Ta-ku
Best Female DJ // Mono Lisa
Best Breaks DJ // Philly
Best New Talent // NAIK
Best Live Act // The Typhoons or NAIK
Best MC // Mathas or Able
Best Hip-Hop Act // NAIK or The Typhoons
Best Broken Beat Producer // Shockone
Best Record Label // Paper Chain
Best Bar/Pub Venue // Rosemount Hotel
Best Flyer // Cut & Paste: Issue 7 Launch
Best Club Night //  Destination?
Best Downtempo / Electro / Other Producer // NAIK
Outstanding Contribution // Boomtick
Best Nightclub // Ambar
Best Local Tune //  NAIK The Last Parade or Shockone [feat. Reija Lee] Polygo
Best Scene Photograph //  No. 23 – Cut & Paste’s own Nicole Norelli!



Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 by John

A typhoon hit Australian soils, damaging speakers and affecting hundreds of locals in the nations west. The raving storm measuring at 100 decibels impinged North Perth on Friday night, creating floods of people and mass pandemonium!

Targeting The Rosemount Hotel, funky hip hop band The Typhoons unleashed their long awaited album Pleasure Is A Freedom Song. Emcees Galaga and Able head a band of 10 artists which includes the beautiful voice of Natalie Alley and 7 savvy musicians on drums, keys, strings and brass. These talents combine to create a funky ensemble of soulful sounds, insightful reflections and good times.

Making their mark in the local music scene for the past four years, the groups’ popularity is apparent by the impressive turnout. Around a few hundred people battled the blistering cold to check out what the guys have been up to lately. Dome Sunset and Maxy Bills greeted the ears upon entry, followed by Boom Bap Pow who ensured everyone warmed up. By 11pm the atmosphere was jovial and the venue had reached capacity.

The Typhoons blew on stage and unleashed their swankin’ new tracks including The Build, Automated, Mrs Mystery and The Need. A highlight in the dawn of the set was a brief appearance from fellow local emcee Mathas for a collaborative track. Drinking in the crowds’ enthusiasm, vocalists Able, Galaga and Alley projected the astute raps and soulful hooks of Pleasure Is A Freedom Song. It was Bad News when the set came to an end – but this debut single was a pumping way to round off the night.

Support your local by picking up a copy of Pleasure Is A Freedom Song or Bad News from 78 Records.

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Review & Photos Cassie Hart // 2009


Cut & Paste Soundsystem @ Serif

Sunday, June 14th, 2009 by John

Cut & Paste Soundsystem Play Serif

Serif is a new night aiming to promote Perth’s own creative culture.
A forward thinking exploration into electronic music and a place of showcase for designers with limited prints for sale on the night.
Serif is a monthly night held at bar Four5Nine @ The Rosemount Hotel
This month’s instalment will feature DJs //
Micah,  Blade Jackson and the Cut & Paste Soundsystem
(Spinning an exclusive acappella mash-up set)
Artists //
Drew Smoker, V. Hockey, Jim Hensby and Reece Polain

Thursday June 18 // Doors Open 8pm // $10 on the door