‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas and the fun and funky of Perth congregated in the Hyde Park parklands for a musical celebration of summer. Seriously Sound System – RTR’s festival of local music was on again!
Hundreds basked in the 35 degree heat of the day drinking in the great tunes and the great Coopers served up to chill us out. The afternoon’s entertainment was comprised of RTR jockeys Rex Monsoon, Mama Cass and Sardi riding the decks, a sprinkle of dope rhymes from Mathas and some electro beats by The Transients, Declan and Gonzo.
At 5 o’clock The Brow Horn Orchestra took to the stage. The 9 piece ska/hip hop outfit consisting of percussion, brass, keys and vocals put on an entertaining show, grabbing the audiences’ attention with their fun music and quirky stage presence (which included partial nudity from Rezide ending up in naught but cock jocks). Taking us into the evening was the beat-mastery of Diger Rockwell, Naik and Micah VS Ben Mac.
With only a couple of hours of the night left, energetic twelve piece band Askari Afrobeat Orchestra took to the stage. This talented collective controlled the dance floor with their afro funk party music. Dan Tha Man and Rok Riley fed the vibe with a fun face-off and capping off the night was The Typhoons. The hip hop act teamed up for their last performance together before MC Able relocates to M-Town. Putting in their all, Able, Galaga, Alley and their army of talented musicians pushed out a kick-ass performance while basking in the audiences’ enthusiasm and appreciation.
RTR did it again – SSS hit the festive nail on the head!