Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique:DJ Food, DJ Cheeba And DJ Moneyshot (USA)
FRI 21ST FEBRUARY
$59 + b/f
Remix, Recreate and Reimagine Beastie Boys Paul’s Boutique
3 years, 3 DJs and over 150 tracks in the making, Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix remixes, recreates and reimagines the Beastie Boys tour de force and genre-defining sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique and now this reworking of what some call the Sgt. Peppers’ of hip-hip is taking the stage in Sydney and Melburne and Perth Festival. Helmed by 3 DJs FOOD, CHEBA and MONEYSHOT, this has been a homework project of epic proportions more than just a mixtape.
Paul’s Boutique sustained strut but also developed a kind of shimmying soulful expression. Teeming with samples, it can respectfully be described as much-loved bastard child of a thousand fathers. A list of samples runs at five pages and includes a wide and vast array of genres and artists ranging from well known artists such as Kool and The Gang, Chic, Tower Of Power, The Beatles, The Eagles, The Commodores, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC that resulted in the creation of a musical amalgamation that was not geared towards satisfying the commercial masses. Paulâ€™s Boutique is legend, iconic not just in the hip-hop sphere, but far beyond.
Embarking on the near impossible mission, DJs FOOD, CHEBA and MONEYSHOT sorted through the labyrinthian mess of samples used on Paul’s Boutique and the sourced all original vinyl samples of all the tracks that the hip-hop trio and production crew The Dust Brothers used to create it. Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix is the result, weaving together all the original samples plus a cappellas, period interviews and the Beastiesâ€™ own audio commentary from the reissued release into an electrifying audio-visual experience that is slick, fresh yet nostalgic, and completely unmissable.
DJ Food (aka Strictly Kev) is best described as Food for DJs, simple as that, just flip it around and it begins to mean something entirely different. He DJs out regularly, travelling all over the world and creating a stir wherever he plays! He is amazingly versatile, both in the variety of tunes and his skills on the decks, playing a mix of jazzy, funky breaks, bootlegs, hip hop and usually building the set to a drum & bass crescendo that has the crowd going nuts. The ever-eclectic DJ Moneyshot has won a mad decent following for his killer mixtapes, bubbling live sets, and party-smacking tunes. His style is air tight, and best described as â€œdance floor beats with hip-hop skills,â€ if you’re asking.
DJ Cheeba is the sight and sound of Solid Steelâ€™s new school. Hailed as one of the most progressive audio visual artists around today, Cheeba has found an audience world wide with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation.