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Friday16 November 2012

Freestyle with Tido, Bobby Brazuka & T-Rice

at Tyler Street Garage, 120 Quay Street, Britomart, Auckland CBD
Friday is here again and Tido is here to kick the night off with some funk, hip hop and soulful beats. Tido has been recording and performing as a percussionist with various bands from his home town and touring around Australasia since the late 90’s and found his love for music from a very young age. As well as travelling over Aus and NZ, Tido has been around the world collection tips and tunes from different countries so you will find elements of Europe and South America throughout his beats.
Up next is Bobby Brazuka, he’s been off the TSG radar for a while so let’s welcome him back with open arms. Think Brazilian Funk mixed with Samba and Bossa with Soul and Hip Hop and you will understand what the man is all about. Known as the Ambassador of Brazilian music in New Zealand, Bobby will get you guys twirling and dancing along from the off.

Finishing our night of DJ’s tonight is T-Rice until the early hours. T-Rice is most famous for his love of Boogie Funk however give him a vibe that you want to party and he will throw out Hip Hop, R n B, Disco, House and Club mixes to get your heart pumping so watch this space!

Kurt aka DJ Tido, has been involved in music since he was knee high to a weta.
Hailing from Christchurch, Kurt has been recording and performing as a percussionist with various bands from his hometown and touring around Australasia since the late 90’s.
He has performed with a variety of musicians and producers some of which include: Hollie Smith, Ladi 6, Shapshifter, Nathan Haines, Scribe, The Shocking Pinks, Solaa, Oval Office, Soane, and Departure Lounge.

Along with life as a musician Kurt has been collecting music since his youth, amassing an extensive vinyl collection. A natural conclusion was to play these records out in public which he has been doing as a Dj for over 13 years. He has spun records around New Zealand and Australia as well as performances in the USA, Canada, Africa and the UK.
He currently hosts the Actual Proof radio show on Base fm every Wednesday morning with a focus on soul filled music spanning Jazz, Funk, Disco, Latin, Afrobeat, Reggae and Hiphop

Kurt has spent time behind the turntables in support of some great artists, such as : Mr Scruff, Lee Perry, The Mad Professor, Jazzanova, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Recloose, Opensouls, and Electric Wire Hustle, among others.

After a recent world trip in which he spent time studying percussion and attending music festivals in Brazil, Cuba, USA and West Africa, Kurt accumulated a wealth of knowledge and inspiration in which to extend his musical expression.

About Bobby Brazuka: Bobbito Brazuka was born and bred in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he developed his love for Samba, Bossa, Funk and Hip Hop on his teenage years.
When he moved to Auckland, New Zealand his musical love mixed with other influences from his adopted land such as Dub, Reggae and Drum’n’Bass.
A Brazilian Japanese based in New Zealand Bobbito Brazuka wears his bicultural roots on his sleeve. Literally – ask him nicely and he will proudly show off his tattoos depicting his connection to Aotearoa ( New Zealand ), the importance of his family back in Brazil and his love of music and football. And just like the artwork etched on his arms, his records tell a story.
Bobbito Brazuka a World Citizen. - Facebook

About T.Rice: Auckland-based DJ. Playing out since 2000. Regular show host on George FM. Often works with Sambro. Was based in Melbourne 2002-05. Has supported the Nextmen, Mark De Clive Lowe, Opensouls. Promoter of regular club night Funk Affair at Rakinos, featuring funk, hip hop DJs from Melbourne.
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