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Friday8 March 2013

Boom-Sticks Ft. Frank Booker, Benwah, Cyril Orson

at Ink, 268 Karangahape Road, Newton
Boom-Sticks Ft. Frank Booker, Benwah & Cyril Orson
Ink Bar

Like the name suggests, this is a night all about phat sounds!

• Frank Booker
• Benwah
• Cyril Orson

10pm - late
$10 at the door

Emerging from the shadows at the beginning of 2009, Frank Booker has seemingly come from nowhere to unleash a barrage of Disco fueled bombs on unsuspecting dancefloors worldwide. First signed to boutique London record label, Untracked Recordings, Booker released the 'Brothers EP', featuring 3 choice cuts, swiftly marked him out as an emerging artist to watch, gathering record of the week at Piccadily Records UK, and also rocketing to the top of the sales charts on Juno Records. The follow up, 'Paper Cuts' b/w 'Get On' cemented his growing reputation and lead to remixes alongside Recloose for Latin Grammy winners Los Amigos Invisbles (Lovemonk Records, Spain), and Based on Kyoto (Japan).

Frank's records have been supported by scene heavyweights such as Ashley Beedle, Todd Terje, Mark E, Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space / DFA), The Revenge, and DJ Day amongst others.

All of this brought the elusive Frank to the attention of Kenji Sakajiri, the A&R man for esteemed Japanese Record label, Wonderful Noise.
Kenji signed Frank for a special limited edition Mix CD (Out on the Super Limited edition BlackBelt label), and a Double EP for Wonderful Noise, due in early 2011.
The EPs feature remixes by Mark E (Jisco/Under The Shade), Kez YM (YORE) and Cosmic Boogie.

Frank also co-hosts the highly acclaimed ‘Hit It & Quit It’ radio show alongside Recloose. Hosted every Monday night on George FM (Auckland, New Zealand), and consistently leading in ratings for the station, the show has become one of the station’s most popular.
The pair also co-host a regular clubnight based on the radio show. Thus far, 'The Hit It & Quit It Revue' has featured guest performances from the likes of the legendary Moodymann (Planet E), Dam Funk (Stones Throw), Kon (BBE), Trus'me (Fat City), and DJ Day (Melting Pot).The revue also had the privilege of performing at the closing party of the 2010 Sydney Arts Festival. As a DJ, Frank's music spans a wide array of quality dance music: From deepest Disco, to 80's boogie and quality modern house, as well as some super special re-edits all put together with a focus firmly on the dancers. - Facebook

There’s a lot you can say about a DJ but the best thing for a DJ to say is nothing. Just play the records, mate. Which is what Benwah has been doing for over a decade. A DJ that prefers to let his music speak for him, Ben focuses on getting on with the job. He reads a room, sizes up the sensibility, then leads everyone on a musical journey that leaves them happy and enlightened. Not content to simply bang out the hits, he draws on his extensive knowledge and experience to unearth old and new classics to keep the audience on their toes. He’s honed his skills with an impressive resumé of gigs throughout the world, including numerous local club and bar residences. His style is difficult to pin down, a fitting testament to his willingness to explore different music and scenes. Suffice to say he knows a good track when he hears it and the right time it should be played

About Cyril Orson: Relocated from France to NZ in 2004. Has supported Kevin Saunderson, Mike Monday, Dirt Crew, 16 Bit Lolitas, DJ T, Stacey Pullen, Derrick Carter, Dick Johnson, Matt Drake, Philippa, Angela Fisken, Greg Churchill. Runs regular club nights Soniktonik, Republik, La Nuit, and digital-only record label Bootik Records.
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