B'day Boat Beats
Local broken beat crew Adicts are indeed jolly good fellows. Not just because of their hell parties but also coz they have the nuts to bring actual cutting edge acts to Brisbane. And the 2nd Birthday Boat party? Forget about it! Three levels and three stages on the fantastic Kookaburra Queen? Utah Saints and the Beat Vandals? Hip hip hoorah! Hereâ€™s what the crew have to say about it.
If it wasnâ€™t for Adicts, Brisbane would be missing out on these â€˜hot right nowâ€™ acts, how do you go about selecting who to bring out? Is there an Adicts formula?
We donâ€™t limit ourselves to any one type of act or style, weâ€™ll consider every artist, but we tend to bring out the acts that are inspiring and impressing us, taking great pride in picking them up when theyâ€™re on the rise and then seeing their international profile take shape.
Utah Saints! How did you hook those guys?
An opportunity to pick up the legendary Utah Saints? The decision is not a hard one. You definitely need a balance of booking and bringing out well known and established acts and also the rising talent that not many have heard of yet. Guys like Breakfastaz, Aquasky, A Skillz, Friendly, Rogue Element, and Utah Saints are exactly the kind of acts that weâ€™ll always take on to keep this balance â€“ câ€™mon, itâ€™s the U-U-Utah Saints!
And during daylight hours, will that affect the nature of the tunes?
We have two main stages. The Breaks & Enter stage will host the likes of Beat Vandals and Nick Thayer and will be 100% broken beats. Blah Blah Blah, which is also the title of our upcoming club night, is more eclectic and pushes cutting-edge styles and party tunes of the broken beat and 4-4 varieties. If youâ€™ve ever been to an ADICTS event, you will know not to expect any sort of chill out session - you can get this from the third stage. But for the main stages, weâ€™ve learnt that our audience loves nothing more than to get down and dance hard from the moment they arrive.
What about for the afterparty at Birdee Num Num?
Joining Adicts Collective will be an encore performance from Nick Thayer & Nâ€™Fa (1200 Techniques) â€“ otherwise known as Rok Raydio. Weâ€™ve billed them for a 2 hour slot but it may just be one as itâ€™s rumoured that there may be an encore performance from one of our international headliners.
Adicts 2nd Birthday Boat Party on the Kookaburra Queen sails from Eagle Street Pier on Sunday January 11 at 1.30pm. The After Party fires up at Birdee Num Num from 7pm.