Fort Knox Five are the kings of new-age funk. Their signature rollicking basslines and horn-injected, soul-slapped beats have long been the benchmark for breakbeat producers. A quick flick through the record crates of any breaks, beats, or nu-funk DJ will be sure to show up a Fort Knox pressing or five.
So it’s with great pleasure to say that we’ll be doing a 4-deck AV set before FK5′s Jon H at Roxanne Parlour on the 11th of Feb (more deets here).
If you don’t know Fort Knox Five, here’s a crash course…
‘Funk 4 Peace’ – regulars to our Nice & Ego nights at Loop bar in Melbourne may well recognise this rad vid from Fort Knox.
‘Shift’ – As you can see, when you’re Fort Knox Five you can get the likes of Afrika Bambaataa in studio with you.
‘Beatles – Revolution (FK5 Remix)’ – well tasty re-edit, nice clip too yeah?
Mr Nice Rane 68 Showcase – 3 Deck Live Remix Routine (Lewis Cancut – Low)
Posted by Mr Nice
November 15th, 2010
Invited to showcase the all new Rane 68 Mr. Nice went to work a couple of moths ago, polishing a little routine to display the live cabalities of the mixer.. Plugging in 3 turntables and accessing a 4th channel loaded with samples Mr. Nice remixes live Lewis Cancut’s ‘Low’ by throwing in acapella drops, dicers and live 68 effect..
In between Mr Nice rocking the Melbourne Fringe and Ego working on his tan we’ve been getting busy in the studio and are stoked to announce that we’ll be unveiling an all-new ‘Nice and Ego’ show over Summer. We’ve decided to step things up a notch and have pulled together an Australian-first four deck AV DJ show which is truly something extra-special for your eyes and ears.
For the regular party peep: We’re doubling your dose of dance-floor bangers and upping the ante of gob-smacking visuals, to deliver a show that’s bigger, busier, brighter and tighter than before.
We’re launching the show in Perth at the Marquee Festival on New Year’s Day and hope to see you at a Nice and Ego show in your home town shortly thereafter. Here’s the promo vid we did for the Perth gig to give you an idea of how we do…
Mr Nice rocks the Fringe Opening Party – birthday party stylee
Posted by Mr Nice
October 4th, 2010
It was Mr Nice’s Birthday and what a great way to celebrate! The Fringe organisers made sure to get him well drunk and even the crowd all chipped in for a big happy birthday sing along at the end. In fact the gig went so well he got asked back to rock the closing party as well – with a whole new set!
Hey yo. Big thanks to all the peeps who have made it down to a Nice and Ego gig over the past few months, they’ve all been an absolute blast. And the party doesn’t look like letting up any time soon as we’re coming across more and more great visuals and banging tracks, plus we’ve got some mad new ideas ready for Summer (but that’s a story for another day).
Many of the tunes that are blowing up in our sets at the mo’ have come from our good friends, the Track Team DJs who are churning out some epic edits from their home-town of Adelaide. From hip hop to breakbeat and drum n bass to dubstep, these guys are bass-hungry, funk-heavy, party-startin’ beat purveyors of the highest order. Check out their dubstep take on Miike Snow’s Animal (I call this my ‘Animals Went In 2×2′ video edit)…
With no tan and a big hangover Mr Nice returns from a short QLD tour. After shaking the zebra’s at Gold Coast’s Swinging Safari’s and then giving Brisbane’s X&Y a special AV show to conclude their first birthday celebrations.. Mr Nice returns a happy man. A few snippets as captured on a happy punter’s iPhone: (thanks for the upload dude!)