• Hip Hop Dance

    Knowledge: The Lost Element of Hip Hop

    And so I continue my lifelong quest for Hip Hop enlightenment.  There’s too much shit floating around the web, even more so than when I started blogging about hip hop back in 2006. Facebook and Twitter connect us to artists but no one’s really finding the quality stuff and filtering it for those who care. My goal for this blog is to continue sharing information about Hip Hop culture to raise awareness, appreciation, support and participation for the practitioners to keep doing their thing in a positive way that benefits others. I focus a lot more on the dance side of Hip Hop since that’s where my passion lies, after…

  • Radikal Forze Jam 2013
    Events,  International

    Event Review (SINGAPORE): Radikal Forze Jam 15th Anniversary, 21-24 March 2013

    I met this bboy from Singapore, Felix Huang, who lived in Sydney for a while then bounced back to Singas (as Aussies would call it) to reunite with his crew and open his own dance studio. They now run the biggest street dance jam in south-east Asia with a jam-packed, 3 full days of battles, after parties and after-after parties. This year was the first that I could make it out there, and I am so glad that I did. After passport dramas at the airport (my passport was valid for 5 months and 3 weeks, and you need 6 months to fly anywhere), Scoot Air kindly moved my flight…

  • Australia,  Events,  Hip Hop Dance

    Our House & Soul of Sydney Present: SPIRIT OF HOUSE SECRET BLOCK PARTY – SUN MAY 5

    SOUL OF SYDNEY & OUR HOUSE PRESENT: SPIRIT OF HOUSE SECRET BLOCK PARTY | SUNDAY MAY 5 AN AFTERNOON TRIBUTE TO 30+ YEARS OF HOUSE MUSIC & ITS DISCO-FUNK ROOTS ! DATE:  SUNDAY | MAY 5 | 12PM TICKETS: Early Bird (Sold Out) | 2nd Release $5 (on Sale Now) VERY LIMITED $5 TIX ON SALE HERE AT RESIDENT ADVISOR MUSIC: , STRICTLY SEMINAL NEW YORK DISCO, CHICAGO HOUSE, GARAGE, DEEP & SOULFUL HOUSE MOMENTS & BEYOND DJ’S: Soul of Sydney DJ’ & Friends; Phil Toke, James Scott (Co-Op, Better Days Warehouse Parties) Cam Brown Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio on 2ser) Danny De Sousa (Birthday Set) Eadie Ramia Michael Zac Venue: Secret Innercity DISCO Oasis…

  • Hip Hop Dance

    Fuck It, Just Do It – Why I’m Back to Blogging

    I have an on and off love affair with blogging. It started in 2006 when I wanted to start documenting my fascination with dancing and love of hip hop and then I’d share way too much about what was going on in my personal blog. These blogs were super successful and eventually led to a string of corporate jobs, including the one I’ve been in for the past 6 years. Then priorities shifted to running my dance studio, focusing on my job and my relationship at the time. I wanted to write and kept procrastinating, until last night, I thought, “fuck it, just do it.” I say that a lot…

  • Australia,  Events

    Hip Hop Dance Event (AUS): Rock the Block street dance jam, 21 April 2013

    My good friend Brooke has finally opened her new street dance studio in Wollongong after years of hard work. She is a massive inspiration to me and I want to support her as much as I can.  To celebrate, she’s holding a block party complete with dance battles with music by Sydney’s finest Hip Hop, funk, soul, house and overall good music DJs, Naiki and Phil Toke. Street Beatz Dance Studio in Wollongong, NSW presents ROCK THE BLOCK – Outdoor dance battles and block party * Outdoors Car Park Entry, Open battles and live graffiti in the studio! Registration will be 11.45 – 12.30pm SHARP! $10 2 on 2 –…