briz:b:e:a:t:s @ http://www.pulseradio.net/shows/aliak.shtml
(Brisbane time = GMT+10)
Sunday 25th February 2001
Guests this week are :
12-1pm Cat Hope [Perth experimental artist]
1-2pm DJ Jitterbug
2-3pm DJ Brad Death
3-4pm DJ Cosmo Cater
*** extra time this week ***
4-6pm replay of Griffith Uni O-Week DJ area (which was held Feb 14th)-
sets from DJ Spinstar and DJ Thorium
*** next Tuesday nights [mix:sessions] features sets from some of the
bands who performed at the Griffith Uni O-Week Party on the 14th Feb :
Supastrut + Afro Dizzi Act + The Visitors. Tune in from 9pm (Brisbane
time) Tuesday 27th Feb @ www.pulseradio.net Check the home page for
::: to chat to DJs and other listeners, goto the website & click on
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::: regular guests on briz:b:e:a:t:s include DJ Damage, DJ Sheep,
Chris Tisdell, Cosmo Cater, Synetik & Mode, Axel-x.com
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Bios follow :
:::::: Cat Hope ::::::
Cat Hope is a solo noise artist with a difference ÔøΩ- she plays bass
guitar. Based in Perth, where she performs regularly in her noise
outfit LUX MAMMOTH and band GATA NEGRA, Cat is also a composer for
contemporary dance and film, and in 1999 she toured Australia with
cross cultural movement artist RAKINI as a solo composer/musician..
Cat has had a varied and bizarre musical career; starting as a
classical flautist and ending up in her current situation as a noise,
rock and soundtrack composer performing on electric bass. She began
by writing songs for bass guitar with a chain of heavy effects and
voice in 1996, when she lived in Sicily, Italy and played, sang and
wrote for band MICEVICE, a sort of Swervedriver like combo with John
Barry guitars and 2 female vocals. The inclusion of one of her
compositions on the Susan Lawly "EXTREME MUSIC FROM WOMEN"
compilation early in 2000 led her to develop her solo bass noise
performances and subsequently tour the USA. Cat has just completed
her first solo bass noise album FETISH on Perth's Bergerk! Sound
Cat has also performed with HUGO RACE, STELLARC, JOHN ROSE, TONY BUCK,
QUARTERED SHADOWS and ONCE UPON A TIME and has completed albums with
her band GATA NEGRA, LUX MAMMOTH, as well as MICEVICE and HUGO RACE
AND THE TRUE SPIRIT.
Her music is languid and distorted, personal and disquieting,
featuring endless bass loops, feedback, static noise and generally a
bass guitar used in ways you'd never imagined possible. The sound can
range from "atmospherics to a thunderous cacophony". Cat quotes
influences as diverse as the Butthole Surfers, Morricone, John Barry,
Fennesz and Merzbow.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS...
"..Last, and worth the wait, was Cat Hope, from Australia. Another who
helped make her stage presence known with a dress that was cut to the
point of obscenity (my god, that woman's got some seriously muscular
thighs), but in Hope's case, it couldn't take your mind off the noise.
Being slowly dismembered wouldn't have taken your mind off the noise.
Using a bass (seemed detuned to me, but I could be wrong), a number of
effects pedals, a small sampler, and a laptop, Hope ended the night on
a quiet note?? at least, quiet as far as Speak in Tongues shows go??
but that didn't stop the crowd from registering, and gaping at, the
unbridled ferocity of one woman and her bass guitar. Subsonic rumbles,
feedback, minimal beats (supplied by the laptop) all combined to form
a kind of soup that merged beauty and ugliness in a quite original
way. I like what Cat Hope does, I like it a bunch, and hopefully
we'll be hearing more from her as time goes on."
-- Robert Beveridge, Cleveland Times, USA March 2000
Cat Hope - controversial Perth Solo Female experimental artist is
performing at Metro Arts, 109 Edward St., Brisbane. Sunday Night,
25th February. 7pm. Supported by Local Artists: diaspora, Iczer one,
:::::: DJ Jitterbug ::::::
"I describe my present situation as one of experimentaion, I find my
passions for different styles changes with different exposure.
Originally playing with Hard House and NRG my tastes have somewhat
progressed through filters such as House, Breakbeat and Drum and Bass.
Within the huge array of sounds there are avaliable, I would say I've
currently settled on a style of funky house. However, at the end of
the day when the guy in the record shop is shuttin the doors, I always
choose the sounds which would get me out of my chair and on the dance
"I never saw DJing as something I'd feel so passionate about, I was
always happy to be the one on the dance floor. It wasn't until a
friend of mine got some dex and I saw their potential, it was at that
moment I was hooked. I had a few friends who were playin in clubs at
the time, so it was a simple case of a carton for a lesson."
"I draw strong influences from those who play with passion, DJ's such
as Paul Holden and DJ Heaven all play what they want - how they want.
You have to agree, all clubbers enjoy the music better when the DJ is
smiling and having a good time, yeah? Artists such as the Plump DJ's,
the rest of the Finger Lickin crew and the likes of Daft Punk have
all played an important role in formulating my appreciation for dance
music and culture."
"I've been fortunate enough to play at clubs such as Technomad,
Morning Glory and the Empire. Larger events include "The Communist
Party" at the arena, put on by the Advent*jah crew. You can catch me
on the 25th of Feb in streaming audio live on briz:b:e:a:t:s on
www.pulseradio.net. If you can't find me on the dance floor you will
catch me playing at house parties and for my friends."
"As a parting word, to those on the know - "always remember the
:::::: DJ Brad Death ::::::
DJ Brad Death plays breaks and electro. He played a couple of sets
recently at Future01, including an impressive electro set with B-boy
Seiz. He's also a regular breaks'n'beats DJ at Fresh'n'Funky, Saturday
nights @ Moonbar in the Valley.
You can catch Brad Death playing on briz:b:e:a:t:s this Sunday from
2-3pm (Brisbane time=GMT+10). Check the website soon for his bio.
:::::: DJ Cosmo Cater ::::::
Bio - February 2001
As Chris Buckridge, editor of Brisbane Tribe, recently noted : "Cosmo
Cater is a name that would be familiar to just about every Brisbane
clubber. Not only is he the kid in the headphones at the top of
Scene's exhaustive club guide, he's also become a popular and
respected addition to many of Brisbane's best DJ line-ups. And
with production recently added to his string of achievements,
Cosmo is sitting comfortably near the top of Brisbane's competitive
dance scene, all by the age of 22."
This flattering summary of Cosmo's achievements within the Brisbane
dance music scene collects the many features of Cosmo's passion for
`spreading the message' of dance music throughout Australia and
Cosmo's love and knowledge of dance culture has been showcased both
through his DJing efforts last year at a number of dance parties and
clubs , and through his weekly role as Staff Writer covering dance
music for Queensland leading street press magazine, Scene. Whether
it be compiling the exhaustive club mix listings read by clubbers
throughout South East Queensland, interviewing and writing about DJs
and artists like Carl Cox, Hybrid, Richie Hawtin and Paul Oakenfold,
contributing reviews for the periodic `Fresh On Vinyl' column or
road-testing a piece of kit for Product Showcase, Cosmo is in the
thick of it, out there living and breathing dance music. This
immersion in dance culture evinces Cosmo's commitment - when he's
not DJing somewhere, he'll be out on the dancefloor or trudging the
pavements to check out the developments in all the clubs and parties
`round Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.
His passion, energy and enthusiasm have been and are continuing to be
reflected in his DJing pursuits. Playing everywhere last year from
University Orientation gigs, both Advent'jahs, Progression, Tribal
Grooves Carnival, Gatecrasher and System 6 to residencies at Viva,
Mantra and Technomad Disco-tech, Cosmo's boundless energy for getting
behind the decks and cooking up a mix have been well demonstrated.
The style Cosmo plays as a DJ is a conglomerate of different genres,
served up according to the occasion and the nature of the crowd.
Having already played a number of vastly different sets last year at
a multitude of venues and situations, the best word to describe
Cosmo's sets would be "appropriate". From a record box spanning
two-step, breaks, classics, tribal and progressive house, trance,
techno and more, there's always a measure of a fresh upfront tunes
and contemporary classics, a melange of artists such as Timo Maas,
Bedrock, Hybrid, Plump DJs, Bushwacka!, Gaetano Parisio, Adam Beyer,
Nick Holder, Peace Division and Max Graham to name a few. The music
will be intelligently and thoughtfully put together in a fashion
making full use of turntables and effects, Cosmo's scratching and
transforming being remarked upon by many punters as a highlight.
An evident love of dance music has seen Cosmo embark upon production
with studio wizard and DJ soul mate Mike Tuppin, the pair often
performing lengthy back to back DJ sets as well. The duo record
under numerous pseudonyms, including Syndicate and Mixolydian. The
lads' tracks, `Lost Empire' and `Abduction' have gained the admiration
of some of the world's finest DJs in test runs, as well as popular
support, all before release! Copies have been played by Darren
Emerson, Christopher Lawrence and Sean Quinn. Cosmo has also provided
scratching and cuts for the group Music For Pleasure, on their track,
'Fatal X' and is a member and resident DJ for the well respected
Electronic Artists Society.
Cosmo Cater's overall friendliness and ability to communicate and
fraternise with any crowd, combined with his knowledge and respect
for dance culture look set to catapult him into the 'big league' in
Upcoming Special Event Performances :
ÔøΩ Sensory Submersions @ Zen:Warehouse, Friday February 23, 1-2:30am
ÔøΩ The Cross @ Monastery featuring Judge Jules, Wednesday February 28.
ÔøΩ The Journeyer II @ Zen:Warehouse, Friday March 23.
ÔøΩ The Cross @ Monastery, Wednesdays
ÔøΩ briz:b:e:a:t:s on PulseRadio.net, regular guest DJ.
ÔøΩ Lucid @ Mantra, returning on Saturdays around April (TBC)
ÔøΩ Electronic Artists Society, quarterly special events.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org for a chat or booking
DJ Cosmo Cater will be playing on briz:b:e:a:t:s this Sunday from
3-4pm (Brisbane time=GMT+10).