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Unread Dec 8th, 2009, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Days Like This! (Roots Festival) Sydney 10 Jan 2010

You don't have to go all the way to Byron for an awesome Roots Festival anymore! Contact Kea of Club KTashtrophy for CHEAPER INDUSTRY TICKETS on 0411 241 812 or club_ktashtrophy @

Niche Productions, Waterfall Entertainment, and FBi presents...

Sunday, 10th January, 2010
12pm - 10pm
Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney

Days Like This! is a boutique musical event created for music lovers by music lovers.

After a stellar debut in January 2009 Days Like This!, Sydney’s unique one-day music event, will return to the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter on Sunday 10th January, 2010 bringing yet another opportunity for music enthusiasts to begin their new year in world-class style.

Niche Productions and Waterfall Entertainment have once again sought an exceptional musical selection from a diverse range of genres (including roots, funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, raggae + more), some of whom will be making their Australian debut and many others who will be performing exclusively in Sydney for Days Like This!

Days Like This! is fastly becoming a stand out festival in the line up of Sydney festivals for its ability to combine good music, shorter queues and a sophisticated and passionate crowd. The Moore Park site will host four indoor and outdoor stages, 10 bars, a diverse collection of gourmet food offerings, market stalls and on-site parking.

Last year’s Days Like This! boasted one of the coolest and most credible musical line-ups of Summer and this year they've done it again.


Days Like This! 2010 features over 40 artists including legendary international acts like METHOD MAN & REDMAN (USA), ROOTS MANUVA (UK) and CAT POWER & DIRTY DELTA BLUES (USA), as well as underground heroes UGLY DUCKLING (USA), AMP FIDDLER (USA), THEO PARRISH (USA), rising stars MAYER HAWTHORNE (USA) and MICACHU & THE SHAPES (UK), world renowned DJs like DJ MARKY (BRA) and LTJ BUKEM & MC CONRAD (UK), and of course some of Australia’s finest local talents THE CAT EMPIRE and PIVOT.

Method Man & Redman (USA)
The Cat Empire
Roots Manuva (UK)
Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues (USA)
Amp Fiddler (USA)
The Black Seeds (NZ)
DJ Marky (BRA)
Ugly Duckling (USA)
Mayer Hawthorne (USA)
LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad (UK)
Dilated Peoples (USA)
Quantic (UK)
Space Invadas
The Bamboos feat Kylie Auldist
Theo Parrish (USA)
Thunderheist (CAN)
Marva Whitney (USA)
Micachu & the Shapes (UK)
The Nextmen (UK)
Joker (UK)
Neon Indian (USA)
We Have Band (UK)
Lost Valentinos
Nickodemus (USA)
Pepe Bradock (FRA)
Cassette Kids
Lee Douglas & Lovefingers (USA)
Teenagersintokyo (DJ Set)
Brennan Green (USA)
Harmonic 313
Tom Ugly
The Swiss
Flevans (UK)
Matthias Meyer (GER)
Apsci (USA)

And Local Line-up Including:
Ro Sham Bo
Thief & Eliza Wolfgramm
Firehouse Crew
Gary Todd
DJ Ology
Simon Caldwell
Basslines Crew
Soulshaker DJs
Noel Boogie
DJ Bentley


If you want to be the first to know about anything and everything about Days Like This!, be sure to check out and join the mailing list to receive all Days Like This! news and updates.

Check out Days Like This! Social networking sites as well:


Tickets to Days Like This! 2010 are now on sale.
In order to maintain the unique, relaxed and rarefied festival experience that patrons remember from last year’s inaugural Days Like This! event, tickets are limited in number.

Direct Links to Tickets Online:!&skin=1356!

Contact Kea of Club KTashtrophy on 0411 241 812 or club_ktashtrophy @

$100 - Standard Ticket - Save $25!!
$150 - VIP Ticket - not available online (Area located upstairs in the Forum and includes: VIP bathroom, 2 bars, indoor air-conditioned area overlooking the Forum stage, couches and limited capacity of 300. Artists will be hanging out there as well as media and industry people. Also VIP entrance at the main gate.)

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Artist Bios:

Method Man + Redman
Check out the freshest of the fresh METHOD MAN & REDMAN! Yes, that’s right. We’re talking the Grammy Award-winning founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, and the one and only Redman of Def Squad fame. Signed to the infamous Def Jam label, the almighty hip hop duo dropped their second album Blackout! 2 this year exactly one decade after their 1999 debut Blackout!

The Cat Empire
Just after stepping off the plane direct from their European tour, THE CAT EMPIRE have announced they will be playing as part of the Days Like This! line-up on Jan 10. The Empire have been dying to get back to Sydney, and when approached by Days Like This!, they could not avoid the obvious, relishing the perfect opportunity to play their old track Days Like These - so expect a bit of a retrospective when they hit the stage!

Roots Manuva
With an illustrious career spanning over a decade and a half, award winning British rapper/producer ROOTS MANUVA has been spearheading the hip hop, dub and electronica movement since 1994. His masterful work has gained worldwide recognition and opened doors for artists like The Streets and Dizzee Rascal, and it is an absolute honour to have Roots Manuva headlining the second ever Days Like This! in 2010 with his 6-piece band in their only Sydney performance!

Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
Ethereal Atlanta songstress CAT POWER is coming back to Australia for an exclusive Sydney performance at Days Like This! Accompanied by her band DIRTY DELTA BLUES featuring drummer Jim White (Dirty Three), guitarist Judah Bauer (Blues Explosion), keyboardist Greg Foreman (Delta 72) and Eric Papparazi on bass. CAT POWER & DIRTY DELTA BLUES will work their magic in one super-special set not to miss at Days Like This!

Amp Fiddler
Legendary Detroit singer, songwriter and producer extraordinaire Joseph 'Amp' Fiddler, whose musical styles include funk, soul, dance and electronic music, has had the pleasure of working with artists of the highest calibre such as Prince, Jamiroquai, George Clinton and Moodymann. Another Days Like This! exclusive show AMP FIDDLER is sure to get the groove on!

The Black Seeds
Crossing boundaries with a fusion of dub, funk, afrobeat, and soul, mixed with vintage reggae bass, New Zealand 8-piece THE BLACK SEEDS will brighten any stage with their supremely danceable dynamic and you’ll only be able to see them at Days Like This!

Signed to legendary UK label Warped Records last year, Sydney’s own three-man machine PIVOT have gained international renown for their awe-inspiring instrumentals. It’s with great pleasure that Days Like This! invites these hometown heroes of experimental rock to the festival for an exclusive set in 2010.

Ugly Duckling
After 15 years in the US hip-hop scene, riotous group UGLY DUCKING featuring MCs Dizzy Dustin and Andy Cooper, and Young Einstein with his famous dookie gold chain, have mastered the art of getting audiences jumping and singing along to their infamous combination of rhythm, rhyme and humour. It’s exciting times for the trio with their new album Audacity out earlier this year. Expect to take part in some hell crazy stage antics when they take over the stage at Days Like This! in their only Sydney performance!

Mayer Hawthorne
New school soul sensation MAYER HAWTHORNE has just released his second critically lauded full length album A Strange Arrangement and is making his way to Australia for the first time ever! Days Like This! is delighted to have this vinyl junkie’s one and only Sydney show. Few expect such heartfelt sentiment to come from a 29-year-old white kid from Ann Arbor, but Mayer Hawthorne has won the ears and hearts of BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson and producer/DJ Mark Ronson. Mayer Hawthorne is living proof that retro is no longer throwback music - revival is progression!

LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad
With nearly two decades on the drum’n’bass scene LTJ BUKEM is known as an innovator and originator, crafting some of the finest jazzy atmospheric drum’n’bass the world has ever heard. LTJ Bukem will be joined on the Days Like This! stage by long time friend and collaborator MC CONRAD in the pair’s only Sydney appearance!

Dilated Peoples
Based in California, DILATED PEOPLES have achieved fame in the US underground hip hop community, energizing the rap underground in a similar fashion to fellow West Coast crew Jurassic 5. The stage show will feature turntable maestro DJ Babu and MCs RAkaa Iriscience & Evidence. Days Like This! is proud to present the band’s only Sydney show on their virgin Australia tour!

QUANTIC (DJ Set) is a musician, DJ and record producer made in Worcestershire, now based in Colombia. His music draws upon elements of salsa, bossa nova, soul, funk and jazz. Holland himself plays guitar, bass, double bass, piano, organ, saxophone and percussion. Much of his sound is original composition with little in the way of sampling of other artists' material. When asked to describe what type of music he produces, Holland said: 'You're asking the wrong person really, but some stuff is hip- hop-orientated, some stuff is at house tempo, but not necessarily 'house' music, some of it has a strong Latin influence, some of it has a strong African influence, and some of it is just a mix-up of loads of styles.' Quantic will have his DJ hat on for an exclusive set at Days Like This! 2010 so get your dancing shoes ready!

The Bamboos
Australian masters of deep funk and super-heavy soul THE BAMBOOS FEAT: KYLIE AULDIST, a treasured Melbourne songstress who has worked with the likes of Renee Geyer and Jimmy Barnes, are festival favourites for good reason. The Bamboo’s smooth soul-funk will go down a sweet treat in their only Sydney show at Days Like This! in 2010.

19-year-old JOKER burst onto the dubstep and grime scene last year and was quickly named Pitchfork’s 2008 Producer Of The Year. His latest release Kapsize002 sold out in two days and his productions are battered by DJs including Appleblim, Pinch, Plastician and Rustie. Prepare for a sensory overload when Joker takes on Days Like This!

Marva Whitney
Comparable to Aretha Franklin and other greats though way too gutsy and funky to cross over to the mainstream, MARVA WHITNEY is known by funk devotees as one of the rawest, brassiest, most powerful divas the genre has ever produced. Along with fellow funk belters Lyn Collins and Vicki Anderson, Whitney made her name singing with the James Brown Revue for a few years, and her limited, much-sampled recordings for Brown-associated labels now fetch astronomical sums on the collector's market. It is a great honour to have Marva Whitney gracing Days Like This! for her one and only Sydney show.

The Nextmen
Critically acclaimed UK production/songwriting duo THE NEXTMEN, consisting of Dom Search & Brad Baloo, return to Australia with their fourth studio album Join The Dots. Released in August this year The Nextmen will grace the stage at Days Like This! in what will be their only Sydney appearance. Expect grand hip hop drum sets combined with killer electronic bass lines!

Micachu and the Shapes
MICACHU is the moniker of a major new talent! 21 year old English songwriter and producer Mica Levi performs a brand of experimental pop that is utterly mesmerising. Classically trained Micachu likes to keep things rough around the edges with fat beats and tantalising melodies. For their debut Australian trip MICACHU & THE SHAPES (her two shapely band mates) will make their only Sydney performance at Days Like This! extra special!

Canadian electronic duo THUNDERHEIST are producer Grahm Zilla (from Montreal) and MC Isis (from Toronto). With the release of their self-titled debut album earlier this year, Thunderheist make their way to Australia and are ready to rock Days Like This! exclusively!

We Have Band
It’s been quite a year for the three members of WE HAVE BAND. Having only played their debut gig a year ago, the electro trio are now regarded as one of the most exciting bands coming out of London-town. Put on your dancing shoes when We Have Band make their way to Australia for the first time to play Days Like This!

From the early days of Giant Step to today's Turntables on the Hudson parties, NICKODEMUS has been a key element in the NYC dance music scene for over 10 years. And now he’s finally ready to unleash his sophomore album Sun People! Exploring the intersection of urban and world music with sounds of funk, folk, jazz, hip hop, house and dub - all with a message of peace, awareness & love for the dance; Nickodemus brings the love to Days Like This! in 2010.

Cassette Kids
Sydney indie dance band CASSETTE KIDS come to the Days Like This! fold fresh from supporting Lily Allen, The Presets, the Ting Tings and Grafton Primary. The rightfully hyped locals will hit the stage armed with songs from their forthcoming debut album. Exciting times!

Pepe Bradock
Paris’ PÉPÉ BRADOCK, aka Julien Auger, is the man responsible for ‘Deep Burnt,’ one of the most lusciously gorgeous house tracks of the past decade and a staple of deep house DJs for years. A DJ, producer and remixer in the house scene, Pépé Bradock will be in full swing at Days Like This! 2010 on his debut Australian visit!

Tom Ugly
Sydney whiz kid TOM UGLY, who won triple j’s inaugural “Unearthed High” competition last year (then known as [is]), will play Days Like This! as a fresh year 12 graduate! Nominated for Qantas’ 2009 Spirit Of Youth Award (SOYA) in the Music Category, overachieving boy-genius Tom Ugly and band will be celebrating at Days Like This! 2010 playing songs from his debut self-titled EP.

TEENAGERSINTOKYO (DJ SET) began life as a really hot DJ team frequenting cool underground indie clubs, Modular parties and advertising functions before they became a fully fledged live band. teenagersintokyo will return to their DJing roots for Days Like This!

Brennan Green
DJ and producer BRENNAN GREEN is an underground disco luminaries and legend. He has his own label, Chinatown, and pioneered the ground breaking NY parties Pop Your Funk and Junky Blues that made every guy with a lumberjack beard start wanting to play disco. See Brennan Green’s only Sydney show at Days Like This!

Harmonic 313
Joining the line-up is the latest moniker for cult electronic pioneer Mark Pritchard HARMONIC 313. Following on from the seductive 60’s easy listening vibe of Harmonic 33, Pritchard switches from being past to future focussed. 33 has become 313, a nod to the area code of Detroit known for the dark futuristic sounds that underpin Pritchard’s new project, fusing dub-step with hip hop and heavy electronics.

Matthias Meyer
DJ, producer and Liebe*Detail key artist MATTHIAS MEYER hails from the quiet town of Lueneberg, near Hamburg, Germany. As a young, excited music lover, the hi-tech sounds of Detroit and Chicago spoke to Matthias, and encouraged him to seek the excitement and hustle of nearby Hamburg's diverse club scene. From here he let music take control, actively promoting this newfound scene in his local towns with the Sfunkt DJ collective, organising parties that would bring the electronic message to an otherwise dance-less area. In 2010 he brings his magic to Days Like This!

Comprised of New York MC/producer Raphael LaMotta and Filipino/Australian vocalist Dana Diaz-Tutaan, and dabbling in sounds that span across hip hop, electro and raw acoustics, husband and wife duo APSCI are signed to the prestigious Quannum label, have toured with Blackalicious and have already built up quite an impressive profile overseas with the success of their Thanks For Asking album. They round up the incredible 2010 Days Like This! line-up.

Lee Douglas & Lovefingers
DJs LOVEFINGERS & LEE DOUGLAS as individuals are integral members of the disco elite. With their powers combined these dancefloor maestros produce deep sexy disco, filthy rock, twisted house, pumping high energy, big room techno and an anything goes attitude. Lovefingers & Lee Douglas will rock your world at Days Like This!

The Swiss
In a time when everyone who isn’t Crookers is claiming to be a “disco act”, there is an insurmountable wash of pretenders. THE SWISS, however, are a legit live disco band whose existence is based entirely on flavour and good times rather than the Cobra Snake and fitted caps. The Swiss bring their crisp and snappy drums that cause pregnancies, quicksand lazer-sludge bass, dizzy pops & flourishes, melody rays and synthesised strings that glide on the thermal currents of life exclusively to Days Like This!
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YouTube Videos to Get you in the right mood:

The Cat Empire - Days Like These

Nickodemus - Sun Children

Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So Maybe No

Marva Whitney - Things Got To Get Better

Flevans - Small Room Syndrome

Mayer Hawthorne - The ills

Quantic & His Combo Barbaro - Linda Morena

The Black Seeds - One Step At A Time

amp fiddler - You Could Be Mine (Feat. Neco - Afro Strut (US

Roots Manuva - Colossal Insight
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Days Like This 2010 - selected artists and remixes showcase - Mixed by Huwston
1. Dilated Peoples – Back Again
2. Redman & Method Man – Ayo
3. Roots Manuva – Do Nah Bodda Mi
4. Amp Fiddler w/ Sly & Robbie – U
5. Quantic & His Flowering Inferno – Mi Chocolatina
6. Kylie Auldist – In A Week, In A Day (Ashley Beedle Edit)
7. Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out
8. Nickodemus feat Apani – The Spirit Within
9. The Black Seeds – Shazzy Dub
10. 2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is*
11. The Nextmen feat Ms Dynamite – The Lions Den
12. Space Invadas – Life
13. The Bamboos feat Lyrics Born – Turn It Up
14. Ugly Duckling – Turn It Up
15. Pure P – Smokin Blunts
16. Flevans – Hold On (Hint Remix)
17. LCD Soundystem – 45:33 (Theo Parrish Remix)
18. Amp Fiddler – Ridin
19. Cheek – Venus (Pepe Bradock Remix)
20. Roots Manuva – Let The Spirit (Hot Chip Remix)
21. Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt
22. Marva Whitney – Unwind Yourself
23. Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills
24. Quantic – Perception (Nu: Tone Remix)
25. DJ Marky & XRS – LK (Scorpio Remix)

75 odd mins

(*Please note I played the wrong side of the Joker 'Digidesign' 12"... d'oh! This artist is not performing at Days Like This! but the we think the tune represents the flavour that'll be laid down by Joker - whilst we're on the topic, for clarity, this is a selection of things that some of the artists playing DLT have done during their career. The lineup does not include all of the artists featured on the tracklist, so for full lineup details go to
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