NEW MUSIC FROM HEAPS DECENT: ANYWHERE BUT HERE

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In September last year, A-Trak came to Australia with the Parklife tour. While he was here he joined Heaps Decent in Wagga Wagga, NSW where we took him to Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre for a day of music making with the young artists inside the centre.

Nina and Levins had spent the week beforehand running workshops at the centre, writing lyrics and practising flow and mic control. When A-Trak arrived at Shepherd’s Park, the school within Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre, everyone was ready to make something awesome.

‘Anywhere But Here’ is the product of our day spent recording with A-Trak. The four boys you can hear on the track wrote their own raps, as did MC Huz, a volunteer from Riverina Community College who joined us on the day. Some of the other boys played didgeridoo and made wild noises, which A-Trak sampled and used as the base for the beat.

We’re very proud of this song, and super thankful of A-Trak for giving up his time to join us for the session and for making ‘Anywhere But Here’ as amazing as it is! You can read A-Trak’s fantastic recount of the recording experience on his blog post from last year.

So here it is, after such a long wait, for you to download for free!

Heaps Decent feat MC Huz & The Riverina Crew – Anywhere But Here (Produced by A-Trak)

While we are offering this for free and encourage you to spread the word by sharing the song, we please ask that you consider making a donation to Heaps Decent so that we can continue running great workshops like this one. Click here to make a donation, it’s really easy and we really appreciate any amount you can afford!

Thanks again to A-Trak, to the boys and staff from Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre, to MC Huz, Thom Paton and all at Riverina Community College and to everyone at Fuzzy. Thanks also to Georgia Perry for the artwork you see above!

GENERIC PARTY NEXT FRIDAY!

Next Friday night I’ll be joining some good friends at The Civic and playing the Generic Collective‘s first birthday, headlined by Renaissance Man.

I played the first Generic party last year and have supported the crew ever since. They are good boys putting on a party with a killer lineup, come show some support!

HOLY HEART ATTACK BATMAN

I just made this for lunch (aka late brunch). I wanted to submit it to This Is Why You’re Fat but the site is down! Whyyyyyyy?

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Eggs, bacon, avocado, fried tomato and Louisiana red chilli hot sauce on French sourdough. Made by Levins.

This sandwich was made on two frog in the holes. Levins made them like this:  

  1. cut a circle out of each slice of bread with a water glass
  2. heat up a fry pan with a little butter
  3. put the bread in the pan an crack an egg in each hole
  4. let them cook then flip
  5. they’re ready when both sides are brown!

Levins fried the little holes of bread too- buttering both sides first. YUM they were super moist and buttery, almost like biscuits. Really good with the hot sauce.

I got Levins the Louisiana hot sauce from the USA foods website. They sell heaps of mad American foods that are hard to find here and postage is pretty reasonable.

GAME REVIEW: WARIOWARE D.I.Y.

I reviewed the pretty awesome new WarioWare game for Time Out, read the review here.

HEAPS DECENT: SCHOOLS RECONCILIATION CHALLENGE

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As this week is Reconciliation Week and the 10 year anniversary of the Reconciliation Bridge Walk, the New South Wales Reconciliation Council held a Schools Reconciliation Challenge to raise awareness of the concept of Reconciliation amongst young people. Yesterday, some of the Heaps Decent crew headed down to their Awards Ceremony where we were privileged to experience a fantastic choir performance by Revesby South Public School students and Major Award winner Paige Lagettie’s stellar performance of her Major Award winning song! 

NEW MIX: END OF THE NIGHT – THE RAP ONE

So I made a new mix of rap songs just in time for Halfway Crooks this weekend.

It’s the first in a series I’m gonna do featuring songs that I like to play at the end of the night. I mean I like to play most of these songs at the beginning and middle of the night too but these songs in particular are ones that I’ve ended a few parties with over the years – or continued the party with at a kick on!

Some of these songs are old, some are new, some of them are a little obscure and others were big hits. They’re all Southern rap songs either based around a soul sample or with a sing song hook. All the songs are pretty anthemic, even to a dude like me on the other side of the world from where these songs were made.

End Of The Night – The Rap One

Tracklist

GANGSTA BOO, PB, PLAYA FLY & BUN B sippin & spinnin (DIRTY DOCJAM remix)

OUTKAST feat SLEEPY BROWN elevators (me and you)

BIG MIKE world of mine

SOULJA SLIM love me or love me not

UGK use me up

THREE 6 MAFIA feat REMY MA pussy got ya hooked

MAC feat SILKK THE SHOCKER & FIEND be all you can be

OUTKAST spottieottiedopaliscious

DIAMOND & PRINCESS georgia girls

LUDACRIS feat FIELD MOB & JAMIE FOXX georgia

GETO BOYS six feet deep

UGK one day

HOOD HEADLINAZ soul glo

TYTE WURK mary jane

DEVIN THE DUDE doobie ashtray

DEVIN THE DUDE stray

Z-RO i hate u

X.O. feat CEECEE grind baby

DAVID BANNER cadillac on 22’s 

YOUNGBLOODZ feat BIG BOI 85

UGK feat OUTKAST international player’s anthem

LIL’ WAYNE shooter 

LIL’ WAYNE feat BOBBY VALENTINO mrs officer

DEVIN THE DUDE feat SNOOP DOGG & ANDRE 3000 what a job

OUTKAST feat CEE-LO and BIG GIPP git up, git out

UGK in the mornin’

DJ ZINC LIVE MIX ON RO SHAM BO SUNSET

Here’s an awesome live mix and interview that DJ Zinc did on our radio show last week. 

Me and Moriarty have been huge Zinc fans for a while (Moriarty probably has ten years of fanboy-dom on me) and it was great to have him in. The mix is fucking killer too.

DJ Zinc – DJ Set & Interview on Ro Sham Bo Sunset 18/05/10

sandwichface:

Bacon, fried egg, green tomato sauce and rocket on a sesame bun. Made by Levins.

http://yolevins.com/sandwichface-bacon-fried-egg-green-tomato/

HALFWAY CROOKS YAYYYYYY

Halfway Crooks is back this Saturday night at Phoenix! We realised we missed our first birthday! Oh well.

Come celebrate our 14th month with us this weekend. 

DOOD FOOD

10 dudes came round for dinner the other night and received the works: cheeseburgers with bacon, pickles, red onion and rocket on a charred bun. I tried to cook em pretty rare too.

After smashing 2 burgers each and a handful of hand cut fries, I still had the deep fryer going and a bunch of leftover pickles. I make my own dill pickles using cucumber grown by B’s Dad and they’re super tasty. I’d read about deep frying pickles over at Meatwave and decided to give em a try. We didn’t have any cornmeal in the house so I used masa. Different but good.

They came up terrific, the batter of masa and flour puffed up and went nice and crispy while the pickles stayed juicy. The taste was off the hook. Deep fried pickles would be the ultimate bar snack! Serve them with some toothpicks and some good beer. Mmmmm.