PHOTOBOMBS IN THE GRASS

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I played at Splendour In The Grass on the weekend with Halfway Crooks. In between watching Outkast play the most perfect set ever and eating 50 organic donuts (how the fuck are they that good?), I managed to ruin 30 photos – making this the first proper photobomb gallery I’ve done since 2011! Enjoy!

Originally posted on Channel V. Photos taken by Oliver Minnett

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SOME PHOTOBOMBS I FORGOT ABOUT

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Stop the fucking press! I just remembered some photobombs from last year that I never put up! Maybe you were lucky enough to catch these on Two Thousand last year. The visionary Hayley Morgan took them on the last day of Splendour In The Grass 2013.

I’m gonna be at Splendour again tomorrow, DJing on the Smirnoff stage with my Halfway Crooks buds Franco, Elston, Ezzy and Joyride. Might ruin a few photos while I’m up there too.

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All my old photobombs can be found here.

THE DIP’S LAST WEEK

Originally posted on The Dip blog.

Welcome to the last week of The Dip. Don’t be sad – be organised! Get your crew together and make a booking for one last Dip trip before it’s too late.

We’re keeping it simple all week. Only a few specials – we’re mainly focusing on our regular menu. It’s all about that last plate of Pulled Pork Nachos, that last Lev’s Dawg and that last Young Cheezy.

Here’s some of the awesome things you can be a part of during our last week!

WEDNESDAY – GAME OF THRONES TRIVIA

Join Nick Coyle for an evening exploring George R. R. Martin’s world, covering all four seasons of the HBO show. Free and first in, best dressed. Kicking off at 8pm but be early – this one will be big!

THURSDAY – ONE LAST DIP HOP

Remember Dip Hop? We’re bringing back The Dip’s weekly Front Bar party for one last dance, with Head Chef Levins, Dip Hop regular Leon Smith and Dip legends Batesy & McKinley!

To make it a proper Dip Hop, we’re bringing back The Juicy J for one night only! It’s The Dip’s take on a ‘Juicy Lucy’ burger – the beef patty is filled with gooey American cheese and served with onions, pickles, tomato, lettuce and TRIPPY SAUCE.

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Enjoy rap and enjoy burgers. It’s a no-brainer. Free from 9pm.

FRIDAY – TEARS

Come watch our kitchen staff cry as they work through what is sure to be our busiest night ever.

SATURDAY – OUR LAST NIGHT & THE RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT

It’s our last night ever – and your last chance to eat your Dip favourites! Come enjoy our menu for the last time, and then join us for a huge party out the back with our head chef Levins DJing nothing but nostalgic 90s dance BANGERS until late into the night!

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One week to go! We hope we see all of you at some point!

THE END OF AN ERA

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We’re closing The Dip in four weeks.

At the beginning of this year our son Archie was born. You’ve probably seen him all over Instagram. Having a kid changes your life – mostly it meant that Bianca needed to be at home with him almost every day, keeping her from The Dip. We have been blessed with incredible staff who were more than capable of running The Dip without B – even without me – but The Dip was something that B and I started together, and the idea of it existing without both of us just didn’t seem right.

So rather than The Dip morphing into something less like the restaurant we opened together three years ago (potentially better, potentially worse, we’ll never know!) we’re gonna go out on a high note. The Dip’s last night of trade will be Saturday the 12th of July.

Needless to say Goodgod Small Club isn’t going anywhere and I’m looking forward to throwing more parties with them into the future.

It’s hard to believe that we even got The Dip up and running. Between Bianca and myself we had a total of 0 years experience in the restuarant industry, but with a bit of help The Dip opened for business in May 2011 and since then we have enjoyed three awesome years of serving the food we love to eat to thousands of happy faces. We’ve worked with a few of our food heroes and have been honoured to be a part of the amazing funhouse that is Goodgod Small Club.

There are so many people we need to thank for making those 3 years great – and we’ll get to that over the next 4 weeks – but first and foremost we need to thank Jimmy and Hana from Goodgod Small Club for choosing us to fill their kitchen space in 2011. It’s been such a thrill to follow in their inspiring footsteps and open our own business, and even more of thrill to work with them on so many exciting events. Jimmy is currently talking with potential food collaborators to take advantage of the soon-to-be available kitchen opportunity. So if you think you’ve got what it takes, or if you’re just interested in what the next incarnation is, you should send Jimmy an email – jimmy@goodgodgoodgod.com.

As for me and what I’ll be doing next, everybody who knows me knows that I’ve been working on ten different things as well as The Dip over the last few years. I’ll be focusing more of my time on Heaps Decent, Halfway Crooks, DJing, running parties at Goodgod, being a kool dad and will probably start ten new things by the end of the year.

The most important thing for you to take from this is that there are only four weeks left for you to eat a Lev’s Dawg. Or a Young Cheezy with a side of Pulled Pork Nachos. In fact, we’ll be bringing back all of the most beloved specials, so if you never got to try a Ribwich or a Watermelon & Bacon Burger, you’ve got four weeks to come down and try those too.

I’ll be in Wilcannia all week with Heaps Decent but once I’m back I’ll be working at The Dip every night and I look forward to seeing all of you there for one last Dip feast!

Thanks so much,

Levins

The Dip

NEW MIX! LOVE KINGS: THE RETURN

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Remember last year when I made that mix called THE LAST LOVE KINGS MIX? I lied! That party we put on called THE LAST LOVE KINGS was a lie too! Let’s hear it for lying!

My R&B party with the extremely sensual Radge is coming back after the most part of a year off. We thought Radge was moving away forever but he only moved away for a while. Now he’s back so Love Kings is back too!

I made a mix to celebrate our grand return. Radge is dropping a mix later in the week too. This is a sensual selection of some R&B tracks that I loved over the last 6 months. If you liked Crisp Forever or either of the previous Love Kings mixes this’ll be right up your alley.

Come grind with Radge and I this Saturday night at Love Kings, from 11pm at Goodgod Small Club. Event info is here!

LOVE KINGS: THE RETURN (Hosted by DJ Kharide)

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OMARION you like it

KEVIN GATES stop lyin

BANDO JONEZ sex you

TINK feat JEREMIH don’t tell nobody

TEEFLII feat SNOOP DOGG & WARREN G that’s how we livin’

JHENE AIKO the worst

KELELA & TINK want it

BOBBY BRACKINS zilla

ADRIAN MARCEL feat SAGE THE GEMINI 2am (YOUNG CALIFORNIA remix)

TEEFLII 24 hours

TINASHE 2 on

RICO LOVE they don’t know

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MIXED WITH ASSISTANCE FROM ARCHIE LEVINS

NEW MIX! 4 MILLION IQ + PERTH SHOW!

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The wait is over! It’s been two years since 2 Million IQ came out and now 4 Million IQ is here! The wait was so long that the mix developed extra IQ!

The IQ mix series is a collection of triumphant young raps and emotional thug music, hosted by Doctor Professor Wavey Davey B. Each mix has been certified by Mensa co-signed by Stephen Hawking! 4 Million IQ also features the mixtape debut of my son Archie, who spits hot fire in the outro!

Increase your intelligence today and download 4 Million IQ!

TRACKLIST
WAVEY DAVEY B intro
YOUNG THUG & MIGOS yrn
KWONY CASH feat FUTURE numbers
NEW ARA loud
LIL’ SILK ride the beat
PEEWEE LONGWAY feat YOUNG THUG know about me
FUTURE side effects
YOUNG THUG picture baby
K CAMP feat KWONY CASH money baby
RICH KIDZ more
MIGOS so real
STUEY ROCK feat FUTURE them bandz
KWONY CASH 5050
TRIGG DA KIDD feat TRAVIS PORTER stoners night
SICKO MOBB fiesta
SOULJA BOY ridin round
D DASH feat TRAVIS PORTER dance for me
LIL’ DURK act like that
RICH HOMIE QUAN stop breathing
STUEY ROCK feat FUTURE anyway
ALLEY BOY feat TY DOLLA $IGN rngm
ARCHIE LEVINS outro

If you don’t like watching the sequel without seeing the OG first make sure you download 1 Million IQ and 2 Million IQ! Warning: listening to all 3 mixes in a row will increase your IQ to potentially dangerous levels!

I made 4 Million IQ to celebrate my return to Perth this weekend. I’ll be playing Chocolate Jesus on Saturday night with my yung lion bro Aslan aka Ask Keogh in the Building. Check out this amazing artwork:

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Perth pals: prepare for 5 hours of brain straining triumphance! Enjoy the mix!

 

10 HORRIBLE 90s DANCE CRAZES

Originally posted on Two Thousand.

Goodgod goes totally 90s this Sunday night for The Rhythm Of the Night! With an all star lineup across the entire venue from 9pm – playing 90s rap and RnB classix in the front bar and nothing but 90s dance anthems out the back. Featuring DJs Levins, Captain Franco, Nacho Pop, Ariane, Lux Comms, CSMNT61 (Motorik), Del, McKinley and Batesy. In anticipation, Levins put together some youtube clips and commented on them hilariously – ten horrible 90s dance crazes that are welcome to make their comeback this Sunday night at Goodgod.

1. The Hammer Dance

I’m putting this one first because the best way to do the Hammer dance is while wearing Hammer pants – so this is your chance to run out and buy a pair before Sunday. I’m sure you can still get them at Target.


2. The Las Ketchup

Latin fever was high on the charts in the late nineties – from Ricky Martin’s Cup of Life to Shakira’s small and humble breasts – but nothing featured a dance as infectious as this incredbly forgettable number one hit. Oh wait, except that one song…


3. The Macarena

Still the absolute highlight of every Moby Disc DJ’s wedding set, The Macarena dance moves are forever burned into the brains of every single person who spent even one second in the 90s.


4. The Rump Shaker

Anyone can shake their rump but you get bonus points if you do it while playing a saxaphone and wearing a bikini.


5. The Hamsterdance

The instructions for doing the Hamsterdance are vague at best – “stomp your feet” is almost immediately followed by “you don’t even have to move your feet” – but this high pitched, crudely drawn piece of shit captured the hearts of the entire world.


6. The Jiggy

This one is easier to do while staring into a camera the entire time, barely moving your lower body. Don’t get ahead of yourself and whip your hair back and forth! If anyone bumps into you while getting jiggy, feel free to punch them in the face and shout “welcome to earth!”.


7. 5, 6, 7, 8

Almost as big as the latin dance pop craze was the now thankfully forgotten country dance pop craze. Steps may have been a million times more easy on the eye than Rednex, but the infectious lyrics of 5, 6, 7, 8 are no less haunting than Cotton Eyed Joe. They almost made line dancing cool again except of course they fucking didn’t.


8. Stop Right Now, Thank You Very Much

The Spice Girls needed somebody with a human touch in 1998 and this song helped people all over the world slow it down baby and have some fun with these easy to learn dance moves. This was the Spice Girls’ last single but their first song with dance moves attached to it. If you’re looking for something to blame for the Spice Girls break up, look no further than this dance.


9. The Bartman

Was this song and dance the best or worst thing The Simpsons was responsible for in the early 90s? Do people still carry this song around on their walkman to hijack otherwise boring dance recitals?


10. The Carlton

If enough people bring candles will we be prepared to play Tom Jones just so everybody can do the Carlton. We might even install a staircase for the full effect.


OTHER DANCES WELCOME THIS SUNDAY INCLUDE: The Urkel DanceThe TrainThe Humpty DanceThe Achy Breaky HeartThe Tootsie RollDa DipVogueing.

NEW MIX – HALFWAY CROOKS 5TH BDAY – ALL SOUTHERN HITS!

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Halfway Crooks – the rap party I run with my compadres Elston and Captain Franco – is turning 5 years old this weekend!

We are celebrating with a PLAYERS CRUISE on Saturday – but why not celebrate before the weekend with this hot mix!

This is a celebration of the last five years of Halfway Crooks. When we started the party in 2009, Franco was the East Coast rap guy, Elston played mostly West Coast and I was the king of the South. So for our birthday, Franco has made an East Coast mix, Elston’s mix is all West Coast and I have attempted to put as many of the biggest Southern rap anthems from the last 5 years in one hour long mix. It was hard.

Please turn this one up and punch the air for the entire 60 minutes. I’ve never made an all-whoppers mix before. There’s barely a moment to breathe in between each anthem.

Shout out to Rowan Dix aka Joyride who randomly emailed me a handful of terrifically awful drops a few weeks ago. I threw most of them on this mix.

If you’re in Sydney this weekend come cruise with us, it’s gonna be incredible. Tickets are still available here.

HALFWAY CROOKS 5TH BDAY MIX – ALL SOUTHERN HITS!
HOSTED BY ROWAN DIX

Tracklist:

BIG BOI you ain’t no dj
LIL’ WAYNE six foot seven foot
LUDACRIS feat GUCCI MANE shake and fries
GUCCI MANE feat PLIES wasted (remix)
RICK ROSS feat DRAKE & FRENCH MONTANA stay schemin’
LIL’ WAYNE feat YOUNG MONEY every girl
DJ KHALED feat LIL’ WAYNE, RICK ROSS & DRAKE i’m on one
DJ KHALED feat LUDACRIS all i do is win
PLIES plenty money
RICH KIDZ patna dem
YOUNG JEEZY feat LIL’ WAYNE ballin
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME hard in the paint
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME feat DRAKE round of applause
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME grove st. party
RICK ROSS b.m.f.
JUICY J who da neighbours
2 CHAINZ spend it
MIGOS hanna montana
RICK ROSS feat FUTURE ring ring
FUTURE you deserve it
CA$H OUT cashin out
ROSCOE DASH featurin TRAVIS PORTER all the way turnt up
TRAVIS PORTER make it rain
SOULJA BOY feat GUCCI MANE pretty boy swag (remix)
YOUNG DRO fdb
BIRDMAN feat DRAKE & LIL’ WAYNE money to blow
FUTURE turn on the lights
JUICY J bands a make her dance
BIG KRIT feat LUDACRIS country shit (remix)
GUCCI MANE & WAKA FLOCKA FLAME ferrari boyz
ACE HOOD feat FUTURE bugatti
YOUNG THUG danny glover
LIL’ WAYNE feat FUTURE good kush & alcohol
GUCCI MANE hell yes

UPDATE #1: Franco just put his East Coast mix up! Elston’s West Coast mix will be up soon!

Halfway Crooks 5th Bday – East Coast Jams by Captain Franco on Mixcloud

UPDATE #2: Elston’s West Coast Mix is up too!

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HALFWAY CROOKS TURNS 5!

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Halfway Crooks is five years old!

Come celebrate five years of rap, dancing and whoppers in the middle of the ocean with your friendly skipper Levins, loveable cabin boy Elston and of course good old Captain Franco.

The Halfway Crooks 5th Birthday Players Cruise
Saturday 5th April
4pm – 8pm
Leaving King St Wharf at 4pm on the dot
w/ DJs Levins, Franco & Elston
Tickets $30 (and includes entry to Halfway Crooks at Phoenix after the cruise!)

Voyage with us through space and rhyme across the seven seas!

Tickets are super limited and available here.

Don’t miss out on the splashiest event of the year, get your crew together and buy a ticket ASAP!

RSVP on Facebook too!

THE FIVE BEST RAP CLIPS SET ON BOATS

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Originally posted on You Only Live Once.

Halfway Crooks, the monthly rap party I started with Franco and Elston, is FIVE YEARS OLD next week! That’s old as fuck in club night years!

We’re celebrating in a major way by putting on a PLAYERS CRUISE on a motherfuckin’ BOAT next weekend. It’s everything you love about Halfway Crooks except in the middle of the stupid ocean!

To help get you in the wavy mood, here’s a list of my five favourite rap videos that feature rappers on boats.

T.W.D.Y. - Player’s Holiday
Player’s Holiday makes the top of the list because within 5 seconds of the song starting, someone has already sprayed a bottle of champagne off the deck into the water. Plus this clip actually looks like a party I’d like to be at, everyone looks like they’re having a nice time (hanting), probably due to the fact that the president has got rid of the player haters. I wish Player’s Holiday was an actual public holiday.


Young Bleed featuring C-Loc & Master P – How Ya Do Dat
This one makes the list for the sheer amount of people they crammed on their yacht. You’ve got a handful of No Limit All Stars and some dudes from C-Loc’s Concentration Camp crew and then like 100 girls just wylin’ out in bikinis. File this one under: using a yacht correctly.


Big Tymers featuring Boo & Gotti – Oh Yeah!
Just one of many perfect Cash Money clips (the key to a truly great Cash Money clip is to give Mannie Fresh as much screen time as possible), Oh Yeah! opens with a hilarious Cribs pisstake called This Is Where I Lay At before revealing a big ass yacht complete with the Big Tymers logo and Ca$h Money flags. And heaps of chicks, obviously. What makes this rap yacht different to all other rap yachts is that it is equipped with hyperdrive, meaning Mannie can take his crew to Hawaii or Alaska in a matter of seconds, all thanks to a hilariously dated operating system. Bonus points for censoring ‘hoes’ with the ship’s bell.


2 Chainz – I’m Different
Tity Boi proves he’s different by not even putting his boat in the water! The whole clip is just him looking comfy in a boat that’s being driven down a long stretch of highway. There’s a bit of a “when are they gonna get to the fireworks factory” vibe as you watch 2 Chainz’s boat get really close to the water but the b.o.a.t. never f.l.o.a.t.s.


Jay-Z featuring UGK – Big Pimpin’
Probably the most famous rappers on boats film clip (ok maybe second to Biggie’s Hypnotize), the ginormous yacht that Jay-Z flaunts his money on for his verse is almost crazy enough to distract from the lame clean version of his rap. Bun B and Pimp C never recorded clean versions of their raps, maybe this is why Hov didn’t invite them on his yacht?

BONUS CLIP: RAP BOAT – THE RAPPING BOAT!


I dare you to not watch this five times in a row.

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Halfway Crooks 5th Birthday Players Cruise sets sail on the 5th April.

Buy Tickets here!