Following the success of our last night in Belfast’s Spring and Airbrake, Suspect Promotions brings Hip Hop back to the venue on 23rd August with our friend, World scratching champion DJ Flip from Dublin and his long suffering touring companion Prozack Turner from legendary California hip hop crew Foreign Legion.
Prozack Turner Profile
Prozack Turner knows how quickly things can change. When DreamWorks Records signed the Bay area native in 2002, he seemed destined for success.
A generous advance and recording budget allowed him to bounce across the country to work with Pete Rock, Organized Noize, J Dilla, and the Alchemist. The production Dream Team helped Prozack craft Death, Taxes and Prozack, the album he thought would make him a star.
Prozack’s star suddenly dimmed when DreamWorks pulled an EPMD and put up an Out of Businessâ€ sign in 2003. The label was sold to Universal Music Group, who declined to release Prozack’s album, leaving him broke and unemployed.
Zack recovered to release his first solo album Bangathon on independent label Hungerstrike Records in 2006.The energy on “Bangathon!” is fierce and infectious.
Producing two of the musical compositions himself, and working with producers such as Jake One (De La Soul, G-Unit, MF DOOM), OH NO (Stones Throw Records), and Paul Nice (Beastie Boys, Biz Markie, Masta Ace), Prozack laces the tracks with lyrics of pain, passion and humor, story telling and songwriting.
The album was recorded in Zack’s place of descent, Ireland and he has been touring the world ever since with our own DJ Flip.
DJ Flip Profile
DJ Flip from Dublin first came to prominence when he appeared from nowhere to win the ITF World Scratching championship in 2003/04 a title previously held by DJ Craze of the Allies and Prime Cuts of the Scratch Perverts.
Flip has been touring the world ever since and has managed to hook up with some of his idols to record and tour the world with. These include recording an album and touring with Canada’s Buck 65 and shows and releases with Mark Stretch and Prozack Turner from California crew Foreign Legion. As well as DJing for Prozack on the night Flip is sure to treat us to some of his exceptional scratch routines.
Thursday 23rd August 2007
Spring and Airbrake, Belfast
Special Guests Prozack Turner + DJ Flip
Support acts include, John King, Jim Harte, PlanB and CRX
Doors 9pm to 1am
For further info contact:
Andy Hasson (Suspect Promotions)
Tel: +44 (0) 7732-437-074
Antidote is a hip hop night which has been running since August 2005, having previously played host to DJ Aphrodite, DJ Woody, DJ Plus One (Scratch Perverts), Foreign Beggars, Skinnyman and Nasah, Dr Syntax and Stig of the Dump, amidst a wealth of Irish talent from the North and South.
DJ John King (Belfast)
Antidote Resident DJ John King is currently taking his Masters in Sonic Arts at Queens University Belfast. An old school Crate Digger and Vinyl Enthusiast, John will be helping us settle in alongside Jim Harte and PlanB, playing his usual mix of well known classics and undiscovered underground favourites!
Joining John behind the decks this month is Jim Harte, a Derry boy whos been living and DJing in Belfast for the last few years. More commonly seen in residence at Shine and the Stiff Kitten, Jim pops over the road to the Spring and Airbrake to join up with the Antidote crew.
In the last few years Jim has played support to DJ Yoda, Diplo, The Roots, SebastiAn, Scratch Perverts, Ugly Duckling, Aim, Prince Paul, DJ Format, Dan Greenpeace and MC Freestyle.
Tim McCoubrey or DJ PlanB is involved in running the Homespun events around Belfast and Derry with Chuck, Cloudy, Kat and Larimann, and has played a guiding role in the setting up of Antidote In Portrush and Belfast.
Tim plays an eclectic mix or reggae, break beat, hip hop and soul with the odd dash of drum and bass to get the crowd pumped. Tim’s company Vivid Graphics is also responsible for the Antidote artwork on posters and fliers for the night.
VJ CRX (Belfast)
Visuals on the evening will be provided by VJ CRX (Robin Price) a PHD at Queen’s who has previously produced visuals for the Scratch Perverts and Kila Kella.