Big Sound Showcases
BIG SOUND: Music Industry Summit & Showcase
10 - 12 September 2008, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia
10:00 PM The Moon Bar - Empire Hotel, 339 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley
The Optimen (MCs Sammsonite, DATS and Kristoff the Russian with DJ Damage of Terntable Jediz notoriety) formed officially in 2001 with a shared commitment to raise both the standard and profile of Australian hip-hop music. Being long-time listeners of the music and having had various affiliations with the lifestyle of hip-hop itself – through DJing, MCing, record collecting, sampling, beat making, break dancing and graffiti art – there might have been none better assembled to take on such a task.
Following up on the their first release, an 8-track EP called 02: Breath Control, which received national attention and considerable airplay on national youth broadcaster Triple J, The Optimen have gone on to forge their name into the consciousness of the Australian hip-hop community as a whole.
web/myspace link: www.myspace.com/theoptimen
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The Gin Club
Wed, 10 September 2008
The Troubadour Level 2, 322 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley 4006