With our massive throwback party Rhythm of the Night back this Saturday for another hawaiian-shirted allnighter (full info here), we asked Levins to fill us in on his top 90s Summer anthems.
It almost felt like summer but then those clouds showed up and stole our sunshine. Luckily we can always turn to our good friend THE 90S to turn up the heat with these classic 90S SUMMER ANTHEMS!
Len – Steal My Sunshine
I put this song on whenever I’m crusing the streets on my Vespa. Just me and ten of my best friends, doing wheelies and complimenting each others bucket hats. As we all know, Len went on to have a full career with hundreds of number one singles, but this will always be the song that means the most to me.
Sugar Ray – Every Morning
If summer had an alarm clock, it would be the hot riff that we can hear at the beginning of Sugar Ray’s classic ‘Every Morning’. I didn’t understand what that first line meant until I got a girlfriend, and then every time I glimpsed at the corner of her four-post bed I smiled and remembered this song.
East 17 – Let It Rain
Obviously this week’s weather took the groundbreaking chorus from this come back anthem a little too literally. Even though this song is about rain I still count it as a summer anthem as it is not encouraging the downpour of boring water, rather the downpour of love, which is an essential ingredient of summer.
Mr President – C0co Jambo
As we all know, reggae was invented in Germany in 1994. This 1996 mega hit improved on the reggae foundations laid by originators Ace Of Base and added a crucial new addition: a black person.
Vengaboys – We Like to Party
Could there be a more influential summer party anthem? Although parties had existed and been written about before the 90s, The Vengaboys were the first group brave enough to admit to actually liking to party. It was a bold statement that an entire generation could get behind.
Dr Alban – Sing Hallelujah
Qualified physician Dr Alban perscribed this hit to a world that needed a reason to live. In some parts of Europe you can get arrested for playing this in the months of winter.
Rhythm of the Night is happening from 9pm this Saturday night! Entry just $10. Get amongst it. Full details here.
With the amazing Compound set to hit two years and counting this weekend, we asked them to tell us about their five favourite parties!
Check it out and make sure you come on Saturday – a sure addition to the canon of classic Compound parties! Full info here.
Compound Pres. Jon Convex (Instra:Mental / Convex Industries / UK) – 3 Hour Set September 8th, 2012
This was our first party at Goodgod Small Club.
What we loved about the party is that so many different people came together and had one of the best nights. The whole night was excellent – Aaron Andrew played such a smooth opener, Zeus played his first all vinyl set afterwards, Jon Convex absolutely killed it for 3 hours and then Community, Subaske and Zeus took it all home with a nice back-to-back-to-back.
But what made the party was the crowd for sure – it was our first party where we realised a balance of great music and great people leads to great parties.
Compound Pres. Cosmin TRG – 3 Hour Set June 8th, 2013
This was our second party with an international guest.
Again a great night with great music and great people. We don’t really know what else to say! Subaske & Zeus played a nice opener, Community played a lovely set afterwards, Cosmin TRG destroyed it for 3 hours and Zeus took it home with a ‘deep’ closer.
I guess we learnt the importance of ‘sound’ for this party – if the tune on your system is shit, your system is going to sound shit. Shouts to Jon Watts.
Compound Pres. Ben Fester b2b Zeus (3.5 Hour Set) February 8th, 2014
This was the first time Ben Fester and Zeus played at a Compound together. It was also the first compound of 2014 and the first one we had after a 5 month break. We still look back on this party and think “Ahhhh … what a great one!”. Everything about it was so right. Great times.
Compound Pres. Ben Fester (3 Hour Set) July 5th, 2014
Ben Fester is one of our great friends and to see him slay it for 3 hours in the comfort of the Danceteria was so good. James Fazzolari also played before Fester and played such a strong opener. We still smile thinking about this night. This was actually the first Compound party where none of the residents (Subaske & Zeus) played.
Compound Pres. Zeus (3.5 hour Set) August 16th, 2014
This was a memorable party because we managed to balance all the appropriate things that make a party great (in our opinion). Rabbit Taxi played a beautiful opener, Zeus absolutely destroyed it with two bags of records (and a USB stick) to one of the best crowds we have ever experienced at a party. So much love was in the air haha.
After a huge debut back in January that saw a packed house, blown cash registers, and the wobbliest basslines ever heard in our hallowed Danceteria, the Inner West Reggae Disco Machine returns to Goodgod this Friday for another huge party when its crew face off against Foreigndub in an all-night party!
The Inner West Reggae Disco Machine is a huge wooden DIY soundsystem, taking inspiration from the famous systems in Jamaica and the UK.
Have you met the machine yet? We did earlier this year! As Gonz told us back in January,
“The whole project started when Stevie Dub (the builder/soundboy) built these wacky all range boxes and brought them to our weekly Sunday Reggae get together in a tiny bar called The Hive. Needless to say they were pretty amazing and way too loud for the tiny bar. So that led us to think, ‘well, it’s obvious we need to make larger speakers’. And we did. We didn’t think about storage or transport or how crazy our peers thought we would look like, we just did it. When i say we, i mean Stevie Dub, Rik Sonic, Mooch and myself (Gunjo).
It’s taken us 2 years so far and we are already planning its expansion. Made from uber thick Baltic birch and housing some serious 4 x 1000 watt VOID drivers, this thing is set to give a little wobble. It’s been strung up only a few times now but our favourite time was with the Foreigndub crew at the reggae markets in November 2013. There is some footage of the FD crew on the system at the markets. Was a tops day and joining forces for this night was an obvious step from that day. can’t wait g!”
It ended up being an absolutely massive night. So big that we’re doing it all over again!
Come and experience the bass in person. $10 on the door this Friday, or $5 if you buy presale! Get the full deets here.
Jonkanoo Jerk House is now serving Hot Jerk Buns – yes, your favourite jerk BBQ burger style!
There’s three burgers to choose from each featuring Jonkanoo specialties that have had a 48 hour jerk-spice marinading, some serious charcoal smoking and a good flame grilling. And each bun is yours, served with shoestring fries for $15.
Shabba ~ Extra smokey, flame grilled jerk chicken breast, lettuce, chilli-lime mayo
Tubby ~ Tender jerk pork neck, ancho slaw on our soft grilled bun
Sani Showbizz ~ Angry jerk tofu, lettuce and mayo
Each of the jerk buns are named after some of our favourite Jamaican musicians: original dancehall badman Shabba Ranks, dub innovator King Tubby and the hilarious ‘artist manager’ comedian Sani Showbizz.
Check out the full Jonkanoo Jerk House menu over here!