- There are Urban artists and then there is the incomparable DJ Peril. Whether it’s through his DJing and acclaimed production styles for 1200 Techniques, his cutting-edge record label Street Elite records or his scene-setting club nights and blazing live performances supporting the best in the biz, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone in Urban music who hasn’t been inspired or influenced by this Aussie Urban legend.
DJ Peril’s history goes back to 1983. His introduction to the Hip Hop game started as the B’Boy and graffiti artist ‘Eraser’, who was part of some of Melbourne’s 1st underground graffiti crew’s as well as a member of one of melbourne’s 1st hip hop crews called “Big Pacific” with a mc called Nemo that was the 1st mc in Aust to record a hip hop track on wax & the rest as they say is history.In the mid eighties he changed his alias to Peril and joined DMA (one of Melbourne’s most respected graffiti crews) and gained major recognition for his work in the underground graffiti scene. During these early years as the hip hop scene developed, so too did Peril’s involvement in the other facets of the growing movement. He took on DJing and MCing as well as producing for various funk, dub and reggae Hip Hop bands and was the 1st person to bring the whole Hip Hop hyrid theory to the Fitzroy band scene in 89-90 pre 1200’s,Illzilla,Cat empire etc... As the Peril name spread, opportunities surfaced, one of which was airtime on Melbourne’s Kiss FM for 8 years. Hosting the famed urban show ‘The Joint’ throughout the 90s,& before then 3rrr on a show called the “wheels of steel” which show cased his eclectic all-rounder talents.
In 1997 Peril founded the group 1200 Techniques and began Producing & collaborating with his brother Kemstar and MC Nfamas.No one could have predicted the impact the impressive three-piece would have. Led by Peril’s impressive production prowess and turntablism skills, the group went on to become Australia’s first hip hop group to cross over into the mainstream, along the way picking up an ARIA for best independent release and best video clip for their stunning single Karma from the album Choose One. Not only did the album achieve critical acclaim, it went on to sell a staggering 60,000 copies+. Doing the national tour circuit, the group became festival darlings, headlining Homebake and The Big Day Out amongst many other high profile gigs in the cream of Australia’s clubs, pubs and live venues.
Today, Peril unquestionably stands as one of the country’s hardest working hip hop/urban music ambassadors on the club circuit. His legendary club night ‘Planet of the Breaks’ was Australia’s longest running hip hop night, lasting five and a half years, and indeed was the unofficial home of urban music in Melbourne before it ended in 2003.
Peril also run’s Soulclap Saturday’s Est. 2002 one of the most successful longest running R&B/Hip Hop club’s in Australia.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Come check some of melbourne’s freshest kids, united for one huge night of stylin and profiling playing some of the best music mash-ups you’ll likely to hear under one roof,at one of melbournes best kept secrets Order of Melbourne with a great roof top balcony overlooking melbournes city scape, with a crazy mix of major players and next school cool, all you gots to do is is bring your ass and peeps to The Place!
A night of fresh beats fresh wears and good vibe's,so make sure your looking minty fresh when you step to the Place.
We just added the Melbourne Lockers to the line up fresh from there win at the melon fest comp,if you love your Soultrain move's you'll love this crew as we'll as your master of ceremony for the night Yung Philly(Battlegrounds/groove) keepin the party movin.
Casio/G Shock retro & Stilo wear giveaways for the freshest and flyest dressed in the Place!
its also the Official Pre-party launch 4 the World Supremacy Battlegrounds 2009 nov 29.
Paris 9-10 pm
Kate Jean 10-11 pm
Mr Moonshine 11-12 pm
Cazal 12-1 am
Astyle 1-2 am
Cargo 2-3 am
Sat 24 Oct.
Free entry b4 10pm
$10 b4 12pm
$15 after 12pm
The Order of melbourne
Level 2 /401 swanston st city(opp rmit).
4 info email email@example.com
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Hey peeps what a day it was,me with my trusty boom box and paint supplied by the ban the can posse,all in all it was a great atmosphere to be painting side by side with melb's finest street artists,much respect going out to all the peeps that got up!
The weather was a mild 25 degree's and the spectators numbered in there hundreds,it was a little squashy as at one stage they were restricting peeps from going in as it was so full of people.
Myself and Paris represented with our usual ol skool stylee,and rocked another C2F classic,if you haven't been just go down little bourke and turn into a little side alley st called croft lane,
stay tuned for more peice's coming your way!
Oh and thanks to tim at wax museum for putting on a little after party that i dj'd at,with a set of tunes that i havent played in age's,the crowd must have been feeling it as they were all on the floor dope night and day!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Knowledge Bones Eyes on the Prize Album coming soon!
Keep your ears open for the much anticipated Album by W.a word smith
K.b which covers many a musical genre from rock to neo-soul and some straight up Hip Hop
with production credits from Weapon x and Dj Peril(1200 Tech) and many more,check him out on
Don't forget to come check me out at
Star Bar saturdays
and a club near you from Tasmania to Gold coast
and keep your eye out for up and coming nights coming your way real soon.
Also dont forget to check out my new mix cd Sound Provider which you can done load if your into your new school urban sounds from Planet Urban from this link!
And if you love your old school check my mix cd called Dj Peril's old school hip hop classics which was the inspiration to my Graffiti era strickly recorded from 12 inch originals from 82-87,very tasty now available from Wax Museum records and This is it,check it!
for guestlist or general info
Hey peeps just letting you know that i've been getting back to my roots as a Graffit artist of late which is where i got my name from in the 1st place just incase you didnt know,and myself and my partner in crime Paris from claim to fame have been busy doing out thing of late around many a melbourne wall space so keep your eye's peeled as we'll be down at ban the can this sat sept at croft lane city.see link 4 further details http://www.dontbanthecan.com/category/news/