(12 March, 2014)
Make no mistake, DJ Premier and Pete Rock are two of the best hip hop producers in the history of the game. Together they have been behind some of the biggest and most iconic hip hop tracks that we’ve ever heard and now they are coming to Australia for a special show called Collusion that ought to see us get the best of both of them in one huge show.
For those in the know, Premier will always be remembered most for his work alongside the late, great Guru in Gang Starr from 1985 through to 2005, though on top of that, his discography includes tracks for everyone from Heavy D & The Boyz to Neneh Cherry, Nas to The Notorious B.I.G., Bone KRS-One to Jay-Z and so many more.
Pete Rock has dropped a bunch of his own records over the years as well as records in collaboration with a number of artists – most notably CL Smooth. On top of that he has been responsible for the production on tracks for Ghostface Killah, Talib Kewli, Run DMC, Common, Busta Rhymes and heaps more.
The performance will feature both Premo and Pete in collaboration and against each other as a duo and we have no doubt that either producer is going to complement the other pretty perfectly. We’re not sure there has ever been such a showcase of hip hop production on an Australian stage before and we can’t be certain there’’ll be anything as epic as this in Australia ever again.
A must see for hip hop heads. Dates are below.
DJ Premier X Pete Rock Collaborative Tour 2014
Thursday, 1st May
Friday, 2nd May
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tix: Corner Presents
Thursday, 8th May
Friday, 9th May
The Arena, Brisbane