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The DJ Story...
There is a saying in dance music that ‘the shit stops when the needle drops’ and the scene is littered with artists who wax lyrical about their own abilities but can’t mix a drink. Conversely, the self confessed ‘shy guy’ Brewster B doesn’t say too much himself but he has let his music do all the talking for 20 years and Australia has listened.
To stand out in the sea of DJs in club land you really have to do something different and Brewster’s entire career has been characterized by being more than a little left of centre. Unlike rockstar aspirants who bum-rush the main floor, Brewster started out playing ambient rooms at ‘Ye Olde Raves’, calming the nerves of the frazzled and merging everything from world music to more psychedelic sounds that were making their way out of Goa hidden in the lining of hippy suitcases.
When main rooms started their insatiable drive towards harder music, it opened up the field for forward thinking musicians such as Brewster. There was now a massive musical patch for him to explore between Whale music and Hard Trance and just like the British Colonials in India he exploited the patch to the full, pushing breaks up behind chords and injecting a lethal dose of flat out funk directly into the heart of the chill out room.
Much to the disgust of the main room bangers, Brewster was crafting an atmosphere to equal the main rooms. Instead of muscle marys with their shirts off there were hip cats with their heads down, shuffling to everything from dubbed out reggae and only the most acceptable strains of 2-step. Just like the DJ delivering the tunes, the crowd had no attitude and was musically open minded so it was only a matter of time before the breaks scene exploded and when it did, Brewster was leading the pack.
Widely regarded as one of the hardest working DJs in Australia, Brewster has combined his regular club gigs with interstate and international bookings, as well as his radio show, ‘Living in a Weird World’ which received its name thanks to Andy Van and the typical musical narrow mindedness that Brewster loathes. From Monday to Sunday, the man has had his head in his music and it is only lately that he has begun to reap the rewards he deserves such as the TRM ‘Quiet Achiever’ Award which he won along with luminaries such as MJ Cole, Roland, Bushwacka! And The Plump DJs.
18 years down the track, Brewster has been one of the few constant figures on the underground roster playing almost every big gig from Vibes on a Summer’s Day to the Big Day Out. There are a number of very good reasons why people in the know put their trust in Brewster but it basically comes down to one very rare trait – He’s no rockstar. On a personal level he’s humble but on a musical level he’s not so far up his own arse that he’ll lose the floor while jetting away on some obscure musical tangent. As the man himself says, “I want people to hear me play music” and with that in mind he finds a brilliantly accessible patchwork of steppy breaks, ragga, drum n bass & Electro twisted beats & B-Lines and basically anything that will achieve his goal. No tags to narrow his selection, no bullshit to cloud your opinions, – Just wicked grooves from one of the best in the game.
Words : Barrie Barton for Flaunt Media
Some of the International Dj's & Acts supported 1994 - Present Day
Cold Cut (live), Autechre(live), Asian Dub Foundation, Freestylers, Athur Baker,
De La Soul, Freq Nasty, DJ SS, Grooverider, Carl Cox, Black Eye Peas, Thievery Corporation, Jeff Mills, John Stapleton(dope on plastic), Tayo, Roots Manoeuvre, NuBreed, Sasha & Digweed , Adam Freeland, Propellerheads & The Wiseguys, Thomas Shumacher, Roni Size, Fat Boy Slim, Groove Armada, Aphrodite & Paco, Paul Daley, Rennie Pilgram, Soul of Man, Breaks Ahoy 1-4. Krafty Kuts, Bronx Dogs, Plump DJ’s, Peaches, Dj Dee Kline,
James Lavell (mo-wax) Cut La Roc, Resin Dogs, Lo Fidelity All Stars, Bad Company,
Masters at Work, Koma & Bones, Si-Begg (BuckFunk 3000) LTJ Bukum, tipper, dom & roland, Norman jay, Dj Sneak, Brain G, Dj Mutiny, Rza (wu-tang), Plastic Ray Gun Crew, Stanton Warriors, Drummattic Twins, Aquasky vs Masterblaster, UberZone (live) Black Grass, Bad Company,Pendulum, Shapeshifter (live) Atomic Hooligan, Tiga, Andy C, Krust & Die, DJ Zinc & Klute,
Scratch Perverts, Greenskeepers, Ali B, Dylan Ryhmes, Ils, Andy Smith (Portishead)
Shimon, London Elektricity, Askillz, Uberzone, Leeroy Thornhill, (the Prodigy), DJ Marky, Concord Dawn, Loose Cannons, Booka Shade, Fedde La Grande, TrentMoller, Tim Deluxe, Chicks On Speed, Chemical Brothers, Evil 9, Aesop Rock, Elite Force, Cypress Hill, High Contrast A-Trak & Kid Sisterm, Tittsworth,The Nextmen
And so the list goes on and on... but do you really want to keep reading..??
You get the idea..!!!
Some other major events Brewster plays @
Hardware parties since 1993
Hardware Universe (Kryal) Since 1995
Belfast since 1996
Vibes On A Summers Day1997
Big Day Out since 1997-2004
Two Tribes since 1998 (finished)
GateCrasher since 2000 (finished)
33&1/3 parties since 2000-2008
Breaks-Ahoy Since 2000-2006
Fractured vs Fokus since 2001-2004
Advent*jah (Kryal Castle) since 2001-2007
Stonefest (ACT – ANU) 2002-2004
Dis –You Since 2006-2009
Future Music Festival since 2007-2010
ONE LOVE.....plus many more...
Radio Shows Presented By Brewster.B
FM RADIO & INTERNET RADIO
“THE HIP REPLACEMENT RADIO SHOW” Kiss Fm 2009 - Current
"SPANK DA BASS" Straight up FM
2006 - 2007
“WEIRD GROOV’N” 3RRR 102.7FM from 1998- 2009
“LIVING IN A WEIRD WORLD” - Kiss Fm 1994 - 2001