Hilltop Hoods, DJ Total Eclipse, DJ Hot Tub Johnnie

The Satellite Presents

Hilltop Hoods

DJ Total Eclipse

DJ Hot Tub Johnnie

Fri, December 1, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$18.00 - $22.00

This event is 21 and over

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Hilltop Hoods
Hilltop Hoods
It was always the plan, albeit one that was longer than expected.

Combine two of the most eclectic and successful albums of Adelaide Hip Hop act Hilltop Hoods’ career and tour the world several times over.

Tour some more, then secretly regroup with their old friends at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to reinvent and reimagine their much loved tunes.

It’s a courageous step from any band, from any era, but from day one, MCs Pressure, Suffa and DJ Debris have had ambition to burn, which has fuelled the biggest success story in Australian Hip Hop.

Both albums ‘Drinking from the Sun’ and ‘Walking under Stars’ debuted at No. 1, achieved double platinum sales, two ARIA awards and spawned a 4 X platinum & a 1 x platinum single each.

These records were the group’s most personal, intimate and above all - formidable statements yet.

The ending of relationships, the beginning of new life, and the very real possibility of losing it, MCs Suffa, Pressure and DJ Debris grew considerably over the course of these two projects.

That statement is not only indicative of the album’s subject matter, but its sound.

Putting so much of their own heart into the projects took the group into new directions, sprinkling both albums with powerful hip/hop soul evident on the 1 x platinum single ‘Won’t Let You Down’ featuring Maverick Sabre and ‘Live and Let Go’ Featuring Brother Ali and Maverick again.

Fans came along on the journey with the new material which sat comfortably alongside the trio’s staples of beat driven Hip Hop like the 4 X platinum ‘I Love it’ featuring pop royalty Sia and 4 X platinum festival anthem ‘Cosby Sweater’.

Now the fans will get to immerse themselves in their favourite songs all over again, in stunning orchestrations helping transform them into sweeping, cinematic Hip Hop laced with the warmth of 52 very accomplished musicians.

Much of the material their 626,000+ Facebook and 70,000+ Twitter followers have fallen in love with on the two number one albums was written for this project in mind, adding further depth to their most expansive body of work to date.

Along with key songs from the ‘Drinking from the Sun’ and ‘Walking Under Stars’ albums, ‘Restrung’ contains several new tracks including the first Platinum hit single ‘Higher’ feat. James Chatburn. ‘Higher’ reached number 9 on the charts and was the number one most added to Australia radio - Triple J, HIT, SCA Regional and Nova – while it has now reached 1x Platinum status. New single, ‘1955’ featuring the bright talents of Montaigne and Tom Thum, smashed itself into top 10 in the first two days of its release and is now certified 3x Platinum.

Along with the 7 ARIA awards and sold out national and international tours under their belt, Hilltop Hoods prolific career has led to the group's largest Australian shows yet following the release of ‘Restrung’.

It bookends arguably the most extensive project in Australian Hip Hop history, culminating in 5 x arena size shows around the nation. Hilltop Hoods performed their most diverse body of work to date with each State orchestra and choirs to more than 50,000 fans over this unprecedented national tour.

And with this final chapter in the ‘Drinking from the Sun/Walking Under Stars’ trilogy, they're not just redesigning Australian Hip Hop - they're redefining it.

‘Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung’, dropped through their label Golden Era Records/UMA on Friday February 19th 2016, reached #1 on ARIA charts and is already certified Gold.
DJ Total Eclipse
Total Eclipse of the world famous X-Ecutioners DJ collective from New York is a man of many talents, as comfortable throwing down a mind blowing routine in his guise as one of the world’s best turntablists as he is rocking a crowd of thousands in party mode…
Even at the early age of 14 it was apparent that Total Eclipse was destined to become one of Hip-Hop's greatest DJ's. Influenced by DJs like Steve Dee (founding member of the original X-Men), and EPMD's DJ Scratch on Video Music Box watching classic EPMD videos, he saved enough money to buy a pair of turntables and a mixer and the rest, as they say, is history. At first he began to emulate his heroes on the wheels of steel but quickly moved forward, developing a style all his own and gaining respect from anyone who saw him spin. Coming out of a close-knit Brooklyn community, his skills on the turntables earned him the reputation as the go-to DJ for all the community's needs. He manned the turntables for such groups as underground Hip-Hop legends Organized Konfusion (Prince Poetry and Pharoahe Monch) and even worked with fellow Brooklyn native Jay-Z during the birth of ROCAFELLA RECORDS, before both their careers reached commercial success. In November of '94, Total Eclipse entered his first DJ battle live on the air on DJ Mayhem's college radio show on WNYU in New York City, taking first place. His victory caught the attention of X-Men (the original name of the crew before obvious legal concerns) member Rob Swift. Rob Swift started to spar and practice new routines with Total Eclipse on the turntables, showing him traditional DJ methods like beat-juggling - something Total Eclipse is now known for. Through Rob, he became acquainted with the other members of the X-Men, including Roc Raida and Mista Sinista, and started practicing with them regularly.In 1996 it was Total Eclipse's mission to make the world feel his presence on the ones and twos. He entered legendary record shop Beat Street Records' DJ Battle, and took home the first place bronzed Technics 1200 turntable prize. Dominating the DJ battle scene that year, he went up against the best in the world, going after one of the most prestigious titles in the DJ world, the International Turntablist Federation (ITF) world championship battle. As a heavy favorite going into this competition he didn't disappoint, and etched his name in DJ history as an ITF World Champion DJ. Through this outstanding achievement Eclipse’s career defining moment came: X-Men leaders ROC RAIDA, MISTA SINISTA and ROB SWIFT invited Total Eclipse to become an official member of the X-MEN. With the high international demand of the all-star DJ collective shortly after Total Eclipse's induction, the X-Ecutioners' show hit the road, visiting all 4 major continents as well as the Caribbean.
As a member of the X-Ecutioners, Total Eclipse went from DJ to recording artist, releasing the group's independent success, X-Pressions in 1997. Taking his craft to the next level, he and the group went on to sign a multi-album deal with Steve Rifkind's Loud Records imprint, releasing their major debut, the critically acclaimed “Built From Scratch”. The eclectic album, all made by turntables and artist collaborations was a major success earning the Hip Hop DJ icons commercial recognition. Now with their mainstream appeal, the group appeared in numerous major tours like Eminem's famed Anger Management Tour and Linkin Park's Project Revolution Tour. Today, Total Eclipse continues to be one of the scene’s most sought after DJs. Whether it's rocking a hot party for corporate companies like Maxim, Nike, MTV and BET, or manning the turntables and developing mind-blowing performances with hot talents like Miri Ben-Ari (Universal Records), taking part and representing at annual events like THE ROCKSTEADY ANNIVERSARY or ZULU NATION ANNIVERSARY IN NYC for true Hip Hop heads, he continues to take his craft to the next level everyday by developing amazing club sets and showcase routines. What separates TOTAL ECLIPSE from the rest is his diverse style, able to rock any crowd anywhere as easily as he wins battles.
DJ Hot Tub Johnnie
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027