The RIPE headed down to the Prince Band room on Thursday 5 April to catch a peek of the new mixtape, ‘They come at night…mostly,’ put forth by everybody’s favourite local mash-up group – Yacht Club DJs. The dynamic duo of Gaz Harrison and Guy Chappell-Lawrence turned up the heat in the relatively compact nightclub, and we mean literally turned up the thermostat to maximum. We were continually fanning our foreheads and wringing out our t-shirts. The cause of this was that the Yacht Club DJs losing their marbles, as was the crowd. They love to mix up golden oldies with contemporary and catchy rap lyrics, as well as teeny bop classics from the Nineties/Early Noughties.

The eclectic mix included ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’, ‘All I Want For Christmas is You’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘Get Free’ by The Vines, Phil Collins, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Stabbing Westward, and newbies like ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ and a sample of Knife Party.

However it was the finale that stole the show. Who can resist a bit of Blink 182 to reawaken one’s youth? The 300-odd crowd transformed into a giant mosh, leaving no one in its wake. Harrison performed one of the most daring, most dangerous crowd surfing moves ever to be witnessed, circulating the entire room and returning to stage with limited repercussions, or so we were lead to believe.

The Yacht Club DJs are one of the most talented, best known Australian mash-up artists going around. They are also one of the most efficient acts, as they seem to partake in most of the largest music festivals in Australia. For those who want party pretty damn hard and burn some serious calories at the same time, the Yacht Club DJs are your act.


Check out some of the shots from Thursday taken by the RIPE’s Alison Erlanger.

From YACHT CLUB DJs w HUNTING GROUNDS @ PRINCE BANDROOM 05/04/12, posted by on 4/13/2012 (23 items)

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Al Price