Raf Daddy (The 2 Bears / DFA / Rinse FM)
Saturday 11th January 2014
55 Liverpool St
Cheap tickets via www.lioness.net.au
2013 was a pretty, pretty, pretty good year for the Lioness camp. Some big names came down and partied - Recloose, Linkwood, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Inkswel, Steve Spacek, Pablo Valentino.... list list goes on. Smoke machines were drained, strobes blistered and mirror balls spun.
So to kick off 2014 and celebrate Lioness #8 we are excited to welcome back the bear himself, Raf Daddy!
We were lucky enough to have Raf at one of our earlier warehouse parties. Memories are a bit hazy... but during his 4hr set - house, techno, disco and garage all got a spin. The dudes from Basement Jaxx even came for a dance. Raf had such a blast he promised to be back... and well here he is. This time round it's all going off in Sydney's best back room, Goodgod Danceteria.
So what's Raf been up to since then? Shitloads.
Along with Hot Chip bear matey Joe Goddard they've been putting together a follow up to 'Be Strong'. This second LP from 'The 2 Bears' should be out via DFA in mid-2014. He's dished out bear hugs all around the world - Glastonbury, Coachella, Fabric, Boiler Room & Modular's FOR festival. Started up a new project 'The Joy Boys' alongside World Unknown artist YoungTee. Released music from the likes of Roses Gabor, Ashley Beedle & Lady Chann on 'Girls Music', the label he runs with Toddla T. All this while holding down a show on Rinse FM. Jeeez.
Warming up the night and joining the dots will be Lioness residents - Edseven, Henry Compton & Fred Tectonic.