DJ Bribe - 2008 Stealth Magazine board post

DJ Bribe - 2008 Stealth Magazine board post notifying people of his unfortunate passing

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R.I.P. DJ BRIBE (ANGUS) djsheep - 7-2-2008 at 10:25

It is with great upset that I am writing this message.

Angus (DJ Bribe) passed away this morning.

Angus was a legend in Brisbane and a pioneer on the turntables in Australia. He was one of the dudes who taught me basic cuts (transforming) and beat juggles when I started DJing... also schooled me on all "old school" hip-hop, battles and that...

Angus was a big fan of DJs from Philadelphia (Too Tuff, Cash Money, Tat Money, etc.)

I've got a video of him battling a local DJ, just tearing shit up in 1989?, If he woulda gone up against DJ Aladdin that year, he would have put Aussie on the map for battle DJs...

You can namecheck for him in old issues of Hype, Zest, Vapours, etc. magazines..

Sad news.

R.I.P. Angus... 1969-2008.

http://www.myspace.com/djbribe
idiotproof - 7-2-2008 at 10:50

What the f*ck.
NO!!! I only got back in contact with Angus last year.
He seemed all enthused through the whole world of Myspace reconnecting with people. Though i closed mine down last year, I still managed to communicate & reminisce with him about old times before i did.
I know he hooked up with Ransom only recently when down in Melb.

Shit, this really is crap. Nice guy & definitely a DMC world contender.

38 yrs old. Damn... This sux. He was great fella.
I'm somewhat shellshocked.

http://www.myspace.com/djbribe

R.I.P.
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[Edited on 7-2-2008 by idiotproof]
Lokomotives - 7-2-2008 at 10:51

Damn shame. Especially since I heard there was plans to try and get him and ASK to redo the battle they never really got to have back in late 80s ... which would have been great to witness.

Yo Bev you got any links to mixes/footage online from Bribe?

RIP....

[Edited on 7-2-2008 by Lokomotives]
SonarOne - 7-2-2008 at 11:12

RIP
djsheep - 7-2-2008 at 12:04

Yeah Blaze, horrible. A real fucking shame mate.

as far as footage. I have the 89 Brisbane DMC finals on video, Angus gave me a dub back in the day, then lost his copy, which was the original, so I guess it's the only copy. I'm gunna digitize it. You will all see then what the f*ck is up with DJ Bribe. That dude was a monster, cutting up Beats to the rhyme by run DMC, doing crazy cuts... oh man, that video to me is still top notch... compared to even what DJs do today.

peace.
djsheep - 7-2-2008 at 12:10

there's cuts on the end of the Flava Flav track on this myspace page

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendi...

The Flav stuff was recorded live at the Brisbane concert "Tour of a Black Planet" at Festival Hall in 1990 (first concert I went to)

The stuff after it was taken from a tape out the sound desk of Flav hyping up Angus' set at Lexington Queen nightclub on Queen Street (where Showgirls is now).

Hit cutting was getting more modern, but I loved his old school chirps and that...

peace.
ElCallejero - 7-2-2008 at 12:42

Very sad news.
Bribe was a true pioneer & old school legend.
Does anyone remember that old film clip that featured some electro track in the background & Angus & Katch were in the clip at rocking horse or central station records?One of them was wearing a sleeping bag records t-shirt.
That was one of my first glimpses of Australian hip hop & i'll never forget it.
Rest In Peace.
S&RO - 7-2-2008 at 13:03

RIP
Frenzie - 7-2-2008 at 14:26

Quote:
Originally posted by ElCallejero
Does anyone remember that old film clip that featured some electro track in the background & Angus & Katch were in the clip at rocking horse or central station records?

That was one of my first glimpses of Australian hip hop & i'll never forget it.

Dam straight - I got that on VHS somewhere..
That video was awesome - I used to live in Melbourne back then, and watching that video with Angus, Hams, Katch, and the B Boy Allstars really gave me a sense that this shit was truly national!

Angus was a true King!
Seeing him in the mentioned video, Hype Magazine, Vapors Mag as a kid really inspired me..

Over the years I got to befriend him, and was honored to work with him in my Brisbane days.

He truly was an Australian pioneer and one of our first Kings!
chewz - 7-2-2008 at 14:43

RIP DJ BRIBE
Missed by many
SLAP618 - 7-2-2008 at 14:51

RIP
AliaK - 7-2-2008 at 17:09

I'm in shock. just heard via an email. I hope Bobby is ok.
he was a great dj (hip hop & dance communities, though I know he was concentrating on hip hop only for the past years since I left bris) and friend.
MarkBoogie - 7-2-2008 at 19:01

RIP

He reached out to me last year via MySpace. He was very up-beat and passionate, and keen to re-connect with a lot of the people he knew through hip hop that he had lost contact with.

To his friends and family if we can do anything via this site to assist, to commemorate please let me know.
peakhour - 7-2-2008 at 19:58

sad new's indeed....

rest in peace..
Size 13 - 7-2-2008 at 21:06

R.I.P.

My condolences to Angus's family and friends.

[Edited on 7-2-2008 by Size 13]
Joe J - 7-2-2008 at 23:02

RIP

All my condolences to Angus's family and friends.
You'll be missed by many.

Peace
AliaK - 8-2-2008 at 07:46

classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmGGTDWAo9k
Arkitek - 8-2-2008 at 08:42

the flavor flav joint sheep mentioned was very dope...

RIP
Michael Robinson - 8-2-2008 at 09:07

Quote:
watching that video with Angus, Hams, Katch, and the B Boy Allstars really gave me a sense that this shit was truly national!

Angus was a true King!
Seeing him in the mentioned video, Hype Magazine, Vapors Mag as a kid really inspired me..
Quote:

Oh yeah...the regularity of Hype and the whole Brisbane scene seemed a head of the curve in terms of cohesivness and promotion during that time. Plus I always wondered how to the guy in the fashion shoot in one issue got the black eye...

RIP, 38(?) is way to early.

[Edited on 8-2-2008 by Michael Robinson]

Lab-Gangsta - 8-2-2008 at 10:32

This is sad news indeed.

RIP

:(
idiotproof - 8-2-2008 at 10:36

Taken from the Brisbane/Gold Coast forum @inthemix.
http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=217291

"His funeral will be held at Wednesday 13th at 10am. Centenary Memorial Gardens Brisbane.

Family would like friends & fans to attend. They have ask me to post details.

Details will be in saturdays courier mail."
explosions - 9-2-2008 at 06:08

the guy didnt have a black eye... he had only one eye.
not gonna say more. check "the clan"

RIP ANGUS from sumkant and boomski.
AliaK - 13-2-2008 at 19:51

fyi - there's a facebook group started by some of the dance party crowd. I'm sure the hip hop people would be welcome also. (in bris it was generally a crossover crowd anyway - many people went to both)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9954377092&ref=mf

there's some tributes planned also.
YouDee - 8-3-2008 at 19:37

Bribe Tribute on Sat the 5th of April @ the Jubilee Hotel.

Offensive Linesmen, Robby Balboa.
DJs Freestyle, Katch, Damage and special guests.

$10 entry. All profits go towards pressing up a tribute 12".
CazalsForAll - 9-3-2008 at 06:51

:(
Mistery973 - 9-3-2008 at 10:41

Friggin hell! I heard a rumour about this and wanted to check it on here...sad to hear it's true. Legend dude and true pioneer of the Queensland scene, I know he'll be missed by a lot of people. Respect.
CazalsForAll - 9-3-2008 at 14:46

Yeah, really really sad to hear about this. Bribe sounds like a top guys for real...

Peace to all of you , and let me just say how much I love the sense of unity and community in the AU hip hop scene things like this shows! Otherwise just in general as well! :D

EDIT: Yeah, Ive sobered up a bit.

[Edited on 9-3-2008 by CazalsForAll]
YouDee - 29-3-2008 at 20:42

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7 days away. Should be a dope night.
YouDee - 4-4-2008 at 23:25

Tonight!