Beatz for the Streets: Perth drum and bass and hip-hop community to come together to raise money for homeless


Beats for the Streetz organiser Scotty Schmidt (left) and artist Stian Macshane Picture: Marie Nirme d469863
Beats for the Streetz organiser Scotty Schmidt (left) and artist Stian Macshane Picture: Marie Nirme d469863

PERTH’s drum and bass and hip-hop community will come together next week to raise money for homeless people in Perth.

Beats for the Streetz will be held at the Rosemount Hotel to raise money for volunteer group Street Friends WA, who provide food and clothing to Perth’s homeless.

Organiser Scott Schmid, aka Scotty Assassin, said he had previously held events to raise money for orphanages in developing countries, but after seeing the numberof homeless people in Perth grow rapidly, he wanted to help those locally needed.

“Walking through Perth I could see that there were more and more people living on the streets and doing it rough,” he said.

“I came across Street Friends while searching on the internet and saw the work the group of volunteers were doing and wanted to support them; they are doing the very thing that I wanted to raise money for.

“I love that they are not an organisation but just a group of kind volunteers wanting to make a difference.”

The event will have some of Perth’s best join forces, with headline act MacShane, who recently won WAM Hip Hop Song of the Year, as well as performances by Bomb Scott (Optamus/Downsyde), Gorilla Tactics, Insinuator Jenske, Matty D, Mystique, Po$taboy, Roelz, Samantics, Stylee, Traction, Weaponess, Xsessiv and Yattaman.

Scotty Assassin said when he heard about Street Friends and the work they did, he called on the hip-hop community to come together.

“I rang some of my mates in the industry and asked if they would be involved and they were more than happy to do it for this cause,” he said.

“One-hundred per cent of the profits will go to Street Friends and the work they do.

“We’re hoping to raise around $2000, so Street Friends can buy a generator, which will make the work they do easier.”

He said he was looking forward to a great night of music to support a good cause.

“It’s going to be a great night and volunteers from Street Friends will be there on the night, so even if you can’t make it to the event, you can come down and donate or organise to drop off some donations of clothing,” he said.

Beats for the Streetz will kick off from 8pm at the Rosemount Hotel on June 8.

Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door.

To purchase tickets visit https://rosemounthotel.oztix.com.au.

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