By the mid 90s, new electronic sounds were shaping the club scene.
Abel Toro and Mike McKeon decided that Sydney needed a midweek club night where new school breakbeat and old school hip hop could be heard. Warm Up at Mr Goodbar was launched.
It attracted visiting celebrities, international guest DJs and some of Australia’s best homegrown talent. Adam Freeland declared Warm Up his favourite international club night while Carl Cox described Abel’s set the night he visited as the most diverse he had ever heard.
Celebrity club goers included Kiefer Sutherland, Marilyn Manson and The Stone Roses. Alongside international guest DJs included; Dmitry from Deee-Lite, The Wise Guys, DeeJay Punk Roc, Roni Size, Headrillaz, Bentley Rhythm Ace and Les Rhythmes Digitales visited the decks.
Warm Up supported local talent and helped establish Australian homegrown DJ‘s, with regular appearances by The Rapid Fire Breakers. Over its five year season it played a major role in the resurgence of breakdance culture in Australia, from old school hip hop to new school break beats.