Tiana Canterbury – Hip Hop’s Hot Stepper


Originally posted on Ms Hennessey Speaks Blog:

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In the world of hip hop choreography and dance, the style and moves change as much as the music genre itself. A constant lesson in evolution, hip hop dance is an essential part of what makes the genre a unique and expressive hybrid of movement through song. When it comes to creating those moves, it takes a special and talented individual blessed with the gift of rhythm, form and confidence to create combinations that both inspire and ignite the human form. And nobody ignites the imagination and the form better than Sydney based dancer and choreographer Tiana Canterbury.

Looking back at her evolutionary career in the world of hip hop dance, the South African born powerhouse has been forging her successful career for the last 15 years in the Australian hip hop community. As a dancer, Canterbury has performed in an array of venues from clubs, stage, TV and the…

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LIVE AFRO LATIN GOODNESS TONIGHT | The Cactus Channel and The Liberators playing live at 505 (280 Cleveland St Surry Hills)


LIVE AFRO LATIN GOODNESS TONIGHT | The Cactus Channel and The Liberators playing live at 505 (280 Cleveland St Surry Hills)

Info / https://www.facebook.com/events/899856276696821/?ref=ts&fref=ts

The Cactus Channel have been cooling down since releasing their second collection of instrumental fire starters, but as winter comes its time to rub some hands together and de mist the windscreen before heading back into the dankest shed in Melbourne to begin the writing of their next release. They are hitting up two of their favourite spots up North.

The Cactus Channel are consistently turning heads and shifting opinions about what it is to be an instrumental 10 piece band in the era of laptop producers and Kanye. No doubt they will continue to do so with their next release. Joined by afrobeat powerhouse The Liberators (SYD). It promises to be big (huge), don’t oversleep.

The Liberators

Inspired by Afrobeat and American funk, The Liberators are a rock solid outfit typifying the Nigerian Afrobeat sound of 70’s Africa. The Sydney Based 10 piece create a fierce array of super heavy grooves that ensure you are served with some sizzling treats. Continuing on from the success of their self titled debut album (2011), and follow up album ‘Power Struggle’ (2013), The Liberators dedication and commitment has resulted in a positive following within Australia and globally with worldwide radio play.

www.thecactuschannel.com/gigs/140726

Lioness Warehouse Party w/ Kid Sublime (Dopeness Galore, Teppne, Rush Hour) + Inkswell (Adel) – This Saturday – July 26 | Deep House, Garage, Disco


Our good friends over at Lioness will host another legendary warehouse jam featuring underground house don Kid Sublime direct from Amsterdam with local support from Edseven, Inkswell, Fred Tectonic, Henry Compton. Happening tomorrow night in a fresh inner city warehouse space.

BYO party situation with maximum underground vibes, well recommended.
10pm / BYO
Tickets via www.lioness.net.au

Fill the smoke machine and reach for the lazer, Lioness is back for a proper warehouse party.

We are stoked to announce that on Saturday 26th July ‘Kid Sublime’ (Rush Hour/Dopeness Galore) will be joining us in Sydney, all the way from Amsterdam.

Anyone that caught him in 2011 at Mad Racket will be familiar with his deep and soulful selection style. 70′s Disco, US Garage, Detroit Techno and plenty of his own productions twist and turn dancers on a joyful journey.

As a founding member of the Rednose Distrikt collective, his ear for a sample and innovative approach to production can be heard throughout his broad range of releases. From the Deep House series ‘Basement Works’ (Rush Hour) to the soul inspired ‘Basement Soul’ album (Kindred Spirits). He lands in Australia fresh from a Japanese tour to mark the release of his latest album ‘Hot Water Music’ (Teppen).

But that’s not all….

Original Lioness family ‘Inkswel’ (Rush Hour/Hot Shot) is also on the bill, a DJ that holds the torch for those who cannot be pigeon holed.

A flurry of recent releases has seen the hype for Inkswel rise over the last 12 months. His Cloudeaters EP (Hot Shot) topping both Juno and Rush Hour charts and featured as vinyl release of the week by fact Magazine. This will be Inkswels’ last Sydney date before his upcoming European tour that sees him jumping boarders from London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow and beyond.

Lioness residents Edseven, Henry Compton and Fred Tectonic join the dots and fill in the gaps.

10pm / BYO
Tickets via www.lioness.net.au

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvZ3YIeM3ec

LIVE SOUL MUSIC / #GenerationNuSoul – This Thursday at Foundry616 feat. Sarsha Simone, Thando Sikwila & Rosie Henshaw


Sarsha Simone, Thando & Rosie + The Bees at Foundry616 this Thursday July 24th!

Generation Nu Soul presents a night where R&B, jazz and future soul music will collide, shattering your perception of Australian soul music.

“With Simone’s comparatively upbeat vibe, Thando’s hypnotic grooves, and the mellow bliss of Rosie Henshaw, resistance is futile.” - Sydney Morning Herald
Generation Nu Soul presents a night of incredible original music from three of Australia’s most unique emerging artists, each with their own compelling musicality. For one night only at Foundry 616 on the 24th July, 2014, Sarsha Simone, Thando (Melb), and Rosie + The Bees will take to the stage with their bands, in an intimate setting where R&B, jazz and future soul music will collide.

All three powerhouse women have developed their own sound with an approach that ultimately has set them in a league of their own. Generation Nu Soul is special pop up event that highlights unique musicians with a flair for individuality, substance and raw musicality.

Where: Foundry 616 | 616 Harris St, Ultimo

Time: Dinner 630pm | Show starts at 830pm

Cost: $20.00 + b.f | $25.00 at the door

Tickets: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/18224/sarsha_simone__thando__rosie__the_bees.aspx

Get to know the artists//

ROSIE + THE BEES//

Rosie & The Bees almost mischievously draw on a myriad of musical genres to present something that sounds like nothing else.”– Lloyd Bradford-skye, The Australian Stage

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THANDO//

Thando and her band have created a sound that can only be described as slick, sexy soul.”

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SARSHA SIMONE//

“Although she is a newcomer, she has the type of voice that sounds as if it’s been here before.” – Lady J, SoulBounce on Sarsha Simone

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SOUL OF SYDNEY SET TIMES | 2 ROOMS


★ Soul Of Sydney SET TIMES ★ Sunday July 20 |

Dancing in the key of life… over two rooms !!

★ MAIN ROOM (DOWN STAIRS) – Larry Levan Tribute
1-2PM – EADIE RAMIA (Soul of Sydney, Sprit of House)
2-3 PM – MEEM (Back to Funk – 2ser)
3-4PM – MICHAEL ZAC (Soul of Sydney, Sprit of House)
4-6PM STEPHEN ALLKINS (LOVE TATTOO)
6-7PM – GIAN ARPINO (Tan Crackers Soul Club)
7-8:30 – PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Sprit of House)
8:30-CLOSE – DANNY DE SOUSA

★BACK ROOM | (UPSTAIRS) – Old School Party & beyond hosted by Groovdealers & Feel-Good Funk Collective & friends.

3-4PM – CMAN (MAMA FEEL-GOOD FUNK COLLECTIVE)
4-5PM – DJ SAY WHUT (MAMA FEEL-GOOD FUNK COLLECTIVE)
5-6PM – DJ ADVERSE (GROOVE DEALERS)
6-7PM – JUZZLIKEDAT (LE GARAGE, GROOVEDEALERS)
7-8PM – MAKOTO (GROOVEDEALERS,

Last Min tix on sale at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney

SOUL OF SYDNEY PARTY INFO / SET TIMES / VENUE INFO


★★ Soul Of Sydney Party Updated ★★

★ Venue ★ Party venue has been emailed to ticket holders, please check your email inbox (and spam folder) and let us know if you haven’t received it.

★ Facebook Link
If you have friends who want to come down we have they can get the last few discount $10 tickets at
–> www.facebook.com/events/558650490920842/

★ PARTY INFO ★
- Party has been extended: we are now running from 1pm till about 9 or 10pm (possibly later depending on venue).
- We will be set up INSIDE and another BACK ROOM upstairs with our good friends The Groove Dealers and Mama-Feel-Good Funk Collective and friends.
- Official Facebook EVENT HERE, we will be posting all updated party info, mixes, photos & videos. PLEASE JOIN & SPREAD THE WORD
- Fully licensed bar and restaurant, please no BYO
- 18+ event, no young ones for this event sorry.
- Parking: there is plenty of street parking around and there is a couple of paid parking stations just down the st.
- CLOAK ROOM: We will have a cloak room set up this time around for any coats, bags or belongings.
- DOOR SALES: We will have some very limited door sales, if we dont sell out earlier., but it really depends on capacity. We advice snapping up the final pre-sales on sale tonight.
- LUNCH: The have a great restaurant that will be open early & doing lunch time specials early on.
- No thongs will be allowed for this jam due to venue licensing restrictions, sneakers are cool and easier to dance in :)
- Please bring printed tickets, Photo ID, a smile and your dancing shoes :)
- Remember to trust the DJ’s they are professional body movers !

★ SET TIMES ★
MAIN ROOM (DOWN STAIRS) – Larry Levan Tribute

1-2PM – EADIE RAMIA (Soul of Sydney, Sprit of House)
2-3 PM – MEEM (Back to Funk – 2ser)
3-4PM – MICHAEL ZAC (Soul of Sydney, Sprit of House)
4-6PM STEPHEN ALLKINS (LOVE TATTOO)
6-7PM – GIAN ARPINO (Tan Crackers Soul Club)
7-8:30 – PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Sprit of House)
8:30-CLOSE – DANNY DE SOUSA

BACK ROOM | (UPSTAIRS) – Old School Party & beyond hosted by The Groovdealers & Feel-Good Funk Collective & friends.

3-4PM – CMAN (MAMA FEEL-GOOD FUNK COLLECTIVE)
4-5PM – DJ SAY WHUT (MAMA FEEL-GPPD FUNK COLLECTIVE)
5-6PM – DJ ADVERSE (GROOVE DEALERS)
6-7PM – JUZZLIKEDAT (LE GARAGE, GROOVEDEALERS)
7-8PM – MAKOTO (GROOVEDEALERS,


Follow us at at FACEBOOK for updates on our next secret jam.
Mixtapes Videos & Updated Party Info at here at facebook
www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty

· #soulofsydney is our official hash tag, feel free to share your instagram photos, videos & and check out our page at www.instagram.com/soulofsydney and dont forget to tag us in at Facebook too :).

EVENT: SAT. 19TH JULY: ‘SECRET HEAT’ – YELO MAGIC, EDSEVEN, CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT @ LANSDOWNE HOTEL


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This Saturday night, Sydney crews combine for THE OPENING OF SECRET HEAT at the Lansdowne Hotel (upstairs and newly renovated).
No lock out, come early or come through for your after after party… 3am close.
Strictly good vibes all night with DJs:
Yelo Magic (Love Bombs)
Edseven (Lioness)
Juzzlikedat (Le Garage)
CMan (Mama Feel good Funk Collective)


Saturday July 19th
Lansdowne Hotel (upstairs)
2-6 City Rd Chippendale
10pm-3am
$10 door

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1445225075727359