Friday Mixtape: The Sounds of WATUSSI : Afro-Colombian Roots Funk & Reggae HEAT by Soul of Sydney DJ’s


As we head in to Australia Day long weekend, we through it is only right we share some dope local music for our Friday Mixtape. This is one from April last year and featuring some straight tropical Afro Latin HEAT courtesy of a little podcast tribute we put together for our good friends local 8 piece Latin funk powerhouse WATUSSI.

Style: Afro-Colombian Reggae, Roots, Funk & Beyond
Time: 45 Mins
Recorded:April 1 2004

1/ Cuando Sera
2/ Otra
3/ Tu Te Vas
4/ Nina
5/ Baila
6/ El olvido
7/ Como mi ritmo
8/ Africa
9/ Echale fuego
10/ Seguimos

Links;
www.watussi.com.au
www.watussimusic.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/watussiband

HIP HOP FILM: NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC – Encore Screening – Saturday Jan 31st 2015


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NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC
The Journey. The Music. The Legacy…

The Film. The Sydney premiere of One9 + Erik Parker‘s 2014 feature-length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas‘ 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, Illmatic has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America.

We’re thrilled our goodfriends at Groovescooter are doing a special encore screening to close out Nas’ 2015 Australian tour, where he’ll be performing the album in full –

The documentary Featuring Nas alongside the likes of Roxanne Shanté, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Jabari “Jungle” Jones, Fab 5 Freddy, Pete Rock,Dr Cornell West, Busta Rhymes and others, after selling out two screenings late last year we now have chance to catch it on the big screen.

NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC

Two Screenings Only at Golden Age Cinema + Bar
Surry Hills
• 6.30 PM SATURDAY 31 JANUARY 2015
ENCORE SCREENING

TICKETS: BOOK TICKETS ON-LINE HERE

BE QUICK – WILL SELL OUT!
PRESENTED BY GROOVESCOOTER + EASTSIDE RADIO

EVENT: Russ Dewbury’s Jazz Rooms uk Funk and Soul Club present Emma Donovan & The Putbacks at The Basement Sydney – Sat Jan 31


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Our good friend Russ Dewbury of UK’s Jazz Room fame is back for in town and hosting his infamous Funk and Soul Club for 2015. After previous sold out shows featuring The Liberators, Craig Charles and Jorge Montiel over the last couple of years he brings his power house show back to THE BASEMENT for 2015 with the help of Melbourne’s powerhouse vocal talents EMMA DONOVAN and her band THE PUTBACKS (Hope Street Recordings) as well a host of dope DJ’s including RUSS DEWBURY (Jazz Rooms – UK) and JORGE MONTIEL (Los Charlys Orchestra Boogiman – London)

Happening next Saturday 31st January at The Basement

Admission $25 – $30 on Door (if available)

Info /
www.jazzrooms.tumblr.com/
www.thebasement.com.au

Australia Disco & Funk Edit Compilation | That’s Not an Edit #1 feat. DJ MEEM, JR DYNAMITE, DJ SOUP & more.


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Getting in early for Australia Day our good mates Hober Mallow and JR Dynamite have put out this dope collection of home grow Soul, Funk and Disco edits, remixes and original cuts featuring some of our favorite local producers from around this great country.

Including Soul of Sydney crowd favorite DJ MEEM, JR Dynamite, MR CHOMBEE DJ SOUP and more.

  1. Hober Mallow ­ The Pig Baypack
  2. Daigo ­ Lonely Coffee Break
  3. Featurecast ­ Set it off (Dastardly Kuts Shakin Your Ass Rerub)
  4. Zapp and Roger ­ Just Enough (Casual Connection Rework)
  5. Tower of Power ­ We Came to Play (Mr. Chombee Edit)
  6. Skyrider ­ Take a Look at me (Copycat re­take)
  7. Meem ­ Everybody Ready
  8. Soup ­ Mama Always on stage
  9. Rick James ­ Moon Child (PhysiQue Dub Edit)
  10. Samuse ­ Tout le Monde (CC:Disco Edit)
  11. Klue ­ Musta (Neville brothers ­ Voodoo)
  12. Brother to Brother ­ Chance With You (Personal Best Edit)
  13. Gang do Tagarela ­ Rappers Delight (JR.Dynamite Edits)

LISTEN // HERE

THIS SUNDAY | Free Park Jam | SOUL OF SYDNEY DJs at SYDNEY FESTIVAL HYDE PARK BANDSTAND STAGE – 12-5:30pm


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Soul of Sydney DJ & Friends are officially bringing the party vibes at SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2015, we are honored to be hosting three open air, free and family friendly events with a collective of our favorite DJ’s, Dancers and MC and Artists.

NEXT EVENT /

★ SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends at SYDNEY FESTIVAL VILLAGE BANDSTAND ★

/ This Sunday Jan 18 from 12-5:30pm

Join Facebook Event
www.facebook.com/events/1587314478164960/

at Hyde Park Festival Village Bandstand [Just near Messina, entry from Archibald fountain]

Free Party / Open Air Jam / Music / Kid Friendly Vibes

★★ Info, Map and Set Times /www.facebook.com/events/1587314478164960/

Soul of Sydney DJ’s & friends take over the decks for an afternoon of Feel-Good Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop & Beyond in the lush surrounds of HYDE PARK festival village.

Free Party / Kid Friendly / Positive Party Vibes / Music / Jump Rope / Limbo / Dancing in the Key of Life /

★★ Set Times /
12pm – SHIRENE D’SILVA (Soul of Sydney, Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
1pm – MEEM (Back to Funk Radio, 2ser)
2pm – DJ CMAN (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
3pm – PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)
4pm – FRENZIE (Groove Therapy Radio, 2SER)

Positive Party vibes dance showcase and more courtesy of our good friends at DANCEKOOL STUDIO + SOUL PATROL dance crew and friends.

★★ Info, Map and Set Times /www.facebook.com/events/1587314478164960/

★ Sydney Festival Village, Transport Info & Maps /
www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2015/festival-village

INFO /
– We will be down there DJing rain hail or shine, cover is limited if it rains. – Accompanied kids are welcomed & there is fully licensed bars opening from 4:30pm.
– There is plenty of food there check outwww.sydneyfestival.org.au/2015/festival-village for more updated info on the festival village.
#soulofsydney is the official hash tag, feel free to tag us in to any part posts
– mixtapes and warm up podcasts of DJ’s playing atwww.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney


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NYD 2015 WRAP UP /

NYD PHOTOS ONLINE & FIRST BATCH OF RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS ONLINE
CLICK HERE

PHOTOS | NYD 2015

We have just uploaded the first batch of amazing photos from SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD SPECIAL 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1526848237565937&set=a.1526437984273629.1073741833.100007223264927&type=3&l=b5cef28fa4&theater

Check them out here.
http://on.fb.me/1BtFRUc

★ Add us for updated on our next secret jams, warehouse parties, park jams & events. | Add SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s –> www.facebook.com/soulofsydneydjs

★ Next Party | Free Sydney Festival Shows | ★ Soul of Sydney at Sydney Festival 2015 ★ Fri Jan 9 ★ Sunday Jan 11 ★ Sunday Jan 18

Info / JOIN –> www.facebook.com/events/1587314478164960

ADD SOUL OFSYDNEY FOR UPDATED ON NEXT SECRET PARTY, WAREHOUSE JAM, PICNIC OF EVENTSADD SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS –> www.facebook.com/soulofsydneydjsTake a bow Sydney!That was one hell of a show on NYD. It is such an inspiration seeing you all come together unite, dance and celebrate 2015 as one extended funky family.Sending a massive THANK YOU to DJ’s, Dancers and Funk Fans who turned out to help make SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD SPECIAL such a memorable jam. We are honestly so blessed to call many of your friends and it is such a rewarding thing seeing you all enjoy the day.

Happy New Year & Thank you all for keeping the faith in us and our party ideas and giving us so much love and support. That was officially the biggest SOUL OF SYDNEY jam we have ever put our name to and a perfect start to 2015.

We had the chance to book a 5 or 6 international DJs who were offered for NYD and we said no to each one by one. We made a conscious effort from a couple of months ago to stick solid with our home grown DJ talent to showcase the real SOUL OF SYDNEY.

Sydney’s professional body movers at the top of their game whose musical ideals hard work and talent have been shaping a cities dance floors for years.
We wanted to cover some musical ground yesterday, from staple FUNK and SOUL, HIP HOP, GARAGE, DISCO, HOUSE and even NEW JACK SWING, 80’s FUNK, R&B & DANCEHALL vibes up stairs., we knew each going to bring their own brand of FEEL-GOOD party vibes.

What an absolute pleasure to sit back and witness SYDNEY FINEST who have probably never been on a bill together throwing it down in the biggest Soul of Sydney event we have ever put our name to.

Much respect lads, you really are the HEART & SOUL of SYDNEY and we thank you all for making us look so good.

Big love to the DJ’s who put on a proper lesson in body rocking.

Craig Cman Oopsup-Sideyahead
James Locksmith
Graham Mandroules
Stephen Ferris
Phillip Taouk
Mike Who
Michael Moebus
Simon Caldwell
Kosta Ellis | Superbreak
DJ Libre | Maestro Libre
Eds O’Loughlin
Deejay Naiki
Nasser T-dj
DJ SayWhut?! | Karl Saywhut Palma
DJ MOTO
DJ Seb One
Soul of Sydney DJ’s
All Souled Out DJ’s

Also special shout out to Sydney Streetartproject Billy Kid Clothing and Eden Dessalegn for helping us showcase some street culture, art around our music scene. Respect, its an absolute pleasure to work with some of Sydney’s hardest working creative cats.

Add us for updated on our next secret block parties, park jams, rooftop parties and more.

ADD SOUL OF SYDNEY at www.facebook.com/soulofsydneydjs

FOLLOW SOUL OF SYDNEY |
www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
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www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney

+ LIVE SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT SHOWCASE feat. BILLY KID & friends & LIVE HAIR BRAIDING thanks to EDEN STYLZ.

Follow Us / Info /
Check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more info
add us at www.facebook.com/souofsydneydjs
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Mix disco, garage, house | DJ SIMON CALDWELL (Mad Racket, FBI Radio) – Disco & Garage Vibes live at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 | 11pm Main Room Set


This was such an enjoyable set from NYD, Sydney underground legend DJ SIMON CALDWELL working his magic throwing down the early house disco and garage vibes at 11pm in our main room on NYD 2015.

LISTEN / https://www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney/simoncaldwell