TOUR NEWS: Prince is heading to SYDNEY THIS FEB


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Almost four years since his last Australian tour, Prince is returning later this month for a much more intimate tour.

The solo shows, known as the Piano And Microphone tour, will be the most scaled back shows Prince has performed outside his now legendary (very) late night performances at small clubs and bars such as Bennetts Lane in Melbourne and the Basement in Sydney, hours after his stadium and arena shows have closed down.

This is not an Edit vol. 4 | Australian Funk Soul Disco Edits


We are seriously loving the fourth installment of ‘This is not an Edit’, a  digital complication of all Australian Soul, Funk & Disco edits, hard crafted by some of our favorite local DJ’s, Producers & Edit maestro’s.

568698-597091aa-f290-11e3-94a8-09c2117d0a9eThis edition features a dope selection reworks by the likes of;

CC:Disco!
Meem
Dj Soup
The Owl
JR.Dynamite
Hober Mallow
Timber
Paris Groovescooter
Jayo
Phil Toke
Frankee More
Caratgold
Downtown Secret Society

Check out more from the legends at soundcloud too, check out the other Tasty tunes by some of Australia’s choicest DJ’s and Producers.

 

 

Mixtape: Rare Australian Soul + Funk, Boogie and Disco H.E.A.T by DJ MK-1 and DJ Kinetic


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Absolutely loving this mix from our good friends local crate diggers, DJ’s, Radio Hosts and all round legends, DJ Kinetic and MK-1.

An hour plus of the finest rare homegrown Australian Funk, Soul, Disco & Boogie sounds from the 60’s and 70’s and beyond.

We have had this on repeat since they released it last week on January 26 (Australia Day Long) and it is honestly one of the most well researched and well put together mix we have been lucky enough to hear.

Props to these cats for taking the initiative and putting it the man-hours to dig through to find so many of these gems.

Check it out in full and be sure to give these cats some love online and check them out for more killer mixes.

SOCIAL LOVE /
Find DJ MK1 online HERE

 

 

 

 

Soul of Sydney Picnic – on Today from 12pm till 5pm at Hyde Park (Sydney Festival Village)


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Soul of Sydney free picnic ON TODAY from 12pm.

Info //
www.facebook.com/events/1016089875100948/

Free // Kid Friendly Picnic and Park-jam Vibes at Sydney Festival village (Hyde Park)

Set Times //

12 PM – 1 PM – DJ JON (Eastside Radio 89.7FM)
1 PM – 2 PM – DJ LICHE Dj (Soul D’lite Radio – 2rdj)
2PM – 3 PM – MEEM (Back to Funk Radio – 2ser)
3PM – 4 PM – DJ MK-1 (Universal Zulu Nation, Bondi Beach Radio)
4PM – 5 PM – PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House)

Hosted by: Emcee Queen, MUMA MEGS

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Soul Train, Limbo, Jump-Rope and Positive Party vibes by SOUL PATROL DANCERS & DANCEKOOL FAMILY.

Free – Kid Friendly – Soul and Funk Picnic Park Jam vibes

Info //
www.facebook.com/events/1016089875100948/

SOUL OF SYDNEY FUNK PICNIC | at HYDE PARK FOR SYDNEY FESTIVAL VILLAGE | THIS SUNDAY


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SOUL OF SYDNEY AT SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2015

FESTIVAL GARDEN – HYDE PARK – SUNDAY 24 JANUARY
Hot of the heels of a sold out NYD party, Soul Of Sydney are presenting 4 picnic jams in Hyde Park for Sydney Festival. Sunday 24th feat Soul Of Sydney DJs and friends Dj Jon, DJ Liche, Meem, Phil Toke & DJ MK-1.

Always a great vibe happening in Hyde Park in January – be there!

 

Doing it in the PARK again THIS SUNDAY closing out the 2nd edition of our Sydney Festival picnics.

Join us for some bare-feet disco dancing, Soul Train, Limbo and more in the Sunshine from 12pm.

Music by
GRAHAM MANDROULES
STEPHEN FERRIS
PETER GLASS
PHIL TOKE
SEB 1
Hosted by Mirrah feat. The Soul Patrol Dancers and Dancekool Family.
Free | Kid Friendly Vibes | 12pm till 5pm | Hyde Park Festival Village

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– Live SOUL TRAIN, LIMBO, ELECTRIC SLIDE & POSITIVE PARTY VIBES by Soul Patrol dancers & friends.

– Live HAIR BRAIDING by EDEN STYLES
– Live ART by BILLY KID

 

Strictly for the LOVE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School party jams & beyond – Live Soul Train Showcase & Dance Showcase

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Doing it strictly for the LOVE | Dancing in the KEY OF LIFE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams | Sydney’s Friendliest Dance-floor

ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY COLLECTIVE & MUSIC EVENTS

SOUL OF SYDNEY: are an independent, grassroots artist run cooperative bonded by a love of ‘FUNK’ and ‘SOUL’ based music in all its forms, a creative family of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers working to promote and support the music they love as well as the street culture (breaking, DJing, street art) around it in Sydney.

From humble begins in 2009 originally as a blog and social network, it was not long before the collective took a chance on a sunny Sunday afternoon to throw a one off secret Sunday afternoon picnic nearly 4 years ago. Setting up turntables and a renegade sound-system in a park in the inner west Sydney with a simple idea to bring FEEL-GOOD FUNK & SOUL music in an atmosphere where people had the freedom express themselves, where dancers connected with DJ’s and DJ’s had the liberty to play anything they were feeling.

Taking musical inspiration from pioneering Hip Hop, Disco & House DJ’s and parties & clubs from 70’s, 80’S of such as; David Mancuso’s The Loft (NYC), Larry Levan’s and Paradise Garage, Kool Herc’s Block Parties, Ron Hardy, Grandmaster Flash and Frankie Knuckles. As well as encouragement from current esteemed music events such as New York’s ‘Body and Soul’, LA’s ‘The Do Over’ and UK’s Southport Weekender, the Soul of Sydney family knew there was a need to take things back to the roots of those musical scenes as a cooperative and with the events.

Soul of Sydney’s distinctive focal characteristics of dance-floor expression, crowd participation and an inclusive party environment has seen the events really take on their own unmistakable feel. A delicate approach to getting down where DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and Musicians from difference culture, age brackets and social scenes can meet away from the usual late night bar and club situation. They meet on a dance floor to connect through music on a dance floor to celebrate music’s uniting power. With positive party vibes encouraged, you can anticipate all kinds of dance floor fun including crowds that get down with classic Soul Train lines, Boys, Breakers, Poppers and Lockers getting down, Roller Boogie Flash Mob dancers and even the odd limbo lines or group jump rope on the floor.  (Check out some of the videos below for an idea of how they get down HERE)

Always keeping it fresh with a secret locations (released only to ticket holders via email or SMS), they have thrown parties in all kinds of out of the ordinary spaces including; public parks, lane-ways, car parks, beaches, skate parks, art galleries, rooftops, warehouses, courtyards, restaurant spaces and fresh venues spaces around town.

Four years on their open musical ideals have not changed, deeply focused highlighting quality ‘feel-good’ funk vibes in all its splendor, you can expect DJ’s to dig deep in their crates and pull out all kinds of gems from Afro-Beat, Latin-Funk, New York Disco, Roller Boogie, to early Chicago House, classic 90’s Hip Hop jams and beyond at the jams.

Drawing on their musical ROOTS and INSPIRATIONS, you will typically hear the sounds of James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles blaring through the speakers, along with a heavy dose of rare hidden gems intertwined for good measure too.

Always moving forward with a smile the last few years have defiantly been an amazing for Soul of Sydney since that first picnic back in 2011. They have been asked to curate and bring their own unique brand of Funk party as part of a a host of some of the largest well established festivals in Sydney, including Sydney Festival – Hyde Park Festival Village & Parramatta Opening Party, Sydney Fringe Festival, Vivid 2015, Soulfest, The African Film Festival just to name a few.

Check out mixes, videos and party videos and more at

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Doing it strictly for the LOVE | Dancing in the KEY OF LIFE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams | Sydney’s Friendliest Dance-floor


LINKS //

PAST PARTIES VIDEOS MIXTAPES AND MORE 

LIVE MIX: Sydney Funk Godfather GRAHAM MANDROULES live at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD SPECIAL | Jan 1 2016 – 5pm Courtyard Vibes


MIX: Sydney Funk Godfather GRAHAM MANDROULES (All Souled Out DJ’s) live at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2016 – 5-6pm.

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It is always a pleasure and an absolute blessing to be able to witness home legends of Sydney’s party scene work their magic behind the turntables. We have been banging this recording for a few weeks and so blessed we captured this special moment, what an amazing set!

As one of the handful of cats who helped nurture and shape Soul and Funk scene from as far back as 70’s, Graham has literally been living the DJ’s dream moving bodies with his memorable sets since the 70’s.

As a little treat on the week he celebrates 60th birthday please enjoy this recording of one of Sydney’s undisputed don’s doing it strictly for the love of Funk & Soul goodness and be buy him a birthday beer if you see floating around this weekend.

On New Year’s Day this year we were fortunate to host a very special set from good friend and SYDNEY FUNK GODFATHER DJ GRAHAM MANDROULES in the beautiful sunshine. It was truly an amazing scene to sit back and see an absolute don looking over a sea of smiling faces celebrating the start on a new year.

Catch Graham doing it again THIS SUNDAY closing out the 2nd edition of our Sydney Festival picnics. Join us for some bare-feet disco dancing, Soul Train, Limbo and more in the Sunshine from 12pm.

Info –> www.facebook.com/events/1016089875100948/

Music by
GRAHAM MANDROULES
STEPHEN FERRIS
PETER GLASS
PHIL TOKE
SEB 1

Hosted by Mirrah feat. The Soul Patrol Dancers and Dancekool Family.

Free | Kid Friendly Vibes | 12pm till 5pm | Hyde Park Festival Village