Larry Levan


feat. Sydney Disco Legend 

STEPHEN ALLKINS [love tattoo]

An afternoon of Feel-Good FUNK, New York DISCO, Roller BOOGIE Jams + Old School party jams from the PARADISE GARAGE era & beyond.

Music from 2pm till 10pm

Hosted by
Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends

Stephen Allkins | Phil Toke | Jim Poe | Alex D | Danny De Sousa

+ more tba.

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New intimate party space | limited capacity jam | 18+ Event

Limited tix from $10 & party info / HERE



SOUL OF SYDNEY | Launched as a collective in 2009 as a new years resolution between local funk and soul enthusiast frustrated with the state of music in Sydney. We are a grassroots independent, artist run cooperative of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers who are bonded by a love of ‘FUNK’ and ‘SOUL’ based music in all its forms. We have come together to promote and support the music we love in Sydney as well as the street culture around it.We launched as a website/blog in 2009 and later grew to host regular Sunday afternoon events in various locations around Sydney since 2011. Focused on showcasing our own brand of feel-good party spirit we have tried to create an atmosphere where DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and Musicians come down to enjoy music out of the usual bar and club situation.

On November 20 2011 just over 3 years ago we threw what was the first soulofsydney block party picnic. Musically moved by recent trips to overseas to New York’s Body and Soul NYC, LA’s The Do Over, and stimulated by musical ideals and legacy of some of the DJ’s, Clubs and producers who laid the foundation for HIP HOP, DISCO & HOUSE. We took a chance purely as a couple of music heads on a sunny Sunday afternoon, set up turntables, and a small sound system in a park in the inner west Sydney with a simple idea to bring FEEL-GOOD FUNK & SOUL music in all its forms, in an environment where people had the freedom express themselves.

Inspired by the musical ideals of early DISCO, HIP HOP and HOUSE scenes, such as; David Mancuso’s The Loft (NYC), Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage, Kool Herc’s Block Parties, Ron Hardy, Grandmaster Flash and Frankie Knuckles, we simply wanted to take things back to the roots of those scenes and bring an open music policy focussed expression.

From Afro-Beat, Funk, New York Disco, Roller Boogie jams to early Chicago House vibes, classic Hip Hop jams beyond, we just wanted a space where DJ’s had the freedom to play more of the music that inspired them, more of their musical ROOTS and INSPIRATIONS which they wouldn’t normally be able to play in usual bar and club sets.

Three years on our musical ideals have not changed, still very open you can expect to hear an everything from the likes of; James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.

Check out more info below for updates, mixtapes and videos from our events:



HIGH SPIRITS WAREHOUSE PARTY | feat. Steele, Prize and Love’s Disciple | Garage, Acid House, Disco

Our good friends at High Spirits will be back on Saturday July 25 for another late dance paying homage to the under house house, disco and acid sounds in a fresh innercity warehouse space.

Info below //
This one will be special for a few reasons. It’s our 20th party. We have secured an intimate new venue deep in the Inner West. Love’s Disciple, Prize and Steele will be playing the records and it will be Steele’s last party before leaving us for an extended period so emotions will be running high.

We’re kicking it off at 9pm. $15 on the door. $10 with a member card or before 10pm. Stay posted for another email a few days out with full address details.

High Spirits HQ xo

Event Debut this Sunday 5th July will hit capacity: SISTAS WITH SOUL “Soul on 22″ – register your spot free ASAP

Originally posted on DJ CMAN :

“SISTAS WITH SOUL”  (Cassie, Nadine, Tanya) – These girls know more than a thing or two about great music. I’m super excited to be supporting these fabulous ladies on their event debut.
Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk etc all on the eclectic tip – in the intimate space of Cafe 22 (opp. Star Casino). There will be inside and outside areas and tables from 6pm. Plus Table bookings with food and drinks (Bookings essential).
>>> VIP tickets still available!
$100 for a table of 4 which includes:
-Fried chicken bucket
-Chicken and waffles
-Cajun shrimp skewers
-Honey glazed chicken wings
and two sides
-Sweet potato fries &
-Potato salad

VIP beverage table service throughout the evening and guaranteed entry to the event is also a plus. Get in quick soul fam – they’re moving like hot..waffles


>>>> Avid Vinyl collector and all round music aficionado CASSIE PERENTE will be gracing us with some of her…

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CMAN EDIT: Groove Theory – Baby Luv (CMAN Re-Edit) Summer Groove Mix [90’s RNB]

Originally posted on DJ CMAN :

Had a long train ride in Japan last week and put this re-edit of Groove Theory – Baby Luv. 90’s RNB fav fo sho! DJ friendly and slightly re-worked with fresh intros and outros. Hope you like it!

Plenty more edits and mixes over at soundcloud

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FREE GIG: Sisters with Soul kicks off This Sunday


Good news for lovers of LIVE  MUSIC, GOOD FOOD & VINYL .

Our good friends over at SISTERS WITH SOUL debut a new monthly Sunday nighter at that really looks to be a real step in the right direction for Sydney’s live music scene. The unique night will be one of the few places in Sydney to enjoy LIVE SOUL,  JAZZ on a Sunday, hear DJ sets all while you have dinner.

Focussed on bringing together local Singers, Poets, Mc’s, Musicians, Artists, Crate Digger, DJ’s and selectors once a month for an evening of STRIPPED BACK LIVE SOUL, JAZZ R&B, HIP HOP VIBES, DJ SETS & GOOD FOOD in the unique setting of Pyrmont’s Café 22.

Launching this Sunday (July 5th) from 6pm the night will feature DJ sets from our good friends DJ’s Krystel Diola (of Behind the Front), Cassie, Soul of Sydney’s own DJ Cman as well as very special LIVE set from Miss Tanya and some more special guests.   

When : Sunday 5th June 2015 – 6pm
Music: Live Soul, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop & beyond.

Where: Café 22 – (22 Union St Pyrmont) 
Cost: Free (with registration) or $25 each (For tables & dinner)

Sistas with Soul:

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