SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD FUNK THROWDOWN SPECIAL – JAN 1 2015 -


SOUL OF SYDNEY: NYD SPECIAL 2015

JAN 1ST 2015 | 2PM – LATE | OVER TWO ROOMS

$5-10 @ SECRET FUNK OASIS (5 mins from CBD)

An AFTERNOON of FEEL-GOOD FUNK, New York DISCO + OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP jams, early HOUSE vibes & BEYOND

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tickets (Eventbrite) / http://bit.ly/1uVYMTo

Tickets (Dash) www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends.

Strictly for the LOVE | Afternoon Feel-Good Funk Vibes + Old School classic party jams & beyond.

Featuring: Live STREET ART | SOUL TRAIN | BBOY & DANCE Showcase | Live HAIR BRAIDING & more
★★ Positive People | Dancing in the Key of Life ★★

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Embrace in Martin Place | positive music art poetry healing vibes | On again today from 12pm at Martin Place | Dec 18 2014


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Embrace in Martin Place | A positive movement of people will be meeting at Martin Place again today spread some positive healing force through music, art, conversation, poetry and more.

This grass roots collective of local artists and musicians came together yesterday to bring some much needed positive vibes at Martin Place. Check out some of the images from twitter and BUZZ FEED below.

Join the movement from 12pm today at Martin Place Sydney, more info at the facebook event /
Facebook Event / HERE

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More About EMBRACE IN MARTIN PLACE

"In light of the Lindt Cafe siege we as peaceful people are intending to fill Martin Place with positive energy and facilitate conversation to counteract the fear and separation that no doubt arises from this.

The fear and sensationalism put forward by the media can be a catalyst for the idea that we are different from each other and create separation but what is really needed right now is communication and community.

Anyone who wants to contribute to a peaceful conversation, give good hugs, flowers, poems or any other token of friendship and unity is invited to come tomorrow and Thursday.

We will be there around lunch hour till after work on both days"

Links and Info

  • Check out some of the photos from Buzz-feed’s coverage HERE
  • Hashtag #embraceinmartinplace
  • Facebook Page / HERE

EMBRACE IN MARTIN PLACE | Wed Dec 17 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ZPG_-I6N8

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Embrace in Martin Place | Meeting to bring Positive Energy to Martin Place | 17 & 18 Dec 2014 from Lunch Time


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STRICTLY POSITIVE VIBES: EMBRACE IN MARTIN PLACE |

17 & 18 Dec 2014 from Lunch Time @ Martin Place

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Much respect to the people of peace ! We just heard about this grass roots movement Embrace in Martin Place a meeting who have come together to bring some much needed positive vibes from tomorrow at Martin Place.

"In light of the Lindt Cafe siege we as peaceful people are intending to fill Martin Place with positive energy and facilitate conversation to counteract the fear and separation that no doubt arises from this.

The fear and sensationalism put forward by the media can be a catalyst for the idea that we are different from each other and create separation but what is really needed right now is communication and community.

Anyone who wants to contribute to a peaceful conversation, give good hugs, flowers, poems or any other token of friendship and unity is invited to come tomorrow and Thursday.

We will be there around lunch hour till after work on both days"

HIP HOP: Legendary DJ Boogie Blind (NYC, X-ECUTIONERS, PHAROAHE MONCH] to play THE CHOP 1st Birthday @ Play Bar | Dec 20 2014 | Beat Makers


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WHEN: SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER 2014
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.

DOORS OPEN AT 4PM
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING

BEDROCKER PRODUCTIONS & PLAY BAR SYDNEY are very excited to announce THE CHOP’s FIRST B’DAY PARTY…

FEATURING THE ONE AND ONLY…

BOOGIE BLIND // [NY, X-ECUTIONERS & DJ FOR PHAROAHE MONCH]

FAT BEATS: INK STAINS + MUMBLES

CHOICE CUTS: RAINE SUPREME + BENNY HINN

http://playbar.com.au/project/the-chop-1st-bdayfeat-boogie-blind-saturday-20-12-2014/

About THE CHOP/
The Chop is an evening dedicated to show casing the talents of local Sydney beat makers & producers…

The Chop is a night being held at Play bar in Sydney’s design, music and fashion hub of Surry Hills on a monthly to basis. The Chop is an evening dedicated to show casing the talents of up and coming, as well as already established beat makers/producers. The call has been sent out to all bedroom bangers, mpc masters, beat junkies and production prodigies to bring their finest cuts of A grade beat and they have answered with cleavers in tow.

All performances will be live and butchered to order for your audio taste buds.

Along with show casing these talented artists, The Chop will be supported by some of Sydney’s finest DJ’s. They will spinning the most mouth watering assortment of funk, soul, boogie and hip hop to accompany these talented purveyors of cold cuts and dope beats.

Play Bar Sydney is an underground urban speak easy in Surry Hills frequented by everyone from corporate city slickers looking for a street style getaway to the cool kids of inner Sydney, which makes it the perfect venue for The Chop.

This is a free event designed to promote the little known beat scene in Sydney and it is well worth stepping into this musical meat market to see the range of produce.

Falling off the bone on Saturday the 20th of DECEMBER 2014…

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BOOGIE BLIND //
[NY, X-ECUTIONERS, DJ FOR PHAROAHE MONCH]

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Boogie Blind is one of the most respected and trusted DJs in the industry. This 2001 Vestax World Champion embodies the phrase “turntablist” and “DJ” in every sense, he’s been Djing since he was 5 years old. Blind is also a member of the legendary X–Ecutioners, a tight knit crew of DJs known around the world for their turntablist skills. The crew’s roster consists of the late Grand Master Roc Raida, Rob Swift, Mista Sinista, Total Eclipse and Precision. Blind has been featured on tours such as Anger Management, Rock the Bells, Coachella, MTV Icons, Sony Playstation, ESPN Espy Awards, NBA All-star Weekend, Echo Getting Up Festival, Montruex Jazz Festival, Heineken Synergy Tour throughout the Caribbean, and the annual Dub Car Show.

In the past he has been a tour DJ for Fat Joe, Jim Jones, and Jean Grae. He currently spins for Pharoahe Monch and D.I.T.C. Recently Blind joined Beatminerz Radio, which is run by legendary super producers Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee. On his show, The Execution (Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm EST), listeners get a taste of various genres including but not limited to Hip-Hop, Funk, House, Breaks, Reggae, R&B, Samba, Jazz and Rock. With every tour, show, and party Boogie Blind’s reputation grows, proving he is a force to be reckoned with.

The X-Ecutioners is a group of hip hop DJs/turntablists from New York City, New York. The group formed in 1989, and currently consists of three DJs, including Total Eclipse, DJ Boogie Blind, DJ Precision. Original members of the group included Mista Sinista, Rob Swift, and Roc Raida (R.I.P.)

WHEN: SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER 2014
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.

DOORS OPEN AT 4PM
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING

SYDNEY HIP HOP: Soul Benefits join Big Village Family


BIG VILLAGE RECORDS SIGN SOUL BENEFITS WHO WILL JOIN XMAS PARTY LINE UP

8pye_SoulBenefits1_1.jpgSydney Hip Hop family Big Village Records just announced the signing of a new act, SOUL BENEFITS, who are set to release their debut full length album on the label in early 2015.

Soul Benefits are the next generation of Sydney Hip Hop, a 3 man crew from Western Sydney who formed back in 2010 consisting of rappers MC Storme, Young Supreme, MC / producer / DJ The 26th Letter. Although all around 20yrs old, the trio boast’s a refined sound inspired by a blend of golden era 90s boom bap, classic funk and soul, and current hip hop and electronica.

Soul Benefits have become a unique voice for Sydney’s Western suburbs, their proud expression of their New Zealand heritage and culture has resonated deeply with the diverse cultural communities of the area, along with a no bullshit depiction of the struggles of growing up in the suburbs.

Years of consistent live shows they have earns them reputation as one the most highly energetic and charismatic live acts in Sydney, and seen them support a slew of international acts including Rahzel, Hopsin, Scribe, Kurupt, P-Money, David Dallas, Savage, Home Brew Crew & Deceptikonz as well a performance at the 2012 NRL Grand Final.

The crew here at Big Village have been huge fans of these prolific young MCs for a while, on all levels of their music making, from their deft lyrical precision and effortless laidback delivery to their direct engagement with their audience, building of their own branding and clothing and most of all the welcoming and intoxicatingly joyful energy they bring when on stage.

We are absolutely thrilled to be inviting SB into the BV familia, and sharing our skills, resources and work ethic with such a promising and positive group of guys, and we look forward to making 2015 a memorable year with their first official release.

To welcome Soul Benefits to Big Village we got some of the crew together for the Big Village Cypher Video 2014 shot and directed by Matthew Thorne, www.matthewthorne.com.au.

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Soul Benefits have been added to the line ups for the Melbourne and Sydney Xmas Parties taking place on Saturday December 13th at Northcote Social Club, and Saturday December 20th at Newtown Social Club.

“Soul Benefits on the come-up. Keep your ears to the streets and your eyes locked on the prize”- Scribe (NZ)

“When I’m in Aussie and not chasing Kangaroos, I listen to Soul Benefits”- Tom Scott (Home Brew Crew/NZ)

Soul Benefits first two releases, ‘The Facts EP’ and ‘Left Unsaid’ are both available digitally as a free download via Bandcamp HERE

watch Soul Benefits video ‘Back in the Day’ here
Soul Benefits Facebook
Soul Benefits Youtube
Soul Benefits Soundcloud

Melbourne | Sat 13th Dec | Northcote Social Club
Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Suburban Dark, Rapaport + Soul Benefits
Hosted by Mantra

MELBOURNE TICKETS HERE

Sydney | Sat 20 Dec | Newtown Social Club
Daily Meds, True Vibenation, Suburban Dark, Loose Change + Soul Benefits
Hosted by Jeswon

SYDNEY TICKETS HERE

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Brown Sugar – Sydney’s Beloved Soul Cover Band Still Reigns Supreme


Originally posted on Ms Hennessey Speaks Blog:

I couldn’t imagine a world without Brown Sugar. Be it the divine goodness of nature’s organic sweetener, the sexiness of the song made famous by crooning superstar D’Angelo or the 6 piece multi-talented, electrifying and soulfully successful Sydney cover band of said name – either way you look at it, Brown Sugar turns the ordinary into something truly special.

Speaking to Deni Di Filippo, drummer, founding member and manager of Brown Sugar’s 6 outfit soul band, one can feel the immense pride and admiration he feels for his band, who have done the hard yards on the Sydney live music circuit for well over a decade now and show no signs of slowing down. As infectious and mesmerising as they were the first day they performed together, Brown Sugar continue to shine bright as their fan base grows on the daily. They are like the Pied Pipers of the live…

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Memphis Soul Review Christmas Party feat. Johnny G & The E Types | Sat Dec 20 2014


Our good friends Memphis Soul Revue take over Camelot Lounge later December for the MEMPHIS SOUL REVIEW CHRISTMAS PARTY.

This years event features Johnny G 7 The E types with guest vocals from Samuel Bennett, Carl Fidler and more.

Sat 20th Dec at Camelot Lounge | Marrickville

tickets https://www.stickytickets.com.au/17387/johnny_g__the_etypes_%40_camelot_lounge.aspx
facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-G-The-E-Types/404139392947699
website http://johnnygandtheetypes.com