GOOD NEWS | We have TWO upcoming SOUL OF SYDNEY EVENTS (info, line up and tickets below)
#1 / FRANKIE KNUCKLES TRIBUTE | on a Sunday April 19 2pm – late
#2/ SOUL OF SYDNEY at VIVID 2015 | on Sunday May 24 2015 – 1pm till late. (INFO HERE at FACEBOOK)
SOUL OF SYDNEY FRANKIE KNUCKLES TRIBUTE JAM |
SUNDAY APRIL 19 2015. – 2PM TILL LATE
SOUL OF SYDNEY FRANKIE KNUCKLES TRIBUTE JAM //
An afternoon of feel-good DISCO FUNK, GARAGE 90’s HOUSE vibes & beyond
In memory of the godfather of house Frankie Knuckles.
Indoor / Outdoor Party Space | 5 mins from Sydney CBD | Live House Dance Showcase | Strictly for the Love| for our SOUL FAMILY and friends.
LIMITED TIX FROM $5-10 at
Soul Of Sydney will pay tribute to the life and legacy of the much loved FRANKIE KNUCKLES in the way we know best – THROUGH DANCE.
Join us as we pay homage to the GODFATHER OF HOUSE MUSIC one year after his passing with an afternoon of FEEL-GOOD DISCO FUNK, GARAGE, CLASSIC 90’S HOUSE VIBES & beyond.
Happening at a fully licensed, indoor / outdoor hush-hush DISCO DANCEFLOOR only 5 MINS FROM SYDNEY CBD (venue to be released to all ticket holders via email)
- Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends
- Superbreak (Sydney Disco Edit King)
- Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)
- Danny De Sousa
- Scott Pullen
- Terry A
- Lloyd Ingraham
Join Facebook Event (for updated party info, disco tix and mixtapes)
$5 – 1st Release (Sold Out) | $10 – 2nd Release (Limited)
Tix and info /
Venue | Secret Disco Dancefloor (5 Mins from CBD)
Follow Us / Info /
- Web / www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more info
- Facebook / www.facebook.com/souofsydneydjs
- Facebook Page /www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
- Mixtape / www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
- Instagram / www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY
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:
PAST PARTIES VIDEOS MIXTAPES AND MORE
PHOTOS | NYD 2015
We have just uploaded the first batch of amazing photos from SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD SPECIAL 2015.
Check them out here.
- Check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more info
- add us at www.facebook.com/souofsydneydjs
- follow us at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
- listen to mixtapes at www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
- Check out our IG page at www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
SOUL OF SYDNEY AT VIVID 2015
SUNDAY MAY 24 – 1pm
Soul Of Sydney presents as part of Vivid Festival 2015
Melbourne Afro-Beat Powerhouse
THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA
Sunday May 24 / 1pm | at as Secret funk oasis (5 minutes from CBD)
An afternoon of afro inspired FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, BOOGIE, BREAKS & BEYOND.
GET TICKETS from $10
Live Music & DJ’s | Sunday Afternoon / Evening Party | Indoor/Outdoor Party Space | Live Soul Train & Dance Showcases | Live Hair Braiding & more
About the event /
For those that need convincing Australia has world class funk, look no further than Melbourne based nineteen piece powerhouse Afro-Beat ensemble The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra! Soul of Sydney are ready to present a special event as part of Vivid Festival 2015 on the 24th of May, at a secret location 5 mins from the CBD, to be released to ticket holders only.
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (TPOAO) are a specially hand-picked cross-section of Melbourne’s unique funk, soul and afro-beat scene masterminded by Zvi Belling, Ethan Hill (DJ Manchild) and Tristan Ludowyk, and are signed to Hope Street Recordings.
Influenced by Nigeria and it’s surrounding African nations, the high intensity funk sound produced by the ensemble is an infectious blend of African rhythms akin to Fela Kuti with a dash of contemporary hip hop from scratches to guest MC’s and vocal chants over tribal rhythms. Remaining faithful, lyrically relevant and respecting the innate power of Afro-Beat and its message, their music will lift the spirit of celebration to new heights that not even the heavens are prepared for such a spiritual experience.
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra have seen them grace Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008), WOMADelaide featuring Tumi (2010, the Perth International Arts Festival (2011) and Byron Bay Bluesfest (2011).
As with all Soul of Sydney parties, the event will feature Soul of Sydney DJ’s and Friends: Meem (Live) (Back to Funk Radio, 2ser), Mike Who (Stolen Records, Astral People, Pineapple Republic), Stephen Ferris (FBI Radio), Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney), JR Dynamite (Sydney Soul Funk Edit King) + more tba.
The Public Afro Orchestra, Vivid 2015 and Soul of Sydney are ready to cast away any doubt and deliver Sydney from all that is a part of this world, into a place not of the world, and into the promise land of good vibes and healing music. Get ready to raise your hands to the musical heavens!
WHO: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
WHEN: 24th of May
TIME: 1pm till late
WHERE: Secret Indoor / Outdoor location (5 minutes from CBD) (Released to ticket holders)
GET TICKETS from $10
SOUL OF SYDNEY | THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA LINKS, MEDIA & IMAGES
- WATCH The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (Video Playlist) | http://bit.ly/1NPnKx0
- LISTEN The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (Audio Playlist) | http://bit.ly/1GiBktC
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra Links:
- Website: www.thepublicopinion.net
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/publicopinion
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/publicopinionao
- Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/ThePOAO
SOUL OF SYDNEY LINKS:
- Website: www.soulofsydney.org
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/soulofsydney
- Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
- Bondi beach secret block party – Oct 2014 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYzuhVEpcMs&list=UUp2dDH446UdfbkQLTjPrdIw
- Soul of Sydney limbo line / feb 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wEPgWKMVg8
- Soul train – jan 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG1hoVI1J3Y
- Highlights – jan 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=tweo0Bllnp4
- Watuss highlights – april 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQsd_kZusp8
- Soul of Sydney picnic reunion / www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDkFcfoSGmU