SOUL OF SYDNEY: Dancing in the KEY of Life

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:

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty
www.insatgram.com/soulofsydney
www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
www.twitter.com/soulofsydney

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28 thoughts on “SOUL OF SYDNEY: Dancing in the KEY of Life

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  5. Are you the same guys that play in Sydney park in Newtown ?
    If so, I went to your new years day and it was a great day.

    Are you guys playing any up coming Sundays?

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