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—————– “Sweet n’ tight, this is a heavy cut of soul! ” TM Juke (Tru Thoughts) “There’s plenty of funky combos around these days, but these guys really do a hell of a job – and the overall sound of the record is so great!” DUSTY GROOVE CHICAGO
“TCK deliver old-school funk with a contemporary energy, enthusiasm and intelligence and if you’ve got soul this is one band that’s happy to put it out” iTunesUSA
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Up Coming Release: Here we are again, another dose of unsung heroes from the past. All the tunes on here (bar possibly the opening tune) will be well known by the rockabilly world. However to those of you who have recently become, or are about to be infatuated with this music you are now holding a compilation of some of the rarest and desirable tunes known to the serious collectors.
Little Edith and I have now left London, and are pushing this music in the clubs of South East Asia, and Japan. It was a thrill for an old codger like me to see how many youngsters in Britain were getting into this stuff, and other forms of good music before we emigrated. At last it seems the dominance of shite music is on it’s last legs.
Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your EASTER MONDAY in the right kind of fashion.. with a stack of good mates, outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music..
We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of Fela, Mama Africa, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.
Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment.
Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)
If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be updating venue information very soon.
NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email email@example.com for venue details)
NOTE: If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org in the event we do have to move the party last minute?
A Few points that might help you organise you day better;
It is a FAMILY FRIENDLY PICNIC first and foremost so might be a good idea really to pack for a Sunday Picnic in the park (eski/ picnic basket, fruit, drinks and something to sit on etc.)
We have a spot with a stack of grass around with plenty of room for kids, it is 5 mins from city around Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
We will have a Sound System with selectors playing an eclectic mix of real music including everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles.
It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via email@example.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
We usually aim to get everything starting at about 12pm with ending time around depending on vibe.
We will be waiting for the weather forecast before we make the call as it is outdoors, if it does look like it’s going to rain then we will simply move till next sunny Sunday. (We will be in touch a few days out for the event via email & on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party, so we will need your Mobile details too so we can get location details quicker)
ARTIST CALL OUT: If you are a local Musician, MC, Singer, Percussionist or DJ then we are very keen to hear from you if you would like to play, especially if you down to play percussion along the Djs in an open jam vibe for Sunday. (we are hoping to get thing going as a regular Sunday afternoon local soul funk and hip hop open jam session so if your keen to be part of it let us know)
For local Soul music fan then we simply wants you there enjoying the music, so get a group of friends together, spread the word and come down for a day out it the park to some real music.
Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney definitely needs more people like YOU!
Pray for good weather & hope to see you all at the next one.
Soul of Sydney and Co.
About the Block-Party Picnic Movement
In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC! SOUL OF SYDNEY, OUR HOUSE SYDNEY & TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & park-side throw-downs during summer.
The idea is a series of free Pop-UP Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.
If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic in the sunshine, then join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!
Block Party Videos:
Block Party Picnic Mixtapes:
#3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)
Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mix-tape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months. Expect a stack of similar vibes for Australia Day!
Our main man & resident Block Party DJ & Juzlikedat dropped this Prince Australian Tour Mixtape last night, A high selection of tracks from the most talented Artist of our time…Loving this mix and getting pretty excited for this concert too!
Look out Juzzlikedat throwing down the goodness this Saturday night at The Prince Tribute – After Party.
Soul Of Sydney, Soul Sounds & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective will be throwing down the goodness this weekend with a stack PRINCE inspired SOUL, FUNK & BOOGIE as well a solid dose of PRINCE gems from 10pm THIS SATURDAY (MAY 12th).
THE PRINCE AFTER PARTY – TRIBUTE!
Right after the Concert from 10pm – Late This Saturday (May 12th).
Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends:
PRINCE TRIBUTE MIXTAPE #1 – MIDNIGHT MIXTAPE BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S
As Prince Fans around Sydney get ready to experience the man live at performances kicking off next Friday, we though it was about time we dropped a few mix-tapes just to remind everyone just how prolific & extremely talented the man actually is & how much the music world owes to such a talent.
This is part of our “Midnight Mix-Tape” tribute to Prince, It is more a selection of cuts you need to know about as a SOUL, FUNK fan rather than a mix of the Prince run of the mill hits that everyone knows.
JR.Dynamite hails from Sydney, Australia. A fan of filtered DISCO, ballin’ SOUL, flarn flarn filthy FUNK, nostalgic HIPHOP, rootsy REGGAE and Latin BOOGALOO. His latest 7″ release BS vs HCB – No Diggity ( http://tiny.cc/2ztvcw ) hit top 10 in the Hypem internet charts. Keep an ear out for future releases!!
The first vinyl he owned was ‘Star Wars – read along story book’.
On International Record Day 2012 we officially launch our DIGGERS INC ! page support and get the word out about all that is going down with the local Vinyl collectors scene. We will be featuring a special selected mixes, podcasts from Sydney’s finest wax enthusiast along with updates on all that is happening with the specialist events, stores still doing their bit to save Vinyl in Sydney and Australia.
The original idea for Record Store Day founded in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture, where independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.
DIGGERS INC MIX-TAPE #2 – DJ LAMBIE - The Gangsta Rap Mixtape (1992-93)
Mon 23rd April,
STYLE: G-Funk, Rap & Golden Hip Hop
TIME: 60 MINS
A mix our main man, Sydney based DJ & wax collector DJ Lambie put together way this dope mix-tape wayback in 1992-93 with no computers, no digital recorders.. just on 2 12′s & a mixer with a leaking fader and a tape deck!
The man recorded this way back & saved in a shoe box till the he had a chance to get it on computer for us to enjoy. When you hear that crackle in the background you can be sure its not someone cooking bacon… just some of that warm static hum we all love !
This is a REAL mix-tape from a local cat who has been doing his though for years around town. Catch him Sundays on THE BLACK PRESIDENT RADIO SHOW on Koori Radio and playing around town.
Sunday nights between 9pm – 12am on Koori Radio’s 93.7fm (Sydney) With DJ Lambie Lovelace, Leo Tanoi and Mr A.E you will get a variety of the blackest and the deadliest music on the blackest and deadliest radio station in the nation. Dropping Everything from Soul, Rare-Groove, Funk, New Jack Swing, Hip HoP & more
Sydney radio station: Koori Radio 93.7fm live streaming: www.gadigal.org.au
DIGGERS INC MIX-TAPE #1 – TAN CRACKERS SOUL CLUB PODCAST
Sydney’s SOUL 45′s institution hosted by Gian Arpino & friends is a monthly soul club where friends and music lovers from all walks of life get to hang out, dance and be merry to music that the Sydney scene doesn’t hear too often.
With an eclectic mix of dance floor soul you’ve never heard alongside staple classics to create an incredible atmosphere unlike any other in this city in personal spaces around Sydney.
We will be paying special tribute to the one and only Queen of Neo Soul for our February Picnic
NEO SOUL FUNK DISCO HIP HOP & DAY TIME HOUSE VIBES
SUNDAYS DURING FEB – 12pm – 7pm
FREE ENTRY VIA EMAIL, FAMILY FRIENDLY, SUNDAY ARVO PICNIC/BBQ VIBES
New Parkside Location (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for location info)
Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your Sunday FUN Day’s in the right kind of fashion.. with a stack of good mates, outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music..
Our good mates at Soul of Sydney & Our House will be hosting a special New Years Day ‘Blockparty Picnic’ on SUNDAY 1 January 2012 in a special beach side location.
Similar vibes to the summer throw-downs only in a different location and a lot more day time house vibes as OUR HOUSE DJ’s PHIL TOKE, PHIL HUDSON, MICHAEL ZAC & EADIE RAMIA on rotating with QUEEN SHIRENE D’SILVER & Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Guests dropping the FUNK flavours during the day.
Very Limited space so best to register for venue info etc at email@example.com or SMS 0405 494 138 to stay in the loop.
For the third X-mas in a row THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE keeps the tradition of funk, soul, rare groove and breaks in this city and the Middle East, alive. However this time we are getting closer to the heart of the action by taking over the former infamous CLUB SOCIAL where three of THE BGC DJs used to spin regularly (DJ Stickfiggr, Ernesto and Ramsay Short).
This time THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE commemorate the fifth anniversary of James Brown’s death, with long list of DJs, artists and visual artists. To top it all off, this year Supreme Sandwiches and Samosas will be on sale from Firas Yatbokh!
Natalie “Baby” Shooter (Opening act)
Brother Jackson ( afro-funk/hip-hop) + Heavy G (Hard funk)
Chris Bail (dance music)
DJ Spindle aka Ernesto ( rare groove,deep funk, breaks)
I dont have an IPhone but might consider picking one up just to be able to check this out. The Baby Scratch Iphone App looks like some good fun for public transport, long plane rides & hospital waiting rooms.
+ Big ups to MarcFloat for getting creative on the app and sharing the vid too.
We so excited that though we should start a SADE Australian Tour Mega Post where we will be sharing some of the super RARE SADE LIVE recordings, videos, interviws, tour news & of course SADE tribute mixtapes & podcasts.
It always puts a smile on my face whenever QUALITY MUSIC comes our way & this one, did just that with the Super-FreshIntergalactic Boogie sounds running right through this 6 track EP from Pittsburgh-based trio Rotating Souls. The EP came through as an email just this morning so I don’t know much about them, but by listening through I would say they are deeply influenced by Giorgio Moroder, as you can hear that classic funky 80′s Synth-Bassvibes running right through the release.
Really digging this and can’t wait to hear more of Rotating Souls.. & props to them for still putting good music like this on on Vinyl too.
The EP is out on Vinyl! & Digital, click for more info:
Our 17th Mix is an African inspired musical excursion put together in honour of the musical legacy of FELA!. The Mix covers a massive amount of musical ground from Afro-Beat, Afro-Funk/Disco & even some 4/4 Tribal Club Grooves just to showcase the kinds of African musical flavours around today.
Fela Kuti : Music Is the Weapon Feat. The Liberators & Soul of Sydney DJ's + Friends Playing Afrobeat, African Inspired Funk Jams
For fans of FELA & fans of REAL music we will be on AFRO-FUNK patrol at the first local African Film & Music showcase on Oct 27th @ Red Rattler
The night will feature a special screening of the 1982 FELA documentary “Music Is The Weapon” followed by live Sydneys Afro-Beat powerhouse collective The Liberators, & Soul Of Sydney DJ‘s + Friends paying special tribute with a solid dose of Afro-beat & Afro-Funk sounds to close off the night.