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Check out these for dope edits! Some hand crafted dance-floor heat thanks to Sydney;s powerhouse party rocker DJ FRENZIE (groovetherapy, 2ser). Some of the rare gems our boy Frenzie has pulled out to play exclusively at the block party jams over the last year.
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times. He’s got well over twenty years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any deejay envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45′s – check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – check. Party anthems and forgotten classics – check. Frenzie has got you covered.
His Groove Therapy radio show (now in it’s eleventh year) has been broadcasting weekly on 2SER FM every Friday lunchtime and has become an essential listen to all musically savvy Sydney-siders, while the podcast of the show has garnered a huge loyal fan base in all corners of the globe.
A veteran touring DJ of the Australian east coast, Frenzie also recently rocked dance floors in San Francisco and New York – and has had support billing alongside a who’s who of DJ royalty. Infact, pioneering deejay Grandmaster Flash requested Frenzie as his official support DJ for his most recent 2013 Sydney tour (four shows in total) – and only months earlier, Frenzie could be seen cutting it up on the turntables on stage with New Yorks Hip Hop legends The Ultramagnetic MC’s.
…and it’s no small wonder – Frenzie definitely has the skills to pay the bills. In 2012 he placed second in the New South Wales heats of the DMC, the most prestigious DJ competition in the world (He’s last foray into battle deejaying was almost twelve years earlier).
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the turntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery. Not only can Frenzie mix a record, he has definitely earned his stripes as the number one chief party rocker.
Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #62: Soul Travelin’ (Texas Edition) – Selected by Gian Arpino (Tan Crackers Soul Club)
I love putting together a mix of the records purchased from my holidays overseas. This one has an assortment of soulful sounds found on the wonderful black rounds of wax. So without further ado may I present to you SOUL TRAVELIN’ (Texas Edition)
TAN CRACKERS SOUL CLUB – ‘PASS THE INFORMATION, EXTEND THE KNOWLEDGE’
A 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. We play 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.
Special shout out to all the ladies on International Women’s Day 2013, this is a bit of a tribute mix for you that we put together a few years ago, it featuring a dose of our favorite Soul Funk divas doing their thing.
GENRE: SOUL, FUNK, BOOGIE RUN TIME: 38 MINS DJ: SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S TRACK LIST:
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
Gwen Mcrae – Funky Sensation
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Extended Version)
Brenda Taylor – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
Email us for info on our next secret party, throwing down that real music like thissoulofsydney
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
Steady B – Use Me
Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Natasha King – AM FM
Fab 5 Freddy – Down By Law
Malcolm Mclaren – Buffalo Gals
The Sequence – Funk You Up
De La Soul – Who Skatin’ Promo.
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 email@example.com as we will be updating venue information very soon.
NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email firstname.lastname@example.org for venue details)
NOTE: If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!