BLOG: SUDDENLY SMOOTH SUNDAY – CHRISMAS PARTY @ HUSTLE & FLOW REDFERN.


It been dope to see our local HIP HOP bar HUSTLE & FLOW doing these dope jams around the corner from our place. If you are around, they are hosting a SUNDDELY SMOOTH SUNDAY – CHRISTMAS PARTY celebration throwing down some dope HOP HOP, FUNK & REGGAE joints.

Info at a
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/suddenly-smooth-sunday-xmas-party-tickets-475864532627?aff=erelexpmlt

A Mixtape Tribute to JOYCE SIMS | Free-Style Funk to House


A tribute to 1980’s R&B singer JOYCE SIMS who sadly passed away last month aged 63. This homage is a hand-picked collection of classic jams from one of the finest voices of 1980’s R&B, freestyle, soul.

Joyce is most well known for her single Come Into My Life, which reached the top 10 in the US Billboard R&B Chart, and UK Singles Chart in 1987.

She went onto release several more tracks in the following years, such as Lifetime Love, Walk Away and Looking For a Love.

We hope you enjoy this mix remembering the music of the late JOYCE SIMS.

SOUL OF SYDNEY Mix 393

Tracklist
1. Joyce Sims – Don’t Let This Feeling die
2. Joyce Sims – it wasn’t easy
3. Joyce Sims – come into my life
4. Joyce Sims – come into my life (remix)
5. Joyce Sims – who’s crying now (club mix)
6. Joyce Sims – who’s crying now (radio mix)
7. Joyce Sims – all about love
8. Joyce Sims – crazy love
9. Joyce Sims – walk away
10. Joyce Sims – lifetime love
11. Joyce Sims – I surrender
12. Joyces Sims- all and all
13. Joyce sims – looking for a love (club version)
14. Joyce sims – here we go again
15. Joyce sims – I love you more
16. Joyce sims – walk away (house club mix)
17. Joyce sims – take caution with my heart (basement rock mix)

SYDNEY MUSIC: OYOBI feat. ANDREW BUKENYA – Shiver | OYOBI feat. BEN SEKALI – Someday (We’ll All Be Free)


It is great to finally hear the finished version of this release which features some excellent friends of ours on production & vocals. Local legends OYOBI have come together with SUNDAY SANCTUARY host (& Soul of Sydney crowd favourite) ANDREW BUKENYA for this dope release which has been released on Groove Scooter Records.


Two more unmissable OYOBI cover versions pressed to vinyl and exclusive to this 45. On one side they team up with soul vocalist BEN SEKALI for a gospel-tinged, Black Lives Matter-themed rethink of the overlooked Gap Band & Stevie Wonder tune ‘Someday (We’ll All Be Free)‘.

On the flipside, gregarious and much-loved Sydney singer (& Sunday Sanctuary) host ANDREW BUKENYA – who was one of George Benson’s back-up vocalists when he last played the Sydney Opera House – reciprocates the love Benson showed him on tour by covering the tune that propelled George Benson afresh into the British top-20 back in 1986: ‘Shiver‘.

Released on Groovescooter’s THR33-Thirty Seven imprint on 7″ vinyl.

Includes unlimited streaming of Someday / Shiver 7″ Vinyl via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

It is lovely to see such amazing music coming out of our city, check out more from everyone below:

SYDNEY MUSIC: SAM HUNTER – TESTING THE WATERS feat. JHELISA


We love hearing new Sydney music, especially when it is from our good friends & creative fam.

Many will recognise Sam Hunter from various gigs we have all done together.. we all met a while ago through MIRRAH… he was her HYPE MAN, who popped up on stage as a guest a few times at our gigs as a teenager at some of those infamous GANG OF BROTHERS open mic NYD sessions & he has been one of a resident hosts on rotation at our own jams & DJ gigs over the last few years.

It’s been so mad to see this immensely talented, hard-working kid just grow in his craft, from emcee, singer, and musician away from hosting FUNK jams… the dude is such a mad creative force who is part of some pretty dope musical projects.

Check out this latest musical release he put out that hits right in the heart…. The a new release that came to fruition through some impromptu studio sessions in mid-2022 with MC SAM HUNTER, producer, Delipres, & vocalist JHELISA who all met through mutual friends & organically started to work on a few song ideas.. like it was all supposed to be.

Listen to the new release YOUTUBE & be sure to catch SAM HUNTER doing it live around town at his residency at HUSTLE & FLOW & a host of other venues.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCpgkMbD_tXjaZYlWc9Nozg

FUNK FILM SCREENING: Getting It Back – The Story of CYMANDE | GROOVE SCOOTER EMC


Lovely to see our good friends GROOVE SCOOTER hosting this excellent FILM SCREENING of “Getting It Back – The Story of CYNAMDE” later this year at the GOLDEN AGE CINEMA for the ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFERENCE (EMC)

https://www.facebook.com/events/840933904007291?ref=newsfeed


GETTING IT BACK: THE STORY OF CYMANDE
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Presented by Groovescooter for EMC Festival
• 6.00pm, Fri Nov 25, 2022
• 8.10pm, Fri Nov 25, 2022
Hold tight for more sessions/cities

+ DJs in the bar playing Cymande and rare-groove gems till midnight

Trailer: https://youtu.be/1io3WsdyyzQ

Fresh from SXSW and it’s London cinema debut, these Australian Premieres are the only chance to see this new film locally. Some call CYMANDE “the greatest band you’ve never heard of.” But even if you’re not one of the band’s legion of rare-groove collector fans around the globe, you’ve no doubt heard their signature tunes DOVE, BRA and THE MESSAGE a thousand times via samples in some of your favourite hip hop tunes. Cymande’s message-music is utterly unique, magical and irresistible. Formed in the early 70s, the group of BLACK CARIBBEAN musicians who first came together in South London, shared a common love of rhythm and a message of peace. Cymande – with the dove as their symbol – combined JAZZ, FUNK, SOUL, AFRO-TROPICAL and CALYPSO grooves to form a sound unlike any other; both meditative and danceable. Their fusion of inspirations quite literally changed lives and shaped the development of music worldwide for the next five decades. Endorsed by every subsequent music movement since, and sampled by a who’s-who of hip hop (including THE FUGEES, WU TANG CLAN, DE LA SOUL and QUEEN LATIFAH) Cymande first found success in the USA and so many assumed they were African-American. They were instead the first British group to headline at New York’s famous APOLLO THEATRE, while everyone from AL GREEN and RAMSEY LEWIS to MANDRILL invited them to tour the States in the first few years of the seventies, also scoring them a coveted performance spot on TV’s SOUL TRAIN program. Back in Britain during those racially turbulent times however, they were largely met with indifference. Becoming disillusioned, they disbanded. But the music lives on, and as new generations of artists and producers imbibed or reworked the band’s pioneering sounds in fresh ways, the band were encouraged to return to touring and recording after forty years. For the first time on film, this is their story.

STARRING Cymande, Mark Ronson, Norman Jay MBE, Jazzie B, DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Jim James, Nicky Siano, Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Stones Throw’s Peanut Butter Wolf + many more, this is a story that goes beyond music to look at concepts of adaptation, racism, survival, ageing and revitalisation.

Groovescooter regularly premieres new music documentaries in Australia and also releases great music. Head to https://www.groovescooter.com/ for more info and sign up to our newsletter for giveaways and exclusive offers.

EMC Festival & the Electronic Music Conference celebrate 10 Years in 2022.
Dates: Nov 25 – Dec 15
https://electronicmusicconference.com/

MIX: DJ DEF ROK @ SOUL OF SYDNEY FUNK PICNIC at CRONULLA BEACH / 11 SEP 2022 / FUNK, SOUL OLD SCHOOL R&B, HIP HOP


MIX 392 – DJ DEF ROK dropping a dope selection of summer HIp Hop, Funk & feel-good jams at SOUL OF SYDNEY PICNIC as part of CRONULLA SPRING FESTIVAL 2022 on the hill at South Cronulla.

Perfect afternoon vibes as we chilled and enjoyed the music on the grass.

Check out more from our brother Def Rok below:

About :
DJ Def Rok – Nationally recognised as one of the industry’s most respected and highly acclaimed DJs, Def Rok’s name continues to appear in every major club, packing dancefloors Australia-wide.

No stranger to the main stage, Def Rok has performed alongside artists such as 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Ice Cube, Ja Rule, Craig David, Black Eyed Peas, TLC and Eric Bellinger just to name a few.

Combining his ability to read a crowd with his passion for music, it is no wonder Def Rok is one of the country’s leading touring DJs.
https://soundcloud.com/djdefrok

BLOG: FALLEN DISCO pres. SOULCIETY – SOULFUL HOUSE CLUB NIGHT | This Sat


Our good friends at FALLEN DISCO are hosting the next instalment of their new SOULFUL HOUSE club night SOULCIETY club night happening this weekend on oxford st. They have invited a couple HOUSE dons & old friends to lay it down including SOUL OF SYDNEY’s resident vibe creator PHIL TOKE.

If you are into Soulful House, Disco & Deeper sounds come down and say hello, we will be down there enjoying the music (and not stressing about sound systems for once).

About :
We’re bringing it back deep, down & soulful to showcase a night of the finest underground house vibes featuring a heavy-hitting line up of local legends representing over 25 years of experience in the Sydney scene.

Info here:
Tickets > https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fallen-disco-pres-soulciety-tickets-396348498027

https://ra.co/events/1572767

https://www.instagram.com/wearefallendisco/




MIX: Gospel House & Soulful session – DJ PHIL HUDSON live at SUNDAY SANCTUARY 4 – Aug 21 2022.


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DJ PHIL HUDSON warmed the dancefloor with a heavy dose of SOUL-INFUSED GOSPEL HOUSE & GARAGE joints recorded live in the mix at SUNDAY SANCTUARY AFTERNOON DANCE #4 (Aug 21).

Massive love to everyone who came down to the jam, we look forward to partying with you all again soon for the next session.

BLOG: Woolloomoolivin’ – Festival of Hip Hop Art + Culture | Free Hip Hop Art & Culture Festival


WOOLLOOMOOLIVING, a free HIP HOP ART & CULTURE festival is happening at the basketball courts this weekend to help bring connect people through music & celebrate everything positive in hip hop culture.

Info | https://www.facebook.com/events/3337364526547560

Corner of Pring St and Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia.

Come and join us for a 100% free Fully Funktified Family Fun Community Block Party! An all ages drug and alcohol-free event celebrating socio economically diverse inner city communities and their contributions to arts and culture.

With DJ Hideboo dropping beats as Australia’s best dancers thrash it out for the OKQ Winterslam 2022 2v2 Breaking Comp Battle hosted by Destructive Steps DSDA Inc.
Register your 2v2 Breaking Team here:
https://forms.gle/AdwbVMSGfjqYLvdU6

Hip Hop, R’N’B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Afrobeat & Dancehall from Australia’s best live DJ’s, as well as Live Performances, Live Graffiti, All Ages Dance, Arts, and Craft Workshops, Jumping Castles, 3X3 Youth Basketball Competitions, Table Tennis, and a free BBQ; – it’s a day not to miss!

MC:

Mirrah Reflects

DJ’s:

DJ D
DJ MK1
DJ DMARKUS

Performances by:

That Girl Bella
Isabella Micucci
The Pioneers MegaCrew
The Lab Rats
The 101 Doll Squad
Cross Colours
* more to be announced….

Presented and Hosted by Youth and Family Connect and supported by City of Sydney and the Woolloomooloo Working Group: PCYC City of Sydney, Kings Cross Police, WEAVE, Plunkett St Public School, C3 Cares, HopeStreet, Vinnies, Artspace, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Health NSW.

Proudly sponsored by: The Woolly Bay Hotel, LabourPower, Lush, Conceptual Commercial, EFFN, COCOS, Inkwell Signs Design Print, Streamgate, Woollies Woolloomooloo.