Soul Of Sydney#8: 'While I’m In The Mood'- Boogie & Disco Mix Up By Gian Arpino


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #8

A one hour mix of phat disco bass-lines and synth filled  Boogie and Funk 12’s.

One of the tightest mixes to come our way put together by local don of Disco, Gian Arpino (GPA)

Download: Here

Time: 60 Mins

Size:55 MB

Tracks

(All music taken from original 12″ pressings)

1. California Flight Project â California Flight (7â)
2. Game â Gotta Take Your Love
3. Serena â Get Your Body Up
4. Henderson & Whitfield â Dancin To The Beat (Instrumental)
5. Brenda Taylor â You Canât Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
6. Chuck Brown â Back It On Up
7. Eddie Murphy â Boogie In Your Butt
8. Radiance â Youâre my Number 1
9. Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio â For Those Who Like To Groove
10. Terry Burrus And Transe â Love Rockinâ
11. Goody Goody â Make Me Hot
12. GPA Vs Bennson â Pleaseure Player â (GPA Edit)
13. Carol Williams â Canât Get Away (From Your Love)
14. Sharon Redd â Beat The Street (Remix)
15. Sharon Redd â Beat The Street (Vocal Mix)
16. Kevin Mccord â Never Say
17. Family Of Eve â Please Be Truthful

Download: Here

About Gian

Gian’s a local vinyl head who has been collecting funk, disco, soul and boogie records for years now. & he shares his mad collection of rare soul and funk vinyl at his monthly soul club night Tan Crackers Soul Club.

TCSC is a special Sydney club night where friends and music lovers from all walks of life get to hang out, dance and have a good time to a selection of rare 45’s/7″ records that need to be heard alongside staple classics.

Joint TCSC Facebook Group for updates and info. or check out Gian’s music blog GPA for live mixes from TCSC & regular run down on whats going down with rare vinyl scene in Sydney. Or check out more mixes at Soundcloud

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Soul Of Sydney#8: ‘While I’m In The Mood’- Boogie & Disco Mix Up By Gian Arpino


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #8

A one hour mix of phat disco bass-lines and synth filled  Boogie and Funk 12’s.

One of the tightest mixes to come our way put together by local don of Disco, Gian Arpino (GPA)

Download: Here

Time: 60 Mins

Size:55 MB

Tracks

(All music taken from original 12″ pressings)

1. California Flight Project â California Flight (7â)
2. Game â Gotta Take Your Love
3. Serena â Get Your Body Up
4. Henderson & Whitfield â Dancin To The Beat (Instrumental)
5. Brenda Taylor â You Canât Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
6. Chuck Brown â Back It On Up
7. Eddie Murphy â Boogie In Your Butt
8. Radiance â Youâre my Number 1
9. Ray Parker Jnr & Raydio â For Those Who Like To Groove
10. Terry Burrus And Transe â Love Rockinâ
11. Goody Goody â Make Me Hot
12. GPA Vs Bennson â Pleaseure Player â (GPA Edit)
13. Carol Williams â Canât Get Away (From Your Love)
14. Sharon Redd â Beat The Street (Remix)
15. Sharon Redd â Beat The Street (Vocal Mix)
16. Kevin Mccord â Never Say
17. Family Of Eve â Please Be Truthful

Download: Here

About Gian

Gian’s a local vinyl head who has been collecting funk, disco, soul and boogie records for years now. & he shares his mad collection of rare soul and funk vinyl at his monthly soul club night Tan Crackers Soul Club.

TCSC is a special Sydney club night where friends and music lovers from all walks of life get to hang out, dance and have a good time to a selection of rare 45’s/7″ records that need to be heard alongside staple classics.

Joint TCSC Facebook Group for updates and info. or check out Gian’s music blog GPA for live mixes from TCSC & regular run down on whats going down with rare vinyl scene in Sydney. Or check out more mixes at Soundcloud

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SYDNEY PAY ATTENTION: ERIC LAU (Ubiquity Records/UK): MELT BAR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT 28th of May, 2010!


Eric Lau and soul singer Rahel

Thanks to Grindin Music, this Friday night sees Melt Bar in Sydney, transform into a night of Nu soul grooves of laidback live music, DJ’s and of course ERIC LAU (Ubiquity Records/UK). If you’ve never heard of him before, you need to know. Born and raised in the UK, Eric Lau’s musical journey is not atypical of a producers, nor was his musical exposure vast and deep – he had little to do with music growing up. Intent on finishing his business degree under the strict provision of his parents, Eric’s life was systematically planned out in the corporate world. It wasn’t until the suicide of his bestfriend at University did he rethink his direction in life, coming across the world of music, which would forever cement his passion and direction in life.

He released his debut album in 2008 through acclaimed Ubiquity Records called “New Territories”, prior to that had already produced music for various artists and had featured on compilation CD’s. He has produced music for artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tanya Morgan and many others. His music production is similar to J Dilla or Sa Ra Creative Partners, the difference is, less is more. J Dilla is one of Lau’s musical heroes paying tribute to the great late Jay Dee in a track called ‘For the D’ produced by Eric Lau featuring rapper Guilty Simpson. ‘For the D’ can be found on a compilation CD entitled ‘Producers No.1’ which showcases quality music from beat production ranging from broken beat, to hip hop to soul.

New Territories released 2008 (Ubiquity Records)

With the recent release of Kilawatt series V2 (March 2010), we’re in for more than a treat this Friday night. Eric Lau will be playing a DJ set at Melt Bar with live performances from 13th Son featuring DJ Sandro, New Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop outfit and regular residents at Melt Bar 5 Coffees, DJ’s Trey, JC Funkdafied, Huwston and of course a DJ set from Eric Lau! So if you want to hear music and vibe in an atmosphere you’ve never experienced before, come down. Grindin Music has especially been keen to present a night to you all that has musically never been done before. Many people forget that LIVE music content is what is missing here in Sydney and this night isn’t just live music, but live soul with a dash of jazzy hip hop. If this night goes well, we’ll be doing this on a monthly basis. Show your support for something new where it’s all about Music!

Doors open at 10pm til late!

Kilawatt V2 OUT NOW!!

For more information check out DIOLA’S http://www.boombapclap.wordpress.com for details on tour and press and check out Grindin’ Music new highly anticipated website. Click on the image:

2ser’s DJ Huwston spoke with Eric Lau on Soul Glow this afternoon. Click on the link below to listen which you can also find on his blog SPAREHANDS

Eric Lau Interview by Sparehands

ERIC LAU INTERVIEW ON ‘I COULD STORIES’ SERIES:

ERIC LAU MYSPACEhttp://www.myspace.com/ericlaumusic

Gian Arpino Boogie Mixup + Dam Funk Live Mix up at Deviation UK 2008


Gian Arpino 1980’s  Boogie Mix

Gian puts together this hot Boogie mix to give us a little taste of what we can expect from him at the DAM FUNK gig tonight. Expect more of the same from Sydneys Boogie don as he will be taking over from DAM FUNK till close tonight.

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Dam Funk live @ Deviation UK 2008

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Hosted by deviation music

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DAM FUNK’s Playing tonight in Sydney (15th May) @ The Basment

Supported by: Toni Toni Lee (Live), Gian Arpino and Japeye Bennett

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THE BAMBOOS ALBUM LAUNCH AT THE MANNING BAR: Let the good times roll!


The Bamboos are back! Yes, our very own home grown first-class deep funk/soul royals have a new album out aptly named ‘4’. With four studio albums under their belt, The Bamboos have officially declared in an interview on Melbourne’s highly rated 2RRR community radio that this album is far different from the previous albums. This record should sound like a Bamboos record, rather than a deep funk record as such. I just wanted to capture a sound of the band that wasn’t a signature sound…For me it’s the best album we’ve done in terms of the song writing and production we’ve done…” asserts Lance Ferguson on 2RRR, the band’s main producer and guitarist. Niche Production presented The Bamboo’s album launch last Friday at The Manning Bar proving once again why they are Australia’s leading esteemed soul/funk connoisseurs.

Showcasing their distinguished musicianship, loyal fans came armed with their infectious solid dance floor moves, singing lyrics that resonated throughout much of the room and throughout night. The evening started off with Sydney’s sophisticated soul funk trio Ray Mann Three delivering once again quality original and minimal soul funk grooves, establishing the perfect mood for what was yet to come. Sporting a shaved head, Ray Mann with his D’angelo-esque vocals warmed the dancefloor playing tracks off their debut LP of the same name. Watch out for these guys as they soon could possibly be joining the list of Australian royal soul funk aficionados, and that’s definitely not a bad thing for Australia!

As the lights dimmed, each member of the group made their way on stage to a crowded room full of cheers and whistles expressed by dedicated fans. The men walked with ease sporting black and white suits,  with lead singer Kylie Auldist appropriately the last member to join the stage. They opened with ‘Kings Cross’ – a track from the new album which revealed the band’s new influences, introducing the audience to a fierce new Mod Funk sound with hint of rock&roll 60’s Beat persuasion. A perfect opener to exhibit the non-traditional production style of the new album which Lance Ferguson speaks about on 2RRR. Tracks heard on the night were ‘Made of Stone’ from The Bamboo’s presents: Kylie Auldist, their classic track from their 2007 Rawville album ‘I Don’t Wanna Stop’, then to the fast paced raw funk/soul groove ‘Got to Get it Over’ found on their fourth album, ‘The Ghost’, ‘Step it Up’, ‘On the Sly’, ‘You ain’t no good’, ‘I Will’, and ‘Typhoon’ just to name a few tracks from their hour long set. It may have been longer, it possibly could’ve been shorter, but who keeps up with time when the only measure of time was to the beat of the music? Although there was very little crowd interaction, one can be forgiven when smiles all round was a testament to a great show experienced.

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Kylie Auldist sung tracks that had featured other artists vocally, but if you weren’t a huge fan to begin with, you wouldn’t know any better. She owned each song she sang leaving a permanent imprint. Stand out tracks were ‘You ain’t no good’ found on their latest album which one could easily be mistaken as being produced by British music producer and singer/songwriter Steve Brooker (who co-produced Duffy’s album). It was catchy live as it is in the studio album version particularly the distinctive drum sound. Another stand out track on the night was ‘Turn it Up’, which got the crowd jumping in an almost frenetic state, as did their classics ‘King of the Rodeo’ and ‘Set it Up!’, and did they ever! Just ask the man beside me screaming lyrics in my ear wearing a huge smile of satisfaction plastered on his face. The kind you get when your jam is on, so you dance like no-one’s watching. His jam was on. I was watching him. He didn’t care. We had a moment.

Let the good times roll! The night was evidently coming to an end as Kylie Auldist thanked the Sydney crowd playing ‘King of the Rodeo’. As the lights dimmed once again signaling the end of their show, the crowd applauded and cheered to a dark empty stage. A couple of minutes pass by when the lights slowly appeared revealing a lone gentleman sitting cross-legged on stage holding a sitar. His name is Kumar Shome hailing from Melbourne, and this particular moment deserves a special mention. He sat on stage to a crowd bewildered, intrigued and appreciative of this unsuspecting moment as silence engulfed the room. Kumar Shome than began to play ‘Up On The Hill’ on his sitar – the first track of a three track encore, captivating the crowd’s curiosity instantly. This was a special moment. Their last two tracks played were from their latest album called ‘Typhoon’ which saw drummer Daniel Farrugia brilliantly show off his tight ability to play drum breaks that got the crowd gyrating, followed by ‘Keep me in mind’. In my opinion, they saved the best for last.

There seems to be something uniquely special about the soul/funk crowd and the synergy exchanged under no false pretenses. Watching people’s faces, their enthusiasm over intrumental solo’s, their knowing smile, their ability to get lost in a moment made me realize that the success of a show not only depends on the band’s sharp ability to lose you in their world, but it also depends on the crowd’s ability to appreciate by giving back. The Bamboo’s have always been quite revered in Sydney, so their album launch was highly anticipated. No matter where I see them perform, they consistently command the attention of audiences effortlessly and we can proudly say they’re Australian!

‘4’ Album is out now on Tru Thoughts!

DAM FUNK Mixes: Payday! Live Mix (May 08) + Station 23 anniversary mix (April 09)


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Mix #1 :

DAM FUNK

Pay Day! Hollywood

May 2008

Time: 40 Mins

Format: .mp3

Style: Electro Funk, Boogie & Disco

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From freethescene.com

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Dam Funk wrote the book on boogie, funk, and street cred.

When you see this guy live as soon as he walks into the room all the sudden it gets funky. Just everything about this guy is Funk.

When he DJs it’s all 100% wax original pressings, 2 turntables,an old school casio microphone (to keep the MC sounding backyard boogie status), and Los Angeles’s funkiest dude going to town on the decks. This is first DJ I have ever seen where I thought, “Thank GOD this guy exists, DJing is still progressing to another level, and this world isn’t doomed by sorority girls djing their Britney mashups through itunes”.

Enough talking, enjoy this golden set, let me know what you think.

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Mix #2 :

DAM FUNK,

2nd Anniversary Mix for Station 23 Radio

April 2009 Continue reading

DAM FUNK + Toni Toni Lee (Live), Gian Arpino & Japeye Bennett + Podcasts & Interview


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Niche Productions present:

DAM FUNK

Sat 15th @ The Basment

Supported by:

Toni Toni Lee (Live), Gian Arpino and Japeye Bennett

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Niche Productions is proud to present the debut Australian tour of the ambassador of Boogie-Funk, Dâm-Funk (Stones Throw – Los Angeles, California). Bursting on to the scene in 08-09, Dâm (pronounced ‘Dame’, as in Damon) won over a slew of fans from Disco-Boogie aficionados, the Beat scene, hardcore Hip Hop heads and Hipsters alike with his debut 12″ ‘Burgundy City/Galactic Fun.’

In 2009, he was one of Stones Throw busiest artists, putting out so much material you’d think he was giving Madlib a run for his money, with the ‘Toeachizown’ album being released digitally in five instalments, all of which teased fans with different elements of his influences. During this time he also managed to put out a few mix CDs, a beat tape as part of Stones Throw’s  ‘Rhythm Trax’ series and turned in remixes for Red, Baron Zen and superstars Animal Collective. At the tail end of 2009, the album was released in 2CD and deluxe 5LP box set editions.

His Monday night Funkmosphere club night is the stuff made of legends. From record-dealer types with obscene collections to a heavily bearded Joaquim Phoenix and beyond, it’s the spot that everyone is trying to get in to. But Dâm’s roots go well back to a time before ‘Disco’ was a cool word.

Cutting his teeth as a session keyboard player for artists of the G-Funk era like Mack 10, MC Eight and Westside Connection, you can easily hear his hip-hop roots in songs like ‘Hood Pass Intact’, and even though he dresses the part, don’t expect Dâm to get all thugged out on us out here on his debut tour. Dâm-Funk promotes love, spirituality, astrology and good vibes with his music and his open and outward personality – if you’ve ever heard him be interviewed or seen live clips online, you will know he is very generous with his time.

Calling his sound ‘Modern Funk’,Dâm-Funk’s live show takes in both his impeccable DJ mixing style as well as a Live-PA style side which includes vocals and keyboards, showcasing both the original material he writes and records, and the records which have inspired him.

Join us for the show everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year.

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Check out the Dam Funk Interview today on Soul Glow radio

DJ Huwston interviews Dam Funk his show Soul Glow on 2ser 107.3

Soul Glow Radio 3pm every Tuesday,

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Mixes & Podcats

#1 Dam Funk, BBC’s Radio: Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental Show, May 1 09

  1. DâM-FunK – ‘Brookside Park’ (Stones Throw)
  2. DâM-FunK – ‘Spacecapades’ (Stones Throw)
  3. DâM-FunK – ‘This Time, Take It Out On the Groove’ (Stones Throw)
  4. DâM-FunK – ‘Flying V Ride’ (Stones Throw)
  5. DâM-FunK – ‘The Sky Is Ours’ (Stones Throw)
  6. DâM-FunK – ‘Sidewayz’ (Stones Throw)
  7. DâM-FunK – ‘Rollin’ (Stones Throw)
  8. L.S. Movement – ‘Move Everything You Got’ (LA/Veg)

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#2 Dam Funk 3hr Mix up on BBC Radio 25th Oct 09

Track listing

  • BaronZen – Burn Rubber (Dam-Funk Remix) (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Burgundy City (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Red (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Special Dimensions (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Killdatmutha***a (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Galactic Fun (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – She Lights Me Up (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – 10 West (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Chocolate (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Indigo (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Rollin’ (Stones Throw)
  • Dam-Funk – Purple (Stones Throw)
  • *Dam-Funk In The Mix*
  • Pyramid Plus – Comin At Ya (Lifeworld)
  • Del Richardson – Rainbows (Joy Spring)
  • Cliff Dawson – I Can Love You Better (Boardwalk)
  • Midnight Express – Dangerzone (Tri-Fire)
  • Rah Band – Messages From The Stars (TMT)
  • StarShine – All I Need Is You (Prelude)
  • Alfreda James & Billy Ray – Back To Love (Rappers Rapp Disco)

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