From Hip Hop to House THE MOTOR CITY DETROIT HAS YOU COVERED! Terrence Parker IN tHE HOUSE THIS Sat 5th Nov

What more can be said about this cat? At Soul Of Sydney, we think Terrence Parker is the DJ’s DJ ! The DJ that Detroit legends like Jeff Mills, DJ Bone, Derrick May & Juan Attkin would go to see. Coming to Australia for the first time, Terrence brings skills that very few dj’s possess, and an ability to rock a dance floor no matter what style of music he plays.

Check TP in action dropping some Hip Hop in Japan.


And the DEMF clip!

Catch him playing this Saturday at Civic Hotel

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Terrence Parker Classic Disco Mix Show # 105


1. Midnight Express Show Band – “Let Us Take You For A Ride” – Promo
2. First Choice – “The Player” – Philly Groove Records
3. Incredible Bongo Band – “Apache” – Alpha Omega
4. Cheryl Lynn – “Got To Be Real” – Columbia
5. Yaz – “Situation” – Sire
6. Goucho – “Dance Forever” – System Music
7. Pure Gold – “Into The Night” – Z
8. Quincy Jones – “Stuff Like That” – A&M
9. Tom Brown – “Fungi Mama” – CBS
10. Cameo – “It’s Serious” – Casablanca
11. Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” (acapella) – Promo
12. Gino Soccio – “Try It Out” – Atlantic
13. Double Exposure -“Everyman” (Joe Clausell Dub mix) – Salsoul
14. Active Force – “Give Me Your Love” – A&M
15. Al Kent – “Down To Me” – Promo
16. B.T. Express – “Express” – Roadshow
17. Chaka Khan – “Clouds” – Warner Brothers
18. Visual – “Somehow, Someway” – Prelude
19. New York Community Choir – “Express Yourself” – RCA
20. First Choice – “Let No Man Put Asunder” – Salsoul
21. Reel People featuring Tony Momrelle – “Love Is Where You Are” (Reel People Club Mix) – Papa
22. Gary’s Gang – “Let’s Lovedance Tonight” – Columbia
23. My Mine – “Hypnotic Tango” – Blow Up

Catch TP dropping the classic Disco LOVE next Saturday5th Oct @ Civic Hotel


Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit (1975) Vs Masters At Work – Expansive Shit (1999) Vs Fela Kuti – Upside Down (1975)

Since the Fela Kuti “Music Is The Weapon” tribute is on this week we though it’s about time to let you know about just some of Fela Kuti influences and inspired music in more recent production.

New York based production duo Masters at Work (Louie Vega & Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez) were greatly encouraged by the Afro sounds and message of Fela’s music that they had intended to collaborate with him on upcoming production in the late 1990’s, however their hopes were dashed when Fela passed away in August 1997. As an alternative, the duo re-worked Fela’s signature “Expensive Shit” (1975) in a modern refined Afro-House cut while upholding its dedicated tribal flavours.  The song borrows heavily from the Afro-Beat rhythms of Expensive Shit (1975) and also lyrically from Upside Down (1975).

Its Afro-beat alright, just a little more refined and DJ friendly.

Masters At Work – Expansive Shit (Tribute to Fela).

Fela – Expensive Shit (1975)

Fela – Upside Down (1755)

DISCO, FUNK, HOUSE Andrew Bukenya Presents…STRICTLY SOUL, Sat 22 @ Underground Feat. The Collective, Nick Vidal & The Franchi Brothers


THE WAIT IS OVER PEOPLE..the little party with a LOT of SOUL led by your host, Andrew BUKENYA looks forward to seeing you on the dancefloor to celebrate the fact that exactly one year previously, the first STRICTLY SOUL was held, to bring some soul back to the strip with booty shaking rnb, soul, old school hip hop, soulful house and disco classics..from Tom Brown and Soul to Soul thru to Janet, Beyonce, Missy, Jasper St Co and Dennis Ferrer.

I am delighted to welcome some special guests; RnB/soul outfit “The Collective”, The GLORIOUS Nick Vidal whose fantastic ICONIC posters have made ‘Strictly” a MUST and whose soulful house grooves took us back to the source and gave us church on the dancefloor for Strictly Soul (the Xmas Edition) and helped make it massive and the fabulous Franchi Bros on percussion. I started this party with just love and a prayer and to have such a diverse range of people gettin their groove on was just AWESOME. Lets do it again people

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HIPHOP, FUNK, BREAKS: Grand Wizard Theodore Feat. DJ’s MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie, Good-God, Sat Dec 3

Blunted & Universal Zulu Nation Australia Present.


Feat: GRAND WIZARD THEODORE + very special guests Supported by MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Grand Wizard Theodore

For the uninitiated Grand Wizard Theodore is credited as being the Inventor of the scratch & master of the needle drop, also featuring in the first Hip Hop movie ever made called “Wildstyle” (1983). As well as contributing to the original sound track, with his catch phrase “Say Turn it up” being sampled from Public to many a hip hop act world wide, he apprenticed under the legendary DJ Grand Master Flash, and was part of the group The Fantastic 5 which he released the old school classic “Can I Get A Soulclap” (1980). Grand Wizard Theodore was most recently featured in the DJ Documentary “Scratch” and continues to tour the world showcasing his amazing DJ skill’s to this day, as well as being a member of the Mighty Universal Zulu Nation.

Don’t miss the man with the flawless needle drop as he play’s a 2 hour set of turntablism meets party rocking b-boy breaks & beats, supported by some of Australia’s most respected DJs.


 Goodgod Small Club - 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown
 + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie
 Tickets are $25+b/f and are available Here + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: DJ Peril, King Excel, Prequel & DJ FX

AUDIO: Departure Lounge Radio Afro-Funk Special feat. El Chino, The Liberators and Soul of Sydney DJ Phil Toke

Departure Lounge Radio: Afrobeat Alert!

Flight 1510 featuring Sydney’s Afrobeat crew the The Liberators and Soul of Sydney DJ Phil Toke in to have a chat about the upcoming  all things afrobeat in Sydney including The African Film Festival & Musical Showcases.

Sydney Afro-Beat BandThe Liberators on Departure Lounge Radio

Sydney Afro-Beat BandThe Liberators on Departure Lounge Radio

Flight 1510  Playlist

Elchinos’ Pre Switch On Take Off Set

  1. Light Summer Dress/Music of Ma(George Sheridan mx)
  2. Crystalilise/Elizabeth Rose
  3. Manhattan Bound/Briana Cowlishaw/BC218
  4. Blossom Tree/Zara McFarlane/Brownswood

Afrobeats Selection (The Liberators, Interview)

  1. African Rhythms/Oneness of Juju/Black Fire
  2. Buy Africa/Fela Kuti/Makossa
  3. Ade/Xalam/Senegal
  4. Bulletproof/The Liberators/Record Kicks
  5. Monkeyface/The Liberators/Record Kicks
  6. Give It UP,Turn it Loose/The Daktaris/Desco
  7. Ta Lega/Zeca do Trombone and Roberto Sax
  8. Cascavel/Antonio Adolfo

Friends As DJs Series Phil Toke (The Soul Of Sydney DJ’s)

  1. Opposite People/Fela Kuti
  2. Everything/Fela Kuti
  3. Expesive Shit/Fela Kuti
  4. Nigerian Thing/Disco Re-edit
  5. Boogie Woogie/Fatback Band
  6. The Midas touch/Nightlife
  7. Could Heaven Be Like This/Idris Muhummad
  8. Rising To The Top/Keni Burke
  9. Fantasy/Earth, Wind and Fire
  10. Victory ‘83/Mass Production

Fela Kuti: Music is The Weapon, Film Screening & Tribute Night (Oct 27)

The series will kick off with a night that is a distinctive compliment to the gift of Nigerian Activist, Political maverick & God-Father of Afro-Beat Fela Anikulapo Kuti. We will be screening the definitive documentary “Fela: Music Is the Weapon” as an introduction to Fela’s dogmatic ideas, political movement & immense contribution to African Music,

This will be followed by a special show by Sydney own Afro-Beat power-house collective The Liberators and closing the night will be Soul of Sydney DJ’s with a rare Afro-Beat, Afro-Funk tribute homage to the likes of Fela Kuti (of course), Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela, Antibalas, TV On The Radio, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Kola Ogunkoya, Sonny Okosun, King Sunny Ade, Ray Lema & Manu Dibango just to name a few.

Tickets are a kick ass $10 at the door for a film, funk gig and an awesome line up of djs.



Streaming HERE

El Chino is a well known Sydney DJ and music aficionado who spent some time wandering the globe, crate digging and developing his repertoire for what was to become the smoothest flight on the 2SER roster dropping everything from New-Jazz, Afro Beat, Disco & Hip Hop.

Raheems Sydney Radio Guide for Soul, Funk, Disco & Hip Hop Heads!

It is about time we did out bit to get the word out about the specialist music shows on Sydney Air-Waves that have been entertaining and educating us musically on the regular.

Here is our collection of some of the specialist music shows that you might hear on Raheem Boombox (when he has batteries).

Raheems Sydney SOUL FUNK HIP HOP DISCO Radio Guide!

Raheems Sydney SOUL FUNK HIP HOP DISCO Radio Guide!

Note:  if we missed any, reach out at with info so we can include;



Streaming HERE

Boogie Dance Cafe

Fridays 11pm -12.30am

Presented by Brut 33 & Mikey Kennedy

Boogie Dance Cafe is a loose approximation of an over exuberance of musical love combined with an over indulgence of caffeine.

Brut33 mans the ones and twos (sugars), frothing up and over indulgence in coffee and dusty grooves.

A vinyl-only show, highlighting the records you find when pounding the pavement. Jazz, jazzfunk, boogie, disco, soul, afro – upwardly-downbeat & immodestly flamboyant.

From the makers of Paradise Lost & Spacepeoples, broadcasting since 2008. Sharing a passion for realness, radio and community.

Links, Podcats & Info

Merchants of Sound

Saturdays 6.30 – 8pm

Slick sounds with an anything attitude for your Saturday evening with Phat Kat and Bully Dux.

Immersing into a deep platter of dusty rarities and classic treats, we sample sounds from all genres – roots, rock, world and music that has been inspired by them.

Phat Kat …

Phat Kat has been presenting on Eastside Radio since October 2009. Sharing ancient ideologies and ethos with her fellow merchants, her collection includes blues, old school rock and roll, world and soul/funk. She is an avid supporter of community radio with subscriber status held at fellow stations 2SER, FBi and marketing/sponsorship is her specialty at Eastside. Using the senses and her guiding muses, she keenly twirls her way through flamenco dance, Italian language and Greek cuisine.

Bully Dux …

Bully Dux is a local deejay. He welcomes playing random weddings, Bar Mitzfahs, Sunday breakfast slots at the local cafe and sweaty warehouses parties. He cringes at corporate gigs but plays them anyway. Being dearly attached to his 2 wheelers, Bully Dux is keen to pull out his traveling paintbrushes and paint more colour on empty objects.

He’s hosted and played on 2SER – Mophonics show and random blues and roots slot on Bondi FM.

Links and Info:

Streaming HERE

El Chino & Herbie Hancock on Departure Lounge Radio 2ser



El Chino is a well known Sydney DJ and music aficionado who spent some time wandering the globe, crate digging and developing his repertoire for what was to become the smoothest flight on the 2SER roster dropping everything from New-Jazz, Afro Beat, Disco & Hip Hop.

Groove Therapy

Friday 12:00pm – 1:30pm

The place where old school hip collides with new school know how. World music fusion with electronic B-Boy funk and organic grooves. Presented and mixed by DJ Frenzie, Noodles & Noel Boogie.

Frenzie cut his teeth DJ’ing in Melbourne in the late 80’s, having grown up being inspired by the early cut and paste sounds of hip hop music. In the mid 90s he spent 5 years in Brisbane, and in that time managed to DJ regularly at pretty much every decent venue around town. Now days, Frenzie has settled down in Sydney, where once again he has played at every decent inner city venue at one time or another. In 2001, he secured a management position at Sydney’s most beloved club – The Globe, managing some of Sydney’s most beloved clubnight.

Frenzie has played at all major music festivals, featured on the 2001 Triple J ‘Turn Up Your Radio‘ tour with Endorphin and Groove Terminator, and has 15 years experience presenting programs on community radio around Australia.

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One of the moments that changed the music world, Jimi Hendrix dropping his Voodoo & casting spells with that Guitar at Woodstock (1969).

Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock Video @ &

Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock Video @ &

SOUL OF SYDNEY MUSIC  TV:  Live classic concerts, interviews and show videos from a FUNK, SOUL &  HIP HOP prespective.

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Check out the Wiki On the show

Hendrix was advertised to play the Woodstock Music Festival, along with many of the other biggest rock groups of the time. It was to take place on rented farmland in Upper State New York from August 15-18, 1969. Although Hendrix’s music had been written for a power trio of guitar, bass, and drums, he wanted to expand his sound so he added rhythm guitarist Larry Lee (another old friend from his R&B days), and Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez to play congas. After drummer Mitch Mitchell arrived, this new lineup rehearsed for less than two weeks before the festival and according to Mitchell never really meshed. In addition, although Woodstock would become famous and mythologized through the documentary film of the same name, by the time of his performance, Hendrix had been up for three days, and his band was short on sleep as well, contributing a rawness to their filmed performance.[113][114]

Before Hendrix even arrived at the festival he started to hear media reports that the crowds of kids showing up for the festival were swelling to biblical proportions, in addition to the emerging logistical problems being reported at the site. This gave Hendrix pause for concern since he did not like performing in front of very large crowds. [115] Since he was considered an important draw for the festival, and because of his manager’s negotiations, Hendrix was getting paid more than the other performers, ($18,000, plus $12,000 for rights to film him). As the scheduled time slot of Sunday night at midnight drew closer, Hendrix indicated that he would rather wait and close the show. A substantial rainstorm that day had delayed the schedule of performers, so when Hendrix insisted on being the closing headliner, it pushed back the time when they finally hit the stage – which ended up being 8:30am Monday morning. The audience which had peaked at an estimated 400,000 people during the festival, was now reduced to about 30-40,000 by that point; many of whom merely waited to catch a glimpse of Hendrix before leaving during his show.[115] This reflected the reality that by the third day attendees had been sleeping in muddy conditions with limited food.

Hendrix and his band were introduced by the festival MC, Chip Monck, as “The Jimi Hendrix Experience,” but once on stage Hendrix clarified saying, “We decided to change the whole thing around and call it ‘Gypsy Sun and Rainbows.’ For short, it’s nothin but a ‘Band of Gypsys.'”[116] He then launched into a two hour set, the longest of his career. Hendrix started off with a new song, “Message to Love.” (His Woodstock set consisting of new material, along with his well-known hits).

Hendrix’s psychedelic rendition of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” occurred about 3/4 into their set, (after which he morphed into “Purple Haze”). The song had actually been part of his set for a year and he had already performed it on at least three different occasions. During the number, Hendrix used feedback and sustain on his guitar to recreate the sound of wails and falling rockets. Although pundits quickly branded the song as a political manifesto against the Vietnam War, Hendrix himself never explained its meaning other than to say at a press conference three weeks later, “We’re all Americans. . .it was like ‘Go America!’. . .We play it the way the air is in America today. The air is slightly static, see.”[117] Whatever Hendrix’s motivation, “the song became part of the sixties Zeitgeist” as it was captured forever in the Woodstock film.[118] Hendrix’s iconic image performing this number wearing a blue-beaded white leather jacket with fringe and a red head scarf, has since been regarded as a defining moment of the 1960’s.[115][119][120]

Hendrix performed “Hey Joe” as the encore to finish off their set which concluded the 3 and ½ day Woodstock Music Festival. Upon leaving the stage Hendrix collapsed from exhaustion.[121]

After Woodstock, this particular lineup of the band appeared on only two more occasions. The first was a street benefit in Harlem where, in a scenario similar to the festival, most of the audience had left and only a fraction remained by the time Hendrix took the stage. Within seconds of Hendrix arriving at the site two youths had stolen his guitar from the back seat of his car, although it was later recovered. The band’s only other appearance was at the Salvation club in Greenwich Village, New York. After some studio recordings, Hendrix disbanded the group. Some of this band’s recordings can be heard on the MCA Records box set The Jimi Hendrix Experience and on South Saturn Delta. Their final work together was a session on September 6.[122] Hendrix’s September 9 appearance on TV’s The Dick Cavett Show, backed by Cox, Mitchell and Juma Sultan, was credited as the “Jimi Hendrix Experience”.[123]