Soul of Sydney Podcast #19: Sunday Soul, Hip Hop & Funk Podcast by Michael Zac


Our good mate local producer, DJ & Electronic-Soul Music connoisseur put together this Soul, Hip Hop & Funk podcast for us (and you) just in time for the weekend & to help you wind out your work week.

Catch the Michael Zac dropping everything from Classic Soul to Soulful House gems like this and a stack more day time vibes at our Block Party Picnic (INFO HERE)

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TRACK LISTING

1. Tony! Toni! Toné! – Just me and you
2. Jill Scott – A Long Walk
3. J Dilla featuring Dwele – Dime Piece
4. Erykah Badu – Gone Baby Dont Be Long
5. D’Angelo – Smooth
6. 50 Cent – Ryder Music
7. Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push
8. Talib Kweli – In the Mood (feat. Kanye West & Roy Ayers)
9. Marvin Gaye – Right On
10. MFSB – Love Is The Message
11. Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In the Streets (Francois K Remix)
12. Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
13. Nuyorican Soul & India – Runaway

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SYDNEY SOUL PATROL: BLOCK PARTY THIS SUNDAY 4th Dec in Alexandria

Just a quick heads up on the SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC THIS SUNDAY 4TH DEC @ ALEXANDRIA.

We have picked a Parkside location in Alexandria complete with BBQ areas and stack of grass and trees for shade etc.

We will be sending out a message later on in the week via SMS and Email on exact location but just waiting to see if the weather holds up.

WE WILL BE UPDATING OUR Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/192710300814739/

If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to soulofsydney@gmail.com in the event we do have to move the party last minute?

DJ’S playing Sunday include;

  • Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends; Including;
  • Gian Aripino & Tom Tutton (Tan Crackers Soul  Club)
  • Phil Toke, Eadie Ramia & Michael Zac (Our House DJ’s)
  • MK1 (Sounds of the Zulu Nation)
  • Ben Peterson (Tone)

A  Few points that might help you organize you day better;

  • It is a family friendly picnic first and foremost so could be a good idea really to pack an 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 in Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
  • We will have a basic DJ set up playing everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work. It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via soulofsydney@gmail.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
  • We are hoping to kick off by 11pm till around 6 or later 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 later in the week via email and on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party so we will need your Mob. details too.)
  • 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 the support we have been inundated with positive feedback after the last party, will be in touch by week’s end,

Here is a clip of some of the fun from the last party a few weeks back, right after a storm when we were forced to move for shelter in a brick pit for an afternoon of classic Chicago HOUSE, SOUL, FUNK  and.. ERIC B and RAKIM!

Be sure to check for info at Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/192710300814739/

Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney needs more people like YOU!

Pray for good weather & hope to see you all on Sunday.

Peace,

Soul of Sydney and Co.

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OLDSCHOOL HIPHOP FUNK: Grand Wizard Theodore the INVENTOR OF THE SCRATCH ! interviews + Classic Mixtape GWT on Hot 97 with Funk-Master Flex (1994)


One for the real old school heads – Grand Wizard Theodore ‘The Inventor of the Scratch’  brings his box full of classic ORIGINAL B-Boy breaks and beats to play a rare mini set on Funkmaster Flex‘s ‘Street Jams’ show on Hot 97  and lets Dot-A-Rock get busy on the mic too.

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Be sure to catch GWT droppin’ the funk next saturday 3rd Dec @ Goodgod, Info –> FACEBOOK EVENT

SYDNEY – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=51784&ref=moshtix&skin

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OLDSCHOOL MIXTAPE: Grand Wizard Theodore on Hot 97 with Funk-Master Flex (1994)


One for the real old school heads – Grand Wizard Theodore ‘The Inventor of the Scratch’  brings his box full of classic ORIGINAL B-Boy breaks and beats to play a rare mini set on Funkmaster Flex‘s ‘Street Jams’ show on Hot 97  and lets Dot-A-Rock get busy on the mic too.

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Be sure to catch GWT droppin’ the funk next saturday 3rd Dec @ Goodgod, Info –> FACEBOOK EVENT

SYDNEY – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=51784&ref=moshtix&skin

FUNK, HIP HOP: GRANDWIZARD THEODORE ‘THE INVENTOR OF THE SCRATCH’ (Sat 3RD DEC @ Goodgod)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MN8hhdM8OQ&feature=relateBlunted & Universal Zulu Nation Australia Present…

–SOUNDS OF NEW YORK TOUR 2011–

feat. GRAND WIZARD THEODORE plus very special guests over 4 very intimate shows.

-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.

\\SYDNEY – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER//

Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=51784&ref=moshtix&skin

Info @ facebook

AUS HIP HOP: Thundamentals ‘FOREVERLUTION’ ALBUM LAUNCH at OAF, (Sat 26th Nov)


26 November @ Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Tickets at moshtix.com.au


 

Sleek, sweaty, banging and pro; when it comes to their live show, Blue Mnts come Newtown hip hop 3 piece Thundamentals are a band in demand. As a live review by Mess + Noise of their recent performance @ the BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane would attest: “one of the classiest hip-hop acts in Australia right now…tight, charismatic, and bring some monster beats”. AAA Backstage noted of the same performance; “Aussie hip hop’s brightest hope? Quite possibly so”.

As their new album Foreverlution was hitting the shelves 6 weeks ago Thundamentals were prepping for a national run of dates with Big Boi; and before the dust could settle from that trip they’d already struck out again on a 6 week long, 15 date engagement with Drapht. The long and short of all this is that though it’s just over a month and a half since their album release, only now are the band announcing their own ‘Foreverlution Album Launch Tour’.

In stores the last week of July through Obese Records, Foreverlution hit with a bang. Debuting nationally at #3 on the Air Charts, #17 on ARIA Urban Charts and #19 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Album Charts, the response from media and public alike was unanimous. Lead single from the album ‘Paint The Town Red’ was immediately added to triple J rotation (top 20 most played track on triple J – week of release) and was the 9th most downloaded track on Australian radio through AIR IT (week of release). FBI made the album their ‘Feature Album of The Week’ (week prior to release), and on it went.

The Clip

Thundamentals have also just released their clip for 1st single ‘Paint The Town Red’. The concept of the clip was simple, strap on a camera and ‘Paint The Town Red’. The result is a ‘night in the life of’ clip that, in a quite specific case of life imitating art and art imitating life, sees actors and band alike all end up considerably ‘frayed around the edges’ by clip’s end.

“Foreverlution was made for international attention… delivers the goods in every way imaginable” – The Mercury

“Thundamentals talent will not be denied… clearly determined to conquer the top tier of Australian hip hop” – Inpress Magazine
“Aussie Hip Hop’ has always been a fairly loaded label, and it feels too limiting and too narrow, especially when you have an album like this. Foreverlution, Thundamentals’ second offering, is hip hop pure and simple, produced with style and flair, and with both classic and evolutionary sounds in mind” – The Brag

“Foreverlution sounds polished, it sounds natural and it sounds effortless, all the way from the production to the verbal delivery” – Rip It Up

Foreverlution is out now through Obese Records. For more info check out: http://www.obeserecords.com

For All Release Enquiries Please Contact Obese Records

Thunda Cats & What They Get

Built firmly upon a dedicated fan-base, Thundamentals make a point of giving their mailing list fans (Thunda Cats) exclusives wherever possible. The mailing list were offered the first listen of the new album via a private stream and were exclusively invited to the special secret Sydney show that saw the band debut the new material live (the show was at capacity via RSVP within 15 minutes of the offer).

This tour is no different with the mailing list being offered a 48 hour window jump on the general public for the first chance at tickets in selected cities. Said fan tickets will be discounted ($7 off standard door price) and come with a free MP3 download a never before heard remix of crowd favourite from Sleeping On Your Style – ‘Favourite Song’.

Sign up to the mailing list @ http://www.thundamentals.com.au to find out more about this and all ongoing op’s. The offer will only be available from 9am Wednesday Oct 5th – 9am Friday Oct 7th, the finish date of which is when general public tickets go on-sale.


 

Soul of Sydney FREE Blockparty Picnic (Sunday 20th 2011) (SOUL FUNK DISCO HIP HOP)


In the name of spreading GOOD MUSIC in SYDNEY will be hosting  some hush-hush out door street jam’s during summer. The idea is a series of free Sunday afternoon local music-hed picnic’s in various out door locations around this beautiful city highlighting some of the few local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for real music in Sydney.

If you enjoy the sounds everything from James Brown to Jocelyn Brown to Erykah Badu, FelaDe La Soul & Dilla…  Then we simply want you there enjoying it the music with us.. the way it sound be, in a relaxed environment with friends and outdoors and bullshit free zone.

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We will be kicking off next Sunday 20th Nov in a special CBD location, (depending on the weather)

Music Policy : Strictly Soul Inspired Disco, Funk & Hip Hop &  House all afternoon)

Free entry: Open Mic, Open Decks & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Guests

e-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com for details and we will keep you posted.

Please note events will be depending weather so we will make the call thursday night & sending  venue details via email and SMS to the people who have got in contact at soulofsydney@gmail.com.

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WHY NOW?

This came about due to the overwhelming disappointment with the closer of so many GREAT music venues in Sydney recently, we felt the time is right we put something like this out there to the locals who have been supporting the music we love.

This is local music communal get together and we are, will have a Sound System, Decks & Mic set up so if you are keen to help out with music or a mini show case let us know via FB or e-mail.

Peace,

Soul of Sydney Collective.

http://www.soulofsydney.org/