SOULFUL DEEP HOUSE: Masters At Work & India: A Match Made in Soulful House Heaven

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The recording partnership between New York based Masters At Work & the unmistakable talents of latin vocal sensation India have to be one of the finest collaborations in Soulful House music. The trio have put together so many of  the seminal moments of house music over the last 15 years.


HIP HOP: JEAN GRAE Up Close & Personal @ Goodgod, Feat. Frenzie, MK-1 & BadEzzy (Wed 4th Dec) + FREE TICKETS

Jean Grae

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Goodgod & Way-2-Fonky present…

+ MK-1


Rising up out of the New York underground, Jean Grae is a name that resonates with Hip Hop heads worldwide.

Since the release of her debut Attack of the Attacking Things, and her signing to Talib Kweli‘s Blacksmith Records, Jean has continued to evolve with countless platinum releases and performances on some of the biggest stages around the globe.

After numerous tours down-under sharing the stage with other Hip Hop immortals, she’s now bringing her impeccable flow and thought provoking lyrics to the intimate surrounds of Goodgod Small Club.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to witness one of Hip Hop’s finest MCs up close and personal. Capacity is limited! Early bird tickets willl not last!

Facebook Link, Tickets

We have a FREE double pass to give away to the first person who emails through or shoots us a message at our face-book fan page



Following the success of last NYD’s Warehouse event at Sun Studios, Funkdafied are bringing it back to you for NYD 2012 with over five areas of quality House, live Funk & Soul, old school Hip-Hop and Nu Disco.

If you partied with us last NYD you’ll have an idea of what to expect this time around. Catering for a discerning crowd who appreciate good music this promises to be one of the best events Sydney has seen in a long time.

This year ware are proud to introduce an act that has been on top of their game for over a decade. Crazy P will be gracing our shores with their full live 5-piece band. Also on the line up will be DJ Maestro who recently toured Australia and performed at the sold out Blue Note Trip event at the Basement in Sydney. Katalyst will also be performing on the day with special guests as part of his sound system.

Joining Crazy P, DJ Maestro & Katalyst will be over 40 artists across several indoor and outdoor stages. We’ll be bringing you the very best in sound and lighting production and we still have more surprises in store for the big event.

So if you want to kick off the New Year in style make sure to join us on 1st Jan 2012!

We’ll be kicking the doors open at 3pm as we know you’ll be ready to get involved early on.

Artists on the day:

CRAZY P (live) / DJ Maestro / KATALYST (Sound System) / The Owl / Mr Doris / Omegaman Sound System (live) / The Leisure Bandits (live) / JC (Funkdafied) / Milan (live) / Sean Doyle /Frenzie / Mr Glass / Mathmatics / Ology / Naiki / MK-1 / Saywhut / Ian Drabble /Mo Funk / Monkey Tennis DJ’s / Karl Prinzen / RussTee / Tazman / Ollie Brooke / DJ Slynk / Stephen Ferris / Graham Mandroules / The Michael Wheatley Trio / Toon.

These tickets won’t be around for long, you can reserved the printed first release tickets now by emailing

You can also book them through the following Moshtix link;

Tickets: First Release $59.00+bf Second Release $69.00+bf Final Release $79.00+bf

WHILE THEY LAST!, We will see you on the Dancefloor!


Merry Christmas SOUL FAMILY! Peace and many Blessings to your and your loved ones over the Christmas Break!

Here is our little musical Christmas present that our good mates at Tan Crackers Soul Club wrapped neatly and left under our tree just for YOU! Its a Solid dose of feel-good festive season Soul & Funk jams just about perfect for a Christmas BBQ, Picnic or EVEN BLOCKPARTY !


Stay close to the Tan Crackers via their facebook group for info on their legendary Soul, Funk 45’s all nighters around town, and look out for them dropping the similar goodness at our block-party picnics during summer too kicking off again from January 1 2012.

THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE presents: Black Christmas ‘James Brown Tribute’ Feat James Locksmith (JembeMusic)


Our good mate James Locksmith of JembeMusic put me on to this dope event on this weekend in Beirut where a posse of SOUL, FUNK & Rare Groove fans are throwing it down in homage to the musical legacy of James Brown at the annualBlack Christmas‘.


(In Memory of the Fifth Anniversary of JAMES BROWN’s Death)

For the third X-mas in a row THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE keeps the tradition of funk, soul, rare groove and breaks in this city and the Middle East, alive. However this time we are getting closer to the heart of the action by taking over the former infamous CLUB SOCIAL where three of THE BGC DJs used to spin regularly (DJ Stickfiggr, Ernesto and Ramsay Short).
This time THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE commemorate the fifth anniversary of James Brown’s death, with long list of DJs, artists and visual artists. To top it all off, this year Supreme Sandwiches and Samosas will be on sale from Firas Yatbokh!

  • Natalie “Baby” Shooter (Opening act)
  • Brother Jackson ( afro-funk/hip-hop) + Heavy G (Hard funk)
  • Chris Bail (dance music)
  • DJ Spindle aka Ernesto ( rare groove,deep funk, breaks)
  • James Locksmith (nu-disco, afrobeat)
  • DJ Wah ( Italo-Disco)

Visuals by Nadim Saoma

“In Memory of James Brown” an art project by Tom Bone,Jeanne Fouchet, Semaan Khawam, Lilly in the rain aka Nanou, Ernesto and short fuse.

Shortfuse Film will be releasing their music video for BGC collaborator Wriggly Scott aka DJ Solo’s new single entitled “Hierarchy/Anachy”.

BGC Links:



Sun 18th Dec from 12pm-7,

Parkside Location in Alexandria

DJ’s include;

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

We have picked a Parkside location in Alexandria stack of grass and trees for shade etc.We will be sending out a message later on in the week via and Email on exact location but just waiting to see if the weather holds up.

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 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!

SOUL,JAZZ: ‘Honour Confers Your Crown’: Sade Ausralian Concert Tribute by DJ Trey (

Soul of Sydney Podcast #21: ‘Honour Confers Your Crown’: Sade Ausralian Tour Mix by DJ Trey (

5 Dec 2011

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DJ Trey, our man local selector of all things BLISSFULLY SOULFUL has put together this inspiring  Sade Australian tour mix for us for everyone still feeling the magic from  last nights concert and the lucky ones like me who are going tonight.

SADE: The voice & the looks of an angel ! Track List
1. No Ordinary Love
2. Feel No Pain
3. Somebody Already Broke My Heart
4. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
5. Your Love Is King
6. Soldier Of Love
7. Siempre Hay Esperanza
8. The Sweetest Taboo
9. Keep Looking
10. When Am I Going To Make A Living
11. Maureen
12. Kiss Of Life
13. Tar Baby
14. Cherry Pie
15. I Couldn’t Love You More
16. Turn My Back On You
17. Paradise
18. Nothing Can Come Between Us
19. Frankie’s First Affair
20. Never As Good As The First Time
21. Hang On To Your Love
22. I Will Be Your Friend
23. Smooth Operator
24. Is It A Crime (Lover’s Live)
25. ** Killer Blow

Get it touch for a on our SOUL OF SYDNEY FAN PAGE or GROUP or shoot us an email at for download link