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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also book them through the following Moshtix link;
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.
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)
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 email@example.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!
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.