NYC Disco legend John Morales, Sunday Afternoon DJ Set, Supported by Phil Toke, Gian Arpino, Alex Dimitriadis & Soul of Sydney DJ’s ( April 1st)


Soul Of Sydney and Our House Sydney are blessed to present one of the legends (not used lightly) of New York Disco and an early pioneer of dance music production, remixing and DJ‘ing – John Morales.

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 500 songs on his own, and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, John has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and can lay claim to being one of the originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Having worked, remixed or edited everyone from Marvin Gaye, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Fantastic Aleems, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Evelyn Thomas, Fantastic Aleems, Brass Construction, War, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra & Double Exposure just to name a few, expect John to give a FUNK & DISCO lesson covering 30+ years of the sound that shaped music as we know it today.

Local supports include Gian Arpino, Phil Toke, Alex Dimitriades, Phil Hudson & Soul of Sydney DJ’s

Special limited $15 presale tickets are available via email from either soulofsydney@gmail.com or ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au. Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more ticket info.

JOHN MORALES

In 1975 while working as a DJ in local Bronx club, John Morales realised that he wanted to lengthen the duration of some of his records. Back then the duration of most records was 3 to 4 minutes, so by using his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades, John started splicing tape for endless hours and became one the first DJ’s to create the ‘extended mix’ (or ‘remix’ in it’s original form). In doing so, he realised that he could achieve a similar outcome by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings. This formed the basis for his acclaimed (deadly) medleys. John says “I can still see the 100′s of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape”. John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ’s could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: ‘Dance and Shake Your Tambourine‘ by ‘The Universal Robot Band‘ and the classic ‘I’m Caught Up” by Inner Life. However some of his early mixes and edits, even those officially released, were and remain uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has worked for numerous acts and has been involved in the creation of over 500 songs – both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). John Morales can lay claim to being one of the most important figures in the creation of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (John Morales Edit)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/marvin-gaye-heavy-love-affair

Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin Live Rare Long M+M Long Beach 1981
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/teena-marie-i-need-your-lovin

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/inner-life-aint-no-mountain-1

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com

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NYC DISCO, HOUSE EVENT: JOHN MORALES, Phil Toke, Gian Arpino, Alex Dimitriadis + Soul of Sydney DJ’s


Soul Of Sydney and Our House Sydney are blessed to present one of the legends (not used lightly) of New York Disco and an early pioneer of dance music production, remixing and DJ‘ing – John Morales.

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 500 songs on his own, and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, John has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and can lay claim to being one of the originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Having worked, remixed or edited everyone from Marvin Gaye, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Fantastic Aleems, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Evelyn Thomas, Fantastic Aleems, Brass Construction, War, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra & Double Exposure just to name a few, expect John to give a FUNK & DISCO lesson covering 30+ years of the sound that shaped music as we know it today.

Local supports include Gian Arpino, Phil Toke, Alex Dimitriades, Phil Hudson & Soul of Sydney DJ’s

Special limited $15 presale tickets are available via email from either soulofsydney@gmail.com or ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au. Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more ticket info.

JOHN MORALES

In 1975 while working as a DJ in local Bronx club, John Morales realised that he wanted to lengthen the duration of some of his records. Back then the duration of most records was 3 to 4 minutes, so by using his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades, John started splicing tape for endless hours and became one the first DJ’s to create the ‘extended mix’ (or ‘remix’ in it’s original form). In doing so, he realised that he could achieve a similar outcome by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings. This formed the basis for his acclaimed (deadly) medleys. John says “I can still see the 100’s of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape”. John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ’s could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: ‘Dance and Shake Your Tambourine‘ by ‘The Universal Robot Band‘ and the classic ‘I’m Caught Up” by Inner Life. However some of his early mixes and edits, even those officially released, were and remain uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has worked for numerous acts and has been involved in the creation of over 500 songs – both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). John Morales can lay claim to being one of the most important figures in the creation of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (John Morales Edit)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/marvin-gaye-heavy-love-affair

Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin Live Rare Long M+M Long Beach 1981
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/teena-marie-i-need-your-lovin

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/inner-life-aint-no-mountain-1

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com

REAL HIP HOP: Rock Creek Park by Oddisee


Oddisee - 1st Mar

On Thursday March 1st at the Civic Underground three of Hip Hop’s best producers perform under one roof and also judge the inaugural beat battle in Sydney. Affiliated with Mello Music Group/Low Budget Crew, Oddisee is also a member of Diamond District and widely regarded as one of the best Producer/MC’s in the game.

Katalyst will be Playing an exclusive DJ set to preview the “Quakers” – a joint project with Geoff Barrow from Portishead which features 35 of Hip Hop’s dopest MC’s.

M-Phazes is one of the most in demand Hip Hop producers right now who has produced for the likes of Pharaohe Monch, Talib Kweli, Bliss n Eso, Kimbra and many more.

Together, these three top artists will be judging the first Sydney invitational producer beat battle! Bare witness to 4 of Sydney’s best producers as they go head-to-head, battling it out for bragging rights along with a gang of prizes valued at over $1,000 from Steinberg and KC Wonder Apparel!
And as well as this, they will be supported by Ellesquire (Big Village), DJ Frenzie and DJ Ology so get down for this massive event.

What: Oddisee + Katalyst + M-Phazes + It’s Official Beat Battle
When: Friday 1st March 2012. 8pm
Where: Civic Underground, 388 Pitt Stt, Sydney
Price: $25

For more info and tickets, click HERE

To check out what else is going on in Sydney, click HERE

Rock Creek Park

by Oddisee

Like Lao Tzu in Hiphop., Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent Hiphop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. less

 

 

Fundrasier: Evening Sessions – For a good cause – Cancer Council


http://www.facebook.com/events/394634687228948/

Fundraiser for the Cancer Council

Complimentary Drink and Canapes

Live Entertainment and Dj’s

Auction & Raffle Prizes

Tickets are $10 and Available through the Venue or on the Door

Limited Tickets Available.

for more information please contact:

Saskia Eichler and Laura Hinwood
saskiae@theeastern.com.au or 02 9387 7828

HIP HOP, SOUL: A Year In by Oddisee (FULL ALBUM)


Oddisee // Katalyst // M-phazes AND Sydney’s very first beat battle competition.

For the first time, Sydney will experience this sound and energy as he steps foot at the Civic Hotel, Pitt Street Thursday the 1st of March, 2012 featuring some of Sydney’s finest producers performing under one roof:

KATALYST – Playing an exclusive DJ set to preview the “Quakers” a joint project with Geoff Barrow from Portishead which features 35 of Hip Hop’s dopest MC’s. The album will be out on the Stones Throw label in March.

M-PHAZES – One of the most in demand Hip Hop producers right now who has produced for the likes of Pharaohe Monch, Talib Kweli, Bliss n Eso, Kimbra and many more. With 2 Aria Awards already under his belt, his new project “Phazed Out” is scheduled for release later this month.

This hip hop event will be something truly unique as Grindin Music teams up with itsofficial.com.au to proudly present their first Sydney invitational producer beat battle largely unknown by the hip hop community. Final contestants have been announced to showcase their production for the judges (M-phazes and DJ Flagrant) to determine on the night:

  1. Rob Shaker (Drapht’s tour DJ -Perth)
  2. Jacob Giles (1NFO – Sydney)
  3. Dr. Cheech (Sydney)
  4. Creed Birch (Perth)

Bare witness to 4 of Sydney’s best producers as they go head-to-head playing the illest beats in their catalogue, battling it out for bragging rights along with a gang of prizes valued at over $1,000 from Steinberg and KC Wonder Apparel!

Special producer showcase on the night which includes brand new exclusive beats from, Oddisee, M-phazes, Adit (Horroshow), S Dub and supported by Big Village’s own Ellesquire, Dj Frenzie, and DJ Ology.

WHEN: 

Thursday 1st March @ Civic Underground, 388 Pitt St, Sydney

8.00pm until late

$25 tickets through Moshtix or more on the door

Links:
Oddisee “Rock Creeek Park” Album – http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/rock-creek-park

www.grindin.net

www.itsofficial.com.au

www.kcwonder.com.au

www.steinberg.net

Oddisee // Katalyst // M-phazes AND Sydney’s very first beat battle competition – 1ST OF MARCH 2012 – CIVIC UNDERGROUND, SYDNEY!


“Few things in this world truly, really matter…The importance we place on most of the things in life is a social pressure that we put on,
that really is insignificant. When you realise that, the levels of stress just drop significantly”  – Oddisee

Over the past few years, DC has been churning out a collective of inspiring MC’s and producer’s who are united in mind, spirit, sound and message. They’re less about samples and more about emulating original  Go-Go sounds using real live instrumentation, with witty and insightful lyrics that reflect their own personal headspace and environment. Oddisee hails from this sound and is a part of this emerging wealth of creativity. Born in Washington D.C to a African American mother and a Sudanese father, creative pursuits and politics surrounded him from a young age through the family lineage of poets, musicians, and artists. He was taught to think, question and do as evidenced in the range of topics Oddisee discusses in his rhymes.

Being familiar with his music as a producer and MC, there was very little I knew about his personal insights into music, the world or his opinions about politics and humanity. If you are familiar with his lyrics, you would understand where the curiosity emanates from. The more interviews I had read from various e-zine publications, online blogs and various youtube clips, the more I discovered a free spirit, intelligent, insightful man who is not afraid of dissecting real issues.

For the first time, Sydney will experience this sound and energy as he steps foot at the Civic Hotel, Pitt Street Thursday the 1st of March, 2012 featuring some of Sydney’s finest producers performing under one roof:

KATALYST – Playing an exclusive DJ set to preview the “Quakers” a joint project with Geoff Barrow from Portishead which features 35 of Hip Hop’s dopest MC’s. The album will be out on the Stones Throw label in March.

 M-PHAZESOne of the most in demand Hip Hop producers right now who has produced for the likes of Pharaohe Monch, Talib Kweli, Bliss n Eso, Kimbra and many more. With 2 Aria Awards already under his belt, his new project “Phazed Out” is scheduled for release later this month.

Somebody thatI used to know – Goyte feat. Kimbra (M-PHAZES REMIX)

 This hip hop event will be something truly unique as Grindin Music teams up with itsofficial.com.au to proudly present their first Sydney invitational producer beat battle largely unknown by the hip hop community. Final contestants have been announced to showcase their production for the judges (M-phazes and DJ Flagrant) to determine on the night:

  1. Rob Shaker (Drapht’s tour DJ -Perth)
  2. Jacob Giles (1NFO – Sydney)
  3. Dr. Cheech (Sydney)
  4. Creed Birch (Perth)

Bare witness to 4 of Sydney’s best producers as they go head-to-head playing the illest beats in their catalogue, battling it out for bragging rights along with a gang of prizes valued at over $1,000 from Steinberg and KC Wonder Apparel!

Special producer showcase on the night which includes brand new exclusive beats from, Oddisee, M-phazes, Adit (Horroshow), S Dub and supported by Big Village’s own Ellesquire, Dj Frenzie, and DJ Ology.

WHEN: 

Thursday 1st March @ Civic Underground, 388 Pitt St, Sydney

8.00pm until late

$25 tickets through Moshtix or more on the door

Links:
Oddisee “Rock Creeek Park” Album – http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/rock-creek-park

www.grindin.net

www.itsofficial.com.au

www.kcwonder.com.au

www.steinberg.net


SOUL OF SYDNEY: Playground Weekender Soul Train Flash Mob – During Chic & Nile Rogers ! @ Playground Weekender 2012 – (Sat 3rd March)


SOUL OF SYDNEY: Playground Weekender Flash Mob Soul Train !

Saturday 3rd March, During Chic & Nile Rogers !

Soul of Sydney’s Soul Train dancers with be throwing down some good ol’fashion FUNK EXPRESSION during the Chic & Nile Rogers show at Playground Weekender this year.

Come join us as we throw it down to some of the funkiest bass lines known to mankind front & centre whenever real FUNK, SOUL & DISCO sounds can heard at Del Rio.

DJ’s we will be seeing; Greg Wilson, Bomb The Bass, Stephen Ferris, Inner West Soul, Ben Peterson, Phil Toke, Craig Tariq Wilson, Omegaman, Frenzie & Juzlikedat & Soul of Sydney DJ’s

+ Look out for SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & PHIL TOKE & SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s playing special a Mini River Side Block Party FUNK set on Sunday from 5pm with the Soul Train Dancers!

## R.I.P Donald Cortez “Don” Cornelius ! ##

Attn: Dancers, Performers & lovers of FUNK! E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com to be part of the fun!

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PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER 2012:

FRI MAR 2 – SUN MAR 4

http://www.playgroundweekender.com.au/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2XyaLIUScg&feature=relmfu

Chic Feat Nile Rogers / Boy & Bear / Roots Manuva /UNKLE Sounds / Manchester Orchestra / Shapeshifter /Melbourne Ska Orchestra /Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Bonobo Live / Black Lips/ Neon Indian / Lanie Lane/ The Orb / Bomb The Bass / Seekae / Greg Wilson / Damian Lazarus / The Cuban Brothers / Canyons / Hudson Mohawke / LTJ Bukem / Lee Burridge / Art Department / Steve Bug / Amirali (LIVE), Rustie / Danny Daze / Kirk Degiorgio / Toucan/ Nantes / Russ Yallop / Northeast Party House / Millions / Elizabeth Rose / Cameras / Paper Scissors / Rufus / Fait Accompli / Guerre / Pluto Jonze / Loon Lake / Catcall / Lunars / The Walking Who/ Bomb the Music Industry / March of the Real Fly / The Bennies / Bitrok / Murat Kilic / Robbie Lowe / Jimmy 2 Sox / Will Styles Dubrave Sound System / Cardinal Sin vs The Right Honourable Reverend Doctor Gooveshoes / Dark Horse / Tokoloshe / Gabriel Clouston / Pitty The Kid / Wordlife / Morgda / Brenton Catt / Brahn / Mia Lucci / Le Brond / Sam Roberts / Matt Wier vs YokoO / The Smith Street Band / Danny La Ru (official fancy dress opening set) / Diskoid Manoevures / Stephen Ferris / Johnny Croft / Adam Lyndsay / Big Tiny / DJ Koolaide / Benji Booth / DJ Tricky and Nick Law / Trent Rackus / Jona Ma / Inner West Soul / Soft War / Slowblow / Ben Peterson /Phil Toke / Marky T / Frames / Nic Scali / Steven Sullivan & Christian Verlaan / Henry von Achten / Patrick Curda / Ying Yang / Craig Tariq Wilson / Bentley / Benji Booth / Danny Bass / Unkle Ru / Richie Edwards / Tom Bereton / Kerry Wallace / DJ Shane SOS / Stuart Balfour / Mando / The Fighting League / Milhouse / Coolhand Luke / Jimi Polar / Omegaman / Nicc Johnson / Frenzie / Lachlan Cuthbert / Mr Chombee plus more

Saturday, 3 March 2012 at 04:30 until Sunday, 4 March 2012 at 07:30
SOUL OF SYDNEY: Playground Weekender Flash Mob Soul Train !
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Saturday 3rd March, During Chic & Nile Rogers !

Soul of Sydney’s Soul Train dancers with be throwing down some good ol’fashion FUNK EXPRESSION during the Chic & Nile Rogers show at Playground Weekender this year.

Come join us as we throw it down to some of the funkiest bass lines known to mankind front & centre whenever real FUNK, SOUL & DISCO sounds can heard at Del Rio.

DJ’s we will be seeing; Greg Wilson, Bomb The Bass, Stephen Ferris, Inner West Soul, Ben Peterson, Phil Toke, Craig Tariq Wilson, Omegaman, Frenzie & Juzlikedat & Soul of Sydney DJ’s

+ Look out for SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & PHIL TOKE & SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s playing special a Mini River Side Block Party FUNK set on Sunday from 5pm with the Soul Train Dancers!

## R.I.P Donald Cortez “Don” Cornelius ! ##

Attn: Dancers, Performers & lovers of FUNK! E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com to be part of the fun!

———————-
PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER 2012:

FRI MAR 2 – SUN MAR 4

http://www.playgroundweekender.com.au/

Chic Feat Nile Rogers / Boy & Bear / Roots Manuva /UNKLE Sounds / Manchester Orchestra / Shapeshifter /Melbourne Ska Orchestra /Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti / Bonobo Live / Black Lips/ Neon Indian / Lanie Lane/ The Orb / Bomb The Bass / Seekae / Greg Wilson / Damian Lazarus / The Cuban Brothers / Canyons / Hudson Mohawke / LTJ Bukem / Lee Burridge / Art Department / Steve Bug / Amirali (LIVE), Rustie / Danny Daze / Kirk Degiorgio / Toucan/ Nantes / Russ Yallop / Northeast Party House / Millions / Elizabeth Rose / Cameras / Paper Scissors / Rufus / Fait Accompli / Guerre / Pluto Jonze / Loon Lake / Catcall / Lunars / The Walking Who/ Bomb the Music Industry / March of the Real Fly / The Bennies / Bitrok / Murat Kilic / Robbie Lowe / Jimmy 2 Sox / Will Styles Dubrave Sound System / Cardinal Sin vs The Right Honourable Reverend Doctor Gooveshoes / Dark Horse / Tokoloshe / Gabriel Clouston / Pitty The Kid / Wordlife / Morgda / Brenton Catt / Brahn / Mia Lucci / Le Brond / Sam Roberts / Matt Wier vs YokoO / The Smith Street Band / Danny La Ru (official fancy dress opening set) / Diskoid Manoevures / Stephen Ferris / Johnny Croft / Adam Lyndsay / Big Tiny / DJ Koolaide / Benji Booth / DJ Tricky and Nick Law / Trent Rackus / Jona Ma / Inner West Soul / Soft War / Slowblow / Ben Peterson /Phil Toke / Marky T / Frames / Nic Scali / Steven Sullivan & Christian Verlaan / Henry von Achten / Patrick Curda / Ying Yang / Craig Tariq Wilson / Bentley / Benji Booth / Danny Bass / Unkle Ru / Richie Edwards / Tom Bereton / Kerry Wallace / DJ Shane SOS / Stuart Balfour / Mando / The Fighting League / Milhouse / Coolhand Luke / Jimi Polar / Omegaman / Nicc Johnson / Frenzie / Lachlan Cuthbert / Mr Chombee plus more