HIP HOP TOUR: Rahzel & DJ JS-1 heading to Annandale Hotel with local support by Def Wish Cast, Soul Benefits Party Crashers RAINE SUPREME & Spikey Tee

HIP HOP TOUR: Rahzel & DJ JS-1 heading to Annandale Hotel with local support by Def Wish Cast, Soul Benefits Party Crashers RAINE SUPREME & Spikey Tee

Wed Dec 5TH @ The Annandale Hotel

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“RAHZEL IS DEFT AND IMPRESSIVE” – Rolling Stone Magazine

The Undisputed “Godfather of Noise” has redefined the art of beat boxing. RAHZEL has perfectly mastered this quintessential musical art form and has emerged as a “true virtuoso”. Rahzel is able to recreate full songs without instrumentation, sing a chorus and provide the musical melody simultaneously and is able to invoke impressions of any sound on a whim… Now that is incredible!
Rahzel does not play an instrument, HE IS THE INSTRUMENT!

Rahzel made his triumphant debut performance at the legendary Showtime at the Apollo. He stunned the crowd with a repertoire that stroked the memory of any true hip hop fan and the world’s toughest audience loved him. Rahzel has since been officially inducted as an “Apollo Legend”. But his legend status doesn’t end there…

Rahzel is best known as a member of hip hop’s cutting edge live band, The Roots, with whom he earned a Grammy Award with. Might we add, Rahzel is the first human beat box to receive such a prestigious award since Bobby Mcferrin. He made his solo debut on the eagerly anticipated, Make the Music 2000, a smorgasbord of almost every music genre featuring Brandford Marsalis, Erykah Badu, Me’Shell N’Degeocello, A Tribe Called Quest, Aaron Hall, The Roots and the legendary Slick Rick. On the album he also has a special tribute to the late Aaliyah, which has become a cult classic throughout the world.

A glance at Rahzel’s musical influences speaks to his appreciation for the art of making music. He draws from the line of Bobby Mcferrin, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Take 6, Zap Mama (7), Doug E. Fresh, the Fat Boys, Biz Markie and Michael Winslow (Police Academy). He explains: “As a vocal percussionist, I want to bridge the gap among various musical genres” and yes, Rahzel has done just that.

Rahzel is no stranger to Australia, having already amazed audiences on many occasions, including his unforgettable sets at the Good Vibrations Festival, Platform Hip Hop Festival, and the numerous, packed out, solo shows he has performed at all over the country. Now it’s time for the Godfather of Noise to return to Australia once again, still ready to show off his amazing vocal talents, once with his right hand man, DJ JS-1 of the Rock Steady Crew, by his side. This time Rahzel is gearing up to play the highly regarded Meredith Music Festival, and will be performing at a few east coast sideshows. Australian fans will once again witness the greatest, most influential, human beatbox to ever walk the planet. The one, the only, Rahzel…

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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).

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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…

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Alicia Keys Songs Light Up The Empire State Building

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Grammy winning singer, Alicia Keys was invited to flick the switch that lit up a display of lights in the Empire State building. The lights were timed to her song “Girl on Fire” as well as her anthem with Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind.”

Last night at the event promoting today’s release of  her new album “Girl on Fire,” she  said, “Everything surrounds the Empire State Building, plus the lights on the Empire State Building reflect the  different times of the year and the different things that are happening… It’s  such a community feeling there, so tonight I get to be a part of a special  moment.”

Keys watched the special show from a nearby building and twitted, “Watching the Empire State Building light up with Gof (Girl on Fire) and Empire State of mind was BEYOND my wildest dreams!!”

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DJ Nicky Siano documentary Love Is The Message: A Night At The Gallery – ON TONIGHT

Don’t forget this exclusive, first time screening in Australia (or for that matter just about anywhere in the world) of the DJ Nicky Siano documentary Love Is The Message: A Night At The Gallery happens today in Sydney. Licensed directly from New York’s finest, most flamboyant and foreward-thinking DJ and his Inspira Records label, it’s the story of Siano’s 1970s warehouse discotheque, The Gallery which not only changed the course of dance music and clubbing forever, it also launched numerous careers, from Grace Jones to Frankie Knuckles, who is one of those featured in the film. You won’t see this music doco anywhere else in Sydney, which is the guiding principle behind Eastside FMand Groovescooter‘s Cellar-uloid Sessions. More details?

BBOY, OPERA: Red Bull Flying Bach is headed for Sydney

Red Bull Flying Bach is headed for Sydney

Red Bull Flying Bach is headed for Sydney

Tickets Now On Sale!

For 300 years, Johann Sebastian Bach has inspired artists, musicians, writers and dancers… but never like this.

Red Bull Flying Bach fuses jaw-dropping bodywork with the music of the visionary composer, and next March, they’re headed for Australia.

With members from Germany, Croatia, Syria, France, the Netherlands and Japan, the nine-piece breakdance crew spin heads on stage and in the audience, their b-boy styles driven by sounds from the unlikeliest source. Think it sounds too strange to work? Wait until you see it.

After sold-out tours through Europe and Japan, the Berlin-based breakers will perform just two Sydney shows and are not to be missed.


State Theatre
Wednesday 6 March 2013
Thursday 7 March 2013

Price: Tickets start from $59.95 (including booking fees)

Proudly supported by Red Bull

STONES THROW: Donuts 45 Box Set

J DILLA – DONUTS – 45 BOX SET A box of donuts anyone? This is J Dilla’s classic album on seven 7-inch singles, plus a bonus 45 with "Signs" b/w "Sniper Elite & Murder Goons" with Doom & Ghostface. Just announced this morning for early Jan. release. Available now via pre-order.

AUDIO: J Dilla – The Diff’rence

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Prince – Rock and Roll Love Affair (official Music Video)

The fabulous amazing Prince is back !!!
Enjoy the Video of his brand new hit single “Rock and Roll Love Affair”
out now on Purple Music
Prince — Rock and Roll Love Affair
Written by Prince
Produced by Prince
Mixed by Jamie Lewis & Ben Muehlethaler at B-Note Entertainment
Mastered by Jamie Lewis at the “J” SunnyHill Switzerland
Published by NPG records / LC:29493
P 2012 Purple Music C 2012 NPG Records

Soul of Sydney #3: El Cumbiambero Loco : Afro-Latin Caribbean Expedition in Cumbia By JackPosada


Soul Of Sydney Podcast #3

‘Cumbiambero Loco’:

An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’

Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)

Our podcast this week is a little different to the standard ‘Funk’ we been featuring, it is an unexpected & enjoyable voyage into Caribbean & Afro-Latin beats.

This week we present a 45 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.

Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion