MIXTAPE: OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP, SOUL, FUNK, DISCO & BOOGIE BY MEEM (BACK TO FUNK RADIO – MEEM.ORG)


SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCKPARTY: THE CAR-PARK THROW DOWN on THIS Sunday FEB 10 from 12pm.

Event –> www.facebook.com/events/494741880549074/
RSVP at soulofsydney for secret party information.
DATE: A SUNDAY FEB 10 – 12PM
MUSIC: DAY TIME SOUL, FUNK, DISCO, HIP HOP & EARLY HOUSE VIBES.

DJ’S:
Soul of Sydney DJ’ & Friends;
Mase Boogie (Paper Plane Project)
Meem (Back to Funk Radio on 2ser)
Phil Toke,
Michael Zac,
Eadie Ramia,
Terry A,

Venue: Secret Innercity Open Air Oasis with a view (email soulofsydney for location details)

Option #1 – Innercity Carpark Location (Innerwest)
Option #2 – Rooftop Courtyard Location (Sydney CBD)
Option #3 – Parkside Spot (near Alexandria)
Option #4 – Indoor Backup location (near Alexandria in case of rain)

INFO/RSVP: (email soulofsydney for details)

www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

LISTEN HERE AT MIXCLOUD

Introducing our good friend MEEM of Back to Funk radio on 2ser who will be throwing down a very special afternoon Soul, Funk & Hip Hop set for us this Sunday.

Check out this dope Funk, Hip Hop & Beats mixtape he put together way back in 2005.

DJ SHADOW – IN/FLUX
BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS – JACK OF SPADES
STETSASONIC – UDA MAN
THIS KID NAMES MILES & MEDUSA – NEW DEFINITION
MACEO & THE MACKS – SOUL POWER ’74
ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’S – WATCH ME NOW
BEATFANATIC – COOKIN’
DONT HOLD BACK
THE MIKE THEODORE ORCHESTRA – MOON TREK (COSMIC WIND)
ZEBRA – SIMPLE SONG
TOO FUNKY
EXIT 9 – MISS FUNKY FOX
GAZ – SING SING
MAX B – BANANATICOCO (LIVE PART 1)
PRESSURE DROP – PART 13
? – MY LOVE SUPREME
PAT LUNDY – WORK SONG

Download/Listen:

www.mixcloud.com/soulofsydney/soul-of-sydney-40-old-school-funk-hip-hop-disco-breaks-mixtape-by-meem-wwwmeemorg/

About Meem (www.meem.org)

PRODUCER:

Meem (Michael Moebus) is a celebrated music producer from Sydney, Australia. He has been producing and releasing music since 1998, and has performed alongside acts such as Thievery Corporation, Groove Armada, Jamie Lidell, M.I.A, People Under The Stairs, Girl Talk and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

From roots in electronica, Meems music has gradually grown towards a more organic live sound. Borrowing heavily from funk, soul, jazz, disco & boogie, Meem also now incorporates guest musicians into his live shows.

He has 4 critically acclaimed releases under his belt, producing and releasing independent music for over 10 years (mostly through his own Artist run and Independent Label Non Label). He has remixed numerous Aussie artists (including the ARIA award winning ‘Sweetness and Light’ by Itchie & Scratchie), and played countless live shows across the country (including The Big Day Out and Parklife). Meem has also taken his sounds across Europe to areas including Brick Lane in London and ex-military compounds in Croatia.

Meems first foray into the world of making and producing music began with his 4-track bedroom recordings as a young teen. Growing up on a farm in rural NSW, he was grain-fed on Indie Rock and Pop music through High School and bashed out any teen angst on the home piano. These early tapes sound like a teenager trying to be all the bands he ever heard on the radio. It wasn’t until he discovered The Orb, Madchester, and this pulsing thing called ‘Dance Music’, that he really began to change the way he thought about making music.

DJ:

DJ Meem is a respected DJ from Sydney, Australia. With a mammoth music collection, Meems musical tastes are nothing short of diverse. His interest in all genres of music makes for dynamic and broad-reaching DJ sets. A love of Funk music (in all its forms) is the backbone of many DJ sets, although aside from Funk you may also hear Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, Afrobeat, African, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Hillbilly, Jump Blues, Swing, Re-edits, Mash-ups and all kinds of beats and breaks. His sets are praised for diversity, flow and fun. Meem has a genuine approach to playing the music he loves.

Meem has DJ’d widely across Australia and has held Sydney residencies at The Opera Bar, The Loft / Bungalow 8, Tonic Lounge, Will & Tobys and The Arthouse. He was resident DJ at The Famous Speigeltent as part The 2010 Sydney Festival, and has also supported both Thievery Corporation and Tom Findlay (Groove Armada). Outside of Australia he has DJ’d in European Countries such as Croatia, Hungry and The UK.

As a young boy growing up on an isolated farm in rural NSW, musical inspiration was limited – but nevertheless a young Meem sought out whatever music he could (like bootlegged Eazy-E tapes & many un-namable teen bands) and was inspired to paint a large banner proclaiming ‘I LOVE MUSIC’. Since then not much has changed (minus collecting teen band tapes). He still gets music from wherever he can and music definitely runs deep through his soul.

RADIO:

Listen here http://www.2ser.com/
See Full Tracklistings (& list of recent guests)

The Back To Funk Radio Show has a history of around 30 years, making it one of Sydney’s longest running radio shows. Not only has the show been a long-time fixture on Sydneys airwaves, but over the years fans have also been treated to rare interviews with funk heavyweights such as George Clinton (1992), Kool Bell (Kool & the Gang), Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), and in 1988 Back To Funk featured the only Australian interview with James Brown’s Band. Recent guests include Fred Wesley, Mr Scruff, Jamie Liddell, and Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos.

The History – Back to Funk boasts a massive on-air history of around 30 years. During its long history the show has made an important contribution to the Sydney Dance Music community, and was in fact the first dance music program to appear in the 2SER Monday – Friday Afternoon timeslot. Originally named From Punk to Funk, it was John Potts who created the show for 2SER around 1980. The show began as a music history show, and each week was dedicated to a different genre of music. Brent Cluss joined the show in the early 80’s and was soon after joined by Heidi Pasqual (Creative Vibes). The show continued through the 80’s and became Back to Funk around the late 80s / early 90’s. Fellow label mates from Creative Vibes joined Heidi in the early 90’s – firstly Peter Pasqual (1991), then Gordon Henderson (around 1993).

Back to Funk reached a wide and diverse audience in Sydney, and would feature many styles of music. Heidi, Peter & Gordon continued the show successfully until 2004, when the show was then handed onto Meem. The show continued for a further 18 months until travel commitments forced the long-running program to end. Upon returning to Sydney, Meem resurrected the Show in December 2007, and so it continues on to this day – now in its 30th year!

Back to Funk now broadcasts every Monday from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Each week Meem resurfaces old funk, disco and boogie gems while also exploring a diverse range of all other related styles including Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Funky Reggae, Soul Jazz and more. Tune in Every Monday for interviews, new releases, and a huge array of forgotten funky masterpieces.

LINKS:

http://www.meem.org/links
https://www.facebook.com/meem.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meem/110985895639956
http://meem.bandcamp.com/

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