Soul of Sydney ‘Roots of Hip Hop’ Block Party – (Sun July 7) feat. Zulu Nation DJ’s Live + Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Live Sydney Street Art Project Showcase w/ Billy Kid

Zulu Nation Sydney & Soul Of Sydney + Friends proudly present;

Soul of Sydney ‘Roots of Hip Hop’ BLOCK PARTY TRIBUTE Special

Sun July 7 – 1pm-8pm – Kid friendly jam – Secret Location 












Venue: Secret Indoor/Outdoor Funk Oasis near Alexandria (email for info)

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Tickets & Info: This is a strictly invite only jam for our soul family and extended friends, RSVP for party info and venue details etc.

A musical throwdown tribute to the roots of Hip Hop music & culture hosted by Zulu Nation Sydney & your good friends at Soul of Sydney.

An Afternoon tribute to old-school Hip Hop era & its Soul, Funk Breaks, Disco & Boogie roots!

An afternoon tribute paying special respect to the old school feel-good era of Hip Hop culture, its musical roots and the pioneer DJ’s, Producers, Groups & Artists who helped shape the sounds including;

DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, The Last Poets, James Brown, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Malcolm McLaren, Patrick Adams, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, RUN DMC, Jimmy Castor Bunch, Love Bug Starski, Grand Wizard Theodore, The Sugarhill Gang, Spoonie Gee, Slick Rick, Run-D.M.C,Eric B & Rakim, The Treacherous Three, Funky Four Plus One, Fab Five Freddy, Busy Bee Starski, Lovebug Starski, Doug E. Fresh, The Fat Boys, The Cold Crush Brothers, Kool Kyle, Kraftwerk, The Cold Crush Four, Zapp , Treacherous 3, Dougie Fresh, Chaka Khan, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Easy G Rockwell, Boogie Down Productions, he Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Davy DMX, Beastie Boys, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Aretha Franklin, Melle Mel , Cash Money, DJ Scratch, Poor Righteous Teachers, and Ultra Magnetic MC, Melle Mel, Gil Scott Heron, George Clinton, Chic, The Honeydrippers, Lafayette Afro-Rock Band, Sly & The Family Stone, The Winstons, Led Zeppelin, Isaac Hayes, Grover Washington, Kool & The Gang, Funkadelic & a Stack More we have missed.

About Zulu Nation (

The Universal Zulu Nation, or UZN is a pioneering force that has been in effect since the inception of Hip Hop itself (1974) and continues to represent and innovate while striving for worldwide peace, equality and empowerment. The four main elements of Hip Hop are deejaying, emceeing, b-boying/b-girling and graffiti.

Universal Zulu Nation 61 (Australia) our mission is: To educate, develop and improve the present state of mind of adults and youth around the world. To spread our message of love, peace and unity amongst all races through our ways and actions. To preserve the culture of Hip Hop and all art forms created from it and to use music as a medium for cultural exchange and understanding. To provide a safe haven to nurture the inherent genius of adults and youth around the world. To assist others in developing careers and opportunities as they express their God-given potential and talents.

About Billy Kid (

Also known as the “Marker Bandit” well known for his signature permanent-marker style art on t-shirts – Billy Kid is an artist that speaks from an individual standpoint.

With fashion as his canvas & an honest love for music, he is highly focused on expressing his admiration for hip-hop, positivity & street culture through his timeless hand-drawn pieces.

Billy Kid has recently done some official merchandise work for Hip-Hop’s Legendary Slick Rick, while his custom graphics have highlighted recent events on Slick’s facebook page. Billy Kid also runs a collaboration business with local filipino brand HAD CLOTHING in his homeland, the Philippines.

He loves teaching and occasionally runs t-shirt workshops to keep youth out of trouble & help utilise their talents for a creative career pathway.


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Zulu Nation Australia:

Soul of Sydney

Special shout out to our good friends at Sydney Street Art Project, Behind The Front & Le Garage Hair & Records & Our House Sydney who help us get these jams together, we simply wouldn’t be about to do half of what we do without the support from these absolute champions of the Sydney scene.

Our House Sydney:

Sydney Street Art Project:

Behind The Front:

Le Garage Hair & Records:


EVENT: 73′ till Infinity this friday feat. Shan Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser) + Submarine Dj’s + Edseven (FREE)

73’Till Infinity is back this Friday night for your free regular dose of all things DOPE! feat. the one and only Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser) + Submarine Djs (Peret Mako & Stu Sutcliffe0 + Resident Edseven (Lioness)

Quality Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Beats & Beyond every month at Newtown’s Martini Bar, FREE ENTRY. Indoor/outdoor areas, drink and food specials, relaxed vibe.

Martini Cafe – 529a King St Newtown
8pm til late

Drink Specials:
$5 Beers
$5 Vodkas
$10 Expresso Martinis

Super lineup of veterans for our June installment.. best not miss this.

DJ FRENZIE (Groove Therapy 2SER)
Check out his dope mixtapes, radio shows here –>

SUBMARINE DJs (Peret Mako & Stu Sutcliffe)
+ resident Edseven.

Dj Frenzie
It’s been well over twenty years since DJ Frenzie made his debut in the local Hip Hop scene. Originally a Melbourne native, Frenzie was part of the infamous RFK Hip Hop crew in the early 90’s.

Frenzie now resides in Sydney, where he has continued as one of the cities most respected working DJ’s in the club circuit, and hosts Australia’s longest running continuous DJ mix style radio show Groove Therapy (Now in it’s tenth year) every Friday on radio 2SER FM.

Submarine Djs
Sydney veterans Peret Mako & Stu Sutcliffe team up as the Submarine Djs and have been rockin’ dancefloors all over town for the likes of Boom Boom, Mad Racket, Funkdafied and there own nights. Deep crates!

Joined by resident Edseven (Lioness Presents)



Featuring TNGHT, Branko of Buraka Som Sistema, Metro Area and many more +++ Just added: JJ Doom +++ New location at Fira Montjuïc at Plaça d’ Espanya +++ Sónar Festival 20th birthday edition +++ Streamed live via +++ Red Bull Music Academy documentary series H∆SHTAG$ screened at SonarCinema +++

Hot on the heels of its 15th edition in NYC, the Red Bull Music Academy is heading straight to Barcelona to host its own lineup of artists at the globally renowned Sónar Festival for the ninth consecutive year, from June 13 through June 15. An all-star cast of Academy alumni and affiliates can be found on the expanded SonarDôme stage in its new home at Fira Montjuïc that was chosen for the festival’s 20th anniversary. The stage has found a special place in the hearts of Sónar-goers for its revved-up revelling at sundown as much as its adventurous, left-of-centre programming.

JJ Doom is the official moniker for a musical partnership that’s been in the making for some time and the latest addition to the SonarDôme lineup: hip-hop’s most enigmatic character and global underground hero, DOOM, united with eclectic producer and 2003 Academy alumnus Jneiro Jarel. The three-day program will also see the long-awaited reunion of disco/boogie renovators Metro Area and the speaker-rumbling madness of Branko from Buraka Som Sistema. Also expect performances from distinguished Academy alumni like Oddisee (US), Palmbomen (NE), Krystal Klear (UK), Baris K (TR), Elektro Guzzi (AT), and a collaborative live set from JESSE (Finland’s heavy synth duo, which includes Academy alumnus Ilari Larjosto) and Jimi Tenor. Festival attendees will likewise experience the sci-fi inspired electro-doink partnership of Felix Kubin and James Pants and the justly hyped technicolour beats of Hudson Mohawke and Lunice as TNGHT.

For those who can’t make the trip to Spain this year, all the SonarDôme action will be streamed live on RBMA Radio daily from 3:00 pm CET to 10:00 pm CET. This extravaganza can be followed via Find the live player embed code below:

Some downtime during the three-day Sónar by Day marathon will be offered daily at SonarCinema where the Red Bull Music Academy will screen its latest documentary H∆SHTAG$, a six-part web series shedding light on the most fascinating musical movements emerging from the web in recent times, featuring How To Dress Well, SpaceGhostPurrp, Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie, AlunaGeorge, Shlohmo, TNGHT, Miguel and many more.

Sónar is renowned for its enticing exploration of exciting new music, media and art, and its philosophy of curating a diverse lineup from around the world dovetails perfectly with the Red Bull Music Academy ethos. The Academy has been bringing up-and-coming musicians together with those who paved the way for 15 years now, touching down for a groundbreaking five-week event in a new metropolis each year. Further, the Academy has extended its curatorial touch to an online magazine at, and to festival stages and signature events on every continent.

Red Bull Music Academy presents SonarDôme

Streaming Live on, June 13-15, 23:00 pm AEST – 06:00am AEST

Thu, June 13, 2013

• Any Shape (ES)

• C. Tangana (ES)

• Cassegrain (GR/DE)

• JESSE & Jimi Tenor (FI)

• Oddisee (US)

• Metro Area (US)

• Branko (PT)

• Ulf Eriksson (SE)

Friday, June 14, 2013

• We Like Turtles (ES)

• Anenon (US)

• UMA (DE)

• DZA (RU)

• Palmbomen (NE)

• Elektro Guzzi (AT)

• bRUNA (ES)

• JJ Doom (US)

• Baris K (TR)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

• Satore (ES)

• Panoram (IT)

• Nick Hook (US)

• Kidsuke (JP/UK)

• Mr Beatnick (UK)

• Le K (FR)

• James Pants & Felix Kubin (US)

• Krystal Klear (UK)


HIP HOP TOUR: Jehst (UK) & M-Phazes – July

Grindin’ Presents

Jehst (UK) & M-Phazes

PERTH – Thursday, 25th July – Civic Hotel Backroom

MELBOURNE – Friday, 26th July – The Laundry

SYDNEY – Saturday, 27th July – GoodGod Small Club

One of the UK’s finest lyricists & Australia’s best producers are coming together this July to put the finishing touches on their brand new collaborative album. At the end of July JEHST & M-PHAZES will come up for air to perform a select group of shows to showcase a handful of their new tracks as well as a gang of classic Jehst & M-Phazes material!


British born lyricist & producer, Jehst, is widely recognized as one of the most influential Hip Hop artists in his homeland. With a captivating stage presence to match hisstudio persona, the self-styled High Plains Drifter has fast became a cult-phenomenon on the live-circuit, garnering a reputation that has gone on to see him billed alongside some truly iconic artists; from living legends of Reggae Lee Scratch Perry and Max Romeo, to Hip Hop pioneers KRS One and De La Soul and todays Dubstep super-stars Skream and Benga, to name a select few. Far from just a local hero, Jehst is a name known globally with an influence reaching far and wide from Americas underground to Australia and back again, with fans including everyone from Pharoahe Monch and Gilles Peterson to Rusko and Hudson Mohawke.


Since his first Aria nod in 2008 for Best Urban Release with Bliss n Eso, ‘Flying Colours’, M-Phazes has appeared simply unstoppable. Aside from landing production credits on almost every major Hip Hop release in Australia, M-Phazes released his debut album “Good Gracious” in April 2010 through Obese Records that would later earn him the coveted 2010 Aria Award for Best Urban Release.

To date, M-Phazes has compiled an outstanding discography that includes placements with a plethora of artists including Grammy Award winner Amerie, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Redman as well as Hip Hop legends CL Smooth, M.O.P. and Eric Sermon. Plus his hometown pedigree is second to none having landed cuts with a wide variety of Australian artists such as Drapht, Bliss N Eso, 360, Illy, Eskimo Joe, Gotye and Australia’s newest female superstar Kimbra. Outside of his production work, M-Phazes is a highly sought after DJ, having toured Australia alongside artists such as Eminem, Lil Wayne & Wu Tang Clan.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 12 June via Moshtix

Jesht || M-Phazes || Grindin’

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TOUR: NZ NEO-SOUL QUEEN Ladi 6 in Sydney during July


Niche Presents


25th July – Revolver Bandroom – Melbourne

26th July – Good God Small Club – Sydney

More dates to be announced!

Following on from 2010’s The Liberation of…, an album that garnered critical plaudits and multiple awards, including the prestigious Taite Music Prize, Ladi6 will release her highly anticipated third studio album later this year. Sydney and Melbourne heads will be some of the first in the world to hear the new sounds as Ladi 6 touches down with bandmates Parks and Julien Dyne this July for some one-off preview performances.

The as yet to be titled album was recorded between Studio A in Detroit, Michigan and Revolver Studios in Waiuku with the first single ‘Ikarus’ produced by Parks being described as a beautiful amalgamation of soul and futuristic hip-hop complemented by Ladi6’s hypnotic vocals. Look out for a video for the next single ‘Shine On’ in time for the tour.

Niche presents Ladi 6 + Special Guests

Thursday 25th July – Revolver Bandroom – Supported by Waajeed (Detroit)

Friday 26th July – Good God Small Club

Tickets on sale Friday 14th June