RIP Bobby Womack | Live At Glastonbury (Full Concert)

The world lost another master this week.. one of the greatest story tellers of our era.

DISCO GOLD: John Morales Presents: Motown Divas (2×12″ – LIMITED VINYL) feat. Teena Marie, Tata Vega, Val Young.



John Morales Presents: Motown Divas (2×12" Limited) – this killer double pack 12” will include 6 previously unreleased remixes – Limit of 300 copies only worldwide.

Track Listing:

A1. Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ – M+M Lovin’ All Night Long Mix

B1. Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ – John Morales M+M Instrumental Mix

B2. Diana Ross – The Boss – John Morales M+M Instrumental Mix

C1. Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love – The Get It Up, Get It Up 12" Mix
D1. Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love – John Morales M+M Instrumental Mix
D2. Val Young – If You Should Ever Be Lonely – John Morales M+M Instrumental Mix

Teena Marie - I Need Your Lovin - M+M Full Mix Coming Summer 2014

This double pack 12” will include 6 previously unreleased and highly coveted remixes. Stars of the show are two extremely coveted and previously unreleased 12” mixes from Teena Marie and Tata Vega. The Teena Marie track has previously been released in edited form on a flexidisc, which generated a huge amount of praise and excitement within the Motown community, and are sure to become dancefloor staples upon release.

DISCO WAREHOUSE PARTY: Paradise Lost – This Sat 28 June feat. Madame B + Eagleman, Manky, Mr Webster, JB, Harry Sounds and Long John Saliva.


Paradise Lost Warehouse Party /
This Saturday /
Disco, Garage & Beyond
Feat. Our good friends Paradise Lost will be committing the Original Sin in another inner-city secret warehouse location Sat June 28.

Music will be dished up by very special guest, seductress and Sydney disco queen Madame B, joined by Paradise Lost regulars, Eagleman, Manky, Mr Webster, JB, Harry Sounds and Long John Saliva.

10pm til late | $20 | Dress to sin

Visit NOW for location details


Red Bull Music Australia Take over Splendor with Africa Hitech, Hiatus Kaiyote, Nicholas Jarr & More.




A few weeks ago Red Bull Music Academy announced its return to Splendour In The Grass for a second year, revealing a stellar line up of ground breaking home grown and international talent to appear on the Tokyo themed stage. As if the initial announcement wasn’t big enough, RBMA now unveils the complete bill – adding two international acts, a number of rising local stars, as well as the introduction of a Thursday night pre-party to the festival proceedings.

Splendour-goers are certainly in for a treat this year as the RBMA sweets keep on coming. RBMA now expands the line up with a DJ set from Nicolas Jaar (Other People – NYC), one half of the inimitable electronic duo Darkside, who will be joining fellow international acts Africa Hitech (UK / WARP), Peanut Butter Wolf (US) and Nguzunguzu (US).

Making the trek up to Byron from Melbourne are neo-soul ensemble Hiatus Kaiyote, electronic triple threat (singer-songwriter-producer) Oscar Key Sung, 2014-tipped synth songstress bAnoffee and time/genre-defying beat maker Andras Fox, completing a who’s who of electronic talent from Australia and beyond.

The good folk at Red Bull have also teamed up with their friends at Audiopaxx to set up camp a day early this year for the inaugural Splendour on-site pre-party, recruiting some of their nearest and dearest into the Thursday night line-up. wordlife, Indian Summer, Yahtzel and L D R U are just some of the acts that will be playing intimate sets – warming the hearts and raising body temperatures of all the eager campers who are unwilling to wait for the Friday programme to kick off, and / or are looking for a way to keep warm Thursday night.

Red Bull Music Academy released the initial line up for their Tokyo-themed stage a few weeks ago, confirming the likes of hip hop visionary and Stone’s Throw label owner Peanut Butter Wolf, LA experimental electronic duo Nguzunguzu, as well as Australia’s own Nicole Millar, Sampology, Young Franco and many more on the bill.

Finally, when you thought things couldn’t get any better, Brisbane-based prodigy Young Franco, a daily fixture on the line-up has created this exclusive mix featuring some of the artists set to play the RBMA stage.

If there were ever reason to develop a serious case of FOMO, this would be it. See full line up below.


North Byron Parklands, Thu 24 – Sun 27 July
Thursday 24 July
L W K Y, wordlife, Sabel, Yahtzel, L D R U, Indian Summer.

Friday 25 July
Young Franco, Flamingo, Cassius Select, Dizz1, Remi, Sampology, Kirkis, Roland Tings, Steve Summers, Peanut Butter Wolf (US).

Saturday 26 July
Young Franco, Black Vanilla, Silentjay, Edd Fisher, Nicole Millar, Jamie Bennett, Hiatus Kaiyote, Andras Fox, Nicolas Jaar (DJ set) (NYC).

Sunday 27 July
Young Franco, Oisima, Jordan Rakei, Retiree, Louis Baker (NZ), bAnnoffee, Oscar Key Sung, Lorna Clarkson, Africa Hitech (UK/Warp), Nguzunguzu (US).


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Naima McLean – South Africa’s Urban Soul

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naima MCLEAN

She hails from the African Motherland with a voice filled with soul and passion. A voice that has captured not only the ears of her homeland but has travelled abroad to tantalise the spirits of the global community. Naima McLean is a creative soul in every sense of the word. The singer, songwriter, poet and actress has worked tirelessly over the last few years to emblazon her artistic imprint on an industry as diverse and inspiring as she is, the South African entertainment community.

Naima McLean is a proud “Pan African “as she describes herself, a unique and beautiful embodiment of an African mother and American father. She is one of the greatest rising stars to come out of the South African music industry to date and with her already amazing body of work solidified, her momentum has been steadily rising in the areas of music, acting and performance art…

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Resident Advisor’s on Larry Levan Birthday Tribute – July 20 2014.

Shot outs to the good people at Sydney’s house music source, Resident Advisor. We are pretty honored they are diggin’ on the Larry Levan birthday special we are doing in July and helping spread the word with this feature.

Check out the full write up here.

High Spirits Warehouse Party / Disco, Chicago House, Garage, Deep House Vibes / July 12 feat. Prize, Steele & Loves Disciple


News just in from the Sydney underground! Soul of Sydney’s good friends at High Spirits are throwing another dope warehouse party in July with HS residents through down chicago house, disco and beyond. BYO party situation, venue released closer to the date. 15 bucks on the door before midnight and 20 after to dance all night long.

DJ K-Note – The Grand General

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DJ K-Note

He has been an integral part of the Hip Hop / Reggae movement in Sydney for close to twenty years, assisting in its growth and overall acceptance and understanding as a movement more than just a music genre. From the heyday of Sydney’s urban nightclub beginnings to maintaining the position as one of our city’s most sought after and booked club DJ’s, it is safe to say that DJ K-Note is the Grand General!

The Canadian native has called Australia home for nigh on two decades now and first fell in love with the Australian way back when Sydney played host to the 2000 Olympics. K-Note came out to take in the Olympic spirit and see what Sydney’s music industry had to offer ( being that he was working A&R for independent record label B.E records, part of Universal Music in Canada at the time). Loving the Sydney vibe and…

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