Happy New Year ! Wishing you all the best over the new year.
We have emailed all ticket holders venue details, set times and information. Please check your inbox.
If you purchased and ticket and have not received an email please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and purchase information.
Thank you all for the support, hope you all have a great New Years Eve, see you on the dancefloor for the funkiest way to bring in 2015.
IMPORTANT PARTY INFORMATION:
– The NYD event has now been extended: we are now running from 2pm till around 1 or 2am and over two areas, set times are posted below.
– Fully licensed bar and restaurant, please no BYO
– This is an 18+ event, Please bring tickets, Photo ID, a smile and your dancing shoes
– LUNCH: The have a great restaurant that will be open early & doing lunch time specials early on. If anyone would like to eat and chill out some some afternoon Soul and Funk vibes.
– Official Facebook EVENT HERE, (www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227 we will be posting all updated party info, mixes, photos & videos, door sale info etc.
WAITING LIST / DOOR SALES –
– We are SOLD OUT of all presale tickets and at capacity, any DOOR SALES will need to be via a WAITING LIST we have set up. Best to sign and we will either EMAIL or SMS them once we have room in the venue or post on FB.
FOLLOW US –
– #soulofsydney is our official hash tag, feel free to share your instagram photos, videos & and check out our page atwww.instagram.com/soulofsydney and dont forget to tag us in at Facebook too .
– Add us on FACEBOOK for updates on our next secret jams, block parties, warehouse parties and park jams atwww.facebook.com/soulofsydneydjs
ABOUT THE PARTY-
SOUL OF SYDNEY is a personal party concept build around POSITIVE PEOPLE getting down TOGETHER and DANCING IN THE KEY OF LIFE to FEEL GOOD FUNK based MUSIC in all its forms. The amazing people who come down really do make the event special, always smiling and so inclusive and enjoying the music.
For anyone who hasn’t been down we WELCOME and THANK YOU for the support! Please don’t be shy, make sure you say hello and don’t be afraid to bust those James Brown moves you been practicing
Feel free to get involved & express yourself in any SOUL TRAIN or ELECTRIC SLIDE or WOBBLE DANCES you might see going one and be sure to give dancers some space if they are doing their thing.
DANCE INSTRUCTIONS –
For everyone who is asking us about the dances everyone gets into at the jams, you can check out instructions on the WOBBLE and ELECTRIC SLIDE group dances below;
SET TIMES /
MAIN ROOM (DOWN STAIRS)
2:00 – 4:00 pm DJ CMAN (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
4:00 – 5:00 pm JAMES LOCKSMITH (DUST -Dubai)
5:00 – 7:00 pm ALL SOULED OUT DJS (Graham Mandroules & Stephen Ferris)
7:00 – 8:30 pm PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House)
8:30 – 10:00 pm MIKE WHO (Stolen Records, FBI Radio, Astral People, Pineapple Republic)
10:00- 11:00 pm MEEM (Back to Funk Radio – 2ser)
11:00 – 12:30 am SIMON CALDWELL (Mad Racket, FBI Radio Sunsets)
12:30 am – CLOSE SUPERBREAK (Sydney Disco Edit King)
BACK ROOM | (UPSTAIRS)
4:00 – 6:00 pm DJ LIBRE (Pushin’ Keys, Funk Ink)
6:00 – 7:30 pm EDSEVEN (Lioness Warehouse Parties)
7:30 – 9:00 pm DJ NAIKI (World Famous Chief Rockers)
9:00 – 10:00 pm DJ NASSER T (Sydney 80’s Funk & New Jack Don)
10:00 -11:00 pm DJ SAY WHUT (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
11:00 pm – CLOSE DJ MOTO (Sydney Legendary Mix-tape Don)
+ LIVE SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT SHOWCASE feat. BILLY KID & friends & LIVE HAIR BRAIDING thanks to EDEN STYLZ.
Follow Us / Info /
Check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more info
add us at www.facebook.com/souofsydneydjs
follow us at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
listen to mixtapes at www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
Check out our IG page at www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
SOUL OF SYDNEY: NYD SPECIAL 2015
JAN 1ST 2015 | 2PM – LATE | OVER TWO ROOMS
An AFTERNOON of FEEL-GOOD FUNK, New York DISCO + OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP jams, early HOUSE vibes & BEYOND
Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release
Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends.
Strictly for the LOVE | Afternoon Feel-Good Funk Vibes + Old School classic party jams & beyond.
Featuring: Live STREET ART | SOUL TRAIN | BBOY & DANCE Showcase | Live HAIR BRAIDING & more
★★ Positive People | Dancing in the Key of Life ★★
At a SECRET FUNK OASIS (5 minutes from Sydney CBD, released only to ticket holders)
TICKETS | $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release (Very Limited)
Eventbrite / http://bit.ly/1uVYMTo
Faceboook / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227
plus local legends;
★ SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s and friends
★ SIMON CALDWELL (Mad Racket – FBI Radio)
★ MIKE WHO (Stolen Records – FBI Radio, Astral People, Pineapple Republic)
★ MEEM (Back to Funk Radio– 2ser)
★ JAMES LOCKSMITH (DUST – Dubai)
★ PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House)
★ DJ CMAN (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
★DJ NAIKI (World Famous Chiefrockers)
★EDSEVEN (Lioness Presents)
★DJ SAY WHUT?! (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
+ more to be announced soon.
★Live Sydney Street Art Project Showcase by Billy Kid & friends.
★Live Hair Braiding by Eden Stylez
Faceboook / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227
SOUL OF SYDNEY return after a very memorable 2014 of parties for their fourth NEW YEARS DAY (and new years day night) for an afternoon (and evening) of FEEL-GOOD POSITIVE PARTY VIBES.
Expect and afternoon of feel-good funk jams, soul, bboy breaks, roller-boogie, classic hip hop jams and early house vibes as they bring in 2015 our extended SOUL FAMILY in the only way we know how, with good music, positive people dancing in key of life.
Previous NYD events have become infamous, after setting up some very memorable events at all kinds of fresh party spaces, including;
NYD JAN 1 2012 – Soul of Sydney Block Party Picnic (Newtown)
NYD JAN 1 2013 – Soul of Sydney Roof Top Block Party (Broadway)
NYD JAN 1 2014 – Soul of Sydney Courtyard Block Party (Sydney CBD)
This year they bring in the new year in a fresh indoor/outdoor oasis (5 mins from CBD) with one of the most vibrant and positive crowds in Sydney and one of the only places where DJ’s, Dancers, Bboys and Disco heads all meet to party bonded by a love for FUNK based music in all its forms.
Check out videos, mix tapes and photos of previous events at www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
Faceboook / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227
About SOUL OF SYDNEY Collective |
SOUL OF SYDNEY: Launched as a collective in 2009 as a new-years resolution between FUNK and SOUL devotees who were disenchanted with the state of music in Sydney & knew they wanted to do something to help their scene grow.
They are a grassroots independent, artist run cooperative of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers bonded by a love of ‘FUNK’ and ‘SOUL’ based music in all its forms, a creative family working to promote and support the music they admire as well as the street culture around it in Sydney.
Inspired by recent trips to New York’s ‘Body and Soul’, LA’s ‘The Do Over’ as well as the musical ideals and legacy of some of the DJ’s, Clubs and producers who laid the foundation for HIP HOP, DISCO & HOUSE they aimed to bring their own brand of feel-good party spirit to Sydney and to showcase the DJ and Dance talent of our city.
They have sought to encourage an atmosphere where DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and Musicians meet away from the usual late night bar and club situation, something on a Sunday afternoon where dancers and DJ’s connect through music in a more relaxed and personal setting.
From humble beginnings in 2009 as a blog, they started to host a series of infamous Sunday afternoon block parties, picnics and events in various locations around Sydney by late 2011. Always keeping it fresh with a new secret location (released only to ticket holders), they have thrown parties in all kinds of interesting spaces including; public parks, carparks, laneways, rooftops, warehouse spaces, courtyards and fresh restaurant spaces around town and more recently Bondi Beach Skate Ramp for their reunion picnic 2014.
Back in 2011 SOUL OF SYDNEY collective took a chance purely as a couple of music heads on a sunny Sunday afternoon to throw a one off secret Sunday afternoon picnic. They set up turntables, and a small sound system in a park in the inner west Sydney with a simple idea to bring FEEL-GOOD FUNK & SOUL music in an environment where people had the freedom express themselves, where dancers connected with DJ’s and DJ’s had the freedom to play anything they were feeling. The idea was to try to bring something different for people who were too old for bars and clubs and way too young to give up on music in a unique kid friendly environment in park.
Inspired by the musical ideals of early DISCO, HIP HOP and HOUSE pioneers such as; David Mancuso’s The Loft (NYC), Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage, Kool Herc’s Block Parties, Ron Hardy, Grandmaster Flash and Frankie Knuckles, they wanted to throwback to the roots of those scenes with an open music policy focused dance floor expression and a more inclusive environment.
Three years on those musical ethics have not changed, still very open you can expect to hear an everything from the likes of; James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles just to name a few in a throw back to better days.
Musically you can expect DJ’s to cover some serious ground, from Afro-Beat, Funk, New York Disco, Roller Boogie jams to early Chicago House vibes, classic Hip Hop jams beyond. It is a rare situation where DJ’s have the freedom to play more of the music that inspired them, their musical ROOTS and INSPIRATIONS which they wouldn’t normally be able to play in usual bar and club sets.
SOUL OF SYDNEY are also collaborating with a host of Sydney creatives to also showcase a various street culture elements around the music. They have been working to bring many unique aspects to the events, including live street art, individual designed clothing, live hair braiding, live dance showcases by the likes of SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT, BILLY KID, EDEN STYLEZZ (Hair Braiding) just to name a few.
SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 WARM UP RADIO | Check out sounds from the DJ’s playing on the day for an idea of the kind of vibes you can expect.
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Images of previous Soul of Sydney Secret Parties, Afternoon Jams & Picnics