SYDNEY STREET FESTIVAL: BEAMS Arts Festival is coming soon!!


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BEAMS ARTS FESTIVAL 2013

The BEAMS Arts Festival is returning for one bright night in Chippendale!

BEAMS Arts Festival 2013

Saturday 21 September, 5pm-10pm
Balfour Street and surrounding laneways
FREE – all welcome!

Saturday September 21, 2013 will see the laneways of Chippendale emerge into a colourful kaleidoscopic oasis unlike any festival our burgeoning city has ever seen!

Hosted by Chippendale Creative Precinct, and Festival Director and President of Chippendale Creative Precinct, Nicky Ginsberg; this year’s BEAMS Arts Festival will provide a platform for emerging artists and musicians to enthrall, enchant, challenge, and engage you to think beyond spaces ordinary and extraordinary.

With this year’s themes of ‘Revitalisation’ and ‘New World Cities’, we ask the question ‘Is the future a place of wonder?’

To help express these ideas of ‘Revitalisation’ and ‘New World Cities’, we are excited to present audiences with a stellar array of talented musicians and DJ’s who are the epitome of revitalisation, traversing with one foot firmly planted in the present, and the other ready to take flight embracing the strange magnetic future that we each have a hand in shaping.

BEAMS Musical Director and Chippendale resident, John Cawley of Funkdafied has been invited to curate the BEAMS Arts Festival musical acts. Funkdafied is an Event Promotions Company based in Sydney Australia, promoting regular quality events encompassing many genres from Afrobeat, Latin, Disco, Reggae and Hip Hop. At the heart of their passion is their strong focus on Jazz, Rare Groove, Soul & Funk.

We are proud to announce the line-up of musical artists for the festival! There is set to be an uplifting Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, and Jazz Fusion sound, with a splash of free spirited Indie Rock to cushion your evening. Musicians on the bill are: Gang of Brothers, AlphamamaMilanThe Psyde ProjectsBillie McCarthyDane Laboryie DuoKristie NicholasThe Rhythm Hunters, and Krista Pav.

DJ’s on the night include Graham Mandroules JC (Funkdafied)Patrick CurdaNTSC, Leo Tanoi, Frenzie and The Groove Merchant.

Chippendale Creative Precinct and BEAMS Arts Festival 2013 invite you to reclaim the streets, and inhale the wondrous magic of Chippendale thick in artistic expression.

Art installation pieces, music and food rolled into one!! MARK THIS DATE IN YOUR CALENDARS!

ALL MUSIC ENQUIRIES AND INTERVIEWS CONTACT:
KRYSTEL DIOLA

BEAMS Arts Festival Music PR

T: +61 420 693 772

E: krysteldiola@behindthefront.com.au

www.beamsfestival.com.au

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GRINDIN’ & JOINT ADVENTURE PRESENTS: KEV BROWN (WASHINGTON D.C/LOW BUDGET CREW)


GRINDIN’ & JOINT ADVENTURE PRESENTS:

KEV BROWN (WASHINGTON DC / LOW BUDGET CREW)

*2 HOUR SET FEAT. PRODUCTION SHOWCASE, DJ SET & MAKING A BEAT LIVE*

 

FEATURING:

AUSTRALIAN BEATMAKER INVITATIONAL

*PRIZES FROM AKAI, CAPSULE, 567KING, FEIT & GRINDIN’*

KATALYST (QUAKERS / STONES THROW)

DJ MIKE WHO

DJ FRENZIE

 

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER

CIVIC UNDERGROUND

388 PITT STREET

DOORS OPEN 9.00PM

$20 + BF TICKETS THROUGH MOSHTIX OR MORE ON THE DOOR

FACEBOOK INVITE

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Our friends at Grindin’ and Joint Adventure have teamed up to deliver this year’s promising event in Hip Hop. You asked for it, and they are giving it back to you. Not only is one of Hip Hop’s soulful producer’s Kev Brown touring around Australia, but this year’s additional beatmaker’s segment will awaken your senses to the opportunities that Sydney bedroom beatmakers have to offer!

Kev Brown’s soulful style of production has earned him comparisons to revered producers such as Pete Rock, who incidentally helped Brown’s career gain some momentum after being introduced to him through Grap Luva.(Petes brother) The pair then went on to collaborate on “What Ruling Means”, from Marley Marl’s BBE Beat Generation installment Re-Entry (2001). His appearance alongside Grap Luva left an impression on the underground and he subsequently contributed a track to De La Soul’s AOI: Bionix later that year.

Kev Brown continued to build his resume with contributions to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “The Magnificent” (2002). As a then-member of Jazzy Jeff’s production-for-hire unit A Touch Of Jazz, Brown contributed no less than 7 tracks to the project yet it wasn’t until his remix of Jay-Z’s The Black Album, aptly titled “The Brown Album” was released in January, 2004 that he began to receive recognition. As the first producer to do so (to date there are more than 100 submitted remixes of the project), Brown made use of Jay-Z’s starpower and commercial appeal.

After numerous productions and collaborations with artists throughout 2003 and 2004, Brown made his debut in 2005 with “I Do What I Do” through the independent Up Above imprint. The single, “Life’s A Gamble”, followed in early 2006. Among current projects is “Random Joints”(re-released in 2012 with extra bonus material), 2012 also marks the beginning of the Low Budget Records imprint with a partnership with ReDefinition Records.

Brown’s style as a producer is recognizable for its subtle undertones and strong variety of musical influences. Noted for his complex sample chopping style, bass lines and authentic sounding percussion, he is often mentioned alongside like-minded producers Pete Rock and J Dilla, and has named the former as one of his main musical inspirations. Brown’s own style is likable to, and may show some influence, in the work of fellow Low Budget producers Oddisee and DJ Roddy Rod.

As with most “classic” Hip-hop producers, Brown often employs the use of samples, mixed with his own instrumentation such as horns, bells, rhodes, and guitar plucks. His beats may range from the simpler 4-bar loops, to more intricate arrangements that include several layers, and in the case of his R&B tracks, bridge sections.

As mentioned before, the most frequently noted aspect of Brown’s musicality is his basslines, which he attributes to his study of producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Scratch and J Dilla. Like those producers Brown shows a jazz-minded sensibility, and uses his basslines to create space and nuances within a beat.

 


Australian Beatmaker Invitational

As part of the upcoming Kev Brown Sydney show, which is taking place at Civic Underground on Saturday September 7thJoint Adventure and Grindin’ present the very first Australian Beatmaker Invitational. Entry is open to Hip Hop producers who are ready to show off their skills and gain the valuable exposure needed to take their career to the next level.

The hand selected challengers will be showcasing their finest beats to a live audience, plus acclaimed local and international judges, and will be competing for a stack of prizes from sponsors including Akai, 567King, Capsule, Feit and Grindin’.

For your chance to enter, simply submit 3 of your finest beats to sam@grindin.net

Entries close Friday 30th August and 4 competitors will be chosen to perform on the night

** Please include your name, stage name, and phone number in the email **

Australian Beatmaker Invitational Rules 

– Each Producer gets 3 minutes to showcase and perform their original beats in the qualifying round

– The top 2 producers on the night will compete in a head to head finals, which will consist of  2x 3 minute rounds

– Each Producer is to supply their own sound equipment (drum machines, laptops, samplers, etc)

 

ELITE FUNK AND SOUL BAND : KASHMERE STAGE BAND (US) TO TOUR AUSTRALIA 2013


Sydney Festival and Funkdafied audiences will witness for the first time ever, the compelling and rare musical ingenuity from members of the legendary and award-winning Kashmere Stage Band – the all funk big band survivors of the late 1960’s United States Big Band competition. Eleven original members of the thirty-something Kashmere Stage Band will take to the stage  as part of Sydney Festival 2013, alongside shows in Brisbane and Melbourne.

At a time when citizens took to the streets in unison with clenched fists held high as a powerful symbol of unification and resistance, racial segregation and political uncertainty compounded civil unrest, consequently reducing America to its knees.

One band stood to overcome the violence that permeated an entire nation, uniting a community together, breaking the profound racial tension through the power of Funk music! 

In 1967, Texan music teacher Conrad O. Johnson formed a band with his all African American high school students at Kashmere High School called the Kashmere Stage Band. Competing in the fiercely competitive, conservative and almost entirely white national High School Stage Band Competitions, the Kashmere Stage Band exceled beyond expectations.

546470_214147282054376_1634532538_nThe Kashmere Stage Band

Johnson and his big band broke down racial barriers and challenged the status quo with their elaborate funk arrangements. He also changed the band’s look, encouraging them to embrace their own inimitable style by introducing an unprecedented element of showmanship; with each section choreographing slick moves with their instruments.

Amassing multiple awards around the nation, they went on to perform in Europe and Japan upon invitation. Reigning as the untouchable champions of the Big Band prestigious competition for years, Johnson not only changed the lives of hundreds of students, he instilled racial pride, faith and inner strength at a time when such values seemed a distant fable. Ultimately, his teaching methods went on to impact an entire education system, valuing and placing importance on the arts. His rigorous and heart-felt teaching methods were later espoused by the US education system, and to this day, continues to make an impact upon the lives of many students.

The band’s recordings have been collected by crate-diggers, feted (and sampled) by luminaries like DJ Shadow, and reissued by respected record label Stones Throw Records. All members of Kashmere Stage Band are aged in their 50’s, proving that music can not only serve as a powerful tool for education and change, but transcends age, race and gender.

What happens next proves to be historic!

For Sydney siders, Sydney Festival’s Paradiso at Town Hall and Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Kashmere Stage Band live performance is preceded by a screening of the fascinating documentary about them entitled Thunder Soul, narrated by Jamie Foxx. This is inspiring documentary details the history of the band and them coming together again for a special performance 30 years later. It is a truly inspirational documentary that details the legacy of both the Kashmere Stage Band and their legendary teacher Conrad ‘Prof’ Johnson.

NATIONAL TOUR DATES
January 18-27 (18+ only)

SYDNEY

Thu-Sun late night line-up til 2am

Where         Paradiso at Town Hall

When          January 20 Thunder Soul documentary screening at 7pm, Kashmere Stage Band at 9pm(free entry to Paradiso Terrace Bar from 5.30pm)

Tickets        $46 (standing tickets only, cushions provided for film screening)

Bookings    Ticketmaster 1300 723 038

                       Sydney Festival 1300 668 812

 

Where         Sutherland Entertainment Centre 30 Eton Street, Sutherland

When          January 18TH, 2013 at 8pm (Performance and Screening)

Bookings    Sydney Festival 1300 668 812

                     Sutherland Entertainment Centre 02 9521 8888

Where         Parramatta Festival Opening Night (Performance Only)

When          January 19TH, 2013

                     www.sydneyfestival.org

BRISBANE

Where         Brisbane Powerhouse (Performance and Screening)

When          JANUARY 25TH, 2013

                     www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

 

MELBOURNE

Where         Garden Party – SouthBank (Performance Only)

When          January 27th, 2013

                    www.melbournerecital.com.au

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www.sydneyfestival.org.au/kashmere

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HIP HOP: Apollo Brown (DETROIT), David Dallas (NZ), P-Money (NZ), Suff Daddy (GER), Chasm(AUS), and more….


The time has come for the world of Hip Hop to unite under one roof. No, this isn’t a special United Nations charitable benefit, but more a United Nations of Benetton Hip Hop show in Sydney! Sydney label Grindin’ has once again stepped up to the plate providing Sydney with QUALITY Hip Hop acts. If you’re not familiar with Detroit’s APOLLO BROWN, keep busy and check the links out. All artists on the bill have a heavy jazz and soul influence so expect a unique sound heard on the night. The sound of boom-bap is heading to Sydney on the 30th of November @ The Civic Hotel!

APOLLO BROWN (DETROIT/MELLO MUSIC GROUP)

Apollo Brown is not your typical soul funk influenced producer. Growing up listening to soft rock music from the 60’s and 70’s such as Seals and Croft, Journey and The Carpenters, Apollo Brown has kept his influences broad and independently his own, not what his peers were commonly influenced by.  Apollo is best known as the go to producer in the Motor City Hip Hop circuit and has collaborated with artists such as Danny Brown, Oddisee, Diamond District, Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother, Black Milk, MED, Grap Luva, Kenn Starr, Finale, Magestik Legend, Paradime, and many more.
Having signed to Mello Music Group his album projects include “The Reset”, a series of reworked tracks in true remix tradition, “The Brown Study” as half of a collective with Boog Brown, and the “Gas Mask” LP as one-third of The Left with DJ Soko and Emcee Journalist 103. An LP which garnered respect from Hip Hop legends such as DJ Premier, who named it in his top albums of 2010 list.
In 2011, Apollo started a highly anticipated year off with the instrumental album “Clouds”, that was a being named to several relevant top 10 lists for the year and another collabo album called “Daily Bread” with New York emcee Hassaan Mackey.
2012 has been a massive year for Apollo releasing his most recognized work so far, the collabo LP “Trophies” with DITC founder/head member, the legendary O.C. and “Dice Game” with Detroit’s own Hip Hop heavyweight and J.Dilla protege Guilty Simpson.
Apollo’s credo is simple: “Everything I make, I try to make it my favourite album of all time.” He is building on the foundation laid down by Nas’s “Illmatic” and Black Moon’s “Enta Da Stage” in hopes of taking it one step further, and most important, is past the trepidation felt in the past. Radio is good, but Apollo’s music is for the children of the underground.
BRIDGE THROUGH TIME
ALUBM: CLOUDS (2011)
HUNGRY featuring Big Pooh, Blackmilk
ALBUM: RESET (2010)
WE THE PEOPLE
ALBUM: TROPHIES (2012)

DAVID DALLAS (NZ/DUCK DOWN)

Fresh off a 40 plus date tour of America David Dallas will be performing an exclusive set including tracks from his new release “Buffalo Man” EP which has all the songs inspired by, sampled or interpolated from Jamoroquai.
BIG TIME
ALBUM: SOMETHING AWESOME (2010)

P-MONEY (NZ’s #1 (PRODUCER/DJ)

P-Money is New Zealand’s most renowned Producer/DJ. His incredible talents in the studio and behind the decks have made him not only a household name in NZ but an artist to watch internationally.
SUFF DADDY (GERMANY/MPM)
With his drunken boom-bap madness with a 2010 state of mind. Dope beats, sick samples and twisted mini-korg licks, fueled with weed and Pilsetten. This is not your average Prenzelberg producer. Germany’s Suff Deezy is on his own shit.
5 O’CLOCK
THE GIN DIARIES
LOVIN’ YOU/SUFF DISCO/TAKE ‘EM TO THE KIOSK
ALBUM: SUFF SELLS
CHASM FEAT. SPECIAL GUESTS
Chasm is one of the leading Hip Hop producers in Australia, signed to Obese Records. His new album “This Is How We Never Die” features a host of Australian and international artists such as Guilty Simpson, AG, Fashawn, Blak Twang, Solo, Hau,Brad Strut, Delta and many more
METAMORPHED TONGUES
CHASM EP

Supported by DJ’s Frenzie & Ology

Friday 30th November
Civic Underground, 388 Pitt St
Doors open 9pm until late
$25 tickets through Moshtix or $35 on the door
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Dice Game” album stream – http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/album/dice-game
Apollo Brown Bandcamp – http://apollobrown.bandcamp.com
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Reputation” free download – http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/reputation
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Truth Be Told” free download – http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/truth-be-told
David Dallas “Buffalo Man” EP free download – http://www.daviddallas.co.nz/buffaloman.html
David Dallas “Ever Get The Feeling” video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cGinuqjV4I
Suff Daddy “GNAC” video clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdMaZ-52KiA
Suff Daddy “Pattern Select/Giscar Sob” video clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtHo3z9w8k8
Chasm “Soldier & A Thinker” video clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBTvKuFKkiM
Chasm “Highs & Lows” video clip – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7GFfYLDo6w

FUNKDAFIED AND SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2013 PRESENTS: THE KASHMERE STAGE BAND IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME!!


FUNKDAFIED AND SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2013: THE KASMERE STAGE BAND (USA)!

January 20th 2013 – Paradiso at Town Hall with documentary screening “Thunder Soul”

January 18th 2013 – Sutherland Entertainment Centre

It’s an inspiring story about one man changing the lives of hundreds of people, at a time when they were at their most vulnerable, putting them on a path of creative expression…through arts education” – Director Mark Landsman

Sydney Festival and Funkdafied audiences will witness for the first time ever, the compelling and rare musical ingenuity from members of the legendary and award-winning THE KASHMERE STAGE BAND – the all funk big band survivors of the 1960’s United States band competition. Ten original members of the thirty elite high school stage band will be heading down under to perform for the 2013 Sydney Festival.

The KSB began their humble beginnings in the late 1960’s till 1974, at a time when citizens took to the streets in unison with clenched fists held high as a powerful symbol of unification and resistance, racial segregation and political uncertainty compounded civil unrest, consequently reducing America to its knees.

One band stood to overcome the violence that permeated an entire nation, uniting a country together to break the profound racial tension through Funk music! That’s right, FUNK MUSIC!

In 1967, Texan music teacher Professor Conrad O. Johnson, known as “The Prof” formed a band with his all African American high school students at Kashmere High School called the Kashmere Stage Band. Competing in the fiercely competitive, conservative and almost entirely white national High School Stage Band Competitions, the Kashmere Stage Band exceled beyond expectations.

Johnson and his big band broke down racial barriers and challenged the status quo with their elaborate funk arrangements. He also changed the bands look, encouraging them to embrace their own inimitable style by introducing an unprecedented element of showmanship; with each section choreographing slick moves with their instruments.

Amassing multiple awards around the nation, they went on to perform in Europe and Japan upon invitation. Reigning as the untouchable champions of this prestigious competition for years, Johnson not only changed the lives of hundreds of students, he instilled racial pride, faith and inner strength at a time when such values seemed a distant fable. Ultimately, his teaching methods and arts program went on to impact an entire education system to value the importance of arts education, now espoused by the current US education curriculum.

The band’s recordings have been collected by crate-diggers, feted (and sampled) by luminaries like DJ Shadow, and reissued by the respected label Stones Throw. All members of The Kashmere Stage Band are now aged in their 50’s, proving that music can not only serve as a powerful tool for education and change, but transcends age, race and gender.

A documentary called ‘THUNDER SOUL” released in 2011 was filmed narrated by Jamie Foxx, documenting the history of The Kashmere Stage Band from their humble beginnings in the late 1960’s, and documenting their deeply moving reunion in 2008 – before the death of their beloved Professor Conrad – a journey that will prove to be historic!

Check out the Thunder Soul trailer here:

At Sydney Festival’s Paradiso at Town Hall, The Kashmere Stage Band live performance is preceded by a screening of the fascinating documentary.

FUNKDAFIED

Funkdafied is an Event Promotions Company based in Sydney Australia, promoting regular quality events encompassing many genres from Afrobeat, Latin, Disco, Reggae and Hip Hop. At the heart of our passion is our strong focus on Jazz, Rare Groove, Soul & Funk. Created in 2006 by Sydney’s respected DJ and radio presenter John Cawley, Funkdafied was established dedicated to the development of Soul, Funk, and Jazz music in live venues across Sydney with a high calibre of local and international DJ’s and musicians under our artist and touring repertoire.

Bar snacks available.

*except Sunday 20 January for Kashmere Stage Band, 7pm doors

Paradiso Bar (on the terrace)

The Sydney Town Hall terrace becomes Paradiso Bar, the perfect place to meet friends for an after-work or pre-show drink. Free entry from 5.30pm (subject to capacity). Light hot meals available.

DETAILS

Where         Paradiso at Town Hall 483 George Street, Sydney (entry via Druitt Street)

When          January 20 Thunder Soul documentary screening at 7pm, Kashmere Stage Band at 9pm(free entry to Paradiso Terrace Bar from 5.30pm)

Tickets        $46 (standing tickets only, cushions provided for film screening)

Bookings     Ticketmaster 1300 723 038

                       Sydney Festival 1300 668 812

Check out http://www.funkdafied.com.au for more information! 

Where         Sutherland Entertainment Centre 30 Eton Street, Sutherland

When          January 18 at 8pm

Bookings   Sydney Festival 1300 668 812

                     Sutherland Entertainment Centre 02 9521 8888

HANDSOME BOY MODELLING SCHOOL sampled The Kashmere Stage Band for this track “Holy Calamity” produced by DJ Shadow:

* DJ Shadow proved to be instrumental in re-releasing their catalogue to a wider audience.

SYDNEY HIP HOP: Young, Gifted & Broke showcase @ The Civic Underground this Thursday night!!


When one thinks of the phrase ‘Young, Gifted and Broke’, it is a phrase that resonates within every artisan community around the world. Most precariously daring creative ideas are negotiated in spaces of rebellion, angst, and the desire to be expressive and free.

The young are gifted, and constantly broke.

In the world of New Zealand Hip Hop, the ‘Young, Gifted and Broke’ may no longer be a testament to artistic poverty. Look, who am I kidding, they probably are still broke, but they are living their dreams. Who can critique that? Y,G&B is a boutique music label whom have espoused the ethical value of ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, in addition, their mission statement is to champion underground artists.

Progressive, if you ask me, and a value that will eventually propel them and their country onto the international market. But, who are the artists on their roster? They are a collective of young musicians that have never been heard of before with the exception of @Peace, Funkommunity and Home Brew. The rest, well… does it really matter if you know them or not? New Zealand musicians always produce quality music.

The collective will be showcasing some of their talented artists under their roster at the CIVIC UNDERGROUND THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!

Having just been nominated for 6 NZ Music Hip Hop Awards Home Brew return to Australia to showcase tracks from their critically acclaimed double album (the first Hip Hop album to debut at #1 in New Zealand since 2003). Conceptualized by the balance of life’s extremities, one side is light, the other, dark. It’s a dichotomy of methadone and melancholy. Infinity and finality. It’s a record that looks back at Saturday’s moment of madness through Sunday’s moment of clarity, and something you definitely won’t want to miss live.

Featuring Tom Scott (Home Brew) & Lui Tuiasau on vocals, @PEACE won over the bloggers with their debut album which featured a musical soundscape laid down by Christoph El Truento (Wonderful Noise), Hayden ‘Dandruff’ Dicky & Brandon Haru. Along with them performing on the night, the collector’s edition of the album will be available for the first time at the shows.

With 100% production from Home Brew’s Haz Beats, TEAM DYNAMITE set themselves apart with their debut album The Demo Tape, seeing Lucky Lance & Tony Teez passing verses back & forth like Walter Little & Frank Bunce. Fresh off a national tour in New Zealand and with a new EP Faith Music ready to drop, TEAM DYNAMITE are quickly gaining a reputation for their high energy live show.

The showcase will also feature performances from YG&B label manager DJ Substance, with local supports to be announced!

In a time when music sales are thriving and every kid has a walkman it makes perfect sense that Young, Gifted and Broke are releasing a cassette tape.

Featuring work from Home Brew@PeaceChristoph El Truento, Haz BeatsSide Steps Quintet and countless other people you’ve never heard of, owning this tape will make you the baby Jesus of hipsters. What’s cooler than music you can’t physically listen to? The tape has already sold double platinum in Auckland (24 copies) and this week will be released in Australia. Mate. This is the best thing since Jimmy Barnes.

* NEWS UPDATE *

Grindin’ and Young, Gifted and Broke have announced the first 100 through the doors will receive a Y,G&B special mixtape reserved for the first 100 patrons through the door this Thursday.

This is going to be one huge event that you shouldn’t miss!!

WHO:

YOUNG GIFTED & BROKE PRESENTS…

Home Brew
@Peace
Team Dynamite
Suff Daddy (MPM)
True Vibenation (Big Village)
DJ Substance
DJ KAS3
Hosted by Shantan Wantan Ichiban (Stolen Records)WHERE:

Thursday 25th October

Civic Underground 388 Pitt St, Sydney

FACEBOOK INVITE: http://www.facebook.com/events/115906841895700/?fref=ts

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=60743&skin

Tix are $15.00 through moshtix or $25.00 at the door!

www.grindin.net

www.younggiftedandbroke.com

NEO SOUL GODFATHER: There’s nothing quite like OMAR!


It’s not so much chart positions, or paying the bills or anything… it’s about being able to have something that is creative, something that’s a part of your expression..” OMAR (Interview)


Some of you danced the night away to his sound, whilst some of you made love with his music in the background. Some of you would have dissected his musicianship apart because you wanted to be like him, sound like him, or channel him. Whatever the case may be, there were millions of fans expressing the same sentiment you did back when you first heard his unmistakable sound, not to mention his seductively captivating harmonies and funky grooves! If you were born before 1990, you would know the sound of multi-award winning musician OMAR LYE FOOK or OMAR as he is widely known. Labeled the Godfather of the revivalist soul genre NEO SOUL, developed in the early 1990’s alongside artists such as Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, and The Brand New Heavies; Omar crossed over international waters with his distinctive fusion sound, shaping the ground breaking Neo Soul movement around the world.

For the first time ever, Funkdafied and Red Karpet Music presents OMAR hitting Oxford Arts Factory on the 10th of November, 2012 for a unique performance with a LIVE BAND!

His first single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ released through KONGO Records in 1990 was the very first track that instantaneously propelled Omar global recognition, not just with fans of his music, but cemented his musicianship amongst his critically acclaimed peers as an outstanding multi-instrumentalist. Most notably, legendary Stevie Wonder, upon hearing ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ publicly promised to make a no.1 hit for Omar which would only come to fruition 14 years later. After countless jam sessions, Omar and Stevie Wonder produced the track “Feeling You” released on TRU THOUGHTS label in 2006.

Omar’s discography articulates a man of quality control with a career spanning over 22 years, 6 albums, 14 singles and collaborative joints mostly accomplished with friends or those who were a fan of his music. His collaboration work ranges from Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Common, Caron Wheeler, Leon Ware, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Estelle and Syreeta Wright.

Support Acts, you ask?

The second support act is emerging Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop artist MILAN RING who will be performing not only songs from her new album in the works, but will also be playing guitar for Omar! If you don’t know Petersham’s diamond in the rough, get to know her FAST! Her maturity and musicianship is of a seasoned artist lending her guitar and vocal skills across multiple bands such as Sydney’s all female Jazz band named SIRENS BIG BAND, Sydney’s unique soulstress Alphamama, and a host of others. A well sought after musician across Sydney, Milan will surely be a name you will instantaneously recognize in the future.

Of course, the Funkdafied man himself JOHN CAWLEY spinning in between acts! Respected for his strong musical skills and passion towards all things soulful, his commitment towards the Sydney scene is truly undeniable. With over 20 years experience in the industry specializing in the field of soul and jazz, his skills will take you back in time on a musical journey that encompasses all the heavy weights of the industry, weaving through the maze that is soul!

Heard through the grapevine that there will be special guests added on the night… more details yet to be confirmed. Soul of Sydney fans brace yourself! Details have yet to be announced shortly!!

On Funkdafied….

Funkdafied and Red Karpet Music are excited to present this one time only event with one of NEO SOUL’S trailblazer, OMAR! With a plethora of soul musicians heading upon our shores within the next few months leading up to until the end of the year, Funkdafied is fast becoming one of Australia’s premiere events and promotions company. Funkdafied has invested hard work and years of propagating a community from the ground roots level up. The Sydney Soul community would not be what it is today without the influence and continued support of the community. So Funkdafied says ‘Thank You!”

It’s an exciting time for Australia, and with the event of Omar’s very first one and only Sydney performance, this may be the only chance you get to see him live on our shores. Let’s face it, how often do we get soul music royalty of his caliber  grace our city? Not that often. Do yourself a favour and purchase your tickets fast! They are selling out! This is shaping up to be HUGE!!

INFORMATION

WHEN: 10th of November, 2012

WHERE: Oxford Arts Factory

Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/277783625661412/?ref=ts

MOSHTIX: http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=59664

Website: www.omarmusic.co.uk

Red Karpet Music: www.redkarpetmusic.com

Funkdafied: www.funkdafied.com.au

MILAN RING: www.milanring.com

Let’s take you back with Omar’s first single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ KONGO RECORDS 1990

OMAR AND STEVIE WONDER ‘Feeling You’ TRU THOUGHTS LABEL 2006

TRU THOUGHTS OMAR PODCAST

PODCAST BY OMAR Released on TRU THOUGHTS 2011