BLOG: NYC Disco Pioneer DJ NICKY SIANO (Studio 54, The Gallery) at TIVA feat. BOOGIE MONSTER, JAMES LOCKSMITH, CASSETTE & more. | Sat Feb 4 2023


Sydney is getter a heavy dose of DISCO legends this month, we just heard that our good friends at GROOVE SCOOTER & ELECTRONIC MUSIC LIFE are hosting pioneering NYC DJ NICKY SIANO at a free gig this Saturday night at TIVA (68 King St Sydney CBD) with local support from BOOGIE MONSTER, JAMES LOCKSMITH, PARIS GROOVE SCOOTER & more.


We still have some very fond memories of seeing him at a SHE PARTY many years ago playing a very special NYE Disco set to bring in the new year over 10 years ago.

We will be down there enjoying the music, taking DJ notes & having a boogie, we highly recommend this night out for anyone who is into proper disco heat that hardly gets played here. Nicky Siano is one our main DJ influences & he is one of the reasons we are into disco.

Check out their page for info HERE | https://www.groovescooter.com/nicky-siano-sydney-feb-4/

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ABOUT:

As the founder of Manhattan’s legendary club The Gallery and an original resident DJ of the notorious Studio 54 (where he was playing when Bianca Jagger entered on a white horse), Nicky Siano is a bonafide queer disco legend. Together with David Mancuso‘s Loft and Paradise Garage, Nicky Siano’s Gallery was one of the three most influential underground disco clubs in New York during the ’70s. The Gallery is also where Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles learnt their craft watching and listening to Nicky Siano’s every move in the DJ booth. Sometimes Siano would step outside the DJ booth to put on drag-not-drag performances, channelling everyone from Diana Ross to the Statue Of Liberty. The Gallery was also an important launchpad for future stars, including Grace Jones who made her debut at the club. After The Gallery closed in 1977, Siano turned his hand to producing music, most famously forming Dinosaur – along with a young Arthur Russell – and releasing the groundbreaking Kiss Me Again on Sire Records featuring David Byrne on guitar shortly before Byrne launched the group that would make him a household name, Talking Heads. Later Siano would spend 15 years working in the queer community helping people with AIDS, before returning to his music career where he continued to produce music, DJ around the globe and direct the documentary Nicky Siano: Love Is The Message: A Night At The Gallery which Groovescooter premiered in Sydney back in 2012. Saturday Feb 4th is a rare chance for Sydneysiders to experience the disco / house pioneer for one night only.

NYC DISCO LEGEND – JOHN MORALES (BBE Records, M+M Mixes) at SOUL OF SYDNEY | Sun Feb 19 –


NYC DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES at SOUL OF SYDNEY FEB 19 2023

We welcome NYC DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES (M+M MIxes, BBE Records) to SOUL OF SYDNEY for an afternoon of feel-good FUNK< SOUL, & DISCO goodness on Feb 19 for his final Australia show.

★RSVP is essential via link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbk7no2wCrp6mGxBhrQwG_FOSqEpi5PUfiXuEaObxdc3km-g/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1k1ROJ5OwaoZrg1XhaIIZ6xjvGsqWC7ng8TEJPOVPMg9tepLTS6h9OaIo

Join us and get down to an afternoon of feel-good FUNK, SOUL & a heavy dose of DISCO goodness hosted by one of the undisputed disco dons who brings a life time of musical knowledge.


SOUL OF SYDNEY ★ Feat. NYC Disco legend ★ John Morales ★ (M+M Mix Productions, BBE Records)

Sun Feb 19 | 2pm – 8:30 pm

FACEBOOK EVENT | HERE

Venue / 18+ Fully Licensed Party Space | Strictly for the LOVE

Happening at a secret DISCO DANCE-FLOOR which will be emailed to ticket holders the day before the event.

About ★ JOHN MORALES /

We take remixes for granted these days, but in the ’70s, a handful of DJs and engineers were literally putting the form together with their own hands. The Bronx-born DJ John Morales was one of these early splicers, making extended edits and medleys at a time when he found most tracks too short to work well in his sets. Cutting his teeth at Bob Blank’s Blank Tapes studio and gaining fans like disco über-producer Patrick Adams, Morales embedded himself in New York’s music world, and as the ’70s rolled into the ’80s, Morales grew ever more in-demand for his eminently club-ready tweaks of everyone from Hall & Oates to The Rolling Stones. Along with his partner Sergio Munzibai, he established one of the top remix brands of the era: the M&M mix. Morales spent some time out of the game over the last few decades, but in 2009, BBE released the first of three compilations of M&M mixes, which turned the spotlight back on his considerable contribution to dance music.

★ Socials –
www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney

Tix from $25.00 + (+ booking fees)

PLEASE NOTE:

– This is a strictly LIMITED CAPACITY throw-down & an INVITE ONLY situation for our SOUL FAMILY & friend, much smaller than previous years, we wanted to take things back and do a more personal party limited.

– Once registered, a PRIVATE TICKET LINK will be EMAILED once tickets become available with all information on how to purchase tickets. Please check SPAM, JUNK & PROMOTION folders in your email client as the invite may be in there. When you get the email you will need to click through & click ‘attending’ and then click through and purchase tickets.

18+ Event | Strictly for the LOVE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams

Follow SOUL OF SYDNEY for more info & updates on our next jams, mixes and socials.

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GIG: 360 ALL STARS feat. MIRRAH touring SYDNEY | APRIL


We are excited to see the 360 ALLSTARS high-powered show will be in Sydney in a few months & will be hosted by everyone’s favourite hype mc. MIRRAH REFLECTS.

As well as hosting our gigs over the years, MIRRAH is also a part of some amazing musical and creative projects including this dope street-circus show that has been touring the world.

The show has been seen by over 1 million people around the world & sold out everything from BROADWAY, EDINBURGH FINGE FESTIVAL & SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.

It features everything from BEATBOXING, MC’S, BMX, BREAK DANCE, DRUMMING & more & showcases a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record-holding artists & athletes.

360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.
Add to this a stunning live soundtrack delivered by award-winning musicians, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding. A magnificent, colourful & astonishing expression of a generation that has reinvented the circus, 360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement!

The Sydney show will be happening at RIVERSIDE THEATRE in PARRAMATTA in APRIL links below for info HERE https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/events/360-allstars

360 ALLSTARS | BREAKING | BMX | BEATBOXING & MORE

BLOG [audio] DJ SEB 1 at SOUL OF SYDNEY Secret NYD JAM 2023


Our brother DJ SEB 1 laying down a perfect selection of solar-powered SOUL, RARE GROOVE, R&B vibes to open up a very special afternoon of music that was our secret NYD jam on January the 1st.

Our first NYD jam in a couple of years after a few cancelled gigs.

This guy has become such a dope music selector, setting the mood for us perfectly from speak easy opening warm up to dancefloor within 60 minutes.

Music by
Shalamar This is for the lover in you
James Ingram & Quincy Jones One Hundred Ways
Bobby Caldwell Open Your Eyes
Marc Hannibal Forever Is a Long Time
Stan Getz Saudede Vem Correndo
The Main Ingredient Prove My Love To You
Alicia Keys You Don’t Know My Name
Mary Jane Girls All Night Long
The Brand New Heavies You’ve Got A Friend (Brooklyn Funk R&B Remix)
Craig David Rendezvous (Blacksmith R&B Remix)
Janet Jackson Together Again (DJ Premier 100 in a 50 Remix)
Groove Theory Tell Me (Cut-father & Joe Master Mix)
Toni Braxton You’re Making Me High ft. Foxy Brown
Babyface This Is For The Lover In You (Jon-John Mix) feat. LL Cool J, Jody Watley, Howard Hewett & Jeffrey Daniels
Lalah Hathaway Let Me Love You Bounce Club Mix ft Freckles
Mary J Blige Real Love Hiphop remix
SWV Right Here (Demolition Dub)
LSG Curious
Frankie Beverly and Maze Before I Let Go (Original)
Carrie Lucas Show Me Where You’re Coming From (Extended 12” Mix)
Whatnauts Help Is On The Way
Deni Hines It’s Alright (D-Influence Full Length)
Tina Moore Never Gonna Let You Go
Bon Garcon If You Need a Man
Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin’
Michael Jackson Remember the Time (Shash’u remix)
Michael Jackson Rock With You (Maple Syrup EDIT) (Acapella OUT)
Michael Jackson Rock With You (Masters At Work Remix)
Level 42 Starchild
Patrice Rushen Number One (Instrumental)
Bamboos Keep Me In Mind
Jack & Juke Ain’t Nobody Feat. Sharlene Hector
Nate James Give Me The Night

CHRISTMAS FUNK PLAYLIST feat. KURTIS BLOW, TLC, JAMES BROWN, SHARON JONES & more.


CHRISTMAS FUNK

Wherever you are this Christmas we hope you are enjoying it with friends and family, here is a little CHRISTMAS FUNK playlist we put together a few years ago featuring holiday inspired FUNK, SOUL & HIP HOP by the likes of KURTIS BLOW, JAMES BROWN, TLC, SHARON JONES, WYCLEAF JEAN, ALOE BLACC & more.

Sydney Music: JAH TUNG – QUEEN ALPHA [2022] Reggae & Roots Vibrations


Back in 2009 we connected with JAH TUNG when we were putting together a mixtape with Sydney-based music, he sent us some music he was working on which we have had on heavy rotation since. We connected again a few years later at gigs & slowly watched him grow in his craft as a musician & artist making dope home-grown Reggae & Roots music like this release from 2019 ‘QUEEN ALPHA’.

The release performed by Jah Tung with backing vocals from Yasmin Forester Everyday Riddim is a musical homage to a connection with a rare and righteous, Ethiopian Empress.

After many interruptions over the last few years, filming for this storyboard video was delayed and reformatted until finally, we are excited to bring you this charming video to compliment the classic song and to pay tribute and respect to the beauteous Ethiopian cultures, traditions and peoples. Sending love and light to all the Ethiopian community worldwide, now and always. Unity is strength! Gratitude to all those who helped this track and video off the ground!

Follow the links below for more info from our brother JAH TUNG
https://www.jahtung.com
https://www.linktr.ee/jahtung
https://www.jahtung.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/jahtung
https://www.soundcloud.com/jahtung
https://www.facebook.com/jahtung

FREE: SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends at DARLING HARBOUR CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL w/ GANG OF BROTHERS live.





We are bringing some Christmas-inspired FUNK, SOUL & R&B vibes this weekend at Tumbalong Park for the DARLING HARBOUR CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL.

It is free, open air & kid friendly, come say hello if you are in the area.

Music by
GANG OF BROTHERS (live)

Plus
DJ SAY WHUT?!
DJ D
PHIL TOKE

Hosted by MIRRAH REFLECTS

Look out for us at TUMBALONG PARK

Links & Info here https://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/events/christmas-festival

SYDNEY MUSIC: JUZZONE – Let’s Ride feat. Marcus Del Mar) [Inner Tribe Records]


We are loving this dope new release by our creative brother DJ JUZZLIKEDAT who has been releasing a stack of refined soul & jazz-infused original cuts under his musical production moniker JuzzOne.

The new cut is such a silky listen with effortless grooves, production, & polished vocals from Marcus Del Mar. Definitely the kind of sound you would expect from a dude who has spent his life digging for cuts & honing his ears.

We have seen brother DJ JUZZLIKEDAT doing his thing as a DJ for years, he was one of the main selectors who got on board & provided musical guidance to help us launch SOUL OF SYDNEY from those early days as a blog back in 2009. We used to listen to his Radio Shows, Podcasts & spent countless hours watching to his sets around Sydney, we all connected through music & it was him & a handful of others that really gave us confidence in what we were trying to do in those early years when we were just running a funk blog.  

It’s such a mad feeling to see friends and fam doing their thing in life!

This new musical project is out on Inner Tribe Records, we highly recommend checking it out & heading to the launch party this weekend.

Launch Party – This Friday | https://www.facebook.com/events/1246295356102172/

BLOG: SUDDENLY SMOOTH SUNDAY – CHRISMAS PARTY @ HUSTLE & FLOW REDFERN.


It been dope to see our local HIP HOP bar HUSTLE & FLOW doing these dope jams around the corner from our place. If you are around, they are hosting a SUNDDELY SMOOTH SUNDAY – CHRISTMAS PARTY celebration throwing down some dope HOP HOP, FUNK & REGGAE joints.

Info at a
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/suddenly-smooth-sunday-xmas-party-tickets-475864532627?aff=erelexpmlt

A Mixtape Tribute to JOYCE SIMS | Free-Style Funk to House


A tribute to 1980’s R&B singer JOYCE SIMS who sadly passed away last month aged 63. This homage is a hand-picked collection of classic jams from one of the finest voices of 1980’s R&B, freestyle, soul.

Joyce is most well known for her single Come Into My Life, which reached the top 10 in the US Billboard R&B Chart, and UK Singles Chart in 1987.

She went onto release several more tracks in the following years, such as Lifetime Love, Walk Away and Looking For a Love.

We hope you enjoy this mix remembering the music of the late JOYCE SIMS.

SOUL OF SYDNEY Mix 393

Tracklist
1. Joyce Sims – Don’t Let This Feeling die
2. Joyce Sims – it wasn’t easy
3. Joyce Sims – come into my life
4. Joyce Sims – come into my life (remix)
5. Joyce Sims – who’s crying now (club mix)
6. Joyce Sims – who’s crying now (radio mix)
7. Joyce Sims – all about love
8. Joyce Sims – crazy love
9. Joyce Sims – walk away
10. Joyce Sims – lifetime love
11. Joyce Sims – I surrender
12. Joyces Sims- all and all
13. Joyce sims – looking for a love (club version)
14. Joyce sims – here we go again
15. Joyce sims – I love you more
16. Joyce sims – walk away (house club mix)
17. Joyce sims – take caution with my heart (basement rock mix)