MIX: The big-haired, big-hearted legend they call JOHNNY BONES holding it down with a super funky warm up set at SOUL OF SYDNEY PICNIC JAM at SYDNEY FESTIVAL VILLAGE (Jan 15 2017)

Listen to the perfect parkside vibes –>

Track Listing /
Haz Beats – Home
Patrice Rushen – Remind Me
Al B Sure! – Nite and Day
Brandy – Sittin’ Up In My Room
Sade – The Sweetest Taboo
GL – Cheap Shot
Beverley Knight – Flavour of the Old School
De La Soul feat Chaka Khan – All Good?
Eric Benet – Love Don’t Love Me
Eric Bellinger – Do 4 Love
2Pac – Do For Love
Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes
Gabrielle – Dreams
Lighthouse Family – Lifted (Linslee 7” Lifted Mix)
Zhane – Hey Mr DJ
Vybe – Warm Summer Daze
Soul For Real – Every Little Thing I Do
Kelly Price – Good Love
Kreuz – Party All Night
Stereo MCs – Connected
Joe – I’m In Luv
Stevie Wonder – So What The Fuss (Global Soul Remix)
One Way – Cutie Pie


SOUL OF SYDNEY PICNIC at Sydney Festival on This Sunday Jan 15

★ THIS SUNDAY Jan 15 | SOUL OF SYDNEY FUNK Picnic #2 at Sydney Festival (Graham Mandroules’ B’day Special)

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Free Kid-Friendly, Picnic & Park Jam vibes, 12PM – 5PM every Sunday in January at Sydney Festival Village (Hyde Park)

★ Music by

★ Hosted by Mirrah

★ Limbo, Soul Train & Positive Party vibes by
SOUL PATROL dancers & friends & DANCEKOOL family.

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Also happening next weekend //
★ SOUL OF SYDNEY FUNK Picnic #3 at Sydney Festival – Jan 22 |

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Free Kid-Friendly, Picnic & Park Jam vibes, 12PM – 5PM every Sunday in January at Sydney Festival Village (Hyde Park)

Music by Soul Of Sydney DJ’s & Friends.
Limbo, Soul Train & Positive Party vibes by
SOUL PATROL dancers & friends & DANCEKOOL family.

SOUL OF SYDNEY SECRET NYD JAM | JAN 1 2017 | Tickets, Venue & Party Info



RSVP ESSENTIAL, please click the facebook link below and follow the link to sign up for a private ticket link.

Party info , tickets & line up ->

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Doing it strictly for the LOVE | Dancing in the KEY OF LIFE

Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams | Sydney’s Friendliest Dance-floor


SOUL OF SYDNEY: are an independent, grassroots artist run cooperative bonded by a love of ‘FUNK’ and ‘SOUL’ based music in all its forms, a creative family of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers working to promote and support the music they love as well as the street culture (breaking, DJing, street art) around it in Sydney.

From humble begins in 2009 originally as a blog and social network, it was not long before the collective took a chance on a sunny Sunday afternoon to throw a one off secret Sunday afternoon picnic nearly 4 years ago. Setting up turntables and a renegade sound-system in a park in the inner west Sydney with a simple idea to bring FEEL-GOOD FUNK & SOUL music in an atmosphere where people had the freedom express themselves, where dancers connected with DJ’s and DJ’s had the liberty to play anything they were feeling.

Taking musical inspiration from pioneering Hip Hop, Disco & House DJ’s and parties & clubs from 70’s, 80’S of such as; David Mancuso’s The Loft (NYC), Larry Levan’s and Paradise Garage, Kool Herc’s Block Parties, Ron Hardy, Grandmaster Flash and Frankie Knuckles. As well as encouragement from current esteemed music events such as New York’s ‘Body and Soul’, LA’s ‘The Do Over’ and UK’s Southport Weekender, the Soul of Sydney family knew there was a need to take things back to the roots of those musical scenes as a cooperative and with the events.

Soul of Sydney’s distinctive focal characteristics of dance-floor expression, crowd participation and an inclusive party environment has seen the events really take on their own unmistakable feel. A delicate approach to getting down where DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and Musicians from difference culture, age brackets and social scenes can meet away from the usual late night bar and club situation. They meet on a dance floor to connect through music on a dance floor to celebrate music’s uniting power. With positive party vibes encouraged, you can anticipate all kinds of dance floor fun including crowds that get down with classic Soul Train lines, Boys, Breakers, Poppers and Lockers getting down, Roller Boogie Flash Mob dancers and even the odd limbo lines or group jump rope on the floor.  (Check out some of the videos below for an idea of how they get down HERE)

Always keeping it fresh with a secret locations (released only to ticket holders via email or SMS), they have thrown parties in all kinds of out of the ordinary spaces including; public parks, lane-ways, car parks, beaches, skate parks, art galleries, rooftops, warehouses, courtyards, restaurant spaces and fresh venues spaces around town.

Four years on their open musical ideals have not changed, deeply focused highlighting quality ‘feel-good’ funk vibes in all its splendor, you can expect DJ’s to dig deep in their crates and pull out all kinds of gems from Afro-Beat, Latin-Funk, New York Disco, Roller Boogie, to early Chicago House, classic 90’s Hip Hop jams and beyond at the jams.

Drawing on their musical ROOTS and INSPIRATIONS, you will typically hear the sounds of James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles blaring through the speakers, along with a heavy dose of rare hidden gems intertwined for good measure too.

Always moving forward with a smile the last few years have defiantly been an amazing for Soul of Sydney since that first picnic back in 2011. They have been asked to curate and bring their own unique brand of Funk party as part of a a host of some of the largest well established festivals in Sydney, including Sydney Festival – Hyde Park Festival Village & Parramatta Opening Party, Sydney Fringe Festival, Vivid 2015, Soulfest, The African Film Festival just to name a few.

Check out mixes, videos and party videos and more at

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Doing it strictly for the LOVE | Dancing in the KEY OF LIFE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams | Sydney’s Friendliest Dance-floor


NEW MIX: EDSEVEN live at SOUL OF SYDNEY 5th B’day | Afro-Beat, Funk, Deep House, Deep Disco Vibes & beyond.


edseven-artMassive props to our brother, Sydney DJ, PRODUCER & all round legend EDSEVEN for warming things up for BROWN SUGAR at our 5th Bday back in November.

I love it hearing DJ’s like this put sets together, stepping away from classic jams & digging deep to put together a beautiful musical journey of all shades of Funk & Soul goodness. Educating & Entertaining, just the way a REAL DJ should. So good to see a DJ dropping everything from Janet Jackson Kaytranada to Norma Jean Bell Moodymann heavy Detroit flavours like it ain’t no thing.. what a DJ, one of our favourites in this city.

This legend was one of the first DJ’s to get on board & trust what we were doing many many years ago when we were still running renegade sound systems in the parks around Sydney… its such a proud moment hearing him drop his new release on our dance floor at the last jam.


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Classic Album Sundays Sydney presents Prince: Sign o’ the Times


We are delighted to be launching our first-ever Classic Album Sundays event in Sydney at The World Bar! We’ll be kicking off this monthly series in style with one of our favourite-ever albums, Prince’s 1987 masterpiece Sign o’ the Times, presented in the intimate Bordello room at the World Bar on a world-class audio system.

About Sign o’ the Times:

Following on from 1986’s Parade, Sign o’ the Times was the first release from Prince after eight albums with The Revolution. The departure from his band allowed Prince even more freedom in the studio and time to experiment. Initial plans for a triple-LP project were baulked at by Warner Bros (a fact that would later result in Prince publicly refusing to work and branding his deal “a slave contract”), and he was forced to scale back his plans to a mere double LP. The Linn LM-1 drum machine and Fairlight CMI music workstation feature heavily throughout the album, as do other effects that were being experimented with heavily at the time such as sped-up vocals – resulting in the arrival of Camille, Prince’s alter ego.

Read more here:

Hosts: Jean-Philippe Ducharne (The Mancusian Circus), Jim Poe (Deep House Australia)

Audio partner: Audio Connection Australia

Audio menu:

– Linn Majik 140 System (more info here:
– Clearaudio Performance DC turntable (more info here:

Thanks to invaluable support from Bondi Beach Radio

What is Classic Album Sundays?

Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things in the music that they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favorite recordings.

As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st century, CAS has received amazing coverage in BBC Breakfast TV, Elle Magazine, NME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal more. Check out press coverage here:

CAS currently holds regular classic-album listening sessions in London, New York City, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo and Oslo with Portugal, Boston, Austin, Portland and Sydney, with Manchester to launch by the end of the year and more cities to follow. CAS also holds listening sessions at the UK’s award-winning festivals like Camp Bestival, Bestival and Vintage; and art galleries like The Idea Generation. CAS also hosts one-off bespoke events in conjunction with record companies and venues. This spring CAS will launch Classic Album Sundays Jazz & Classical with sessions in London and Edinburgh.

Classic Album Sundays was founded by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy. Murphy is a radio host (having hosted shows since 1982 and having produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA); an international audiophile DJ (protegé of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London’s Lucky Cloud Sound System); music producer and remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas of Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame); independent label owner (Bitches Brew); and a music journalist. In her younger years, worked for a number of well-known record shops, where she amassed far too many records.

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Food Festival & Funk Vibes – Soul of Sydney DJ’s at STREET FOOD CIRCUS this weekend.


Catch us laying down all vinyl party jams as part of the Street Food Circus.

Happening from Friday – Sunday at Fraser Park (Portuguese Club, Marrickville) Look out for us tucked playing tunes and pulling out a stack of wax we haven’t had a chance to play in years.

Tickets and info at

✌🏽️FRI 25th

4-7pm: MK1
7-10: Dj Jon

SAT 26th
4-7: Phil Toke
7-10: Liche

SUN 27th
12-2: Gian Arpino
2-4: DJ Trey
4-Close: Soul of Sydney DJ’s