Live Soul Music + Fundraiser: Spirit of Soul Festival 2017 | feat. Maysa Latukefu, Stereo Chemistry, MC TREY, Sela Moon & more | Fri Aug 5 2017


1491539017250For anyone into live JAZZ & SOUL goodness, we highly recommend getting to the 2017 edition of SPIRIT OF SOUL festival which is happening next week. Running during the the first week of August, the festival was put together to help raise awareness & funds for mental health & homelessness with LIVE MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY & CULTURE.

There is a few events happening over the week, you can check out their full program here for more info.

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Spirit of Soul Festival Party –
Fri 4th August – 5pm
at Lazy Bones Lounge (Marrickville)

Their closing party on the Friday features a host of some of our favorite local musicians, MC’s & DJ’s, including the likes of;

MAYSA LATUKEFU (soul)
GELATINE DAVIS (jazz)
STEREO CHEMISTRY feat. MC TREY, Sela Moon and Little Ben (dub/roots/hip hop)
QUIMBALE (Afrocuban/salsa)

Plus DJ sets by local legends (& good friends of ours) JOSIE STYLES, ELCHINO, CHARLIE VILLAS, ADAM COX & HAMO TEVITSA.

Click here for more info.

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JAMES BROWN pays tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON live on Stage 1983


What a beautiful moment in music! The GODFATHER of SOUL paying tribute to the KING OF POP live on stage in 1983

James Brown – It’s a Mans World feat. Michael Jackson (Live) in 1983 live on Stage.

R.I.P to two of this generations finest musical talents!

#jamesbrown #michaeljackson #soul #funk #MJ #kingofpop

FUNK EVENT – MASTERCLASS – Shine A Light Fundraiser – On today June 11 from 2pm


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ON TODAY! So good to see Masterclass – Shines a Light​ is on again for VIVID 2017. A Sunday afternoon Funk jam presented by SYDNEY FUNK GODFATHER (& good friend) DJ Graham Mandroules​ & a host of local legends who shaped Sydney’s SOUL & FUNK scene from way back.

Such an amazing line up including the likes of; KATE MUNROE, FRENZIE, MISS ANNIE, COOL HAND LUKE, STEPHEN FERRIS, SIMON CALDWELL, SANI. ROBIN KNIGHT, NORMSKI, TONY TONE, JAY REDDY, DJ ADVERSE & more.

We highly recommend checking this event out. The last few rooftop parties they did were so special to witness. Taking things right back to better days, older crowds, intimate party vibes, friends of friends, strictly about the music & nothing else all lit together by some of the first cats to play FUNK music in Australia.

Check it out from 2pm today at [Sunday June 11] from 2pm at CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL.

Gig news – Tonight // BRAD BALOO of THE NEXTMEN at PLAY BAR — HIP HOP, BREAKS & FUNK


HIP HOP, BBOY BREAKS & FUNK vibes 🎶❤️💛📻 On tonight at @playbarsyd UK breaks don @BRADBALOO of THE NEXTMEN will be bring the party jams to our favourite basement dance floor alongside local dons; COOL HAND LUKE, FRENZIE, LEARNED HAND & BENNY HINN.

FUNK EVENT – MASTERCLASS on THIS SUNDAY JUNE 11 2017


THIS SUNDAY !

So good to see MASTER CLASS on again for VIVID 2017 presented by SYDNEY FUNK GODFATHER (& good friend of ours) DJ GRAHAM MANDROULES & a host of local legends who shaped Sydneys soul & funk scene from way back including the likes of; KATE MUNROE, FRENZIE, COOL HAND LUKE, STEPHEN FERRIS, SIMON CALDWELL, SANI & more. 🎶❤️

We highly recommend checking this event out if your are keen for a Sunday afternoon old school funk get-down. The last few rooftop parties they did were so special to witness, taking things right back to better days, older crowds, intimate party vibes, friends of friends, strictly about the music & nothing else all lit together by some of the first cats to play FUNK music in Australia.

This instalment is on Sunday June 11 from 2pm at CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL.

FUNK EVENT – MASTERCLASS on THIS SUNDAY JUNE 11 2017


THIS SUNDAY !

So good to see MASTER CLASS on again for VIVID 2017 presented by SYDNEY FUNK GODFATHER (& good friend of ours) DJ GRAHAM MANDROULES & a host of local legends who shaped Sydneys soul & funk scene from way back including the likes of; KATE MUNROE, FRENZIE, COOL HAND LUKE, STEPHEN FERRIS, SIMON CALDWELL, SANI & more. 🎶❤️

We highly recommend checking this event out if your are keen for a Sunday afternoon old school funk get-down. The last few rooftop parties they did were so special to witness, taking things right back to better days, older crowds, intimate party vibes, friends of friends, strictly about the music & nothing else all lit together by some of the first cats to play FUNK music in Australia.

This instalment is on Sunday June 11 from 2pm at CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL.

HIP HOP FUNDRAISER for SPICE | SUN June 4 2017


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Massive props to the crew behind this HIP HOP FUNDRAISER event happening Sunday at The Factory Theatre to help out legendary graf writer & artists SPICE hosted by Randy Glazer.

Check out the event for Info -> www.facebook.com/events/656543731185451/

The line up is totally out of control featuring the likes of;

Basic Equipment Showcase ft Def Wish Cast, Bingethinkers, Brass, Sleeping Monk (Don Data) & Mr Clean
Lookup Showcase ft Bingethinkers, Thats Them & SWARMY
Spaceport 2 Showcase ft Mighty ASH, El’ Jistos, Jannah Beth, Keggles Emcee, Spectacles, Izzy, & Helix
Stay fly Sydney Showcase ft Thorn & Ivey, Iresh & more tba
Sub Conscious Records Showcase feat Bhoky101, Freebewz, Braydead, Papa Tear, Taz, 5 Finger Discount (Double, DjManiak TheAntideckstress, Myth4, Nihilist , Scepaz, DSEEVA)
Benji PK
Bomb Threat (Mikoen, Caustic Yoda & Aisha)
Brethren x Apollo Creed
Fortay At Large
Jacob Quest
Jediah
Kye & Buddah
NTER. ft TRAP RUNNERZ
Otherside.
Scotty B The Digi Assasin
Soul Benefits (Big Village) + DJ’s 2Buck, Blaze, DjManiak TheAntideckstress, Mathmatics, Murda 1, Ology, Platterpush and Codeks (Down Under Beats), Sandro, Skae + more tba
Side Room – Funk & Soul All-Stars

Alonside DJ;
DJ Adverse aka @Adam Close
Caratgold
Coolhand Luke
Dr Kalepe
Frenzie
Jay Reddy
JC
Juzzlikedat
Krystel Diola
MK-1
NoffusRuss
RAINE SUPREME
+ more tba
+ Live Graffiti Art Demonstration + Hosted by Ran-Dee & Rivals

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www.gofundme.com/Fundraiser4Spice

If Hip Hop in Australia has a mother, her name is Sharline “Spice” Bezzina.

Spice is one of the country’s most important Hip Hop pioneers. In the 1980s she was a fearless teen who set the stage for the genre’s huge success in Australia today. A world renowned graffiti writer, iconic rapper and respected youth worker, Spice is also a mother and a dear friend.

Now the local Hip-Hop community is coming together to give back to Spice. We are working to raise funds to help Spice afford vital preventative cancer treatments, surgery, medication and therapy on a number of debilitating injuries caused by an accident in 2011. The downward spiral in her health has taken its toll on Spice and her family and resulted in 6 years of chronic pain and suffering. We are asking all of those with a love for Spice and an appreciation for local Hip Hop to show their support. Now is the time to give back to someone who has been a mentor and inspiration to so many of us.

ABOUT SPICE:

Spice’s influence began in the early 1980s. Beginning as a b-girl, she then helped define rap in Australia as one of the country’s first MCs, and became a titan of the graffiti scene as a world renowned writer.

In 1988, at the tender age of 15, Spice was Australia’s first solo MC on vinyl, recording “Hardcore Love” for the Virgin/EMI Hip-Hop compilation “Down Under By Law”. She toured the country and opened for Hip-Hop royalty Ice-T at the Enmore Theatre. She has graced television screens, appeared on movie soundtracks, in magazines, hosted numerous radio programs, managed tours for Hip-Hop legends, and all to represent the culture she loved. Her influence has set the stage for Hip-Hop icons ranging from Def Wish Cast to the Hilltop Hoods.

Spice is known to most today as one of the world’s finest graffiti writers. A master of style, graffiti is the element of Hip-Hop Spice has made her own. A pioneer since the 80s, her amazing spray-painted works across walls, black books and fashion, have been an inspiration for young artists, male and female alike. Throughout her illustrious career she has had many highlights including representing Australia at We B Girlz Festival in Berlin, helping paint the first ever mural on the National Black Theatre in Harlem, painting every borough in NYC & several parts of Europe, exhibiting her work in New York, Amsterdam n Australia wide, and being featured in the Powerhouse Museums “Back to the 80’s” exhibit.

Even in the face of injury and illness, Spice’s creativity, passion for Hip-Hop and her community has continued. She is an accomplished youth worker, giving an opportunity to the next generation of artists through workshops and procurement of legal walls and spaces, and a loving mother, raising two talented children who have become amazing artists in their own right. Spice is a creative fire that continues to burn.

Feel free to also help us spread the word