HIP HOP TOUR: Afrika Bambaataa (Zulu Nation Founder) heading to Australia & NZ for 30th Anniversary Tour of Planet Rock

30th Anniversary Tour of Planet Rock

Auckland – Thursday May 9 @ Studio
Wellington – Friday May 10 @ Bodega
Melbourne – Saturday May 11 @ Laundry
Hobart – Sunday May 12 @ Republic
Canberra – Wednesday May 15 @ Transit Bar
Sydney – Thursday May 16 @ Oxford Art Factory
Brisbane – Friday May 17 @ Hifi
Perth – Saturday May 18 @ The Bakery
Adelaide – Sunday May 19 @ Sugar

TICKETS ON SALE: Monday 11 March

Named by LIFE Magazine as one of the most important Americans of the 20th Century, DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA is a musical visionary, DJ extraordinaire, living legend and founder of the Universal Zulu Nation – a collective of socially and politically aware emcees, DJs, graffiti artists and break dancers. With over 35 years trailblazin’ around the world, Bam, as he’s affectionately known, can almost single-handedly be credited for the urban music revolution – redefining music and culture as we know it today. In fact, Bam is the person responsible for coining the term “Hip Hop” in reference to this global movement.

The man behind Hip Hop/Electro Funk classic ‘Planet Rock’ over the years has co-produced and performed with the likes of James Brown, George Clinton, UB40, Fort Knox Five, Leftfield, Jungle Brothers and A Tribe Called Quest among many others.

Bam’s futuristic soundscapes became a major influence in the development of not only hip-hop, but have also been instrumental in laying the foundation for Breaks, Electro, Freestyle, Techno and House music. “Planet Rock” has become arguably the most sampled song in music history, having been remixed and sampled by the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Westbam, George Acosta, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey and countless others. Rap/Metal band Rage Against The Machine also famously covered Bam’s track ‘Renegades of Funk’.

Still extremely active, Bam continues to record, tour and educate, maintaining his status as a living legend and forefather of the art. In 2006, Bam was honored for his incredible achievements by American music channel VH1 at the annual ‘Hip Hip Honors’ show and in 2007; he was nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. More recently, Bam accepted an appointment as visiting scholar at Cornell University where he speaks to classes, meets with students, community groups and performs the music he helped create and expand.

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to sample what a New York City Block Party is all about, live and direct from the Boogie Down Bronx! Be immersed in the knowledge of a master, icon and living treasure that is DJ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA.



International Women Day Tribute: The Women of Soul Mix-tape by Soul of Sydney


Special shout out to all the ladies on International Women’s Day 2013, this is a bit of a tribute mix for you that we put together a few years ago, it featuring a dose of our favorite Soul Funk divas doing their thing.


  1. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
  2. Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
  3. Gwen Mcrae – Funky Sensation
  4. Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  5. Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Extended Version)
  6. Brenda Taylor – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Email us for info on our next secret party, throwing down that real music like thissoulofsydney


SAVE LIVE MUSIC IN SYDNEY: SIGN Petition to save live music in NSW

Petition to save live music in NSW

Labor Loves Live Music is a campaign fighting to revive the live music industry before it is too late. Now that the iconic Annandale Hotel has gone into receivership, after years of vexatious complaints and costly legal cases, it is time for Councils to start promoting instead of prosecuting live music venues.

Dear Local Councillors in New South Wales,

We the undersigned:

Call on all Councils in NSW to immediately adopt a ‘Good Neighbour’ policy that will:

1) End the unnecessary prosecution of live music venues

2) Convene regular meetings between licensees and local residents to resolve noise complaints and protect the rights of existing venues

3) Deliver greater protection to long standing venues against newly arrived neighbours making unreasonable complaints


FREE EVENT: 73’Till Infinity Feat. DJ SOUP (Fonke Knomaads) This Thur Mar 7 @ Marti Cafe (529a King St Newtown)

Lioness & Soul of Sydney present 73 ’til Infinity.. your weekly dose of DOPE, Thursdays at Martini Cafe Newtown.

Quality Hip Hop, Beats, Soul, Funk & Afrobeat every Thursday in Newtown!!

07.03.2013 – Special guest DJ SOUP (Creative Vibes)

Sydney Hip Hop legend and heavy collector DJ Soup joins us this week bringing the Soul, Blues, Funk, Latin, Afro etc..

Indoor/Outdoor areas, 2 x Cocktails for $20, $5 Coronas, great food equals the perfect summer spot.



Soul of Sydney Podcast #49: DJ LambZ aka LuvLace (of The Black President Radio Show) Bootleg Breaks, Bboy Funk Mixtape

Soul of Sydney Podcast #49: DJ LambZ aka LuvLace (of The Black President Radio Show)

Bootlegs, Breaks and Nu-disco Mixtape.


Big ups to brother Lambie who has been bumping out gems like this every Sunday night on Koori Radio.

The Blackpresident Show – Koori Radio 93.7fm (Sydney)
Every Sunday 9pm-12am
streaming: www.gadigal.org.au

“The Blackpresident Show” – Koori Radio 93.7fm (Sydney)
online streaming: www.gadigal.org.au
every Sunday – 9pm-12am
email: theblackpresidentshowm
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Black-President-Show/397872560225991?bookmark_t=page

1. Get Down Edits – Do For Love
2. Nas – Can I (Reflex Remix)
3. Mean Fiddler & Treacherous Three – The Body Rock (Pide Piper Hip Hop Dope Mix)
4. Kartell – Two Step
5. Mashed Up Funk – Tycoons Message
6. Gramatik – U R The One
7. No Requests – I Love Biggie More
8. Dads On Display – Do You Disco
9. Dirty Dubsters ft. Afu Ra – Real Shit
10. Bobby C Sound TV – Ready Steady
11. DJ Maars – Loose Juice
12. Donald Byrd – Wind Paradise (King Most Dub Em’Down Redirection)
13. Funky DL ft. Amy Winehouse – Made For You


Lioness presents FUNKINEVEN (EGLO/APRON/UK) Warehouse party Saturday April 7th


Some Future Soul, Boogie, House, Funk, Drum Machine grooves for those in Sydney with Soul. Lioness presents FunkinEven (Eglo records/UK), Easter Saturday April 7th, amazing BYO warehouse space. Limited $25 presale through www.lioness.net.au $30 on the door.

West London born and raised but currently residing on the East Side of the city, Stevie J aka Funkineven is no stranger to night life and sound system culture. From his Grenadian roots, through to the surroundings of Nottinghill Hill carnival and his families own parties, the speaker stacks and record crates were never too far away… and they haven’t left his sights. Influenced by the music of Prince, Leaders Of The New School, The Neptunes, Larry Heard, Kraftwerk, George Clinton and Masters At Work to name but a few, it’s clear to see why Funkineven’s music displays such a colourful and diverse palette of sounds, styles and tempi. Electronically fusing House, Boogie, Soul, Hip Hop and Techno, Stevie made his debut as the third artist to be released on Eglo records.

+ locals


Soul of Sydney vibes guaranteed.

REGGAE, FUNK, HIP HOP, BOOGIE, Soul of Sydney Podcast #18- The Sunday Warmup Mixtape by DJ Juzzlikedat Feat.James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, MC Solar, Missy Elliot, Prince, Grandmaster Flash, Lake Side, Zapp & Roger, Evelyn Champagne King.

Warmup Mixtape

Just caught the dope mix-tape from local DJ Juzzlikedat originally put together for community radio station Skid Row FM 88.9.

He covers a fair bit of musical ground including a solid dose of Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Boogie, Disco vibes.

A broad range of artists including; James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, MC Solar, Missy Elliot, Prince, Grandmaster Flash, Lake Side, Zapp & Roger, Evelyn Champagne King.

This musical journey takes you thru different eras and continents of black music. Mixed and scratched and highly selected for you! funk lovers
I hope you will enjoy the experience

DJ Juzzlikedat

DJ Juzzlikedat Links:

COSMIC BOOGIE|FUNK|DISCO: Rotating Soul Records – The East Liberty Quarters EP

It always puts a smile on my face whenever QUALITY MUSIC comes our way & this one, did just that with the Super-Fresh Intergalactic Boogie sounds running right through this 6 track EP from Pittsburgh-based trio Rotating Souls. The EP came through as an email just this morning so I don’t  know much about them, but by listening through I would say they are deeply influenced by Giorgio Moroder, as you can hear that classic funky 80’s Synth-Bass vibes running right through the release.

Really digging this and can’t wait to hear more of Rotating Souls.. & props to them for still putting good music like this on on Vinyl too.

The EP is out on Vinyl! & Digital, click for more info:

Soul Of Sydney Podcast #9 – Journey through Cosmic Disco, Boogie & Chicago House Vibes, Mixed By Sloppy Seconds

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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #9

A 75min trip through Cosmic Disco, Boogie and even some classic Chicago House vibes. Presented with luv by Sydney based Re-mixer, DJ, Label Owner and Blogger, Sloppy Seconds.

Download: Here

Time: 75 Mins



01. Bumblebee Unlimited “I Got a Big Bee”
02. Loleatta Holloway “Hit & Run”
03. Skyy “First Time Around” Kenny Dope Main Mix
04. Skyy “First Time Around” Kenny Dope Drums
05. Marlena Shaw “Woman of the Ghetto” 4AM Rework
06. Koto “Chinese Wargames”
07. Toby Tobias “Crocodile Tears”
08. We’re Lofty Volt “Alter Flaw”
09. The Orb “Perpetual Dawn” (Pal Joey Cumulo Nimbus Mix)
10. Kraftwerk “Musique Non Stop”
11. NYC Peech Boys “On A Journey” 12″ Vocal Mix
12. Mantronix “Listen to the Bass”
13. Edwin Birdsong “Son of a Rapper Dapper Snapper”
14. Julia & Company “Breakin’ Down”
15. Whodini “Escape” Instrumental
16. Stevie Nicks “Stand Back”
17. Space Ranger “Phase Fever”
18. Dolle Jolle “Balearic Incarnation” (Todd Terje’s Extra Mix)
19. Larry Heard “Dance of Planet X”

Download: Download: Here

About Sloppy Seconds


Sloppy Seconds is;

A re-edit label (Sloppy Seconds – get it?).  You can find me digitally on Juno for now.  I do have plans to press up vinyl sometime in the near future.  The material that I plan on using for the vinyl releases will be titles exclusive to the wax catalogue (I have a secret stash saved specifically for this purpose).  I’ll let you all know when that happens.

A music resource website. I’ve been collecting vinyl since the early/mid 80’s and have amassed quite an amount of relatively obscure stuff and started the blog as a way to promote lesser known artists and their releases.  Because of the controversy surrounding mp3s I had originally intended to only post titles that are out of print, but I also realized that there are tons of new releases that are equally as amazing that weren’t being promoted very well.  The music selection there varies greatly and includes just about anything that moves me and/or  makes me laugh.  Here’s the addy.  Make yourselves at home.  Beer is in the fridge.


(For the record, I have received numerous emails stating that purchases of posted material were made due to promotion of said titles from the blog.)

And a DJ.  I’ve been DJing for quite some time now.  Most of you have never heard of me, which might have something to do with the severe lack of self promotion over the years – I never liked that part of the job, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the self promotion game needed to be stepped up if I wanted to continue to do this.

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