NEW AUSTRALIAN FUNK: B.M.D.S. by Dizzy Dizcipl (Robotek Records) | [Bboy Funk Break]


We are seriously digging the latest cut from the mighty Dizzy Dizcipl (of Universal Zulu Nation – Chapter 61)

This mature, infectious B-boy-breaks is definitely made with a dance-floor in mind & features an dope rework by Sydney’s legendary DJ & producer, Deejay Mathmatics.

Out on very limited 7” vinyl (and digital) this is certainly one for crate-diggers, DJ’s & anyone who digs the raw instrumental funk energy you might expect from the likes of The Bamboos, Greyboy, The Dap Kings or Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro.

About Dizzy Dizcipl
Dizzy Dizcipl has been into music since the age of 15 when his Mum bought him a pair of Turntables which started his journey into the world of Vinyl Digging.

“I started collecting any records I thought sounded cool, anything that had Breaks in them.”

(The “Break” is the part of the record where usually the drummer has a solo with minimal accompaniment, common in 70’s Funk Records)

From that, Diz continued to expand his knowledge and dig for rare and hard to find records. From his influence of 70’s Jazz-Funk records, Dizzy decided to take up learning and playing music, his weapon of choice: The Rhodes Piano.

“The Rhodes is such a timeless instrument, and as soon as I heard it, I was hooked.”

Dizzy has just released his first debut original Funk 7” Single titled “B.M.D.S.” Which stands for “By My Damn Self” (As he played all the instruments on the recording) an homage to groups like M.F.S.B. and the Philly Soul Movement of the 70’s.

Heavily Inspired By bands like “The Bamboos” and Brand New Heavies, Dizzy manages to capture a classic sound while still keeping a modern flavour for the ears of the new generation.

(You can catch Dizzy & Deejay Mathmatics spinning “The Get Down”

“529 Hunter Street NEWCASTLE @ The Terrace Bar on the 25th September 2015)

For More Information or to Purchase a copy of this limited 7” Release. Head on over to:

https://dizzydizcipl.bandcamp.com

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OLD SCHOOL MIX OF THE DAY / DJ NAIKI at Soul of Sydney New Years Day Block Party 2013 | Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Dancehall vibes [mixtape] [download] [new years eve]


SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD WARM UP RADIO | MIX OF THE DAY / DJ Naiki live at Soul of Sydney NYD 2013 | Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Dancehall

+ Listen to more mixes from our guest selectors at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD WARM UP RADIO


SOUL OF SYDNEY: NYD SPECIAL | Back Room Added, Extended Hours & More DJ’s Added

JAN 1ST 2015 | 2PM – LATE | $5-10 (pre-sale)
@ SECRET FUNK OASIS (5 mins from CBD)

AN AFTERNOON FEEL-GOOD FUNK, New York DISCO + OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP jams, early HOUSE vibes & BEYOND

Tickets | $5 (Sold Out) // $10 (Very Limited)
Web / www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Facebook Event / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends.

Strictly for the LOVE | Afternoon Feel-Good Funk Vibes + Old School classic party jams & beyond.

Featuring: Live STREET ART | SOUL TRAIN | BBOY & DANCE Showcase | Live HAIR BRAIDING & more
★★ Positive People | Dancing in the Key of Life ★★

At a SECRET FUNK OASIS (5 minutes from Sydney CBD, released only to ticket holders)

Tickets | $5 (Sold Out) // $10 (Very Limited)

Web / www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
Facebook Event / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

MIXTAPES, INFO, VIDEOS & TIX

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty


MUSIC by:
Sydney Godfathers of Funk

★ ALL SOULED OUT DJ’s /
★ STEPHEN FERRIS (Mornings – FBI Radio) & GRAHAM MANDROULES

plus
SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s and friends
SIMON CALDWELL (Mad Racket – FBI Radio)
MIKE WHO (Stolen Records – FBI Radio, Astral People, Pineapple Republic)

MEEM (Back to Funk Radio– 2ser)
JAMES LOCKSMITH (DUST – Dubai)
PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House)
DJ CMAN (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
+
SUPERBREAK, EDSEVEN, DJ NAIKI, DJ SAYWHUT?! and more.

OVER TWO ROOMS.

STREET ART:

Live Sydney Street Art Showcase by Billy Kid & friends.


HAIR BRAIDING

★Live Hair Braiding by Eden Stylez


ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015

SOUL OF SYDNEY return after a very memorable 2014 of parties for their fourth NEW YEARS DAY (and new years day night) for an afternoon (and evening) of FEEL-GOOD POSITIVE PARTY VIBES.

Expect and afternoon of feel-good funk jams, soul, bboy breaks, roller-boogie, classic hip hop jams and early house vibes as they bring in 2015 our extended SOUL FAMILY in the only way we know how, with good music, positive people dancing in key of life.

Previous NYD events have become infamous, after setting up some very memorable events at all kinds of fresh party spaces, including;

NYD JAN 1 2012 – Soul of Sydney Block Party Picnic (Newtown)

NYD JAN 1 2013 – Soul of Sydney Roof Top Block Party (Broadway)
NYD JAN 1 2014 – Soul of Sydney Courtyard Block Party (Sydney CBD)

For the 2015 installment you can expect more of the same FEEL-GOOD party spirit, a throw back to better days when KOOL HERC & GRANDMASTER FLASH, LARRY LEVAN & FRANKIE KNUCKLES were headline DJ’s.

This year they bring in the new year in a fresh indoor/outdoor oasis (5 mins from CBD) with one of the most vibrant and positive crowds in Sydney and one of the only places where DJ’s, Dancers, Bboys and Disco heads all meet to party bonded by a love for FUNK based music in all its forms.

Check out videos, mix tapes and photos of previous events at www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

About SOUL OF SYDNEY Collective |

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Launched as a collective in 2009 as a new-years resolution between FUNK and SOUL devotees who were disenchanted with the state of music in Sydney & knew they wanted to do something to help their scene grow.

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

Inspired by recent trips to New York’s ‘Body and Soul’, LA’s ‘The Do Over’ as well as the musical ideals and legacy of some of the DJ’s, Clubs and producers who laid the foundation for HIP HOP, DISCO & HOUSE they aimed to bring their own brand of feel-good party spirit to Sydney and to showcase the DJ and Dance talent of our city.

They have sought to encourage an atmosphere where DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and Musicians meet away from the usual late night bar and club situation, something on a Sunday afternoon where dancers and DJ’s connect through music in a more relaxed and personal setting.

From humble beginnings in 2009 as a blog, they started to host a series of infamous Sunday afternoon block parties, picnics and events in various locations around Sydney by late 2011. Always keeping it fresh with a new secret location (released only to ticket holders), they have thrown parties in all kinds of interesting spaces including; public parks, carparks, laneways, rooftops, warehouse spaces, courtyards and fresh restaurant spaces around town and more recently Bondi Beach Skate Ramp for their reunion picnic 2014.

ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY

Back in 2011 SOUL OF SYDNEY collective took a chance purely as a couple of music heads on a sunny Sunday afternoon to throw a one off secret Sunday afternoon picnic. They set up turntables, and a small sound system in a park in the inner west Sydney with a simple idea to bring FEEL-GOOD FUNK & SOUL music in an environment where people had the freedom express themselves, where dancers connected with DJ’s and DJ’s had the freedom to play anything they were feeling. The idea was to try to bring something different for people who were too old for bars and clubs and way too young to give up on music in a unique kid friendly environment in park.

Inspired by the musical ideals of early DISCO, HIP HOP and HOUSE pioneers such as; David Mancuso’s The Loft (NYC), Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage, Kool Herc’s Block Parties, Ron Hardy, Grandmaster Flash and Frankie Knuckles, they wanted to throwback to the roots of those scenes with an open music policy focused dance floor expression and a more inclusive environment.

Three years on those musical ethics have not changed, still very open you can expect to hear an everything from the likes of; James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles just to name a few in a throw back to better days.

Musically you can expect DJ’s to cover some serious ground, from Afro-Beat, Funk, New York Disco, Roller Boogie jams to early Chicago House vibes, classic Hip Hop jams beyond. It is a rare situation where DJ’s have the freedom to play more of the music that inspired them, their musical ROOTS and INSPIRATIONS which they wouldn’t normally be able to play in usual bar and club sets.

SOUL OF SYDNEY are also collaborating with a host of Sydney creatives to also showcase a various street culture elements around the music. They have been working to bring many unique aspects to the events, including live street art, individual designed clothing, live hair braiding, live dance showcases by the likes of SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT, BILLY KID, EDEN STYLEZZ (Hair Braiding) just to name a few.

SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 WARM UP RADIO | Check out sounds from the DJ’s playing on the day for an idea of the kind of vibes you can expect.

Listen to Soul of Sydney Radio ! –>

SOUL OF SYDNEY LINKS:
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
www.twitter.com/soulofsydney

Images of previous Soul of Sydney Secret Parties, Afternoon Jams & Picnics

Mix of the Day: MEEM (Back to Funk Radio – 2ser) live at SOUL OF SYDNEY FEB 2013 | Bboy Boogie, Breaks, Old School Hip Hop




Check out some of the sounds you can expect at Soul of Sydney with this special live set, featuring Sydney FUNK DON, MEEM live in the mix for a set he played way back in Feb 2013.

1.5 hours of the finest in Soul, Funk, Rare Groove Hip Hop and Afro vibes recorded from 4pm earlier this year.

NEXT SOUL OF SYDNEY | JAN 1 2015 | FEEL-GOOD FUNK + OLD SCHOOL PARTY JAMS | HOSTED BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS & FRIENDS.

Facebook Event / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Music / Feel-Good Funk, Soul, New York Disco, Old School Hip Hop, Early House Vibes & Beyond.

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Tickets / www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

Music by Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia + Soul of Sydney-DJ’s & friends + more tba

After some amazing NYD jams and a pretty solid 2014, we are back for our forth SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD OLD SCHOOL FUNK THROWDOWN.

For everyone who made our NYD jams special the last couple of years than you know exactly what to expect. An afternoon of feel-good music and proper party vibes with some of the nicest souls on the planet.

After some pretty memorable throw-downs over the last couple of years, including;

NYD JAN 1 2012 – Parkside NYD Picnic
NYD JAN 1 2013 – Roof top NYD Block NYD
NYD JAN 1 2014 – Courtyard NYD Block Party

We are looking to celebrate the start of a new year all over again with our extended SOUL FAMILY on the funkiest dance-floor on the planet. Look out for line up and info dropping very soon.

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Tickets / www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

Soul of Sydney Secret NYD Rooftop Party – Jan 1 2013

Soul of Sydney Secret Basement Jam – March 2013

SOUL OF SYDNEY | NYD PICNIC | JAN 1 2012 @ SECRET PARK LOCATION

SOUL OF SYDNEY | NYD COURTYARD JAM – JAN 1 2014

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Tickets / www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

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Past EVENTS!

THE GROOVE DEALERS 4 DECK TAKEOVER @ SOUL OF SYDNEY SUNDAY OCT 26 | Sydney Hip Hop


GdTHE GROOVE DEALERS (Live)

4 turntable take over

@ SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY

SUNDAY Oct 26

feat. Soul of Sydney crowd favorites playing DJ Cman, Adverse, Juzzlikedat, Makoto, Carratgold

playing back to back on 4 decks for an extended old school party set of classic funk, hip hop joints and beyond.

THE GROOVE DEALERS will also be throwing down the goodness at SOUL OF SYDNEY with a 4 turntable takeover showcase with some of Soul of Sydney favorite sons, DJ CMAN (Mama Feel-Good funk collective) + DJ ADVERSE (The Groove Dealers) + JUZZLIKEDAT (Legarage Hair & Records) + CARATGOLD & Friends.

Strictly afternoon funk, hip hop and old school party jams.

★Join FB Event /
www.facebook.com/events/1550753405154064/

About THE GROOVE DEALERS /
Reigning from the heart of Sydney City, This group of DJ and music enthusiasts thrive not only because of their connection to real hip hop, jazz, funk and Afro inspired music, but also because of their ability to grow and change.Their extensive experience, music knowledge and independence has allowed them to explore and incorporate from unexpected sources, resulting in a party atmosphere uniquely their own. .

SOUL OF SYDNEY GODFATHERS OF FUNK FUND-RAISER FOR STEPHEN FERRIS | SUNDAY SEPT 14 + LIve SYdney Street Art Project Showcase


SOUL OF SYDNEY SECRET NYD JAM – JAN 1 2013

★ SOUL OF SYDNEY GOD FATHERS OF FUNK FUNDRAISER SPECIAL ★ This Sunday Sept 14 / 1pm

★ Info – Tix $5-$10 at http://www.facebook.com/events/1538465059721386/

★★ AFTERNOON FEEL-GOODFUNK, SOUL, DISCO + OLD SCHOOL PARTY VIBES & BEYOND ★★

★★ LIMITED CAPACITY FUNDRAISER JAM IN AN INTIMATE PARTY SPACE, PUT ON BY SYDNEY’S SOUL FUNK FAMILY STRICTLY FOR THE LOVE ★

❤ MUSIC:

Sydney SOUL & FUNK Don’s

★ Hosted by RODNEY O

★ All Souled Out DJs
★ Stephen Ferris (FBI – Morning Show)
★ Graham Mandroules
★Thomas Crown
★ Sani (Sydney’s Soul, Funk Queen)
★ Morphingaz
★ Edseven (Lioness Presents)
★ Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House)
★ DJ Cman (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
+ Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends TBA

❤ Live Sydney Streetartproject Showcase feat:
★ Styna
★ Cheeky

Info / http://www.facebook.com/sydneystreetartproject

★About The Party:
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Sydney’s extended Soul, Funk Family come together behind one of our favorite sons who had all his DJ equipment had stolen by thieves a couple of days ago.

We are collectively hosting another Godfathers of Funk afternoon event on from 1pm with some of original SOUL & FUNK Don’s and some of our favorite selectors throwing down the feel-good vibes for a very good cause.

Party kicks off from 1pm at a secret location (5 mins from CBD).

Expect an afternoon of positive vibes, Feel-Good Funk, Soul, Disco, Boogie & Old School Party Jams & Beyond + Live Sydney Street Art Project showcase + Soul Train and Bboy Showcase and more.

★ Info – Tix $5-$10 at http://www.facebook.com/events/1538465059721386/

Info http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

★ SOUL OF SYDNEY GOD FATHERS OF FUNK FUNDRAISER SPECIAL ★

Tix/ http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/soul-of-sydney-godfathers-of-funk-fundraiser-special-sun-sep-14-1pm-tickets-12902280067

★SUN SEP 14 – 1pm @ Secret Funk Oasis

(5 mins from Sydney CBD) ★

feat. Sydney’s FUNK Don’s

★ ALL SOULED OUT DJ’s | STEPHEN FERRIS & GRAHAM MANDROULES + MC RODNEY O.
★THOMAS CROWN
★ Sani
★ Mickey Morphingaz
+ Friends.

SUNDAY SEPT 14 – 1pm @ Secret Funk Oasis (5 MINS FROM CBD)

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★★ AFTERNOON FEEL-GOODFUNK, SOUL, DISCO + OLD SCHOOL PARTY VIBES & BEYOND ★★

★★ LIMITED CAPACITY FUNDRAISER JAM IN AN INTIMATE PARTY SPACE, PUT ON BY SYDNEY’S SOUL FUNK FAMILY STRICTLY FOR THE LOVE ★

❤ MUSIC:

Hosted by RODNEY O

★ All Souled Out DJs
★ Stephen Ferris (FBI – Morning Show)
★ Graham Mandroules
★Thomas Crown
★ Sani (Sydney’s Soul, Funk Queen)
★ Edseven (Lioness Presents)
★ Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House)
★ DJ Cman (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)

+ Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends TBA

Live SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT SHOWCASE feat.

Styna | http://www.facebook.com/artbystyna
Cheeky | http://www.cheekyobserver.com/

★About The Party:
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Sydney’s extended Soul, Funk Family come together behind one of our favorite sons who had his DJ and production equipment stolen by thieves a couple of days ago.

We are collectively hosting another Godfathers of Funk afternoon event on Sunday Sept 14 from 1pm. Featuring some of Sydney’s original SOUL & FUNK Don’s and some of our favorite selectors throwing down the feel-good vibes for a very good cause.

Party kicks off from 1pm at a secret location (5 mins from CBD).

Expect an afternoon of positive vibes, Feel-Good Funk, Soul, Disco, Boogie & Old School Party Jams & Beyond…
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★ Info.
http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

★LIVE SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT SHOWCASE feat. ★Styna and ★Cheeky
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Introducing ★ CHEEKY (www.cheekyobserver.com) & ★ STYNA (Art by Styna), the two immensely talented artists who will be joining us this Sunday to paint as part of live Sydney Street Art Project.

Be sure to check out there amazing work on the links below, both artists have generously donated their time and their talent to be part of the event. Works will be for sale on the day and online via the links below.

★ About CHEEKY ★
WHO

Though I like to travel under the pseudonym “Cheeky Observer”, my real name is Alicia McFadzean.

★ PHILOSOPHY
I love detail, intimacy and that cathartic moment of transformation when a work takes on a life of its own.

I make mistakes.

I look to the world as my teacher in the design space. I like to think that I can learn just as easily from graffiti on the street, as I can a textbook or a computer screen.
I have an insatiable craving for life and all the weird and wonderful things in it. I want to capture these things, piece by piece, and share them with you.

Links /
http://www.cheekyobserver.com/
http://instagram.com/cheekyobserver
http://twitter.com/cheekyobserver

★About STYNA ★

Christina Huynh is a freelance artist and graphic designer based in the suburbia of Sydney’s West. Working under the alias of STYNA, her work is a reflection of the contrast between wildlife and human nature.

Christina mixes human behaviour with animal characteristics and in doing so she tries to illustrate underlying themes of movement and momentum. Although her work is mainly figurative, Christina’s drawings are based on the highs, lows and in-betweens of her life.

Her favourite medium is fusing watercolours with a ballpoint pen however as of late, Christina is delving into the adventurous world of acrylics and spray paint.

★ LINKS:
Website: http://christinahuynh.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artbystyna
Tumblr: http://stynabyna.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/stynabyna

Check out more Street Art and Info at http://www.sydneystreetartproject.com and http://www.facebook.com/sydneystreeetartproject.

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Introducing the two immensely talented artists who will be joining us this Sunday to do their thing live as part of live Sydney Street Art Project. Be sure to check out there amazing work on the links below.

CHEEKY /

WHO

Though I like to travel under the pseudonym “Cheeky Observer”, my real name is Alicia McFadzean.

PHILOSOPHY

I love detail, intimacy and that cathartic moment of transformation when a work takes on a life of its own.

I make mistakes.

I look to the world as my teacher in the design space. I like to think that I can learn just as easily from graffiti on the street, as I can a textbook or a computer screen.

I have an insatiable craving for life and all the weird and wonderful things in it. I want to capture these things, piece by piece, and share them with you.

Links /
http://www.cheekyobserver.com/
http://instagram.com/cheekyobserver
http://twitter.com/cheekyobserver

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STYNA /

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About Styna /

Christina Huynh is a freelance artist and graphic designer based in the suburbia of Sydney’s West. Working under the alias of STYNA, her work is a reflection of the contrast between wildlife and human nature.

Christina mixes human behaviour with animal characteristics and in doing so she tries to illustrate underlying themes of movement and momentum. Although her work is mainly figurative, Christina’s drawings are based on the highs, lows and in-betweens of her life.

Her favourite medium is fusing watercolours with a ballpoint pen however as of late, Christina is delving into the adventurous world of acrylics and spray paint.

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LINKS:

Website: http://christinahuynh.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artbystyna
Tumblr: http://stynabyna.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/stynabyna

Events/ Exhibitions:

  • 2014 ‘Heads & Tails Exhibition, A Styna and Cheeky Collaboration’ – The Commune
  • 2014 RawNewcastle Communique Show – The Great Northern Hotel
  • 2014 Live art at South King Block Party – The Commune
  • 2014 Awaken Exhibition – Whitehouse Institute of Design
  • 2014 Live art at Bring it on Festival – Artist Isle Crew
  • 2014 Live art at Stockland Mall – Artist Isle Crew
  • 2014 Live art at StreetFest – Food Trucks United
  • 2013 Live art at The Royal Basel Artprize – Lo-Fi Collective
  • 2013 The Royal Basel Artprize Final Exhibition – Lo-Fi Collective
  • 2013 RawSydney Translations Show – The Roxy Parramatta
  • 2011 ‘Made’ Graduation Exhibition – Cockle Bay Wharf
  • 2011 ‘Burrow’ International Zine fair – Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 2011 “Design is Difference” agIdeas – RMIT Design Exchange

Publications:

  • 2013 Red Book Art Prize – Stupid Krap
  • 2012 A4 LAB Magazine Purity Issue
  • 2011 Made Graduation Exhibition

Check out more Street Art and Info at www.sydneystreetartproject.com and www.facebook.com/sydneystreeetartproject.

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★ABOUT OUR DJ’s
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★ Stephen Ferris ★

Stephen, the first DJ and eldest of Sydney’s famous Ferris brothers (dubbed “our Cosa Nostra” by UK soul DJ Norman Jay) started his career in San Francisco in the late 70’s. It was this sojourn to the US that introduced him to what was to become his lifelong passion – soul – be it fashioned in disco, funk, hip-hop, latin, house, jazz or pop.

He arrived back in Sydney in the early 80’s and rejected the prevalent European trends of new wave, romanticism and gothic promoting a funk night at “The Watermelon Club” with his long term collaborator Andy Glitre. Opening in Kings Cross in 1982 on a Monday night, the pair soon outgrew the venue, and moved to The Berlin Club at Jamieson Street playing to a Tuesday night crowd of 1,500 weekly.

From 1984 – 1988 Stephen fronted pop/funk band Flotsam Jetsam. The band enjoyed considerable success releasing five singles and an EP, touring extensively throughout the country, and supporting major overseas acts A-Ha, Queen and Simply Red. Towards the late 80’s Stephen was back as an influential DJ in both the club scene and the emerging dance party scene appearing at the R.A.T., Fun, Mardi Gras,and Sweatbox parties at the Hordern Pavilion and Royal Hall of Industries culminating with the ‘end of the decade’ R.A.T. party with Grace Jones and 20,000 strong crowd.

The late 80’s also saw Stephen move into radio with his national dance show “The Rhythm Method” broadcast on Triple J on Saturday nights successfully until 1993.

In the early 90’s he started promoting the hugely successful “All Souled Out” – Wednesday at Rogues attracting performances by Sisters Sledge, Thelma Houston, Diana King and KC (without his Sunshine Band!). It was the club of choice for private parties for visitors such as Prince, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jose Carreras, and Gerard Depardieu. During this time he also wrote a monthly column for Juice magazine, Rhythm Method.

A collaboration with his brother John in 1999 produced the soundtrack for the City of Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Throughout the 90’s whilst continuing his club DJ work (see below for details), he emerged as the DJ of choice for any important Sydney social occasion from Bryan Brown & Sam Neill’s 50th Birthday party to a private party for Bill Gates’ visit to James Packer’s wedding. Recently he has been responsible for the success of functions for corporate clients such as Armani, Givenchy, Sony, Austereo, Channel 7, Universal, Columbia Tristar, Village Roadshow, Murdoch Magazines, Clemenger, Macquarie Bank, News Ltd BMW, Mercedes Benz, Fashion Week, NRL, Boston Consulting, Chanel, Warners, Foxtel, Bentley and Benetton amongst others for jobs from film premieres and wrap parties to fashion collections and launches.

Clubs that have showcased Stephen’s unique DJ-ing talent over the years include Kinselas, Soho, Spagos, Hip Hop Club, Kommotion, Ozone, Freezer, Q Bar, Embassy, Goodbar, Home and Yu. He has worked alongside international DJ’s Frankie Knuckles, Paul Oakenfeld, Graham Park, Mike Pickering, Norman Jay, Gilles Peterson and Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim), all of whom speak highly and respectfully of his skill. DJ supports include; Fatboy Slim, Scissor Sisters, Norman Jay, Franie Knuckles, INXS and Grace Jones to name a few. Back to radio in 2000 with All Souled Out at Rhythm FM which built a solid following, seconded to sister station Kiss FM in Melbourne for a short stint in 2001.

FBi 94.5fm beckoned in 2003 and has since held down the morning shift WED to FRI with regular segments including Theatre with Terry Serio “Funk Flashback” with Josh Beagley and the recently podcasting Rugby League hit “Fire Up!” with Brett Oaten. Also moonlighting on James Valentine’s afternoon show on ABC 702 as a musical guest host.

And his penultimate gig, the annual school disco at Darlinghust Public School with the toughest audience in the world, his son and his school mates.

★ Graham Mandroules ★

“A gardener of funky delights of long standing, Graham has been in involved in the music industry in numerous capacities.

Dj, record label owner, promoter, manager, ARIA judge, music consultant, journalist, mentor, booking agent, marketing & promotions, festival director, producer, stage manager, event co-ordinator, radio and many other shapeshifting manifestations.

Graham has performed at probably too many nightclubs, festivals, dance parties, corporate and other events including The Playground Weekender Festival, The Big Day Out, Vibes on a Summers Day, Good Vibrations, Sydney Festival events, The Sydney Olympics, RAT Parties, All Souled Out, International tours, New Years Eve & New Years Day events too numerous to list.

Listing all the artists that he has worked with would appear to be shameless namedropping, though he does have lots of stories to tell to the curious.

Not entirely sure about what he wants to be when he grows up, Graham will continue playing and making music until such time that he is visited by “The Destroyer of Delights and the Parter of Companions.”

★★★ Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio ★★
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Listen –> http://www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney/

★Tix $10 (Very Limited –>
https://soulofsydney.org/blockparty/

★Info: soulofsydney@gmail.com

♫ Mixtapes: Check out podcasts from the DJ’s playing on the day for an idea of the kind of vibes you can expect.

♫ Listen to Soul of Sydney Radio ! –>
http://www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney

★For videos of our block party jams check out videos and info here:
http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty/media_set?set=vb.100001361822608&type=2

★ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY
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Created in November 2009, Soul of Sydney is an independent, artist run collective who are bonded by a love of ‘funk’ based music. Our people include DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers who have come together to promote and support the music we love in this city, and the street culture around it.

Soul of Sydney Block Party is our monthly Sunday musical afternoon (12-9pm) feast. Focused on a family orientated get together, DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and musicians come down to share & enjoy some of the music they love in a completely different environment, outside of bars or clubs.
We have an ‘open decks, open mic & open dance floor’ policy just to keep it personal and give everyone a chance to do their thing where locals can come down as our guests outside of a usual club set.

Music styles generally sit at a safe middle ground of Soul, Funk, Disco and a fair bit of Jazz & golden era hip hop stuff too with artists James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan among the playlist.

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Past EVENTS!

PODCAST: BBOY CLASSIC BEAT HEAVY HIP HOP & BREAKS: DJ DP ONE (Brooklyn NYC) ‘Aggressive Approach’ | Electro funk breaks golden era hip hop


Our Boy DJ DP ONE showing off some of the bboy break and beat heavy hip hop vibes he will be throwing down at the ‘Funk Fundraiser’ Jam in a couple of weeks, check out this for a hype mixtape.

Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #111: DJ DP One (Heavy Hitters, Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC)

Aggressive Approach | Beat Heavy Hip Hop Mixtape.

★★ NEXT SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCKPARTY ★★ ‘The FUNK Fund-Raiser’ Block Party (Sun Oct 27) feat. DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitters, Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC)

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for info



Get the last few $5 donation/tickets here

Our main man, DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitters, Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC) droped this dope beat heavy bboy inspired hip hop mixtape about a month ago.

Time: 1 hour 17 mins
Style: Classic Hip Hop Beats & Breaks
Mixed by: DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitters, Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC)

Tracklist:
1. AGGRESSIVE APPROACH INTRO – HOT 97’S DJ ENUFF & DP ONE
2. SO WHATCHA SAYIN’ – EPMD
3. I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL – ERIC B. RAKIM
4. SUCKER MC’S – RUN DMC
5. ALL FOR ONE – BRAND NUBIAN
6. THE CHOICE IS YOURS – BLACK SHEEP
7. MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT – LL COOL J
8. YO THAT’S THAT SHIT – DIAMOND D
9. LIVE AT THE BBQ – MAIN SOURCE
10. CAN I GET OPEN – ORIGINAL FLAVOR
11. THE PHUNCKY FEEL ONE – CYPRESS HILL
12. ROAD TO THE RICHES – KOOL G. RAP
13. BACK TO THE GRILL – MC SERCH
14. THE GAS FACE – 3RD BASE
15. JUST TO GET A REP – GANG STARR
16. HOW I COULD JUST KILL A MAN – CYPRESS HILL
17. TRUE FU-SCHNICK – FU-SCHNICKENS
18. I AIN’T NO JOKE – ERIC B. & RAKIM
19. POISON – KOOL G. RAP & DJ POLO
20. GOLD DIGGER – EPMD
21. THREAT DEDICATION
22. T.R.O.Y. – PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH
23. HERE WE GO – ORIGNAL FLAVOR
24. SCENARIO/SCENARIO REMIX – TRIBE CALLED QUEST
25. LICK THE BALLS JUGGLE – DP ONE
26. GUEST APPEARANCE BY FAT FINGAZ
27. LICK THE BALLS – SLICK RICK
28. STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON – N.W.A.
29. RATED R – REDMAN
30. PARTY AND BULLSHIT – BIGGIE SMALLS
31. PUNKS JUMP UP TO GET BEAT DOWN – BRAND NUBIAN
32. WHO GOT THE PROPS – BLACK MOON
33. GUEST APPEARANCE BY GI JOE
34. 93′ TIL INFINITY – SOUL OF MISCHIEF
35. LOOKING AT THE FRONT DOOR – MAIN SOURCE
36. SOUL CLAP – SHOWBIZ AND AG
37. HIP HOP JUNKIES – NICE AND SMOOTH
38. FUNKY FOR YOU – NICE AND SMOOTH
39. FUNKY DP MIX – DP ONE
40. J. BEEZ COMIN’ THROUGH – JUNGLE BROTHERS
41. PAPER THIN – MC LYTE
42. RETURN OF THE BOOM BAP – KRS 1
43. GUEST APPEARANCE BY BLOWOUT
44. FAKIN’ THE FUNK – MAIN SOURCE
45. GUEST APPEARANCE BY MISTA SINISTA
46. DON’T SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE – ERIC B. AND RAKIM
47. SPELLBOUND – K SOLO
48. METHOD MAN – METHOD MAN
49. POPPA LARGE – ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’S
50. REAL SOLO PLEASE STAND UP – K SOLO
51. RAMPAGE 2003 – ANCIENTS FEAT. C-RAYZ WALZ CUTZ BY BLOWOUT
52. RAMPAGE – EPMD

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★★ NEXT PARTY ★★ ‘The FUNK Fund-Raiser’ Block Party (Sun Oct 27) feat. DJ DP ONE (Brooklyn NYC)

The 2SER Supporter Drive 2013 Closing Party.

1PM @ SECRET FUNK OASIS.

Kid Friendly Vibes – Live Street-Art –
Afternoon Soul, Funk, B-Boy Breaks & Hip Hop Vibes –
2ser (107.3 FM) Radio Fund-Rasier

All ticket profit going to help 2SER radiothon.

Tickets;

$5 – Early Bird Ticket / Donations (On Sale Now)

Get Tickets Here –> www.dashtickets.com.au/event/hx2y0m691

Music by
DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitters, Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC)

+ Local Support by;
Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
Shan Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser)
Paris Groovescooter (Jumping The Gap – 2ser)
Phil Toke
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia
DJ SayWhut

+ Live Sydney Street-Art Project Showcase feat. Billy Kid

Facebook Event–> www.facebook.com/events/187166934801778/

About the Event:

Soul of Sydney have teamed up with our good friends at Groove Therapy Radio & 2SER (107.3 FM) to bring you the ‘Funk Fund-raiser’ Block Party !

A kid friendly afternoon SOUL, FUNK throw down to close out the 2013 2SER (107.3 FM) supporter driv, feat. legendary B-Boy DJ, DP ONE (Heavy Hitters. Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC) + Local Support by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & friends.

We are honored to be able to give a little love back to the much loved community radio station, 2SER (107.3 FM), the station and its specialist shows have been a massive reason we even started Soul of Sydney & have always been the first to support us any time with events and projects.

As keen listeners since the late 90’s, the station has always provided such a fresh sound to Sydney’s air-waves, flying the flag for all things Soulful & Funky with the dopest selection of New/Old (Soul, Funk, Disco & Hip Hop, House & Afro-Beat) sounds on seminal shows including; ‘Back To Funk’, ‘Groove Therapy’, ‘Departure Lounge’, ‘Soul Glow’, ground breaking events and some of the most supportive staff and presenters around.

They played a massive part in getting us into so much of the Soul & Funk sounds that built Soul of Sydney around, we are honored to be able to give a bit back to the station that has shaped all of us at Soul of Sydney as Music Fans, DJ’s & Block Party organizers.

This is a throw-down is put together strictly for the love, for a good cause with ticket/donation profits go directly to the station to help keep the radio station on air for Sydney.

About DP ONE
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Born, raised, and still residing in Brooklyn, New York, Daniel A. Pinero p.k.a DP One has spent most of his life immersed in Hip Hop. As a DJ, b-boy, and even occasionally lacing the mic with some rhymes as an emcee, he puts an immense amount of effort into keeping Hip Hop moving in a positive direction. Besides spinning at parties and b-boy jams around the New York City area as an active member of the Heavy Hitters and Turntable Anihilists, he serves as a resident DJ of two internet radio shows, and has toured internationally with notable artists such as Lauryn Hill, Estelle, John Legend, J-Live, Q-Unique, and Wordsworth. He has also been involved in various high-profile events such as the first Red Bull BC One battle in North America, which was held in New York City and hosted by KRS One.

Born in 1977, DP One began to hone his DJ skills at the young age of fourteen, in the midst of what many consider to be the “Golden Era” of Hip Hop. As a DJ he credits a lot of his foundation to the Alava family, who had the first DJ setup DP ever laid his eyes upon. It was with the Alavas that he deejayed his first house parties, which served as his first glimpses into life as a DJ. Additionally, DJ’s Enuff, Vandal, and Tchak Nasty introduced him to battle videos, taught him his first scratch patterns, and inspired him to enter his first competition. He was later exposed to b-boying by A-B-Girl of the Domestic Apes Crew, which proved to be advantageous to his career as a DJ. He became familiar with break beats and the type of music that brought out the best in various dancers, and applied this knowledge to spinning at b-boy jams and battles, establishing his name as one of the premier talents in the scene. DP, an active member of the Universal Zulu Nation and Supreme Beings, served as the resident DJ of the well-known Braggin’ Rites battles, which have been re-established as of October 2009, and also held down the wheels of steel at notable battles such as Kings of NY, Bboy Massacre, the 2007 Zulu Nation Anniversary, The Battle On Shaolin, and the Skill Methodz 10th Year Anniversary.

While he was making a name for himself amidst the b-boys and b-girls of New York City, DP was still making sure that he was making moves in other realms of Hip Hop as well. As his DJ career progressed, he had the opportunity to DJ for the likes of Miri-Ben-Ari, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Estelle and John Legend. His cuts and scratches have been featured on a multitude of tracks, including those of artists such as Pumpkinhead, Jadakiss, Marco Polo, Immortal Technique, Kurious Jorge and Statik Selektah. He also teamed up with DJ’s Blowout, Xplor, and GI Joe to form a crew known as Turntable Anihilists, who have been living up to the name for quite a few years by releasing various mixtapes that have received positive reviews, including the Fire Your DJ and Underworld series. He has also appeared on TV shows such as MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 episode about Star Trak recording artist Teyana Taylor. DP even performed in a Broadway play entitled Soular Power’d, produced by Kwik Step and Rokafella of Full Circle Productions. This opened the door to another Broadway opportunity in the form of NY Hip Hop Legends, produced by Rennie Harris. Both productions ran successfully for three weeks at the prestigious New Victory Theatre in NYC. Besides performing in New York hotspots such as SOB’s and the Nuyorican Poets Café, DP One has performed on various continents, rocking shows in Colombia, South Africa, Japan, Iceland and in nearly every country in Western Europe. Currently, thanks in part to the growth of technology and the internet, DP one showcases his talent for free to the world, in the form of two internet radio shows. He is one of the resident DJ’s for The Wax Cafe on pncradio.fm from 5pm to 7pm (EST) Fridays, with host Social Ebonics. He also appears every Wednesday night on The B Side with DJ Enuff & DJ Quiz from 10pm to 12am onwww.alistradio.net.

Although DP One places emphasis on showcasing the positivity that Hip Hop has to offer to the world and making sure that he is contributing to the progression of the various art forms that it encompasses, he takes this same approach to a smaller scale and strives for progression on a personal level. As a person who is constantly seeking to learn different scratch patterns, perfect a new routine, and dig through crates for hidden gems, he continues to grow and expand his knowledge and skills as a b-boy, DJ, and emcee, as styles, music, and technology evolve as well. The sky is the limit for DP One as he looks forward to nothing but bigger and better things to come in the future.

More info
www.soulofsydney.org
www.ourhousesydney.com
www.spiritofhouse.com.au
@soulofsydney