DISCO, DEEP HOUSE: Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Remix)


Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles’ Hallucinogenic MIX)

This was a classic Disco cut to begin with & when someone like Frankie Knuckles gets hold of the masters, you know its going to be a special moment in HOUSE music.  If you ask me it is also one of the finest bits of remixing work he has ever put his name to.  The man just seems to have a such a great ablity to remix R&B & Soul into a House like nobody else.
Have a look at some of the artsits he has remixed;

I am looking for this on vinyl too if anyone has it for sale please get in touch at facebook.

CHICAGO HOUSE CLASSIC: Adonis – No Way Back (1986) TRAX RECORDS


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Its all about THAT BASS! one of my favorites Chicago House tunes, and great to still hear it getting times played on more then a few occasions around Sydney too. I heard Simon Caldwell drop this at Mad Racket in Marrickville on more then a few occasions and also the lads at HAHA warehouse parties don’t mind pulling this one out either.

Adonis is a Chicago acid house pioneer who made his name with the classic 1986 tracks ‘No Way Back’ and ‘We’re Rockin Down The House’.

Adonis recorded many innovative and influential dance tracks. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, Adonis was introduced to music at a young age. He played bass guitar with several jazz and funk bands and was eventually introduced to a raw and untamed art form that was brewing in Chicago. The art form is now called house music worldwide which subsequently spawned acid house, techno, trance and drum & bass.

As “Michael A. Smith“, he was a member of the band Clockwork. They recorded “I’m Your Candy Girl”, a post-disco boogie song.

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DJ Rahaan (Chicago) & El Chino mix live on ‘Departure Lounge’ Radio (2ser) Sydney Australia.


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Elchinos’ special international co-pilot direct from Chicago, USA, the big man Rahaan returns to Sydney to bring the heat back into the cockpit..

Rahaan has been laying down sets spanning everything from jacking house, deep disco, boogie and funk since the 80`s…also drops from Kissey Asplund,Radiohead, Submotion Orchestra, Digital Mystik,james Pants,Mark dClive Lowe….

Departure Lounge
Flight 2603
Saturday 26 March2011
w. DJ Rahaan (Detroit)

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Elchino’s Just Friends Selection

Hush/Nostalgia 77/Future Thoughts
Creep/Kissey Aspund/cd-r
Bloom/Radiohead/Ficker Tape
All Yours/Submotion Ochestra
Love You to Life/Grace Jones(Digital Mystikz mx)
Pressure/Quadron/cd-r
Glory/Stac(Ashley Beedle rmx/Wah Wah 45
I Choose You/James Pants/Stones Throw

Rahaan Jet Lagged Mix

Danger/Rahaan Re-edit
Disco Crazy/Al Kent edit
Last Lover/Rahaan
In My Fantasy/Tortured Soul
Beautiful/Peven Everett
Light Aery/Ogris Debris
Ley’s Ingroove/Turbulent Time
Music/Peven Everett
Cosmic Lust/Rahaan Edit
The Blessing Song/Shirley Eubanks
Crazy/Black Coffee

Church Forward..McDL Selects

El Toro/Chico Hamilton
Rainha/Ceu
Reprogram/McDL w. Bembe Segue

 

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DJ Rahaan (Chicago) & El Chino mix live on 'Departure Lounge' Radio (2ser) Sydney Australia.


Rahaan

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Elchinos’ special international co-pilot direct from Chicago, USA, the big man Rahaan returns to Sydney to bring the heat back into the cockpit..

Rahaan has been laying down sets spanning everything from jacking house, deep disco, boogie and funk since the 80`s…also drops from Kissey Asplund,Radiohead, Submotion Orchestra, Digital Mystik,james Pants,Mark dClive Lowe….

Departure Lounge
Flight 2603
Saturday 26 March2011
w. DJ Rahaan (Detroit)

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Elchino’s Just Friends Selection

Hush/Nostalgia 77/Future Thoughts
Creep/Kissey Aspund/cd-r
Bloom/Radiohead/Ficker Tape
All Yours/Submotion Ochestra
Love You to Life/Grace Jones(Digital Mystikz mx)
Pressure/Quadron/cd-r
Glory/Stac(Ashley Beedle rmx/Wah Wah 45
I Choose You/James Pants/Stones Throw

Rahaan Jet Lagged Mix

Danger/Rahaan Re-edit
Disco Crazy/Al Kent edit
Last Lover/Rahaan
In My Fantasy/Tortured Soul
Beautiful/Peven Everett
Light Aery/Ogris Debris
Ley’s Ingroove/Turbulent Time
Music/Peven Everett
Cosmic Lust/Rahaan Edit
The Blessing Song/Shirley Eubanks
Crazy/Black Coffee

Church Forward..McDL Selects

El Toro/Chico Hamilton
Rainha/Ceu
Reprogram/McDL w. Bembe Segue

 

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DJ Rahaan (Chicago): Australian Tour Disco Mix + People Must Jam Warehouse Party Info + Rahaan Interview


Direct from Chicago, USA, the big man Rahaan returns to Sydney to bring the heat!

Channelling the spirit of Chicago DJ pioneers like Ron Hardy, Farley Jackmaster Funk and the Hot Mix 5, Rahaan has been laying down sets spanning everything from jacking house, deep disco, boogie and funk since the 80`s. From underground basement parties on the southside of Chicago, to playing at big nights in the UK, Europe and Japan, his skill and… energy behind the decks has brought him out from the Chicago underground and onto the world stage, gaining him a cult following.

In addition to his own productions, Rahaan has been knocking up his own edits which have been released on labels including StillLove4Music, KAT and Jisco. A compilation of his best edits to date is due out soon on Spacemachine records.

Do not miss this chance to see the windy city’s finest spin an extended 4 hour set in an intimate inner city warehouse location.

Supported by the People Must Jam residents – Pete Dot, Matt Trousdale and JMS

Tickets: Strictly limited to 150! – $25 (+BF) from residentadvisor.net or from our friends over at Spank Records from 7th Feb.

Links

Rahaan Australian Tour Mix

DJ Rahaan Interview (Spank Records)

Artist Interviews: People Must Jam ‘Loft’ Classics For DJ Rahaan Warehouse Jam

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Ahead of their upcoming party with Dj Rahaan (Chicago) on the 26th March, we asked the PMJ residents Pete Dot, Matt Trousdale and JMS and to give us their top ten.

In the spirit of democracy and to keep things even, they came back with their top 12 tracks that you may well hear down at the all new Inner West loft space that they have secured for the party. Tickets are available from Spank, are $25 (+BF), strictly limited to 150 and it will be a BYO event. More details re: the venue location etc will be sent to those invited to the Facebook event or members of the People Must Jam Facebook group a day or two before the party or you can check the PMJ blog the day before.

In the meantime, check out the exclusive mix Rahaan has put together for the tour.

Rahaan – People Must Jam – Shake You by PeopleMustJam

People Must Jam Top Ten Loft Classics:

Nu Yorican Soul ‘The Nervous Track’

Well if were partying in a loft, we have to include one of Mancusos favourites! All time classic, I can imagine this sounding sweet as the sun starts to stream in through the windows in the morning , a bit of MAW magic for the soul trippers.

Mr Scruff ‘Chicken in A Box’

First heard this in a sweaty basement in Manchester, sounds well weird to start, but then when it breaks and then the heavy bass kicks in it all makes perfect sense. Scruff at his finest!

Equals ‘Nobodys Got Time’

A recent find, super funky, the keyboard riffs over the top are sublime – sounds like Bernie Worrel jamming along! Apparently this was Eddie Grants last ever band outing.

Jayeche ‘Jayeche’

Proggy, trippy space funk out of Venezuela of all places! – moonboots are essential for proper listening, the whole album is stunning!

Isolee ‘Beau Mot Plage’

A true house music classic, perfect for a loft style party.  Trippy gorgeous house music that sounds as fresh today as it did when it was written in 2000.

Tone Theory ‘Limbo of Vanished Possibilities’

This takes be back to early Basics days in Leeds.  One of my all time favourite tracks and one of Derrick Carter’s finest moments.  Such a great record.

Paperclip People ‘Throw’

Who doesn’t love this record?!!  It doesn’t matter how many times you hear it, the dance floor always loves it.  Again an all time favourite.

Space Dimension Controller ‘Love Quadrant’

A defining record for the young Irish producer.  This record is two years old already but will definitely go down as a modern day classic.  Absolutely inspiring stuff…

The Knight Writers ‘Let The Music Use You’ (Total Spectrum Records)

Little-known alternative version of this classic early Chicago deep house track – has an amazing spanish-style guitar line over the top. Excellent!

Lanier ’25 Hours’ (Clarence)

Incredible soulful disco track off one of Peter Brown and Patrick Adams‘ many side labels. From around 4min onwards this track takes off into the stratosphere and doesn’t stop until it literally crashes back down to earth at the end. The keys on the piano must have melted off after they finished up on this – the track is that hot!

Mutiny ‘The Ballad of Cap’t Hymbad’ (Columbia)

Deep spiritual disco.

Midair ‘Ease Out’ (Full Scope)

Killer Chicago boogie track from 1983. Both sides of this record are amazing! The B-side is an amazing instrumental dub, but the A-side is something to behold – the guy on vocals hits this one out of the park, especially the last minute! Incredible!

HAHA Presents: Juan Atkins Live in Sydney (Sat Nov 27)


http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs1319.snc4/161900_118245171568847_1039717_n.jpgIs in town for one night only.

A legend who is widely credited with inventing Techno Music as we know it today is playing an upcoming show in Sydney.

In anticipation for this upcoming event, We leave you with one of many Juan Atkins classics.

Catch Magic Juan play

in this Sat 24 @ Marricville Bowling club,

With Vince Watson + Dean Dixon & Dave Fernandes (HAHA Industries)

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Peace

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Good Vibrations 2011 Line up: Erykah Badu,Cee Lo Green, Kelis, Ludacris,Nas & Damian Marley, Janelle Monáe, Faithless + More..


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The Good Vibrations 2011 line up for 2011 has officially been released and it includes some pretty dope acts (nice work JAM MUSIC!), here are some of the Neo- Soul,Hip Hop, Funk acts confirmed so far;

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Erykah Badu

Nas & Damian Marley

Cee Lo Green

Kelis

Ludacris

Janelle Monae

Koolism

Centennial Park, Sat 12 February Full line up + info + ticket deatils here.

Also support the local fan based movement who played a big part in bringing Erykah Badu to Sydney. It looks like they are now working on getting us a side show for Neo-soul fans in town.

Click HERE to show you support for the Erykah Badu Australian Tour Petition.

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Soul of Sydney Presents 2011 ‘Good Vibrations’ Festival Mixtape: Feat. Nas, Damien Marley, Erylah Badu, Faithless, Kelis, Ludacris, Aloe Blacc,The Roots, Fat Freddys Drop,Koolism,Ol’ Dirty Bastard,Jazzanova

Just a festival warm up/warm down mixtape featuring some of our favorite artists performing @ Good Vibrations 2011.

Style: dub, roots, reggae,funk, Soul, hip hop & Beats

Run Time: 80mins

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Tracklist:

  1. ERYKAH BADU & STEPHEN MARLEY – IM IN LOVE WITH  YOU
  2. DAMIEN MARLEY – WELCOME TO JAM ROCK
  3. ALOE BLOCC – MISFORTUNE
  4. ERYKAH BADU – HONEY (DUB REMIX)
  5. NAS – THUGS MANSION
  6. ERYKAH BADU – APPLE TREE
  7. NAS – IF I RULE THE WORLD
  8. DAMIEN MARLEY & BLACK THOUGHT (THE ROOTS) – PARADISE
  9. ALOE BLACC – I NEED A DOLLAR
  10. NAS – SURVIVING THE TIMES
  11. NAS – GET DOWN
  12. ALOE BLACK – HEY THERE BROTHER
  13. FAITHLESS – SOUND CHECK JAM
  14. NAS – MADE YOU LOOK
  15. FAITHLESS – ALI
  16. NAS AND KELIS – HEY NAS
  17. FAT FREDDYS DROP – ROADY (NEXTMEN REMIX)
  18. FAITHLESS – BASEBALL CAP
  19. OLD DIRTY BASTARD + KELIS – I GOT YOUR MONEY
  20. LUDACRIS – AREA CODE
  21. KELIS – TRICK ME
  22. KELIS – 80’S JOINT
  23. FAT FREDDYS DROP – FLASH BACK (JAZZANOVA MIX)
  24. FAT FREDDYS DROP – WANDERING EYE
Style: dub, roots, reggae,funk, Soul, hip hop & Beats

Run Time: 80mins

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Good Vibrations 2011, Sydney
Review by Ray Mann.


Is it possible for an artist to convey their art in a festival setting, or do munters just wanna have fun?

I was asked by Soul of Sydney to review Good Vibrations 2011 “as an artist”. I took that to mean: “Don’t pretend to be a music journalist, just write as someone who makes music.” I know, for myself at least, that festival gigs are very different to pub or club gigs, in many ways. Subtlety can go right out the window, messages tend to be dumbed-down, and holding the crowd can be like riding the tide. For me, Good Vibrations 2011 was a mixed bag of wave-riders and wave-makers – and a non-stop rainy day that turned my fingers to prunes…

I arrived just in time to catch Aloe Blaac, who has honey for a voice, a dress sense I approve of, and a slinky backing band. Every second song was a soul classic, given the lite-and-easy treatment, including ‘Love And Happiness’ (minus the swagger) and a slow-jam version of ‘Billie Jean‘. I’m not sure what Aloe Blaac’s ‘Soul 101’ show does with or for the genre, and it didn’t engage me here any more than it did at Sydney Festival a few weeks earlier, but it seemed to go down a treat with this festival crowd.

At the other end of the spectrum was the one and only Erykah Badu, the single reason I (and, apparently, a lot of other people) was even at the festival. From the moment she stepped onto the stage (after 15 years and 20 minutes), everyone single excited one of us in the audience knew we were in the presence of not merely a singer, but an artist. Even with her own extensive catalogue, Ms Badu delves into her musical influences like veering off on tangents in a conversation. Ms Badu, who was an MC long before she came to prominence as a neo-soul singer, references old-school hip-hop in the middle of edgy renditions of her own tracks, both older (‘On & On’, ‘Danger’) and newer (‘Window Seat’). What’s most fascinating about Erykah Badu’s performance is the organic way she pulls those hip hop samples into the mix of her own output, driving the show less like a singer and more like a DJ. If you can’t see Erykah’s hands, you’re missing the show: remixing her own songs on the fly, directing her tight-as band to stop on a dime, jumping back and forth between different sections of different songs seemingly on a whim, even playing drums on her MPC – everything on that stage, from her amazing voice to her storytelling to her body, is a tool she picks up and uses sparingly, as the moment dictates. The effect of all of this is that you cannot take your eyes off her: this is a true artist, a woman celebrating her femaledom as much as her love of hip hop (and what a sight it was, watching her drop the entire Ice Cube verse from NWA’s ‘Gangsta Gangsta’, repeating the line “life ain’t nuthin’ but bitches and money” with who-knows-how-much irony, if any). It’s that same spontaneity that saw her suddenly launch into a diatribe about ‘Occupation’ toward the end of an already-running-late set – but dammit, folks been waiting a long time for her to come out here only to play the one show, and she was clearly making the most of it.

I’m no stranger to the jam-heavy live show (to say the least), but Fat Freddy’s Drop took a while to get warmed up, even for me. There were some overly long stretches of little more than a sequenced beat and that tasty horn section just kinda hanging out, but with little real movement. Singer Joe Dukie’s sublime voice graced the set right off the bat with ‘Flashback’, but his butter was spread too thinly across that raggamuffin (see what I did there? Yeow – that’s why I’m no music writer…!).

By contrast, musically an ocean apart while physically only a stage apart, the segues in the Bag Raiders set reached their destination almost before they’d begun. These are a couple of music geeks who can really play and can’t really sing, and are having fun with both of those attributes – and without a laptop in sight. In between singles ‘Shooting Stars’ and ‘Sunlight’ were some moments that were downright ultra-lounge-karaoke. Their live set felt like a peek into their bedroom jam session: two mates who could be making any type of music they chose, they just happened to choose sweet dance pop.

Nas and Damian Marley made being epic look effortless. Backed by a full band, including a guy whose only job was to wave a giant Lion Of Judah flag throughout the set, Nas and Damian Marley put on a powerful show with a message that permeated every song without ever becoming preachy. Apart from some “When I say ‘Hip’, you say…” action from Nas early in the set, there were no cliches here, everything familiar but nothing obvious, and they owned the crowd from the (late) start to the (even later) finish. Tracks from their ‘Distant Relatives’ collaboration were interspersed with each of the artists dropping hits from his individual catalogue. The crowd blew up when hit with modern classics ‘Hip Hop is Dead‘ and ‘Welcome To Jamrock’; and there was no less fervour for newer tracks like ‘As We Enter’, one of the many examples of the fresh reggae/hip hop crossover these guys have been lauded for creating. If I weren’t an Erykah fan, I’d say Nas and Damian Marley’s set was the best thing that happened on this day – I was so moved, inside and out, that I completely forgot to check out Kelis. And as if they hadn’t rocked my world enough, they closed their set with Damien Senior’s “Could You Be Loved”, only one of the most glorious songs of all time.

Oh that Ludacris, such a character… I was curious to see how his larger-than-life persona would translate to his stage show. His set was an abridged Ludacristory, comprising a verse and a chorus of every single song he ever released. Good for fans and short attention spans – which, by this late stage of the day, was probably as much as many folks could handle.

Phoenix, that charming Frenchy fivesome (I’d thought there were only four?), offered up a yum-cha selection of tracks from across all their albums, against a dynamic black-and-white backlit setpiece that showed off just how much of an animal their drummer is. You may be wondering, “Why is this guy reviewing a synth-rock band in a soul/hip hop blog?” The two brothers from Phoenix are actually soul music connoisseurs; you can hear it across their albums. Ironically, I missed ‘Too Young’ coz I’m too old, and therefore too tired to stay at Good Vibes any longer, and not long after ‘It’s Never Been Like That’ I finally called it a day.

Many thanks to  Soul of Sydney for this opportunity – and for my first-ever Good Vibes experience.

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Ray Mann bids a fond “Farewell Australia” with one huge night, featuring The Ray Mann Three performing live, with some very special guests, followed by an all-night party – all under the one roof: Melt Bar, in Sydney’s Kings Cross. After national tours with Al Green, Tori Amos, and a successful debut tour of Japan, Ray Mann is taking the plunge and to pursue his musical career in other parts of the world. Come celebrate Ray Mann’s big move with a night not to be missed!

Ray Mann is set to relocate to Berlin ~ catch his final show before he leaves…
What: The Ray Mann Three: Farewell Australia Show
When: Friday 11 March, 2011, 9pm-5am
Where: Melt, 12 Kellet St Kings Cross, Sydney
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=44915
Not in Sydney? Watch the show streaming live on ray-mann.com (via Neonhearts.com.au)
Full details: http://ray-mann.com/?p=1762

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