House legend Kevin Irving featured at 5 Magazine Chicago


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http://5chicago.com/features/kirv-kevin-irving/

Chicago’s house music source ‘5 Magazine Chicago’ ran an amazing feature and insight into ‘The Legend of Kevin Irving’

Check in out in full HERE

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NEW MUSIC: FLIGHT FACILITIES: Down to Earth music video feat. coreography from Vince Paterson| Nu Disco Deep House


FLIGHT FACILITIES “DOWN TO EARTH” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
STARRING SAM ROCKWELL | WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Digging this clip we caught this morning of the new Flight Facilitates cut ‘Down to Earth’.

Check out the moves put together by the in demand choreographer Vince Paterson of Michael Jackson, Madonna & Cirque Du Soleil fame.

“I really, really liked the song, and it was an honour to work with legendary choreographer Vincent Paterson.  I’m the kinda guy that likes to shake my tail feather, and so it was a great opportunity to get some new moves, especially to such a sweet beat.” – Sam Rockwell
 
After soaring high in 2014 with their critically acclaimed debut album release and first worldwide headline tour, Flight Facilities now head back “Down To Earth” as they release the album’s title track with what may become their own crowning “Fatboy Slim x Christopher Walken’ video moment, featuring none other than Hollywood superstar Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Seven Psychopaths).
 
Sydney’s favourite production duo Jimmy and Hugo, aka Flight Facilities, have started the new year off on a high with two placements in Triple J’s hottest 100 in January, closing the Laneway Festival main stage to capacity crowds in early February and returning to North America for a second round of headline dates over the next few weeks. Amidst the hectic touring commitments, the pair still found time to film the ‘Weapon Of Choice’-channelling video clip for “Down To Earth”.
 
The video director Rhett Wade Ferrell, who previously worked his magic on the videos for “Sunshine” with Reggie Watts and breakthrough single “Crave You” featuring Giselle (currently sitting on an astonishing 15 million views), had the following to say of the exciting high-profile collaboration: 

“Sam is one of my favourite actors and he is incredibly watchable. We knew Sam was a great dancer but Jimmy, Hugo and I always believed the tone of the video should be more of a “ dancing when no one is looking” vibe than a super tight well rehearsed dance video.”

The clip shows off Rockwell’s lesser-known talents – with help from choreographerVince Patterson (Michael Jackson, Madonna) – as he prances through a diner, dancing to “Down To Earth”, only to wake up from a twisted daydream. Note: spot the Flight Facilities cameo. 
 
Flight Facilities’ Jimmy & Hugo said of the experience of working with the Hollywood A Lister:
 
“It started as a fantasy idea in the park 6 months ago and we still can’t believe it’s happened. It couldn’t be more appropriate that the song is ‘Down To Earth’ because it speaks to Sam’s character in every aspect of his involvement in the project. Between Sam and Vincent Paterson, it was something we’ll never forget, and something we can’t thank them enough for being a part of”
 
With Vic Mensa heading on stage at Laneway Festival shows in Sydney and Melbourne to perform his own rendition of “Down to Earth”, the likes of inthemix ranking the song in the top 100 tracks of 2014, and the addition of Mr. Rockwell’s tap dancing seal of approval, it is only a matter of time before Flight Facilities invade airwaves and sound systems yet again. So just like Mr Rockwell, live out your wildest daydreams with “Down to Earth”.

WATCH THE “DOWN TO EARTH” VIDEO HERE
STREAM “DOWN TO EARTH” HERE
BUY “DOWN TO EARTH” HERE

DEEP HOUSE, GARAGE| Frankie Knuckles tribute dance on tonight at Goodgod feat. Simon Caldwell, Magda, Matt Vaught & More. | Club Night



Tonight we dance, in memory of one of the godfathers of house music who sadly passed way last week. Goodgod is the space where you will find us on the floor for a night of garage, chicago house and beyond with Sydney’s undergroudn house masters:

Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket), Magda Bytnerowicz (4our), Matt Vaughan (Loose Ends), Long John Saliva & Love’s Disciple (Paradise Lost) & Pelvis

PODCAST: Joey Llanos (Paradise Garage) Disco, Garage & House Mix for ‘Larry Levan Month’ tribute (July 2013)


New York’s DJ Joey Llanos  of legendary Paradise Garage night club put together this Disco, Garage & House Mix as a little tribute for ‘Larry Levan Month’ in July 2013.

DEEP HOUSE SYDNEY: Superbreak – Body Talk (Bastille Edits) | nudisco, funk, disco, deep soulful house,house,disco house


Dope local powerhouse producer, Superbreak with the goods. Another fine Deep, Soulful Nu-Disco, Deep House gem. 

https://soundcloud.com/kostaellis/body-talk-bastille-edits

RED BULL MUSIC: JOHN MORALES (M+M MIXES, BBE RECORDS) EXTENDED INTERVIEW | EARLY HOUSE DISCO FUNK SOUL DEEP BOOGIE


An early pioneer of the disco mix, John Morales was involved in some of the genre’s most important records.

LISTEN HERE

http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-morales-fireside-chat

John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York. He is recognized worldwide as one of the early pioneers of the disco mix. Having begun his career in 1975 as a local DJ in the Bronx, he also spun records for the US Armed Forces before he settled into the groove of his true calling. Realising he wanted some of the three or four minute-long records to last longer, he started splicing tape with his TEAC and in doing so, arguably invented the ‘extended edit’. After sending some of his mixes to acetate for other DJs, he was soon in demand on an official capacity and ended up being involved in the mix of some of disco’s most important records – big and small.

listen here http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-morales-fireside-chat

  1. 1 No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ Instant Funk BBE
  2. 2 I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) Inner Life Unidisc
  3. 3 Weekend Class Action feat. Chris Wiltshire Sleeping Bag
  4. 4 I Want You (All Tonight) Curtis Hairston Pretty Pearl
  5. 5 Let’s Do It Convertion feat. Leroy Burgess Sam
  6. 6 Itching For Love Mikki Emerald International
  7. 7 All Fall Down Five Star Tent
  8. 8 Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) Julia And Company District Of Columbia
  9. 9 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer MCA
  10. 10 Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown Unidisc
  11. 11 This Time Funk Deluxe Salsoul
  12. 12 Soul Recession (Club Edit) Double Exposure Soultronics
  13. 13 A Funky Space Reincarnation Marvin Gaye Polydor
  14. 14 Barely Breaking Even Universal Robot Band Red Greg             

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Soul Of Sydney & Our House Sydney are blessed to present a very special June Long Weekend event featuring renowned NYC DISCO & EARLY HOUSE producer and DJ, JOHN MORALES (M+M Productions, BBE RECORDS) & Sydney’s own disco king Stephen Allkins (Love-Tattoo). 

NYC Disco Legend : JOHN MORALES (M+M Productions, BBE RECORDS).
Sydney Disco Legend: Stephen Allkins [LOVE-TATTOO]
Frenzie (Groove Therapy)
Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Our House)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends
Jason Sennitt (Melbourne)
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia

Tickets: – $10 – Early Bird Tickets (Sold Out)
$15 – Gen. Release.( On Sale Now)
$20 – Final Release (Soon)

On Sale Now -> www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?477361

Facebook Event -> www.facebook.com/events/494565210613267/

ABOUT OUR DJ’s
JOHN MORALES (NYC

John returns to Sydney after absolutely tearing the roof off our party in April 2012 and playing spots all over the world on the back of his killer new release.

M + M Mixes Vol III : NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Unreleased Edits out on BBE RECORDS

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 1000 songs on his own, and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, John has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and can lay claim to being one of the originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Having worked, remixed or edited everyone from Marvin Gaye, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Fantastic Aleems, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Evelyn Thomas, Fantastic Aleems, Brass Construction, War, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra & Double Exposure just to name a few, expect John to give a FUNK & DISCO lesson covering 30+ years of the sound that shaped music as we know it today.

STEPHEN ALLKINS [LOVE-TATTOO]

‘New York had Larry Levan, Chicago had Ron Hardy, Sydney had Stephen Allkins..’

We are excited to be also be hosting a very rare afternoon set from Sydney’s own home legendary DJ & Producer Mr Stephen Allkins.

Being one of the true pioneers of dance music in Sydney & playing the the very first disco clubs & warehouse parties from 1978, it is safe to say that Stephen Allkins aka [love] tattoo could rightly claim the trademark of “Mr.Disco”, his extensive record collection & his infamous sets over the years and legacy is also a testament to that.

He first started DJing in the late 70’s and has inspired a whole generation of DJ’s through his infamous sets at warehouse parties, raves and clubs over the years and some absolutely blissful production as [Love-Tattoo]

Expect a very special journey through the disco, funk & early house sounds that matter from the original DJ’s DJ who has seen it and done it all.

Who will also be playing along our own Soul of Sydney DJ’s, Phil Toke, Shan Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser), Michael Zac & Eadie Ramia.

Facebook Event -> www.facebook.com/events/494565210613267/

JOHN MORALES

In 1975 while working as a DJ in local Bronx club, John Morales realised that he wanted to lengthen the duration of some of his records. Back then the duration of most records was 3 to 4 minutes, so by using his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades, John started splicing tape for endless hours and became one the first DJ’s to create the ‘extended mix’ (or ‘remix’ in it’s original form). In doing so, he realised that he could achieve a similar outcome by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings. This formed the basis for his acclaimed (deadly) medleys. John says “I can still see the 100′s of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape”. John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ’s could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: ‘Dance and Shake Your Tambourine‘ by ‘The Universal Robot Band‘ and the classic ‘I’m Caught Up” by Inner Life. However some of his early mixes and edits, even those officially released, were and remain uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has worked for numerous acts and has been involved in the creation of over 500 songs – both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). John Morales can lay claim to being one of the most important figures in the creation of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Please Note: Our last 4 parties have completely sold out so be sure to lock in a spot on the dancefloor early for this special show.

Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates and event info.

 

 

Soul of Sydney #55: Masters At Work Live in Sydney at Civic Hotel NYE 2012 at House Solutions (Deep House, Afro, Latin, Soulful House)


LISTEN HERE

True house soldiers.. Masters at Work playing in Sydney for the first time for House Solutions in Sydney on NYE 2012.

Check out this 1 hour segment from a killer night for Sydney house massive.

Big ups to Rob & Co. at House Solutions for making it all happen and pushing that real Spirit of House in Sydney.

Check out more at House Solutions HERE

SPIRIT OF HOUSE SECRET BLOCK PARTY : SUNDAY MAY 5 feat. Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio), James Scott (CO-OP), Danny De Sousa (Birthday Set), Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia + Soul of Sydney DJ’s


 

NEXT PARTY! SPIRIT OF HOUSE BLOCK PARTY : AN AFTERNOON TRIBUTE TO 30+ YEARS OF HOUSE MUSIC & ITS DISCO & FUNK ROOTS!

Chicago House – New York Disco – Boogie – Funk – Deep House – Afro House & Beyond!

SPIRIT OF HOUSE SECRET BLOCK PARTY – SUNDAY MAY 5

An afternoon tribute to 30+ Years of House Music & Its Disco-Funk Roots!

SEMINAL CHICAGO HOUSE – NEW YORK DISCO – GARAGE – FUNK – EARLY HOUSE MOMENTS

Hosted By Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends, Phil Toke, Shan Frenzie, Danny De Sousa (Birthday Set), James Scott (CO-Op), Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia & More

Very Limited $5 Tickets still avalible  at Resident Advisor HERE


www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?472176

Check out this video from our last party.. with Sydneys own power-house DJ Frenzie setting a funk fire 3 hours before DJ Rahaan event got there..

PLEASE NOTE:

– This is a very special limited capacity  ticketed event
– Our last three events completely sold out & we had to turn back 100+ people from each one so please lock in you spot on the dancefloor early for this one.
– Venue details will only be released to ticket holders
– There will be NO DOOR SALES or Guest-list if we sell out again.
-Feel free to email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com if any questions etc
– we are doing this strictly for the LOVE of good music & amazing people, please feel free to spread the word to any of our friends who you think might dig the idea,
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ABOUT SPIRIT OF HOUSE?
Spirit Of House is a secret afternoon party collaboration between Soul of Sydney & Our House put on every couple of months to pay homage to the last 30+ years of House music & its Disco-Funk roots in unique & interesting locations. We make a special point pay tribute to the DJ’s, Producers and iconic clubs who have helped create and shape House music over the last three decades. Figures & Clubs such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Glenn Underground, John Morales, Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis Masters At Work The Warehouse, Zanzibar, The Musik Box and The Paradise Garage.

Our House Sydney & Soul-Of Sydney, bringing you that BODY MUSIC!

CHICAGO HOUSE – NY DISCO – GARAGE – FUNK – BOOGIE – DEEP HOUSE – ACID HOUSE

SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY | SPIRIT OF HOUSE VIDEOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJeTdRJRcc

  • A TASTE OF HONEY @ SPIRIT OF HOUSE – WATCH HERE
  • SOUL TRAIN @ ROOFTOP BLOCK PARTY – WATCH HERE
  • ELECTRIC SLIDE DANCE @ SECRET BLOCK PARTY – WATCHHERE
  • PENE FLAMENCA BREAKDOWN @ SPIRIT OF HOUSE WAREHOUSE PARTY – WATCH HERE
  • SECRET BLOCK PARTY HIGHLIGHTS – WATCH HERE

Links:
http://www.ourhousesydney.com
http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
http://www.mixcloud.com/soulofsydney

www.ourhousesydney.com
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty