SPIRIT OF HOUSE Mixtape – DJ SPINNA LARRY LEVAN DEDICATION MIXTAPE + SUNDAY AFTERNOON WAREHOUSE PARTY – 19 AUGUST


 

As a warm up for the Spirit of House warehouse party here is a pretty sweet Larry Levan Mixtape by the mighty DJ SPINNA! an absolute  gem of a mix feature a stack of seminal funk, disco & early house cuts.

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Here’s a mix of some of my personal favorite Larry Levan remixes and productions. Many people in the dance community already understand the role that Larry had on shaping the New York club culture via the legendary Paradise Garage which lasted a little over a decade. I was fortunate enough to experience Larry’s magic in the G the year the club came to an end in 1987. You could only get in as a member and luckily one of the older members on my block was able to make it happen for me. I was in my teens and it literally changed my life forever. I caught that bug…It’s something that’s embedded in your soul for an eternity. I sometimes hear from older members that I should have been around when he was really on fire in the earlier days, but 1987 was good enough for me. The sound system alone was something that I have yet to see duplicated. You could feel the bass in your chest. I remember riding home on the train feeling like I had gone deaf. My ears never rang again like it did that sunday afternoon.

I grew up listening to his music mainly on WBLS via Frankie Crocker and Tony Humphries in the early 80s’ and I have memories of going to my local record store in the neighborhood to buy jams like ‘Let’s Go Dancin” by Sparque and I got ‘My Mind Made Up’ by Instant Funk, both included in this session. As a New Yorker and anyone living in New York in the 80’s you couldn’t really avoid Larry’s work. Some of his work even infiltrated the hip hop world via samples with records like ‘Heartbeat’ by Taana Gardner, ‘7th Heaven’ used in Biggie’s ‘Friend of Mine’ and Central Line’s ‘Walking Into Sunshine’ used in the classic LL Cool J/Marley Marl remix of ‘Jingling Baby.’

Some call it Boogie, some say Disco, and some Garage but at the end of the day it’s straight up good music that you can dance to and enjoy, period! This is part one, more to come shortly.

Uno,
Spinna

SPIRIT OF HOUSE WAREHOUSE PARTY – SUNDAY AFTERNOON WAREHOUSE PARTY

AN AFTERNOON TRIBUTE TO 30+ YEARS OF HOUSE MUSIC AND ITS DISCO-FUNK ROOTS!

PAYING TRIBUTE TO FORE-FATHERS OF THE REAL HOUSE SOUND IN PRIVATE INNERCITY WAREHOUSE SPACE IN SURRY HILLS

SOUL CHICAGO HOUSE – ACID HOUSE – NYC DISCO – ORIGINAL ELECTRO FUNK & GARAGE

Hosted by PHIL TOKE, MICHAEL ZAC, EADIE RAMIA , PHIL HUDSON, RONNIE FARRAH , SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S

EMAIL soulofsydney@gmail.com FOR DETAILS (VERY VERY LIMITED CAPACITY)

VERY LIMITED $5 TICKETS ON SALE HERE AT RESIDENT ADVISOR

Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney will be hosting another ‘SPIRIT OF HOUSE’ Warehouse Jam on August 19th where we will be paying special homage to the last 30+ years of House music & its Disco-Funk roots.

We will also pay tribute to the DJ’s & Producers who have helped create and shape House music over the last three decades. Figures such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Kerri Chandler, Marshall Jefferson, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis and Masters At Work.

This is strictly for lovers of REAL House music in Sydney whether it be DEEP & SOULFUL, TECH, AFRO-LATIN, NYC DISCO & GARAGE

LINE UP INCLUDING:

  • Our House DJ’s + Friends
  • Michael Zac (Soul Intervention)
  • Eadie Ramia (Our House)
  • Phil Toke (Our House)
  • Phil Hudson
  • Ronnie Farrah
  • Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends

**Please note this event is invite only and very limited capacity.. soulofsydney@gmail.com for venue and party information or snap up the few pre-sale tickets on line at resident advisor

CLICK TO BUY TICKETS –>residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?391164

Getting down and raising some money for a good cause, limited $5 Pre-Sale Special tickets online at resident advior –>www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?391164

EMAIL: soulofsydney@gmail.com
Call/SMS: 0415 164 425
PRE-SALE TICKETS: www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?391164

WEB: http://www.ourhousesydney/spiritofhouse
FB GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/
FB PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/OurHouseSydney
TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/ourhousesydney

Peace & Blessings,
Our House Sydney

 

 

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MIXTAPE: NEO SOUL, FUNK: The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) Mix by DJ Spinna



Mark de Clive-Lowe playing a dope innercity warehouse space next week, this one is going to be killer, be sure to get tix here –> http://lioness.net.au/

The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe mixed by the legendary DJ Spinna includes 34 tracks of MdCL productions, remixes and collaborations with Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), DJ Spinna, Phil Asher (Restless Soul), Zed Bias and more. The mix takes you on a journey covering an array of genres including downtempo, soul, breaks, and house.

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s ninth solo album, ‘Renegades’ is out now on Tru Thoughts Records.

Tracklist:
1. Freesoul Sessions – EP1 Part III (Live) (Antipodean)
2. MdCL – Koko + Lee Roe (Mashibeats)
3. MdCL presents Rahel – Hope (Mashibeats)
4. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Bembe Segue – Heaven (ABB Soul)
5. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Pino & Mashi (ABB Soul)
6. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – We Renegades (Tru Thoughts)
7. The Politik feat Blu – Moonlight (Antipodean)
8. Isoul8 + MdCL – Stop Bajon (Archive)
9. Lady Alma – Running for Nothing (Antipodean)
10. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Just Wanna (Tru Thoughts)
11. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – The Why (Tru Thoughts)
12. Omar – Your Mess (MdCL remix) (Tru Thoughts)
13. Zed Bias feat Toddla T & MdCL – Koolade (Tru Thoughts)
14. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Omar + Sheila E – Get Started (Tru Thoughts)
15. Sandra St Victor – F.M.A.O.-ocity (instrumental) (Strategic Soul Ventures)
16. MdCL – Eight (Mashibeats)
17. Shirley Horn – Return to Paradise (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Verve)
18. Mark de Clive-Lowe & Olatunde – The Calling (Mashibeats)
19. Phlash & Friends – Running feat Shea Soul (Archive)
20. Shafiq Husayn – Nirvana (MdCL remix) (Plug Research)
21. Alison Crockett – When I Think of You (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Sol Image)
22. Aaries – Don’t Give It Up (MdCL remix) (test)
23. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Abdul Shyllon – Relax… Unwind (MAW Records)
24. The Politik – Money (Don’t Let It Catch Ya) (Antipodean)
25. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Slide (ABB Soul)
26. DJ Spinna feat Ovasoul7 – You Should Be Loving Me (Wonderwax)
27. Yameen feat Lady Alma – Light of Love (MdCL remix) (Rumble Pack)
28. Sole Fusion feat Vee – I Got Rhythm (Dopewax)
29. MdCL presents Sy Smith – Truth (Strictly Rhythm)
30. Incognito – Feel The Pressure (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Dome)
31. MusicLoveLife – The Bass that Don’t Stop (Nepenta)
32. Mark de Clive-Lowe – El Dia Perfecto (Universal)
33. Ed Motta – É muita Gig Véi !!! (MdCL remix) (Ether)
34. MdCL feat Bembe Segue – Love Broke (Mashibeats)

Purchase “Renegades” here:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Renegades-Mark-Clive-Lowe/dp/B005KP6V4E
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/renegades/id476963430

Links:
http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/mark-de-clive-lowe
http://djspinna.com/

CLASSIC MIXTAPE: DJ SPINNA Live on wps1.org Radio (July 2004) (soul, funk, hip hop, disco, house)


DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna (Photo credit: Passetti)

DJ Spinna 2 Hours live session on WPS1 webradio. The mix is in 2 parts.

PART 1 –

PART 2 –

TIME: 2 HOURS

STYLES: FUNK, AFROBEAT, DISCO, HIP HOP & HOUSE

DJ Spinna – Marvin Gaye Birthday Mixtape


FROM DJ SPINNA PODCASTS:

Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

The whole world knows that I’m a huge Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince buff.
But the other beast of a soul artist that I love to death is Marvin Gaye, of course! His music deeply expresses the soul of a man.
The most bewildering thing about Marvin that I’ve come to understand more in my adult years is how he was able express his life experiences so artistically despite all his traumatic upheaval. I mean, his pops was a cross dressing preacher that practically despised his own son. I’ll never forget the day I found out his dad took him out, the day before his birthday! I couldn’t understand it and I was
sad as hell. But life is wild that way. All that pain he endured led to greatness.

Check these two youtube clips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUfsI9jJr_I&feature=related
(Tom Joyner interview) The most honest interview I think I’ve ever seen an artist do while they’re STILL dealing with their issues, not after.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ9FViYsDQA
His dad was illmatic!

And a suggested read… Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye by David Ritz (who actually co wrote Sexual Healing) This book will change your life and have you paying more attention to Marvin’s lyrics. I guarantee it!

I grew up with his music like so many so I thought it was only right to bless the world with a mix. Included here
here in this first episode are some rare releases, B-sides, alternate versions, exclusive re-edits and remixes courtesy of myself and some legendary dj/producer friends.

More Marvin heat to come shortly…
Enjoy

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Tracklisting:

Tracklisting:
01 – Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky)
02 – Sparrow
03 – Life is for learning
04 – Please stay
05 – Come live with me angel
06 – Stop, Look, Listen (To your heart) ft Diana Ross
07 – Let’s Get it on
08 – You sure love to ball
09 – Instrumental
10 – God is love
11 – After the Dance
12 – Mercy mercy me
13 – Interlude
14 – All I need to get by (ft Tammi Terrell)
15 – Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (ft Tammi Terrell)
16 – Keep on loving me honey (ft Tammi Terrell)
17 – California soul (ft Tammi Terrell)
18 – Chained
19 – Time to get it together
20 – Where are we headed
21 – Life’s a game of give and take
22 – You can leave, but it’s going to cost you
23 – I want you

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Happy Birthday to my dear, Marvin Gaye…

by Michelle Jb on Saturday, 02 April 2011 at 07:10

Dear Marvin,

 

April 2nd of this year would have seen you celebrating your 72nd birthday. Sadly, April 1st is also the 27th anniversary since your passing from a fatal gunshot wound.

 

Your legacy has created an enduring musical output whose influence still reverberates to this day. One of Motown’s most beloved artists, you bucked the controlling system held firmly in place at the label during your 1970’s period thereby opening up the floodgates for some truly transcendental albums which would be released from the label thereon. In 1972, on May 21st (my birthday!) the seminal “What’s Going On” was released. Berry Gordy initially was reluctant to release the album fearing it was “too serious” for the general buying public (a.k.a. ‘white audience’) to embrace. Yet the album skyrocketed on the Pop charts eventually selling 3 million copies and inspiring whole generations of musicians with its political overtones in a lush R&B musical context. Marvin, somehow you and your collaborators created a masterpiece who’s message is still relevant in our modern, troubled times.

 

You continued breaking down barriers. Your incomparable vocal styles honed singing gospel and doo-wop in your teenage years were the driving force of your next album “Let’s Get It On”. Black music had always embodied seduction but the sound of moans on a commercial album with lyrics such as “Oh baby, please turn yourself around…oh baby, so I can love you good” was UNHEARD of. Janis, your new lover, muse and future wife, inspired a moment of revolution in music. Whether already in missionary or doggy style, we don’t know but damn Marvin – you were getting DOWN and inspiring generations of others to do the same! Your seduction suites continued with the Leon Ware penned “I Want You” album where you became so bold as to refrain “I want to give you some head”. Such raw sentiments were rarely sung outside the chitlin circuit. But your rawness always contained elegance…right on, now THAT’S talent! 😉

 

1978’s “Here, My Dear” was inspired by your divorce from Anna Gordy. Selling underwhelmingly upon its release, over the years it has on taken a life of its own becoming known as the “divorce album”. The autobiographical lyrics riding atop the many grooves set a precedent for honest personal testimonial in lyrical expression that to this author has only consistently seen explored within the Hip-Hop music genre.

 

When you made your move to Sony and released the “Midnight Love” album you were experiencing a resurgent peak in your career. Considering that you were in your 40’s, it showed how powerful honest, masterful singing and sincere intent could transcend stereotypes that only “young artists” could sell units on the pop charts. Which is why having your life taken from us is a tragedy many of us still mourn in the depth of our hearts. You were, because you ARE musical brilliance and vocal genius personified.

 

You had an extensive catalogue that-predated your 70’s output and which introduced your talents wonderfully to the world. “I heard it Through the Grapevine”, “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” and your classic duets with some of Motown’s finest divas such as Tammi Terrell (‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’, ‘If This World Were Mine’) and Diana Ross (‘You Are Everything’) have stood, and thrived, with the test of time. But it’s your seminal 1970’s work whose influence arguably has the strongest grasp. Your soul, passion, conscious-raising intent, spiritual vibrations and diligence to the craft of recorded music have touched and continue to touch so many. We still feel your influence lingering. One beautiful tribute came coutresy of Teena Marie titled “My Dear Mr. Gaye” which featured on her biggest selling album to date, ‘Starchild’. Without question it was the interpolating of “You’re All I Need To Get By” which secured a massive hit (and Grammy Award) for the collaboration between Method Man & Mary J. Blige. Erick Sermon enjoyed renewed chart success with his poignantly edited interpolation of your acapella for “I’ve Got My Music”. Whole tribute albums have been dedicated solely to you, one even featuring your beautiful daughter Nona Gaye. You still continue to live on through Hip-Hop/R&B music as well. Artists as diverse as DeLaSoul, Jay-Z, Scarface, Ice Cube, Bahamadia, Pharcyde, Tweet & Aaliyah through either sampling or covering your work have added a dimension of lushness to their own musical output.

 

My dear Marvin Gaye – we love the gifts you offered and miss you greatly. But beyond any sadness we may feel, thank you for the great memories we hold with your voice being at the fore to the soundtrack of our lives.

Sincerely,

Michelle JB

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Michelle Jb (a.k.a. MsMerising) is an addict for fierce funkin’ females who can sang. A relentless digger and researcher of obscure women artists in rare-groove/funk music, you can find several of her contributions at www.funkmysoul.gr

Co-op Presents: Sasse (Moodmusic/Germany) 5Hr Set @ Civic Underground (Sat 6th Feb) + Mix (Sasse @ YouFM Clubnight)


CO-OP Presents: Sasse (Freestyle Man, Moodmusic Germany)

Playing a 5 Hour Set Feb 6 Supported by:  CO-OP DJ’s

Tickets: On Sale at Resident Advisor, Continue reading

Podcast#3 – 'Cumbiambero Loco: An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’ Hosted By: Jack Posada


Soul Of Sydney Podcast #3

‘Cumbiambero Loco’:

An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’

Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)

Our podcast this week is a little different to the standard ‘Funk’ we been featuring, it is an unexpected & enjoyable voyage into Caribbean & Afro-Latin beats.

This week we present a 45 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.

Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion

Download Here

Click Here to Listen:

Email: soulofsydney@gmail.com

Tracks

  1. Ritmo de cumbia sonora tropical
  2. Se baila asi Rufo Garrido
  3. Ritmo y palmeras Marimba orquesta gallito
  4. Para el magdalena Los candelosos Continue reading

Podcast#3 – ‘Cumbiambero Loco: An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’ Hosted By: Jack Posada


Soul Of Sydney Podcast #3

‘Cumbiambero Loco’:

An Afro-Latin & Caribbean Expedition in to ‘Cumbia’

Mixed By: JackPosada (Myspace, Soundcloud)

Our podcast this week is a little different to the standard ‘Funk’ we been featuring, it is an unexpected & enjoyable voyage into Caribbean & Afro-Latin beats.

This week we present a 45 min mix of traditional Colombian rebellion music called ‘Cumbia’.

Style: Afro Latin, Cumbia & Caribbean Percussion

Download Here

Click Here to Listen:

Email: soulofsydney@gmail.com

Tracks

  1. Ritmo de cumbia sonora tropical
  2. Se baila asi Rufo Garrido
  3. Ritmo y palmeras Marimba orquesta gallito
  4. Para el magdalena Los candelosos Continue reading