Video – Swizz Beatz & Timberland React to Erykah Badu & Jill Scott IG Battle


Erykah Badu & Jill Scott IG Battle – [Full Video 2.5 Hours]


SOUL POWER: Erykah Badu & Miss Jill Scott filled us with love this morning with their all queen’s IG Battle. Love it when good music brings the world together.

A little moment in music when two QUEENS came together to show the world how it should be done. The music was amazing, but it was their interactions between each other that put the biggest smile on our faces, loved how close they are & how much positivity they give each other.

  1. Round 1: You Got Me & You Got Me (Live)
  2. Round 2: On & On & Getting In The Way
  3. Round 3: Didn’t Cha Know &. Rolling Hills
  4. Round 4: Back In The Day & Slowly Surely
  5. Round 5: Other Side Of The Game & Calls
  6. Round 6: Appletree & Whenever You’re Around
  7. Round 7: Time’s A Wastin’ & Can’t Wait
  8. Round 8: Cleva & Watchin’ Me
  9. Round 9: Danger & Fool’s Gold
  10. Round 10: Next Lifetime & Honey Molasses
  11. Round 11: Smile Today & Jahraymecofasola
  12. Round 12: I Want You & Love Rain
  13. Round 13: Love Of My Life & So In Love
  14. Round 14: The Healer & Crown Royal
  15. Round 15: Honey & A Long Walk
  16. Round 16: Bag Lady (Radio Edit) & Blessed
  17. Round 17: Window Seat & The Way
  18. Round 18: Tyrone (Live) & He Loves Me (Live)
  19. Round 19: Green Eyes & Cross My Mind

This was pure magic, Jill Scott was scheduled to play later this month at Jill Scott | Vivid LIVE – 22, 23 & 25, 26 May. I only hope this gets rescheduled once things get back to normality.

NEW ERYKAH BADU: PHONE DOWN … official leak | Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop


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PHONE DOWN … official leak
this ones for Aubrey…

By Erykah Badu
Exec. Produced by Erykah Badu / Control Freaq Records
Production and all programming by Zach Witness
Concept /Written by Aubrey Davis
Engineered and Mixed by Zach Witness
A&R Seven Benjamin / KK Rosemond
for CONTROL FREAQ RECORDS

from forth coming MIX TAPE :
BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE
{DROPS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND} ITUNES

SUPPORT THE PLATFORM
where u at TJ?

LOVE, ms. badu

HOT MUSIC: Erykah Badu Healing Soul, Jazz & Funk Mixtape |



Erykah Badu dropped this dope Soul, Jazz inspired healing mix a few days ago which features a stack of gems from the likes of James Brown, RAMP, Sun Ra, Roy Ayers.

  1. THE BLESSING SONG BY GARY BARTZ
  2. COME IN TO KNOWLEDGE BY RAMP
  3. AFRICANO BY EARTH WIND & FIRE
  4. MY PEOPLE BY EDDIE KENDRICKS
  5. KING HEROIN BY JAMES BROWN
  6. LORD HELP ME BY DONNY HATHAWAY
  7. BLESSED BY THE EMOTIONS
  8. SEE THE LIGHT BY EARTH WIND & FIRE
  9. WHEN THERE IS NO SUN BY SUN RA
  10. VISIONS (INNER VISIONS LIVE) BY STEVIE WONDER
  11. SACK FULL OF DREAMS BY DONNY HATHAWAY
  12. THE BLESSING SONG BY MICHAEL WHITE
  13. WORLD KEEPS TURNIN BY E.BADU
  14. THE THIRD EYE BY ROY AYERS
  15. WATCHING OVER BY THE EMOTIONS
  16. BRAZILLIAN RHYME BY EAERTH WIND & FIRE
  17. LOVES IN NEED OF LOVE BY STEVIE WONDER
  18. SOME DAY WE’LL ALL BE FREE BY DONNY HATHAWAY

ALL OVER THE GLOBE…KEEP WALKING TALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SOMEDAY WE WILL ALL BE FREE. THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF HEALING…. I CAREFULLY AND LOVINGLY SELECTED HIGH FREQUENCY TONES FOR THE SOUL…. PLEASE LISTEN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.

LOVE,

ms. badu.

VIDEO: Bilal Speaks About Robert Glasper + Sydney Gig Info (Sun June 10)


Bilal describes his experience working with the Robert Glasper Experiment.

‘Black Radio’ the new album from Robert Glasper Experiment is in stores now:

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Niche Productions presents Future Now feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin

Sun 10th June (Queen’s Bday Weekend) – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isn’t’ are going to be blown out of the water.

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the album’s title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if that’s possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here

Taylor McFerrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics… the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, McFerrin’s debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn http://youtu.be/aQJqHEIxBW8?t=4m43s

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor McFerrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=55721
Sunday June 10th – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au – on sale Wednesday 21st March

PRINCE SYDNEY CONCERT AFTER PARTY Tribute – HOSTED BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S + Friends @ Civic Hotel (Upstairs) Free Entry


PRINCE TRIBUTE – AFTER PARTY

This SAT MAY 12TH @ (Upstairs @ Civic Hotel)

Music by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends; Phil Toke, JuzzLikeDat, C-Man, DJ Jon & Johnny Bones

Up Stairs @ Civic Hotel

EMAIL US soulofsydney@gmail.com or JOIN THE GROUP FOR INFO HERE

Prince after-party Facebook event HERE

EVENT- NEO SOUL: Eric Lau @ The Burdiken 26th May 2012!


ERIC LAU“..There’s beauty everywhere, from the smallest things, to the largest things in the universe. I feel, when I make music, it just comes through me. I’m just trying to be a part of everything else.” ERIC LAU ON MAKING MUSIC (Excerpt taken from The making of QUADRIVIUM2011)

RETURNING to Sydney for one night only is one of hip hop’s fastest rising and critically acclaimed producers – ERIC LAU (UK)! Grindin Music and Funkdafied have teamed up once again to host the return of Eric Lau who will be providing nu soul, jazz and hip hop revelers with a DJ set at The Burdekin (1st Level) on MAY 26TH, 2012.

Supporting DJ’s on the night will showcase a talented pool of music aficionados who have worked tirelessly over the years by their own merits, developing and cultivating Sydney’s niche music community with a strong thread of music parties and events for us to enjoy.

The night will feature DJ’s FRENZIE, HUWSTON, JC (FUNKDAFIED) and CMAN for a night of quality music one searches the depths of dusty basements, locked in vaults that are only stumbled upon through endless digging in crates.

Join us for an education into the trajectory of music from the past, present and future.

WHEN:   26th of May 2012

TIME:      9pm til late

WHERE: The Burdekin (1st level) 2 Oxford Street

COST:   $ 15.00 through Moshtix Or $20.00 at the door

BUY TIX HERE: http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56769

OR EMAIL:        info@funkdafied.com.au for printed $15 Tickets

More information contact:

www.funkdafied.com.au

www.facebook.com/FunkdafiedEvents

www.grindin.net

www.ericlaumusic.com

Who is ERIC LAU?

London beat-maker ERIC LAU needs no introduction amongst producers worldwide. With a number of international artists under his belt on collaborative projects from Georgia Anne Muldrow, Guilty Simpson, Lupe Fiasco, Oddisee, Tanya Morgan, Muhsinah, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Dudley Perkins and a host of others, it’s not that often relatively unknown beat producers get to collaborate with a stunning array of artists early on in their careers.

Furthermore to his production work, Eric Lau is also a well sought after DJ contributing mixtapes on various distinguished music platforms which include legendary Gilles Peterson WorldWide, Red Bull Music Academy, BTS Radio, and Put Me On It to name a few. His DJ career has provided him the opportunity to support high profile artists such as Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, and Questlove – all within a few short years.

Released through UBIQUITY RECORDS in 2008, Eric Lau’s debut album “New Territories” generated worldwide recognition landing him a spot in Gilles Peterson’s Top Albums of 2008 and additional support from music lovers, grounding his position in the music industry as a talented producer. With a string of instrumental albums that followed suit released through KILAWATT MUSIC, 2012 will see Eric Lau release a full length album entitled ‘One of Many’ amongst a host of other collaborative and instrumental production albums in the works.

Erykah Badu: SECRET RECORD RELEASE CONCERT @ DAMON DASH’S Under 100 26 Mar 2010, NEW YORK CITY MAR 2010.


Erykah Badu playing “Twinkle” and “That Hump” live at her secret record release party at Damon Dash’s Under 100 (DD172, The Damon Dash Gallery, 172 Duane Street) in New York City on March 26, 2010.
myspace.com/erykahbadu

ERYKAH BADU SYDNEY CONCERT AFTER PARTY: DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, SUN 19TH FEB (NEO SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP, DISCO)


DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, spinning in Sydney for

one night only as Niche Productions takes over ivy Pool Club.

Directly after performing to a sold out Sydney Opera House show, Ms Badu will head on over to ivy and hit the decks alongside DJs Huwston and Ology continuing on an unforgettable night of music.

After recently lecturing at Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona as well as debuting her Cannabanoids project (and not to forget all of the Dilla month activity), these DJ shows highlight Erykah Badu’s significance in the Beat scene as a contemporary of producers like Madlib, Karriem Riggins and Sa-Ra, proving she’s not just an incredible talent behind the mic.

Everyone is advised to buy tickets in advance as this event is sure to reach capacity early.

Niche Productions presents DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu
Sunday 19th Feb – Ivy Pool Club – Sydney
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au – on sale now

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Erykah Badu Block Party Picnic Special!

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/229692317112033/
Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/groups/soulofsydney/
WEB: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty


And if 2 sold out shows and DJ set isnt enough Badu… We are also doing a special FREE family friendly Erykah Badu / Women of Soul Picnic on Sunday 26th of Feb in an amazing Secret Parkside Location with a view of half of Sydney!

Check out some of the funk from our last party by the pond! I never heard WAR sound so FUNKY!

OUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC #6 : WOMEN OF SOUL/ ERYKAH BADU SPECIAL!

Along with the usual FUNK will be paying homage to some of the WOMEN OF SOUL.. including a special tribute to the Queen of Neo Soul ERYKAH BADU! who is in Sydney for two special concerts.

Expect an afternoon of SOUL, FUNK, & HIP HOP GEMS some of our favourite female artist including; the likes of; Erykah Badu, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Etta James, Sade, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle’s, Jocelyn Brown, Stephanie Mills, Alicia Keys, Gwen Mcrae, Lauryn Hill, Bahamadia, Mary J. Blige, Mary Jane Girls.. along with the usual Sunset Soul-Train FUNK throw-down!

Sunday afternoon; NEO SOUL FUNK DISCO HIP HOP & DAY TIME HOUSE VIBES

SUNDAYS DURING LATE FEB – 12pm – 7pm

FREE ENTRY VIA EMAIL, FAMILY FRIENDLY, SUNDAY ARVO PICNIC/BBQ VIBES

New Parkside Location (Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for location info)

Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your Sunday FUN Day’s in the right kind of fashion.. with a stack of good mates, outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music..

We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.

Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment.

DJ’s FOR THE BADU TRIBUTE:

  • # Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
  • # PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJ’s, Our House Sydney)
  • # TERRY A
  • # DJ TREY
  • # MICHAEL ZAC (Our House Sydney)
  • # EADIE RAMIA (Our House Sydney)
  • # C-MAN & JUZZLIKEDAT

+ More TBA.

Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on soulofsydney@gmail.com as we will be updating venue information very soon.

NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email soulofsydney@gmail.com for venue details)

Soul of Sydney + Our House Sydney & Co.

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

BEATS, HIP HOP: J Dilla Bday Tribute Mix, Caratgold LIVE @ Soul of Sydney Block Party #5