We will be paying special tribute to the one and only Queen of Neo Soul for our February Picnic
NEO SOUL FUNK DISCO HIP HOP & DAY TIME HOUSE VIBES
SUNDAYS DURING FEB – 12pm – 7pm
FREE ENTRY VIA EMAIL, FAMILY FRIENDLY, SUNDAY ARVO PICNIC/BBQ VIBES
New Parkside Location (Email email@example.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..
SOUL OF SYDNEY: Free Australia Day Block Party Picnic/BBQ
Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly FUNK picnic to celebrate the Australia Day in the right kind of fashion.. With a stack of good mates, in the great outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music in a family friendly atmosphere.
Blockparty Picnic Mixtape #3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)
Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mixtape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months. Expect a stack of similar vibes for Australia Day!
John Davis Monster Orchestra- Ain’t That Enough For You
James Brown- Funky President
The Commodores- Brick House
Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces
First Choice- Love Thang
Angela Winbush- I Love You More
Convertion- Lets Do It
Komiko- Feel Alright
Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
Richard T Bear- Sunshine Hotel
Lenny Williams- You Got Me Runnin (Krivit Re edit)
The Salsoul Orchestra- You’re Just The Right Size
The Salsoul Orchestra- Salsoul Rainbow/Obama Victory Speech
Diana Ross- No One Gets The Prize
Diana Ross- The Boss
If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org in the event we do have to move the party last minute?
Check out some of the SOUL TRAIN FUN from our last few parties
A Few points that might help you organise you day better;
It is a FAMILY FRIENDLY PICNIC first and foremost so might be a good idea really to pack for a Sunday Picnic in the park (eski/ picnic basket, fruit, drinks and something to sit on etc.)
We have a spot with a stack of grass around with plenty of room for kids, it is 5 mins from city around Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
We will have a Sound System with selectors playing an eclectic mix of real music including everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles.
It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via email@example.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
We usually aim to get everything starting at about 12pm with ending time around depending on vibe.
We will be waiting for the weather forecast before we make the call as it is outdoors, if it does look like it’s going to rain then we will simply move till next sunny Sunday. (We will be in touch a few days out for the event via email & on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party, so we will need your Mobile details too so we can get location details quicker)
ARTIST CALL OUT: If you are a local Musician, MC, Singer, Percussionist or DJ then we are very keen to hear from you if you would like to play, especially if you down to play percussion along the Djs in an open jam vibe for Sunday. (we are hoping to get thing going as a regular Sunday afternoon local soul funk and hip hop open jam session so if your keen to be part of it let us know)
For local Soul music fan then we simply wants you there enjoying the music, so get a group of friends together, spread the word and come down for a day out it the park to some real music.
Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney definitely needs more people like YOU!
Pray for good weather & hope to see you all at the next one.
About the Block-Party Picnic Movement
In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC! SOUL OF SYDNEY, OUR HOUSE SYDNEY & TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & park-side throw-downs during summer.
The idea is a series of free Pop-UP Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.
If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic in the sunshine, then join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!
Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.Tt black President.
The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
Roy Ayers- Evolution
#2- Blockparty Picnic Mixtape 2 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney)
Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mixtape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months.
1.The Last Minister – Tribute to the JB family
2.Lyn Collins – Think (Jski edit)
3.Kool & The Gang – Love and Understanding
4.War – Galaxy
5.Jimmy Castor – E man boogie
6.Jesse G – thats hot
7.Change – A lover’s holiday
8.Nijel – Dance so fine (instrum)
9.Brothers Johnson – Stomp
10.Superbreak disco edits – Body Bait
11.Society – Can U rock?
12.Phase II – Reachin
13.Terrence Parker – Love’s Got me high
14.Teddy Pendergrass – Only you
15.Sylvester – Over & over
Free Dojo Cuts download…this is a tightened up version of one of the songs off the first album. We re-recorded it while recording the 2nd album, which is about to drop in April on Italian label Record Kicks (CD, LP and digital)
Public Enemy in fine form as usual on the title track for 1998 Spike Lee film “He Got Game “, they went one better than just sampling a hook for this one. Rather than jack the samples of the 1967 Buffalo Springfield classic protest song “For What Its Worth”, they actually brought in Stephen Arthur Stills the man who originally wrote and played guitar on the song to feature on their take of his classic some 30 years later.
The #1 Hip Hop group of all time featuring a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & one greatest guitarists ever is a creative match up that put out one hell of a tune. A track that stood the test of time to become one of the most original sounding PE tracks to date. Also props to PE for pulling off a collaboration that I don’t think too many other rap groups and pull off to be honest.
Buffalo Springfield – For What Its Worth (1967 Original)