MUSIC: HIPOLOGY IS? – “A montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.” (BBE RECORDS)



Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Visioneers new album “Hipology” is due out soon and to remind you all just how good its going to be, here is something from the Visioneers vaults. If you would like to review the forthcoming album …. find out more here

www.hipology.org/hipology-is

Hipology

Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning “Two Pages” & “Creating Patterns” they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed “Play With The Changes” was released. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to ! Terry C! allier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7” singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album “Dirty Old Hip Hop”.

While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. “The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way.” Documenting this influence on Hipology.org, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it’s easy to see the depth of Mac’s appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks,! beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up ! to the debut album.

HIPOLOGY IS?

Hip.ol.ogy

“A collage or montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.”

“They have a right to speak on it the way they see it coming up. Hip-hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the ’70s, hip-hop is there for you.”
Kool Herc

Looking at your own reflection you may wonder… who are you?; Adidas sneakers, baseball caps, Timberland boots, Cazal style glasses, Varsity jackets, Nike tees & hoodies and then take a look through your DVD shelf, books or music collection… Coltrane, James Brown, Mary J Blige and even a Led Zeplin album. why?… well for me it all stems from growing up listening to hip-hop; that’s what we call Hipology.
maybe you grew up in Tokyo or London and listen to hip-hop or even New York or maybe Paris… everyone’s personal experiences and perception may be different and thats what we call Hipology. When these experiences are shared the picture of hip-hop culture becomes even bigger. Hipology.

While recording a new Visioneers record in 2011-2012 I started thinking about how much Hip Hop has played a under current role through my life. The Music, The Fashion and Culture. Although producing all kinds of music from Jungle to Jazz, Hip Hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way. So this kinda inspired me to start up this Website, it’s just like a little scrap book and a way for me to join some dots up, shout out some greats and try get the story straight. yeah so that’s it.

Marc Mac

PEACE.

Funk Box (Jazzy Jeff Vocal) by Marc Mac Presents: Visioneers.

Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Soul Of Sydney: ‘FUNK’ music blog, beamin’ out of Bondi Beach, Australia.
Pushing local Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Soul, House & DNB since 2009.

Web: http://www.soulofsydney.org
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soulofsydney
Last FM: http://www.last.fm/user/SoulOfSydney
SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/soulofsydney

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SOUL OF SYDNEY FREE SOUL FUNK BLOCKPARTY PICNIC; (ERYKAH BADU TRIBUTE SET SUN 4TH DEC) + Erykah Badu Live in Sydney Feb 2012 !!! + RARE Erykah Badu Mixtape (NEO SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP)


We are back by DOPE demand after a stack of positive messages & e-mails we will be hosting our second ‘Blockparty Picnic’ on SUNDAY 4th Dec parkside in a hush hush location in Alexandria.

Similar vibes as the last one, a family friendly sunday picnic in the park from 12pm with day time beats from rotating DJ’s including; Phil Toke, Michael Zac & Eadie Ramia +  C Man, Mason (Paper Plane Project) & Nathan (DoJo Cuts & The Liberators)

Facebook Event –> Here

Stay close for more info.

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A massive THANK YOU! to everyone who helped get this off this ground last Sunday, it was a little rushed.. a little unorganised but ended up being a pretty special day for us & really confirmed how much the REAL MUSIC heads in Sydney love to party. Great crew to get down with.

Hats off to all who came out during the day.. & massive thanks to you guys who made us set the Sound System under the covers of some massive trees even after the rain came in.. You cats ARE THE SOUL OF SYDNEY!

Special thanks to the DJ’s who got right behind the day; Mason (Paper Plane Project), Nathan (The Liberators & DOJO Cuts) , Phil Toke, Eaddie Ramia & Michael Zac (Our House DJ’s).

We will be getting this going again very soon! so get in touch on our facebook page or email us for details or if you want to get invloved playing some music etc.

Peace

Venue Update (20th Nov 9am)

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com if any issues finding us etc.

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In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC, SOUL OF SYDNEY & TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & parkside throwdowns 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!

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We will be kicking off next Sunday 20th Nov in a special Innercity Parkside location

Music Policy: Soul, Afro-beat, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop & Soulful House

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

Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Guests dropping a everything from NEO SOUL, CLASSIC FUNK BREAKS, DISCO, & B-boy Boogie

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com for details.

PLEASE NOTE: events will depend on weather so we will make a decision late in the week & send venue information via email & sms by weeks end. Venue info WILL NOT be posted on FB, so if you are interested please shoot us an email at soulofsydney@gmail.com with your mobile number so we can keep you posted.

One of the few spots we may be using..

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Updated INFO:

We have a few spots near Alexandria but waiting to see if the weather holds up, if it is blue sky’s then we are in business and will be sending an sms blast out of where you can be found.

Few points that might help you organize you day better;

· It is a family friendly picnic first and foremost so could be a good idea really to pack an 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 basic DJ set up playing everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work. It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via email if keen to play to confirm time slots)

· We are hoping to kick off by 12pm till around 5 or 6

· 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 later in the week via email and on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party so we will need your Mob. details too.)

· 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, spared the word and come down for a day out it the park.

Stay Updated online at;

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/soulofsydney
FB: http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
Online: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

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WHY NOW?

This came about due to the overwhelming disappointment with the closure of so many GREAT music venues in Sydney recently. So we felt the time was right to organise a local music communal get together for the locals who have been supporting the music and venues we all love.

We will have a Sound System, Decks & Mic set up, so if you are keen to help out with music or a mini show case, let us know via FB or e-mail.

Peace,

From your good friends at

Soul of Sydney & Tone

Updated Event Info –> http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Proudly Supported By Sydney’s REAL MUSIC VENUE TONE, back-online verysoon to support sydneys music scene –> http://www.tone.net.au/

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BLOCK-PARTY FUNK MIXTAPE TRIBUTE TO OBAMA

Mixed by: Phil Toke & Soul Of Sydney, of Sydney Australia

Running Time: 74 minutesblack power to the people usa america obama barack flickr soul funk disco ohm collective phil toke obama tribute mix sydney

DOWNLOAD:

at Sound Cloud or Here

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.Tt black President.
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution
Just caught some GREAT  news on twitter that Erykah Badu will back in Sydney early next year performing at the Sydney Opera House & what better way then celebrate with a BADU Mixtape of her dropping rare classic funk and hip hop gems on BBC radio.
Niche Productions & Live Nation present

ERYKAH BADU

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.

Forging her own path in soul music and almost single-handedly directing the genre since the ’97 debut Baduizm, Badu’s releases have always demanded critics attention, whilst her live shows incite rapturous engagement from audiences as she bursts through hits like On & On, Love Of My Life, Apple Tree, Tyrone, Bag Lady, Window Seat and more.

Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, enlisting the work of previous collaborators James Poyser and Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Al Green) as well as cutting edge producers like Madlib, Sa Ra Creative Partners, Karriem Riggins (Diana Krall) and the late J Dilla.

Erykah Badu will perform live for the very first time in her own headline shows in Australia, offering fans their first taste to see her in concert in exquisite and historic venues such as Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Perth’s picturesque Kings Park. For the latter two events, she will be joined by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The enigmatic seven piece soul act have won the world over with their hypnotic live performances which translate their impeccable records to a live setting in a similarly dynamic fashion to Badu’s razor sharp band. Their last album ‘Live At Roundhouse London’ showcased the incredible live show, which takes in highlights from their albums ‘Based On A True Story’ and ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ and Australian audiences may be in for a taste of new material, which is hinted at a mid 2012 release.

Do not miss the captivating Erykah Badu as she tours across Australia for the first time in her own headline shows, joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop in Melbourne and Perth for some of the most musically exquisite engagements of the summer programme.

Niche Productions & Live Nation present Erykah Badu February 2012 Tour

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 02 9250 7777 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
PRESALE (INSIDERS – Sydney Opera House ‘Insider’ members): TUE 8 NOV
PRESALE (INHOUSE – Sydney Opera House enews subscribers): WED 9 NOV
GP ONSALE: MON 14 NOV

Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
LN & NP PRESALE: TUE 8 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
ME PRESALE: – MON 7 NOV – TUE 8 NOV
TM PRESALE: – WED 9 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

The Erykah Badu Mixtape!

Erykah Badu Mix live on BBC radio
  1. Sa-Ra – Sun [Delmark]
  2. Stark Reality – Cooking [Stones Throw]
  3. Funkadelic – Miss You A Lot [Westbound]
  4. Michael White – The Blessing Song [Freestyle]
  5. Muro – I’m Just Doing My Job [Staple Design]
  6. Day Light – Give It Up [White]
  7. Ramp – I Just Love You
  8. Sun Ra – Where There Is No Sun [Art Yard]
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Clover [Columbia]
  10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park [Fantasy]
  11. War – Me & Baby Brother
  12. Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express [Greyhound]
  13. Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
  14. Erykah Badu – On And On [Instrumental]

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Gilles has an exclusive DJ Mix from Erykah Badu and a few words from her on Sun Ra, Sa Ra and why she loves Gilles so much!

We also spin the monster 10 minute Maida Vale session track from Raphael Saadiq that was promised last week.

And a stack of great new tracks, with brand new music from the likes of

Thundercat, Robert Mitchell, Ntjam Rosie, Richard Spaven & Phoney Ppl.

download

Chapter 1
  1. Billy Bang Sextet – Rainbow Gladiator [Soul Note]
  2. Odyssey Quartet – Early Bird [White]
  3. Thundercat – Thunder For Love I Come [Brainfeeder]
  4. Richard Spaven – Maz Feat. Jose James [Jazz Refreshed]
  5. Mr. Beatnick – Synthetes [White]
  6. Little Beaver – Concrete Jungle [Cat]
  7. Shockazulu – Part 4 [2000 Black]
  8. Earth, Wind & Fire – Runnin’ [CBS]
  9. Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down The Line [Columbia]
  10. Raphael Saadiq – The Answer (Live At Maida Vale)
  11. Phoney Ppl – If This Is How Love Feels (Live At Maida Vale)
Now That’s What I Call Bumps Vol.3
  1. Lunice – Glow [Forthcoming On LuckyMe]
  2. Eddie Logix – Congraduation
  3. AKarlmarx – Anti Gravity [Forthcoming On MPM]
  4. Kansano – Sanctuary [Forthcoming On Circulations]
  5. Chief – Outro [Feelin’]
  6. Steve Reid – Lions Of Judah [From The Album ‘Nova’ Released On Mustevic, 1976]
  7. TOKiMONSTA – Fallen Arches [Forthcoming On Brainfeeder]
Chapter 3
  1. Robert Mitchell 3io – Twice
Erykah Badu Mix
  1. Sa-Ra – Sun [Delmark]
  2. Stark Reality – Cooking [Stones Throw]
  3. Funkadelic – Miss You A Lot [Westbound]
  4. Michael White – The Blessing Song [Freestyle]
  5. Muro – I’m Just Doing My Job [Staple Design]
  6. Day Light – Give It Up [White]
  7. Ramp – I Just Love You
  8. Sun Ra – Where There Is No Sun [Art Yard]
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Clover [Columbia]
  10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park [Fantasy]
  11. War – Me & Baby Brother
  12. Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express [Greyhound]
  13. Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
  14. Erykah Badu – On And On [Instrumental]
Chapter 5
  1. Thundercat – Thundercat Jamboree [Brainfeeder]
  2. Little Dragon – Nightlight [Ntjamusic]
  3. Coki – Boomba [Tempa]
  4. Hype Williams – Side A, Track 5 [White]
  5. Stealing Sheep – Shoot The Ducks To Win [Red Deer Club]
  6. Ntjam Rosie – In Need [White]
  7. Memotone – Clockwork Horse [Black Acre]

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More info
Niche Productions & Live Nation presentERYKAH BADU

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.

Forging her own path in soul music and almost single-handedly directing the genre since the ’97 debut Baduizm, Badu’s releases have always demanded critics attention, whilst her live shows incite rapturous engagement from audiences as she bursts through hits like On & On, Love Of My Life, Apple Tree, Tyrone, Bag Lady, Window Seat and more.

Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, enlisting the work of previous collaborators James Poyser and Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Al Green) as well as cutting edge producers like Madlib, Sa Ra Creative Partners, Karriem Riggins (Diana Krall) and the late J Dilla.

Erykah Badu will perform live for the very first time in her own headline shows in Australia, offering fans their first taste to see her in concert in exquisite and historic venues such as Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Perth’s picturesque Kings Park. For the latter two events, she will be joined by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The enigmatic seven piece soul act have won the world over with their hypnotic live performances which translate their impeccable records to a live setting in a similarly dynamic fashion to Badu’s razor sharp band. Their last album ‘Live At Roundhouse London’ showcased the incredible live show, which takes in highlights from their albums ‘Based On A True Story’ and ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ and Australian audiences may be in for a taste of new material, which is hinted at a mid 2012 release.

Do not miss the captivating Erykah Badu as she tours across Australia for the first time in her own headline shows, joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop in Melbourne and Perth for some of the most musically exquisite engagements of the summer programme.

Niche Productions & Live Nation present Erykah Badu February 2012 Tour

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 02 9250 7777 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
PRESALE (INSIDERS – Sydney Opera House ‘Insider’ members): TUE 8 NOV
PRESALE (INHOUSE – Sydney Opera House enews subscribers): WED 9 NOV
GP ONSALE: MON 14 NOV

Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
LN & NP PRESALE: TUE 8 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
ME PRESALE: – MON 7 NOV – TUE 8 NOV
TM PRESALE: – WED 9 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Jay Electronica Podcast: Worldwide With Gillies Peterson


Jay Electronica! Definitely a talent. He always has plenty to say in the lab, on the mic & in this podcast session with Gilles Peterson for Wordwide in England.

I been following his work for a while but have a new found respect after listening to his discussions with Gilles on everything from the current state of Hip Hop,sampling, Erykah Badu‘s jokes, the Detroit ‘music scene’, Dilla to Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Download + Sign up to Gilles P’s Pod casts here

Erykah Badu: Rare New Album Promo (New Amerykah Part 2: Return Of The Ankh)


We got the first two singles from the upcoming Erykah Badu release New Amerykah Part 2: Return Of The Ankh

#1 Erylah Badu – Window Seat

Featuring ?uestlove from The Roots on drums

or DL here

#2 Erykah Badu – Jump in the air and Stay there

Featuring ?uestlove from Lil’ Wayne

or DL here

Also here is a sneak peak of two more tracks premiered on Gilles Peterson’s World Wide radio show this week. Listen to Agitation (produced by Sa-Ra Creative Partners)  &  Don’t Be Long (produced by Ta’Raach)

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ERYKAH BADU AUSTRALIAN TOUR PETITION

Click —-> ERYKAH BADU AUSTRALIAN FACEBOOK PETITION

It’s time to make some noise for one of the pioneers of the Neo Soul movement – ERYKAH BADU! From the lady that brought us classics like “Didn’t Cha Know”, “Bag Lady”, “I Want You”, “Ye-Yo”, “On&On”, “Tyrone” and “Love of My Life (Hip Hop)”, Erykah Badu has made an indelible mark in the music industry not only as a creative genius, but as an original artist in a league of her own.  Badu seamlessly fuses organic sounds of  African rhythms, to Hip Hop, to Jazz, Soul to Funk. As a mother, singer/songwriter, producer and entertainer she can hypnotize an audience without the overbearing  trait of preaching a movement – she just lives it.

After rumours of having been denied to perform for Peats Ridge Festival 09/10, a petition has been created via Facebook to let major promoters know that there is a fanbase in Australia. The petition aims to make some waves in the industry with the desired outcome of a future Australian tour! Her new album NEW AMERYKAH Pt.II: Return of the Ankh will be released on the 25th of February, 2010 which sees her collaborate with multiple artists from Jay Electronica, 9th Wonder, Shafiq Husayn of SA RA, Madlib, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Lil Wayne and Bilal to name a few. Honorable mention goes to J DILLA for the use of his production  beyond the grave in the collaboration track entitled ‘LOVE’.

The Erykah Badu petition in essence is all about music – her music, and the heart of the petition is YOU – her fans. Music is our universal language. You know it. I know it. It’s that knowing smile we’ve all experienced. Sometimes we wish the world could take it’s time with us. But it doesn’t. Music is the only thing that can make us take control and say ‘world, you gotta wait…cos my jams on!’

It’s the tingles, the goosebumps, it’s the headnod, it’s the smile….it’s losing ourselves in the moment….it just is.

Music speaks, moves, inspires, instills faith, HEALS and encourages strength through boldness!!

LET’S BE BOLD!

Join the Facebook petition by clicking on the link below and help make some noise by being apart of this cause:

ERYKAH BADU AUSTRALIAN FACEBOOK PETITION

Our efforts combined can make it happen – this is not possible without YOU! Let’s make some noise!!

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Gilles Peterson & James Locksmith (Jembe Music) , Thursday March 4 @ Manning Bar Sydney Uni


Niche Presents:


Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra & Gilles Peterson

Thur March 4th

Manning Bar Sydney Uni

Supported by: James Locksmith (Jembe Music)

Info/Tickets:

Mixes:

  1. Gilles P on ‘The Soul Show‘1994 Sydney,2RES
  2. Gilles P dance-floor jazz set for Brownswood Records

Niche Productions Presents: This 11 piece live afrobeat/funk/soul/latin band is simply one of the best live bands in the world and features eleven of the hottest and baddest musicians New York has to offer.


This is high energy, rhythmic, contagious and political music that turns your shoes into dancing machines and your hips into a frenzy. Antibalas has been a fixture at the crossroads of international music since their humble Brooklyn beginnings in 1998. As a group entity, they are largely responsible for reviving and innovating an obscure but dynamic style of music known as afrobeat, tirelessly spreading its gospel to over thirty countries around the world, from New York’s Rikers Island Prison to the stage of Carnegie Hall, from Tokyo to Turkey.


As collaborators, they have worked with artists such as Paul Simon, TV on the Radio, Baaba Maal, Burning Spear, Public Enemy, The Roots, Angelique Kidjo, Sinead O’Connor, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. In addition, members of Antibalas have made their imprint on recordings by Mark Ronson, Ornette Coleman, Amy Winehouse, Beck, The Foals, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and countless other bands from underground to multi-platinum, spanning the genres of funk, jazz, soul, rock, and experimental music

In 2009, members of Antibalas have arranged the music for, and are also performing on Broadway in FELA! a musical about the African icon and afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Antibalas – War is a Crime

Antibalas – Big Man Live at The Yerba Buena Center Gardens, San Francisco, CA. June 29, 2004

Gilles Peterson is one of BBC1’s favourite presenters, with his blessing deeming an artist worldwide success. From humble beginnings as an acid jazz DJ to hosting one of the most popular radio shows worldwide, Gilles has been responsible for aiding the careers of many of the musicians around today.

In 2006 Gilles launched his most recent record labal ‘Brownswood Recordings’ after the street he used to live on. To date the label has released records by British singer/songwriter Ben Westbeech, 45 piece live act The Heritage Orchestra, Japanese punk jazz band Soil & “Pimp” Sessions, Brooklyn based pianist Elan Mehler, jazz vocalist José James, and two volumes of a soulful compilation album series called Brownswood Bubblers.


Releasing over 30 mixtape albums to date, Gilles Peterson is perhaps one of the most famous DJs on the planet, and is a regular feature at festivals all over the world.

Check out this rare live recording of Gilles in Sydney on The Soul Show, 2RES, 1994

Also check this wicked dancefloor jazz set he played for Brownswood Records @ iLL Communications 9th April

Check out Gilles Peterson Interview @ SubSub

Talks about some great interview’s, music sources and internet radio

Thursday 4 March, a night not to be missed as the finest live and DJ acts take to the stage for a party the likes of the Manning Bar has never seen! Tickets on sale Wednesday 3 February from manningbar.com, moshtix.com and all moshtix outlets.

Special guest DJ, James Locksmith (Jembe Music).