Many many years ago in Sydney, we bumped into a local DJ, CRATE DIGGER & all-around good bloke GIAN ARPINO warming things up for DAM FUNK tour. On that night he dropped some of the finest 1980s-inspired boogie funk we had heard at the time.

Has been sending us dope mixes, podcasts & wine recommendations for the best part of 15 years now since we hand this FUNK blog. We connected then & he introduced & educated us to so much of the music that has formed the foundation of pretty much everything we do today. This latest mix is a special one for us being massive fans of GOSPEL, it is an Easter mix showcasing some of the rare GOSPEL DISCO goodness in his record collection under his new project COLLECTED RHYTHMS.

Check him out on socials for more info on any releases, podcasts & gigs around town & wine recommendations.

International Womens Day Tribute: Aretha Franklin : Live At Park West (Full Concert)

Sending this one to the amazing Women of Soul in our extend Soul-Family..  The unmistakable Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin live in 1985 as our little tribute to YOU on INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2014.


Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Not too many in house circles can touch a MJ cut and do it justice. Frankie turns this into gold, definitely one of the kings of the club remix! The man simply knows what to do for a killer B-Side.


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Live Recording: Aretha Franklin “Amazing Grace” 1972 (Gospel, Soul, Funk,Jazz,R&B)

Aretha Now

Aretha Now (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Our Easter Message via THE VOICE doing her thing in this special live Gospel recording.


You have been blessed by Aretha ! Wishing you all the best over Easter.

DEEP JAZZY HOUSE: Sounds of Blackness – I Believe (David Morales Classic Gospel House Mix)

Sounds of Blackness are a Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental collective from Minneapolis who perform music from several gospel inspired SOUL, JAZZ & R&B tracks featuring many collabeations with  Gospel and House legends including liks of Ann Nesby, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

They celebrated culture and religion while keeping the sounds of their afro ancestery also running right through there albums.

This is a track from the golden era club classics remixed by David Morales.

Studio Albums

  • The Evolution of Gospel (Perspective, 1991)
  • The Night Before Christmas…A Musical Fantasy (Perspective, 1992)
  • Africa To America – The Journey Of The Drum (Perspective, 1994)
  • Time For Healing (Perspective, 1997)
  • Reconciliation (Zinc, 1999)
  • Soul Symphony (Sounds Of Blackness, 2002)
  • The Night Before Christmas II (Atomic K, 2004)
  • Unity (SLR/Lightyear, 2005)
  • Kings & Queens – Message Music From The Movement (P-Vine, 2007)
  • The 3rd Gift – Story, Song & Spirit (CC Entertainment, 2009)


  • Journey Of The Drum Remix Collection (Perspective, 1995)
  • The Very Best Of Sounds Of Blackness (A&M, 2001)
  • The Collection (Spectrum, 2003)
  • The Best Of Sounds Of Blackness – The Millennium Collection (20th Century Masters) (A&M, 2007)

OUR HOUSE Sydney presents: TERRENCE PARKER (Parker Music Works/Detroit) Sat 5th Oct (UPDATED)

Detroit Techno House live in Sydney ! Terrence Parker

HOUSE MUSIC ROYALTY is in the building.Detroit’s house music legend TP is coming to Sydney on Sat 24th Sept presented by OUR HOUSE MOVEMENT. He will be paying particular tribute to the FUNK, GOSPEL & DISCO roots that fashioned the HOUSE sounds he plays/produces today.

Check out this video from DEMF a couple of years back for HYPE!

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Our House Sydney is proud to present one of House music’s most gifted dj’s, Terrence Parker. Growing up with Detroit legends such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson, Terrence has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and he is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!

Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. In the mid 1980s, Detroit’s Underground Music Movement has brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!

As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as “TP”) has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick name, “Telephone Man”. Others call him the “Telephone Man” because he has answered the CALL to bring us music to feed our souls!

TP has performed as a DJ in hundreds of cities throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more that 100,000 people. Since 1988, TP has released more than 100 recordings on various labels, and has had top 20 hits with his songs “Love’s Got Me High”, “The Question” and albums like “Detroit After Dark” in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France.

Terrence’s high quality of music productions, remixes, and DJ skill has been recognized by organizations such as the Detroit Historical Museum’s History of Techno International Exhibit, and Indiana State University’s Department Of African American Music And Culture. TP’s collective musical works and pioneering efforts have been recognized as a valuable
contribution to Detroit’s music history, as well as the International History Dance Music.

Terrence is also a well respected remixer. His remix projects include such popular artists as Kelly Rowland, Vickie Winans, Lyfe Jennings, Michelle Williams, Trinitee 5:7, Omarion feat. Bow Wow, Aaron Carl, Tiffany Evans feat Ciara, Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery, Ce Ce Winans, Dr. Charles Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir, Amerie, Chris Brown, Anointed Pace Sisters, Upper Street, and many more.

Terrence has also been busy working on his own projects with artists like Coco Street which are featured on TP’s digital music label called Parker Music Works! In addition to TP’s first label venture known as Intangible Records, TP’s music has also been released on labels such as Studio K7 (Germany), Network/Six6 (UK), KMS (USA), Simply Soul (USA), Deconstruction (UK), Superb Ent. (Japan), as well as major labels Universal, EMI, Virgin, and Sony/BMG.

Local supports include Phil Toke, Phil Hudson, Eadie Ramia and Michael Zac

Limited $20 presale tickets are available from or $25 on the door. Strictly limited capacity so get in quick.

This party is proudly supported by

DEEP HOUSE SYDNEY: Phil Toke (Our House Sydney- Sylvester-Dance(Disco Heat) (1978) Vs Byron Stingily-Get up (Everybody) (1996) (soulful house classic)

Sampled Tracks of the day Phil Toke (Our House Sydney)


Here is a rare live video clip from ‘Sylvester’ performing ‘Dance(Disco Heat)in 1978 during the apex of New York‘s Disco era, the song was sampled nearly 20 years after in 1996 by Gospel/Vocal-House legend ‘BYRON STINGILY’ in the classic dance-floor warmer ‘Get Up (Everybody)’.

Sylverster-Dance(Disco Heat)

download original 12″ Mix

Byron Stingily – Get Up (Everybody)


Also for anyone into classic Chicago House & Disco stuff like this come check out the RESPECT warehouse party this Sat 20th March

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Venue Details:

Loft/Warehouse Space in Sydney CBD, 5 mins from central station, Check here on the week for venue details

Mar 20th 2009

Music: Soul, Disco, Classic Chicago House & Detroit Techno

Tickets: $10 Here or or email us here for more info :


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