OLDSCHOOL MIXTAPE: Grand Wizard Theodore on Hot 97 with Funk-Master Flex (1994)


One for the real old school heads – Grand Wizard Theodore ‘The Inventor of the Scratch’  brings his box full of classic ORIGINAL B-Boy breaks and beats to play a rare mini set on Funkmaster Flex‘s ‘Street Jams’ show on Hot 97  and lets Dot-A-Rock get busy on the mic too.

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Be sure to catch GWT droppin’ the funk next saturday 3rd Dec @ Goodgod, Info –> FACEBOOK EVENT

SYDNEY – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER

Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=51784&ref=moshtix&skin

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FUNK, HIP HOP: GRANDWIZARD THEODORE ‘THE INVENTOR OF THE SCRATCH’ (Sat 3RD DEC @ Goodgod)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MN8hhdM8OQ&feature=relateBlunted & Universal Zulu Nation Australia Present…

–SOUNDS OF NEW YORK TOUR 2011–

feat. GRAND WIZARD THEODORE plus very special guests over 4 very intimate shows.

-Grand Wizard Theodore-

For the uninitiated Grand Wizard Theodore is credited as being the Inventor of the scratch & master of the needle drop, also featuring in the first Hip Hop movie ever made called “Wildstyle” (1983). As well as contributing to the original sound track, with his catch phrase “Say Turn it up” being sampled from Public to many a hip hop act world wide, he apprenticed under the legendary DJ Grand Master Flash, and was part of the group The Fantastic 5 which he released the old school classic “Can I Get A Soulclap” (1980). Grand Wizard Theodore was most recently featured in the DJ Documentary “Scratch” and continues to tour the world showcasing his amazing DJ skill’s to this day, as well as being a member of the Mighty Universal Zulu Nation.

Don’t miss the man with the flawless needle drop as he play’s a 2 hour set of turntablism meets party rocking b-boy breaks & beats, supported by some of Australia’s most respected DJs.

\\SYDNEY – SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER//

Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=51784&ref=moshtix&skin

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REGGAE, FUNK, HIP HOP, BOOGIE, Soul of Sydney Podcast #18- The Sunday Warmup Mixtape by DJ Juzzlikedat Feat.James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, MC Solar, Missy Elliot, Prince, Grandmaster Flash, Lake Side, Zapp & Roger, Evelyn Champagne King.


Warmup Mixtape

Just caught the dope mix-tape from local DJ Juzzlikedat originally put together for community radio station Skid Row FM 88.9.

He covers a fair bit of musical ground including a solid dose of Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Boogie, Disco vibes.

A broad range of artists including; James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, MC Solar, Missy Elliot, Prince, Grandmaster Flash, Lake Side, Zapp & Roger, Evelyn Champagne King.

This musical journey takes you thru different eras and continents of black music. Mixed and scratched and highly selected for you! funk lovers
I hope you will enjoy the experience

DJ Juzzlikedat

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Soul Of Sydney#5 ‘A Lesson In Love’: Valentines Day Soul, Funk; Hip Hop Mix By DJ Mo’Funk


Our podcast this week is a special one presented by Sydneys own DJ Mo’Funk (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter), featuring 50+ Soul, Funk & Hip Hop loved up jams put together just for valentines day for all you lovers around town.

Mo decided to put together a unique & rare dj mix, something he has never done but has always fancied putting together one day, this week seems very fitting to make something like this happen!

Plenty of soul legends represented here, expect everything from D’angelo,Teddy Pendergrass,Erykah Badu,The Isley Brothers,Michael Jackson,Sade,Bobby Caldwel just to name a few.

Enjoy!

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Download: Here

Tracks

01 – Common / Teddy Pendergrass – “Intro” (instrumental) / “Love TKO
02 – Jamiroquai “Talulah”
03 – The Shelltoes “Don’t Explain”
04 – Joe “And Then…”
05 – Naked Music NYC “3 A.M.”
06 – Erykah Badu “On & On” Continue reading

Soul Of Sydney#5 'A Lesson In Love': Valentines Day Soul, Funk; Hip Hop Mix By DJ Mo'Funk


Our podcast this week is a special one presented by Sydneys own DJ Mo’Funk (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter), featuring 50+ Soul, Funk & Hip Hop loved up jams put together just for valentines day for all you lovers around town.

Mo decided to put together a unique & rare dj mix, something he has never done but has always fancied putting together one day, this week seems very fitting to make something like this happen!

Plenty of soul legends represented here, expect everything from D’angelo,Teddy Pendergrass,Erykah Badu,The Isley Brothers,Michael Jackson,Sade,Bobby Caldwel just to name a few.

Enjoy!

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Download: Here

Tracks

01 – Common / Teddy Pendergrass – “Intro” (instrumental) / “Love TKO
02 – Jamiroquai “Talulah”
03 – The Shelltoes “Don’t Explain”
04 – Joe “And Then…”
05 – Naked Music NYC “3 A.M.”
06 – Erykah Badu “On & On” Continue reading

Track of the Day: Chic – Good Times (1979)


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‘Good Times‘ composed by legendary bassist Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers was first recorded by their band Chic in 1979 for their album Risqué.

The song has become one of the most sampled tunes in music history, most notably in hip-hop tunes;

The lyrics are largely based on Milton Ager‘s “Happy Days Are Here Again.” It also contains lines based on lyrics featured in “About a Quarter to Nine” made famous by Al Jolson. Nile Rodgers has stated that these depression-era lyrics were used as a hidden way to comment on the then-current economic depression in the United States.

In late 1979, Debbie Harry suggested that Nile Rodgers join her and Chris Stein at a Hip hop event in a communal space taken over by young kids and teenagers with boom box stereos, who would play various pieces of music to which performers would break dance. The main piece of music they would use was the break section of “Good Times.” A few weeks later, Blondie, The Clash and Chic were playing a gig in New York at Bonds nightclub. When Chic started playing “Good Times,” rapper Fab Five Freddy and members of the Sugarhill Gang jumped up on stage and started freestyling with the band; Rodgers allowed them to “do their improvisation thing like poets, much like I would playing guitar with Prince.”

A few weeks later Rodgers was on the dance floor of New York club LaViticus and suddenly heard the DJ play a song which opened with Edwards bass line from “Good Times”. Rogers approached the DJ who said he was playing a record he had just bought that day in Harlem. The song turned out to be an early version of “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang, which Rogers noted also included a scratched version of the song’s string section. Rogers and Edwards threatened The Sugarhill Gang with legal action, which resulted in them being credited as co-writers on “Rappers Delight”.

In the USA “Rapper’s Delight” did not achieve as much chart success as “Good Times” (peaking at #36 on the U.S. pop chart and #4 on the American R&B charts, compared to Chic’s #1 peak on both charts) but it helped to popularize the bassline and the song, and it became one of the most sampled tracks (and hence one of the most distinctive basslines) in the history of recorded music. Having agreed on a commercial structure for the use of their song in “Rappers Delight”, Edwards and Rodgers agreed to later uses in other songs, subject to their strict criteria.

Sloppy Seconds comes to Sydney!


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Greetings!  We come in peace!

I’m a recent Sydney transplant.  Born and raised in Hawaii I have spent most of my adult life in San Francisco (I’ve also lived in San Diego and Chicago).  I can be a bit reserved at first, so I thought no better way to introduce myself and tell you about my background than through my record collection.  I have been religiously collecting those round discs of plastic since the early/mid 80’s, so we have a lot to cover.

If Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel was what opened my eyes to the world of DJing, then Grandmixer D.ST.‘s “Megamix II:  So Why Is It Fresh?” is what caused me to purchase my first pair of turntables.  “Megamix II” was a collage of snippets and excerpts of records taken predominately from the genre shattering Celluloid label with some brief flashes of Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” thrown in (D.ST.’s first megamix was a similar working of songs mostly taken from Herbie Hancock’s “Future Shock” album as a promotional tool by Columbia to promote Herbie’s album.  Here’s another tidbit of useless information – “Rockit” was the first fusion of hip hop and jazz on wax.).

The liner notes on the back of the record listed the equipment used for “Megamix II”, and I remember it being not much more than two turntables, a mixer, some sort of recording device, a couple of keyboards and a drum machine – a perfect example of it’s not what you have, but it’s what you do with what you have.


Grandmixer D.ST. “Megamix II:  Why Is It Fresh?” @ 320

Here are some of the records used in “Megamix II” in its original form.

Coming up next  – how I discovered something called house music.

(I heart Paddy’s!)

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