Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock ! – Future 2 Future Live in La 2002 (Full Concert) – JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK

English: Herbie Hancock live in concert playin...

English: Herbie Hancock live in concert playing the keytar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Live in Los Angeles 2002


01. Wisdom
02. Kebero
03. This Is DJ Disk
04. Dolphin Dance
05. Virtual Hornets
06. The Essence
07. Butterfly
08. Tony Williams
09. Rockit
10. Chameleon

Herbie Hancock: Piano, Keyboards
Matthew Garrison: Bass
Terri Lyne Carrington: Drums, Vocals
Darrell Diaz: Keyboards, Vocals
DJ Disk: Scratches [Turntable]
Wallace Roney: Trumpet




Raheems Sydney Radio Guide for Soul, Funk, Disco & Hip Hop Heads!

It is about time we did out bit to get the word out about the specialist music shows on Sydney Air-Waves that have been entertaining and educating us musically on the regular.

Here is our collection of some of the specialist music shows that you might hear on Raheem Boombox (when he has batteries).

Raheems Sydney SOUL FUNK HIP HOP DISCO Radio Guide!

Raheems Sydney SOUL FUNK HIP HOP DISCO Radio Guide!

Note:  if we missed any, reach out at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney with info so we can include;



Streaming HERE

Boogie Dance Cafe

Fridays 11pm -12.30am

Presented by Brut 33 & Mikey Kennedy

Boogie Dance Cafe is a loose approximation of an over exuberance of musical love combined with an over indulgence of caffeine.

Brut33 mans the ones and twos (sugars), frothing up and over indulgence in coffee and dusty grooves.

A vinyl-only show, highlighting the records you find when pounding the pavement. Jazz, jazzfunk, boogie, disco, soul, afro – upwardly-downbeat & immodestly flamboyant.

From the makers of Paradise Lost & Spacepeoples, broadcasting since 2008. Sharing a passion for realness, radio and community.

Links, Podcats & Info

Merchants of Sound

Saturdays 6.30 – 8pm

Slick sounds with an anything attitude for your Saturday evening with Phat Kat and Bully Dux.

Immersing into a deep platter of dusty rarities and classic treats, we sample sounds from all genres – roots, rock, world and music that has been inspired by them.

Phat Kat …

Phat Kat has been presenting on Eastside Radio since October 2009. Sharing ancient ideologies and ethos with her fellow merchants, her collection includes blues, old school rock and roll, world and soul/funk. She is an avid supporter of community radio with subscriber status held at fellow stations 2SER, FBi and marketing/sponsorship is her specialty at Eastside. Using the senses and her guiding muses, she keenly twirls her way through flamenco dance, Italian language and Greek cuisine.

Bully Dux …

Bully Dux is a local deejay. He welcomes playing random weddings, Bar Mitzfahs, Sunday breakfast slots at the local cafe and sweaty warehouses parties. He cringes at corporate gigs but plays them anyway. Being dearly attached to his 2 wheelers, Bully Dux is keen to pull out his traveling paintbrushes and paint more colour on empty objects.

He’s hosted and played on 2SER – Mophonics show and random blues and roots slot on Bondi FM.

Links and Info:

Streaming HERE

El Chino & Herbie Hancock on Departure Lounge Radio 2ser



El Chino is a well known Sydney DJ and music aficionado who spent some time wandering the globe, crate digging and developing his repertoire for what was to become the smoothest flight on the 2SER roster dropping everything from New-Jazz, Afro Beat, Disco & Hip Hop.

Groove Therapy

Friday 12:00pm – 1:30pm

The place where old school hip collides with new school know how. World music fusion with electronic B-Boy funk and organic grooves. Presented and mixed by DJ Frenzie, Noodles & Noel Boogie.

Frenzie cut his teeth DJ’ing in Melbourne in the late 80’s, having grown up being inspired by the early cut and paste sounds of hip hop music. In the mid 90s he spent 5 years in Brisbane, and in that time managed to DJ regularly at pretty much every decent venue around town. Now days, Frenzie has settled down in Sydney, where once again he has played at every decent inner city venue at one time or another. In 2001, he secured a management position at Sydney’s most beloved club – The Globe, managing some of Sydney’s most beloved clubnight.

Frenzie has played at all major music festivals, featured on the 2001 Triple J ‘Turn Up Your Radio‘ tour with Endorphin and Groove Terminator, and has 15 years experience presenting programs on community radio around Australia.

Podcasts, Info & Links;

HIPHOP: Rob Swift (X-ECUTIONERS) @ Tonic Lounge Tonight! 16 Sept. + DJ’s: Mathmatics, Mike Who, Junkyard Dogs & Victor Lopez

DJ Rob Swift (X-ecutioners / Illinsanity)
**Recently Voted into the DJ Times Top 100 DJ’s in America (2nd year in a row)**

– Friday September 16th @ Tonic Lounge (Sydney)
Doors Open at 9pm- $15
supported by DJ’s Mathmatics, Mike Who, Junkyard Dogs & Victor Lopez

Rob Swift knows all about evolution and its conceptual cousin, revolution—whether it’s the spontaneous kind that sparks radical change, or the vinyl-based kind that occurs at 33-1/3 revolutions – per – minute (and variations thereof). And for a cat like Swift—who has worked with everyone from Linkin Park to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Mike Patton to Herbie Hancock—truly forward-thinking, revolutionary music just seems to come naturally, and on some occasions, at a cost. DJs must adapt, and in this high-speed information era, that means expanding your scope of vision from beyond your instrument to new expressive vehicles “by any means necessary.”

Here’s where we drop the needle on some history: after years of honing his cuts on the wheels of steel under the tutelage of his older brother and father, Robert Aguilar aka Rob Swift was tapped, in 1991, by a Harlem-based DJ crew called the X-Men to join their ranks. Within a year he won the coveted DMC East Coast title and became known, worldwide, as a masterful DJ and a force to be reckoned. Even when, to avoid the obvious beef with Marvel Comics, the X-Men were compelled to change their name to the X-ecutioners, Swift (and his compatriots Roc Raida, Mista Sinista and Total Eclipse) still retained a superhero’s afterglow. Their 1997 debut album X-Pressions (Ashpodel) served notice, with dirt-funky tracks like “Word Play” making it clear that Swift the recording artist was on the rise. Five years later, the group’s first major-label debut Built From Scratch (Loud/Columbia) generated the huge hit “It’s Goin’ Down” featuring Linkin Park.

However, the freshly acquired mainstream success brought on new challenges. The pressures of compromising their creativity for the sake of living up to previous record sales, brought about artistic tension amongst the X-ecutioners. Unwilling to sacrifice his creativeness, Rob was inspired to establish himself as a soloist and break through with a series of genre-busting albums of his own (the first being 1998’s The Ablist). Sound Event (2002), his second solo effort, set the tone for his ascendant multi-faceted production style, mapping dark jeep beats (“Hip-Hop on Wax,” with Large Professor), Latin Jazz (“Salsa Scratch,” with Bob James) and ambient-electronic funk (the psychedelic “Interview with Colored Man,” with Supernatural) with the deft touch of a seasoned studio hand.

Rob continues to dominate his field to this day. For the last 2 years he has been voted into the DJ Times Top 100 DJ’s list in the USA. He has also steadily been showcasing his skills to an international audience with non-stop touring. Now it’s time for the man with the smoothest, most musical cuts in the game to return to our paret of the world.

Get ready for the return of DJ Rob Swift to the Australian shores!!!

LATIN,JAZZ,FUNK,ACID JAZZ- Dj Maestro (Blue Note Records) Australian Tour Mix + Sydney Gig Details (Fri 12th Aug @ The Basement)

Really diggin’ this Latin-Jazz & Funk mix JC of funkdafied sent our way as part of the up coming Blue Note Trip tour featuring the one and only Maestro playing an intimate Dj set at the Basement.

Funkdafied & Double Lucky are proud to present Blue Note Trip with DJ Maestro at the Basement on Friday 12th August. Hailing from Amsterdam, DJ Maestro is one of the leading Jazz DJs on the scene today and this will be a one-off show in Sydney at the home of jazz music. Martijn Bark

huis, a.k.a. DJ Maestro is the only DJ to work with Blue Note and has mixed and compiled 9 albums under the name Blue Note Trip – compilations with material from the archives of the legendary jazz label.

The prestigious record label Blue Note has become the home for jazz heroes like Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Eric Dolphy, the label became famous for its inspired, high quality jazz recordings. Following a busy schedule of European festivals and tour dates and on the back of releasing Blue Note Trip Vol 9 we look forward to DJ Maestro performing for an Australian audience. With his own record label (Dig This!), being program director of the Swingin’ Groningen festival and the Jazz at the Lake festival, DJ at VPRO/Radio 6 and

founder of the Dutch station Radio Jazz, Maestro has a big hold on everything that has to do with Funk, Latin and Jazz in the Netherlands as well as a high profile world wide through the Delicious Jazz series, (Verve) and the platinum selling Blue Note Trip Series……

Expect a mix of traditional jazz with a blend of funk, soul and latin, up-tempo and lounge as well as forgotten treasures from the archives …
Joining DJ Maestro on the night we will have the following DJs/Acts: Trevor Parkee, (2SER Radio),and Omegaman Sound System, with some special guest musicians TBA. This will be a night of quality music,

get in quick as we expect a large demand for tickets to this event


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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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COLD CRUSH: Ol’ Skool Electro Funk & Rap, DJ’s: Simon Caldwell, OSC-001,Retali8,Patrick HAF (Fri Dec 4th)


Ol’ Skool Electro Funk, Rap & Boogie.

Fri Dec 4th @ 202 Broadway

Patrick HAF (The Sentinel), Simon Caldwell, OSC-00, Retali8

Info: Cold Crush web site & Facebook Link

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