THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE presents: Black Christmas ‘James Brown Tribute’ Feat James Locksmith (JembeMusic)


Our good mate James Locksmith of JembeMusic put me on to this dope event on this weekend in Beirut where a posse of SOUL, FUNK & Rare Groove fans are throwing it down in homage to the musical legacy of James Brown at the annualBlack Christmas‘.


(In Memory of the Fifth Anniversary of JAMES BROWN’s Death)

For the third X-mas in a row THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE keeps the tradition of funk, soul, rare groove and breaks in this city and the Middle East, alive. However this time we are getting closer to the heart of the action by taking over the former infamous CLUB SOCIAL where three of THE BGC DJs used to spin regularly (DJ Stickfiggr, Ernesto and Ramsay Short).
This time THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE commemorate the fifth anniversary of James Brown’s death, with long list of DJs, artists and visual artists. To top it all off, this year Supreme Sandwiches and Samosas will be on sale from Firas Yatbokh!

  • Natalie “Baby” Shooter (Opening act)
  • Brother Jackson ( afro-funk/hip-hop) + Heavy G (Hard funk)
  • Chris Bail (dance music)
  • DJ Spindle aka Ernesto ( rare groove,deep funk, breaks)
  • James Locksmith (nu-disco, afrobeat)
  • DJ Wah ( Italo-Disco)

Visuals by Nadim Saoma

“In Memory of James Brown” an art project by Tom Bone,Jeanne Fouchet, Semaan Khawam, Lilly in the rain aka Nanou, Ernesto and short fuse.

Shortfuse Film will be releasing their music video for BGC collaborator Wriggly Scott aka DJ Solo’s new single entitled “Hierarchy/Anachy”.

BGC Links:

Playground Weekender 2010: Set Times,Ferry Times,Highlights & Map

Here is some of the highlights from 2009’s Playground Weekender.

‘Big Love to all who shared the dance floors with us over the few days at playground weekender 2009 & Thanks for the memories.


Music Edits By Soul Of Sydney

Chic – Good Times
Richie Haven- Going Back To My Roots
The Source & Candy Staton- You Got The Love


Be sure to come check out the 4 days for magic again this year, set times here MAP here & more info here

See you on the muddy dancefloor!!!

Ferry Times:
Thurs – 1st ferry 11.30 am last ferry from Wiseman’s midnight on Thurs
Friday – 1st ferry 8.00 am & last ferry 02.00 am
Saturday – 1st ferry 08.00 am & last ferry 02.00 am
Sunday -1st ferry 08.00 am and last ferry 01.00 am
Mon – 1st ferry 06.00 am and last ferry 01.00 pm

Soul Of Sydney Loves YOU!