International Hip Hop star chats with Mosca Media Australia about his latest album “Bottoms Up” at Lopez Records, St Marys, Sydney West.
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).
Note: if we missed any, reach out at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney with info so we can include;
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:
- El Chino & Herbie Hancock on Departure Lounge Radio 2ser
DEPARTURE LOUNGE RADIO
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;
From child soldier in Africa to a Human Rights Activist, Author, Modern Day Revolutionary & Rapper. Catch the man’s musical stories this Friday at The Basement with a special film screening of the film “Warchild”, the story of child soldier, Emmanuel Jal.
- Punch Q&A: From child soldier to hip hop star (thepunch.com.au)
Public Enemy in fine form as usual on the title track for 1998 Spike Lee film “He Got Game “, they went one better than just sampling a hook for this one. Rather than jack the samples of the 1967 Buffalo Springfield classic protest song “For What Its Worth”, they actually brought in Stephen Arthur Stills the man who originally wrote and played guitar on the song to feature on their take of his classic some 30 years later.
The #1 Hip Hop group of all time featuring a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & one greatest guitarists ever is a creative match up that put out one hell of a tune. A track that stood the test of time to become one of the most original sounding PE tracks to date. Also props to PE for pulling off a collaboration that I don’t think too many other rap groups and pull off to be honest.
Buffalo Springfield – For What Its Worth (1967 Original)
- KMart Uses Public Enemy’s Harder Than You Think to Show Us What You Got (icemanbaldy.com)
- Upcoming Events: Chuck D of Public Enemy x PVAMU (9/20) (dayandadream.com)
- Ashton Kutcher: ‘Don’t believe the hype’ over Demi Moore split rumors (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Universal Studios : The Virginian Backlot 1967 (thevirginiantv.wordpress.com)
Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.
Directed by: Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins / Gifted Films Inc
J.Dilla is Still Shining.
(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.
- HIP HOP DOCUMENTARY: J Dilla (soulofsydney.org)
- J Dilla – A Producer’s Producer (musicbusinessheretic.wordpress.com)
- H2TV Episode Pays Homage To J-Dilla [Video] (subzinfo.wordpress.com)
- J Dilla x Stussy Documentary Part 3 (mindinversion.wordpress.com)
- Music Review: Improvisation in Harlem, Corner of Hip-Hop and Jazz (nytimes.com)
- Dionne Warwick – “You’re Gonna Need Me” (misplacedswag.wordpress.com)
- 14KT: 14 Killa Tape (fleamarketfunk.com)
- Erykah Badu Live at Tupac Birthday Celebration (fr33domhall.wordpress.com)
With Australia day just gone we though we should do our bit for the country & put together a mix-tape of our favorite home grown music videos. Here is our selection of local Hip Hop, Soul & Funk videos that would go rock any Australia Day BBQ.
Ray Mann Three- Smile
Music video by The Ray Mann Three performing “Smile”. Directed by Louis Westgarth and Ray Mann. (C) 2008 Ray Mann. From the album “The Ray Mann Three”
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
Directed by Rob Leggatt and Leigh Marling.
The Cat Empire – Days Like These
Pnau ‘Journey Agent’
Pnau’s classic adventure in 50’s style and attempted substance. Directed by James Littlemore and art directed/illustrated by Stepahnie Anderson