Okay Player | Who is Jill Scott? 15th Anniversary Interview



Okay Player catch up with the legendary Jill Scott for an for an exclusive Interview to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of her debut release “Who is Jill Scott?”

To commemorate the 15-year anniversary of her iconic debut, We asked Jill to share memories of recording that first LP, how the process changed after becoming a mom, and what might be next as she continues to answer Who Is Jill Scott?

Read the interview in full HERE at at Okay Player |

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MUSIC: HIPOLOGY IS? – “A montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.” (BBE RECORDS)



Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Visioneers new album “Hipology” is due out soon and to remind you all just how good its going to be, here is something from the Visioneers vaults. If you would like to review the forthcoming album …. find out more here

www.hipology.org/hipology-is

Hipology

Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning “Two Pages” & “Creating Patterns” they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed “Play With The Changes” was released. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to ! Terry C! allier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7” singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album “Dirty Old Hip Hop”.

While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. “The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way.” Documenting this influence on Hipology.org, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it’s easy to see the depth of Mac’s appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks,! beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up ! to the debut album.

HIPOLOGY IS?

Hip.ol.ogy

“A collage or montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.”

“They have a right to speak on it the way they see it coming up. Hip-hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the ’70s, hip-hop is there for you.”
Kool Herc

Looking at your own reflection you may wonder… who are you?; Adidas sneakers, baseball caps, Timberland boots, Cazal style glasses, Varsity jackets, Nike tees & hoodies and then take a look through your DVD shelf, books or music collection… Coltrane, James Brown, Mary J Blige and even a Led Zeplin album. why?… well for me it all stems from growing up listening to hip-hop; that’s what we call Hipology.
maybe you grew up in Tokyo or London and listen to hip-hop or even New York or maybe Paris… everyone’s personal experiences and perception may be different and thats what we call Hipology. When these experiences are shared the picture of hip-hop culture becomes even bigger. Hipology.

While recording a new Visioneers record in 2011-2012 I started thinking about how much Hip Hop has played a under current role through my life. The Music, The Fashion and Culture. Although producing all kinds of music from Jungle to Jazz, Hip Hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way. So this kinda inspired me to start up this Website, it’s just like a little scrap book and a way for me to join some dots up, shout out some greats and try get the story straight. yeah so that’s it.

Marc Mac

PEACE.

Funk Box (Jazzy Jeff Vocal) by Marc Mac Presents: Visioneers.

Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Soul Of Sydney: ‘FUNK’ music blog, beamin’ out of Bondi Beach, Australia.
Pushing local Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Soul, House & DNB since 2009.

Web: http://www.soulofsydney.org
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soulofsydney
Last FM: http://www.last.fm/user/SoulOfSydney
SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/soulofsydney

SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC #5: ON THIS SUNDAY 5TH FEB, (RAIN HAIL OR SHINE!) (NEW BACK UP INNERCITY LOFT/LOUNGE WAREHOUSE SPACE) (fEAT. Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends; PHIL TOKE, (Our House Sydney) EDSEVEN TERRY A MICHAEL ZAC (Our House Sydney) EADIE RAMIA (Our House Sydney) C-MAN & JUZZLIKEDAT (Back of Back))


SOUL F SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY is ON THIS SUNDAY 5TH FEB, RAIN HAIL OR SHINE!

WE FINALLY HAVE A BACK UP VENUE for the Block Party just so you can Shake those Cabin Fever blues away & you have a spot to come down and enjoy the same Sunday Afternoon REAL MUSIC VIBES we have been pushing at the Picnics.

We now officially have a BACK UP VENUE who are happy to host us just in the event this monsoonal rain doesn’t end, so it just means all we have to move the picnic under some covers into an inner city FUNK LOUNGE/LOFT SPACE!

Venue Option #1
Park-side Location in Alexandria with BBQ areas (pending weather) we still need some sunshine for the usual park side parties to go down!
Venue Option #2 – Inner City FUNK LOFT/LOUNGE SPACE:  in the vent of rain we have organised a kid friendly lounge/loft space with a stack of light, massive couches and tables just ready for a Sunday afternoon in-door picnic just in case it does keep raining.

We will be updating everyone via SMS as soon as we know how it looks for Sunday, so look out for updates early Sunday morning by around 10 or 11pm.

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Info VIA Facebook Event –> HERE
We will be in a park-side location around Alexandria from around 12 pm till late or a back up inner city FUNK LOUNGE ROOM in the event of rain!
STILL OPEN DECKS! Family Friendly, MUSIC HEADS PICNIC!
DJ’s playing an eclectic mix of day time SOUL, FUNK , DISCO, HIP HOP & REAL HOUSE GEMS.

Our House Sydney & Soul of Sydney Present:

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Free Block Party Picnic/BBQ #5

Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly FUNK picnic to celebrate the our SUNDAY  in the right kind of fashion..With a stack of good mates, in the great outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music  in a family friendly atmosphere.

We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.

Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment! 

DJ’s:

  • Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
  • PHIL TOKE, (Our House Sydney)
  • EDSEVEN
  • TERRY A
  • MICHAEL ZAC (Our House Sydney)
  • EADIE RAMIA (Our House Sydney)
  • C-MAN & JUZZLIKEDAT (Back of Back)

Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on soulofsydney@gmail.com as we will be updating venue information very soon.

Peace & Blessings;

Phil & Sam @ Soul of Sydney & Co.
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com.au

BLOCK PARTY #5 – Facebook Event

BLOCK PARTY Facebook Group

Blockparty Picnic Mixtape #3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)

JAN 2011

Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mixtape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months. Expect a stack of similar vibes for Australia Day!

Download

Tracklisting

  1. Intro Barack Obama
  2. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  3. Gwen McCrae- Funky Sensation
  4. John Davis Monster Orchestra- Ain’t That Enough For You
  5. James Brown- Funky President
  6. The Commodores- Brick House
  7. Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces
  8. First Choice- Love Thang
  9. Angela Winbush- I Love You More
  10. Convertion- Lets Do It
  11. Komiko- Feel Alright
  12. Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
  13. Richard T Bear- Sunshine Hotel
  14. Lenny Williams- You Got Me Runnin (Krivit Re edit)
  15. The Salsoul Orchestra- You’re Just The Right Size
  16. The Salsoul Orchestra- Salsoul Rainbow/Obama Victory Speech
  17. Diana Ross- No One Gets The Prize
  18. Diana Ross- The Boss

If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to soulofsydney@gmail.com in the event we do have to move the party last minute?

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Check out some of the SOUL TRAIN FUN from our last few parties

A  Few points that might help you organise you day better;

  • It is a FAMILY FRIENDLY PICNIC first and foremost so might be a good idea really to pack for a Sunday Picnic in the park (eski/ picnic basket, fruit, drinks and something to sit on etc.)
  • We have a spot with a stack of grass around with plenty of room for kids, it is 5 mins from city around Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
  • We will have a Sound System with selectors playing an eclectic mix of real music including everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles.
  • It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via soulofsydney@gmail.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
  • We usually aim to get everything starting at about 12pm with ending time around depending on vibe.
  • We will be waiting for the weather forecast before we make the call as it is outdoors, if it does look like it’s going to rain then we will simply move till next sunny Sunday. (We will be in touch a few days out for the event via email & on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party, so we will need your Mobile details too so we can get location details quicker)
  • ARTIST CALL OUT: If you are a local Musician, MC, Singer, Percussionist or DJ then we are very keen to hear from you if you would like to play, especially if you down to play percussion along the Djs in an open jam vibe for Sunday. (we are hoping to get thing going as a regular Sunday afternoon local soul funk and hip hop open jam session so if your keen to be part of it let us know)
  • For local Soul music fan then we simply wants you there enjoying the music, so get a group of friends together, spread the word and come down for a day out it the park to some real music.

Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney definitely needs more people like YOU!

Pray for good weather & hope to see you all at the next one.

Peace,

Soul of Sydney and Co.

FEB: ERYKAH BADU BLOCK PARTY PICNIC TRIBUTE

FACEBOOK EVENT

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About the Block-Party Picnic Movement

In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC! SOUL OF SYDNEY, OUR HOUSE SYDNEY &  TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & park-side throw-downs during summer.

The idea is a series of free Pop-UP Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.

If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic in the sunshine, then join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!

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THE BLOCK-PARTY MIXTAPS:

#1- SOUL OF SYDNEY TRIBUTE TO OBAMA

Mixed by: Phil Toke & Soul Of Sydney, of Sydney Australia

Running Time: 74 minutes

DOWNLOAD:

at Sound Cloud or Here

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Wantblack power to the people usa america obama barack flickr soul funk disco ohm collective phil toke obama tribute mix sydney
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.Tt black President.
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution

#2- Blockparty Picnic Mixtape 2 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney)

Dec 2011

Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mixtape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months.

Tracklisting

1.The Last Minister – Tribute to the JB family
2.Lyn Collins – Think (Jski edit)
3.Kool & The Gang – Love and Understanding
4.War – Galaxy
5.Jimmy Castor – E man boogie
6.Jesse G – thats hot
7.Change – A lover’s holiday
8.Nijel – Dance so fine (instrum)
9.Brothers Johnson – Stomp
10.Superbreak disco edits – Body Bait
11.Society – Can U rock?
12.Phase II – Reachin
13.Terrence Parker – Love’s Got me high
14.Teddy Pendergrass – Only you
15.Sylvester – Over & over

Tan Cracker’s Soul Club


New Venue, New Date, Quality Black Wax All Night Long!

It’s been a small while between our much talked about parties but fear not as we’re back at a new venue that compliments what we do with aplomb.

A dark space laced with antique furniture, incredible hand painted art on the walls and a nice deep RED keeping things sexy and warm + top notch sound to FEEL our unique wax recordings.

Friday 10th Feb is the date to lock in your diary so do so at once as your not going to want to miss this one! Limited capacity as always.

Selectors

Kinetic

Tom Tutton

Boogie Monster

&

Gian Arpino

will be joined by

Burn Hard (Motion)

&

Mase Boogie (Paper Plane Project)

playing the magical sounds of S.O.U.L music.

ONLY THE FINEST IN…

Rhythm & Blues

Latin/Brazilian Heat

Deep Funk

Modern Soul/Disco

JazzFunk

&

Motown/Classics

Plus $5 drinks between 8-10pm. (house wine, beer & spirits) + no cover charge if your in b4 9pm. In addition to this there will some complimentary food platters too.

Links:

SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC #6: THE ERYKAH BADU PICNIC TRIBUTE


Description

We will be paying special tribute to the one and only Queen of Neo Soul for our February Picnic

NEO SOUL FUNK DISCO HIP HOP & DAY TIME HOUSE VIBES

SUNDAYS DURING FEB – 12pm – 7pm

FREE ENTRY VIA EMAIL, FAMILY FRIENDLY, SUNDAY ARVO PICNIC/BBQ VIBES

New Parkside Location (Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for location info)

Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your Sunday FUN Day’s in the right kind of fashion.. with a stack of good mates, outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music..

We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.

Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment.

DJ FOR THE BADU TRIBUTE:

# Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
# PHIL TOKE, (Our House Sydney)
# TERRY A
# DJ TREY
# MICHAEL ZAC (Our House Sydney)
# EADIE RAMIA (Our House Sydney)
# C-MAN & JUZZLIKEDAT (Back of Back)

Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on soulofsydney@gmail.com as we will be updating venue information very soon.

NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email soulofsydney@gmail.com for venue details)

Soul of Sydney + Our House Sydney & Co.

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com.au

Facebook Event:
Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/groups/soulofsydney/
wEB: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Soul of Sydney Podcast #23 Australia Day Block Party WARM UP Mixtape by Juzzlikedat (latin funk, disco, hip hop dub, reggae, soul)


Here is the new “Warm up #7, The Summer edition”mixed by Juzzlikedat.

Brazilian Funk and Reggae, Jazz funk 70’s, Classic Hip Hop!! All in one box thanks for our man Sydney based DJ, Wax Collector & Radio presenter Juzzlikedat.

This is a mixtape for Skidrow Radio 88.9Mhz, This show covers artists as Cymande,The Soul Orchestra, Minnie Riperton, Soul ll Soul, Hotest Dub from GAMM,Beats International, KRS One, Public Enemy,Tone Loc, Das EFX and many more mash ups and remix versions just to give you a taste of some of the eclectic Soul, Funk vibes to expect from the man as he plays this weeks Australia Day Block Party Picnic.

Download

Check our more mixes Juzzlikedat.com, If you like what you hear, send some love to Samir samir@samirsamaali.com.

Catch the man dropping a parkside Funk set this Thursday at our Australia Day Block Party Picnic

Our next event will be on Australia Day (26th Jan) Blockparty Picnic!
Info VIA Facebook Event –> HERE
We will be in a parkside location around Alexandria from around 12 pm till late.
Open Decks, Family Friendly, Pet Friendly MUSIC HEADS PICNIC
DJ’s playing an eclectic mix of day time SOUL, FUNK , DISCO, HIP HOP & REAL HOUSE GEMS.

Our House Sydney & Soul of Sydney Present:

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Free Australia Day Block Party Picnic/BBQ

Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly FUNK  picnic to celebrate the Australia Day in the right kind of fashion.. With a stack of good mates, in the great outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music  in a family friendly atmosphere.

We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.

Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment! 

DJ’s:

  • Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
  • PHIL TOKE, (Our House Sydney)
  • EDSEVEN
  • TERRY A
  • MICHAEL ZAC (Our House Sydney)
  • EADIE RAMIA (Our House Sydney)
  • C-MAN & JUZZLIKEDAT (Back of Back)

Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on soulofsydney@gmail.com as we will be updating venue information very soon.

Peace & Blessings;

Phil & Sam @ Soul of Sydney & Co.


www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com.au

AUSTRALIA DAY Facebook Event

BLOCK PARTY Facebook Group

The Erykah Badu Remixes #2: Bag Lady (Miguel Migs Remix) (DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE)


The Queen of NEO-SOUL gets a beautiful DEEP HOUSE remix courtesy of Miguel Miggs.