Randa Khamis & The Soul Kingdom (Live on Vocals) with DJs Gian Arpino and Phil Toke This Saturday 6th Nov @ Tonic Lounge


Tonic Lounge is proud to present the dynamic RANDA KHAMIS From RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM.

Randa’s last album was Produced by down under funk supremo Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos/Cookin’ On 3 Burners/Lanu) and was a steamy brew of blistering funk, impassioned soul vocals,  and edgy grittiness. Randa’s high octane vocals urge, push and provoke – so be warned!

Having supported Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Bamboos and Lionel Richie in Australia, Randa WILL have you up and dancing in an instant with her brand of 21st century deep soul.

For more info peep the gig on facebook

Band links on myspace

About Randa

https://i0.wp.com/c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/65/m_47a7d9045d154850b20b44fa19cb1c3c.jpgBorn in Jordan from Palestinian parents, raised in the working class
suburbs of Perth, Australia, singer Randa Khamis caught the black music bug early. At the age of 12 she was talking her way into local clubs,
desperate to dance to the sounds of James Brown, Parliament, Kurtis
Blow, Ann Sexton and Aretha Franklin.

During her 20’s, Randa took up Belly Dancing and wanted to start
combining the use of Arabic rhythms with soul/funk vocals. She moved to London and began working with Moroccan band MOMO, KINOBE and Sasha Baron Cohens’ brother’s band ‘Zohar’ singing in Arabic. But it was with Leigh Gracie’s deep funk band ‘Speedometer’ that she spent much of her time singing, and after supporting the legend Eddie Bo, began touring with him in New Orleans, where he passed on his vast musical knowledge about performance and song writing. With this priceless experience under her belt, she returned to Perth, ready to harness her writing and recording experiences with her new band ‘Randa & The Soul Kingdom’. Moula Bux is a return to her Middle Eastern roots entwined in her funk/soul vocal influences.

Randa & The Soul Kingdom formed out of a common desire to write and perform in an authentic pledge to their funk/soul roots. A six piece band, consisting of trumpet, sax, drums, guitar, bass and vocals, they imbue a live, classic funk sound with a dynamic fresh edge they can safely call their own striking a balance between talented musicianship and emotional content. Receiving accolades from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings when performing in support, a debut single for sale
around the world, internationally airplay and interest and some stellar live performances to sell-out crowds are just some of the reasons Randa & The Soul Kingdom have been tagged as the next jewel to come from the music womb of Perth. “If Betty Harris, Patti Drew, Donna Hathaway or The Blackbyrds are names that have any meaning to you, proudly add Randa & The Soul Kingdom to your Funk Collection”

SYDNEY PAY ATTENTION: ERIC LAU (Ubiquity Records/UK): MELT BAR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT 28th of May, 2010!


Eric Lau and soul singer Rahel

Thanks to Grindin Music, this Friday night sees Melt Bar in Sydney, transform into a night of Nu soul grooves of laidback live music, DJ’s and of course ERIC LAU (Ubiquity Records/UK). If you’ve never heard of him before, you need to know. Born and raised in the UK, Eric Lau’s musical journey is not atypical of a producers, nor was his musical exposure vast and deep – he had little to do with music growing up. Intent on finishing his business degree under the strict provision of his parents, Eric’s life was systematically planned out in the corporate world. It wasn’t until the suicide of his bestfriend at University did he rethink his direction in life, coming across the world of music, which would forever cement his passion and direction in life.

He released his debut album in 2008 through acclaimed Ubiquity Records called “New Territories”, prior to that had already produced music for various artists and had featured on compilation CD’s. He has produced music for artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tanya Morgan and many others. His music production is similar to J Dilla or Sa Ra Creative Partners, the difference is, less is more. J Dilla is one of Lau’s musical heroes paying tribute to the great late Jay Dee in a track called ‘For the D’ produced by Eric Lau featuring rapper Guilty Simpson. ‘For the D’ can be found on a compilation CD entitled ‘Producers No.1’ which showcases quality music from beat production ranging from broken beat, to hip hop to soul.

New Territories released 2008 (Ubiquity Records)

With the recent release of Kilawatt series V2 (March 2010), we’re in for more than a treat this Friday night. Eric Lau will be playing a DJ set at Melt Bar with live performances from 13th Son featuring DJ Sandro, New Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop outfit and regular residents at Melt Bar 5 Coffees, DJ’s Trey, JC Funkdafied, Huwston and of course a DJ set from Eric Lau! So if you want to hear music and vibe in an atmosphere you’ve never experienced before, come down. Grindin Music has especially been keen to present a night to you all that has musically never been done before. Many people forget that LIVE music content is what is missing here in Sydney and this night isn’t just live music, but live soul with a dash of jazzy hip hop. If this night goes well, we’ll be doing this on a monthly basis. Show your support for something new where it’s all about Music!

Doors open at 10pm til late!

Kilawatt V2 OUT NOW!!

For more information check out DIOLA’S http://www.boombapclap.wordpress.com for details on tour and press and check out Grindin’ Music new highly anticipated website. Click on the image:

2ser’s DJ Huwston spoke with Eric Lau on Soul Glow this afternoon. Click on the link below to listen which you can also find on his blog SPAREHANDS

Eric Lau Interview by Sparehands

ERIC LAU INTERVIEW ON ‘I COULD STORIES’ SERIES:

ERIC LAU MYSPACEhttp://www.myspace.com/ericlaumusic

Podcast #6 – DJ Phil Toke : 80’s Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco mixup live @ Goldfish Kings X


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #6

A mix of some 1980’s Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco by Phil Toke (myspace) mixed live at Gold Fish Kings Cross Sydney Summer 2010

Style: 1980’s Boogie,Disco & Electro-Funk

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Catch Phil Toke paying tribute to the roots of house music @ the RESPECT warehouse party, 20th March 2010, click for more info

1. Timmy Thomas – Are You Crazy???

2. Cubby St Charles – Party

3. The Fatback Band – Finger Lickin’ Good Continue reading

Podcast #6 – DJ Phil Toke : 80's Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco mixup live @ Goldfish Kings X


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #6

A mix of some 1980’s Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco by Phil Toke (myspace) mixed live at Gold Fish Kings Cross Sydney Summer 2010

Style: 1980’s Boogie,Disco & Electro-Funk

Download Here

Catch Phil Toke paying tribute to the roots of house music @ the RESPECT warehouse party, 20th March 2010, click for more info

1. Timmy Thomas – Are You Crazy???

2. Cubby St Charles – Party

3. The Fatback Band – Finger Lickin’ Good Continue reading

Australian Music Tribute # 1: Classic Australian Funk, Hip Hop & Soul Music Videos


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

Continue reading

Australian Music Tribute # 1: Classic Funk, Hip Hop & Soul Music Videos


With Australia day just gone we though we should do our bit for the country &  put together a mix-tape of our favourite 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

Continue reading

Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson) @ JembeMusic 3rd Bday + Oz Tour Promo Mix &; Departure Lounge Mix


JembeMusic

Friday January 15

@ Melt (12 Kellet St Kings Cross)

Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson & Wonderwheel NYC)

Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes Ger)

Huwston (Knowfool)

James Locksmith

Grant Naylor on percussion

Info:

Facebook Event

JembeMusic @ Facebook

JembeMusic Website

Mixes:

  1. Nickodemus On Departure Lounge Radio (Sat 9th Jan 2010)
  2. Nickodemus Australian Tour Promo

JembeMusic

After 3 years of specialist music services, unique events, album launches, soundsystems, and now also a resourceful blog. The independent JembeMusic is turning a big 3 years old. Celebrating in style, we have two special globe trotters coming to the party. From Brooklyn NYC, legendary DJ Nickodemus returns to the heat of the Australian summer for his “Sun People” tour (how appropriate).

Come along, dance and enjoy a unique intimate show, bringing his funk, soul, hip hop, house, disco, and global beats signature, together with the eclectic dancefloor jazz selector, direct from Germany’s Vinyl Vibes party and label, Karsten John. Also spinning, are music addicts and pushers, James Locksmith and Huwston and we have one of Australia’s most sought after percussionists, Grant Naylor hitting the skins (no pun intended). This is a birthday party that everyone is invited to and certainly one not to be missed!

Limited capacity, $15 on the door, no presales!

Doors open 10pm, close 5am, no lockout

12 Kellet St Kings Cross http://www.meltbar.com.au

info@jembemusic.net

http://www.jembemusic.net/

http://www.nickodemus.com/

Nickodemus Mixes

#1 Nickodemus Australian Promo Mix

  1. “Gimme the Sunshine” by Sunshipp

  2. “Nao Posso Demorar (Dubben Remix) JuJu Orchestra by Solaris
  3. “Son Montuno” Una Mas Trio
  4. “Brookarest” by Nickodemus feat Taraf de Haidouks (The Pimps of Joytime Remix)
  5. “Gosalo” by The Pimps of Joytime
  6. “Disco Trippin” by Amplified Orchestra
  7. “N’Dini” by NIckodemus (Tal M Klein Remix)
  8. “Jennaty” by The Spy from Cairo feat Ghalia Benali
  9. “Tropical Treats Cumbia Re-edit”
  10. “Conmigo” by Nickodemus feat Sammy Ayala
  11. “Soy Del Valle” by Quantic y Su Combo Barbaro feat by Shantel
  12. “Sun Children” by Nickodemus feat The Real Live Show (Pablo Sanchez Remix)
  13. “Ala Shan” by The Spy from Cairo

#2 Nickodemus On Departure Lounge Radio, Flight #9010

Radio 2SER (107.3) Saturday, 9th January, 2010

Flight Over the Hudson with Nickodemus

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Check out Departure Lounge on Radio 2ser 107.3 or streamed @ 2ser.com Saturdays 3-5pm with El Chino for weekly Nu-Jazz, Funk, & Soul

Facebook fan page Here & previous show podcasts/tracklisting Here

Sun Children by Nickodemus feat The Real Live Show

Nickodemus – Funky In The Middle