GIG LIVE ACOUSTIC: Milan & Alex Gibson to play stripped back acoustic gig at PLAY BAR this Thursday


Our recommendation for our dose of live soul and acoustic goodness.

Sydney artist MILAN will be performing a rare acoustic show at the basement of PLAY BAR in Surry Hills with support from ALEX GIBSON and DJ SET from KRYSTEL DIOLA.

Entry is free with music kicking off from 8pm.

MILAN /

It is only over the past two years that 24 year old Milan’s songwriting voice and sound has crystallised. In Mid 2013 (after completing her first two demo’s) Milan signed with Universal Publishing in Australia and has since made numerous trips to the US to work with an array of producers and songwriters. Her Debut EP Glassy Eyes, released in February 2014, was quick to receive industry recognition from radio support (BBC Radio 1), blog support (The Music, Indie Shuffle, Pages Digital), from festivals (Sydney Festival, Fringe Festivals, Soul Fest) as well as performing at the Alicia Keys/John Legend Arena show. Milan was then named the “Next Big Thing” by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2014.

Showcasing her impossible electric guitar runs, her trademark sultry dreamscape voice, effortlessly playing synths & samples via her iPad, Milan also musically directs her live show which Booking Agency New World Artists describe in a word : Hypnotic. When composing her songs Milan (who holds a Diploma in Sound Engineering & Production) also makes the beats, plays the keys, synths, bass, records and mixes and is across the production of each of her songs. With that skill set in mind she still prefers a collaborative process for most of her compositions and has consequently formed great friendships with a plethora of world class producers and songwriters.

From a lyrical perspective, Milan plays her cards close to her chest – her songs draw on life experiences, family relationships and stories from her years of working and growing up in Sydney’s Inner West, but her storytelling is often cryptic and open to interpretation. Topics like love, loss, depression, drugs and addiction weave through her words. Passages of rap-influenced double-time singing, mixed with strong and soulful hooks show the influence of the black music of North America, but her voice is still distinctly Australian.

Currently back in Oz, Milan has been cultivating her song writing and production, but with things bubbling away in the US she has decided to take a huge leap away from her home in Sydney to create her much anticipated debut album and set sail for Los Angeles in 2015.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/milanmusic
Website: www.milanring.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/hernameismilan
Twitter: twitter.com/hernameismilan
Website: www.milanring.com

ALEX GIBSON /

Alex Gibson has rightly earned the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working, most talented musical artists.

The Canberra-born performer rocketed to fame after being spotted busking and asked by producers to audition for Season 2 of The Voice in 2013. After a spine-tingling rendition of “Blackbird” he found himself being mentored by internationally-acclaimed artist Seal and progressed through the show to be a Top 12 finalist.

Alex has established a loyal fan base who have embraced his unique vocals and style which he describes as “mix between Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Rock”. He cites Paul Simon, Steve Wonder and The Beatles among his musical influences.

In the time since The Voice Alex has again immersed himself into full promotion and development of his music, embarking on his first ever solo, 8 date tour across Australian cities (September 2013) and more recently a smaller four date tour (April/May 2014). Over the past few years, Alex has also frequently supported numerous touring artists including Diesel, The Black Sorrows, Kate Ceberano, Daryl Braithwaite, Mental as Anything, Deni Hines and Uncle Jed.

Alex is currently writing for his second album to follow up his highly acclaimed 2012 release This is Life. His first LP was launched to a packed house at Sydney’s iconic venue ‘The Basement’ and reached No. 2 on the Australian Singer Songwriter Charts.”

Website: www.alexgibsonmusic.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/alexgibsonmusic
Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexgibsonmusic

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Taylor Mcferrin (USA, Brainfeeder, Live) heads to Sydney for Redbull Music.


Taylor McFerrin (Brainfeeder Records) heads to Sydney’s Good God Small Club to play a show for Red Bull Music Australia as part of his Australian Tour.

TAYLOR MCFERRIN TOUR DATES

Fri 13/3 – Royal Croquet Club / Adelaide Festival – Adelaide
Sat 14/3 – The Bird – Perth
Thur 19/3 – Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane
Fri 20/3 – Hugs & Kisses – Melbourne
Sat 21/3 – Goodgod – Sydney

After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album “Early Riser” on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder last year, and following a whirlwind visit to Australia in late 2014 for the inaugural Red Bull Music Academy x Boiler Room Chronicles broadcast, Taylor McFerrinreturns to our fine island in March for a five-date national club tour, the next installment of the Red Bull Music Academy Club Night Series.

With Pitchfork describing the aforementioned LP as “Undeniable beauty” and The Times deeming it as “A sliver of intricate, sun-dappled, jazz-soaked electronica” – expect to be blown away by the multi-instrumentalist that not only stole the hearts of Australia’s own Hiatus Kaiyote, but has been praised by the likes of Prince, Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Those who witnessed Taylor take the stage at last year’s event will know something special is in store – he will be delighting crowds with a solo execution of his much-praised debut album “Early Riser”, in a series of performances that are sure to go down in Red Bull Music Academy history.

Influenced by a myriad of musical styles, this genre-defying producer blends anything from 60/70s soul, to modern era hip-hop, free form jazz and electronic music. In his solo live performances, McFerrin has found a sound that seamlessly bridges musical worlds, creating something that is instantly identifiable and entirely unique to the Brooklyn-based producer.

Since creating a major buzz with his first EP, “Broken Vibes”McFerrin has toured worldwide as a one-man show and has played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, The Big Chill, and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival. In his home base of New York City, he has performed at legendary venues like The Apollo, The Blue Note, Radio City Music Hall and The Lincoln Jazz Center opening up for artists such as Erykah Badu, The Roots, Nas, Talib Kweli and Robert Glasper.

In addition to producing and performing, Taylor has served as the head Instructor of the pioneering Beat Rockers program over the past 4 years, teaching beatboxing and musical self-expression to students who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities at the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx. A deep-rooted, unparalleled passion for creating and sharing music is a trait that is certainly conveyed in his music.

2015 has seen the national Red Bull Music Academy Club Night Series go from strength to strength, delivering England-via-Berlin musical virtuoso Clark’s full-capacity tour, followed by Stones Throw label stalwart, Madlib DJ and all-round hip hop legend J ROCCpacking out the February edition. Adding to a growing list of legendary club events, get ready to embrace the ultimate definition of heartfelt soul with production genius Taylor McFerrin.

TAYLOR MCFERRIN TOUR DATES

Fri 13/3 – Royal Croquet Club / Adelaide Festival – Adelaide
Sat 14/3 – The Bird – Perth
Thur 19/3 – Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane
Fri 20/3 – Hugs & Kisses – Melbourne
Sat 21/3 – Goodgod – Sydney

MIXTAPE: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul: Ghetto Discotheque Vol 1 – DJ HUDGE + High Flyers Warehouse Party Updated



This is the first in a series called the Ghetto Discotheque. The plan was to do a mix of tunes I love both old and new with a focus firmly on the Funk. Enjoy…

Massive thanks to Big Ted for the vocal drops and to Prodigal Youth for the artwork. Nuff respect fellas…

Recorded live, Boogie Down Penge, 1 Dec 2011

GOING TO BE ONE KILLER PARTY THIS SATURDAY @ THE HIGH FLYERS / FUNKDAFIED  WAREHOUSE PARTY, HERE ARE THE SET TIMES WITH SOUL OF SYDNEY’S OWN PHIL TOKE DROPPING SOME DISCO LOVE FROM 12-1AM IN THE DISCO CLOAK ROOM!

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday With just over 2 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set! SANI DEEJAY PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs) DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs) FRENZIE ****AFTER PARTY INFO***** We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse. Details Below: Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst) Time – 3am-very late! Line up: Ollie Brooke DJ Emme RussTee GRAEME PARK TOM MIDDLETON Paul Freeman, (Motion) DJ Hudge JC, (Funkdafied) People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge. To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin Or email info@funkdafied.com.au We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!! http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday

With just over 3 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…

With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!

We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up;

JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set!
SANI DEEJAY
PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs)
DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs)
FRENZIE

We also have a massive production planned for this party, our biggest to date!

*****IMPORTANT NEWS*****

– There will be no ATM’s at the venue, please come prepared

– We have 3 licensed bars so No BYO

– Wrap up it is winter & we will have a cloakroom

SET TIMES;

******AFTER PARTY INFO*****

We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse.

Details Below:

Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst)

Time – 3am-very late!

Line up:

Ollie Brooke

DJ Emme

RussTee

GRAEME PARK

TOM MIDDLETON

Paul Freeman, (Motion)

DJ Hudge

JC, (Funkdafied)

People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge.

To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin

Or email info@funkdafied.com.au

We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!!

http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

 

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HAHA Presents: Juan Atkins Live in Sydney (Sat Nov 27)


http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs1319.snc4/161900_118245171568847_1039717_n.jpgIs in town for one night only.

A legend who is widely credited with inventing Techno Music as we know it today is playing an upcoming show in Sydney.

In anticipation for this upcoming event, We leave you with one of many Juan Atkins classics.

Catch Magic Juan play

in this Sat 24 @ Marricville Bowling club,

With Vince Watson + Dean Dixon & Dave Fernandes (HAHA Industries)

Click for More Gig Info

Peace

Wassim G

 

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Live Remix By KEYSNKRATES


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Track Of The Weekend #5: Stevie Wonder – All I Do, Played at the Funkdafied Secret Warehouse party Sat 24th July


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Live @ Last London 2008

Played as the closing track by DJ Frenzie (Groove Therapy) at the Funkdafied Secret Warehouse party last night.

Catch Frenzie playing Hip Hop, Funk, Soul on the GROOVE THERAPY radio show, 12-2PM Fridays on 2SER 107.3 FM, or check the podcasts here.

Also stay up to date with the next Funkdafied happenings through facebook or find them on the web.

Downloads:

Stevie Wonder – All I Do (U-turn Disco Edit)

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Live Hip Hop: Volume Tour, Sat 26th June @ Newtown RSL. Feat 206Collab,LHA,NJE Julie Stern,DLect & JPlatnum


It’s finally here! hatonrack’s Volume Tour series returns to Sydney! hatonrack have been busy working hard on a string of new album releases from those under their label, and with the current release of 206 Collab’s new video clip “The Paradoxx” from their highly anticipated new album ‘Watch Kulagina’ Side A, this Saturday night sees the hatonrack artist’s 206 Collab and LHA hit Newtown RSL! Special guests on the night feature live music by NJE and Julie Stern with Sydney’s favourite DJ’s DLect and JPlatnum holding the fort with dope hip hop tunes to get you vibin’ througout the rest of the night!

There will be all types of ‘crazy’ so come down and support your local scene! It’s going to be a great night showcasing local talent fresh out the speakers from independent hip hop label hatonrack!

Log on to www.hatonrack.com for information on artists, album releases, video clips and music downloads.

It’s senior citizen friendly too, so tell nana and pop to get their best outfits dusted and ironed!
Did I mention it’s FREE ENTRY? 🙂