New Melbourne Soul Music: EMRSN – Down (Prod. By Jarreau Vandal)


A few weeks back we were lucky enough to catch Melbourne’s Future Soul artist EMRSN live a when he was performing before TUXEDO & honestly, we were totally blown away by the richness of his vocals and the warmth of the production from the second we heard his sound.

We are continually in awe of the amount of the world class Australian artists who are really flying the flag for our scene. EMRSN is one of the new breed of local Future Soul acts we very much recommend you check out.

His latest releases “Down” sees EMRSN join forces with Jarreau Vandal – producer for international music collective Soulection.  Teeming with his soulful vocals and dance floor feeling this is without doubt a jam you will hear us dropping in mixes and live sets.

“Down” is taken from EMRSN’s forthcoming debut album “TMRW” scheduled for release in early 2016.

Look out for more from him below/

SoundCloud Link: https://soundcloud.com/iamemrsn/down

Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | SoundCloud | YouTube

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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SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT: Melbourne Tour Highlights + Photography


Take a look at some of the recent photo highlights of our Sydney Street Art Project tour of Melbourne taken by our man Devlin who has been drifting around documenting Sydney’s (and Melbournes) street-art and street scape photography over the last few years,

Check out more of his work for our new collab. Sydney Street Art Project on  Facebook & Twitter

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Melbourne Street Art starts here! Sensory overload! #stickers #melbournestreetart ” Continue reading

EVENT: Danny Brown + MED Tour This Week – Win Tix


Danny Brown & MED – Win Tickets For your chance to win tickets to either the Brisbane show tonight or the Melbourne show tomorrow night email us here and let us know your favourite MED or Danny Brown track – it’s that simple! We’ll get back to winners a few hours before the show, so don’t be shy. The tour kicks off in Brisbane tonight!!! Wednesday 23rd May – The Zoo – Brisbane – with special guest Sampology DJ Set Tickets: www.oztix.com.au (direct link) – tickets on sale now Thursday 24th May – Prince Bandroom – Melbourne with sepcial guest REMi Tickets: www.princebandroom.com.au (direct link) – tickets on sale now Friday 25th May – Vivid Live at The Studio (Sydney Opera House) – Sydney with special guests Halfway Crooks DJs and Ellesquire Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com – tickets on sale NOW

LIVE FEED: RED BULL BEAT-SUITE MELBOURNE – STREAMING LIVE ! FEAT. Aloe Blacc, Ladi6, Australian Youth Orchestra, Galapagoose Monome, Amin Payne, DJ Perplex, Scratch22


RED BULL BEAT SUITE MELBOURNE – STREAMING ! FEAT. Aloe Blacc (US)  vocals Ladi6 (NZ)  vocals / MC Tamil Rogeon  composer  Members of The Australian Youth Orchestra  strings Galapagoose  Monome, sampling drum machine Amin Payne  sampler, drum machine DJ Perplex (3 x Aus DMC Champion)  turntables, effects Scratch22 (NZ)  turntables, samplers, effects

Red Bull Beat Suite is set to smash every conceived musical boundary – creating an entirely original, never-before-heard musical exploration, mixing together the nation’s best beat makers, musicians from the Australian Youth Orchestra as well as special guest vocalists including US soul singer, Aloe Blacc who will all feature on the same stage for two shows only on Saturday 12th May, at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

This very special event will be an orchestral exploration of the last 20 years of electronic and beat music combining two diverse musical worlds, setting a musical precedent by bringing the contemporary and classical worlds together on the one stage for the very first time in Australia.

Fans can expect to hear Australia’s best beat makers including two turntablists, a 15 piece orchestra, bass player, percussionist plus the hottest guest vocalists to produce a show like never before. The show will feature the talent of Ladi6, DJ Perplex, Amin Payne, Scratch 22 and Galapagoose. This innovative musical mash up will be cast under the intrepid direction of Australia’s own maestro and composer, Tamil Rogeon, who is charged with conducting a bunch of people who quite frankly, don’t belong in the same room – let alone the same stage! Red Bull Beat Suite is the creation of curator and creative director of the event, Kano Hollamby.

Red Bull Beat Suite is a rare opportunity to push the envelope and drive forth innovation by fusing together cultures that would normally play in very different playgrounds. The event will provide opportunities for the young guns of classical music to work with those from a hip hop and electronic music background – an unexpected collaboration with mind-blowing results.

Utilising their own award winning 3d projection mapping technologies, Melbourne’s own and world renown ENESS studios will create a never before seen interactive visual display to accompany this cutting edge performance.

Red Bull Beat Suite will debut at the stunning and musically paramount Melbourne Recital Centre, which is excited to be part of this exciting fusion – be the first to witness this cutting edge musical experiment.

Artist(s)

Aloe Blacc (US)  vocals
Ladi6 (NZ)  vocals / MC
Tamil Rogeon  composer

Members of The Australian Youth Orchestra  strings
Galapagoose  Monome, sampling drum machine
Amin Payne  sampler, drum machine
DJ Perplex (3 x Aus DMC Champion)  turntables, effects
Scratch22 (NZ)  turntables, samplers, effects

Javier Fredes  percussion
Ryan Richie  vocals

Lance Ferguson  guitar

Kano Hollamby  creative director / music co-director
eness  video mapping & visuals

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Red Bull Beat Suite is a drawing together of cultures which is as ambitious as it is thrilling. Take the nation’s best beat makers, put them on stage with the Australian Youth Orchestra, throw in US soul singer and hip hop luminary Aloe Blacc plus special guest singers and musicians, and cast them under the intrepid direction of The Raah Project’s Tamil Rogeon.

Red Bull Beat Suite is homage to the last 20 years of urban beats and electronic music genres, told by Australia’s and the world’s most cutting edge musicians, producers and vocalists through a ‘mix tape’ of orchestra, turntables and live beats.

Adding to the experience, Melbourne’s own and world renown ENESS will create a never before seen interactive visual display, utilising their own award winning 3D projection mapping technologies.

Click here for more information on Red Bull Beat Suite.

RED BULL BEAT SUITE ALOE BLACC TO HEADLINE A MUSICAL REVOLUTION


Red Bull Beat Suite is set to smash every conceived musical boundary – creating an entirely original, never-before-heard musical exploration, mixing together the nation’s best beat makers, musicians from the Australian Youth Orchestra as well as special guest vocalists including US soul singer, Aloe Blacc who will all feature on the same stage for two shows only on Saturday 12th May, at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

This very special event will be an orchestral exploration of the last 20 years of electronic and beat music combining two diverse musical worlds, setting a musical precedent by bringing the contemporary and classical worlds together on the one stage for the very first time in Australia.

Fans can expect to hear Australia’s best beat makers including two turntablists, a 15 piece orchestra, bass player, percussionist plus the hottest guest vocalists to produce a show like never before. The show will feature the talent of Ladi6, DJ Perplex, Amin Payne, Scratch 22 and Galapagoose. This innovative musical mash up will be cast under the intrepid direction of Australia’s own maestro and composer, Tamil Rogeon, who is charged with conducting a bunch of people who quite frankly, don’t belong in the same room – let alone the same stage! Red Bull Beat Suite is the creation of curator and creative director of the event, Kano Hollamby.

Red Bull Beat Suite is a rare opportunity to push the envelope and drive forth innovation by fusing together cultures that would normally play in very different playgrounds. The event will provide opportunities for the young guns of classical music to work with those from a hip hop and electronic music background – an unexpected collaboration with mind-blowing results.

Utilising their own award winning 3d projection mapping technologies, Melbourne’s own and world renown ENESS studios will create a never before seen interactive visual display to accompany this cutting edge performance.

Red Bull Beat Suite will debut at the stunning and musically paramount Melbourne Recital Centre, which is excited to be part of this exciting fusion – be the first to witness this cutting edge musical experiment.

Artist(s)

Aloe Blacc (US)  vocals
Ladi6 (NZ)  vocals / MC
Tamil Rogeon  composer

Members of The Australian Youth Orchestra  strings
Galapagoose  Monome, sampling drum machine
Amin Payne  sampler, drum machine
DJ Perplex (3 x Aus DMC Champion)  turntables, effects
Scratch22 (NZ)  turntables, samplers, effects

Javier Fredes  percussion
Ryan Richie  vocals

Lance Ferguson  guitar

Kano Hollamby  creative director / music co-director
eness  video mapping & visuals

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Red Bull Beat Suite is a drawing together of cultures which is as ambitious as it is thrilling. Take the nation’s best beat makers, put them on stage with the Australian Youth Orchestra, throw in US soul singer and hip hop luminary Aloe Blacc plus special guest singers and musicians, and cast them under the intrepid direction of The Raah Project’s Tamil Rogeon.

Red Bull Beat Suite is homage to the last 20 years of urban beats and electronic music genres, told by Australia’s and the world’s most cutting edge musicians, producers and vocalists through a ‘mix tape’ of orchestra, turntables and live beats.

Adding to the experience, Melbourne’s own and world renown ENESS will create a never before seen interactive visual display, utilising their own award winning 3D projection mapping technologies.

Click here for more information on Red Bull Beat Suite.

TICKET PRICES

A reserve $55
B reserve $45

Performance Dates


Jess Harlen – Park Yard Slang (2012 LP)


She’s toured worldwide with renowned Australian roots reggae band Blue King Brown (as their former backing singer) but this year Jess Harlen has decided to focus on her own music, cooking up some fresh new tracks.

Park Yard Slang is the second album by the Melbourne based artist which was released on March 30, 2012 through Obese Records. It is evident that there has been a significant shift of events in Harlen’s music since the release of Neon Heartache, 2011 LP (through Plethora Records).

Both albums were produced by renowned award-winning producer, Plutonic Lab. Therefore with the collaboration of two talented musicians bringing out a string of various skills – not to mention Harlen’s sweet and soothing voice, it was anticipated that we’d have sheer quality. And that’s what we got!

The opening and aptly titled track “Get Ready” is an appropriate introductory song to the album. With enticing vocals and the catchy beat it is already ample to draw the listener into further exploration of Park Yard Slang. Title track “Park Yard Slang” is a nice transition maintaining the slow tempo before “Weaving”. Here the tempo slightly builds up leading into jaunty, upbeat rock style track “Let You Down”, the first single released off the album. Reggae, dancehall influenced “Plantation” features Melbourne based reggae artist RuCL.

“Colliding” is a romanticised ‘feel good’ song that seems to depict the themes of patience and beauty. “Reach Home” is an emotive; melancholic yet encouraging and promising song about being courageous, facing present fears and of the past, insecurities and worries in order to overcome them. Harlen switches to the ukulele where the listener is gently lullabied with “Day Dreamer”, followed by another encouraging and humbling track, “Up To Me”.

Then follows “Beautiful Struggle” which illustrate life as full of love, pain, disappointment and change but also encourages the listener to accept it as inevitable as it is – a beautiful struggle. One is encouraged to take the responsibility of moving forward. Finally, one could say that “Silence” is another aptly titled track to top off the album.

Overall, Harlen maintains humility in her songwriting, which are personal reflections that people can relate to. It’s a courageous and great thing to see that there is more experimentation with the incorporation of different instruments and a variety of genres including soul, acoustic, reggae, dancehall and rock influences, producing something fresh and versatile to listen to. Harlen is definitely an artist to look out for this year!

Park Yard Slang is available on iTunes, JB Hi-Fi stores and other good music stores.

Review Score: 9 out of 10


Jess Harlen’s ‘Park Yard Slang’ Tour 2012

For more information visit www.facebook.com/JessHarlenMusic

*As originally appeared on The AU Review.

PRINCE : SYDNEY TOUR INFO, CONCERT TICKETS, UPDATES + AFTER PARTY + MIXTAPE TRIBUTE INFO (Updated)


PRINCE TRIBUTE – AFTER PARTY

This SAT MAY 12TH @ (Upstairs @ Civic Hotel)

Soul Of Sydney, Soul Sounds & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective will be throwing down the goodness this weekend with a stack PRINCE inspired SOUL, FUNK & BOOGIE as well a solid dose of PRINCE gems from 10pm THIS SATURDAY (MAY 12th).

THE PRINCE AFTER PARTY – TRIBUTE!

Right after the Concert from 10pm – Late This Saturday (May 12th).

Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends:

Phil Toke
DJ Jon
Johnny Bones
C-Man
Juzlikedat

EVENT –> www.facebook.com/events/294671430618080/

soulofsydney@gmail.com or www.soulofsydney.org for more info.

Prince Midnight Mixtape : www.soulofsydney.org/2012/05/06/prince-6/

 

SYDNEY CBD LOCATION, MORE DETAILS BY 5TH MAY

Stay close as we will be updating this page with tour info, tickets, afterparty info & a special PRINCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR MIXTAPE by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ‘S + WE MAY EVEN BE GETTING TOGETHER a special PRINCE TRIBUTE PICNIC (UPDATES VIA soulofsydney@gmail.com)

LINKS FOR TICKETS & INFO HERE

TOUR DATES*:
Fri 11 May – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Mon 14 May – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Fri 18 May – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
*Ticketek is selling for the above venues only.

PRINCE LIVE Concert Videos & Clips!

#1 Prince – Nude Tour in La Coruña

#2 PRINCE @ Palais Nikaïa de Nice, le 25 JULY 2010.

VIDEO: 60+ min interview with DJ Premier & Pete Rock (by DJPremierBlog.com)


Illusive is thrilled to announce the first ever Australian tour by legendary New York producer/DJ, Pete Rock. The self proclaimed Soul Brother #1 hits Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in January 2012.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock first rose to prominence as part of the hugely influential duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. From there, he has embarked on an unrivaled production and solo career spanning two decades, seeing him produce iconic records for Run DMC, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Ghostface Killah and Redman to name a few. He is credited as playing a major role in the merging of elements of jazz and funk into hip hop music, and has most recently been brought back into rap’s consciousness with his production on Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ album (‘The Joy’).

The man has a record collection that clocks well into the 90,000s and a resume featuring the likes of ‘Down With The King’, ‘The World is Yours’, ‘Shut ‘em Down’ and ‘T.R.O.Y’. His highly acclaimed live show is a journey through the mind of one of the most influential musicians of the past few decades. Don’t miss it.

THU 5 JAN 2012 SYDNEY UPSTAIRS BERESFORD 18+
Tickets available from Moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849

SOUL OF SYDNEY FREE SOUL FUNK BLOCKPARTY PICNIC; (ERYKAH BADU TRIBUTE SET SUN 4TH DEC) + Erykah Badu Live in Sydney Feb 2012 !!! + RARE Erykah Badu Mixtape (NEO SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP)


We are back by DOPE demand after a stack of positive messages & e-mails we will be hosting our second ‘Blockparty Picnic’ on SUNDAY 4th Dec parkside in a hush hush location in Alexandria.

Similar vibes as the last one, a family friendly sunday picnic in the park from 12pm with day time beats from rotating DJ’s including; Phil Toke, Michael Zac & Eadie Ramia +  C Man, Mason (Paper Plane Project) & Nathan (DoJo Cuts & The Liberators)

Facebook Event –> Here

Stay close for more info.

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A massive THANK YOU! to everyone who helped get this off this ground last Sunday, it was a little rushed.. a little unorganised but ended up being a pretty special day for us & really confirmed how much the REAL MUSIC heads in Sydney love to party. Great crew to get down with.

Hats off to all who came out during the day.. & massive thanks to you guys who made us set the Sound System under the covers of some massive trees even after the rain came in.. You cats ARE THE SOUL OF SYDNEY!

Special thanks to the DJ’s who got right behind the day; Mason (Paper Plane Project), Nathan (The Liberators & DOJO Cuts) , Phil Toke, Eaddie Ramia & Michael Zac (Our House DJ’s).

We will be getting this going again very soon! so get in touch on our facebook page or email us for details or if you want to get invloved playing some music etc.

Peace

Venue Update (20th Nov 9am)

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com if any issues finding us etc.

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In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC, SOUL OF SYDNEY & TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & parkside throwdowns 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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We will be kicking off next Sunday 20th Nov in a special Innercity Parkside location

Music Policy: Soul, Afro-beat, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop & Soulful House

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

Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Guests dropping a everything from NEO SOUL, CLASSIC FUNK BREAKS, DISCO, & B-boy Boogie

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com for details.

PLEASE NOTE: events will depend on weather so we will make a decision late in the week & send venue information via email & sms by weeks end. Venue info WILL NOT be posted on FB, so if you are interested please shoot us an email at soulofsydney@gmail.com with your mobile number so we can keep you posted.

One of the few spots we may be using..

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Updated INFO:

We have a few spots near Alexandria but waiting to see if the weather holds up, if it is blue sky’s then we are in business and will be sending an sms blast out of where you can be found.

Few points that might help you organize you day better;

· It is a family friendly picnic first and foremost so could be a good idea really to pack an 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 basic DJ set up playing everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work. It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via email if keen to play to confirm time slots)

· We are hoping to kick off by 12pm till around 5 or 6

· 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 later in the week via email and on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party so we will need your Mob. details too.)

· 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, spared the word and come down for a day out it the park.

Stay Updated online at;

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/soulofsydney
FB: http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
Online: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

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WHY NOW?

This came about due to the overwhelming disappointment with the closure of so many GREAT music venues in Sydney recently. So we felt the time was right to organise a local music communal get together for the locals who have been supporting the music and venues we all love.

We will have a Sound System, Decks & Mic set up, so if you are keen to help out with music or a mini show case, let us know via FB or e-mail.

Peace,

From your good friends at

Soul of Sydney & Tone

Updated Event Info –> http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Proudly Supported By Sydney’s REAL MUSIC VENUE TONE, back-online verysoon to support sydneys music scene –> http://www.tone.net.au/

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BLOCK-PARTY FUNK MIXTAPE TRIBUTE TO OBAMA

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

Running Time: 74 minutesblack power to the people usa america obama barack flickr soul funk disco ohm collective phil toke obama tribute mix sydney

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 Want
  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
Just caught some GREAT  news on twitter that Erykah Badu will back in Sydney early next year performing at the Sydney Opera House & what better way then celebrate with a BADU Mixtape of her dropping rare classic funk and hip hop gems on BBC radio.
Niche Productions & Live Nation present

ERYKAH BADU

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.

Forging her own path in soul music and almost single-handedly directing the genre since the ’97 debut Baduizm, Badu’s releases have always demanded critics attention, whilst her live shows incite rapturous engagement from audiences as she bursts through hits like On & On, Love Of My Life, Apple Tree, Tyrone, Bag Lady, Window Seat and more.

Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, enlisting the work of previous collaborators James Poyser and Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Al Green) as well as cutting edge producers like Madlib, Sa Ra Creative Partners, Karriem Riggins (Diana Krall) and the late J Dilla.

Erykah Badu will perform live for the very first time in her own headline shows in Australia, offering fans their first taste to see her in concert in exquisite and historic venues such as Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Perth’s picturesque Kings Park. For the latter two events, she will be joined by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The enigmatic seven piece soul act have won the world over with their hypnotic live performances which translate their impeccable records to a live setting in a similarly dynamic fashion to Badu’s razor sharp band. Their last album ‘Live At Roundhouse London’ showcased the incredible live show, which takes in highlights from their albums ‘Based On A True Story’ and ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ and Australian audiences may be in for a taste of new material, which is hinted at a mid 2012 release.

Do not miss the captivating Erykah Badu as she tours across Australia for the first time in her own headline shows, joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop in Melbourne and Perth for some of the most musically exquisite engagements of the summer programme.

Niche Productions & Live Nation present Erykah Badu February 2012 Tour

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 02 9250 7777 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
PRESALE (INSIDERS – Sydney Opera House ‘Insider’ members): TUE 8 NOV
PRESALE (INHOUSE – Sydney Opera House enews subscribers): WED 9 NOV
GP ONSALE: MON 14 NOV

Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
LN & NP PRESALE: TUE 8 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
ME PRESALE: – MON 7 NOV – TUE 8 NOV
TM PRESALE: – WED 9 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

The Erykah Badu Mixtape!

Erykah Badu Mix live on BBC radio
  1. Sa-Ra – Sun [Delmark]
  2. Stark Reality – Cooking [Stones Throw]
  3. Funkadelic – Miss You A Lot [Westbound]
  4. Michael White – The Blessing Song [Freestyle]
  5. Muro – I’m Just Doing My Job [Staple Design]
  6. Day Light – Give It Up [White]
  7. Ramp – I Just Love You
  8. Sun Ra – Where There Is No Sun [Art Yard]
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Clover [Columbia]
  10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park [Fantasy]
  11. War – Me & Baby Brother
  12. Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express [Greyhound]
  13. Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
  14. Erykah Badu – On And On [Instrumental]

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Gilles has an exclusive DJ Mix from Erykah Badu and a few words from her on Sun Ra, Sa Ra and why she loves Gilles so much!

We also spin the monster 10 minute Maida Vale session track from Raphael Saadiq that was promised last week.

And a stack of great new tracks, with brand new music from the likes of

Thundercat, Robert Mitchell, Ntjam Rosie, Richard Spaven & Phoney Ppl.

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Chapter 1
  1. Billy Bang Sextet – Rainbow Gladiator [Soul Note]
  2. Odyssey Quartet – Early Bird [White]
  3. Thundercat – Thunder For Love I Come [Brainfeeder]
  4. Richard Spaven – Maz Feat. Jose James [Jazz Refreshed]
  5. Mr. Beatnick – Synthetes [White]
  6. Little Beaver – Concrete Jungle [Cat]
  7. Shockazulu – Part 4 [2000 Black]
  8. Earth, Wind & Fire – Runnin’ [CBS]
  9. Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down The Line [Columbia]
  10. Raphael Saadiq – The Answer (Live At Maida Vale)
  11. Phoney Ppl – If This Is How Love Feels (Live At Maida Vale)
Now That’s What I Call Bumps Vol.3
  1. Lunice – Glow [Forthcoming On LuckyMe]
  2. Eddie Logix – Congraduation
  3. AKarlmarx – Anti Gravity [Forthcoming On MPM]
  4. Kansano – Sanctuary [Forthcoming On Circulations]
  5. Chief – Outro [Feelin’]
  6. Steve Reid – Lions Of Judah [From The Album ‘Nova’ Released On Mustevic, 1976]
  7. TOKiMONSTA – Fallen Arches [Forthcoming On Brainfeeder]
Chapter 3
  1. Robert Mitchell 3io – Twice
Erykah Badu Mix
  1. Sa-Ra – Sun [Delmark]
  2. Stark Reality – Cooking [Stones Throw]
  3. Funkadelic – Miss You A Lot [Westbound]
  4. Michael White – The Blessing Song [Freestyle]
  5. Muro – I’m Just Doing My Job [Staple Design]
  6. Day Light – Give It Up [White]
  7. Ramp – I Just Love You
  8. Sun Ra – Where There Is No Sun [Art Yard]
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Clover [Columbia]
  10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park [Fantasy]
  11. War – Me & Baby Brother
  12. Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express [Greyhound]
  13. Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
  14. Erykah Badu – On And On [Instrumental]
Chapter 5
  1. Thundercat – Thundercat Jamboree [Brainfeeder]
  2. Little Dragon – Nightlight [Ntjamusic]
  3. Coki – Boomba [Tempa]
  4. Hype Williams – Side A, Track 5 [White]
  5. Stealing Sheep – Shoot The Ducks To Win [Red Deer Club]
  6. Ntjam Rosie – In Need [White]
  7. Memotone – Clockwork Horse [Black Acre]

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Niche Productions & Live Nation presentERYKAH BADU

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.

Forging her own path in soul music and almost single-handedly directing the genre since the ’97 debut Baduizm, Badu’s releases have always demanded critics attention, whilst her live shows incite rapturous engagement from audiences as she bursts through hits like On & On, Love Of My Life, Apple Tree, Tyrone, Bag Lady, Window Seat and more.

Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, enlisting the work of previous collaborators James Poyser and Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Al Green) as well as cutting edge producers like Madlib, Sa Ra Creative Partners, Karriem Riggins (Diana Krall) and the late J Dilla.

Erykah Badu will perform live for the very first time in her own headline shows in Australia, offering fans their first taste to see her in concert in exquisite and historic venues such as Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Perth’s picturesque Kings Park. For the latter two events, she will be joined by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The enigmatic seven piece soul act have won the world over with their hypnotic live performances which translate their impeccable records to a live setting in a similarly dynamic fashion to Badu’s razor sharp band. Their last album ‘Live At Roundhouse London’ showcased the incredible live show, which takes in highlights from their albums ‘Based On A True Story’ and ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ and Australian audiences may be in for a taste of new material, which is hinted at a mid 2012 release.

Do not miss the captivating Erykah Badu as she tours across Australia for the first time in her own headline shows, joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop in Melbourne and Perth for some of the most musically exquisite engagements of the summer programme.

Niche Productions & Live Nation present Erykah Badu February 2012 Tour

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 02 9250 7777 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
PRESALE (INSIDERS – Sydney Opera House ‘Insider’ members): TUE 8 NOV
PRESALE (INHOUSE – Sydney Opera House enews subscribers): WED 9 NOV
GP ONSALE: MON 14 NOV

Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
LN & NP PRESALE: TUE 8 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
ME PRESALE: – MON 7 NOV – TUE 8 NOV
TM PRESALE: – WED 9 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV