NEW MUSIC: FLIGHT FACILITIES: Down to Earth music video feat. coreography from Vince Paterson| Nu Disco Deep House


FLIGHT FACILITIES “DOWN TO EARTH” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
STARRING SAM ROCKWELL | WATCH MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Digging this clip we caught this morning of the new Flight Facilitates cut ‘Down to Earth’.

Check out the moves put together by the in demand choreographer Vince Paterson of Michael Jackson, Madonna & Cirque Du Soleil fame.

“I really, really liked the song, and it was an honour to work with legendary choreographer Vincent Paterson.  I’m the kinda guy that likes to shake my tail feather, and so it was a great opportunity to get some new moves, especially to such a sweet beat.” – Sam Rockwell
 
After soaring high in 2014 with their critically acclaimed debut album release and first worldwide headline tour, Flight Facilities now head back “Down To Earth” as they release the album’s title track with what may become their own crowning “Fatboy Slim x Christopher Walken’ video moment, featuring none other than Hollywood superstar Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Seven Psychopaths).
 
Sydney’s favourite production duo Jimmy and Hugo, aka Flight Facilities, have started the new year off on a high with two placements in Triple J’s hottest 100 in January, closing the Laneway Festival main stage to capacity crowds in early February and returning to North America for a second round of headline dates over the next few weeks. Amidst the hectic touring commitments, the pair still found time to film the ‘Weapon Of Choice’-channelling video clip for “Down To Earth”.
 
The video director Rhett Wade Ferrell, who previously worked his magic on the videos for “Sunshine” with Reggie Watts and breakthrough single “Crave You” featuring Giselle (currently sitting on an astonishing 15 million views), had the following to say of the exciting high-profile collaboration: 

“Sam is one of my favourite actors and he is incredibly watchable. We knew Sam was a great dancer but Jimmy, Hugo and I always believed the tone of the video should be more of a “ dancing when no one is looking” vibe than a super tight well rehearsed dance video.”

The clip shows off Rockwell’s lesser-known talents – with help from choreographerVince Patterson (Michael Jackson, Madonna) – as he prances through a diner, dancing to “Down To Earth”, only to wake up from a twisted daydream. Note: spot the Flight Facilities cameo. 
 
Flight Facilities’ Jimmy & Hugo said of the experience of working with the Hollywood A Lister:
 
“It started as a fantasy idea in the park 6 months ago and we still can’t believe it’s happened. It couldn’t be more appropriate that the song is ‘Down To Earth’ because it speaks to Sam’s character in every aspect of his involvement in the project. Between Sam and Vincent Paterson, it was something we’ll never forget, and something we can’t thank them enough for being a part of”
 
With Vic Mensa heading on stage at Laneway Festival shows in Sydney and Melbourne to perform his own rendition of “Down to Earth”, the likes of inthemix ranking the song in the top 100 tracks of 2014, and the addition of Mr. Rockwell’s tap dancing seal of approval, it is only a matter of time before Flight Facilities invade airwaves and sound systems yet again. So just like Mr Rockwell, live out your wildest daydreams with “Down to Earth”.

WATCH THE “DOWN TO EARTH” VIDEO HERE
STREAM “DOWN TO EARTH” HERE
BUY “DOWN TO EARTH” HERE

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Soul of Sydney TV: Full Concert – Michael Jackson – HIstory World Tour (Munich, Germany 1997) | FULL CONCERT, FULL VIDEO, RARE SHOW


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

FULL CONCERT Michael JacksonHIstory World Tour (Munich, Germany 1997)

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GOD-FATHERS OF FUNK + SOUL; Michael Jackson / Jackson 5 – Mexico Concert 1975 (Full Concert)


SOUL OF SYDNEY GOD FATHERS OF FUNK AND SOUL BLOCK PARTY

NEXT BLOCK PARTY: SOUL OF SYDNEY: GOD-FATHERS OF FUNK BLOCK PARTY

Where: INNER CITY INDOOR / OUTDOOR COURT YARD SPACE

When: Mid/ Late July

DJ:S  PHIL TOKE, SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S + FRIENDS TBA ,

INFO: EMAIL US FOR UPDATES soulofsydney@gmail.com

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

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!

Block Party Videos:

PHIL TOKE @ BLOCK PARTY –> video
CRAIG C MAN @ BLOCK PARTY PICNIC –> video
SOUL TRAIN @ BLOCK PARTY PICNIC –> video

Block Party Picnic Mixtapes:

#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 mix-tape 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!

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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

AFRO BEAT – FUNK – SOUL – DISCO – HIP HOP – REAL HOUSE VIBES!

FREE ENTRY – KID FRIENDLY – PET FRIENDLY – PEOPLE FRIENDLY

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DJ’s dropping ‘The FUNK’ TODAY:

Our House Sydney & Soul of Sydney Present: will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your SUNDAY’s & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 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 Fela, Mama Africa, 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.

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.

See you on the Grass Dancefloor!

Phil & Sam @ Soul of Sydney & Co.

NOTE: 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?

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.

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Audio: Michael Jackson Unreleased Song – Full “Don’t Be Messing Round” RARE Demo 1987 (Secret Link)


Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round (c) 2012 Sony Music Entertainment
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PRINCE SYDNEY CONCERT: Prince: A Purple Reign (BBC 4 Legends of Black Music Documentary)


Image for Prince: A Purple Reign

Just a bit more Prince Sydney Concert with this 60 Min long BBC 4 Documentary Narrated Trevor Nelson.

A taster o – a documentary film which explores how Prince – showman, artist, enigma – revolutionized the perception of black music in the 1980s with worldwide hits such as 1999, Kiss, Raspberry Beret and Alphabet Street.

He became a global sensation with the release of the Oscar-winning, semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain in 1984, embarking on an incredible journey of musical self-discovery that continues to this day.

Documentary film which explores how Prince – showman, artist, enigma – revolutionised the perception of black music in the 1980s with worldwide hits such as 1999, Kiss, Raspberry Beret and Alphabet Street. He became a global sensation with the release of the Oscar-winning, semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain in 1984, embarking on an incredible journey of musical self-discovery that continues to this day.

From the psychedelic Around the World in a Day to his masterpiece album Sign O’ the Times and experiments with hip hop and jazz, Prince remains one of most ambitious and prolific songwriters of his generation. He tested the boundaries of taste and decency with explicit sexual lyrics and stage shows during his early career and in the 1990s fought for ownership of his name and control of his music, played out in a public battle with his former label, Warners. Still in demand as one of the most flamboyant live performers around, Prince remains a controversial and elusive creative force – as much a mystery as ever.

Contributors include Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson, Paisley Park label president Alan Leeds, hip hop legend Chuck D and Prince ‘Mastermind’ and UK soul star Beverley Knight. < Show less

SOUL OF SYDNEY TV #5 : STEVIE WONDER – LIVE AT THE BEAT CLUB (1973) (FULL CONCERT)


The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie

The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A rare recording of Stevie Wonder in his prime way back in 1973.
One of his best!

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com for a list of more rare videos, concerts and bootleg recordings we have to share.

CLASSIC SOULFUL HOUSE REMIX: MICHAEL JACKSON’S – ROCK WITH YOU (FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIX)


Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
Not too many in house circles can touch a MJ cut and do it justice. Frankie turns this into gold, definitely one of the kings of the club remix! The man simply knows what to do for a killer B-Side.