NEW ERYKAH BADU: PHONE DOWN … official leak | Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop



PHONE DOWN … official leak
this ones for Aubrey…

By Erykah Badu
Exec. Produced by Erykah Badu / Control Freaq Records
Production and all programming by Zach Witness
Concept /Written by Aubrey Davis
Engineered and Mixed by Zach Witness
A&R Seven Benjamin / KK Rosemond

from forth coming MIX TAPE :

where u at TJ?

LOVE, ms. badu


NEW SYDNEY HIP HOP / SOUL | Yum Yum release debut video ‘Just Friends’ (Produced and directed by Bryce Hooper)

New Sydney music courtesy of our good friends YUM YUM.

Sydney based soul, hip hop, dub and delta blues duo Yum Yum are proud to announce the release their debut video clip Just Friends today! Just Friends is a track found off their debut EP ‘Slade Meets Jayo’ released in August 2014.

Produced and directed by Sydney videographer Bryce Hooper whose expertise extends to other local hip hop artists such as Chasm, B-Wise, Sky High featuring David Dallas and has collaborated with established director, producer and photographer Tristan Stefan Edouard on a number of projects.

Filmed in the back streets of Inner West – Marrickville – where love experienced in various manifestations is set as our backdrop for Just Friends. If you listen to the words, it is self explanatory. The idea of developing feelings beyond a friendship is something we all can relate to at some point in our lives. The music itself adds the element of questioning; slowly unveiling desires curdling beneath the surface.

“The beat that Jayo wrote was called ‘Best friends’’, yet the beat was so sultry and sexy, it had to be more than just a friendship! It’s about admiring a friend at a distance and then she’s either thinking to herself or saying out loud ‘will we ever be? I think the video captures this wondering.” explains vocalist and one half of Yum Yum, Natalie Slade.

Slade Meets Jayo EP is available now.

Follow YUM YUM for more local heat.

Mixtape : DJ MOTO live at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 | 90’s Hip Hop & Funk Vibes | Closing Set


Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #219 – DJ Moto – 90’s Hip Hop & Funk Vibes- Live at Soul of Sydney NYD Special 2015

Here is a little treat for your Monday afternoon. Sydney mixtape done DJ MOTO throwing down the 90’s Hip Hop and Funk vibes for the closing set at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 back room.



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AUSTRALIAN SOUL MUSIC: Brisbane Soul Singer Travis Lee Releases “Next 2 Me” |

Australian Soul Singer Travis Lee releases “Next 2 Me”

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Travis Lee is a Brisbane Soulful Rebel Singer who keeps it fresh, whilst also mixing classic old school Soul/R&B music which is shown in his latest track “Next 2 Me.”

“Next 2 Me” is a boy meets girl kind of story, but Travis Lee goes a step further and divulges into the complications of what happens after the first encounter.

With Travis Lee’s sensual vocals and production that features vibes such as New Jack/Swing/Funk/Soul Groove; this track will not only tap into your heart strings, but also capture the true essence of future soul music.

Travis Lee first started his career with cover bands and now he is making a mark in the Soul industry today with his previous releases “Take You Away” and “Surrender.”

“Next 2 Me” will be featured in Travis Lee’s debut 4-track EP due to release on the 7th November 2014.



TOUR NEWS: Ice Cube heading to Australia to play Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane in Dec 2014 | Hip Hop, G-Funk, Rap

Just heard this via Metropolis Touring:

The game changes and rappers come and go, but one man has remained constant – Hip-Hop Legend aka The Don Mega – the mother f***in’ ICE CUBE!

Having leaped the boundaries of the rap / hip hop world, he is known as one of the most influential and important figures in the entertainment business today. From his time as one of the driving forces behind the infamous and iconic group N.W.A, to his successful solo career and his ventures into film and television, it’s safe to say he has been there and done it all. Not forgetting his roots, Cube is still “all fire and brimstone; shouting epithets and curses, reminding us all he was once a part of a history-making hip hop team” (The Dwarf)

Possessing a brutally honest attack bolstered with proficient and violent lyrics, Ice Cube has forged a legacy spanning 25+ years.
Millions of platinum and gold album sales worldwide. Collaborating with some of Rap and Hip Hop royalty such as Public Enemy, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Ice-T among others.

And of course his film career as a producer, actor and director of such films as Boyz In The Hood, the Friday series, Barbershop and more recently Ride Along and the Jump Street series.

Going off his past Australian performances, fans can expect an explosive show packed with the iconic and timeless rhymes such as Check Yo’ Self, It Was A Good Day, You Can Do It, Go To Church, Hello, Smoke Some Weed, Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It and NWA’s Fuck Tha Police and Straight Outta Compton as well as some fresh tracks from his new album Everything’s Corrupt.

Often imitated but never duplicated, the Hip Hop Legend is coming back down under to show and prove why he was the one who “started this gangsta shit”!

Saturday 6th – Forum Theatre, Melb. *2nd and Final Show
Tuesday 9th – Forum Theatre, Melb. *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 10th – Eaton’s Hill, Brisbane
Thursday 11th – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets only $79 +bf available from


Stay close for all tour news, mixtapes, and info.


TOUR NEWS: XZIBIT to play Miind Nightclub Opening – Easter Long Weekend feat.DJ Samrai, Moto, DJ Willi, Troy T, Manny, Victor Lopez

Xzibit to perform at the opening of Sydney’s newest night spot, Miind Nightclub.

XZIBIT  along with Tour DJ Invisible & Young De (Demrick) 


Local Support: DJ Samrai, Moto, DJ Willi, Troy T, Manny,  Victor Lopez & More.

Tix starting at $35 HERE

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Ibiza Pacha Resident DJ Mo’Funk to play Soul of Sydney Ol’School Joint Bday Jam in May

We are absolutely honoured to be able to bring a special Soul of Sydney set from our good friend, Sydney’s own DJ MO’FUNK who is back in town for a few weeks from his extended residency at Pacha Terrace in Ibiza. As one of the finest selectors in Sydney and one of the few DJ’s in the world doing it large in Europe we cant wait to see what he has in stall for our joint bday jam.

Introducing DJ MO’FUNK, one of Sydney’s favorite sons back in town back in Sydney after 7+ years throwing down hip hop, funk, disco and beyond as resident selector at Ibiza’s Pacha.

Check him out doing his thing for DJsounds in 2012, throwing down everything from a dope selection of the boogie, funk and hip hop grooves he is so well known for.

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About Mo’Funk
Sydney-bred DJ Mo’funk isn’t just a veteran of the Australian dance music scene, but now an annual fixture on the biggest clubbing playground of them all – the Spanish party isle of Ibiza. Since first venturing there with his record crate as a virtual unknown in 2007, Mo’s racked up sets at too many of the island’s hotspots to name.
His 2012 tour of duty saw him hold down residencies at no less than three clubs: Pacha, Ocean Beach Club, and the big one, Space, where he regularly stepped up to the plate for their We Love… and Carl Cox – The Revolution club nights.

Not content to just bask in the Northern Hemisphere sun, he’s brought some of that Ibiza spirit back to Sydney for summer.

Mo’funk has held the true art of the DJ close to his heart since his introduction to the Sydney club scene in 2001.

Over 14 years of obsessively seeking out good music, both new and old, he’s honed the skills to deliver the goods every time – whether spinning Downtempo Grooves, Soul, Hip-Hop and RnB, or the many flavours of House music he favours. At a club or festival, a cocktail bar or a fashion parade, you know what’s on the agenda when Mo’funk is in charge of your dancefloor: Real Music, Real Skills and the Uniqueness that no one can duplicate.

And, most importantly, the Funk that he takes his name from!

Soulfest Official Mixtape by DJ TREY |Neo Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop

This perfect monday afternoon soundtrack thanks to our good friend DJ TREY. The first in a series of official Soulfest mixtapes he is looking to put together for the festival.

Get your early bird soulfest tickets today at

Track Listing:

1. Brown Sugar – D’Angelo
2. Baby – Angie Stone Ft. Betty Wright
3. The Man – Aloe Blacc
4. Come Close To Me – Common Ft. Mary J. Blige
5. Lady – D’Angelo
6. I Used To Love H.E.R. – Common
7. Ms. Fat Booty – Mos Def
8. I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
9. Celebrate – Common
10. Dirty Hercules – Ngaiire Ft. Nai Palm
11. Left & Right – D’Angelo Ft. Method Man & Redman
12. Say That – Leela James Ft. Anthony Hamilton
13. B.U.D.D.Y. – Musiq Soulchild
14. Mathematics – Mos Def
15. Definition – Black Star
16. Just Friends (Sunny) – Musiq Soulchild
17. Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) – Maxwell
18. Music – Leela James
19. Woo – Anthony Hamilton
20. The Light – Common
21. Brown Sugar (Fine) – Mos Def
22. Sumthin’ Sumthin’ – Maxwell
23. Nobody Else – Anthony Hamilton
24. Good Time – Leela James
25. I Wanna Thank Ya – Angie Stone Ft. Snoop Dogg
26. Forthenight – Musiq Ft. AAries
27. Get To Know Ya – Maxwell
28. You – Nathaniel
29. Been Good – Miracle Ft. Kim Cesarion
30. Wake Me Up (Acoustic) – Aloe Blacc
31. Wish I Didn’t Miss You – Angie Stone
32. Loving You Is Killing Me – Aloe Blacc
33. Charlene – Anthony Hamilton
34. Pretty Wings – Maxwell
35. Untitled (How Does It Feel) – D’Angelo

Find Dj Trey at:
Twitter: @djtrey_ash
Instagram: @djtrey_ash

MIXTAPE: A Tribute To The Diggers By DJ Say Whut?!| soul, r&b, acid-jazz, funk, hip hop

Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #89: DJ SayWhut?! – Tribute To The Diggers Mix

Time: 70 Mins
Style: Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Acid-Jazz,
DJ: DJ Say Whut?!
Date: 2012

About the Mix:
Going out to the brave men and women who fought to bring us freedom today. A tribute to the diggers! Also going out to those who dig for funky beats and grooves in their local record stores!

Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – A Blow For Me, A Toot To You (Space Mix)
Gangstas & Thugs – Just Another Day
Beverley Knight – Beautiful Contradiction (feat Musiq Soulchild)
Cutty Ranks – The Stopper (Mark Rae Remix)
Talib Kweli feat Vinia Mojica – The Blast
Adriana Evans – Remember The Love
Stevie Wonder – Too High
The Impressions – Whole Lot Of Good, Good Lovin
Sly & Robbie – Superthruster
Us3 – Say You Belong To Me
II D Extreme – Yummy
Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven
Orgone – I Get Lifted
Quincy Jones – We B. Dooinit (Acappella Party)
Skipworth & Turner – Thinkin About Your Love
The Dynamites feat Charles Walker – Do The Right Thing
Omar feat Angie Stone – Stylin

About Say Whut?!
After surviving a collision with a tanker truck filled with milk and toxic waste (it was a special truck) when he was just a boy, DJ SayWhut?! was in a coma for 4 years where he dreamt of nothing but cheeseburgers. When he awoke he found that he had the ability to hear lower end frequencies very clearly and could foresee what the next song was going to be chosen (in shuffle mode) on a person’s iPod from 100 yards away. The iPod was then invented 15 years later. This brought on a revelation that he should play music in some form or another. When making fart noises with his armpits wasn’t enough he decided to pick up the headphones and become a DJ.
Cutting his teeth as a breakbeat DJ in Sydney in 2004, DJ SayWhut?! has always been known to play some of the funkiest basslines in breaks – keeping it hard and bouncy yet keeping the people dancing on the floor. With residencies at Broke’n’beats @ Kink and Chinese Laundry, SayWhut?! has played to a wide variety of crowds knocking them senseless to the floor with his barrage of bassline melodies and quick mixing ability. After the breakbeat phenomenon went out of fashion, SayWhut?! looked towards more organic sounds and started playing funk, soul, disco, boogie, hip hop and R&B still staying true to that funky bassline mentality.

Catch DJ Say Whut?! playing some regular residencies around town Ravisis in Bondi, at our Soul of Sydney Block Parties & this weeks ‘History of Hip Hop’ special as part of Sydney Fringe Festival.


2SER’s popular History of Hip Hop series returns to Sydney Fringe. Stepping back in the ring for bout three, it’s East Coast versus West Coast as 2SER’s own DJ Frenzie (Groove Therapy) and the In The Red crew go up against Raine Supreme and Saywhut.

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