Sure they may not have the profile of Daft Punk (who does?) but Confection’s new release ‘Let’s Fall Back’ is built on precisely the same disco-funk foundations so recently exploited by the French robot-men.
‘Let’s Fall Back’ offers up more of Confection’s trademark dancefloor blueprint: old school R&B swagger, disco nostalgia and moments of unrepentant pop bursting with sweet harmonies. It’s a sound that throws back to Chic and Prelude-era disco. A REAL live original disco creation. The bass and guitar groove lock is second only to Nile and Bernard (except it’s Mikey from Van She and Confection’s own J-Man), and the piano, drums and strings are – yep, all performed beautifully by real players. Furthermore the vocals from Juanita Tippins have GENUINE soul. This isn’t re-edited/sampled NU-disco, this is sho nuff real thang supersoul disco. People aren’t supposed to make records like this anymore!!!!
Confection have flown under the radar for a while with their pure boogie-funk-stylings, but the people in the know are jumping on board – with uber trendy DJ Miguel Campbell heavily sampling ‘I’ve Gotta Thing (4 U)’ on the track ‘Boy’ from his ‘Back In Flight School’ album (on Jamie Jones & Lee Foss’ Hot Creations label).
Campbell (best known for the massive club hits ‘Something Special’ and ‘Baby I Got It’) repays the favour with a smooth and deep nu-disco rework of Let’s Fall Back. Sydney’s Toni Toni Lee’s mix is deeper still, lowdown and bumping, J Connection’s mix is superb modern boogie tip and NYC’s Reeno provides extended remixes in the classic style of 80’s M&M 12" reworks.
‘Let’s Fall Back’ is out now on One Stop Funk Shop
Really feeling this ‘DISCO RAP’ cut from T Ski, an absolute classic with a bit of help with a remix by by Sydney based remixer DJ OZYBOY who has been doing his thing reworking classic cuts like this since the late 80’s.
—————– “Sweet n’ tight, this is a heavy cut of soul! ” TM Juke (Tru Thoughts) “There’s plenty of funky combos around these days, but these guys really do a hell of a job – and the overall sound of the record is so great!” DUSTY GROOVE CHICAGO
“TCK deliver old-school funk with a contemporary energy, enthusiasm and intelligence and if you’ve got soul this is one band that’s happy to put it out” iTunesUSA
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Globe-trotting, beat-making, key-tickling NZ-export Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL).
The Auckland native has been based in the musical hotbed of Los Angeles since relocating there after his decade-long stint in London’s underground scene alongside the likes of 4Hero, Benji B and Bugz in the Attic.
His most recent album ‘Renegades’ is released on UK tastemaker label Tru Thoughts and features MdCL in producer mode with collaborators nia andrews, Omar, ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, legendary percussionist Sheila E, D’angelo’s regular man on bass Pino Palladino and more stellar friends. It’s an album that prompted Okayplayer to appropriately christen MdCL “an underground phenom” and earned his new music hi-rotation worldwide. He’s already a fixture on both coasts of the USA with his monthly resident clubnites in LA and NYC alongside guests ranging from Brainfeeder’s Gaslamp Killer to jazz-crooner Jose James and drummer-extraordinaire Chris Daddy Dave.
MdCL will be coming to Sydney straight off a three week Europe tour and a quick pit stop shows in NYC/NZ. He’s bringing us a unique live show he calls REMIX:LIVE…
“The remix has always been such a fundamental part of club culture – recontextualizing something from what it was to something else completely new. I have vocal accapellas playing on the turntables and then create the beats and music on the fly, building complete remixes in real time as they happen. I’m making the records at the same time as you’re hearing them. Every show has a different vibe and I love sharing that…” – Mark de Clive-Lowe
It’s a one-man live show that has the likes of Masters At Work’s Louie Vega, hip hop legend DJ Spinna and party rocker DJ Karizma in awe – the latter calling MdCL “the illest dude I have ever seen live”. Remixing everything from his own productions to club and soul classics, even the legends aren’t safe. De Clive-Lowe says, “I love taking something everyone knows, even say a Stevie Wonder joint, and giving it a completely different setting that no one would expect or imagine.”
May 2012 promo mix
Old E 800 (Omar-S remix) – Big Strick
Shadow Figures – Grey People ft Lee Crowe
Fort Green House – N.Y. House’n Authority
Liquid (Original Mix) – Dream 2 Science
Spray Paint – Gene Hunt
Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC
Glorious World – Johnwaynes
B1 – Appointment 004
Impressions of a Rainstorm – Levon Vincent
Braiden – The Alps
Soundscape (Intricate mix) – Kosmic Messenger
Meeting da Duke – DJ Duke Rubick’s Cube – Drexciya
A Fish Scene – DJ Du Jour
Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your EASTER MONDAY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be updating venue information very soon.
NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email email@example.com for venue details)
NOTE: If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
Soul of Sydney and Co.
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:
Block Party Picnic Mixtapes:
#3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)
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!
As of 7pm tonight, Chance Waters will be officially releasing his new single “Maybe Tomorrow”, check the unlisted YouTube link below to have a listen immediately!
Here is what Lewi McKirdy said about the song at Triple J;
“So jaunty and sweet! The charm of the song fully curtains the neg-out theme in the lyrics. I love that! Such a bright spin on a bunch of bad shit. Sunny dispositions fix a lot.”
Please contact me if you would like to be door listed for the Sydney show this Saturday night at the FBi Social.
Following the success of his first single ‘Infinity’, (currently sitting at over 20,000 views on YouTube), Chance has had his head down in the studio and this weekwill release his new track, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ from his soon to be released album, ‘Infinity’.
Produced by One Above, (The Hilltops) the new single demonstrates Chance’s lyrical potency and his potential to push the typical boundaries of the hip-hop genre with an up-beat tempo, off-beat rhythm, piano-rock influences and live instrumentation.
Following widespread national acclaim under the appellation Phatchance, Sydney hip hop artist Chance Waters is losing the alias and going ‘au naturale’ with his given name. Chance is facing a ride on a wave of aftershock following his previous success that can only further shake up the Australian hip-hop scene, as we know it.
Chance’s debut album INKSTAIN saw the artist claim Featured Artist spots on triple j Unearthed and Music NSW as well as topping charts in AMRAP’s Most Ordered To Air Chart. After sparking a rave of support including The Australian Newspaperlabeling him as “an intelligent lyricist and masterful storyteller”, Chance is well on his way to becoming a best-selling artist invigorating “a breath of fresh air” (Rave Mag).
Chance is undeniably cementing his place as a “burgeoning hip-hop star” (Dom Alessio, triple j) and carving the path for Australian hip-hop as he goes.