NEO SOUL,SOUL,R&B: ‘Found In Time’ – The Eric Benet Ausralian Tour Mixtape by DJ Trey (facebook.com/djtrey)


Soul of Sydney Podcast #17-

‘Found In Time’ – The Eric Benet Ausralian Tour Mixtape by DJ Trey

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Late night SOUL & R&B music right here with our latest podcast by DJ Trey, who seems to be one of the few Sydney DJ’s who still actually drops Soul Jams like this around town. The mix is put together as a promo mix for the upcoming Eric Benet live show.

Track List
1. Chocolate Legs (Live) – Eric Benet & The David Foster Band
2. Spend My Life With You – Eric Benet Ft. Tamia
3. Femininity – Eric Benet
4. You’re The Only One – Eric Benet
5. We Gone Ride – Najee Ft. Eric Benet
6. Stir It Up – Eric Benet
7. Why – Eric Benet Ft. The Roots
8. That’s Just My Way – Eric Benet
9. Love, Patience & Time – Eric Benet
10. Can I Just Call You – Eric Benet
11. Loving Your Best Friend – Eric Benet
12. Don’t Let Go – Eric Benet
13. Spiritual Thang – Eric Benet
14. Take It – Eric Benet Ft. Chrisette Michelle
15. The Hunger – Eric Benet
16. Georgy Porgy – Eric Benet
17. Love Don’t Love Me – Eric Benet
18. Weekend Girls – Eric Benet
19. More Than Just A Girlfriend – Eric Benet
20. Why You Follow Me – Eric Benet
21. Where Does The Love Go – Eric Benet
22. Spanish Fly (Original BB Version) – Eric Benet
23. Superwoman – Eric Benet Ft. Boney James
24. Summer Love – Eric Benet Ft. India Benet
25. * Let’s Stay Together – Eric Benet

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NEO-SOUL,HIP HOP,SOUL: DJ Naiki – “Erykah Badu Old & The New Mixtape” Part #1


This is the first Installment of the mixtape series 2011 by one of Australia’s most in demand, hard working, and diverse dj’s – DJ NAIKI. This mixtape is called “Badu – The old and the New”.

Leaving Japan in 1994, DJ Naiki’s love and obsession for music grew exponentially teaming with various organizations, becoming one of our most respected DJ’s. Naiki’s fast paced turntable persona and music selection, and ability to chief rock any crowd has led him to become one of Australia’s most respected and in demand DJs. One of the founding members of the Chiefrockers, DJ Naiki has performed at many high profile shows and afterparties, for groups like Naughty By Nature, DJ Ca$h Money, Mystro, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Krush Tour, NSW DMC Finals 1999 – 2002, and was one of the official DJs at the Olympic Village during the Sydney Olympics. Most recently DJ Naiki opened up the Sydney show of the Mobb Deep Blood Money Tour. DJ Naiki is renowned for his incredible record collection, and his classic old school mix tapes. This is a mixtape series in time for her debut performance in Australia for GOOD VIBES FESTIVAL!

Free to download or listen!

http://soundcloud.com/krysteldiolitadiola/erykah-badu-master-a-by-dj-naiki

TRACK LIST: ERYKAH BADU MIX “The old and the New”

  1. INTRO
  2. WINDOW SEAT / ERYKAH BADU
  3. TOUCH A FOUR LEAF CLOVER / ATLANTIC STARR
  4. FOUR LEAF CLOVER / ERYKAH BADU
  5. CLEVA / ERYKAH BADU
  6. SEARCHIN'(LIVE) / ERYKAH BADU
  7. I’M IN LOVE / NANCY WILSON
  8. HONEY / ERYKAH BADU
  9. YOU CAN’T TURN ME AWAY / SYLVIA STRIPLIN
  10. TURN ME AWAY(GET MUNNY) / ERYKAH BADU
  11. BUMP IT PT1 + ;PT2 / ERYKAH BADU
  12. LOVE OF MY LIFE(AN ODE TO HIPHOP) / ERYKAH BADU
  13. BACK IN THE DAY(PUFF) / ERYKAH BADU
  14. SHINING STAR / D’ANGELO FEAT.THE ROOTS ERYKAH BADU
  15. DAYLIGHT / RAMP
  16. COME CLOSE(REMIX) / COMMON FEAT. ERYKAH BADU,Q-TIP,PHARRELL
  17. OPEN YOUR EYES / BOBBY CALDWELL
  18. THE LIGHT(REMIX) / COMMON FEAT. ERYKAH BADU
  19. APPLE TREE / ERYKAH BADU
  20. LOVE OF MY LIFE WORLDWIDE / ERYKAH BADU,ANGIE STONE,BAHAMADIA QUEEN LATIFAH
  21. THINK TWICE / DONALD BYRD
  22. THINK TWICE / ERYKAH BADU
  23. BUG LADY / ERYKAH BADU
  24. ON & ON / ERYKAH BADU
  25. YOU GOT ME / THE ROOTS FEAT.ERYKAH BADU
  26. CERTAINLY(FLIP IT) / ERYKAH BADU
  27. OUTRO (SUMMER MADNESS)/ KOOL & THE GANG

DJ NAIKI details:

http://www.facebook.com/djnaiki

http://www.myspace.com/djnaiki

http://stolenrecords.fm/2010/07/20/dj-naiki-a-tribe-called-questnative-tongue-tribute-mix/ http://www.triplerebels.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=16

Follow Australian Erykah Badu facebook petition for more news on Erykah Badu’s tour dates for Good Vibes Festival 2011: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=139973916182

PUSHING BOUNDARIES: ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE (gig review at Tone Bar, Sydney)


So this review has taken a while to write due to personal issues I had to ride out… Alas…

That’s all we wanted. ONE. MORE. SONG. Just one more….

When one talks about ‘pushing boundaries’, this entails a level of thinking that differs from the average person, an execution of this thought pattern that challenges the existing modes of thinking, unlocking a part of one’s mind to the possibility that there is more to experience, more to learn, more to express and more to feel. Tone Bar experienced this level of exertion when Electric Wire Hustle stepped foot on stage for their debut album launch performance in Australia. It has been a while since I’ve wanted a live act to play one more song. It wasn’t just a plea of my own, but a collective  of EWH fans bellowing from sporadic parts of the dance floor, encouraging New Zealand’s next level artists to play just one more song. It didn’t happen, but what did happen that night showed Sydney fans that EWH have what it takes to take the music industry up another notch. Their unique form of sonic self expression is something unlike I’ve heard in the last 10 years, so to see them before my own eyes with adoring fans was indeed one of the highlights of 2010.

Wearing a brown leather jacket and a black hoodie underneath, lead singer MARA TK took to the stage armed with his unique soulful vocals, his electric and bass guitar,with a chilled attitude that the rest of the band seemed to naturally ooze. An attitude that set the right ‘tone’ for the rest of the night. They were just three unassuming musicians playing because they love it. Keyboardist David “TaayNinh” Wright played every note with a head nod that was contagious. Their set list comprised of most tracks from their album and a surprise performance cover of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Move on Up’ with New Zealand’s Isaac Aesili on the trumpet, Rachel Fraser singing backing vocals, and Sydney sider Simon Kaye on the flugal horn. That in itself was a supreme highlight of the night, with each musician showcasing their skills on each instrument.

As much as I dislike focusing on one individual, particularly when the quality of performance on a whole was of high quality standards, special mention has to go to EWH’s drummer, classically jazzed trained Myele Manzanza. I’m not a drummer so excuse the lack of cohesive terminology, but Myele played off beat, on beat, triplets, grabs, with a solo moment showcasing his high skills – he teased the crowd. Myele played as you would expect a free jazz improv drummer to, with just the right quietness to allow the others members to shine. If it’s not the melody that captures my attention, it has to be the beat and Myele’s drumming moved me to do my infamous air drumming through-out the entire night.

Once again, thank you to Niche Productions for pushing the envelope, knowing what real music is and sharing it with us all. Log on to their website for new sohws in the new year! Next year will be a huge one for live music! HUGE!

If you get the chance to see Electric Wire Hustle live at some point in your life, do it! Many blogs on line have praised this New Zealand band including Okay Player having given this album 91 out of 100. I can’t stress enough how much this band will explode on to the international music scene. It’s better than Kanye West’s recent album. There. I said it.

Happy Christmas and don’t drink AND drive!

 

 

SYDNEY PAY ATTENTION: ERIC LAU (Ubiquity Records/UK): MELT BAR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT 28th of May, 2010!


Eric Lau and soul singer Rahel

Thanks to Grindin Music, this Friday night sees Melt Bar in Sydney, transform into a night of Nu soul grooves of laidback live music, DJ’s and of course ERIC LAU (Ubiquity Records/UK). If you’ve never heard of him before, you need to know. Born and raised in the UK, Eric Lau’s musical journey is not atypical of a producers, nor was his musical exposure vast and deep – he had little to do with music growing up. Intent on finishing his business degree under the strict provision of his parents, Eric’s life was systematically planned out in the corporate world. It wasn’t until the suicide of his bestfriend at University did he rethink his direction in life, coming across the world of music, which would forever cement his passion and direction in life.

He released his debut album in 2008 through acclaimed Ubiquity Records called “New Territories”, prior to that had already produced music for various artists and had featured on compilation CD’s. He has produced music for artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tanya Morgan and many others. His music production is similar to J Dilla or Sa Ra Creative Partners, the difference is, less is more. J Dilla is one of Lau’s musical heroes paying tribute to the great late Jay Dee in a track called ‘For the D’ produced by Eric Lau featuring rapper Guilty Simpson. ‘For the D’ can be found on a compilation CD entitled ‘Producers No.1’ which showcases quality music from beat production ranging from broken beat, to hip hop to soul.

New Territories released 2008 (Ubiquity Records)

With the recent release of Kilawatt series V2 (March 2010), we’re in for more than a treat this Friday night. Eric Lau will be playing a DJ set at Melt Bar with live performances from 13th Son featuring DJ Sandro, New Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop outfit and regular residents at Melt Bar 5 Coffees, DJ’s Trey, JC Funkdafied, Huwston and of course a DJ set from Eric Lau! So if you want to hear music and vibe in an atmosphere you’ve never experienced before, come down. Grindin Music has especially been keen to present a night to you all that has musically never been done before. Many people forget that LIVE music content is what is missing here in Sydney and this night isn’t just live music, but live soul with a dash of jazzy hip hop. If this night goes well, we’ll be doing this on a monthly basis. Show your support for something new where it’s all about Music!

Doors open at 10pm til late!

Kilawatt V2 OUT NOW!!

For more information check out DIOLA’S http://www.boombapclap.wordpress.com for details on tour and press and check out Grindin’ Music new highly anticipated website. Click on the image:

2ser’s DJ Huwston spoke with Eric Lau on Soul Glow this afternoon. Click on the link below to listen which you can also find on his blog SPAREHANDS

Eric Lau Interview by Sparehands

ERIC LAU INTERVIEW ON ‘I COULD STORIES’ SERIES:

ERIC LAU MYSPACEhttp://www.myspace.com/ericlaumusic