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


Australian Soul Singer Travis Lee releases “Next 2 Me”

listen / www.soundcloud.com/travis-lee-music

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.

Links:

Soundcloud
Facebook
Twitter
Website

SOULFEST MIXTAPE: D’aneglo Soulfest Warm Up Tribute by Soul of Sydney DJ’s | Neo Soul, Hip Hop,


D’ANEGLO SOULFEST WARM UP TRIBUTE BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s (April 2014) [Over 50,000 listens]

LISTEN HERE AT HEART THIS

Time: 91 Mins
Genre: Neo-Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop Goodness
Recorded: April 2014

We put this tribute together back in April to pay homage D’angelo and it caught fire pretty quick, with over 13,000 listens just on soundcloud alone.

The mix was put together to showcase the phenomenal work from one of the finest soul artists of our generation who will be playing a highly anticipated show at SOULFEST tomorrow with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Maxwell, Common, Mos Def.

Check out the mix and be sure to check out the inaugural SOULFEST festival tomorrow, info below.

TRACKLIST:

  1. D’ANGELO – INTRO
  2. D’ANGELO – ALRIGHT
  3. D’ANGELO – THE LINE
  4. D’ANGELO – THE ROOT
  5. D’ANGELO – CRUISIN’
  6. D’ANGELO – SHIT, DAMN, MOTHERFUCKER
  7. D’ANGELO – LADY
  8. D’ANGELO – BROWN SUGAR
  9. D’ANGELO – PLAYA PLAYA
  10. THE ROOTS FEAT. D’ANGELO – THE HYPNOTIC
  11. D’ANGELO – BULLSHIT
  12. RAPHAEL SAADIQ AND D’ANGELO – BE HERE
  13. D’ANGELO – FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
  14. D’ANGELO – ME AND THOSE DREAMIN EYES
  15. D’ANGELO – SMOOTH
  16. SNOOP, DR DRE & D’ANGELO – IMAGINE
  17. THE ROOTS, ERYKAH BADU, D’ANEGLO – SHINING STAR
  18. D’ANGELO – I FOUND MY SMILE
  19. D’ANGELO – CHICKEN GREASE
  20. D’ANGELO – DEVILS PIE
  21. D’ANGELO – GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND
  22. FELA KUTI, D’ANGELO, MACY GRAY – WATER GET NO ENEMY
  23. METHOD MAN, REDMAN, D’ANGELO – LEFT AND RIGHT
  24. D’ANGELO – WHEN WE GET BY
  25. D’ANGELO – SPANISH JOINT 

    It looks like the weather has cleared just in time for the highly anticipated inaugural SOULFEST: Neo-Soul & Hip Hop festival. We can confirm we will be throwing down some vibes as Soul of Sydney DJ’s in between sets on the SPOTIFY stage & we also have a handful of the last GA + VIP hardcopy industry tix for sale for anyone who hasn’t snapped tix up yet.

    SOULFEST SYDNEY SET TIMES- SATURDAY OCT 18

    11.10 – Mau Power (Spotify Stage)
    11.25 – Milan (Spotify Stage)
    11.40 – Michaek Duchesne (Main Stage)
    12.05 – Leela James (Main Stage)
    12.45 – Gang of Brothers (Spotify Stage)
    1.05 – Anthony Hamilton (Main Stage)
    1.45 – Thadiwe Phoenix (Spotify Stage)
    2.05 – Angie Stone (Main Stage)
    2.45 – Darryl Beaton (Spotify Stage)
    3.05 – Musiq Soulchild (Main Stage)
    3.50 – Miracle (Spotify Stage)
    4.10 – Mos Def (Main Stage)
    4.55 – Ms Murphy (Spotify Stage)
    5.30 – Aloe Blacc (Main Stage)
    6.05 – Nathaniel (Spotify Stage)
    6.30 – Common (Main Stage)
    7.15 – Ngaiire (Spotify Stage)
    7.40 – D’Angelo (Main Stage)
    9.10 – Maxwell (Main Stage)

    unnamed.png

MIXTAPE: Erykah Badu Tribute Mixtape by DJ Naiki (Chiefrockers) | neo soul, soul, r&b, hip hop



SOUL OF SYDNEY PODCAST #37 – BADU THE OLD AND NEW MIXTAPE – MIXED BY DJ NAIKI

DJ 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.

Enjoy this mixtape!

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

Log on to DJ Naiki at:
www.facebook.com/djnaiki

Thank you, may 2011 be your year to grasp hold of what you aspire to achieve! Make it YOUR year! Anything is possible.

Love,
The Badu Team

 

SOUL MUSIC FROM THE GODS! Fire We Make – Alicia Keys ft. Maxwell


Such a beautiful musical collaboration between two of our era’s finest..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN-az8fkaKc

WATCH –> https://www.vevo.com/watch/alicia-keys/fire-we-make/USRV81300107

HERE

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN-az8fkaKc]

 

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.

SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC #6: THE ERYKAH BADU PICNIC TRIBUTE


Description

We will be paying special tribute to the one and only Queen of Neo Soul for our February Picnic

NEO SOUL FUNK DISCO HIP HOP & DAY TIME HOUSE VIBES

SUNDAYS DURING FEB – 12pm – 7pm

FREE ENTRY VIA EMAIL, FAMILY FRIENDLY, SUNDAY ARVO PICNIC/BBQ VIBES

New Parkside Location (Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for location info)

Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your Sunday FUN Day’s 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 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.

DJ FOR THE BADU TRIBUTE:

# Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
# PHIL TOKE, (Our House Sydney)
# TERRY A
# DJ TREY
# MICHAEL ZAC (Our House Sydney)
# EADIE RAMIA (Our House Sydney)
# C-MAN & JUZZLIKEDAT (Back of Back)

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.

NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email soulofsydney@gmail.com for venue details)

Soul of Sydney + Our House Sydney & Co.

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com.au

Facebook Event:
Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/groups/soulofsydney/
wEB: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty