Classic Mix: Larry Levan Final Night @ Paradise Garage (Disco, Soul, Early House) + SPIRIT OF HOUSE PICNIC DETAILS

So it looks like we will be teaming up with our good friends at OUR HOUSE & doing another Spirit of House event in JUNE to pay tribute to that REAL HOUSE SOUND.

This time we have a great indoor/outdoor innercity warehouse space with a courtyard and BBQ.

An afternoon of 30 Years of House music and its DISCO FUNK ROOTS.. with music by OUR HOUSE / SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S & Friends.

Look out for details coming soon or email us at for info.


1) Jocelyn BrownSomebody Else’s GuyLive PA
2) T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better (Dub Mix)
3) NYC Peech BoysCome On, Come On (Don’t Say Maybe)
4) Cheyne – Call Me Mr. Telephone
5) Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache
6) Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Paul Simpson Limited Edition Special Remix)
7) Tony Paris – Electric Automan
8) Black Mamba ‘Vicious’ (A Cappella)
9) Man Friday – Jump (Garage Version) / Gunshots
10) Aretha FranklinJump To It

NEW YORK DISCO: Keith Haring Birthday Tribute @ Google Doodle

Keith Haring's iconic Radiant baby

Keith Haring’s iconic Radiant baby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Doodle celebrates Keith Haring‘s pop art. Photograph: Google

The American artist Keith Haring in 1990 at the age of 31, is being celebrated in a Google Doodle.

Haring would have been 54 on Friday and no doubt would have approved of the tribute to his brand of pop art, which drew on the New York street styles and dance music scene of the 1980s. An unabashed populist, he delighted in the idea that his work should be available to everybody – not just a clique of gallerists and rich collectors.

He first came to public attention with his chalk drawings on the New York subway in the late 1970s. This cartoonish quality continued in his later work, characterised by vivid colours and bold lines, which influenced the club scene and advertising.

Keith Haring Button-1987,by P.B.Toman fair-use

Mentored by Andy Warhol, Haring opened a small shop in SoHo in 1986 called Pop Shop, selling merchandise bearing his iconic images including T-shirts, toys, posters, badges and key rings as well as reproductions of his art. He said the idea behind the venture, reconstructed in a Tate Modern exhibition in 2009, was “to continue this same sort of communication as with the subway drawings. I wanted to attract the same wide range of people, and I wanted it to be a place where, yes, not only collectors could come but also kids from the Bronx.”

His friendship with Warhol connected Haring to rising celebrities such as Madonna, who was a regular

customer at Pop Shop in the 80s. The singer regarded Haring’s mixing of art, street and consumer culture as a major influence on her success. She has said: “Keith … managed to take something from what I call street art, which was an underground counterculture, and raise it to a pop culture for mass consumption. And I did that too.”

His last works included a painting on the rear wall of an Italian church and six animations for Sesame Street, reflecting both his versatility and the wide audience for his art.

Keith Haring

CLASSIC MIX EARLY HOUSE DISCO: Larry Levan Live @ The Paradise Garage, New York (Early 80s)

▶ Larry Levan Live @ The Paradise Garage, New York (Early 80s)


HIP HOP: JEAN GRAE Up Close & Personal @ Goodgod, Feat. Frenzie, MK-1 & BadEzzy (Wed 4th Dec) + FREE TICKETS

Jean Grae

Image by mrmoneda via Flickr

Goodgod & Way-2-Fonky present…

+ MK-1


Rising up out of the New York underground, Jean Grae is a name that resonates with Hip Hop heads worldwide.

Since the release of her debut Attack of the Attacking Things, and her signing to Talib Kweli‘s Blacksmith Records, Jean has continued to evolve with countless platinum releases and performances on some of the biggest stages around the globe.

After numerous tours down-under sharing the stage with other Hip Hop immortals, she’s now bringing her impeccable flow and thought provoking lyrics to the intimate surrounds of Goodgod Small Club.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to witness one of Hip Hop’s finest MCs up close and personal. Capacity is limited! Early bird tickets willl not last!

Facebook Link, Tickets

We have a FREE double pass to give away to the first person who emails through or shoots us a message at our face-book fan page


OLDSCHOOL MIXTAPE: Grand Wizard Theodore on Hot 97 with Funk-Master Flex (1994)

One for the real old school heads – Grand Wizard Theodore ‘The Inventor of the Scratch’  brings his box full of classic ORIGINAL B-Boy breaks and beats to play a rare mini set on Funkmaster Flex‘s ‘Street Jams’ show on Hot 97  and lets Dot-A-Rock get busy on the mic too.



Be sure to catch GWT droppin’ the funk next saturday 3rd Dec @ Goodgod, Info –> FACEBOOK EVENT


Goodgod Small Club – 55 Liverpool Street, Chinatown

+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: MK-1, Mathmatics & Frenzie

Tickets are $25+b/f:

Ce Ce Rogers – Someday ( Club Mix )


Originally released in 1987, “Someday” was an inspired collaboration between the raw driving house sound of Chicago legend Marshall Jefferson and the sweet, hauntingly soulful voice of CeCe Rogers. The result was the creation of a powerful political message highlighting the need for racial harmony in apartheid South Africa. The popularity of this beautiful piece of music has seen it ranked number 3 in MixMags‘s 100 Greatest Singles of All Time.





R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron (1949–2011) + GIL SCOTT TRIBUTE : Rare LIVE recording at Knitting Factory NYC 1999 Part #1 & Part #2

Gil Scott-Heron, (Born April 1, 1949 & Passed May 27, 2011).


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This part #1 of a rare live hour recording we through timely to share so your music fans can remember some of the musical legacy left by Gil Scott Heron.

Gill Scott Heron Live at Knitting Factory‘ 1999, Part #1

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]An extended performance at the Knitting Factory in NYC late 1999.

Part one is about an 20 minutes of his own brand of social commentary / comedy before working his way into that great music he still lives through.

(Get in touch with us at facebook for a download link or

Gill Scott Heron Live at Knitting Factory‘ 1999, Part #2

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]Here is the second part of an extended performance at the Knitting Factory in NYC we posted yesterday.

Part two of this 2.5 hour personal show for Gil Scott. A fitting way to remember the man through a live performance of the words and music  that we will all still remember him through.

(for a download link get in touch with us at facebook)