FULL CONCERT: Robert Glasper Experiment + Pete Rock and Bilal LIVE in Paris Sep 2010 – 2.5 Hour full video


Robert Glasper: Piano and Fender Rhodes
Derrick Hodge: Bass
Casey Benjamin: Vocoder and Saxophone
Chris Dave: Drums
Stefon Harris: Vibraphone
Pete Rock: Turntables and Vocal
Bilal: Vocal

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Niche Productions presents a cross-genre, cross-generational bill for the June long weekend featuring the future of Jazz, Soul and Electronic music. Whilst all three artists have a deep affinity and spiritual association with Jazz, they all refuse to be pigeonholed and on Sunday 10th June, all preconceived notions about ‘what Jazz is and what Jazz isnt’ are going to be blown out of the water.

 

Direct from the Melbourne International Jazz Festival:
‘FUTURE NOW’
Feat. The Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor Mcferrin

Sun 10th June (Queens Bday Weekend) Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

The Robert Glasper Experiment makes its debut appearance in Australia off the back of their incredible new album Black Radio, which is out now on Blue Note (and debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Jazz Charts). Featuring a host of incredible guest vocalists and personnel, Black Radio is a concept that comes from Yassin Bey aka Mos Def (who contributes the albums title track) who wonders why, if the Black Box is the only thing that survives a plane crash, do they not make the whole plane out of its material? Glasper himself is in a class of his own behind the keys and when joined by vocalists like Erykah Badu and Bilal as well as newcomers King and Chrisette Michelle, shines even brighter (if thats possible). Nothing is predictable about a Robert Glasper Experiment performance and Australian audiences are about to get their very first taste. Watch a recent performance on David Letterman here.

Jose James is equally hard to pinpoint, having released songs from the classic American songbook for Verve as well as fully-blown beat collaborations with Flying Lotus, Moodyman and Basement Jaxx. His debut album The Dreamer was a throwback to the classic-cool-quintet albums like Kind Of Blue and was followed quickly by Black Magic (both on Gilles Petersons Brownswood label), which featured the aforementioned heavyweight collabs, leaning more on a Marvin Gaye/Leon Ware I Want You modus operandi. His new album No Beginning, No End will be available in 2012 and promises his heaviest lineup of players yet (Richard Spaven, Pino Palladino, anyone?). Enjoy a taste of the first single Trouble here.

Taylor Mcferrin returns to Australia after appearing recently with Shabazz Palaces in select shows around Oz. The one-man band (and son of Bobby) combines an incredible beatbox vocal ability, range, production prowess and gift for electronics the apple does not fall far from the tree. Signed to Brainfeeder, Mcferrins debut album is in the works. On his own he is mind-blowing, when he collaborates with his two fellow artists he truly embodies the spirit of Jazz: to improvise, innovate and entertain. Watch and learn.

Niche Productions could not be more proud to bring Sydney this ridiculously well-matched triple bill. A culmination of all of our influences on stage for one night only, Future Now is three artists who have consistently created some of the best moments of their genre and who have not even reached their peak. Join us for something truly special this June.

Niche Productions presents Future Now featuring Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James & Taylor Mcferrin + special guests DJs Cian (Conch Records – NZ) & Huwston

 

“Mr Mojo Rising” – Rare Poetry, Spoken Word & Musical Recordings of the one and only Jim Morrison


There is only ONE Jim Morrison!

Check out these rare poetry from “The Last Paris Tapes” , obscure spoken word and musical recordings we found.

There is only one Jim Morrison

There is only one Jim Morrison

DJ Mehdi Tribute.. RIP


DJ Mehdi, cropped from group photo

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Just caught the news that French DJ Mehdi R.I.P son..

French electro music producer and DJ Mehdi has died overnight after he fell off the roof of his Paris house during celebrations with friends.

The hip hop star, whose real name was Mehdi Faveris-Essadi, reportedly suffered fatal injuries after the roof of his Paris home gave way, France Soir newspaper reports.

Fabrice Desprez, from the music promotion company Phunkster, told the newspaper the 34-year-old was standing on a mezzanine in his home when it collapsed, sending three people to hospital.

A representative from Mehdi’s PR company told celebrity website TMZ the gathering at Medhi’s home was held to celebrate the birthday of DJ Riton.

After news of his death began to come to light, Mehdi’s fans and collaborators took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Bob Cornelius Rifo from electro group The Bloody Beetroots tweeted: “R.I.P. Dj MEHDI. The void he has left behind is unbearable. Love you, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo.”

Groove Armada said: “One of the loveliest men I have ever met. Massive condolences to his family.”

DJ Steve Aoki tweeted: “Rest in peace to my brother forever here and in the after life djmehdi. i love u and miss u.”

The Paris Social Club posted a message on their Facebook page which said they would close their doors for one night to honour Mehdi.

“Following the death of DJ Mehdi, we have made the exceptional decision to close the club tonight. An evening of silence in honor of the artist. Thank you for not commenting on this status,” the notice said.

Medhi leaves behind his wife Fafi, who is a famous graffiti artist and former model.

AL KENT (BBE Records) Australian Tour Disco Love Mixtape + Warehouse Party Info (Sat 9th) & Tonic Side show (Sun 10th @ Kings Cross)


Al Kent Australian Tour DISCO LOVE MIXTAPE thanks to People Must Jam.

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Al Kent brings the “Disco Love” in his debut Sydney performance.

Al Kent is a man that lives and breathes disco music. Born in Glasgow in the late 60s, he has collected disco, northern soul, funk and house music since the early 80s, and has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of rare disco. This has translated into amazing DJ sets which have taken Al all over the UK and Europe with appearances at the main room at Southport Weekender, Joey Negro’s Z Records party in London and at Respect is Burning in Paris with Dimitri from Paris.

In 2008 Al released his acclaimed “Better Days” album on BBE with his live band the Million Dollar Orchestra and in 2009 released his own “Secret Sounds” LP. Al has released over 60+ edits on Jisco, KAT Music, StillLove4Music and his own Million Dollar Disco imprint, with more to follow. BBE Records also commissioned Al to compile their Disco Love compilation series, focusing on uncovering rare disco and soul. After a sell out Volume 1, Volume 2 was recently released and he is ready to spread the Disco Love in Australia!

Als own parties have hosted Dimitri From Paris, Rick Wilhite, Sadar and Rahaan (with whom he plays a monthly residency).In Rahaan’s own words “Al is the only DJ to have made me cry, his sets are something else!”

For his debut Sydney appearance, Al will be playing a 4hr set in a limited capacity, all new, inner city warehouse space.

Further details re the venue will be released to ticket purchasers and the mailing list / Facebook group during the week of the event.

See you on the 9th!

Also Anounced Al Kent will be playing a side show @ Tonic Lounge Kings Cross this Sunday..

 

 

Laurent Garnier : The Man With The Red Face Live @ Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France


Laurent Garnier : The Man With The Red Face Live @ Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France

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Soul Of Sydney's End Of Summer Mixtape: FUNK, DISCO & SOULFUL HOUSE


Soul Of Sydney’s End Of Summer 09 Mix tape

Mixed by: Phil Toke & Soul Of Sydney

Style: Funk, Disco & Soulful House

Duration: 74 minutes

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Track List

1. The Originals- Down To Love Town (Dims special re edit) Todd Terry-Acapella
2. Roy Ayers- Running
3. The Strikers- Body Music
4. Sam-Jam – Dance N Chant (Todd Terje re edit)
5. Stephanie Mills- Put Your Body In It
6. Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
7. First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder
8. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
9. Sylvester – I Need You (Dim’s secret re edit)
10. MAW- Expensive (acapella)
11. Blaze- My Beat (S.U.M.O. Rebounce)
12. Kerri Chandler- Coro (‘Kaoz 6:23’ Dark Mix)
13. Neil Armstrong Moon Landing
14. Harry Choo Choo Romero- Mongobonix (From Beneath The Earth’s Crust)
15. Marc Evans – Reach Out For Love
16. Stevie Wonder- Another Star (Knee Deep Remix)
17. Rhythm Republic ft Peyton- Never Give Up
18. Matt Caseli & Aston Martinez- Gonzalo’s Guestlist

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MIX: DISCO SOULFUL HOUSE – End Of Summer Mixtape BY Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney


Soul Of Sydney’s End Of Summer 09 Mix tape

Mixed by: Phil Toke & Soul Of Sydney

Style: Funk, Disco & Soulful House

Duration: 74 minutes

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Track List

1. The Originals- Down To Love Town (Dims special re edit) Todd Terry-Acapella
2. Roy Ayers– Running
3. The Strikers- Body Music
4. Sam-Jam – Dance N Chant (Todd Terje re edit)
5. Stephanie Mills– Put Your Body In It
6. Geraldine Hunt– Cant Fake The Feeling
7. First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder
8. Loleatta HollowayLove Sensation
9. Sylvester – I Need You (Dim’s secret re edit)
10. MAW- Expensive (acapella)
11. Blaze- My Beat (S.U.M.O. Rebounce)
12. Kerri Chandler– Coro (‘Kaoz 6:23’ Dark Mix)
13. Neil Armstrong Moon Landing
14. Harry Choo Choo Romero- Mongobonix (From Beneath The Earth’s Crust)
15. Marc Evans – Reach Out For Love
16. Stevie Wonder- Another Star (Knee Deep Remix)
17. Rhythm Republic ft Peyton- Never Give Up
18. Matt Caseli & Aston Martinez- Gonzalo’s Guestlist

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