EPISODE 386: Our resident vibe creator, DJ PHIL TOKE laying down positive party vibes at last month’s SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION JAM covering some massive musical ground with this one, dropping everything from BEAT-HEAVY B-BOY BREAKS, FUNK, HIP HOP, DISCO & even sneaking in the rocky theme, some AFRO-LATIN HOUSE vibes & some 80’s synth goodness.
Track List / 1. Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock 2. Too Short – Blow Your Whistle (Bootleg Remix) 3. Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move (Remix) 4. Q-Tip & Michael Jackson – Brethe & Stop (Remix) 5. Gq – Lies 6. Splendor – Take Me To Your Disco (Remix) 7. Sam Jam – Dance & Chant 8. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie 9. Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame 10. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby 11. Unknown – You Should Be Dancing 12. Celia Cruz & Jose Marquez – Un Bembe Pa Yemaya (Jose Marquez Remix) 13. Brian Boncher – Ritmo Celoso 14. Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes [Club Mix 12”] 15. Hankyovain – Gt (Edit) 16. Delia Renee’ – You’re Gonna Want Me Back [Remix] 17. Bill Conti – Rocky Theme / Gonna Fly Now [Edit] 18. Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama 19. Stargaze – You Can’t Have It
What an amazing party this was, it warmed the heart seeing people smile and dance again, THANK YOU to everyone who came down to the jam, we hope you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy this recording.
Here is a little live mix we did which literally was a grass roots movement. Last Sundays recording from PHIL TOKE closing out the BONDI BOARD RIDERS closing part as part of BONDI BEACH RADIO’S live broadcast and SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION PICNIC.
Timless music, smiling faces and picturesque views.
60 mins of salt water inspired funk, soul and disco vibes
Those good people at Goldfish just dont let up with the bookings, another solid booking from one of the few venues still flying the flag for DEEP & SOULFUL HOUSE in Sydney. The enigmatic afro inspired soulful producer & DJ OSUNLADE is playing on Saturday March 9 with our own Phil Toke in support along with Michael Zac, Liam Sampras, Matt Cahill, Venuto, Johnny Gleeson.
The Mile High Club & Paul Strange presents
OSUNLADE (Yoruba Soul Recordings)
Saturday 9th March
Osunlade is an artist who personifies art. His music as well as his being creates unified melodies manifested with balance, life and wisdom. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, a place known for pioneering jazz, blues as well, innovative artists like Miles Davis. At age seven Osunlade discovered the piano and the vision of his life’s destiny was born. By the age twelve he found an interest in creating and producing songs of his own, he formed a local band, taught himself several other instruments and studied further the development of his unique sound.
In 1999, Osunlade would embark on what is now his dream come true. The founding of Yoruba Records. Recognized as one of the most important dance music labels worldwide, Yoruba Records is purely a source of music created to elevate the spirit. As the success of the label grew, so did the demand for Osunlade to expand. In 2001 he released his debut album on the respected Soul Jazz Records label. “Paradigm” quickly became on of the biggest house albums that year and dubbed him the messiah of ancestral house music. With the support of dj’s worldwide and his music now introduced to a wider spectrum of listeners, this veteran musician/composer/producer becoming the artist finally achieved balance within.
Although his demand for production and remixes from labels and artists worldwide, his passion is in Yoruba Records maintaining its reputation of its unparalleled quality in music. With its own family of talented producers and artists developing and bridging sound and cultures, the labels’ evolution is endless and bright.
$20 first release through dash tickets
Matt Cahill / Phil Toke / Michael Zac / Venuto
Liam Sampras / Johnny Gleeson
100% FUNK EXPRESSION RIGHT THERE AT 2PM ON A RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN SYDNEY… LOOK OUT FOR US DOING IT ALL AGAIN IN AN INNERCITY WAREHOUSE SPACE IN AUGUST FOR SPIRIT OF HOUSE!
SPIRIT OF HOUSE #2 – THE WAREHOUSE PARTY – AUGUST 2012
SPIRIT OF HOUSE #2 – THE WAREHOUSE PARTY – AUGUST 2012
AN AFTERNOON TRIBUTE TO 30+ YEARS OF HOUSE MUSIC AND ITS DISCO-FUNK ROOTS.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO FORE-FATHERS OF THE REAL HOUSE SOUND IN PRIVATE INNERCITY WAREHOUSE SPACE
SOUL CHICAGO HOUSE – ACID HOUSE – NYC DISCO – ORIGINAL ELECTRO FUNK & GARAGE
Hosted by PHIL TOKE, MICHAEL ZAC, EADIE RAMIA SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S + FRIENDS
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org FOR DETAILS (VERY VERY LIMITED CAPACITY)
Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney will be hosting another ‘SPIRIT OF HOUSE’ Warehouse Jam over the next few weeks where we will be paying special homage to the last 30+ years of House music & its Disco-Funk roots.
We will also pay tribute to the DJ’s & Producers who have helped create and shape House music over the last three decades. Figures such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Kerri Chandler, Marshall Jefferson, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis and Masters At Work.
This is strictly for lovers of House music in Sydney whether it be DEEP & SOULFUL, TECH, AFRO-LATIN, NYC DISCO & GARAGE
LINE UP INCLUDING:
Our House DJ’s + Friends
Michael Zac (Soul Intervention)
Eadie Ramia (Our House)
Phil Toke (Our House)
+ MORE tba
**Please note this event is invite only and limited capacity.. email@example.com for venue and party information.
After hosting the main stage at The Spice Ibiza festival and the side room at Bedrock with John Digweed, Musik Matters returns to Goldfish to bring you the legendary Francois K on Queens Birthday Long weekend.
Includes support from Soul Of Sydney Blockparty and Our House Sydney DJ – Phil Toke. Support also from Garry Todd, Matt Cahill, Ben Ashton and Alan Thomas.
With Prince embarking on his Australian Tour this year, we thought it would be appropriate to post a remix of his track “The One”. Its difficult to remix a Prince track and leave it having some dignity, but Timmy Regisford and Adam Rios do a great job here.
In what was a pretty special day for us as we teamed up with our good friends at Our House Sydney to bring Sydney its first in a series of “Spirit Of House”Block Parties, where we will be paying special tribute to 30+ years of House music and its Funk & Disco roots in FREE family friendly & PEOPLE FRIENDLY out-door locations including car parks, lane-ways, parks, roof-tops and warehouse spaces around town.
The Venue: As you can probably see in the picture we didn’t end up in the park for House Picnic as we originally intended due to some ominous cloud and some pretty temperamental Sydney weather. We did however set up our Sound in this dope inner-city Car Park location smack bang between a Chinese Temple and 3 buildings.
One for the House faithful for sure! Thank you for the support kids and look out for us doing it all again very very soon! Big luv to everyone who came down and especially the DJ’s who donated their time like true blue champions!
Look out for them playing around town; Phil Toke (Our House Sydney), James Scott (Co-Op), Phil Hudson, Agey, Ronie Farah (Shicago Bar) & Queen Shirene D’silva (Everywhere they play good music !)
The Mix Tape: Our House presents Spirit of House – Part 1 – Phil Hudson Live in the Mix @ the Car Park.
SOUL OF SYDNEY: Free Australia Day Block Party Picnic/BBQ
Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly FUNK picnic to celebrate the Australia Day in the right kind of fashion.. With a stack of good mates, in the great outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music in a family friendly atmosphere.
Blockparty Picnic Mixtape #3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)
Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mixtape 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!
John Davis Monster Orchestra- Ain’t That Enough For You
James Brown- Funky President
The Commodores- Brick House
Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces
First Choice- Love Thang
Angela Winbush- I Love You More
Convertion- Lets Do It
Komiko- Feel Alright
Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
Richard T Bear- Sunshine Hotel
Lenny Williams- You Got Me Runnin (Krivit Re edit)
The Salsoul Orchestra- You’re Just The Right Size
The Salsoul Orchestra- Salsoul Rainbow/Obama Victory Speech
Diana Ross- No One Gets The Prize
Diana Ross- The Boss
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?
Check out some of the SOUL TRAIN FUN from our last few parties
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.
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!
Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.Tt black President.
The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
Roy Ayers- Evolution
#2- Blockparty Picnic Mixtape 2 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney)
Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mixtape 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.
1.The Last Minister – Tribute to the JB family
2.Lyn Collins – Think (Jski edit)
3.Kool & The Gang – Love and Understanding
4.War – Galaxy
5.Jimmy Castor – E man boogie
6.Jesse G – thats hot
7.Change – A lover’s holiday
8.Nijel – Dance so fine (instrum)
9.Brothers Johnson – Stomp
10.Superbreak disco edits – Body Bait
11.Society – Can U rock?
12.Phase II – Reachin
13.Terrence Parker – Love’s Got me high
14.Teddy Pendergrass – Only you
15.Sylvester – Over & over