AUDIO : DJ RASHIDA LIVE ON JJJ MIX UP EXCLUSIVE (SOUL, FUNK, DISCO, HOUSE)


RASHIDA LIVE ON JJJ MIX UP (STREAMING ON DEMAND TILL NEXT SATURDAY)

Rashida’s love for playing music that she loves is infectious.

So much so that that after Prince saw her spin records in 2004 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Prince invited her to play for him. Fast forward to now, and Rashida‘s been travelling with him every since.

In 2010 she began touring with Kelis, travelling the world over as her DJ.

Currently in town as part of the travelling Prince party, she came into triple j to record her signature fusion of hip-hop, funk, soul, dancehall, pop, rock, and house live.

PLAYLIST:

Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – I’ll Play The Fool For You
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Trussel – Love Injection (Larry Levan Remix)
Chaka Khan – Chaka Fate
Chuck Brown – Bustin’ Loose
??? – Extra Loveable
Evelyn Myers – I Want To Thank You
The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Sam Sparro – Pink Cloud (Original Mix)
Amy Winehouse – Take The Box (Seijis Buggin’ Mix)
Jodeci – Freek ‘n You (MK Dub)
Disclosure – Boiling (Feat. Sinead Harnett)
Delilah – Love You So (Joe Goddard Remix)
Kelis – Brave (Dark Sky Remix)
The Weeknd – Coming Down

LINKS:

Rashida Website
Rashida Facebook
Rashida Twitter
Rashida Soundcloud

Streaming here for the next week.

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 soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

LARRY LEVAN LIVE @ PARADISE GARAGE CLOSING NIGHT

Tracklist:
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

PRINCE SYDNEY TOUR: PEACH + BLACK PODCASTS :


I love the idea behind this, a fan run online podcast session as a warm up for the up coming Prince tour, These cats know their music that’s for sure.. check out a few of the episodes below and all of them online with downloadable links etc.

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Welcome 2 Australia Preview Show • April 25th, 2012

Prince & The NPG are coming to Australia in May 2012! Press play to listen to this 20 minute preview show and keep your ears wide open to hear some Purple News!

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Sign ‘O’ The Times 25th Anniversary Episode! • March 31st, 2012

The Peach & Black Podcast has reached a milestone – Our 50th episode!… And what better way to celebrate this occasion than by reviewing the landmark album Sign ‘O’ The Times on its very own 25th Birthday! Here’s Part 1 of our review, covering all of Disc 1. Join MC, Playa, Captain and Toejam in this extensive track-by-track review… before the police come… a podcast this funky is on the run!

Stay tuned for Part 2!

Download: Red Bull Music Academy : Various Assets Madrid 2011 COMPILATION (RARE ELECTRONIC ELECTRO DEEP HOUSE BEATS LOFI)



Download the full 35-track compilation featuring a taste of the music made at the Red Bull Music Academy during four autumn weeks in Madrid last year. From arpeggiated acid to experimental exotica, these are just some of those once-in-a-lifetime collaborations that made the 2011 Academy in Madrid all so special.

The Various Assets – Not For Salecompilation holds some of the wild juxtapositions and magical moments that happened when people from all corners of the world found companions in sound – and discovered they spoke a similar language despite contrasting backgrounds and methodologies.

Chances are you might hear some of these artists playing a festival or two this year, or dropping an EP that turns your dance floor upside down. If that’s the case, reset your compass points, and join us en route to who knows where. Check the tracklist and download the compilation below. Included in the download is a PDF booklet with the stories behind the songs.

R.I.P ETTA JAMES: Tribute Mixtape Hoochie Coochie Gal by Wildwood


RIP Etta James. 1938 – 2012.

Do Wop, Blues, Soul, R&B, Ballard’s and an all round entertainer with a distinctive voice. A troubled genius who made any song she sang her own.

“Everything she sings – you believe her…” Adele 2010.

Hoochie Coochie Gal: An Etta James Tribute Mixtape by Wildwood

Listen

Hoochie Coochie Gal By  Etta James 1
‘That’S All’ By  Etta James 2
Somethings Got A Hold Of Me. By  Etta James 3
Sunday Kind Of Love By  Etta James 4
I’D Rather Go Blind By  Etta James 5
If I Can’t Have You By  Etta James & Harvey Fuqua 6
Summer Time By  Etta James & Louis Armstrong 7
Light My Fire By  Etta James 8
Lovesick Blues By  Etta James 9
I’M A King Bee By  Etta James & Bob Dylan 10
Hard To Handle – Just One More Day By  Etta James, Otis Redding & The Blues Brothers 11
Lil’ Red Rooster By  Etta James 12

JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN: DJ Maestro’s Mixtape + Final Sydney Show at Hunky Dory Social Club Info


Special Guest DJ Maestro (Blue Note Records, Verve)
Playing his final Sydney show at Hunky Dory Social Club
This Wed 11th Jan.
Free Entry, from 8pm till late.

This will be the final DJ set in Sydney for ”Dancefloor-Jazz’  legend DJ Maestro. He will be playing an extended 4 hour set from 8pm.

If you haven’t managed to catch DJ Maestro during his recent tour then you won’t want to miss this. Come along and listen to the finest Jazz, Latin, soul, Funk and much more…..

Check out the FB Event HERE for more info

Definitely one we will be getting down to, big ups to JC @ Funkdafied for making this happen. Check out these Maestro Mixtapes to give you Soul Peeps an idea of what to expect from one of the finest selectors of eclectic Jazz sounds around.

Maestro Links

About DJ Maestro:

There is a doll in the Amsterdam apartment of Martijn Barkhuis: it’s a DJ Maestro Action Figure. The box proudly mentions: ‘It really DJ’s, drinks and smokes!’ “That’s slightly exaggerated,” the real-life version says with a husky voice, while putting his Davidoff cigarette in the ashtray to fill our glasses with pinot grigio. “That doll doesn’t DJ at all.” At least, not like the human version of DJ Maestro, as many, many international dance full of sweaty and cramped calves can attest to. Mesmerize, DJ Maestro’s debut album, following the compilations he did for legendary jazz labels Blue Note (Blue Note Trip, three editions) and Verve (Delicious Jazz), is made for exactly those dance floors. “The music was inspired by the records I play and by the reactions of people who dance to those records. Some of the songs on Mesmerize are more than a year old, others I wrote only two months ago. But they have all been tested on the dance floor. When something didn’t work, we improved it.”

‘We’, in this case, are Maestro and producers Mark van de Bergh and Maarten Helsloot, aka JAAN and Marty Belmondo. They are the owners of a studio in the mundane outskirts of Amsterdam, are blessed with a good ear and the ability to transform Maestro’s ideas into beats, grooves and bass lines. “Sometimes, I hummed them a song, or described a certain feeling or vibe. I put dozens of my favourite songs on mini disc for Mark and Maarten, so they would understand what I was looking for.”

Mesmerize was born out of pure necessity. While the record collection stacked behind him almost crumbles under its weight, the DJ explains: “It’s getting harder and harder to find records I want to play. They often lack a certain atmosphere or groove. So when I was given the opportunity to record my own album, I took it with both hands.” We will get back to the hands in a second.

His record deal enabled Maestro to work with a bunch of talented musicians he often performs with: renowned saxophone player Benjamin Herman, flute player Magnus Lindgren (who also worked with Koop), Zuco 103-singer Lilian Vieira, Carl Young (bass player in Michael Franti’s Spearhead), keyboard player Sven Figee (with whom Maestro co-wrote two songs), soul singer Forrest (known for his hit ‘Rock the Boat’) and saxophone player Tineke Postma. “In general, we invited them to the studio once we finished the basis. All we told them was to do whatever they’re good at. Benjamin Herman did his thing in just half an hour.” As a result, the lazy track ‘Spring Street’ has a real ‘neon light in a wet street’ vibe, while the sax in the spicy latin song ‘En Orbita’ is like an exquisite sauce poured over the groove.

Funk, jazz, latin: the DJ seems to have been raised on soul food and hot peppers, but actually comes from a family where everybody listened to classical music in appropriate silence and played the piano and the cello considerably well. Maestro himself played the violin “quite well”, but he feels that “if somebody else is more talented, you should let that person play for you.” But clapping his hands is certainly not a problem for the DJ: just listen to ‘Rainy Day’.

As a teenager, Maestro was mesmerized by the turntables, mixers, headphones and vinyl albums of his friends, who took their drive-in show to hockey parties and school parties. It left him with an insatiable hunger for albums, and an incredible disgust for dance classics: “One of the highlights in my career was the moment somebody requested ‘Relight My Fire’ for the umpteenth time. ‘I’ve got that one,’ I said, pulled the record from my bag and broke it in two right before his very eyes.”

That doesn’t mean the DJ doesn’t know how to please the crowd: his Blue Note Trip-nights in clubs, nationwide attract many dance lovers, who love to work up a sweat on the amazing mix of modern and vintage from the Maestro’s record cases, which he carries with him to Indonesia, Japan, New York and most European countries.

With his own record label (Dig This!), being programdirector of the IJazz Amsterdam festival, booker for the new Amsterdam club “Jazz on the Riverbank” and founder of the dutch station Radio Jazz, Maestro has a big hold on everything that has to do with funk, latin and jazz in the Netherlands. “It’s killing sometimes, all those long nights with too much cigarettes and drinks,” he tries to put his fabulous life somewhat into perspective. But isn’t that a very big grin we see on the face of the DJ Maestro Action Figure?

 

SADE LIVE IN SYDNEY! + Mixtape, Live Show Recordings & Tour Updates.


ROLL CALL.. so who is getting out to the SADE concerts in December?..

We so excited that though we should start a SADE Australian Tour Mega Post where we will be sharing some of the super RARE SADE LIVE recordings, videos, interviws, tour news & of course SADE tribute mixtapes & podcasts.

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