MIX: Magda Bytnerowicz – Nobody gets to meet the Duke – May2012


May 2012 promo mix
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Old E 800 (Omar-S remix) – Big Strick
Shadow Figures – Grey People ft Lee Crowe
Fort Green House – N.Y. House’n Authority
Liquid (Original Mix) – Dream 2 Science
Spray Paint – Gene Hunt
Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC
Glorious World – Johnwaynes
B1 – Appointment 004
Impressions of a Rainstorm – Levon Vincent
Braiden – The Alps
Soundscape (Intricate mix) – Kosmic Messenger
Meeting da Duke – DJ Duke
Rubick’s CubeDrexciya
A Fish Scene – DJ Du Jour
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“Nobody gets to meet the Duke – May2012” by Magda Bytnerowicz is licensed under a Creative Commons License

COSMIC BOOGIE|FUNK|DISCO: Rotating Soul Records – The East Liberty Quarters EP


It always puts a smile on my face whenever QUALITY MUSIC comes our way & this one, did just that with the Super-Fresh Intergalactic Boogie sounds running right through this 6 track EP from Pittsburgh-based trio Rotating Souls. The EP came through as an email just this morning so I don’t  know much about them, but by listening through I would say they are deeply influenced by Giorgio Moroder, as you can hear that classic funky 80’s Synth-Bass vibes running right through the release.

Really digging this and can’t wait to hear more of Rotating Souls.. & props to them for still putting good music like this on on Vinyl too.

The EP is out on Vinyl! & Digital, click for more info:

CHICAGO HOUSE CLASSIC: Adonis – No Way Back (1986) TRAX RECORDS


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Its all about THAT BASS! one of my favorites Chicago House tunes, and great to still hear it getting times played on more then a few occasions around Sydney too. I heard Simon Caldwell drop this at Mad Racket in Marrickville on more then a few occasions and also the lads at HAHA warehouse parties don’t mind pulling this one out either.

Adonis is a Chicago acid house pioneer who made his name with the classic 1986 tracks ‘No Way Back’ and ‘We’re Rockin Down The House’.

Adonis recorded many innovative and influential dance tracks. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, Adonis was introduced to music at a young age. He played bass guitar with several jazz and funk bands and was eventually introduced to a raw and untamed art form that was brewing in Chicago. The art form is now called house music worldwide which subsequently spawned acid house, techno, trance and drum & bass.

As “Michael A. Smith“, he was a member of the band Clockwork. They recorded “I’m Your Candy Girl”, a post-disco boogie song.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Chicago House & Disco: Paradise Lost Warehouse Party 'Return To Paradise' + Live Paradise Lost Mixtape Download


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Paradise Lost invite you to Return to Paradise on Saturday 14 May 2011 to dance under the rumbling volcano till you erupt to the rhythms of  Brut33, Mysterio, JMS, James Bucknell and Harry Sounds.

Venue details will be posted  here the week of the party. $10 on the door.

Paradise Lost Mixtape

Paradise Lost: Barely Legal

Hosted by the sweet smelling Brutt 33, recorded live in the mix at Paradise Lost ‘Barely Legal’ from July 26 2008

(Download at Paradise Lost)

Chicago House & Disco: Paradise Lost Warehouse Party ‘Return To Paradise’ + Live Paradise Lost Mixtape Download


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Paradise Lost invite you to Return to Paradise on Saturday 14 May 2011 to dance under the rumbling volcano till you erupt to the rhythms of  Brut33, Mysterio, JMS, James Bucknell and Harry Sounds.

Venue details will be posted  here the week of the party. $10 on the door.

Paradise Lost Mixtape

Paradise Lost: Barely Legal

Hosted by the sweet smelling Brutt 33, recorded live in the mix at Paradise Lost ‘Barely Legal’ from July 26 2008

(Download at Paradise Lost)

Cold Crush Old School Rap/Hip Hop & Electro-Boogie this Friday 24th, DJ's: OSC-001, Simon Caldwell, Retali8, Japeye + Cold Crush Podcast and Interview feat Japeye


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Old School Hip Hop & Electro Boogie this Friday at Tone, Feat. Simon Caldwell, OSC-001 and RETALI8 and special guest Japeye Bennett

More info at Facebook or www.coldcrush.com.au
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Electro Mix: Japeye Does The Electric Boogie

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JAPEYE: Electro Boogie Mix for Cold Crush

Or DL HERE @ Cold Crush

It’s time for the next hit of Cold Crushin’ Mixes. Our guest mix this time around is taken by Radelaide funky man Japeye, who will be rocking the decks with the Cold Crush Wreckin’ Cru this Friday night. Japeye first caught our attention warming up a packed dancefloor for the man Dam Funk a few months back at The Basement. We were impressed by his smooth mixes and even smoother beats and decided he was the man to help us warm up the whole joint in our new home at Tone!

Cold Crush had a little chat with the man himself, so if you were wondering who this mysterious Japeye fellow on the poster is, read on:

Cold Crush: So yo, tell us how you got into the DJ game
Japeye: I’ve been DJing since 2001 (I think). I was throwing parties and putting on local DJ’s like HMC, Agent86, Delta, Madcap & Kim Dezen before I stepped out of the bedroom and started playing out myself.

It was hip hop I fell headfirst into — The first LP I bought on wax was Main Source – Breaking Atoms. After that I became a fiend for crews like Ultra Mags, Eric B & Rakim, Tribe, Jungle Brothers and all that native tongue good shit. The soul, jazz and funk soon followed suit digging on samples and then as I started to get a bit “wilder” on the club tip the disco, house and techno became a big part of what I was dancing too, and as a result collecting and working into my sets.

And now? You still doing the hip hop thang or what?
As a DJ I started out playing pretty much a straight mix of soul, funk and hip hop but these days I am wayyyyyy open. I have a bunch of different gigs and club nights. When I play at the Botanic (fancy cocktail bar down here) I can pretty well much spin whatever I like. It makes it nice cos I can change my bag over every week and not have to sling the shit in different order all the time. I can pack my Jazz lp’s, my soul/funk 45’s and some weeks I play straight afro latin / brasilian music all night.

Variety is the spice baby! What’s the scene like down in Adelaide, is there much going on?
Adelaide’s music scene is nice. Some crazy talented producers all live here. HMC, Benny Badge, Carter Brothers, Cuckoo Music Crew, SidWho & my boy Eric The Falcon is killing it right now on the “I am T Pain” phone app. My only real criticism about the ‘ghost town’ is that its only been in recent years that the weekend warriors that occupy the clubs are less open to hearing a DJ break a new record. Most kids would like their own soundtrack to their night out, plug in their ipod and drink some cheap piss. I am actually not 100% sure whether I was like that when I was young or not. But it bothers me now.

So with a name like Japeye, have you ever been accused of… TAKING THE PISS?
Well I am actually 1/3 Japanese. How insensitive of you!

Just kidding pal….. arrrgh the ole Japeye question. Its just nickname that stuck for a bunch of reasons. I think being high for an extended duration in the earlier days contributed to it greatly. However, I have been working on some edits that I plan to put out on a bootleg cd under a new guise being “Slim Charles”. Stay tuned. Hopefully that takes off so I can kick Japeye to the curb. It’ll make my Mum happier.

We caught your set supporting Dam Funk at the Basement a few months back.
That was a killer night no?

Yea man. Dam is fresh. Such a talented and positive artist. Both of his shows in Adelaide and Sydney were nuts. The solos, the costume changes, his voice. The whole experience was really refreshing as I saw it open up a lot of younger heads to music I push a lot back home in Adelaide and care about people hearing in the clubs. Props to Niche Productions for getting him out.

Who else have you played with over the years?
Over the years, a whole bunch. Some of my favourites have been just warm up sets for live acts like Roy Ayers & Sharon Jones. My favourite club set support when I actually nailed it, didn’t fuck up any mixes, didn’t get harassed about someone’s name not being on the door, the turntables weren’t feeding back etc would have to go to a night when I DJ’d before Quantic at Rocket Bar.

What’s up with this mix you’ve put together for us?
Well… I checked your website and saw a bunch of tunes that I was planning on playing but was beaten to it and I didn’t want to double up… SO…. I ended up just putting a lil electro boogie mix together. The 2nd tune I only just found. Crazy rare 7″, some gospel shit. There’s a few shocker mixes… but I like to call them “disco blends”. Some tunes I may play on the night, some tunes you hopefully haven’t heard before. Either way I hope you feel it.

A little rare gospel shit never goes astray! What can we expect from you at Cold Crush this Friday night?
It’s the day after my birthday, Simon Caldwell is one of my favourite DJ’s and there’s a bunch of crew up from Adelaide so I plan on getting pretty special between the bar and the dancefloor. Set wise, who knows… I’ll see what crew are in the club when I am playing and take it from there as I’ll have a bunch of music on me. Bboys beware…. I am the master of killing the cypher if its preventing the ladies from gettin down.

Japeye Does The Electric Boogie tracklisting

1. T La Rock – It’s Yours
2. L.S Movement – Move Everything You Got
3. Fatback Band – On The Floor
4. Steve Arrington – Nobody Can Be You
5. Boeing – Dance On The Beat
6. Jewel – Jewel’s Groove (Instrumental)
7. Ago – You Make Me Do It
8. TJ Swann – And You Know That
9. SFB – Burnin’ up (KON Edit)
10. The Evasions – All Wrapped Up
11. Maxine Singleton – You Can’t Run From Love
12. Newcleus – Jam On It
13. Tyron Brunson – The Smurf
14. Afro-Rican – Give It All You Got (Doggy Style)
15. James Pants – Cosmic Rap (Egyptian Lover Remix)
16. Starrband – Rock The House
17. Emerson – Sending All My Love Out

Or DL HERE @ Cold Crush

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Old School Hip Hop & Electro Boogie this Friday at Tone, Feat. Simon Caldwell, OSC-001 and RETALI8 and special guest Japeye Bennett.

More info at Facebook or www.coldcrush.com.au

Cold Crush Old School Rap/Hip Hop & Electro-Boogie this Friday 24th, DJ’s: OSC-001, Simon Caldwell, Retali8, Japeye + Cold Crush Podcast and Interview feat Japeye


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Old School Hip Hop & Electro Boogie this Friday at Tone, Feat. Simon Caldwell, OSC-001 and RETALI8 and special guest Japeye Bennett

More info at Facebook or www.coldcrush.com.au
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Electro Mix: Japeye Does The Electric Boogie

electro mix from Adelaide's DJ Japeye electro boogie Sydney

JAPEYE: Electro Boogie Mix for Cold Crush

Or DL HERE @ Cold Crush

It’s time for the next hit of Cold Crushin’ Mixes. Our guest mix this time around is taken by Radelaide funky man Japeye, who will be rocking the decks with the Cold Crush Wreckin’ Cru this Friday night. Japeye first caught our attention warming up a packed dancefloor for the man Dam Funk a few months back at The Basement. We were impressed by his smooth mixes and even smoother beats and decided he was the man to help us warm up the whole joint in our new home at Tone!

Cold Crush had a little chat with the man himself, so if you were wondering who this mysterious Japeye fellow on the poster is, read on:

Cold Crush: So yo, tell us how you got into the DJ game
Japeye: I’ve been DJing since 2001 (I think). I was throwing parties and putting on local DJ’s like HMC, Agent86, Delta, Madcap & Kim Dezen before I stepped out of the bedroom and started playing out myself.

It was hip hop I fell headfirst into — The first LP I bought on wax was Main Source – Breaking Atoms. After that I became a fiend for crews like Ultra Mags, Eric B & Rakim, Tribe, Jungle Brothers and all that native tongue good shit. The soul, jazz and funk soon followed suit digging on samples and then as I started to get a bit “wilder” on the club tip the disco, house and techno became a big part of what I was dancing too, and as a result collecting and working into my sets.

And now? You still doing the hip hop thang or what?
As a DJ I started out playing pretty much a straight mix of soul, funk and hip hop but these days I am wayyyyyy open. I have a bunch of different gigs and club nights. When I play at the Botanic (fancy cocktail bar down here) I can pretty well much spin whatever I like. It makes it nice cos I can change my bag over every week and not have to sling the shit in different order all the time. I can pack my Jazz lp’s, my soul/funk 45’s and some weeks I play straight afro latin / brasilian music all night.

Variety is the spice baby! What’s the scene like down in Adelaide, is there much going on?
Adelaide’s music scene is nice. Some crazy talented producers all live here. HMC, Benny Badge, Carter Brothers, Cuckoo Music Crew, SidWho & my boy Eric The Falcon is killing it right now on the “I am T Pain” phone app. My only real criticism about the ‘ghost town’ is that its only been in recent years that the weekend warriors that occupy the clubs are less open to hearing a DJ break a new record. Most kids would like their own soundtrack to their night out, plug in their ipod and drink some cheap piss. I am actually not 100% sure whether I was like that when I was young or not. But it bothers me now.

So with a name like Japeye, have you ever been accused of… TAKING THE PISS?
Well I am actually 1/3 Japanese. How insensitive of you!

Just kidding pal….. arrrgh the ole Japeye question. Its just nickname that stuck for a bunch of reasons. I think being high for an extended duration in the earlier days contributed to it greatly. However, I have been working on some edits that I plan to put out on a bootleg cd under a new guise being “Slim Charles”. Stay tuned. Hopefully that takes off so I can kick Japeye to the curb. It’ll make my Mum happier.

We caught your set supporting Dam Funk at the Basement a few months back.
That was a killer night no?

Yea man. Dam is fresh. Such a talented and positive artist. Both of his shows in Adelaide and Sydney were nuts. The solos, the costume changes, his voice. The whole experience was really refreshing as I saw it open up a lot of younger heads to music I push a lot back home in Adelaide and care about people hearing in the clubs. Props to Niche Productions for getting him out.

Who else have you played with over the years?
Over the years, a whole bunch. Some of my favourites have been just warm up sets for live acts like Roy Ayers & Sharon Jones. My favourite club set support when I actually nailed it, didn’t fuck up any mixes, didn’t get harassed about someone’s name not being on the door, the turntables weren’t feeding back etc would have to go to a night when I DJ’d before Quantic at Rocket Bar.

What’s up with this mix you’ve put together for us?
Well… I checked your website and saw a bunch of tunes that I was planning on playing but was beaten to it and I didn’t want to double up… SO…. I ended up just putting a lil electro boogie mix together. The 2nd tune I only just found. Crazy rare 7″, some gospel shit. There’s a few shocker mixes… but I like to call them “disco blends”. Some tunes I may play on the night, some tunes you hopefully haven’t heard before. Either way I hope you feel it.

A little rare gospel shit never goes astray! What can we expect from you at Cold Crush this Friday night?
It’s the day after my birthday, Simon Caldwell is one of my favourite DJ’s and there’s a bunch of crew up from Adelaide so I plan on getting pretty special between the bar and the dancefloor. Set wise, who knows… I’ll see what crew are in the club when I am playing and take it from there as I’ll have a bunch of music on me. Bboys beware…. I am the master of killing the cypher if its preventing the ladies from gettin down.

Japeye Does The Electric Boogie tracklisting

1. T La Rock – It’s Yours
2. L.S Movement – Move Everything You Got
3. Fatback Band – On The Floor
4. Steve Arrington – Nobody Can Be You
5. Boeing – Dance On The Beat
6. Jewel – Jewel’s Groove (Instrumental)
7. Ago – You Make Me Do It
8. TJ Swann – And You Know That
9. SFB – Burnin’ up (KON Edit)
10. The Evasions – All Wrapped Up
11. Maxine Singleton – You Can’t Run From Love
12. Newcleus – Jam On It
13. Tyron Brunson – The Smurf
14. Afro-Rican – Give It All You Got (Doggy Style)
15. James Pants – Cosmic Rap (Egyptian Lover Remix)
16. Starrband – Rock The House
17. Emerson – Sending All My Love Out

Or DL HERE @ Cold Crush

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Old School Hip Hop & Electro Boogie this Friday at Tone, Feat. Simon Caldwell, OSC-001 and RETALI8 and special guest Japeye Bennett.

More info at Facebook or www.coldcrush.com.au

Soul Of Sydney#10: The Yellow Mix: Hip Hop, Beats & Funk Breaks Mix by EdSeven


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #10

A 35min mix of Funk inspired Beats and Hip Hop, put together by Sydney based producer,Re-mixer and party rocker EdSeven

Download: Here

Time: 35 Mins

Size:70MB

Tracks

1. Craig Mack – Get Down
2. Dj Cam – The Nautilus
3. Dj Kentaro – Tasogare Highway High
4. Oh No – Kashmere bonus beats
5. Rednose Distrikt – Mo’s
6.N.O.R.E – Nothin’ (instrumental)
7. Black Sheep – The Choice is yours
8. Oh No – Chump
9. Cookin’ on 3 Burners – Settle the Score (edseven remix)
10. Bama and the Family – Feeling Good
11. Jimmy Edgar – Morris Nightingale Theme
12. Jackhigh – So Many Ways (Jackhigh remix)
13. Waajeed – Pride
14. Ammoncontact – Drops
15. Africa Hitech – One Two
16. Masters at Work – Jus a little Dope
17. Waajeed – Fire
18. Grooveman Spot – Social change

Download: Here

About EdSeven

Local DJ/Producer who has played  alongside artists including Roots Manuva, Only Child, Bassnectar, Aim, Ursula Rucker, Domu, Alice Russell, Quantic, dj Spooky.

He has been putting together some very crafty sets pushing everything from Hip Hop, Dub, Funk, Jazz, Future Soul, Broken Beat and Electronica. He has even been featured as a guest mix for Ninja tune‘s Solid Steel radio show.putting together. Check out more info,remixes and mixtapes here;

Catch Ed Playing around town;

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Space Is The Place pres. SAMIYAM (Brainfeeder, USA)

Supports: BRUT33, EDSEVEN, MONK FLY & PRIZE

Thursday Sept 16th.

Tone, (16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills)

Info + Tix

MARK DECLIVE LOWE (NZ/LA) W/ NIA ANDREWS at THE CROFT INSTITUTE

18th September @ The Croft Institute (Melbourne)

Supports: EDSEVEN (sydney), Prequel, Andras Fox Martin L

Tix + Info

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REVIEW: Kon and The Transatlantics at The Basement [21.8.2010]


Thanks to Niche Productions, The Basement hosted a night of great live soul music from Adelaide band The Transatlantics on the 21st of August, later to boogie down to the disco sounds of Kon, one half of Brooklyn based highly esteemed internationally renowned vinyl connoisseurs Kon and Amir.

Adelaide 8 piece The Transatlantics

The night began with live music from the 10 piece band The Transatlantics who are essentially an 8 piece band. Visually, you would expect a thunderous sound with two guitarists, bass player, drummer, trumpeter, trombonist, a baritone saxophonist, vocalist and two backup singers. To my surprise, their sound was incredibly tight  and powerful in a self contained manner.  It wasn’t about ostentatious solo’s or belting out tunes, rather the finer details, accents and the subtle call-and-responses that could have easily  been dismissed as repetitive nuances. I couldn’t help but be transported into a different epoch – the late 50’s and 60’s.  Their sound not only transported me to a different era, but it was like soaking in southern American heat (I used to live in Texas), waiting for the cool change of breeze, when all you could do was play by the river till late in the evening without a damn care – youthful bliss . In other words, their dynamic sound makes you feel carefree!

No doubt you’ll be hearing more of this band leading into summer festivals. Keep a good ear out for them!

And then there was Kon…

The night follwed by a DJ set from Kon of  legendary duo Kon and Amir. Kon’s musical background is deep, knowledgable in multiple genres, with vast expertise in the world of vinyl ‘diggin’ and production. Some claim his DJ sets are an historical musical journey from beginning to present, seamless and rare. It was good to see a crowd had remained to hear Kon’s set albiet increasingly drunk the crowd came to be and not what I had expected Kon’s crowd to attract.  Kon started on shakey ground that evening playing tracks to a room full of music lovers set to hear the DJ play rare disco boogie/soul tracks, instead with difficulty mixing one track into the other, he started off with electro hip hop, to radio disco bangers, dropping tracks that you wouldn’t expect a man with such musical depth and knowledge to drop.

My eyebrows were slightly raised at his musical selection, nonetheless as the night advanced, so did his musical crate and skills. Let’s just say it was a smart move on my part to espouse patience and stay past 1am. It did take him a while to warm up to the crowd, dropping classic tracks like “Candy Girl” by New Edition,  De La Soul’s ‘Me, Myself and I’, Michael Jackson, Four Tops’ “Reach Out”, then flawlessly beat juggling a number of times throughout his set, scratching in between tracks, then finally sticking to rare ghetto disco, to soul and african boogie.

He eased into his role as the boucing musical conductor, orchestrating an unrivalled disco boogie set with a dash of rare soul. This was what I had been waiting for – the commanding conductor. His known reputation as a fierce crate diggin’ aficionado was well put to the test with grooves that took us all to –  yet again, another era. That evening proved that music can make you travel through time. I felt I had traveled through  4 decades of music to come back on the other end in of the present time scale, only wanting more of the nostalgia.

Music was better back then. With the help of DJ’s and producers such as Kon, it’s longevity will remain in the hands of those who have an insatiable hunger to protect it’s genre from becoming extinct, protecting it by means of playing the genre out to the masses, travelling oceans, hand-to-hand, fibre optics and cables to keep the genre alive.

Definitely worth the wait….

Off Track Vol III ” by Kon and Amir is out now through BBE records.

Click play below to give it a listen or find it on mixcloud.

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Soul/Funk/Disco 45’s Night: Tan Crackers Soul Club, Sat 30th Oct @ Tone, (DJ’s : Gian Arpino,Kinetic,Tom Tutton,Gordan ‘ Savage’ Watson,Gonzo)


Sydney original Soul & Funk institution is back again this month in the dopest new music spaces in town. Tan Cracker’s Soul Club has now found its new home a Tone (Wentworth Ave Surry Hills).

Get on down and check out the new sound-system system too, that should get getting a nice workout with dance floor soul/funk 45’s all night with some of this towns biggest Vinyl collectors sharing their love..

DJ’s this month will be;

Gian Arpino,

Tom Tutton

Kinetic

Gordan ‘ Savage’ Watson

Gonzo

Mixes, Info & Links

Gian Live @ TCSC  (Download)

Facebook event

TCSC Mixes

TCSC Facebook Group

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