Friday Mixtape: The Sounds of WATUSSI : Afro-Colombian Roots Funk & Reggae HEAT by Soul of Sydney DJ’s


As we head in to Australia Day long weekend, we through it is only right we share some dope local music for our Friday Mixtape. This is one from April last year and featuring some straight tropical Afro Latin HEAT courtesy of a little podcast tribute we put together for our good friends local 8 piece Latin funk powerhouse WATUSSI.

Style: Afro-Colombian Reggae, Roots, Funk & Beyond
Time: 45 Mins
Recorded:April 1 2004

1/ Cuando Sera
2/ Otra
3/ Tu Te Vas
4/ Nina
5/ Baila
6/ El olvido
7/ Como mi ritmo
8/ Africa
9/ Echale fuego
10/ Seguimos

Links;
www.watussi.com.au
www.watussimusic.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/watussiband

Free Event: Reggae Carnival Market Day ” This Saturday Nov 30 at Fraser Park | Marrickville


Our very good friends at Foreign Dub will be hosting their amazing REGGAE CARNIVAL MARKET DAY this Saturday at Fraser Park in Marrickville, its a free kid friendly afternoon of markets, records, reggae, dancehall and beyond.

Set on the sacred Fraser park, nestled amongst the train lines in Marrickville, summer vibe with no noise restrictions!

Markets, Reggae djs – (Foreigndub & Friends), food,
face painting, magicians, a bubble genius, kids dj workshops, a vinyl record fair, fantastic hula hoops and lots more to be added as we progress.

Lots of fun for the whole family!

Come down and browse the markets, and dance to some reggae music.

Djs – Band- and host include
Foreigndub
Kakhand & The All Style (live)
More Judgement
Mike Who
InnerWest Reggae Disco Crew
IronGate Sounds
Ibojah
Ability
Tony Kingtide
Sam The Chemist

There will be an area dedicated to vinyl. A mini record fair held inside the hall.
Thus far vinyl vendors reppin are:
The Record Store
Mike Who
Lewis Baraliakos
Alf Nguyen & Luke Smith (Airbourne/ Rollers Music (2SER FM))

Plenty of parking and easy access by public transport just walking distance from Sydenham Train Station.

** NO BYO*** This is a licensed venue.
Entry is $5 – Kids FREE!

Presented by Foreigndub and FBi Radio

 

NEW PODCAST: Omegaman Bombastic Beats, Breaks & Topical Funk Mix (Feb 2012) | DEEP HOUSE, BREAKS, FUNK, REGGAE



Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #67: Omegaman Bombastic Beats, Breaks & Topical Funk Mix (Feb 2012)

Sydney production powerhouse Omegaman dropped this podcast early 2012 & we been banging it since, the cat is one phenomenal talent in the studio, on stage & behind the decks. He has been flying the flag with his original production, live sets and some killer remixes with everyone from; Ursula 1000, Catalyst,Super Hi-Fi,Fort Knox,Good Groove,Rhythm & Culture (ESL),18th St Lounge (ESL),Break Beat Paradise,Bombastic Jam,Freestyle,Pedigree Cuts,Pigs Balls. Check out this mix for a dope showcase on his production, remixes & check out more of his page for some of the dopest Beat-Heavy Funk, Hip Hop & Reggae around.

Links:
@omegaman
www.facebook.com/marc.scully
www.facebook.com/pages/Omegaman/152933778084777
www.omegaman.com.au

Tracklist;
1. SEE I – DUB REVOLUTION (OMEGAMAN REMIX) FORT KNOX RECORDINGS USA
2. EMPRESARIOS – PEREO INTENSO (OMEGAMAN REMIX) FORT KNOX RECORDINGS USA
3. OMEGAMAN – SKANKIN’ RIDDIM (BUSTA REMIX) SUPER HI FI RECORDINGS USA
4. FRETLESS – S.O.S (OMEGAMAN REMIX) BREAK BEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS DENMARK
5. OMEGAMAN – HIP DROP (JAYL FUNK REMIX) BREAK BEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS DENMARK
6. OMEGAMAN – MO QUONQUEROS (BASEMENT FREAKS REMIX) EXCLUSIVE / UNRELEASED
7. BASEMENT FREAKS – DON’T YOU WANNA PARTY? (OMEGAMAN REMIX) JALAPENO RECORDS U.K
8. THOMAS BLONDET – HAVANNA 2AM (OMEGAMAN REMIX) RHYTHM & CULTURE RECORDINGS/ESL USA
9. URSULA 1000 – LE REPERTOIRE (OMEGAMAN REMIX) 18TH ST LOUNGE RECORDINGS/ESL USA
10. JAYL FUNK – JUGHEAD (OMEGAMAN REMIX) BREAK BEAT PARADISE RECORDINGS DENMARK
11. B-DUB – LET’S ROLL (OMEGAMAN REMIX) GROOVES N BREAKS AUSTRALIA
12. ED ROYAL – HIP HOP TO FUNK (OMEGAMAN REMIX) INNVISION RECORDINGS AUSTRIA
13. DOGO ARGENTINO – DESTINY (OMEGAMAN REMIX) TIMEWARP MUSIC GREECE

Links:
@omegaman
www.facebook.com/marc.scully
www.facebook.com/pages/Omegaman/152933778084777
www.omegaman.com.au

Australian Afro Beat, Roots, Reggae, Funk – The Strides – Reclamation (Full Album Download)


With their explosive melting pot of Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Dancefloor jazz, 10-piece ensemble THE STRIDES has already won over a steadfast following in Australia. After a lengthy series of gigs that includes supporting afrobeat legend Tony Allen and becoming a headline act at both the Bellingen Global Carnival and Peats Ridge Festival, this dynamic outfit is ready to launch its new album “Reclamation” on Record Kicks. With a heavy rhythm section and a powerful 3-piece horn section, The Strides deliver a captivating blend of funky afrobeat, roots reggae, hip hop grooves, dubbed out beats, and hypnotic rhythms.

Featuring vocals by reggae master Ras Roni from Trinidad via London and rising hip hop star from Fiji MC Lil Gzeus (Little Jesus) over the super skanky, infectious, horn-heavy grooves of the band, “Reclamation” perfectly showcases the mighty force of The Strides’ innovative sound. From afrobeat-infused instrumental romps such as “Umbi Gumbi” and “Well Hung Parliament” to hip hop stormers such as first single “Reclamation”, to hints of roots reggae on “Storm Cloud” and “Fresh Lady”, Australia’s best kept secret The Strides impressively mix and combine a series of genres, and the result is something special, indeed!

About The Strides:

With a calling card of powerfully melodic horns, heavy rhythms, infectious bass lines, and the easy musings of Reggae master Ras Roni, from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC LTL Gzeus (Little Jesus), The Strides faithfully channel the sounds of Bob and Damien Marley, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Barrington Levy and Mos Def. less

Mixtape: Funk, Soul, hip Hop: Mr Thing- Champion Nerd + High Flyers / Funkdafied Warehouse Party Updated + Afterparty Info


 

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GOING TO BE ONE KILLER PARTY THIS SATURDAY @ THE HIGH FLYERS / FUNKDAFIED  WAREHOUSE PARTY, HERE ARE THE SET TIMES WITH SOUL OF SYDNEY’S OWN PHIL TOKE DROPPING SOME DISCO LOVE FROM 12-1AM IN THE DISCO CLOAK ROOM!

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday With just over 2 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set! SANI DEEJAY PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs) DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs) FRENZIE ****AFTER PARTY INFO***** We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse. Details Below: Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst) Time – 3am-very late! Line up: Ollie Brooke DJ Emme RussTee GRAEME PARK TOM MIDDLETON Paul Freeman, (Motion) DJ Hudge JC, (Funkdafied) People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge. To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin Or email info@funkdafied.com.au We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!! http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday

With just over 3 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…

With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!

We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up;

JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set!
SANI DEEJAY
PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs)
DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs)
FRENZIE

We also have a massive production planned for this party, our biggest to date!

*****IMPORTANT NEWS*****

– There will be no ATM’s at the venue, please come prepared

– We have 3 licensed bars so No BYO

– Wrap up it is winter & we will have a cloakroom

SET TIMES;

******AFTER PARTY INFO*****

We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse.

Details Below:

Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst)

Time – 3am-very late!

Line up:

Ollie Brooke

DJ Emme

RussTee

GRAEME PARK

TOM MIDDLETON

Paul Freeman, (Motion)

DJ Hudge

JC, (Funkdafied)

People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge.

To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin

Or email info@funkdafied.com.au

We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!!

http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

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MIXTAPE: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul: Ghetto Discotheque Vol 1 – DJ HUDGE + High Flyers Warehouse Party Updated



This is the first in a series called the Ghetto Discotheque. The plan was to do a mix of tunes I love both old and new with a focus firmly on the Funk. Enjoy…

Massive thanks to Big Ted for the vocal drops and to Prodigal Youth for the artwork. Nuff respect fellas…

Recorded live, Boogie Down Penge, 1 Dec 2011

GOING TO BE ONE KILLER PARTY THIS SATURDAY @ THE HIGH FLYERS / FUNKDAFIED  WAREHOUSE PARTY, HERE ARE THE SET TIMES WITH SOUL OF SYDNEY’S OWN PHIL TOKE DROPPING SOME DISCO LOVE FROM 12-1AM IN THE DISCO CLOAK ROOM!

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday With just over 2 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set! SANI DEEJAY PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs) DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs) FRENZIE ****AFTER PARTY INFO***** We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse. Details Below: Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst) Time – 3am-very late! Line up: Ollie Brooke DJ Emme RussTee GRAEME PARK TOM MIDDLETON Paul Freeman, (Motion) DJ Hudge JC, (Funkdafied) People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge. To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin Or email info@funkdafied.com.au We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!! http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday

With just over 3 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…

With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!

We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up;

JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set!
SANI DEEJAY
PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs)
DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs)
FRENZIE

We also have a massive production planned for this party, our biggest to date!

*****IMPORTANT NEWS*****

– There will be no ATM’s at the venue, please come prepared

– We have 3 licensed bars so No BYO

– Wrap up it is winter & we will have a cloakroom

SET TIMES;

******AFTER PARTY INFO*****

We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse.

Details Below:

Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst)

Time – 3am-very late!

Line up:

Ollie Brooke

DJ Emme

RussTee

GRAEME PARK

TOM MIDDLETON

Paul Freeman, (Motion)

DJ Hudge

JC, (Funkdafied)

People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge.

To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin

Or email info@funkdafied.com.au

We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!!

http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

 

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EVENT: Jess Harlen “Park Yard Slang” Album Launch @ Notes Live (thurs may 17)


Melbourne-based soul artist Jess Harlen debuts the breakthrough single from her anticipated full length album Neon Heartache, the initial release from the freshly launched Plethora Records. Titled “Watch The Water”, the song is the first sample of music from the heralded musical collaboration between Harlen (named ‘Best Unsigned Artist‘ at the 2007 Urban Music Awards) and 2008 ARIA Nominee and 2009 Mercury Prize Winner (for his work with Speech Debelle) Plutonic Lab.

“Watch The Water” combines the grace of acoustic melodies with solid rhythms and soulful introspection- a small teaser into Neon Heartache’s depth and poise. Included with the lead single is the album track “Diamond”, a gritty bass-driven blues number backed by midnight reflection and heartbeat tempos- a beautiful contrast to “Watch The Water.”

Produced by Plutonic Lab, Neon Heartache showcases the incredible musical talent Harlen has been harnessing for years – touring the globe with roots giants Blue King Brown as well as guesting on Muph & Plutonic‘s acclaimed 2008 album, …And Then Tomorrow Came.

Jess Harlen “Park Yard Slang” Album Launch @ Notes Live, Newtown

This Thursday, 17 May 2012. Doors open 7pm

With Supports by LISSA and Anthony Ousback

More info is on the Event invitation link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/267299363360228/
 

Links to her videos:

PRINCE TOUR MIXTAPE #3 : Seduction 747 – Ode To Prince Mixed By Dj Trey (djtrey.net) + Prince After Party Info


Yes, Yes people only 2 days left till the Prince Australia Tour starts & we have another absolute gem of a mix-tape. The Third installment of our “Midnight Mix-tape” tributes to PRINCE! This one is thanks to our man local Soul, Funk & Hip Hop DJ Trey.

Run Time: 
90 Mins



Email us for a Download LINK —> soulofsydney@gmail.com

Tracklisting:

  1. International Lover (Intro) – Prince & The Revolution
  2. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Prince
  3. Insatiable – Prince & The New Power Generation
  4. Adore – Prince
  5. Eye Hate U – Prince
  6. Incense and Candles – Prince
  7. Dark – Prince
  8. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore – Prince
  9. Dear Mr. Man – Prince
  10. Underneath The Cream – Prince
  11. Mr. Goodnight – Prince
  12. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold – Prince
  13. Joint 2 Joint – Prince
  14. Jam Of The Year – Prince
  15. She’s Always In My Hair – Prince & The Revolution
  16. If I Was Your Girlfriend – Prince
  17. I’ll Always Love You – 94 East Ft. Prince
  18. Love Sign (Shock G’s Silky Remix) – Prince
  19. Ballad Of Dorothy Parker – Prince
  20. Scarlet Pussy – Prince (Camille)
  21. My Love Is Forever – Prince
  22. Crazy You – Prince
  23. Sea Of Everything – Prince
  24. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night – Prince & The New Power Generation

  25. Soft & Wet (Disco Mix) – Prince
  26. I Wanna Be Your Lover– Prince
  27. Sexy Dancer – Prince
  28. Head – Prince
  29. Let’s Work – Prince
  30. She Spoke 2 Me – Prince
  31. I Feel For You – Prince
  32. Lady Cab Driver – Prince & The Revolution
  33. Chelsea Rodgers – Prince
  34. Erotic City – Prince



Email us for a Download LINK
—> soulofsydney@gmail.com

More from TREY:

PRINCE TRIBUTE – AFTER PARTY

This SAT MAY 12TH @ (Upstairs @ Civic Hotel)

Soul Of Sydney, Soul Sounds & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective will be throwing down the goodness this weekend with a stack PRINCE inspired SOUL, FUNK & BOOGIE as well a solid dose of PRINCE gems from 10pm THIS SATURDAY (MAY 12th).THE PRINCE AFTER PARTY – TRIBUTE!Right after the Concert from 10pm – Late This Saturday (May 12th).Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends:

Phil Toke
DJ Jon
Johnny Bones
C-Man
Juzlikedat

EVENT –> www.facebook.com/events/294671430618080/

soulofsydney@gmail.com or www.soulofsydney.org for more info.

Prince Midnight Mixtape : www.soulofsydney.org/2012/05/06/prince-6/

SAT MAY 12TH @ (Upstairs @ Civic Hotel)

Soul of Sydney & Soul Sounds will be paying special tribute to musical legacy of PRINCE!

We will be throwing down a stack of classic Prince inspired numbers on Saturday 12th May right after the Concert from 10pm – Late.

Music by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends.

EMAIL US soulofsydney@gmail.com or JOIN THE GROUP FOR INFO HERE

SYDNEY SOUL FUNK REGGAE: KING TIDE (FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD)


We love it when we hear such talent so close to home! Support Sydney Music !

Bondi based ROOTS, Funk outfit Kind Tide have launched a new Website are showing off stack of their work for all to enjoy! love when our favorite bands send us more music! Get on King Tide HERE at their page & be sure to check out a show around town too!

www.kingtidemusic.com

Support Local Music & Buy HERE

There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty King Tide take the stage.
Brett Winterford Sydney Morning Herald

Infectious melody welded to sinuous rock-steady dance rhythms”
Anthony O’Grady “The Australian

When the first song. The catchy “Atomised” bounces into life. You know you are in safe rock steady hands .
Martin Jones Rhythm Magazine

Simply, and I have written this before. King Tide is one of the best live acts in this country
Paul Busch Faster Louder

King Tide’s third album “Roots pop Reggae” is  a wonderful reason to seek this band out in the flesh.
Niel Kerrigan MX mag 4 ****