MUSIC: HIPOLOGY IS? – “A montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.” (BBE RECORDS)



Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

Visioneers new album “Hipology” is due out soon and to remind you all just how good its going to be, here is something from the Visioneers vaults. If you would like to review the forthcoming album …. find out more here

www.hipology.org/hipology-is

Hipology

Since the late 80s Londoner Marc Mac has been converting audiences with his sophisticated take on urban soul. A hybrid concoction of breakbeat, nu-jazz, neo soul, drum and bass, and Hip Hop, its a polished sound plugged directly into the emotional highway of 21st century city living. Working under a variety of guises, his prodigious output includes his work as one half of 4hero, Visioneers, Natures Plan and Nu Era. In the late 90‘s Marc signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talking Loud Records with 4hero. 4hero went on to produce two classic albums with Talkin Loud icluding the award winning “Two Pages” & “Creating Patterns” they then set up their own label where the critically acclaimed “Play With The Changes” was released. Somewhere in this timeline, between producing music for Jill Scott to Roy Ayers, Phonte to ! Terry C! allier, Marc started another project called Visioneers releasing a set of limited 7” singles getting the attention from top eclectic DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope, Gilles Peterson & Norman Jay. Visioneers was then picked up by BBE records who released the debut album “Dirty Old Hip Hop”.

While recording this new Visioneers record, Mac began thinking how hip-hop had been a (sometimes invisible) guiding hand in his life. “The music, the fashion and culture. Although producing all kinds of music from jungle to jazz, hip-hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way.” Documenting this influence on Hipology.org, his very own digital scrapbook (that has also spawned the record of the same title), it’s easy to see the depth of Mac’s appreciation of hip-hop. HIPOLOGY; the album includes hand picked guest John Robinson, Notes To Self, TRAC & Baron alongside some featured musicians Luke Parkhouse, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & The Support Horns. The result is a real cool, funky eclectic mix of breaks,! beats, soul/jazz and freaky squeaks a great follow up ! to the debut album.

HIPOLOGY IS?

Hip.ol.ogy

“A collage or montage of elements, events, music and fashion that make up an individuals personal interpretation of Hip Hop culture.”

“They have a right to speak on it the way they see it coming up. Hip-hop is the voice of this generation. Even if you didn’t grow up in the Bronx in the ’70s, hip-hop is there for you.”
Kool Herc

Looking at your own reflection you may wonder… who are you?; Adidas sneakers, baseball caps, Timberland boots, Cazal style glasses, Varsity jackets, Nike tees & hoodies and then take a look through your DVD shelf, books or music collection… Coltrane, James Brown, Mary J Blige and even a Led Zeplin album. why?… well for me it all stems from growing up listening to hip-hop; that’s what we call Hipology.
maybe you grew up in Tokyo or London and listen to hip-hop or even New York or maybe Paris… everyone’s personal experiences and perception may be different and thats what we call Hipology. When these experiences are shared the picture of hip-hop culture becomes even bigger. Hipology.

While recording a new Visioneers record in 2011-2012 I started thinking about how much Hip Hop has played a under current role through my life. The Music, The Fashion and Culture. Although producing all kinds of music from Jungle to Jazz, Hip Hop (or at least what is was) has always been a part of what I do in some strange and sometimes very subtle way. So this kinda inspired me to start up this Website, it’s just like a little scrap book and a way for me to join some dots up, shout out some greats and try get the story straight. yeah so that’s it.

Marc Mac

PEACE.

Funk Box (Jazzy Jeff Vocal) by Marc Mac Presents: Visioneers.

Dropping soon on BBE Records HERE

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Pushing local Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Soul, House & DNB since 2009.

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Soul of Sydney Podcast #19: Sunday Soul, Hip Hop & Funk Podcast by Michael Zac


Our good mate local producer, DJ & Electronic-Soul Music connoisseur put together this Soul, Hip Hop & Funk podcast for us (and you) just in time for the weekend & to help you wind out your work week.

Catch the Michael Zac dropping everything from Classic Soul to Soulful House gems like this and a stack more day time vibes at our Block Party Picnic (INFO HERE)

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TRACK LISTING

1. Tony! Toni! Toné! – Just me and you
2. Jill Scott – A Long Walk
3. J Dilla featuring Dwele – Dime Piece
4. Erykah Badu – Gone Baby Dont Be Long
5. D’Angelo – Smooth
6. 50 Cent – Ryder Music
7. Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push
8. Talib Kweli – In the Mood (feat. Kanye West & Roy Ayers)
9. Marvin Gaye – Right On
10. MFSB – Love Is The Message
11. Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In the Streets (Francois K Remix)
12. Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
13. Nuyorican Soul & India – Runaway

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SYDNEY SOUL PATROL: BLOCK PARTY THIS SUNDAY 4th Dec in Alexandria

Just a quick heads up on the SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC THIS SUNDAY 4TH DEC @ ALEXANDRIA.

We have picked a Parkside location in Alexandria complete with BBQ areas and stack of grass and trees for shade etc.

We will be sending out a message later on in the week via SMS and Email on exact location but just waiting to see if the weather holds up.

WE WILL BE UPDATING OUR Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/192710300814739/

If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to soulofsydney@gmail.com in the event we do have to move the party last minute?

DJ’S playing Sunday include;

  • Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends; Including;
  • Gian Aripino & Tom Tutton (Tan Crackers Soul  Club)
  • Phil Toke, Eadie Ramia & Michael Zac (Our House DJ’s)
  • MK1 (Sounds of the Zulu Nation)
  • Ben Peterson (Tone)

A  Few points that might help you organize you day better;

  • It is a family friendly picnic first and foremost so could be a good idea really to pack an 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 in Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
  • We will have a basic DJ set up playing everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work. It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via soulofsydney@gmail.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
  • We are hoping to kick off by 11pm till around 6 or later 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 later in the week via email and on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party so we will need your Mob. details too.)
  • 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 the support we have been inundated with positive feedback after the last party, will be in touch by week’s end,

Here is a clip of some of the fun from the last party a few weeks back, right after a storm when we were forced to move for shelter in a brick pit for an afternoon of classic Chicago HOUSE, SOUL, FUNK  and.. ERIC B and RAKIM!

Be sure to check for info at Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/192710300814739/

Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney needs more people like YOU!

Pray for good weather & hope to see you all on Sunday.

Peace,

Soul of Sydney and Co.

Neo-Soul: Ladi6 & Electric Wire Hustle live @ The Gaelic Club


Continuing on from their exciting summer tours including DaM-FunK, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Roy AyersNiche Productions presents Ladi6 joining forces with Electric Wire Hustle for an Australian tour, April 2011.

Getting her start with seminal all-girl crew Sheelahroc, Ladi6 is New Zealand’s first lady of hip-hop. Releasing her debut solo album Time Is Not Much (produced by Fat Freddy’s Dro…p’s DJ Mu and later released by UK label BBE) in 2008, Ladi along with her musical partner/producer DJ Parks have been on a whirlwind advernture over the past 12 months including relocating to Berlin for sixty tour dates across Europe supporting the likes of Gil-Scott Heron, Masta Ace and Mayer Hawthorne.

Amongst all this touring, Ladi was busy working on her follow up offeringThe Liberation Of… which showcases her maturity as an artist and songwriter, gaining rave reviews all across New Zealand and now set for release in Australia in May. Since returning from Europe late last year, Ladi’s live show has expanded to feature dynamic New Zealand DJ/producer Julien Dyne as well as DJ Parks.

Fellow countrymen Electric Wire Hustle are one of New Zealand’s newest offerings, featuring a fresh combination of modern hip-hop, psychedelia and soul. Forming in 2007, they released their self titled debut album through BBE in 2010 as well as touring Europe and the US to make their mark and share their unique sound which features the unmistakable vocals of Mara TK who has been compared to Marvin Gaye.

Collaborating with the likes of Georgia Anne Muldrow, Steve Spacek and NZ Blues legend Billy TK on their album, EWH have also supported Shapeshifter, DaM-FunK, Talib Kweli and Peanut Butter Wolf whilst garnering a lot of support from BBC Radio 1 jocks Gilles Peterson and Benji B. Transfixing audiences with their live shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney last year, EWH return to Australia in 2011 with plans for a new album and more shows around the globe.

Ladi6 and Electric Wire Hustle, touring April 2011with special guests to be announced.

Show info:

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Sydney – Gaelic Club – 16th April
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

Ladi6 – The Liberation Of… available online and in all good music
stores from May 2011

 

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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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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‘Change’ Makes You Want To Hustle: A Revolutionary FUNK & SOUL Tribute to The Newest Funky President….. Barack Obama [Recorded Nov 2008] by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s


With the Obama inauguration around the corner & the majority of the world already celebrating the 44th president of the United States, I though it would be a good time to share our own tribute to the nation’s first black President.

black power to the people usa america obama barack flickr soul funk disco ohm collective phil toke obama tribute mix sydney

OBAMA: Power To The People by Nubian Eagle @ Flickr

This one is a tribute mixtape by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s  & It features some of our favourite funk, soul & disco artists, including: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, Issac Hays, George Clinton, Lonnie Liston Smith, & George Benson just to name a few blended with samples from the Barrack Obama election night Speech & Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech.

Mixed by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s 

Running Time: 74 minutes

DOWNLOAD: HERE

 

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.T
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution