SOUL,FUNK,JAZZ Fathers Day tribute feat. James Brown, The Temptations,Winstons,Gladys Knight and George Benson.


Our soul,funk,jazz tribute to all the fathers out there..

JAMES BROWN – PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG

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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:

Paper Plane Project Feat. Raashan Admad – Sunshine


http:/www.soulofsydney.org Track of the Day: 

Raashan Ahmad & Paper Plane ProjectSunshine.

Raashan Ahmad putting down his funk vocals with this mellow Jazz infused Hip Hop vibes from Sydney based producers PPP.

Sunshine music alright!

Hats off to our man Mason Kimber for putting us on to this one, and stay close to for his dope Brazilian funk mix tape session too, to be featured www.soulofsydney.org/mixes

Is The Narcicyst ‘Rap’s Khalil Gibran’ ?


Is The Narcicyst ‘Rap’s Khalil Gibran’ ?

Well. I’m not too sure about that as I essentially only got listening to Iraqi/Canadian politically aware MC, Poet & Author “The Narcicyst’ about a week ago.

What I can tell you nonetheless is that I’m seriously impressed by what the man has to offer to Hip Hop; Well-constructed rhymes, political messages and even an odd reference to my favorite Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. He may not be circulating masterworks comparable to ‘The Prophet” as yet, but he is one of the few MC’s dropping Real-world knowledge & consciousness if you ask me. The more I listen to the more it is  evident the man was first and foremost a poet/writer and literature enthusiast way before he picked up a microphone.

It would be great to see what he has to say this Wednesday in his element in a spoken word setting at Tonic this week.

Check out P.H.A.T.W.A ( not sure who put the clip together either but that pretty bloody crafty too)

The Narcicyst – P.H.A.T.W.A

Up coming shows include;

One Mic @ Tonic (Wed 11th May)

“ONE MIC” is Tonic’s First Spoken Word night featuring some of Sydney’s established and emerging performance poets, bringing to life words that are essential to be digested, words that are essential to be heard, words that dispense a sense of light love and laughter, and words that carry responsibility.

Click for more info on Facebook

Thanks to Information and Cultural Exchange Program (ICE), we have the amazing opportunity to host a night featuring internationally acclaimed Iraqi/Canadian hip hop lyricist, journalist and academic THE NARCICYST as the headliner for ‘ONE MIC’!

Having just finished the Murs and R.A The Rugged Man Australian Tour, he has made appearances on the influential TEDx conference, opened for high profile acts such as Public Enemy,Talib Kweli, Madlib, Dead Prez, Brother Ali, and Non Phixon to name a few.

His poetry addresses the ideological complexities of power and politics, deconstructing, critiquing, questioning and celebrating humanity in one breath.

+ Local Poets on the night include;

  • MILES MERRILL: Miles Merrill is the creative director of the literary arts organisation, Word Travels. He is also a writer, performer, facilitator and event co-ordinater who combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip-hop beats, stand-up and occasionally political confrontation.
  • BRAVO CHILD – Sydney’s most energetic, thoughtful, humourous and witty performance artists, writer and currently a documentarist. Bravo Child is like no other. He is synonymous in the Spoken Word Poetry movement combining performance theatre, song and dance to make you appreciate life just a tiny bit better.
  • FARID FARID – Egyptian/Australian, Farid Farid is STRONG in his delivery and conviction. His days are filled with workshops aiming to improve and inspire the young school kids from the western suburbs through music and laughter.
  • NEW AGE POET – New Age Poet has published a book titled ‘Emotions of A NewAge Poet’ which was written over a 9 year span, and is one of Sydney’s exciting emerging poets.
  • 2EYEC – a poet with a difference, in your face, raw and never silent.
  • CHUX MONTANO – working two jobs and a Rapper by night (Sydney’s emerging poet and hip hop recording artist).

Is The Narcicyst 'Rap's Khalil Gibran' ?


Is The Narcicyst ‘Rap’s Khalil Gibran’ ?

Well. I’m not too sure about that as I essentially only got listening to Iraqi/Canadian politically aware MC, Poet & Author “The Narcicyst’ about a week ago.

What I can tell you nonetheless is that I’m seriously impressed by what the man has to offer to Hip Hop; Well-constructed rhymes, political messages and even an odd reference to my favorite Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. He may not be circulating masterworks comparable to ‘The Prophet” as yet, but he is one of the few MC’s dropping Real-world knowledge & consciousness if you ask me. The more I listen to the more it is  evident the man was first and foremost a poet/writer and literature enthusiast way before he picked up a microphone.

It would be great to see what he has to say this Wednesday in his element in a spoken word setting at Tonic this week.

Check out P.H.A.T.W.A ( not sure who put the clip together either but that pretty bloody crafty too)

The Narcicyst – P.H.A.T.W.A

Up coming shows include;

One Mic @ Tonic (Wed 11th May)

“ONE MIC” is Tonic’s First Spoken Word night featuring some of Sydney’s established and emerging performance poets, bringing to life words that are essential to be digested, words that are essential to be heard, words that dispense a sense of light love and laughter, and words that carry responsibility.

Click for more info on Facebook

Thanks to Information and Cultural Exchange Program (ICE), we have the amazing opportunity to host a night featuring internationally acclaimed Iraqi/Canadian hip hop lyricist, journalist and academic THE NARCICYST as the headliner for ‘ONE MIC’!

Having just finished the Murs and R.A The Rugged Man Australian Tour, he has made appearances on the influential TEDx conference, opened for high profile acts such as Public Enemy,Talib Kweli, Madlib, Dead Prez, Brother Ali, and Non Phixon to name a few.

His poetry addresses the ideological complexities of power and politics, deconstructing, critiquing, questioning and celebrating humanity in one breath.

+ Local Poets on the night include;

  • MILES MERRILL: Miles Merrill is the creative director of the literary arts organisation, Word Travels. He is also a writer, performer, facilitator and event co-ordinater who combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip-hop beats, stand-up and occasionally political confrontation.
  • BRAVO CHILD – Sydney’s most energetic, thoughtful, humourous and witty performance artists, writer and currently a documentarist. Bravo Child is like no other. He is synonymous in the Spoken Word Poetry movement combining performance theatre, song and dance to make you appreciate life just a tiny bit better.
  • FARID FARID – Egyptian/Australian, Farid Farid is STRONG in his delivery and conviction. His days are filled with workshops aiming to improve and inspire the young school kids from the western suburbs through music and laughter.
  • NEW AGE POET – New Age Poet has published a book titled ‘Emotions of A NewAge Poet’ which was written over a 9 year span, and is one of Sydney’s exciting emerging poets.
  • 2EYEC – a poet with a difference, in your face, raw and never silent.
  • CHUX MONTANO – working two jobs and a Rapper by night (Sydney’s emerging poet and hip hop recording artist).

Track Of The Weekend #4: James Brown – Give It Up Or Turnit Loose Played By Alton Miller (Music Institute Detroit) at Our House Presents Alton Miller, (Sun April 24th)


Hats off to THE  MAN Alton Miller for closing his set last night in Sydney with this classic B-Boy FUNK gem. Played as the closing track at Our House Sydney presents ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA) Sunday April 24th.

And big love to Our House Sydney and everyone else who helped put the night on, it was so good to see some real HOUSE music being played in Sydney again.

Also special thanks to Rod all the dancers for creating such a good vibe on the floor.  Get in touch with Rod for all up coming HOUSE dance classes around Sydney at Ace Dance Studio, Crossover studios & Dancekool.

Original Release Info:

Label: King Records

Year: 1969

Good Vibrations Festival Mix Feat. Nas, Damien Marley, Erylah Badu, Faithless, Kelis, Ludacris, Aloe Blacc,The Roots, Fat Freddys Drop,Koolism,Ol’ Dirty Bastard,Jazzanova


Just a festival warm up/warm down mixtape featuring some of our favorite artists performing @ Good Vibrations 2011.

Style: dub, roots, reggae,funk, Soul, hip hop & Beats

Run Time: 80mins

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Tracklist:

  1. ERYKAH BADU & STEPHEN MARLEY – IM IN LOVE WITH  YOU
  2. DAMIEN MARLEY – WELCOME TO JAM ROCK
  3. ALOE BLOCC – MISFORTUNE
  4. ERYKAH BADU – HONEY (DUB REMIX)
  5. NAS – THUGS MANSION
  6. ERYKAH BADU – APPLE TREE
  7. NAS – IF I RULE THE WORLD
  8. DAMIEN MARLEY & BLACK THOUGHT (THE ROOTS) – PARADISE
  9. ALOE BLACC – I NEED A DOLLAR
  10. NAS – SURVIVING THE TIMES
  11. NAS – GET DOWN
  12. ALOE BLACK – HEY THERE BROTHER
  13. FAITHLESS – SOUND CHECK JAM
  14. NAS – MADE YOU LOOK
  15. FAITHLESS – ALI
  16. NAS AND KELIS – HEY NAS
  17. FAT FREDDYS DROP – ROADY (NEXTMEN REMIX)
  18. FAITHLESS – BASEBALL CAP
  19. OLD DIRTY BASTARD + KELIS – I GOT YOUR MONEY
  20. LUDACRIS – AREA CODE
  21. KELIS – TRICK ME
  22. KELIS – 80’S JOINT
  23. FAT FREDDYS DROP – FLASH BACK (JAZZANOVA MIX)
  24. FAT FREDDYS DROP – WANDERING EYE
Style: dub, roots, reggae,funk, Soul, hip hop & Beats

Run Time: 80mins

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Festival Set Times, Tix & Info Here

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