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)


More Michael Zac Links


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




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.


If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to 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 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 –>

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.


Soul of Sydney and Co.

Gilles Peterson with Raphael Saadiq on Wordwide Radio BBC Show 6/4/11

Gilles is joined by soul legend Raphael Saadiq live in the studio! The pair get in deep conversation about such topics as working with Erykah Badu, his work in Lucy Pearl, why he’s moving to Paris and their shared love of Shuggie Otis.

Gilles plays three tracks from Raphael’s phenomenal Maida Vale Session and a few tracks from the new album ‘Stone Rollin’.

Also, check out the usual freshness from the likes of Kode9, Art Department, Cottam and a new Koreless remix!


GP on BBC Radio 1 / Raphael Saadiq // 06-04-11

Masa Sextet — Before Dawn (Especial)
Terry Callier — Dancing Girl (Cadet)

TallBlackGuy — Al Green’s Dream (White)
Erykah Badu — Love Of My Life (MCA)
Lucy Pearl — Dance Tonight (Virgin)
Raphael Saadiq — Just Don’t (Columbia)
Hauschka — Ping (Fat Cat)
Shuggie Otis — Sweet Thang (Epic)
Shuggie Otis — Aht Uh Mi Hed (Epic)
Shuggie Otis — Strawberry Letter 23 (Epic)
Shuggie Otis — Special (Unreleased)

Raphael Saadiq — The Answer (Columbia)
Shawn Phillips — I Just Came To Say Goodbye (A&M)


Raphael Saadiq Live In Session At Maida Vale

Raphael Saadiq — Good Man (Live In Session At Maida Vale)
Raphael Saadiq — Movin’ Down The Line (Live In Session At Maida Vale)
Raphael Saadiq — Stone Rollin’ (Live In Session At Maida Vale)

Cottam — Sunrise Sunset (Use Of Weapons)
Art Department — Living The Life (Crosstown Rebels)
Parallel Dance Ensemble — Time Mastered (Crosstown Rebels)
Landslide — Dig Deeper feat Sabira Jade (White)
Kode9 + The Space Ape — Love Is The Drug (Hyperdub)
Ghostpoet — Survive It (Koreless Remix) (Brownswood)
Circle Traps — Mirrors and Monuments (Opit Records)