Legendary Crate Digger Kon (Kon & Amir, BBE Records) to Play Soul of Sydney Block Party: 2nd Birthday Jam – Sun Nov 17


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Soul of Sydney & Our House proudly present:

★★ SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY 2ND BDAY! ★★ SUN NOV 17

Discount Tickets Available HERE 
$10 – Early Bird (Sold Out) – $15 – 2nd Release (On Sale Now) – $20 – 3rd Release (On Sale Soon)

★Feat. Legendary crate digger, DJ & Producer; KON (Kon & Amir, BBE Records, Soulclap Recordings, USA)

★Afternoon Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop & Early House vibes, Live Street Art & Block party Vibes.

★Music by:
KON (Kon & Amir, BBE Records, Soulclap Recordings, USA)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s & friends;
Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser)
Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)
Michael Zac (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)
Eadie Ramia (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)

★Live Street Art:
Live Sydney Street Art Project Showcase feat. Billy Kid & More TBA.

★Location: Secret Disco (released only to ticket holders

★About the Party:
Soul of Sydney Block Party is officially turning two & we want to throw down and celebrate with our extended soul family & friends who have blessed us with their presence, and made the last two years a so unforgettable.

We are honored to be hosting our 2nd birthday jam featuring a main musical inspiration for us as DJ’s & music fans & party organizers. We are blessed to present legendary record collector, DJ & Disco/Funk edit & remixing don, DJ Kon (of world famous crate digging duo Kon & Amir)

Kon comes armed with a stack of Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop heat, known around the world for keeping it fresh with the hottest edits, remixes & musical knowledge for days. We can honestly say we cant wait to get him on to throw down the goods at our 2nd birthday.

Sending some mad love to the DJ’s, Dancers & Extended Soul-family who have shared the dance-floors, turntables & picnic blankets with us over the last two years, you guys really are the ‘Soul of Sydney’ & you have made the last few years so memorable for us. We are so blessed to have you all at our jams, and in our lives. Thank you all for the support. we hope we can see you all down there at our 2nd birthday.

★ABOUT KON:
“Those BBE records were just phenomenal. I think (he was) very much ahead of the curve when it comes to just digging that much deeper and ever since all those came out, there’s been a whole heap of new generation compilations – very next level stuff. Where the hell can you get all that music from?! Proper diggers!” – Gilles Peterson

There are only a handful of DJ’s worldwide with a reputation widely acknowledged as being one of the best. Known amongst his peers as the best disco DJ, a detailed crate digger, and an innovative producer with direct access to master tapes only a rare breed of producer’s are able to access, KON remains one of the most respected producer’s responsible for the re-emergence of disco with his innovative re-edits of soul, funk and disco classics. His re-edits have propelled him as one of the most sought after producers across the globe, cementing his authority in the music industry.

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Kon has built his career spanning over 20 years centred on his first love of crate digging. One half of critically acclaimed Kon & Amir (BBE), whereby together, they introduced rare grooves to a wider audience, Kon’s solo efforts began years prior to the union of Kon & Amir. Crate digging from 1976, DJing from 1985, progressing on to rocking club floors from 1991 till present, his love affair with vinyl and expertise is often called upon by many heavy weights from Kanye West, and Dr. Dre to name but a couple.

Kon’s DJing ability traverses many genres, professing the element of versatility as the key to a successful DJ, naming Spinna, Kenny Dope and Bobbito Garcia as successful DJ’s, due to their versatile sets.

With a new original album released on BBE called “On My Way” available now, the 11 track album features mostly unfamiliar vocalists such Amy Douglas, Georg Levin, with the exception of Ben Westbeech – a name synonymous within the current Soul community. Think sweeping strings, sporadic slap bass, and a multi-dimensional, floor thumping disco revival.

Sydney audiences will hear the rare selection masterminded by Kon as he plays a very special set at SOUL OF SYDNEY 2nd Birthday event on the 17th of November, 2013 – Venue is a secret oasis in the city! KON is a unique visionary, a remarkable DJ with the history of music at his fingertips. Prepare to throw down!

Discount Tickets Available HERE 
$10 – Early Bird (Sold Out) – $15 – 2nd Release (On Sale Now) – $20 – 3rd Release (On Sale Soon)

★Ticket, Venue Info, Mixtapes:
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty
soulofsydney@gmail.com

★ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY
Created in November 2009, Soul of Sydney is an independent, artist run collective who are bonded by a love of ‘funk’ based music. Our people include DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers who have come together to promote and support the music we love in this city, and the street culture around it.

Soul of Sydney Block Party is our monthly Sunday musical afternoon (12-9pm) feast. Focused on a family orientated get together, DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and musicians come down to share & enjoy some of the music they love in a completely different environment, outside of bars or clubs.
We have an ‘open decks, open mic & open dance floor’ policy just to keep it personal and give everyone a chance to do their thing where locals can come down as our guests outside of a usual club set.

Music styles generally sit at a safe middle ground of Soul, Funk, Disco and a fair bit of Jazz & golden era hip hop stuff too with artists James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan amongst the playlist.

★ Ticket, Venue Info, Mixtapes:
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty

 

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Soul of Sydney & Our House Pres: SPIRIT OF HOUSE BLOCK PARTY feat. MARCEL VOGEL (Lumberjacks in Hell, Amsterdam) + Stephen Allkins (Love Tattoo) – | deep house funk, disco boogie afro soulful


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$10 – SOLD OUT
$15 – ON SALE NOW (Very Limited
$20 – ON SALE SOON (Very limited)

 Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney are blessed to present a very special September party featuring Amsterdam’s underground DISCO DON, DJ, Producer & label owner DJ MARCEL VOGEL (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends, Amsterdam) along with Sydney’s own ‘Mr Disco’ STEPHEN ALLKINS [Love Tattoo] (Special Birthday Set)

Spirit of House: Disco, Boogie Block Party Special:
An afternoon tribute to 30+ years of house music & its disco funk & boogie roots.

Sun Sept 29. @ Secret Disco Oasis

DJ Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends, Amsterdam)
Stephen Allkins (Love Tattoo) (Special Birthday Set)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s Friends.
Phil Toke
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia

Music: Strictly Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie, Garage, Early House vibes & beyond.

Location: Throwing it down in a fresh secret inner-city DISCO Oasis (limited to 150 funk heads) – Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

Tickets: RSVP soulofsydney@gmail.com for early bird tickets & info.

Facebook Event / Tickets

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We are proud to be hosting a very special afternoon with Amsterdam’s infamous underground disco edit maestro & label don Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends) who heads to Sydney for the first time as part of an Aus tour. Marcel is one of the craftiest disco selectors around, known globally for his creativity effortlessly blending everything from Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie & Garage vibes into his sets like it aint no thing. always with the freshest rare mixes and edits no one else can get their hands on, his sets mixes are highly regarded, weaving rare and choice cuts flawlessly.

His label ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’ is a driving force in the new school disco scene, championing old school infections Funk, Disco & Boogie grooves with a stack of the dopest disco edits around, including releases from the likes of; DJ Rahaan, Jamie 3:26,Hugo H just to name a few.

Marcel’s label has put out that much solid disco fire that ‘5 Magazine’ described the label as ‘the best Chicago label not physically located in Chicago’… As a DJ he always has the freshest rare selections of remixes, edits and underground releases that no one else gets their hands on for ages, expect an enjoy trip in body music.. taking inspiration from early house pioneers like Ron Hardy.. we can expect a very special set from the man known for his creativity and DJ talent.

STEPHEN ALLKINS [LOVE-TATTOO]

”New York had Larry Levan, Chicago had Ron Hardy, Sydney had Stephen Allkins..”

We are excited to be also be hosting another very rare afternoon set from Sydney’s own home legendary DJ & Producer Mr Stephen Allkins.

Being one of the true pioneers of dance music in Sydney & playing the the very first disco clubs & warehouse parties from 1978, it is safe to say that Stephen Allkins aka [love] tattoo could rightly claim the trademark of “Mr.Disco”, his extensive record collection & his infamous sets over the years and legacy is also a testament to that.

He first started DJing in the late 70’s and has inspired a whole generation of DJ’s through his infamous sets at warehouse parties, raves and clubs over the years and some absolutely blissful production as [Love-Tattoo]

Expect a very special journey through the disco, funk & early house sounds that matter from the original DJ’s DJ who has seen it and done it all.

Please Note: Our last 6 parties have completely sold out so be sure to lock in a spot on the dancefloor early for this special show.

Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates and event info.

PLEASE NOTE:
– We have a fresh new secret oasis location that is strictly limited numbers
– Our last 6 parties completely sold-out so if you are keen to come down be sure to get the pre-sale tix as we dont do door sales if sold out.

Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for any info.

Snap up the last few discounted tickets here –>https://www.facebook.com/events/266675866807357/?fref=ts

Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/266675866807357/?fref=ts

GET TICKETS HERE

 

LINKS:

www.soulofsydney.org
www.ourhousesydney.com
www.spiritofhouse.com.au
www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney

SOUL OF SYDNEY | SPIRIT OF HOUSE |MARCEL VOGEL MIXTAPES:

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Past EVENTS!

Soul of Sydney Blockparty Boom-Box Radio: Strictly BAD-ARSE ‘FUNK’ mixtapes & beyond, Hosted by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & friends


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We are proud to be launching ‘Soul of Sydney Block Party Boom-Box Radio’, our home for the 100+ mixtapes, podcasts and live recordings hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends

Pushing Quality Black Music in all its forms from Afro-beat, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Disco, Deep House & Beyond…

Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

Disco Edit: DJ RAHAAN – Hit & Run 2009


VIDEO FOOTAGE & PHOTOGRAPHY TAKENAT SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY – FEB 10 2013 

MUSIC – RAHAAN – HIT & RUN EDIT 2009

DJ RAHAAN (CHICAGO) – SUN MARCH 24 (AFTERNOON SET)

SOUL- DISCO – FUNK – EARLY HOUSE VIBES

Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney are proud and excited to present renowned Chicago DJ, Rahaan. Having been inspired by Chicago dance pioneers such as Ron Hardy, Farley Jackmaster Funk, and The Hot Mix 5, Rahaan has been playing music spanning everything from DEEP HOUSE, DISCO, BOOGIE & FUNK since the 80’s & is the dopest DISCO DJ around if your ask us.

His fearsome talent behind the decks has led to a fanatical worldwide following while his mixes are highly regarded, weaving rare and choice cuts flawlessly.

Rahaan has released numerous tracks through music labels JiscoMusic, Stilove4music, KAT and was a producer on Peven Everett’s “Sexy One” on Unified Records. His performances have spanned the globe and included famed parties such as the Southport Weekender, Northern Soul and Bring The Heat.

Local support includes Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio), Gian Arpino (Tan Crackers Soul Club) Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia and Soul Of Sydney DJ’s

First release $15+BF Pre-sale tickets are available from http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?447318

SOUL OF SYDNEY : SECRET NEW AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND BLOCK PARTY SPECIAL

Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney proudly present:

SPIRIT OF HOUSE SECRET BLOCKPARTY (AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND)

An afternoon tribute to 30+ years of House music & its Funk & Disco roots.

MUSIC: Strictly Early Chicago House, New York Disco, Garage, Soul & Funk Vibes.

DATE: AUSTRALIA DAY LONG WEEKEND – 1pm-8pm

DJ’S: Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends, Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Nick Vidal, Danny De Sousa, Ian Lavelle

LOCATION: Secret innercity dance floor oasis (near surry hills)

TICKETS: Limited early pre-sale tickets by RSVP available from via soulofsydney@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE:

– This is a very special limited capacity  ticketed event
– Our last two events completely sold out & we had to turn back 100+ people from each one so please lock in you spot on the dancefloor early for this one.
– Venue details will only be released to ticket holders
– There will be NO DOOR SALES or Guest-list if we sell out again.
-Feel free to email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com if any questions etc
– we are doing this strictly for the LOVE of good music & amazing people, please feel free to spread the word to any of our friends who you think might dig the idea,
:)

ABOUT SPIRIT OF HOUSE?
Spirit Of House is a secret afternoon party collaboration between Soul of Sydney & Our House put on every couple of months to pay homage to the last 30+ years of House music & its Disco-Funk roots in unique & interesting locations. We make a special point pay tribute to the DJ’s, Producers and iconic clubs who have helped create and shape House music over the last three decades. Figures & Clubs such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Glenn Underground, John Morales, Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis Masters At Work The Warehouse, Zanzibar, The Musik Box and The Paradise Garage.

Our House Sydney & Soul-Of Sydney, bringing you that BODY MUSIC!

CHICAGO HOUSE – NY DISCO – GARAGE – FUNK – BOOGIE – DEEP HOUSE – ACID HOUSE

SOUL OF SYDNEY: FREE BLOCK-PARTY PICNIC #3 THIS SUNDAY 18TH DEC 2011


Just a quick heads up on the SOUL OF SYDNEY FREE BLOCKPARTY PICNIC THIS SUNDAY 18TH DEC  IN ALEXANDRIA.

Sun 18th Dec from 12pm-7,

Parkside Location in Alexandria

DJ’s include;

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

We have picked a Parkside location in Alexandria stack of grass and trees for shade etc.We will be sending out a message later on in the week via and Email on exact location but just waiting to see if the weather holds up.

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!

SYDNEY SOUL PATROL: BLOCK PARTY (Sun 4th Dec) feat; Soul of Sydney DJ’s + 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)


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.