Here is a little live mix we did which literally was a grass roots movement. Last Sundays recording from PHIL TOKE closing out the BONDI BOARD RIDERS closing part as part of BONDI BEACH RADIO’S live broadcast and SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION PICNIC.
Timless music, smiling faces and picturesque views.
60 mins of salt water inspired funk, soul and disco vibes
VENUE HAS BEEN EMAILED TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS (PLEASE EMAIL US AT SOULOFSYDNEY@GMAIL.COM WITH BOOKING INFORMATION, FULL NAME IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED)
SET TIMES FOR TODAY //
MAIN AREA | LARRY LEVAN & PARADISE GARAGE TRIBUTE |
Garage, Disco, Roller Boogie< New York Disco & Beyond (Down Stairs)
2:00 – 4:00 pm JIM POE (Republic Music NYC, DHA, Bondi Beach Radio)
4:00 – 6:00 pm STEPHEN ALLKINS [love tattoo] (Sydney Disco Godfather)
6:00 – 7:00 pm DANNY DE SOUSA
7:00 – 8:30 pm PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House)
8:30 – CLOSE BOOGIE MONSTER (Alex Dimitriades)
★ BACK ROOM |
Feel-good Funk & Old School Party Jams & beyond (Upstairs)
4:00 – 6:00 pm DJ ADVERSE (The Groove Dealers)
6:00 – 7:00 pm DJ TREY (Red Room, Soulfest Aus Tour DJ)
7:00 – 8:00 pm DJ NAIKI (The World Famous Chief Rockers)
8:00 – CLOSE EDSEVEN (Lioness Presents)
WAITING LIST (DOOR SALES)
Pre Sale Tix have sold out and we are officially down to our waiting list for any door sales and last min. tickets. We have a WAITING LIST set up below if you want to register for any door sales if we get any now shows or as people leave early. Venue is in CBD so very easy to get to.
We are pretty close to capacity so we will need to see how numbers are on they day for any doors sales.
We will email you venue and party info when we have room on the dancefloor.
Our good friends at Billy Kid Creative put together this dope promo highlights video taken from our Frankie Knuckles tribute party back in April 19th. Check out some of the fun that went down that really had us saying this could seriously be Sydney’s friendliest dance-floor with our the world famous SOUL PATROL dancers looking after everything from Limbo, Soul Train, Wobble Dance vibes the parties have become so so well known for.
Next party on Sunday May 24th ||
Soul Of Sydney presents as part of Vivid Festival 2015
Melbourne Afro-Beat Powerhouse
THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA
Sunday May 24 / 1pm | at as Secret funk oasis (very close to Sydney CBD)
An afternoon of afro inspired FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, BOOGIE, BREAKS & BEYOND.
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Live Music & DJ’s | Sunday Afternoon / Evening Party | Indoor/Outdoor Party Space | Live Soul Train & Dance Showcases | Live Hair Braiding & more
About the event /
For those that need convincing Australia has world class funk, look no further than Melbourne based powerhouse Afro-Beat ensemble The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra! Soul of Sydney are ready to present a special event as part of Vivid Festival 2015 on the 24th of May, at a secret location 5 mins from the CBD, to be released to ticket holders only.
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (TPOAO) are a specially hand-picked cross-section of Melbourne’s unique funk, soul and afro-beat scene masterminded by Zvi Belling, Ethan Hill (DJ Manchild) and Tristan Ludowyk, and are signed to Hope Street Recordings.
Influenced by Nigeria and it’s surrounding African nations, the high intensity funk sound produced by the ensemble is an infectious blend of African rhythms akin to Fela Kuti with a dash of contemporary hip hop from scratches to guest MC’s and vocal chants over tribal rhythms. Remaining faithful, lyrically relevant and respecting the innate power of Afro-Beat and its message, their music will lift the spirit of celebration to new heights that not even the heavens are prepared for such a spiritual experience.
As with all Soul of Sydney parties, the event will feature Soul of Sydney DJ’s and Friends: Meem (Live) (Back to Funk Radio, 2ser), Mike Who (Stolen Records, Astral People, Pineapple Republic), Stephen Ferris (FBI Radio), Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney), JR Dynamite (Sydney Soul Funk Edit King) + more tba.
The Public Afro Orchestra, Vivid 2015 and Soul of Sydney are ready to cast away any doubt and deliver Sydney from all that is a part of this world, into a place not of the world, and into the promise land of good vibes and healing music. Get ready to raise your hands to the musical heavens!
WHO: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
WHEN: 24th of May
TIME: 1pm till late
WHERE: Secret Indoor / Outdoor location (5 minutes from CBD) (Released to ticket holders)
Time: 91 Mins
Genre: Neo-Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop Goodness
Recorded: April 2014
We put this tribute together back in April to pay homage D’angelo and it caught fire pretty quick, with over 13,000 listens just on soundcloud alone.
The mix was put together to showcase the phenomenal work from one of the finest soul artists of our generation who will be playing a highly anticipated show at SOULFEST tomorrow with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Maxwell, Common, Mos Def.
Check out the mix and be sure to check out the inaugural SOULFEST festival tomorrow, info below.
D’ANGELO – INTRO
D’ANGELO – ALRIGHT
D’ANGELO – THE LINE
D’ANGELO – THE ROOT
D’ANGELO – CRUISIN’
D’ANGELO – SHIT, DAMN, MOTHERFUCKER
D’ANGELO – LADY
D’ANGELO – BROWN SUGAR
D’ANGELO – PLAYA PLAYA
THE ROOTS FEAT. D’ANGELO – THE HYPNOTIC
D’ANGELO – BULLSHIT
RAPHAEL SAADIQ AND D’ANGELO – BE HERE
D’ANGELO – FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
D’ANGELO – ME AND THOSE DREAMIN EYES
D’ANGELO – SMOOTH
SNOOP, DR DRE & D’ANGELO – IMAGINE
THE ROOTS, ERYKAH BADU, D’ANEGLO – SHINING STAR
D’ANGELO – I FOUND MY SMILE
D’ANGELO – CHICKEN GREASE
D’ANGELO – DEVILS PIE
D’ANGELO – GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND
FELA KUTI, D’ANGELO, MACY GRAY – WATER GET NO ENEMY
METHOD MAN, REDMAN, D’ANGELO – LEFT AND RIGHT
D’ANGELO – WHEN WE GET BY
D’ANGELO – SPANISH JOINT
It looks like the weather has cleared just in time for the highly anticipated inaugural SOULFEST: Neo-Soul & Hip Hop festival. We can confirm we will be throwing down some vibes as Soul of Sydney DJ’s in between sets on the SPOTIFY stage & we also have a handful of the last GA + VIP hardcopy industry tix for sale for anyone who hasn’t snapped tix up yet.
SOULFEST SYDNEY SET TIMES- SATURDAY OCT 18
11.10 – Mau Power (Spotify Stage)
11.25 – Milan (Spotify Stage)
11.40 – Michaek Duchesne (Main Stage)
12.05 – Leela James (Main Stage)
12.45 – Gang of Brothers (Spotify Stage)
1.05 – Anthony Hamilton (Main Stage)
1.45 – Thadiwe Phoenix (Spotify Stage)
2.05 – Angie Stone (Main Stage)
2.45 – Darryl Beaton (Spotify Stage)
3.05 – Musiq Soulchild (Main Stage)
3.50 – Miracle (Spotify Stage)
4.10 – Mos Def (Main Stage)
4.55 – Ms Murphy (Spotify Stage)
5.30 – Aloe Blacc (Main Stage)
6.05 – Nathaniel (Spotify Stage)
6.30 – Common (Main Stage)
7.15 – Ngaiire (Spotify Stage)
7.40 – D’Angelo (Main Stage)
9.10 – Maxwell (Main Stage)
SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY RADIO #186: Terrence Parker (DETROIT) LIVE @ Soul of Sydney | Sun Feb 23 2014.
Detroit’s Gospel Godfather, DJ Terrence Parker live in the mix at Soul of Sydney Block Party 2014, throwing down a very rare Disco & Funk based set paying tribute to his MUSICAL ROOTS & INSPIRATIONS over 3+ hours out in the beautiful open air courtyard location.
Check out this set and see how much musical ground a real DJ can cover, he absolutely blew some minds at this jam and won a whole dancefloor full of fans over as he payed everything from classic funk, disco, boogie, soulful house vibes and event some egyptian party jams like only a true seasoned selector could.
Check out these for dope edits! Some hand crafted dance-floor heat thanks to Sydney;s powerhouse party rocker DJ FRENZIE (groovetherapy, 2ser). Some of the rare gems our boy Frenzie has pulled out to play exclusively at the block party jams over the last year.
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times. He’s got well over twenty years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any deejay envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45’s – check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – check. Party anthems and forgotten classics – check. Frenzie has got you covered.
His Groove Therapy radio show (now in it’s eleventh year) has been broadcasting weekly on 2SER FM every Friday lunchtime and has become an essential listen to all musically savvy Sydney-siders, while the podcast of the show has garnered a huge loyal fan base in all corners of the globe.
A veteran touring DJ of the Australian east coast, Frenzie also recently rocked dance floors in San Francisco and New York – and has had support billing alongside a who’s who of DJ royalty. Infact, pioneering deejay Grandmaster Flash requested Frenzie as his official support DJ for his most recent 2013 Sydney tour (four shows in total) – and only months earlier, Frenzie could be seen cutting it up on the turntables on stage with New Yorks Hip Hop legends The Ultramagnetic MC’s.
…and it’s no small wonder – Frenzie definitely has the skills to pay the bills. In 2012 he placed second in the New South Wales heats of the DMC, the most prestigious DJ competition in the world (He’s last foray into battle deejaying was almost twelve years earlier).
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the turntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery. Not only can Frenzie mix a record, he has definitely earned his stripes as the number one chief party rocker.
Special shout out to all the ladies on International Women’s Day 2013, this is a bit of a tribute mix for you that we put together a few years ago, it featuring a dose of our favorite Soul Funk divas doing their thing.
GENRE: SOUL, FUNK, BOOGIE RUN TIME: 38 MINS DJ: SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S TRACK LIST:
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
Gwen Mcrae – Funky Sensation
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Extended Version)
Brenda Taylor – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too
Email us for info on our next secret party, throwing down that real music like thissoulofsydney
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
Steady B – Use Me
Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long
Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
Natasha King – AM FM
Fab 5 Freddy – Down By Law
Malcolm Mclaren – Buffalo Gals
The Sequence – Funk You Up
De La Soul – Who Skatin’ Promo.
Soul of Sydney & Our House Sydney will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your EASTER MONDAY in the right kind of fashion.. with a stack of good mates, outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music..
We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of Fela, Mama Africa, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.
Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment.
Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)
If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org as we will be updating venue information very soon.
NEW PARKSIDE LOCATION IN ALEXANDRIA
(email email@example.com for venue details)
NOTE: If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org in the event we do have to move the party last minute?
A Few points that might help you organise you day better;
It is a FAMILY FRIENDLY PICNIC first and foremost so might be a good idea really to pack for a Sunday Picnic in the park (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 around Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
We will have a Sound System with selectors playing an eclectic mix of real music including everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles.
It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via email@example.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
We usually aim to get everything starting at about 12pm with ending time around 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 a few days out for the event via email & on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party, so we will need your Mobile details too so we can get location details quicker)
ARTIST CALL OUT: 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 getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney definitely needs more people like YOU!
Pray for good weather & hope to see you all at the next one.
Soul of Sydney and Co.
About the Block-Party Picnic Movement
In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC! SOUL OF SYDNEY, OUR HOUSE SYDNEY & TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & park-side throw-downs during summer.
The idea is a series of free Pop-UP Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.
If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic in the sunshine, then join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!
Block Party Videos:
Block Party Picnic Mixtapes:
#3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)
Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mix-tape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months. Expect a stack of similar vibes for Australia Day!