Prince’s Acoustic ‘I Feel For You’ Demo, Fresh From The Vault

In 1984, Chaka Khan enjoyed a career-revitalizing smash with “I Feel for You,” a spangly, funky, Grammy-winning R&B crossover that featured a harmonica solo from Stevie Wonder and a guest rap from Melle Mel. The track had already been covered on records by The Pointer Sisters and Rebbie Jackson, as well as Prince‘s self-titled second album, but Khan’s version is the one that became a classic. Before any of those versions, though, the song existed only as an unreleased acoustic demo by Prince, who was just 20 at the time.

So nice to hear this on a Saturday morning, In honor of the 40th anniversary of Prince’s second album, The Prince Estate and Warner Records are pleased to announce the surprise release of a previously unheard, solo acoustic demo recording of the Grammy-winning Prince track “I Feel for You,” available on streaming services and as a limited-run 7” vinyl single.
Order a copy here


LOVEFEST – Kid Friendly Yoga, Meditation, Music, Dance and artist festival.

Tomorrow our good friend Nathalie Paul of Lovefest Australia is hosting this amazing Music, Meditation, Dance & Self-Love event at Maroubra.

We highly recommend checking it out tomorrow for an amazing afternoon.

Check out their facebook event for full details;

More info below /
THE PROGRAM (may vary) – Countdown until launch

4:00PM – Doors open
4:30PM – Smoking Ceremony, Wisdom Sharing and Acknowledgement by local Aboriginal Community Cultural Leader
4:50 Arrival Meditation By Carolyn Hickey from Take A Breath Studio
5:00PM – Yoga by Susie Hemsted from Ahimsa Collective
5:45PM – Meet and Greet – Guided By Prem Kalpa from Triibe
6:00PM – Mental Health Awareness Talks by Rise Foundation Australia
6:30PM – Open Mic, Singing and Inspiring Local Stories
Featuring local young band The Lovestones
7:15PM – Fire Performance by James Ward-collins from Petrol.PANTHER and African Drumming by Soul Drummer
7:30PM – Live Drumming – Guided by Saul Smith
8:30PM – Soulful Dance guided by Rache Moore- Rainbow Tribe
9:00PM – Epic DJ set by Andre Meyer
10:30PM – Sound Journey featuring Emanuel Lieberfreund
and other local musicians
10:45PM – Closing Meditation and Farewell
11PM – Close

Outdoor activities
5:00pm Fitness Games by Jerone Fleming from FitbySix Free Community Bootcamp (30 minutes)
5:00pm Qigong Movement and Meditation by Adam Wiltshire (30 minutes)
6pm Zumba Fitness Class with Elena Chistiakova (15 minutes)

Wellness room
6pm – 7pm “See and be seen: the art of intimate relating” Mini Authentic Relating Workshop by Prem Kalpa from Triibe

Kids Space
4:30 – 6pm Face painting and kids’ art activities with The Art Studio

– Large Outdoor Area, Wellness Room, Lounges, Chill Space, Kids Area,
– Live Art, Projected Visuals. State of the Art Lighting, Face Painting.
– Market stalls focussed on Self, Community, and Planet

All of this plus more for ONLY $45 per adult. Less for kids. Great family packages and more. Making this event as affordable as possible for the community. Tix Here:

For purchase we will have:
– A good variety of delicious local food and desserts including vegan options
– Alcohol-free beer, Kombucha, Coconut Water, Chai Tea, Cacao drinks and more for vitality.

The Lovefest team is getting prepped and pumped. Here is a short video from some of the volunteers from the last Lovefest in Sydney. Haha. if some of this sounds good to you, come and join the fun. It’s for a great cause anyway. 🙂


Lovefest Maroubra is an alcohol-free and family event for people of all ages and cultures to come together in the spirit of building a stronger community, taking time out to look after yourself and for having heaps of fun without harming the planet.

Book your place here now:

During this unique event you will have the opportunity to:

– Dance to your hearts content with local live bands, DJ’s and a live drumming experience

– Listen to inspiring local speakers talking about local issues and challenges within the community

– Recharge your personal wellbeing through a blend of facilitated yoga, meditation, Qigong and other workshops

– Have your say and speak up for local innovation, sustainability, growth and renewal
– Support local community projects, initiatives and businesses in growing Maroubra into the future

– Expand your network of likeminded friends in a fun, clear minded and planet friendly environment

We will have a variety of delicious healthy food and snacks available for purchase as well as non-alcoholic beer and many other types of non-alcoholic drinks. There is a barbecue area if you wish to make your own barbecue, a kids area, a lounge area, outdoor space, a wellness space and more. There will be face painting, live art and many other surprises at the event that are still to be confirmed.

Lovefest is not your average Aussie festival. We are a team of heart-centred changemakers on a mission to unite communities throughout Australia via unique events that facilitate wellbeing, connection and fun. We have held successful events across Sydney and NSW and have now been called to bring our magic to the Maroubra community.

We work with leaders in their respective communities. This event is co-created and facilitated with over 80% of our team living within the Maroubra Community and surrounds. So it essentially is an event by the community for the community.

Join us for a night to remember and come & be a part of creating this exciting launch party at Lovefest Maroubra!

TIME: Saturday 19th October, 4PM – 11PM
LOCATION: The M Club (CNR of Mons Ave & Malabar Rd, Maroubra)

Pre- Sales: $45. At the Door $55 (Subject to availability)

Under 18: $15, Under 5: Free

FAMILY TICKETS: (2 adults, 2 children)
Pre- Sales: $105. At the Door $125 (Subject to availability)

Book your place here now:

The funds from this event will be shared between The Lovefest Foundation to continue holding these events, The Rise Foundation to create wellbeing programs for Maroubra and thanks to Humanitix the booking fee will go towards Ozharvest to provides meals to disadvantaged students around Australia.

Photo and video footage may be taken at this event. Some of which may be used for promotional purposes.

MUSIC DOCUMENTARY: MIGUELITO + Q&A by Sam Zubrycki | Groovescooter

Sydney DJ, Crate DIgger, Musician & Film Maker, Sam Zubrycki made this amazing documentary that traces the disappearance of the Puerto Rican singer Miguelito and the rediscovery of his life and music decades later.

Watch the Australian Premier this weekend as part of Antenna Film Festival & presented by our good friends at Groovescooter.

Happening tomorrow at Palace Cinema in Paddington.
Info below

Sam Zubrycki | Australia | 2019 | 93 min | Australian Premiere

In 1973, an album by an 11-year-old salsa singer was played by every radio station in Colombia and Puerto Rico.

Discovered by renowned New York record producer Harvey Averne, Miguelito’s early success rescued him from poverty, but his subsequent disappearance and the cult status of his one album became an obsession for Australian filmmaker Sam Zubrycki.

An upbeat road trip through Latin America becomes a quest to find Miguelito and the reason for his mysterious vanishing, uncovering memories from many fans affected by his music, alongside wonderful performances showcasing the musical depth of the Caribbean.

The tale of a once-forgotten salsero is brought beautifully to life.

Sam Zubrycki is a guest of the festival and will take part in a Q&A after the screening Co-presented with Groovescooter

PARRAMATTA LANES 2019 (Funk and Soul Music Guide) feat. Ella Haber, Meem, Godtet, Mohi, Glo, Stayfly, FBI RADIO, Soul of Sydney and more.

Special mention to the good people at PARRAMATTA LANES for such an amazing musical component! We so blown away by the festival & how much emphasis the team put into the Sydney music scene. Their programming this year includes some amazing local acts producers, beat-makers, artists & DJ’s who have been doing massive things around town.

Parramatta Lanes runs from Tues 15th Oct – Friday 18 Oct, over 4 days in Parramatta CBD & surrounding areas. For anyone who hasn’t been it is an open air lane way community festival showcasing dope local music, artwork, poetry, light installations, street food, dance & more.

Check out their website for more info, maps & set times.

Here is our list of some of dope local SOUL, JAZZ, HIP HOP acts we recommended checking out over the 4 days.

Artist we recommend checking out.

  • DJ Morphingaz – He is such a dope selector & turntablist, one of this cities finest playing a couple of nights at Centenary Sq.
  • Stayfly DJ’s – This whole crew just create dope shit, from street art, live shows & party sets, they just get it. Catch them Wednesday at Centenary Sq.
  • Soul of Sydney (obviously), we will be laying down the funk selections on Thursday night at Centenary Sq.
  • GLO and Mohi are two amazing talents, vocalist & producers doing pretty dope shit that has been catching us for a while. Check out some of Mohi’s music on our playlist. Wed at Dirrabarri Lane
  • Mike Akox – Sydneys homegrown don of Modern Afro inspired goodness has been putting out some amazing music, we caught him do a small feature a few months sback and his live shows are very hot and well worth checking out. Catch him at the rooftop.
  • DJ MEEM – Soul of Sydney crowd favorite has been doing it for eons as a radio host, DJ, Beat-maker, Remixer & producer. Catch him at the willow grove stage.
  • ELLA HABER – This girls voice has been hitting everyone we know in the heart the last year or so since she put out her EP. She has such a beautiful refined soul sound that has even caught the ear of Gilles Peterson Worldwide Radioshow.
  • The Ashmatix – (Best Name Ever) – These dudes make some pretty interesting Hip Hop joints fused with Jazz & heavy on the samples and proper DJ cuts like so much of the music I loved in the 90’s back when DJ’s used to cut and dig for breaks.
  • Zeadala – Poetry & Soul music! Western Sydney’s artist has put out some very smooth cuts the last few months that have been on heavy rotation on our end. She is a true creative and mesmerizing performer with goose bump worthy vocals, Zeadala is steadily making a name for herself in Sydney’s art scene.
  • Godtet – GODTET is the brainchild of Australian Instrumentalist and producer Godriguez. Praised for his production on ‘The Great Mixtape’ for Sampa the Great. GODTET see’s Godriguez stepping back into the live format of production with his band plus Simon Mavin (Hiatus Kaiyote) & Ziggy Zeitgeist, his releases are so original and such an enjoyable listen, we cant wait to see how it all comes together for the live show.
  • Gordon Koang – I only just started listening to Gordon’s music which is heavily inspired by his time growing up in South-Sundan & his time in Australia.

Tonight: Edseven Freaky EP Launch at Tokyo Sing Song alongside Steve Spacek, Inkswel & more.

Tonight, Soul of Sydney selector & crowd favorite EDSEVEN launches his latest EP “FREAKY” with a basement session at Tokyo Sing Song alongside local legends

Steve Spacek (Eglo Records)
Inkswel (BBE Music / Sonar Kollektiv / Tokyo Dawn Records)
Setwun &
Tom Studdy

Check out the link for more info HERE

More Info /

After a heaving cosmic dance floor trip in August, Basement Sessions is back with something special for the September edition – it’s record launch party time.

Sydney local Producer/DJ Edseven recently dropped his deep and soulful club burner ‘Freaky (meet me halfway) feat vocalist Colonel Red combined with a stellar remix package – a fresh set of re-rubs from the likes of Inkswel, Grooveman Spot, Potatohead People and Setwun. Now it’s time to celebrate with a lights down low + volume cranked dance with a crew of names you can trust.

As usual you can expect a cross section of soulful dance floor sounds free from genre or tempo constraints. Simply put if the music feels good it gets a run.

Dim the lights and down the stairs at Tokyo Sing Song 10pm-4am (no lockout).