NEW Sydney Hip Hop | Hermitude feat. Young Tapz – Through The Roof [Official Music Video] |


NEW SYDNEY HIP HOP / SOUL | Yum Yum release debut video ‘Just Friends’ (Produced and directed by Bryce Hooper)


New Sydney music courtesy of our good friends YUM YUM.

Sydney based soul, hip hop, dub and delta blues duo Yum Yum are proud to announce the release their debut video clip Just Friends today! Just Friends is a track found off their debut EP ‘Slade Meets Jayo’ released in August 2014.

Produced and directed by Sydney videographer Bryce Hooper whose expertise extends to other local hip hop artists such as Chasm, B-Wise, Sky High featuring David Dallas and has collaborated with established director, producer and photographer Tristan Stefan Edouard on a number of projects.

Filmed in the back streets of Inner West – Marrickville – where love experienced in various manifestations is set as our backdrop for Just Friends. If you listen to the words, it is self explanatory. The idea of developing feelings beyond a friendship is something we all can relate to at some point in our lives. The music itself adds the element of questioning; slowly unveiling desires curdling beneath the surface.

“The beat that Jayo wrote was called ‘Best friends’’, yet the beat was so sultry and sexy, it had to be more than just a friendship! It’s about admiring a friend at a distance and then she’s either thinking to herself or saying out loud ‘will we ever be? I think the video captures this wondering.” explains vocalist and one half of Yum Yum, Natalie Slade.

Slade Meets Jayo EP is available now.

Follow YUM YUM for more local heat.

SYDNEY HIP HOP: APATHY ‘The 45 killer’ 7″ Vinyl Launch feat. DJ Force, Waza (Live), Raine Supreme, Benny Hinn


We Play! Records, The Chop & Play Bar Present

APATHY’S “THE 45 KILLER” LAUNCH

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This is the second release from boutique Australian label, We Play! Records. With their first release featuring O.C selling out completely, the label is back with their follow up featuring the almighty Apathy (Demigodz/AOTP).
The release is limited to 500 copies world wide and is being released on blue vinyl. With sales on the night it’s must have for all heads.

ABOUT WE PLAY! RECORDS //
We Play! Records are a small, but dedicated label based on the East Coast of Australia.
Their aim is to release original, limited edition vinyl with a focus on 7” pressings.
We Play! Records was created to produce music for the diehard fan – with a history as hip hop fans spanning over 25 years, the label is all about releasing music they want to hear, by artist they respect and who they believe represent the true essence of hip hop.
We Play! Records have a release schedule of high profile international artists for 2014 – no ego’s, no rock stars, just a return to that ol’ boom-bap.

ABOUT THE CHOP//
The Chop is an evening dedicated to showcasing the talents beat makers/producers.
The Chop is a producer/beat maker community & night being held at Play bar in Sydney’s design, music and fashion hub of Surry Hills on a monthly basis. The Chop is an evening dedicated to showcasing the talents of up and coming, as well as already established beat makers/producers. The call has been sent out to all bedroom bangers, mpc masters, beat junkies and production prodigies to bring their finest cuts of A grade beat and they have answered with cleavers in tow.
All performances will be live and butchered to order for your audio taste buds.
Along with show casing these talented artists, The Chop will be supported by some of Sydney’s finest DJ’s. They will spinning the most mouth watering assortment of funk, soul, boogie and hip hop to accompany these talented purveyors of cold cuts and dope beats.
Play bar is an underground urban speak easy in Surry Hills frequented by everyone from corporate city slickers looking for a street style getaway to the cool kids of inner Sydney, which makes it the perfect venue for The Chop.
This is a free event designed to promote the little known beat scene in Sydney and it is well worth stepping into this musical meat market to see the range of produce.

Falling off the bone every last Saturday of the month.

SOUL JAZZ Gigs at FOUNDRY 616 | Minton’s Playhouse: The BeBop Sessions, Sydney Jazz Orchestra, Righteous Voodoo, Jazz Hip Hop Sessions


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Jazz gig news just in from new Jazz joint Foundry 616 on Harris St Ultimo.
Here is a small selection of some of the live SOUL, JAZZ & HIP HOP inspired gigs we recommend

Check out their website for more info HERE for updates on everything else going on at the club.

A Night at Minton’s Playhouse: The BeBop Sessions

// Fri 27 Feb, 8.30pm

Info / www.foundry616.com.au/

With swing still dominating American music in the 1940’s, MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE Harlem NY became home to musicians experimenting with a whole new sound that would eventually flip music over its head, led by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Bud Powell and others.

Sydney musicians tonight pay homage to the legendary, controversial and iconic BEBOP SESSIONS, with Kevin Camrass on sax and Matthew Collins on trumpet accompanied by a rhythm section of Casper Tromp on piano, Hamish Gullick on bass and Philip Lombardo on drums.

Expect many of the most loved and studied compositions of Billies Bounce, Blue Monk, Bouncing with Bud, Salt Peanuts and more…

Sydney Jazz Orchestra //  Weds 4 March, 8.00pm Tix $10!

http://www.foundry616.com.au/

The Sydney Jazz Orchestra is back in the swing, for 2015 continuing the high level of musicianship, creativity and dedication to excellence in performance, that has become the band’s trademark.

Fabulous writing and arrangement from Sydney multi instrumentalists Richard Percival and Tim Oram will be also be featured. Both artists are recognised for their depth of experience skill and vision in producing exciting compositions, especially created for the big band genre.

Righteous Voodoo // Thurs 5 March, 8.30pm Tix $15

// BOOK

Righteous Voodoo is a Soul-infused, extravaganza of sound, who are sure to get even the most conservative toes tapping. Their sound is forged in groove and founded in Roots music – Real music, played by real musicians.

The independent band has enjoyed great success in 2014 releasing their first single, ‘Bygone’, which shot to #1 on the iTunes Blues Charts! If you haven’t caught them yet, check them out; your groove shoes will thank you later.

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Also check out their regular Jazz Hip Hop Freestyle Sessions every Friday from 11:30pm for only $5 featuring a rotating band of local jazz musicians and guest MC’s, Poets, Singers adding.

Info / www.foundry616.com.au/

Full Concert: Robert Glasper Experiment-Tribute to Roy Ayers feat. Pete Rock and Billal [full video] | jazz, soul, hip hop


This is a very enjoyable listen, the mighty Robert Glasper Experiment paying homage to the legendary Roy Ayers back in France 2010.

Full show is approx 60 mins and features;

Robert Glasper: keyboards
Derrick Hodge: bass
Casey Benjamin: saxophone
Chris Dave: drums
Stefon Harris: vibraphone
Bilal: vocal
Pete Rock: turntables and mc

Jazz a la Villette
September 11 2010
Cabaret Sauvage
Paris, France

Catch the legendary ROY AYERS doing his thing LIVE at the Jam Gallery (Oxford St Bondi Junction) SYDNEY later this month in a rare intimate club show along with Sydney Funk outfit Gang of Brothers and Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends warming things.

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Sydney Beatmakers Mixtape – THE CHOP VOL 3 by DJ Raine Supreme


Our rainy day mix-tape recommendation courtesy of our good friends at THE CHOP.

A fresh selection of Sydney’s beat makes gems put together by your homie and Soul of Sydney crowd favorite DJ RAINE SUPREME.

FREE DOWNLOAD ON SOUNDCLOUD

TRACKLIST:

  1. ROTES – DON’T HURT
  2. DOMBA (AUDIENT) PUT IT ON ME
  3. REUBIX – AMBITIOUS MENTALITY
  4. SOII – RAINY DAYS
  5. INKSTAINS – DRUGS
  6. ROTES – STAY TRUE
  7. SOII – DAT JAZZ / WICHITA LINEMAN/ DRIFTING / GETAWAY TRAIN / NENA
  8. ILLO – FINSTA
  9. MUMBLES – THE CHOP TRACK
  10. SOII – PEANUT BUTTER BOBO
  11. ILLO – TO THE MOON
  12. JAE MOON – MASIKA
  13. INKSTAINS – CROSS (FEAT BILLY ONE)
  14. SCOTTY B – FORTIFY
  15. PRO/GRAM – ALL IN THIS
  16. SOII – WILDLIFE
  17. WAZA – SATELLITE
  18. PROLIFIK THE GIFTED – STAKES IS HIGH (INSTRUMENTAL) CAUSTIC YODA & WAZA – GAMBLOR
  19. ILLO – LOST AND FOUND SOUND
  20. KID FICTION – DUCK HUNTING
  21. MUMBLES – MAKE WAY

CLICK TO LISTEN //

Mixtape : DJ MOTO live at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 | 90’s Hip Hop & Funk Vibes | Closing Set


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Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #219 – DJ Moto – 90’s Hip Hop & Funk Vibes- Live at Soul of Sydney NYD Special 2015

Here is a little treat for your Monday afternoon. Sydney mixtape done DJ MOTO throwing down the 90’s Hip Hop and Funk vibes for the closing set at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 back room.

LISTEN HERE

https://www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney/moto

ADD SOUL OF SYDNEY FOR UPDATED ON MORE SECRET PARTIES, WAREHOUSE JAMS, ROOFTOP PARTIES AND BEYOND.

Check out for more info www.facebook.com/soulofsydneydjs

OLD SCHOOL MIX OF THE DAY / DJ NAIKI at Soul of Sydney New Years Day Block Party 2013 | Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Dancehall vibes [mixtape] [download] [new years eve]


SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD WARM UP RADIO | MIX OF THE DAY / DJ Naiki live at Soul of Sydney NYD 2013 | Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Dancehall

+ Listen to more mixes from our guest selectors at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD WARM UP RADIO


SOUL OF SYDNEY: NYD SPECIAL | Back Room Added, Extended Hours & More DJ’s Added

JAN 1ST 2015 | 2PM – LATE | $5-10 (pre-sale)
@ SECRET FUNK OASIS (5 mins from CBD)

AN AFTERNOON FEEL-GOOD FUNK, New York DISCO + OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP jams, early HOUSE vibes & BEYOND

Tickets | $5 (Sold Out) // $10 (Very Limited)
Web / www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Facebook Event / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends.

Strictly for the LOVE | Afternoon Feel-Good Funk Vibes + Old School classic party jams & beyond.

Featuring: Live STREET ART | SOUL TRAIN | BBOY & DANCE Showcase | Live HAIR BRAIDING & more
★★ Positive People | Dancing in the Key of Life ★★

At a SECRET FUNK OASIS (5 minutes from Sydney CBD, released only to ticket holders)

Tickets | $5 (Sold Out) // $10 (Very Limited)

Web / www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
Facebook Event / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

MIXTAPES, INFO, VIDEOS & TIX

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty


MUSIC by:
Sydney Godfathers of Funk

★ ALL SOULED OUT DJ’s /
★ STEPHEN FERRIS (Mornings – FBI Radio) & GRAHAM MANDROULES

plus
SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s and friends
SIMON CALDWELL (Mad Racket – FBI Radio)
MIKE WHO (Stolen Records – FBI Radio, Astral People, Pineapple Republic)

MEEM (Back to Funk Radio– 2ser)
JAMES LOCKSMITH (DUST – Dubai)
PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House)
DJ CMAN (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
+
SUPERBREAK, EDSEVEN, DJ NAIKI, DJ SAYWHUT?! and more.

OVER TWO ROOMS.

STREET ART:

Live Sydney Street Art Showcase by Billy Kid & friends.


HAIR BRAIDING

★Live Hair Braiding by Eden Stylez


ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015

SOUL OF SYDNEY return after a very memorable 2014 of parties for their fourth NEW YEARS DAY (and new years day night) for an afternoon (and evening) of FEEL-GOOD POSITIVE PARTY VIBES.

Expect and afternoon of feel-good funk jams, soul, bboy breaks, roller-boogie, classic hip hop jams and early house vibes as they bring in 2015 our extended SOUL FAMILY in the only way we know how, with good music, positive people dancing in key of life.

Previous NYD events have become infamous, after setting up some very memorable events at all kinds of fresh party spaces, including;

NYD JAN 1 2012 – Soul of Sydney Block Party Picnic (Newtown)

NYD JAN 1 2013 – Soul of Sydney Roof Top Block Party (Broadway)
NYD JAN 1 2014 – Soul of Sydney Courtyard Block Party (Sydney CBD)

For the 2015 installment you can expect more of the same FEEL-GOOD party spirit, a throw back to better days when KOOL HERC & GRANDMASTER FLASH, LARRY LEVAN & FRANKIE KNUCKLES were headline DJ’s.

This year they bring in the new year in a fresh indoor/outdoor oasis (5 mins from CBD) with one of the most vibrant and positive crowds in Sydney and one of the only places where DJ’s, Dancers, Bboys and Disco heads all meet to party bonded by a love for FUNK based music in all its forms.

Check out videos, mix tapes and photos of previous events at www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

About SOUL OF SYDNEY Collective |

SOUL OF SYDNEY: Launched as a collective in 2009 as a new-years resolution between FUNK and SOUL devotees who were disenchanted with the state of music in Sydney & knew they wanted to do something to help their scene grow.

They are a grassroots independent, artist run cooperative of DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers bonded by a love of ‘FUNK’ and ‘SOUL’ based music in all its forms, a creative family working to promote and support the music they admire as well as the street culture around it in Sydney.

Inspired by recent trips to New York’s ‘Body and Soul’, LA’s ‘The Do Over’ as well as the musical ideals and legacy of some of the DJ’s, Clubs and producers who laid the foundation for HIP HOP, DISCO & HOUSE they aimed to bring their own brand of feel-good party spirit to Sydney and to showcase the DJ and Dance talent of our city.

They have sought to encourage an atmosphere where DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and Musicians meet away from the usual late night bar and club situation, something on a Sunday afternoon where dancers and DJ’s connect through music in a more relaxed and personal setting.

From humble beginnings in 2009 as a blog, they started to host a series of infamous Sunday afternoon block parties, picnics and events in various locations around Sydney by late 2011. Always keeping it fresh with a new secret location (released only to ticket holders), they have thrown parties in all kinds of interesting spaces including; public parks, carparks, laneways, rooftops, warehouse spaces, courtyards and fresh restaurant spaces around town and more recently Bondi Beach Skate Ramp for their reunion picnic 2014.

ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY

Back in 2011 SOUL OF SYDNEY collective took a chance purely as a couple of music heads on a sunny Sunday afternoon to throw a one off secret Sunday afternoon picnic. They set up turntables, and a small sound system in a park in the inner west Sydney with a simple idea to bring FEEL-GOOD FUNK & SOUL music in an environment where people had the freedom express themselves, where dancers connected with DJ’s and DJ’s had the freedom to play anything they were feeling. The idea was to try to bring something different for people who were too old for bars and clubs and way too young to give up on music in a unique kid friendly environment in park.

Inspired by the musical ideals of early DISCO, HIP HOP and HOUSE pioneers such as; David Mancuso’s The Loft (NYC), Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage, Kool Herc’s Block Parties, Ron Hardy, Grandmaster Flash and Frankie Knuckles, they wanted to throwback to the roots of those scenes with an open music policy focused dance floor expression and a more inclusive environment.

Three years on those musical ethics have not changed, still very open you can expect to hear an everything from the likes of; James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles just to name a few in a throw back to better days.

Musically you can expect DJ’s to cover some serious ground, from Afro-Beat, Funk, New York Disco, Roller Boogie jams to early Chicago House vibes, classic Hip Hop jams beyond. It is a rare situation where DJ’s have the freedom to play more of the music that inspired them, their musical ROOTS and INSPIRATIONS which they wouldn’t normally be able to play in usual bar and club sets.

SOUL OF SYDNEY are also collaborating with a host of Sydney creatives to also showcase a various street culture elements around the music. They have been working to bring many unique aspects to the events, including live street art, individual designed clothing, live hair braiding, live dance showcases by the likes of SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT, BILLY KID, EDEN STYLEZZ (Hair Braiding) just to name a few.

SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 WARM UP RADIO | Check out sounds from the DJ’s playing on the day for an idea of the kind of vibes you can expect.

Listen to Soul of Sydney Radio ! –>

SOUL OF SYDNEY LINKS:
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
www.instagram.com/soulofsydney
www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney
www.twitter.com/soulofsydney

Images of previous Soul of Sydney Secret Parties, Afternoon Jams & Picnics

SYDNEY FUNK DON, MEEM (Back to Funk Radio -2ser) releases previously unrealsed edits, mashups and remixes from 1998-2014 to celebrate 16 years | Free download


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Its been a fun-filled adventure since the very first Meem album way back in 1998, and so now its time to celebrate an incredible 16 years with a brand new compilation of previously unreleased music!

The new album unveils previously unreleased originals, edits, mashups and remixes from Meem. The compilation features long lost collaborations with Paul Mac and Mark Walton, sneaky mashups featuring Public Enemy, Prince Paul and Bahamadia, plus disco, boogie and hip-hop edits that have never before been available.

With many of these songs featuring in live sets and DJ sets over the years – this is a party for your ears.

Free album download at meem.bandcamp.com

MIX OF THE DAY: DJ Naiki (Chiefrockers) live at Soul of Sydney NYD special Jan 1 2014 | Old School Funk, Soul & Classic Hip Hop Jams




Check out some of the sounds you can expect at Soul of Sydney with this special live set, featuring Sydney’s Japanse wax assassin DJ NAIKI live in the mix for an extended set at Soul of Sydney New Years Day 2014.

1.5 hours of the finest in Soul, Funk, Rare Groove Hip Hop and Afro vibes recorded from 4pm earlier this year.

More DJ Naiki Links:

NEXT SOUL OF SYDNEY | JAN 1 2015 | FEEL-GOOD FUNK + OLD SCHOOL PARTY JAMS | HOSTED BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS & FRIENDS.

Facebook Event / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Music / Feel-Good Funk, Soul, New York Disco, Old School Hip Hop, Early House Vibes & Beyond.

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Tickets / www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

Music by Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia + Soul of Sydney-DJ’s & friends + more tba

After some amazing NYD jams and a pretty solid 2014, we are back for our forth SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD OLD SCHOOL FUNK THROWDOWN.

For everyone who made our NYD jams special the last couple of years than you know exactly what to expect. An afternoon of feel-good music and proper party vibes with some of the nicest souls on the planet.

After some pretty memorable throw-downs over the last couple of years, including;

NYD JAN 1 2012 – Parkside NYD Picnic
NYD JAN 1 2013 – Roof top NYD Block NYD
NYD JAN 1 2014 – Courtyard NYD Block Party

We are looking to celebrate the start of a new year all over again with our extended SOUL FAMILY on the funkiest dance-floor on the planet. Look out for line up and info dropping very soon.

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Tickets / www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

Soul of Sydney Secret NYD Rooftop Party – Jan 1 2013

Soul of Sydney Secret Basement Jam – March 2013

SOUL OF SYDNEY | NYD PICNIC | JAN 1 2012 @ SECRET PARK LOCATION

SOUL OF SYDNEY | NYD COURTYARD JAM – JAN 1 2014

Info / www.facebook.com/events/596459447122227

Tix / $ 5 – Early Bird | $10 – 2nd Release

Tickets / www.dashtickets.com.au/event/bzdmq47vs

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Past EVENTS!