NEW MUSIC: Sydney duo YUM YUM just dropped their latest collaboration and it is straight FUNK dance-floor fire!


Sydney duo YUM YUM & The Brass Knuckle Band just dropped their latest collaboration and it is straight FUNK F.I.R.E!

NEW SYDNEY MUSIC: Massive respect Sydney based duo YUM YUM for keeping it FRESH! Their latest release out today & featuring Canberra’s powerhouse ‘THE BRASS KNUCKLE BAND’ along with Felix Akurangi and Patrick Antonio Torres on guitar and bass is straight FUNK FIRE just made dance-floor.

This is honestly, in our opinion one of the freshest local releases out this year and has the kind of raw FUNK energy you could expect from the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

ALPHAMAMA | Soul of Sydney Local Music Profile #013


ALPHAMAMA | Soul of Sydney Local Music Profile #013 (June 2015)

Among the vast ocean of mainstream, middle of the road personalities there stands one woman: a fearless creative force who is passionate about music, life and people.

ALPHAMAMA is not your run of the mill singer. She is a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial artist who is dedicated to growing not only her own profile, but also the urban music scene in Australia. Her sound is soulful but hard-hitting, fused with the best of reggae, funk, hip hop and the 90’s flavour she grew up with. All of these elements have been major influences on her stylings along with New Jack Swing, Jazz and World Music!

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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

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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

LIVE NEO-SOUL / The Rebirth Of Fresh / Nov 21/ Reinterpreting the work of Baby Face


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What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21

EVENT INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542871712592024/?fref=ts

#GenerationNuSoul is proud to present The Rebirth Of Fresh, an exploration through iconic music. The Rebirth Of Fresh is a new fortnightly event held at Ginger’s in Darlinghurst that sees Sydney’s freshest musicians and vocalists tap into their creative expression and push sonic boundaries as they interpret an iconic producer’s body of work. With a new producer to deconstruct each month, a different guest vocalist each week and alternating between two house bands, The Rebirth Of Fresh will take the audience on a unique trip each fortnight.

In October we launched The Rebirth Of Fresh with flare by paying tribute to and reinterpreting Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs In the Key Of Life’ double album with featured vocalists Wallace Gollan and Jeremy Gregory. November will see Tully Ryan (drums), Joel Jenkins (keys) and Eric Fortaleza (bass) putting their nu soul and jazz spin on the work of prolific R&B and pop producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.

Babyface is a 10-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own. Throughout the 90s it was close to impossible to have not heard a Babyface composition, with his impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships making an imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. To put it in perspective, Babyface has been behind over 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 42 #1’s R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1’s), and worked with the who’s who of the music world including Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, Madonna, Mariah Carey, TLC and Toni Braxton.

After a phenomenal show on November 7th with Ron E Jones, the Rebirtjh Of Fresh is back on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST with guest vocalist Glenn Lumanta!

The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface will be a night paying tribute to an icon of 90s R&B and pop by adding a heavy dose of contemporary to the mix. Think Babyface meets Robert Glasper, as the band take the audience on a aural exploration that will leave the audience yearning for more. With an entry price that’s little more than that of a cup of coffee, Sydney’s music lovers will be ensured a night of genre-defying music that delivers more of a buzz than their morning caffeine hit.

What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21

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RIP JJ Cale | Video: JJ Cale & Leon Russell at the Paradise Studios, LA 1979 (Full Concert)


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J J Cale dead at 74: Tributes paid to singer songwriter after his death from a heart attack

27 Jul 2013 14:48

The singer songwriter was a Grammy Award winner and collaborated with Eric Clapton

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FUNK, DISCO, RAP EDIT: T Ski Valley – Catch The Beat – (DJ OzYBoY 2013 Edit)


Really feeling this ‘DISCO RAP’ cut from T Ski, an absolute classic with a bit of help with a remix by by Sydney based remixer DJ OZYBOY who has been doing his thing reworking classic cuts like this since the late 80’s.

Check out more of his mixes here

P.R – Sydney Jazzed up Hip Hop Beat-making DON| Interview


PR1-600x420 Yesterday Soul Of Sydney had a chance to interview Australian Hip Hop producer, P.R (Pedram Rouz). We got to chat with him about some of his new and upcoming projects, his inspirations and advice for any aspiring producers/musicians trying to get their name out there.

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Words by ‘ATribeCalledCass’  | November 12 2012.

First of all can you tell us about how you got you into production ?

I started off fooling around with mixing and editing. In high school, I had a friend who rapped, so I downloaded a program that another friend showed me called “Cool Edit 2000”. We would download beats off the internet, then muck around and use them for tracks. At the time, all we had was a $5 computer mic and the program. I would record him rap, then edit, mix, add effects, etc, with cool edit 2000. It was so cool for us at the time. No one in high school was doing it. This was happening until about 2005, then I stumbled across a program called “Fruity Loops”, which is now called “FL Studio”. I self-taught myself to use it and messed around with it for a year or so, until about late 2006 – 2007, when I did my first proper track, which was with Israel Cruz called “My Lady”. The rest is history …

What other producers or artists do you see as inspirations?

Wow so many, I would say in terms of my music, that producers inspire me more than say rappers and singers, even though a lot of rappers and singers obviously inspire me overall. In terms of producers, I would say DJ Premier, Nujabes, 9th Wonder, Kanye West, J Dilla, Just Blaze, Hi-Tek, Statik Selektah and Alchemist are my main inspirations that have produced tracks over the years that have inspired me to produce beats myself. Until lately, I’ve always looked to Hip-Hop producers for inspiration, but as I’ve been growing musically as a producer, I’ve come to respect and draw inspiration from producers as well as composers from many other genres’ like Jazz, Classical, Electronica, and more.

Do you have a favourite musical project that you’ve worked on?

I would have to say “Introspection” has been my favourite personal solo project that I’ve worked with, even though my debut mixtape “Pre-Heated” had so many more tracks, and amazing features, and was hosted by Statik Selektah himself, it just felt so new working on “Introspection” because it was a style of music I had just started to create, which was the fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lounge and Atmospheric music. Other than that, in terms of working on projects for others, I would have to say DJ Victor Lopez’s upcoming album would have to be another favourite, because I have tracks on it with Evidence (Dilated Peoples), Bone Thugs N Harmony & Onyx, just to name a few, so that’s also very exciting and has some of my top Hip-Hop production on it.

Your music is very sample-based. How and where do you search for samples? Can you tell us about that process?

I started off downloading songs and sampling them, but I felt like so many producers were doing that and it didn’t feel so exclusive for me, so I got myself a record player, and now I collect a lot of records, dig in the crates, and sample off them mainly.

Can you give readers an insight of your personal records/music collection?

I would have to say my music collection is very diverse. I have everything from classic music to jazz music to Korean music, and many others. I discover something new everyday! And I definitely recommend people being more open minded with music, because there are so many amazing songs and genres out there.

Do you own any rare stuff you’re proud of?

Hmmm, a couple of rare records, books, even games, but nothing too crazy.

Besides a variety of samples, you also use a lot of musical influences. Are there any styles/genres you still want to experiment with?

I would love to start experimenting with classical and orchestral music. The type you hear in movie scores. Movies are definitely another path I want to take with my music. Jazz is also something I would love to experimental more with, I know I sample a lot of Jazz, but in terms of proper Jazz composition, that’s something I’d love to start learning and building towards. I’m down for anything really. Music has no limits these days.

Do you have advice for young people who want to become music producers?

Start with passion and love. Don’t go into production with the mind state of wanting to make money and becoming famous just like that. Production is a step by step process. Stay constant and productive, and from that you will see progression, and of course, get your stuff out there, example, through networking, collaborating, and anything you need to do for people to hear what you got to offer.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

2012 has honestly been my most productive year. I have progressed the most this year and have worked on the most projects this year, so expect to see a lot of (Produced By P.R) tracks coming your way.

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