SYDNEY SOUL, ELECTRONICA: Best Thing – Jazzlord Featuring Linda Janssen


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Just caught this blissed out down-tempo soulful cut from Sydney based producer Jazzlord Feat. Linda Janssen
Check out more dope soul releases and remixes at soundcloud

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SYDNEY SOUL & FUNK: Dojo Cuts feat. Roxie Ray – Take From Me (NEW RELEASE)


Sydney soul/funk outfit DOJO CUTS return with a super soulful second album entitled “Take From Me”, once again featuring the sizzling, smoky vocals of Miss Roxie Ray. This much anticipated follow-up to their debut full-length sees the band taking it back to the roots of soul, but at the same time giving a nod to contemporary funk. With the liner notes written by Russ Dewbury (A Night At The Jazz Rooms) and the support of the entire Daptone Records family aka Gabriel Roth, Neal Sugarman and Homer Steinwess, this Aussie outfit prepares for what is without a doubt a significant step forward in the band’s musical journey.

This is the album where all of Dojo Cuts’ experience and hard work reaches its deeply soulful zenith, with mellow moments – such as in “I’d Rather Go Blind”, “I Can Give” and title track “Take From Me”, as well as gritty straight-up funk pieces like “Mamacita”, “Sonny’s Strut” or the Marva Whitney & James Brown classic “What Do I Have To Do”. Add to that some slices of feel-good crossover soul such as in “My Lovin’ Is All About You” and first single “Easy To Come Home”, and the result is a guaranteed instant classic! The secret is out indeed, Dojo Cuts are ready to rock your world!

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Shaken <> Stirred @ the Whitehorse (Zac & Caratgold)


A new night is being hosted at the Whitehorse in Surry Hills

Downtempo, Chill sexy beats brought to you each week by myself (DJ Zac – Seattle, Sydney) and stellar guest DJ’s that play something a little different from their collections. This night is for the music lovers and a great way to hang out and still make it to work the next day (or not).

This night came from my desire to provide a weekly platform in Sydney, like I did in Seattle that offers Downtempo, Rare Grooves and Beats that you just can’t hear at the clubs on the weekend.

I would like to thank the Soul Of Sydney people for putting on the Block parties and other events. The love for music and the great friendly vibe carries on every Thursday night at the Whitehorse.

Most of you have been there or know of the space, it’s gorgeous with tons of room, great mix of people, food and a place you can chill and hear some great beats. Hope to see you all for Nick ‘Caratgold’ Gilmore (Soul of Sydney) and myself.

Check out the Facebook invite and come along. https://www.facebook.com/events/288632884548545/

This Thursday,
12 April 8-12

DJ Zac

NYC DISCO, HOUSE EVENT: JOHN MORALES, Phil Toke, Gian Arpino, Alex Dimitriadis + Soul of Sydney DJ’s


Soul Of Sydney and Our House Sydney are blessed to present one of the legends (not used lightly) of New York Disco and an early pioneer of dance music production, remixing and DJ‘ing – John Morales.

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 500 songs on his own, and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, John has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and can lay claim to being one of the originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Having worked, remixed or edited everyone from Marvin Gaye, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Fantastic Aleems, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Evelyn Thomas, Fantastic Aleems, Brass Construction, War, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra & Double Exposure just to name a few, expect John to give a FUNK & DISCO lesson covering 30+ years of the sound that shaped music as we know it today.

Local supports include Gian Arpino, Phil Toke, Alex Dimitriades, Phil Hudson & Soul of Sydney DJ’s

Special limited $15 presale tickets are available via email from either soulofsydney@gmail.com or ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au. Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more ticket info.

JOHN MORALES

In 1975 while working as a DJ in local Bronx club, John Morales realised that he wanted to lengthen the duration of some of his records. Back then the duration of most records was 3 to 4 minutes, so by using his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades, John started splicing tape for endless hours and became one the first DJ’s to create the ‘extended mix’ (or ‘remix’ in it’s original form). In doing so, he realised that he could achieve a similar outcome by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings. This formed the basis for his acclaimed (deadly) medleys. John says “I can still see the 100’s of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape”. John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ’s could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: ‘Dance and Shake Your Tambourine‘ by ‘The Universal Robot Band‘ and the classic ‘I’m Caught Up” by Inner Life. However some of his early mixes and edits, even those officially released, were and remain uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has worked for numerous acts and has been involved in the creation of over 500 songs – both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). John Morales can lay claim to being one of the most important figures in the creation of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (John Morales Edit)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/marvin-gaye-heavy-love-affair

Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin Live Rare Long M+M Long Beach 1981
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/teena-marie-i-need-your-lovin

Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/inner-life-aint-no-mountain-1

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