SYDNEY MUSIC: Nardean – Nothing Matters | Sydney Spoken Word + Soul

NEW SYDNEY MUSIC: New music from Sydney Spoken-Word artist & singer NARDEAN.

Nardean blends science and spirituality in her light-hearted yet thought-provoking debut single “Nothing Matters.” Produced by Stackhat.

Video Directed & Edited: Nate Palmer Media Video Animation: Phuture


MIXTAPE: Honour Confers Your Crown – A Sade Australian Tour mix by DJ Trey [SOUL, JAZZ, FUNK, RNB]

Ease your way back into your work week with one of the smoothest SADE mixtapes out there put together by local legend DJ TREY.


1. No Ordinary Love
2. Feel No Pain
3. Somebody Already Broke My Heart
4. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
5. Your Love Is King
6. Soldier Of Love
7. Siempre Hay Esperanza
8. The Sweetest Taboo
9. Keep Looking
10. When Am I Going To Make A Living
11. Maureen
12. Kiss Of Life
13. Tar Baby
14. Cherry Pie
15. I Couldn’t Love You More
16. Turn My Back On You
17. Paradise
18. Nothing Can Come Between Us
19. Frankie’s First Affair
20. Never As Good As The First Time
21. Hang On To Your Love
22. I Will Be Your Friend
23. Smooth Operator
24. Is It A Crime (Lover’s Live)
25. ** Killer Blow


LIVE SOUL MUSIC: Sarsha Simone + DJ Trey (Soulfest) at Play Bar (Thursday Sept 17) |R and B, Future Beats, Soul,

This week our recommendation for mid week live music fix is a very special night of live soul, r&b & future beats at PLAY BAR which is presented by our good friends at STILL I RISE COLLECTIVE.

Performing live will be local soul singer SARSHA SIMONE with DJ support from DJ TREY.

What: Live Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Future Beats:
When: Thurs Sept 17 2015. 7pm – 12
Who: Sarsha Simone (Live) + DJ Trey
Where: Play Bar (72 Campbell St Surry Hills)
Tix: $10 Entry

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Blessed with a unique vocal tone that has the ability to cut through the cold and embed itself in the listener’s soul, Sarsha Simone is an exciting artist who is bringing a fresh and yet timeless take on music. The striking chantueuse’s most recent collaboration with French producer’s 20syl & Moar on “Gonna Do Me (20syl Remix)” has had close to 300,000 plays on SoundCloud since it’s release a few months ago. Sarsha has also been featured on Acclaim Magazine, Earmilk, BLACK Magazine, Grazia Italy, Hypetrak and more thanks to her soulful vocals and striking looks. Her solo single “Let’s Dance”, (prod. Marley Cassette) debuted on The Edge 96.1 last month, before being selected by Apple Music for an exclusive position on their The A-List: R&B playlist highlighting the hottest R&B of the moment. The most exciting part of all this is that it is just the beginning for Sarsha Simone as she gets ready to deliver her Vaughan meets West style and sound to the world.


NEW MUSIC: Sydney Funk Powerhouse Gang of Brothers just dropped killer new single ‘One More Round’ |

Our good friends & Sydney FUNK powerhouse ‘Gang of Brother’ just dropped their latest single
‘One More Round’ just in time for spring & the official clip features cameo appearances from a host of our favorite local breakers and dancers too.

Heavy dance-floor funk grooves with a touch of the kind of 90’s new jack swing flavour that always puts a smile on dancer’s faces. We have had this on repeat since Monday & it is already a ‘Gang of Brothers’ favorite for us, so you can be sure it will be on heavy rotation for our gigs over summer.
Check out more from these local legends below

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NEW SYDNEY SOUL MUSIC: Sarsha Simone (20SYL, DOJO CUTS) Drops New Single ‘Let’s Dance’

One of our favorite local singers, SARSHA SIMONE (of DOJO CUTS) drops her new single ‘Lets Dance’ last week and we are seriously feeling the new sound.

“Let’s Dance”the debut solo single from the intriguing Australian singer Sarsha Simone was officially released to digital last week, “Let’s Dance” has been creating buzz since,
Reaching #82 on the Australian iTunes R&B chart after it’s release over the weekend, “Let’s Dance” is one track you won’t want to sleep on as it walks the line between the edginess of electronic styles and the warmth of R&B.

The closest artist comparison would have to be the urban swank styling of Jidenna crossed with electronic favourites Disclosure. Lyrically, “Let’s Dance” contemplates the freedom and happiness people are always looking to outside sources for, when in reality the answer is within them

Check out more from one of Sydney’s finest:

New single “Let’s Dance” by @sarshasimonemusic (prod. @marleycassette)
Released through @still-i-rise-collective
IHeart Radio:

Sarsha Simone:



16441 bFresh on the scene and fresh to our ears comes smooth soulful sensation Thandi Phoenix. With a sound that is equal parts raw and enchanting, this sultry Sydney songstress is set to carve a path for herself as one of Australia’s most promising new female RnB/soul vocalists.

Following collaborations with the likes of Ta-ku, B-Wise and Coin Banks who both featured Thandi on vocal duties for their respective ‘Songs To Break Up To’/’ ‘Heads’ & ‘Tails’ EPs in 2014 – Thandi’s talent was never going to be left untapped for long.

2014 proved to be a successful year in many ways for Thandi, signed on the spot by Melbourne-based management stable Twisted Kids, playing Bluesfest as a guest for Seun & Fela Kuti’s Egypt 80, not to mention playing in between Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone at this year’s Soulfest – a dream come true. Not one to rest on her laurels, this ambitious young woman has spent the past 18 months crafting her sound; studying music and spending time in writing camps – refining a skill that comes so naturally to the talented singer/songwriter – albeit, not a passion she had always envisioned herself pursuing.

thandi promo pic for featureDuring a visit to Africa early last year, Thandi experienced an epiphany, after which she returned to Australia with a raging fire in her belly – ready to explore other avenues, resulting in a new, improved artist and version of herself.

With a debut solo EP in the pipeline, a string of collaborations with Club Feet, B-Wise and Sid Pattni in the works and a national headline tour supporting US RnB princess Tinashe on the cards, 2015 looks to be the year that will catapult Thandi into the waiting arms of the Australian public – as a sure fire one to watch.

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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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