Also check out the new release NINA REVISITED in full below:
1. Lisa Simone – My Mama Could Sing (Intro) (1:15)
2. Lauryn Hill – Feeling Good (4:03)
3. Lauryn Hill – I’ve Got Life (7:28)
4. Lauryn Hill – Ne me quitte pas (3:45)
5. Jazmine Sullivan – Baltimore (5:03)
6. Grace – Love Me or Leave Me (4:30)
7. Usher – My Baby Just Cares for Me (3:58)
8. Mary J. Blige – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (4:17)
9. Gregory Porter – Sinnerman (6:02)
10. Common & Lalah Hathaway – We Are Young, Gifted & Black (3:23)
11. Alice Smith – I Put a Spell On You (6:39)
12. Lisa Simone – I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl (2:56)
13. Lauryn Hill – Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (7:15)
14. Lauryn Hill – Wild Is the Wind (6:44)
15. Lauryn Hill – African Mailman (Instrumental) (5:14)
16. Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (3:08)
Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder, here is a little tribute mix we put together a while back featuring some of our favourite Stevie gems right after catching him in concert back in October 2008.
A Funk, Soul and Disco Mix of Some of our Favorite Stevie Wonder Tracks,
Track List Stevie Wonder – Have A Talk With God Stevie Wonder – Pastime Paradise Stevie Wonder – Living Just Enough For The City Stevie Wonder – Superstition Stevie Wonder – You Haven’t Done Nothin’ Stevie Wonder – Ebony Eyes Stevie Wonder – Summer Soft (OHM Collective EDIT) Stevie Wonder – All Day Sucker Stevie Wonder – I Wish Stevie Wonder – That Girl Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours Stevie Wonder – Black Man Stevie Wonder – Do I Do Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder – Another Star Stevie Wonder – Confusion Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) Stevie Wonder – Part-Time Lover
Taylor McFerrin (Brainfeeder Records) heads to Sydney’s Good God Small Club to play a show for Red Bull Music Australia as part of his Australian Tour.
TAYLOR MCFERRIN TOUR DATES
Fri 13/3 – Royal Croquet Club / Adelaide Festival – Adelaide
Sat 14/3 – The Bird – Perth
Thur 19/3 – Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane
Fri 20/3 – Hugs & Kisses – Melbourne
Sat 21/3 – Goodgod – Sydney
After releasing his critically acclaimed debut album “Early Riser” on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder last year, and following a whirlwind visit to Australia in late 2014 for the inaugural Red Bull Music Academy x Boiler Room Chronicles broadcast, TaylorMcFerrinreturns to our fine island in March for a five-date national club tour, the next installment of the Red Bull Music Academy Club Night Series.
With Pitchfork describing the aforementioned LP as “Undeniablebeauty” and The Times deeming it as “A sliver of intricate, sun-dappled, jazz-soaked electronica” – expect to be blown away by the multi-instrumentalist that not only stole the hearts of Australia’s own HiatusKaiyote, but has been praised by the likes of Prince, Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Common, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Those who witnessed Taylor take the stage at last year’s event will know something special is in store – he will be delighting crowds with a solo execution of his much-praised debut album “Early Riser”, in a series of performances that are sure to go down in Red Bull Music Academy history.
Influenced by a myriad of musical styles, this genre-defying producer blends anything from 60/70s soul, to modern era hip-hop, free form jazz and electronic music. In his solo live performances, McFerrin has found a sound that seamlessly bridges musical worlds, creating something that is instantly identifiable and entirely unique to the Brooklyn-based producer.
Since creating a major buzz with his first EP, “Broken Vibes”, McFerrin has toured worldwide as a one-man show and has played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, The Big Chill, and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival. In his home base of New York City, he has performed at legendary venues like The Apollo, The Blue Note, Radio City Music Hall and The Lincoln Jazz Center opening up for artists such as Erykah Badu, The Roots, Nas, Talib Kweli and Robert Glasper.
In addition to producing and performing, Taylor has served as the head Instructor of the pioneering Beat Rockers program over the past 4 years, teaching beatboxing and musical self-expression to students who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities at the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx. A deep-rooted, unparalleled passion for creating and sharing music is a trait that is certainly conveyed in his music.
2015 has seen the national Red Bull Music Academy Club Night Series go from strength to strength, delivering England-via-Berlin musical virtuoso Clark’s full-capacity tour, followed by Stones Throw label stalwart, Madlib DJ and all-round hip hop legend J ROCCpacking out the February edition. Adding to a growing list of legendary club events, get ready to embrace the ultimate definition of heartfelt soul with production genius Taylor McFerrin.
TAYLOR MCFERRIN TOUR DATES
Fri 13/3 – Royal Croquet Club / Adelaide Festival – Adelaide
Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #89: DJ SayWhut?! – Tribute To The Diggers Mix
Time: 70 Mins
Style: Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Acid-Jazz,
DJ: DJ Say Whut?!
About the Mix:
Going out to the brave men and women who fought to bring us freedom today. A tribute to the diggers! Also going out to those who dig for funky beats and grooves in their local record stores!
Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns – A Blow For Me, A Toot To You (Space Mix)
Gangstas & Thugs – Just Another Day
Beverley Knight – Beautiful Contradiction (feat Musiq Soulchild)
Cutty Ranks – The Stopper (Mark Rae Remix)
Talib Kweli feat Vinia Mojica – The Blast
Adriana Evans – Remember The Love
Stevie Wonder – Too High
The Impressions – Whole Lot Of Good, Good Lovin
Sly & Robbie – Superthruster
Us3 – Say You Belong To Me
II D Extreme – Yummy
Family Stand – Ghetto Heaven
Orgone – I Get Lifted
Quincy Jones – We B. Dooinit (Acappella Party)
Skipworth & Turner – Thinkin About Your Love
The Dynamites feat Charles Walker – Do The Right Thing
Omar feat Angie Stone – Stylin
About Say Whut?!
After surviving a collision with a tanker truck filled with milk and toxic waste (it was a special truck) when he was just a boy, DJ SayWhut?! was in a coma for 4 years where he dreamt of nothing but cheeseburgers. When he awoke he found that he had the ability to hear lower end frequencies very clearly and could foresee what the next song was going to be chosen (in shuffle mode) on a person’s iPod from 100 yards away. The iPod was then invented 15 years later. This brought on a revelation that he should play music in some form or another. When making fart noises with his armpits wasn’t enough he decided to pick up the headphones and become a DJ.
Cutting his teeth as a breakbeat DJ in Sydney in 2004, DJ SayWhut?! has always been known to play some of the funkiest basslines in breaks – keeping it hard and bouncy yet keeping the people dancing on the floor. With residencies at Broke’n’beats @ Kink and Chinese Laundry, SayWhut?! has played to a wide variety of crowds knocking them senseless to the floor with his barrage of bassline melodies and quick mixing ability. After the breakbeat phenomenon went out of fashion, SayWhut?! looked towards more organic sounds and started playing funk, soul, disco, boogie, hip hop and R&B still staying true to that funky bassline mentality.
Catch DJ Say Whut?! playing some regular residencies around town Ravisis in Bondi, at our Soul of Sydney Block Parties & this weeks ‘History of Hip Hop’ special as part of Sydney Fringe Festival.
2SER’s popular History of Hip Hop series returns to Sydney Fringe. Stepping back in the ring for bout three, it’s East Coast versus West Coast as 2SER’s own DJ Frenzie (Groove Therapy) and the In The Red crew go up against Raine Supreme and Saywhut.
Sure they may not have the profile of Daft Punk (who does?) but Confection’s new release ‘Let’s Fall Back’ is built on precisely the same disco-funk foundations so recently exploited by the French robot-men.
‘Let’s Fall Back’ offers up more of Confection’s trademark dancefloor blueprint: old school R&B swagger, disco nostalgia and moments of unrepentant pop bursting with sweet harmonies. It’s a sound that throws back to Chic and Prelude-era disco. A REAL live original disco creation. The bass and guitar groove lock is second only to Nile and Bernard (except it’s Mikey from Van She and Confection’s own J-Man), and the piano, drums and strings are – yep, all performed beautifully by real players. Furthermore the vocals from Juanita Tippins have GENUINE soul. This isn’t re-edited/sampled NU-disco, this is sho nuff real thang supersoul disco. People aren’t supposed to make records like this anymore!!!!
Confection have flown under the radar for a while with their pure boogie-funk-stylings, but the people in the know are jumping on board – with uber trendy DJ Miguel Campbell heavily sampling ‘I’ve Gotta Thing (4 U)’ on the track ‘Boy’ from his ‘Back In Flight School’ album (on Jamie Jones & Lee Foss’ Hot Creations label).
Campbell (best known for the massive club hits ‘Something Special’ and ‘Baby I Got It’) repays the favour with a smooth and deep nu-disco rework of Let’s Fall Back. Sydney’s Toni Toni Lee’s mix is deeper still, lowdown and bumping, J Connection’s mix is superb modern boogie tip and NYC’s Reeno provides extended remixes in the classic style of 80’s M&M 12" reworks.
‘Let’s Fall Back’ is out now on One Stop Funk Shop
Bill Withers is one THE story tellers, check this short BBC live concert originally broadcast from 1973.
An absolutely beautiful
Both audio and video are as broadcast by the BBC.
00:00:00:00 Ain`t No Sunshine
00:03:18:11 Lonely Town, Lonely Street
00:09:14:16 Grandma`s Hands
00:11:40:18 Use Me
00:16:01:00 Let Me In Your Life
00:20:15:18 Lean On Me