TOUR: Fashawn + Exile Sydney Show in June 21 @ CIVIC UNDERGROUND


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Fashawn & Exile

Thursday 21st June

Civic Underground – Sydney

Live and direct from California: critically acclaimed MC Fashawn and super producer Exile.

After initially working on Fashawn’s classic debut “Boy Meets World” in 2009 they now tour Australia together for the first time.

FASHAWN

What did you do the year you turned 21? Hip-hop prodigy Fashawn earned a spot on the cover of XXL magazine, toured the world and built a rep as one of rap’s new rising stars.

Fashawn’s debut album, “Boys Meets World” was heralded by critics and fans alike as one of the best albums of 2009 for its gritty, street-wise and intelligent rhymes. Some even compared his introductory opus to Nas’ brilliant “Illmatic.” It was enough for XXL to name Fashawn to its list of hip-hop’s best freshman.

In 2010 he toured throughout America with Wiz Khalifa, then followed that up with a Talib Kweli tour. Fashawn is also no stranger to the International Hip Hop scene touring with Dilated Peoples in 2009 and most recently Rakim in 2011.From coast to coast, and from continent to continent, everyone agreed – they weren’t seeing some fly-by-night novelty act, they were seeing one of hip-hop’s freshest new voices.

Many took notice: He worked with Grammy-winning producers Dr. Dre, DJ Khalil and Alchemist, featured on songs with J. Cole, Aloe Blacc and a handful of tomorrow’s future stars. Skateboardapparel company Etnies and urban clothing line Orisue both turned to him for endorsements. Camp Woodward, the biggest extreme sports camp in the world, recruited him to create a song/TV commercial and his hometown Fresno Grizzlies (AAA baseball) have made custom Fashawn merchandise to sell at their events. So that’s legendary hip-hop producers, international clothing lines and a pro sports franchise all wanting to be part of Team Fashawn.

With a strong hip-hop pedigree (think Rakim’s merciless rhymes plus 2pac’s outlaw spirit plus Nas’ effortless flow) and a loyal fan base of young listeners, Fashawn seems poised for the long haul.

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HIP HOP: JEAN GRAE Up Close & Personal @ Goodgod, Feat. Frenzie, MK-1 & BadEzzy (Wed 4th Dec) + FREE TICKETS


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Goodgod & Way-2-Fonky present…

JEAN GRAE (NYC) – UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AT GOODGOD!
+ FRENZIE
+ MK-1
+ BAD EZZY

THIS WED JAN 4

Rising up out of the New York underground, Jean Grae is a name that resonates with Hip Hop heads worldwide.

Since the release of her debut Attack of the Attacking Things, and her signing to Talib Kweli‘s Blacksmith Records, Jean has continued to evolve with countless platinum releases and performances on some of the biggest stages around the globe.

After numerous tours down-under sharing the stage with other Hip Hop immortals, she’s now bringing her impeccable flow and thought provoking lyrics to the intimate surrounds of Goodgod Small Club.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to witness one of Hip Hop’s finest MCs up close and personal. Capacity is limited! Early bird tickets willl not last!

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GIVEAWAY:
We have a FREE double pass to give away to the first person who emails through soulofsydney@gmail.com or shoots us a message at our face-book fan page


 

Soul of Sydney Podcast #19: Sunday Soul, Hip Hop & Funk Podcast by Michael Zac


Our good mate local producer, DJ & Electronic-Soul Music connoisseur put together this Soul, Hip Hop & Funk podcast for us (and you) just in time for the weekend & to help you wind out your work week.

Catch the Michael Zac dropping everything from Classic Soul to Soulful House gems like this and a stack more day time vibes at our Block Party Picnic (INFO HERE)

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TRACK LISTING

1. Tony! Toni! Toné! – Just me and you
2. Jill Scott – A Long Walk
3. J Dilla featuring Dwele – Dime Piece
4. Erykah Badu – Gone Baby Dont Be Long
5. D’Angelo – Smooth
6. 50 Cent – Ryder Music
7. Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push
8. Talib Kweli – In the Mood (feat. Kanye West & Roy Ayers)
9. Marvin Gaye – Right On
10. MFSB – Love Is The Message
11. Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In the Streets (Francois K Remix)
12. Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
13. Nuyorican Soul & India – Runaway

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SYDNEY SOUL PATROL: BLOCK PARTY THIS SUNDAY 4th Dec in Alexandria

Just a quick heads up on the SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY PICNIC THIS SUNDAY 4TH DEC @ ALEXANDRIA.

We have picked a Parkside location in Alexandria complete with BBQ areas and stack of grass and trees for shade etc.

We will be sending out a message later on in the week via SMS and Email on exact location but just waiting to see if the weather holds up.

WE WILL BE UPDATING OUR Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/192710300814739/

If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to soulofsydney@gmail.com in the event we do have to move the party last minute?

DJ’S playing Sunday include;

  • Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends; Including;
  • Gian Aripino & Tom Tutton (Tan Crackers Soul  Club)
  • Phil Toke, Eadie Ramia & Michael Zac (Our House DJ’s)
  • MK1 (Sounds of the Zulu Nation)
  • Ben Peterson (Tone)

A  Few points that might help you organize you day better;

  • It is a family friendly picnic first and foremost so could be a good idea really to pack an eski/ picnic basket, fruit, drinks and something to sit on etc.
  • We have a spot with a stack of grass around with plenty of room for kids, it is 5 mins from city in Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
  • We will have a basic DJ set up playing everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work. It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via soulofsydney@gmail.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
  • We are hoping to kick off by 11pm till around 6 or later depending on vibe
  • We will be waiting for the weather forecast before we make the call as it is outdoors, if it does look like it’s going to rain then we will simply move till next sunny Sunday. (We will be in touch later in the week via email and on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party so we will need your Mob. details too.)
  • If you are a local Musician, Mc, Singer, Percussionist or DJ then we are very keen to hear from you if you would like to play, especially if you down to play percussion along the Djs in an open jam vibe for Sunday. (we are hoping to get thing going as a regular Sunday afternoon local soul funk and hip hop open jam session so if your keen to be part of it let us know)
  • For local Soul music fan then we simply wants you there enjoying the music, so get a group of friends together, spread the word and come down for a day out it the park to some real music.

Thanks again for the support we have been inundated with positive feedback after the last party, will be in touch by week’s end,

Here is a clip of some of the fun from the last party a few weeks back, right after a storm when we were forced to move for shelter in a brick pit for an afternoon of classic Chicago HOUSE, SOUL, FUNK  and.. ERIC B and RAKIM!

Be sure to check for info at Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/192710300814739/

Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney needs more people like YOU!

Pray for good weather & hope to see you all on Sunday.

Peace,

Soul of Sydney and Co.

Neo-Soul: Ladi6 & Electric Wire Hustle live @ The Gaelic Club


Continuing on from their exciting summer tours including DaM-FunK, Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Mayer Hawthorne & The County and Roy AyersNiche Productions presents Ladi6 joining forces with Electric Wire Hustle for an Australian tour, April 2011.

Getting her start with seminal all-girl crew Sheelahroc, Ladi6 is New Zealand’s first lady of hip-hop. Releasing her debut solo album Time Is Not Much (produced by Fat Freddy’s Dro…p’s DJ Mu and later released by UK label BBE) in 2008, Ladi along with her musical partner/producer DJ Parks have been on a whirlwind advernture over the past 12 months including relocating to Berlin for sixty tour dates across Europe supporting the likes of Gil-Scott Heron, Masta Ace and Mayer Hawthorne.

Amongst all this touring, Ladi was busy working on her follow up offeringThe Liberation Of… which showcases her maturity as an artist and songwriter, gaining rave reviews all across New Zealand and now set for release in Australia in May. Since returning from Europe late last year, Ladi’s live show has expanded to feature dynamic New Zealand DJ/producer Julien Dyne as well as DJ Parks.

Fellow countrymen Electric Wire Hustle are one of New Zealand’s newest offerings, featuring a fresh combination of modern hip-hop, psychedelia and soul. Forming in 2007, they released their self titled debut album through BBE in 2010 as well as touring Europe and the US to make their mark and share their unique sound which features the unmistakable vocals of Mara TK who has been compared to Marvin Gaye.

Collaborating with the likes of Georgia Anne Muldrow, Steve Spacek and NZ Blues legend Billy TK on their album, EWH have also supported Shapeshifter, DaM-FunK, Talib Kweli and Peanut Butter Wolf whilst garnering a lot of support from BBC Radio 1 jocks Gilles Peterson and Benji B. Transfixing audiences with their live shows in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney last year, EWH return to Australia in 2011 with plans for a new album and more shows around the globe.

Ladi6 and Electric Wire Hustle, touring April 2011with special guests to be announced.

Show info:

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Sydney – Gaelic Club – 16th April
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

Ladi6 – The Liberation Of… available online and in all good music
stores from May 2011

 

Nina Simone – Sinnerman (1965) Vs Peter Tosh – Downpressor man (1975)


https://i0.wp.com/www.recordsale.org/cdpix/n/nina_simone-nina_-_classic_album_collection.jpgNina Simone- Sinnerman is one of Nina Simone‘s most famous songs and she recorded her definitive 10-minute-plus version on her 1965 album Pastel Blues. Simone learned the lyrics of this song in her childhood when it was used at revival meetings by her mother, a Methodist minister, to help people confess their sins. In the early days of her career during the early sixties, when she was heavily involved in the Greenwich Village scene, Simone often used the long piece to end her live performances. An earlier version of the song exists, recorded live at The Village Gate, but was never used on the 1962 Colpix album Nina at the Village Gate.

Simone’s version of Sinnerman has been sampled by Kanye West for the Talib Kweli song “Get By“, by Timbaland for the song “Oh Timbaland“, and by Felix da Housecat for Verve Record’s “Verve Remixed” series (1rst posthume music video directed by J.G Biggs). It has also been covered by 16 Horsepower on their album Folklore, and by Zegota on their self-titled 7″. French rapper Abd al-Malik sampled Simone’s version for the title track of his 2006 album “Gibraltar”. He also sampled Simone’s version of “See Line Woman” for the track “Le grand frère” from the same album.

“Sinner Man” has also been recorded as a reggae interpretation several times by the Wailers. It was first recorded by the group at Studio One in Kingston, Jamaica in early 1966; Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer shared lead vocals.

https://i2.wp.com/i.ytimg.com/vi/Uem8wVXejwg/0.jpgA different version entitled “Downpressor Man” was recorded by Peter Tosh & The Wailers in 1971 (“downpressor” meaning “oppressor” in Rastafarian vocabulary). The song featured Tosh on lead vocals and Bunny Wailer on background. An instrumental version was also released. Songwriting credit for this version is sometimes given to Tosh.

Tosh recorded the song again as “Downpresser Man” for his 1977 solo album Equal Rights and released a live recording of the song in a medley with “Equal Rights” on his 1983 album Captured Live.

The Tosh solo version was covered by Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor on her 2005 album Throw Down Your Arms, and by the skapunk band Goldfinger.

Nina Simone – Sinner Man (Original & Uncut)

Peter Tosh – Downpressor Man (1975)

Track of the Day: Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy (Tribute by Femi Kuti, Macy Gray, Nile Rogers, Roy Hargrove, D’Angelo, Positive Force, The Soultronics)


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Its been belting down rain & freezing all week in Sydney, but this dope remake paying tribute to FELA should get you a little warmer for at least 6 minutes. There is some amazing musicians doing there thing on this one; Femi Kuti, D’angelo,Roy Hargrove and Macy Gray all one one tune.

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Taken from compilation Red Hot + Riot : The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti, put out by Red Hot Organization as a fundraising tool for AIDS awareness efforts. The compilation is inspired by the works of  the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, was released by MCA on October 15, 2002 and featured more than three dozen artists on a score of tracks.

Track listing

  1. “Fela Mentality” (Intro) – Fela Kuti
  2. “Kalakuta Show” – Gift of Gab & Lateef
  3. “Interlude: Live At Kalakuta” – Fela Kuti
  4. “Shuffering & Shmiling” – Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Jorge Ben and Bilal
  5. “Interlude: Gimme Shit” – Mixmaster Mike
  6. “Water No Get Enemy” – Mixmaster Mike
  7. “Water No Get Enemy” – D’Angelo, Femi Kuti, Macy Gray and The Soultronics (featuring Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove)
  8. “Gentleman” – Me’Shell NdegéOcello & Yerba Buena (featuring Ron Blake)
  9. “Years Of Tears and Sorrow” – Common and Djelimady Tounkara
  10. “Shakara / Lady (Part One)” – Cheikh Lo
  11. “Shakara / Lady (Part Two)” – Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians and Manu Dibango
  12. “Don’t Worry About My Mouth O” (African Message) – Fela Kuti
  13. “Zombie (Part One)” – Bugz In The Attic (featuring Wunmi)
  14. “Zombie (Part Two)” – Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove
  15. “No Agreement” – Res, Tony Allen, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive Black Soul and Archie Shepp
  16. “So Be It” – Kelis
  17. “Interlude: This Is An Ashanti Proverb” – Fela Kuti
  18. “By Your Side” – Sade (Cottonbelly Remix)
  19. “Colonial Mentality” – Yerba Buena
  20. “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” – Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal (featuring Kaouding Cissoko)

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Track of the Day: Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy (Tribute by Femi Kuti, Macy Gray, Nile Rogers, Roy Hargrove, D'Angelo, Positive Force, The Soultronics)


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Its been belting down rain & freezing all week in Sydney, but this dope remake paying tribute to FELA should get you a little warmer for at least 6 minutes. There is some amazing musicians doing there thing on this one; Femi Kuti, D’angelo,Roy Hargrove and Macy Gray all one one tune.

Download

Taken from compilation Red Hot + Riot : The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti, put out by Red Hot Organization as a fundraising tool for AIDS awareness efforts. The compilation is inspired by the works of  the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, was released by MCA on October 15, 2002 and featured more than three dozen artists on a score of tracks.

Track listing

  1. “Fela Mentality” (Intro) – Fela Kuti
  2. “Kalakuta Show” – Gift of Gab & Lateef
  3. “Interlude: Live At Kalakuta” – Fela Kuti
  4. “Shuffering & Shmiling” – Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Jorge Ben and Bilal
  5. “Interlude: Gimme Shit” – Mixmaster Mike
  6. “Water No Get Enemy” – Mixmaster Mike
  7. “Water No Get Enemy” – D’Angelo, Femi Kuti, Macy Gray and The Soultronics (featuring Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove)
  8. “Gentleman” – Me’Shell NdegéOcello & Yerba Buena (featuring Ron Blake)
  9. “Years Of Tears and Sorrow” – Common and Djelimady Tounkara
  10. “Shakara / Lady (Part One)” – Cheikh Lo
  11. “Shakara / Lady (Part Two)” – Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians and Manu Dibango
  12. “Don’t Worry About My Mouth O” (African Message) – Fela Kuti
  13. “Zombie (Part One)” – Bugz In The Attic (featuring Wunmi)
  14. “Zombie (Part Two)” – Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove
  15. “No Agreement” – Res, Tony Allen, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive Black Soul and Archie Shepp
  16. “So Be It” – Kelis
  17. “Interlude: This Is An Ashanti Proverb” – Fela Kuti
  18. “By Your Side” – Sade (Cottonbelly Remix)
  19. “Colonial Mentality” – Yerba Buena
  20. “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” – Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal (featuring Kaouding Cissoko)

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