Seminal NYC DISCO, Early House: The Boss !


The Boss Breakdown Unedited Final Mix 2004

Disco Disco Disco ! Expression running right through this classic remix.

Soul of Sydney Block Party Presents: An Afternoon with NYC Disco Legend John Morales (Sun April 1st)

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Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

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

TICKETS:

Special limited $15 tickets are available from Resident Advisor –> http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?344721

Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for tour news, mix-tapes and more 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 – Want You (John Morales Acapella Dub)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/want-you-accapella-dub-final

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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Playground Weekender Poolside Funk & Disco Mix Tape


Playground Weekender Poolside Funk & Disco Mix


Here is another special FUNK & DISCO ‘thank you’ mix put we put together for anyone who was part of the magic of Playground Weekender 2009.

‘To everyone we connected with,  shared the dance floors with & especially those rocking it pool side on Saturday morning.

Shine on you crazy diamonds & THANK YOU for the memories !

Can’t wait for next year’

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Track List

  1. Intro Barack Obama
  2. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  3. Gwen McCrae- Funky Sensation
  4. John Davis Monster Orchestra- Ain’t That Enough For You
  5. James Brown- Funky President
  6. The Commodores- Brick House
  7. Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces
  8. First Choice- Love Thang
  9. Angela Winbush- I Love You More
  10. Convertion- Lets Do It
  11. Komiko- Feel Alright
  12. Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
  13. Richard T Bear- Sunshine Hotel
  14. Lenny Williams- You Got Me Runnin (Krivit Re edit)
  15. The Salsoul Orchestra- You’re Just The Right Size
  16. The Salsoul Orchestra- Salsoul Rainbow/Obama Victory Speech
  17. Diana Ross- No One Gets The Prize
  18. Diana Ross- The Boss

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Peace

Soul Of Sydney

Feb 09

‘Change’ Makes You Want To Hustle: A Revolutionary FUNK & SOUL Tribute to The Newest Funky President….. Barack Obama [Recorded Nov 2008] by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s


With the Obama inauguration around the corner & the majority of the world already celebrating the 44th president of the United States, I though it would be a good time to share our own tribute to the nation’s first black President.

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OBAMA: Power To The People by Nubian Eagle @ Flickr

This one is a tribute mixtape by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s  & It features some of our favourite funk, soul & disco artists, including: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, Issac Hays, George Clinton, Lonnie Liston Smith, & George Benson just to name a few blended with samples from the Barrack Obama election night Speech & Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech.

Mixed by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s 

Running Time: 74 minutes

DOWNLOAD: HERE

 

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.T
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution