VIDEO: 60+ min interview with DJ Premier & Pete Rock (by DJPremierBlog.com)


Illusive is thrilled to announce the first ever Australian tour by legendary New York producer/DJ, Pete Rock. The self proclaimed Soul Brother #1 hits Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in January 2012.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock first rose to prominence as part of the hugely influential duo Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. From there, he has embarked on an unrivaled production and solo career spanning two decades, seeing him produce iconic records for Run DMC, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Ghostface Killah and Redman to name a few. He is credited as playing a major role in the merging of elements of jazz and funk into hip hop music, and has most recently been brought back into rap’s consciousness with his production on Jay-Z & Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ album (‘The Joy’).

The man has a record collection that clocks well into the 90,000s and a resume featuring the likes of ‘Down With The King’, ‘The World is Yours’, ‘Shut ‘em Down’ and ‘T.R.O.Y’. His highly acclaimed live show is a journey through the mind of one of the most influential musicians of the past few decades. Don’t miss it.

THU 5 JAN 2012 SYDNEY UPSTAIRS BERESFORD 18+
Tickets available from Moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849

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.

REGGAE, FUNK, HIP HOP, BOOGIE, Soul of Sydney Podcast #18- The Sunday Warmup Mixtape by DJ Juzzlikedat Feat.James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, MC Solar, Missy Elliot, Prince, Grandmaster Flash, Lake Side, Zapp & Roger, Evelyn Champagne King.


Warmup Mixtape

Just caught the dope mix-tape from local DJ Juzzlikedat originally put together for community radio station Skid Row FM 88.9.

He covers a fair bit of musical ground including a solid dose of Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Boogie, Disco vibes.

A broad range of artists including; James Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, MC Solar, Missy Elliot, Prince, Grandmaster Flash, Lake Side, Zapp & Roger, Evelyn Champagne King.

This musical journey takes you thru different eras and continents of black music. Mixed and scratched and highly selected for you! funk lovers
I hope you will enjoy the experience

DJ Juzzlikedat

DJ Juzzlikedat Links:

J DILLA Birthday Fund-raiser: THE GENIUS OF J DILLA Vol. 3 (Sun Feb 20,4–10pm @ Ching-a-lings)


The Main Ingredients, Grindin’ & Ay Caramba Presents:

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THE GENIUS OF J DILLA

Volume 3

Sunday 20th February

4pm – 10pm

Ching-a-lings

133 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

$10 minimum donation on the door!

Jay Dee aka J Dilla born James Dewitt Yancey, was one of the few artists whose records were bought on sight, played until digested and then discussed among fans and critics.

He kept Hip Hop relevant long after many of its greatest heroes had left it for dead, at least creatively and is often described as “your favourite producers favourite producer”. There are many talented beat makers and producers, but there will only be one J Dilla!

To commemorate the 5th anniversary of his untimely death ‘The Main Ingredients’ celebrates the music of J Dilla paying homage to the man who shaped a new sound for Hip Hop that inspired beatsmiths, MC’s and music lovers around the globe.

Shortee Blitz (UK) /

Naiki / Ology / Jonah / Shantan Wantan

Ichiban / Sonny Syah

Hosted by Kween G (KillaQueenz)

*ALL PERFORMERS ON THE NIGHT WILL BE PLAYING FOR FREE WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING DIRECTLY TO MAUREEN “MA DUKES” YANCEY, THE MOTHER OF J DILLA*

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Soul/Hip Hop: Vinia Mojica “Sands Of Time”


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A name that was to become well known in Hip Hop circles her singing debut was a cameo on Jungle Brothers “Acknowledge Your Own History”

http://ia360709.us.archive.org/1/items/JungleBrothersAcknowledgeYourOwnHistory_973/JungleBrothersAcknowledgeYourOwnHistory.mp3″
(taken from the album Done by the Forces of Nature)

Two long years later she reappeared to make her most notorious performance on this

Shortly after “Roller Skating Jam” was released she again showed up in the form of a cameo on A Tribe Called Quest‘s Low End Theory album.

http://ia360704.us.archive.org/7/items/ATribeCalledQuestVersesFromTheAbstract/ATribeCalledQuestVersesFromTheAbstract.mp3″
(“Verses From the Abstract”)

Initially released on Bobbito’s shortly lived Fruitmeat label this record was so incredibly slept on when it was released I couldn’t find one place that has it for sale today – not Discogs, not ebay, not gemm – nobody has it.  Discogs didn’t even have a listing for it.

I did see a Discogs listing for the original original version of this song that was actually a record put out by L.A. based rapper Kombo featuring Miss Mojica, but the version featured here is a different mix than the one featured on the Kombo 12″, although both are produced by Geology.

The record looks like this

http://ia360701.us.archive.org/7/items/ViniaMojicasandsOfTimeGeosQuintessentialMix/ViniaMojica.mp3″
Vinia Mojica “Sands of Time” Geo’s Qunitessential Mix @ 320

Check out Miss Vinia Mojica’s discography here.

note – She has a fan page on Facebook and posted on her wall what looks like an unreleased album dated 2005.

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Soul/Hip Hop: Vinia Mojica "Sands Of Time"


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A name that was to become well known in Hip Hop circles her singing debut was a cameo on Jungle Brothers “Acknowledge Your Own History”

http://ia360709.us.archive.org/1/items/JungleBrothersAcknowledgeYourOwnHistory_973/JungleBrothersAcknowledgeYourOwnHistory.mp3″
(taken from the album Done by the Forces of Nature)

Two long years later she reappeared to make her most notorious performance on this

Shortly after “Roller Skating Jam” was released she again showed up in the form of a cameo on A Tribe Called Quest‘s Low End Theory album.

http://ia360704.us.archive.org/7/items/ATribeCalledQuestVersesFromTheAbstract/ATribeCalledQuestVersesFromTheAbstract.mp3″
(“Verses From the Abstract”)

Initially released on Bobbito’s shortly lived Fruitmeat label this record was so incredibly slept on when it was released I couldn’t find one place that has it for sale today – not Discogs, not ebay, not gemm – nobody has it.  Discogs didn’t even have a listing for it.

I did see a Discogs listing for the original original version of this song that was actually a record put out by L.A. based rapper Kombo featuring Miss Mojica, but the version featured here is a different mix than the one featured on the Kombo 12″, although both are produced by Geology.

The record looks like this

http://ia360701.us.archive.org/7/items/ViniaMojicasandsOfTimeGeosQuintessentialMix/ViniaMojica.mp3″
Vinia Mojica “Sands of Time” Geo’s Qunitessential Mix @ 320

Check out Miss Vinia Mojica’s discography here.

note – She has a fan page on Facebook and posted on her wall what looks like an unreleased album dated 2005.

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