SADE LIVE IN SYDNEY! + Mixtape, Live Show Recordings & Tour Updates.


ROLL CALL.. so who is getting out to the SADE concerts in December?..

We so excited that though we should start a SADE Australian Tour Mega Post where we will be sharing some of the super RARE SADE LIVE recordings, videos, interviws, tour news & of course SADE tribute mixtapes & podcasts.

Or Find it Shared on Facebook

DJ Mehdi Tribute.. RIP


DJ Mehdi, cropped from group photo

Image via Wikipedia

Just caught the news that French DJ Mehdi R.I.P son..

French electro music producer and DJ Mehdi has died overnight after he fell off the roof of his Paris house during celebrations with friends.

The hip hop star, whose real name was Mehdi Faveris-Essadi, reportedly suffered fatal injuries after the roof of his Paris home gave way, France Soir newspaper reports.

Fabrice Desprez, from the music promotion company Phunkster, told the newspaper the 34-year-old was standing on a mezzanine in his home when it collapsed, sending three people to hospital.

A representative from Mehdi’s PR company told celebrity website TMZ the gathering at Medhi’s home was held to celebrate the birthday of DJ Riton.

After news of his death began to come to light, Mehdi’s fans and collaborators took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Bob Cornelius Rifo from electro group The Bloody Beetroots tweeted: “R.I.P. Dj MEHDI. The void he has left behind is unbearable. Love you, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo.”

Groove Armada said: “One of the loveliest men I have ever met. Massive condolences to his family.”

DJ Steve Aoki tweeted: “Rest in peace to my brother forever here and in the after life djmehdi. i love u and miss u.”

The Paris Social Club posted a message on their Facebook page which said they would close their doors for one night to honour Mehdi.

“Following the death of DJ Mehdi, we have made the exceptional decision to close the club tonight. An evening of silence in honor of the artist. Thank you for not commenting on this status,” the notice said.

Medhi leaves behind his wife Fafi, who is a famous graffiti artist and former model.

Soul of Sydney Podcast #16 – Back to Basics: A tribute to The Left Rev Eugene McDaniel’s by Katalyst (katalystmusic.com.au)


Download Podcast HERE

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

Hot off the press our man local musician,producer & DJ Katalyst put together this dope podcast.

This mixtape together as a prelude to my upcoming album – DEEP IMPRESSIONS out in September.Apart from a few sneaky edits (to highlight the moments used by some of the best producers to have turned on a sampler) the tunes are as they appear on the original wax. This series is dedicated to one of my musical inspirations and heroes The Left Rev Eugene McDaniel’s who passed away 29th July 2011. If your reading this and don’t know who the great man was…… do yourself a favour and get familiar! This is Part 1…. more in the series to follow so stay tuned…

Peace

Download Podcast HERE

Stay close for the details of the upcoming Katalyst release, gig details and more mixtapes.

Check out more from Katalyst at Facebook or Soundcloud or online

Track Listing

1. Check back soon for tracklisting info or ask at fb

R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron (1949–2011) + GIL SCOTT TRIBUTE : Rare LIVE recording at Knitting Factory NYC 1999 Part #1 & Part #2


Gil Scott-Heron, (Born April 1, 1949 & Passed May 27, 2011).

R.I.P GIL SCOTT-HERON.

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

This part #1 of a rare live hour recording we through timely to share so your music fans can remember some of the musical legacy left by Gil Scott Heron.

Gill Scott Heron Live at Knitting Factory‘ 1999, Part #1

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]An extended performance at the Knitting Factory in NYC late 1999.

Part one is about an 20 minutes of his own brand of social commentary / comedy before working his way into that great music he still lives through.

(Get in touch with us at facebook for a download link or soulofsydney@gmail.com)

Gill Scott Heron Live at Knitting Factory‘ 1999, Part #2

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]Here is the second part of an extended performance at the Knitting Factory in NYC we posted yesterday.

Part two of this 2.5 hour personal show for Gil Scott. A fitting way to remember the man through a live performance of the words and music  that we will all still remember him through.

(for a download link get in touch with us at facebook)

RIP GIL SCOTT HERON

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)


[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

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)

Download Here or Here

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

——————————————————————-

Connect With Soul Of Sydney

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)


[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

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)

Download Here or Here

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

——————————————————————-

Connect With Soul Of Sydney

'HAPPY MOTHERS DAY' Mixtape Feat. Grover Washington Jr, James Brown, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Gwen McRae, Snoop Dogg, Q Tip & Tupac


Blessings to you & your loved ones, here is our selection of our Mothers Day inspired Soul & Hip Hop tunes that should go down just about right on a sunny Sunday.

“This is a man’s world, But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl”

James Brown – Man’s World

————————-

‘HAPPY MOTHERS DAY’ Mixtape Feat. Grover Washington Jr, James Brown, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Gwen McRae, Snoop Dogg, Q Tip & Tupac


Blessings to you & your loved ones, here is our selection of our Mothers Day inspired Soul & Hip Hop tunes that should go down just about right on a sunny Sunday.

“This is a man’s world, But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl”

James Brown – Man’s World

————————-

DJ Premier GURU Tribute Mix + DJ Frenzie GURU Tribute on Groove Therapy Radio Sydney


#1 DJ Frenzie Groove Therapy GURU Tribute Radio Show on 2SER 107.3 Sydney

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

It’s the usual story.. So much music and so little time. I’ve tried to cram in as much as I could in this mix. Definitely would have liked to have put more Gang Starr amongst it, but I know that there are already a heap of tribute mixes out there that cover the whole Gang Starr catalog. I hope this tribute mix gives a more rounded look at the musical career of Guru. There are a bunch of tracks he guested on, and a bunch of tracks where he put down the microphone and got behind the boards. It’s all good. Even that track with the spice girl has a place.. What more can be said? Rest in peace Guru.

Download Here

  1. Gene Harris – Listen Here [Guru Remix] (Blue Note)
  2. Choclair feat Guru – Bare Witness (Priority)
  3. MMW – Whatever Happened To Gus [Guru Remix] (Blue Note)
  4. Big L feat Guru & Sadat X – Games (Rawkus)
  5. Jon B feat Guru – Cool Relax [Remix] (550 Music)
  6. Ndea Davenport feat Guru – Bring It On [Premier & Guru Remix] (V2)
  7. Guru feat Omar – The Jazz Style (7 Grand)
  8. Gang Starr feat MOP – B.I. VS Friendship (Noo trybe)
  9. D Flame feat Guru – Universal (Eimsbush)
  10. Brand New heavies feat Gang Starr – It’s Getting Hectic (Delicious Vinyl)
  11. Dream Warriors feat Gang Starr – I’ve Lost My Ignorance [Gang Starr remix] (4th & Bway)
  12. Barrington Levy feat Guru & Jigsy King – One 4 Me (Breakaway)
  13. Tin Tin Out & Emma Bunton – What I Am [Gang Starr Remix] (VC)
  14. Group Home feat Guru – Be Like That (Replay)
  15. Masta Ace & Baldhead Slick – Conflict (Mona Hip Hop)
  16. Jigmastas feat Guru – So What [Ken Sport Remix] (So What)
  17. Slam Slam – Free Your Feelings [Gang Starr Remix] (MCA)
  18. Urban Species feat MC Sol – Listen [Guru’s Mix] (Talkin’ Loud)
  19. AG feat Gang Starr – Weed Scented (Silva Dom)
  20. Baldhead Slick & Da Click – Underground Connections (Landspeed)
  21. Digable Planets feat Guru – Borough Check (Pendulum)
  22. Guru – Look to the sun (7 Grand)
  23. Adam F feat Guru & Carl Thomas – Karma (Kaos)
  24. Bob James with Common & Guru – State Of Clarity (7 Grand)
  25. The Kreators feat Guru, Ed OG. Big Shug, Krumbsnatcha & Akrobatik – Home (Landspeed)
  26. House Of Pain feat Guru – Fed Up [Remix] (Tommy Boy)
  27. Tony Touch feat Gang Starr – The Piece Maker (Tommy Boy)
  28. Krumb Snatcha feat Guru – Incredible (D&D)
  29. Nefertiti feat Guru – No Nonsense (Mercury)
  30. Nice & Smooth – Down the Line (Rush Associated Labels)
  31. Ronny Jordan meets DJ Krush feat Guru – Season For Change [Dawn Of The Season Mix] (Nippon)
  32. De La Soul feat Guru , Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley & Pee Wee Elis – Patti Dooke (Tommy Boy)
  33. Cutthroats feat Guru – Stop Lookin’ At Me (Jive)
  34. DJ Cam feat Baldhead Slick – Espionage [Dynamic Duo Remix] (Inflamable)
  35. Lina – It’s Alright [Gang Starr Remix] (Atlantic)
  36. Gang Starr – Take A Rest [Work rest & Play Mix] (Cool Tempo)
  37. Guru feat Ndea Davenport – Trust Me (Chrysalis)
  38. Gang Starr – Jazz Thing [Instrumental] (CBS)

Download Here

——–

GROOVE THERAPY has been broadcasting since 2002, every Friday lunchtime (12pm) on radio 2SER FM, Sydney Australia.
The show is presented and mixed by Shannon Briggs (Frenzie)

Frenzie has hosted numerous radio shows on 5 different community radio stations, written articles and columns for a heap of street press publications, and been playing records up and down the east coast since the late 1980’s.

Check the podcasts here

Or catch the stow streaming here

#2 DJ Premier: Keith “Guru” Elam Tribute Mix

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

Download Here

01. Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)

02. Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
03. Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
04. Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
05. Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
06. Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
07. Gang Starr – Eulogy Continue reading

Anzac Day Musical Tribute (Feat. Marvin Gaye, John Legend, The Doors,Funkadelic,The Herd & Jedi Mind Tricks)


[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

Rudyard Kipling – Ode To Remembrance (1914)
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest We Forget
————–
[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]

ANZAC Day, April 25th marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WWI.

We though it would be fitting to select songs that pay respect to solders efforts and also help us to better understand the struggles  of a soldiers of the battle field.

The Herd – 19

Marvin Gaye – Whats Going On

John Legend-Coming Home

The Doors – Five to One

Funkadelic – March To The Witch’s Castle

Jedi Mind Tricks – Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story)

[tweetmeme source=”soulofsydney” only_single=false]