SYDNEY SOUL WEEKENDER ON THIS WEEKEND, SET TIMES, VENUE & INFO.



Our good friends over at The Sydney Soul Weekender kick off this weekend over 3 days to celebrate all things Northern Soul with storming up-tempo classics, soulful Crossover and lush Modern played exclusively from vinyl by some of our favorite local and internal selectors.

DJS, DATES & INFO BELOW / LINK

29 August – Captain Cook Hotel, 162 Flinders Street, Surry Hills

30 August – Spectrum at the Exchange Hotel, 34 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

31 August – Hive Bar, 93 Erskineville Rd, Erskineville

No other underground music scene has survived for so long as Northern Soul. Sparked into life by young music enthusiasts in clubs of the North of England in the late 60s it is now a worldwide phenomenon with a strong foothold in Australia and Sydney. Northern Soul’s legacy as first independent dance music scene is undisputed and always remained unchanged in its values – it’s simply about having a good time dancing the night away to those records made by American Soul artists who were often as obscure as the vinyl they produced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOsLwMziqAg

Our House Sydney Presents: New York Disco Legend John Morales (NYC)


New York’s DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES will be dropping a very special Sunday afternoon DISCO, FUNK, & EARLY HOUSE set!

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

Special limited $15 presale tickets are available via email from either soulofsydney@gmail.com or ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au. Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more ticket 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)

Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (John Morales Edit)
http://soundcloud.com/john-morales/marvin-gaye-heavy-love-affair

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

www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.ourhousesydney.com

Email ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au for further information.

AUSTRALIAN DEEP TRIBAL HOUSE & ELECTRONICA: Alphatown Live Podcast


I was introduced to Alphatown collective many years back when the duo was warming up for Derrick May‘s & Biz-E on a Wednesday night at Gas Nightclub. From memory their set that night was very drum machine driven dance floor orientated techno. There sound in the studio and live shows have really emerged to incorporate the deeper & melodic shades of electronic music over the years & it inspirational to see quality music getting played and made so close to home.

Check out this Deep Tribal Inspired House & Techno set.

It was Friday the 13th and Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter were in alignment. In keeping with the general ‘vibe’ we combined some Vorheesian tones with a cameo appearance from Caleban, an extra-dimensional being who recently made our acquaintance. Enjoy!

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CLASSIC HOUSE TRIBUTE MIX: RIP Darryl Pandy & Kenny Hawkes: A Tribute Mix for NOICE!


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Darryl Pandy & Kenny Hawkes Tribute Mix for NOICE! (Episode 231)

Tracklist:
01. Nightlife – Kenny Hawkes & David Parr Remix – Skat
02. Bad Enough Acapella feat. Darryl Pandy – CZR
03. Play The Game (Extended Mix) – Kenny Hawkes, Louis Carver
04. Joy (Nightcruiserz Mix) – Darryl Pandy, Dutch Johnson
05. Love Is What You Need feat. Darryl Pandy – The Pussy Gourmets
06. Why – Kenny Hawkes, David Parr
07. Gemini – Kenny Hawkes, David Parr
08. Love Can’t Turn Around (Houseappella Mix) – Darryl Pandy
09. The Boobytrap (Serge Santiago Remix) – Kenny Hawkes
10. Undagroundiscofunk feat. Darryl Pandy (Rmx Remix) – CZR
11. Human Race (Electric Press Mix) – Kenny Hawkes, David Parr
12. Sleaze Walking (Rob Mello Edit) – Kenny Hawkes
13. Feel It/Playing No More Games (PNut Edit) – Darryl Pandy, Nerio, John Spring
14. Bad Enough feat. Darryl Pandy – CZR
15. Big Fun (Kenny Hawkes Remake) – Inner City

DEEP HOUSE, FRANCOIS K: Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun (Francois K. Remix)


I first found out about this in 2006 on the NINA SIMONE Remixed & Reimagined release, which features some amazing reworking of Nina Simone’s work but this by far is the stand out cut on the record. It is another formative remix by legendry Body & Soul NYC DJ François K.  Remixing the implausible voice Nina Simone in ‘Here Comes The Sun’ into another one of those timeless epic DEEP-House cuts he is so well known for releasing.

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DISCO, DEEP HOUSE: Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles Hallucinogenic Remix)


Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Frankie Knuckles’ Hallucinogenic MIX)

This was a classic Disco cut to begin with & when someone like Frankie Knuckles gets hold of the masters, you know its going to be a special moment in HOUSE music.  If you ask me it is also one of the finest bits of remixing work he has ever put his name to.  The man just seems to have a such a great ablity to remix R&B & Soul into a House like nobody else.
Have a look at some of the artsits he has remixed;

I am looking for this on vinyl too if anyone has it for sale please get in touch at facebook.

Ce Ce Rogers – Someday ( Club Mix )


 

Originally released in 1987, “Someday” was an inspired collaboration between the raw driving house sound of Chicago legend Marshall Jefferson and the sweet, hauntingly soulful voice of CeCe Rogers. The result was the creation of a powerful political message highlighting the need for racial harmony in apartheid South Africa. The popularity of this beautiful piece of music has seen it ranked number 3 in MixMags‘s 100 Greatest Singles of All Time.