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.
– Friday September 16th @ Tonic Lounge (Sydney)
Doors Open at 9pm- $15
supported by DJ’s Mathmatics, Mike Who, Junkyard Dogs & Victor Lopez
Rob Swift knows all about evolution and its conceptual cousin, revolution—whether it’s the spontaneous kind that sparks radical change, or the vinyl-based kind that occurs at 33-1/3 revolutions – per – minute (and variations thereof). And for a cat like Swift—who has worked with everyone from Linkin Park to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Mike Patton to Herbie Hancock—truly forward-thinking, revolutionary music just seems to come naturally, and on some occasions, at a cost. DJs must adapt, and in this high-speed information era, that means expanding your scope of vision from beyond your instrument to new expressive vehicles “by any means necessary.”
Here’s where we drop the needle on some history: after years of honing his cuts on the wheels of steel under the tutelage of his older brother and father, Robert Aguilar aka Rob Swift was tapped, in 1991, by a Harlem-based DJ crew called the X-Men to join their ranks. Within a year he won the coveted DMC East Coast title and became known, worldwide, as a masterful DJ and a force to be reckoned. Even when, to avoid the obvious beef with Marvel Comics, the X-Men were compelled to change their name to the X-ecutioners, Swift (and his compatriots Roc Raida, Mista Sinista and Total Eclipse) still retained a superhero’s afterglow. Their 1997 debut album X-Pressions (Ashpodel) served notice, with dirt-funky tracks like “Word Play” making it clear that Swift the recording artist was on the rise. Five years later, the group’s first major-label debut Built From Scratch (Loud/Columbia) generated the huge hit “It’s Goin’ Down” featuring Linkin Park.
However, the freshly acquired mainstream success brought on new challenges. The pressures of compromising their creativity for the sake of living up to previous record sales, brought about artistic tension amongst the X-ecutioners. Unwilling to sacrifice his creativeness, Rob was inspired to establish himself as a soloist and break through with a series of genre-busting albums of his own (the first being 1998’s The Ablist). Sound Event (2002), his second solo effort, set the tone for his ascendant multi-faceted production style, mapping dark jeep beats (“Hip-Hop on Wax,” with Large Professor), Latin Jazz (“Salsa Scratch,” with Bob James) and ambient-electronic funk (the psychedelic “Interview with Colored Man,” with Supernatural) with the deft touch of a seasoned studio hand.
Rob continues to dominate his field to this day. For the last 2 years he has been voted into the DJ Times Top 100 DJ’s list in the USA. He has also steadily been showcasing his skills to an international audience with non-stop touring. Now it’s time for the man with the smoothest, most musical cuts in the game to return to our paret of the world.
Get ready for the return of DJ Rob Swift to the Australian shores!!!
See you on the floor for this one kids… a night of classic techno, acid house and afro inspired electronica thanks to Sydney Warehouse rockinig HAHA
Live illustrations by Paul Abstruse;
BYO / 10PM
Tickets $20 – on sale now;
It is time to not only celebrate the safe return of all our fine troops but also to raise our glasses in honour of one of our militia’s top commanders. On this night we would like to help commemorate yet another year on this fine wonderful planet for none other than Lieutenant Fernandes.
To help celebrate, our new allies, the ZULU WARRIORS have been asked to perform a unique and empowering number of their warrior chant dance numbers live in the flesh with nothing else to derive the sounds but their hand made drums and their voices to energetically get us all up on our feet wailing the night away!
WE ASSURE YOU… these warriors will set your feet on fire!
And to help us maintain the velocity of our feet on the night, our Reception Marshals have asked Lieutenant Dave Fernandes himself as well as Lieutenant Dean Dixon to take to manning the wheels of our tanks, to spin the dials of our operating systems and to pull the triggers of our anti-aircraft guns to help us light up the night in fine fashion and with an artistry of noises to have each and every single one of you beating your chests, pounding those terrifying thoughts of battle out, and reaching for that starry night sky!
After a hard day’s work, some people rush to the bottle, some the pipe. While others just turn on their speakers.
This is one for those kinds of people, my kind of people. Perfect Monday night vibes.
Bob Marly – Exodus (Bill Laswell Dub)
Also for those into African Music vibes be sure to keen an ear out for the African Film Festival fundraiser “MUSIC IS THE WEAPON’ that will showcase the amazing documentary from 1983 on FELA KUTI by the same name. The night will also feature Sydney’s own AFRO BEAT legends The Liberators play live in a rare personal tribute to some of their inspirations followed by Soul Of Sydney DJ’s & Friends paying our own special tribute with a solid dose of Afro-Beat & Afro-Funk sounds to close off the night.
Soul of Sydney Podcast #17- The Afro Funk Tribute to Fela
1. Fela Kuti – Intro
2. Fela Kuti – Gentleman
3. Fela Kuti – Water got no enemy
4. Hugh Masekela– Afro Beat Blues
5. Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat – Get Up
6. Tony Allen – Hustler
7. Fela Kuti – Everything / (Rev Al Sharpton speech at Michael Jackson’s Funeral)
8. Souljazz Orchestra – Mr President
9. Afroheat #5 – Nigerian Thang
10. James Brown – Rapp Payback (where Iz Moses)
11. Brass Construction – Movin’
12. Jerome Sydnenham & Kerri Chandler – Dj Tools – Love Drum
13. Masters At Work – Expensive
14. Martin Solveig – Mr President
A quick edit of some classic HOUSE cuts by Lil Louis just for youtube.
- Happy Anniversary 5 Magazine!! (househeadspeaks.com)
- CLASSIC CHICAGO HOUSE: Lil Louis – French Kiss (sydneyunderground.org)
In 1996, Todd Terry featuring Martha Wash & Jocelyn Brown‘s version of Keep on Jumpin reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play. This version was house oriented and the more popular of the “Keep on Jumpin'” versions, based on strength and vocal ability of Wash and Brown alone. This was the first of two back-to- back number ones o
n Dance Club Play chart for this collaboration between the three artists; their follow-up, “Something Goin’ On (In Your Soul)“, reach number one in 1997.
- 12″ promo
- A1 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s Freeze Mix) (9:00)
- A2 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s JM Mix) (8:10)
- B1 Keep On Jumpin’ (Ken Lou “Jumpin Pumpin” Mix) (6:40)
- B2 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s In-House Remix) (5:54)
- B3 Keep On Jumpin’ (Diva’s At Work Acapella) (2:25)
- 12″ Rhythm masters remixes
- A1 Keep On Jumpin’ (Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix) (6:16)
- B1 Keep On Jumpin’ (Rhythm Masters Thumpin’ Mix) (6:22)
- B2 Keep On Jumpin’ (Benji Candelario’s Key To Dub Mix) (6:09)
- 1 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s MT Freeze Radio) (4:02)
- 2 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s JM Radio One) (4:02)
- 3 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s Freeze Mix) (9:00)
- 4 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s JM Mix) (9:00)
- 5 Keep On Jumpin’ (Ken Lou “Jumpin Pumpin” Mix) (6:40)
- 6 Keep On Jumpin’ (Tee’s In-House Remix) (5:54)
There is only one Lil Louis!
Chicago based DJ and producer.
One of the most popular Chicago house producers during the late ’80s thanks to his massive club hit “French Kiss“, Lil’ Louis was also the only Chicago producer to successfully deal with the major labels; he released two albums for Epic, and only left the label at his own instigation. Born in Chicago, Louis was the son of guitarist Bobby Sims, who recorded for Chess and appeared with the psychedelic-soul unit Rotary Connection. He grew up with nine siblings and played both drums and bass as a child, then began DJing in the mid-’70s (he earned his nickname after appearances at the club River’s Edge while still in middle school). By the end of the decade he had his own club, the Future, where he began working on his editing techniques, thanks to a cassette deck and later a reel-to-reel recorder.
By the 1980s, Lil’ Louis was hosting the biggest house parties in Chicago, and he began recording his productions around that time as well. His first single “How I Feel” appeared on his own label, and he began collaborating with Marshall Jefferson on several tracks – “Seven Ways to Jack” by Hercules, Byron Stingily‘s “I Can’t Stay Away”. In 1987, his new single “French Kiss” became a local hit, then a platinum-selling international classic after being licensed to CBS and ffrr. The success triggered a major-label contract through Epic, and the release of his debut album “From the Mind of Lil’ Louis” in 1989. Charting a course across jazz-fusion and R&B as well as house, the LP was one of the best produced by any of the Chicago figures, and included session contributions from Larry Heard, Die Warzau and his own father on drums. From the album, the moody single “I Called U” became another club hit. His follow-up LP, the more stylistically unified “Journey with the Lonely”, didn’t fare as well and Lil’ Louis retired from recording for over four years, preferring instead to set up his own studio in New York and work on production with Babyface and Me’Shell Ndegeocello. He returned by collaborating with “Little” Louie Vega of Masters At Work and also worked on production for Black Magic.
More rare versions and dope write up on Lil Louis @ Hashmoder online.
- Ce Ce Rogers – Someday ( Club Mix ) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Anne Hathaway Steams Up the Set With a French Kiss (popsugar.com)
- I love Paris in the hands of Stephanie Perkins – My book thoughts on Anna and the French Kiss (qtpiepg13.wordpress.com)
- Wendy Day Talks Webbie & Lil Boosie, 360 Deals, Kreayshawn, And How Not To Get Screwed On IllSide Radio (squareonechicity.wordpress.com)
- Rhymefest Says Lil B ‘Needs a Dad,’ Rapper Responds (theboombox.com)
Murs – Bad Man
The Mighty Diamonds – Illiteracy
R.A. the RUGGED MAN MURS & 9th WONDER
Thursday 5th May The Gaelic club Sydney
For the first time under one roof are some of the finest artists in the underground, MURS & 9th Wonder and R.A. the Rugged Man. Together their careers have displayed the ability to last the test of time. With numerous albums and world tours under their belt, the combination of all of these artists on one event will ensure we get blessed with an incredible experience.
MURS & 9th Wonder
What happens when a dreadlocked, vegan rapper from LA joins forces with one of the most respected producers out of North Carolina? You get the skilful combination of Murs & 9th Wonder. Separately both artists have established themselves as veterans of the scene. Murs gained recognition for nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground, including 3 Melancholy Gypsies (3MG), Living Legends, and Felt (with Slug of Atmosphere). On the other hand, 9th Wonder’s smooth, soulful production credits read like a who’s who of the industry, having worked with established acts including Little Brother, EPMD, De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Drake, Buckshot, Destiny’s Child, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Jean Grae and plenty more.
Murs is no stranger to Australia. Having sold out shows with his previous solo tours, he has proven that his fan base stretches half way around the world and has consistently dominated the Australian stages with his high energy live shows. However, this is his first time bringing along his partner in crime, 9th Wonder, and the addition will make for an incredible combination. Together they have teamed up for a handful of collaboration albums including “Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition” (2004), “Murray’s Revenge” (2006), “Sweet Lord” (2008) and their latest project “ForNever”. Now it’s time to show Australia what the two can do together on stage.
www.mursworld.com :: www.9thwonder.com
R.A. the Rugged Man
R.A. the Rugged Man is no stranger to the scene. The Long Island, New York native has been delivering his intense style of lyricism throughout the underground since 1992. Throughout his career he’s worked with various artists including the Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Sadat X, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool G Rap, Wu-Tang Clan, Erick Sermon, Alchemist and more.
The MC, who has alluded to suffering from mental illness, has openly talked about coming from a broken home. His father was a Vietnam veteran affected by Agent Orange, his brother Maxx was born handicapped and blind, eventually dying at the age of 10, while his sister Dee Ann couldn’t walk or speak (She later died in 2007 at the age of 27).
As well as his passion for Hip Hop, RA also used to write a monthly movie column, has written three screenplays with cult horror film director Frank Henenlotter, and also recently signed a book deal that will explore his love of boxing. Last time R.A. the Rugged Man visited our shores he left audiences stunned with his energetic lyricism, and slightly grotesque, yet loveable stage show. It’s time for the big man to return!
- Producer 9th Wonder Gets Documentary Film (pitchfork.com)
Japan Earthquake Relief
Sunday 1st May 2011
Auction & Market stalls
From 11am – 3pm
@ Bondi Beach Market (Bondi Beach Public School)
Auction products will be donated by stall holders from Bondi Beach Sunday markets. Big thanks to all the stall holders for their kind donations. Plus there will be more interesting articles to be bought on the day.
After Party – Donations to the Earthquake Relief fund to be made on entry. From 4.30PM – 10PM @Bondi 88fm (143 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach), DJs and Live entertainment organised by Funkdafied all going out live on Bondi 88.0 FM. Here is the line up;
DJ’s + Live Acts Playing Include:
- The Leisure Bandits; http://www.theleisurebandits.com.au/
- Danny G Felix Project; http://www.myspace.com/dannygfelix
- Michael Wheatley; http://www.reverberation.com/michaelwheatley
- Plus more TBA
- DJ Naiki, http://www.myspace.com/djnaiki
- The Groove Merchant
- Damian Ryan
- JC, (Funkdafied)
Foods and drinks can be purchased. Japanese sake will be available at $3 a glass!!
All donations will be forwarded to Fukushima council. Supported by Bondi Markets, Bondi 88FM, Usual Suspects, Musubi and Funkdafied
Make Sure to come out and support this event!
Hats off to THE MAN Alton Miller for closing his set last night in Sydney with this classic B-Boy FUNK gem. Played as the closing track at Our House Sydney presents ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA) Sunday April 24th.
And big love to Our House Sydney and everyone else who helped put the night on, it was so good to see some real HOUSE music being played in Sydney again.
Also special thanks to Rod all the dancers for creating such a good vibe on the floor. Get in touch with Rod for all up coming HOUSE dance classes around Sydney at Ace Dance Studio, Crossover studios & Dancekool.
Original Release Info:
Label: King Records
- Our House Sydney presents ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA) Sunday April 24th (soulofsydney.wordpress.com)
- A journey into the last 20 years of House Music by Alton Miller (soulofsydney.wordpress.com)