THIS WEEKEND – PARRAMATTA NIGHTS STREET FESTIVAL feat. GANG OF BROTHERS (Live) + SOUL OF SYDNEY DJs + friends hosting Justice Stage | Sun Mar 20 – 2pm


SOUL OF SYDNEY at PARRAMATTA LANES | SUN MAR 20 – 2pm | FREE OPEN-AIR FUNK

We are honored to be able to host a stage THIS SUNDAY at this dope free open-air street festival in Parramatta.

Join us from 2pm at the JUSTICE STAGE as we host music in the laneway for our good friends at Parramatta Lanes & their new festival.

Sunday March 20 – 2pm – 8pm
Free Kid Friendly | Open Air Laneway & Street Party Vibes

Afternoon Funk, Soul, Disco & Old School Party Jams
& Beyond

Music by
Sydney 5-piece funk powerhouse
GANG OF BROTHERS (Live)

Plus
SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ‘s & friends,
DJ JOHNNY BONES,
PHIL TOKE
& maybe a guest or two.

Hosted by SAM HUNTER

w/ Positive party vibes by
SOUL PATROL Queens & DANCEKOOL.

Link
www.facebook.com/events/362283482470734
www.atparramatta.com/parramatta-nights/street-festival

Festival Map DOWNLOAD

Check out the rest of the lineup too feat. some massive acts include Jamaican queen SISTER NANCY, EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS, INNER WEST REGGAE DISCO MACHINE
& more.

Check out more here


Parramatta Nights Street Festival – Map

DISCO RAP EDIT: Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (Phil Toke Edit) – That’s Not An Edit Vol. 4


It is nice to find old music again, this is a little edit PHIL TOKE put together mainly to play at the jams, but it ended up being released at THAT’S NOT AN EDIT Vol. 4 thanks to JR Dynamite.

Check it out below HERE | https://thatsnotanedit.bandcamp.com/track/the-breaks-phil-toke-edit

Mix: PHIL TOKE at SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNUION JAM [May 23 2021) [disco, funk ,breaks]


EPISODE 386: Our resident vibe creator, DJ PHIL TOKE laying down positive party vibes at last month’s SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION JAM covering some massive musical ground with this one, dropping everything from BEAT-HEAVY B-BOY BREAKS, FUNK, HIP HOP, DISCO & even sneaking in the rocky theme, some AFRO-LATIN HOUSE vibes & some 80’s synth goodness.

Track List /
1. Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Planet Rock
2. Too Short – Blow Your Whistle (Bootleg Remix)
3. Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move (Remix)
4. Q-Tip & Michael Jackson – Brethe & Stop (Remix)
5. Gq – Lies
6. Splendor – Take Me To Your Disco (Remix)
7. Sam Jam – Dance & Chant
8. A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
9. Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame
10. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me Baby
11. Unknown – You Should Be Dancing
12. Celia Cruz & Jose Marquez – Un Bembe Pa Yemaya (Jose Marquez Remix)
13. Brian Boncher – Ritmo Celoso
14. Janet Jackson – That’s The Way Love Goes [Club Mix 12”]
15. Hankyovain – Gt (Edit)
16. Delia Renee’ – You’re Gonna Want Me Back [Remix]
17. Bill Conti – Rocky Theme / Gonna Fly Now [Edit]
18. Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama
19. Stargaze – You Can’t Have It

What an amazing party this was, it warmed the heart seeing people smile and dance again, THANK YOU to everyone who came down to the jam, we hope you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy this recording.

Peace,

Marcel Vogel – Sunday Morning GOSPEL SANCTIFIED SOUL FUNK and DISCO SET


We have always been massive fans of GOSPEL music, it was such a nice surprise to see our good friend MARCEL VOGEL put out this very special 2 hour selection of sanctified GOSPEL inspired FUNK, SOUL & DISCO warmness on his facebook page yesterday.


Check out the video below & follow him for more dope mixes, podcasts, edits and musical releases:
https://www.instagram.com/marcel.vogel/
https://soundcloud.com/marcel-vogel-dj-mixes

https://lumberjacksinhell.bandcamp.com/music

Watch via Facebook HERE & listen on SOUNDCLOUD HERE

MARCE VOGEL GOSPEL SET

Sydney Music: EDSEVEN feat. Tan Brown MGIC (Inner Tribe Records)


We are absolutly loving this new release MGIC by our brother EDSEVEN featuring the smooth vocals of New York’s TAN BROWN. The new EP is the first

Edseven has made a name for himself in Sydney as one of this finest selectors, it has been so special seeing him slowly carve our a niche globally too as a dope producer over the last few years too.

This latest EP on Inner Tribe Records is one we have been listening to & playing for a while, new cut infused with 90’s Boom-Bap & Neo-Soul Flavours and also features dope remixes by the likes of Spacek, Kid Sublime, Peret Mako.

Check out the links and more info below.

01. MGIC feat. Tan Brown
02. Heart Wars
03. I Need You To feat. Tan Brown & Phat Kat
04. I Need You To (Dancefloor Dub)

All tracks produced by Edseven.
Vocals by Tan Brown & Phat Kat.
Mixing by Peret Von Strurmer.
Mastered by Beyond June.
2021 (c) Inner Tribe Records .


Check out the links below

Podcast: Sunday Warehouse Party Mix (2012) Disco, Garage & Soulful House


Episode 385 is one we just found on an old drive. This one part of a 3 hour mix we recorded live at a very memorable Sunday afternoon warehouse party back in 2012 at good friends Surry Hills Studio.

The recording quality isn’t the best, but the vibe right that Sunday afternoon getting down to some heavy DISCO & GARAGE on that dope dancefloor.

For everyone who was there & remembers the jam THANK YOU for coming down and making it such a memorable one. We look forward to seeing everybody’s smiling faces again very soon.

Peace & Love
Soul of Sydney Fam.

Music Film: MR SOUL! DOCUMENTARY, Australian Premier presented by Groovescooter at Golden Age Cinema


Our good friends at GROOVESCOOTER are presenting the Australian Premiere of the documentary Mr. SOUL! at Golden Age Cinema this monthon the pionerring TV host Ellis Haizlip who hosted New York city’s SOUL show with an incredible mix of A-list music guests, poetry, performance and Black politics three years before SOUL TRAIN.

ABOUT /
America’s first “Black Tonight Show” was New York City’s SOUL!, with its host Ellis Haizlip ensuring the revolution would be televised! This critically acclaimed documentary features rare live performances and interviews from the likes of the legendary Al Green, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Ashford and Simpson, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Black Ivory, Bill Withers, The Last Poets, Odetta, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nikki Giovanni, Merry Clayton, Mandrill, Kool & the Gang, Toni Morrison, Stokely Carmichael, Patti LaBelle, Roberta Flack, Muhammad Ali, Sidney Poitier, and many more. Launched in 1968, SOUL! went on to be the first nationally broadcast all-Black variety show on television, merging artists from the margins with post–civil rights Black radical thought. At a time of great turmoil and social unrest in America, SOUL! became a platform for political expression and the fight for social justice. By 1973, Ellis Haizlip had produced over 130 hour-long shows featuring a dazzling array of A-list guests.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THIS FILM

From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate. Featuring Questlove, Harry Belafonte, James Baldwin, Kathleen Cleaver and many more. The soundtrack features original performances from the SOUL! series and new artists Robert Glasper performing original music score. The story unfolds with Blair Underwood as the voice of Ellis Haizlip, in a series of vignettes that are both poignant and intimate, revealing the interiority of Haizlip’s thoughts and the impetus behind Mr SOUL!.

Links:

PRINCE : Sign O’ the Times Sydney Film Screening presented by Groovescooter


We love that Sydney is slowly coming back to life after the covid hibernation. Our good friends at GROOVESCOOTER are back working their magic presenting a host of the music-related film’s this year at Golden Age Cinema from this month.

The first instalment is Prince: Sign O’ The Times Exclusive Screenings.

Check out more info below and be sure to follow their page for more dope music releases, film screenings, events killer music projects.

Screening: (Confirm date & times at links above)
Fri 6 Nov 2020
Sun 8 Nov 2020
Fri 13 Nov 2020
Sat 14 Nov 2020

PRINCE – Sign O’ the Times

Presented by Groovescooter Exclusive to Golden Age Cinema & Bar, these rare cinema screenings of this critically acclaimed concert film showcase the late PRINCE at the height of his live performance powers, and coincide with the October 2020 deluxe reissue of the album of the same name. Performing 13 numbers, music legend Prince and his band are captured in a high-energy concert film like no other. Neon signs flash above the stage – suggesting the honky-tonk district of a big city – and between numbers there are vignettes of street life. SHEILA E, BONI BOYER and CAT provide rhythmic, vocal and physical pyrotechnics, while SHEENA EASTON appears in a film within a film with U GOT THE LOOK.

In constant motion and never far from center stage, is PRINCE himself, Minnesota’s charismatic virtuoso giving the performance of a lifetime.Rarely seen on the big screen and labeled “ONE OF THE GREATEST CONCERT MOVIES EVER MADE” – alongside TALKING HEADS’ STOP MAKING SENSE (which had people dancing and singing in the aisles when Groovescooter last screened it at Golden Age) – SIGN O’ THE TIMES is an audio and visual cornucopia. Tracks like LITTLE RED CORVETTE/HOUSEQUAKE, IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND and HOT THING get dynamic workouts by a band featuring the above-mentioned stars alongside bassist LEVI SEACER Jr, guitarist MIKO WEAVER, keyboardist DOCTOR FINK and a super horn section. Alongside well-known tracks are a cover of CHARLIE PARKER’s NOW’S THE TIME and the kind of kinetic drum solo that only the legendary percussionist SHEILA E can deliver.

Groovescooter are happy to be back in the cinema after Covid19 put an abrupt stop to years of continuous music-related film screenings. We have a bunch of new docs announcing soon, if you’d like to be first in the know and be notified of giveaways, sign up to our e-news: http://eepurl.com/dS9bz

BLOG: Stevie Wonder – Can’t Put It In The Hands of Fate (2020) Political Go-Go Funk


Political Go-Go Funk inspired by African American struggle.. messages in music beautifully crafted by Stevie Wonder with a lot of help from Rapsody, Cordae, Chika & Busta Rhymes.

Check out more here at SW website
https://steviewonder.lnk.to/CPIITHOF

Check out more here at SW website
https://steviewonder.lnk.to/CPIITHOF