NYC DISCO LEGEND – JOHN MORALES (BBE Records, M+M Mixes) at SOUL OF SYDNEY | Sun Feb 19 [sold out]


We welcome NYC DISCO LEGEND JOHN MORALES (M+M MIxes, BBE Records) to SOUL OF SYDNEY for an afternoon of feel-good FUNK< SOUL, & DISCO goodness on Feb 19 for his final Australia show.

Update 18/2/22 –


2:00 – 4:00 PM – PHIL TOKE

4:00 – 5:00 – DJ MK1

5:00 – 7:00 – DJ JOHN MORALES

7:00 – CLOSE – SPARE

Hosted by Sam Hunter & SOUL PATROL dancers.

The venue has been emailed to ticket holders (please check your spam, or junk folder, and email us at with your order number if you have not got it).

Note we have SOLD OUT no DOOR SALES on the day (please don’t hassle us on email and socials). There is a WAITING LIST set up, if we do have capacity &/or tix an email will be sent to people on that.

See link below:

Join us and get down to an afternoon of feel-good FUNK, SOUL & a heavy dose of DISCO goodness hosted by one of the undisputed disco dons who brings a lifetime of musical knowledge.

SOUL OF SYDNEY ★ Feat. NYC Disco legend ★ John Morales ★ (M+M Mix Productions, BBE Records)

Sun Feb 19 | 2pm – 8:30 pm

Venue / 18+ Fully Licensed Party Space | Strictly for the LOVE

Happening at a secret DISCO DANCE-FLOOR which will be emailed to ticket holders the day before the event.


We take remixes for granted these days, but in the ’70s, a handful of DJs and engineers were literally putting the form together with their own hands. The Bronx-born DJ John Morales was one of these early splicers, making extended edits and medleys at a time when he found most tracks too short to work well in his sets. Cutting his teeth at Bob Blank’s Blank Tapes studio and gaining fans like disco über-producer Patrick Adams, Morales embedded himself in New York’s music world, and as the ’70s rolled into the ’80s, Morales grew ever more in-demand for his eminently club-ready tweaks of everyone from Hall & Oates to The Rolling Stones. Along with his partner Sergio Munzibai, he established one of the top remix brands of the era: the M&M mix. Morales spent some time out of the game over the last few decades, but in 2009, BBE released the first of three compilations of M&M mixes, which turned the spotlight back on his considerable contribution to dance music.

★ Socials –

Tix from $25.00 + (+ booking fees)


– This is a strictly LIMITED CAPACITY throw-down & an INVITE ONLY situation for our SOUL FAMILY & friend, much smaller than previous years, we wanted to take things back and do a more personal party limited.

– Once registered, a PRIVATE TICKET LINK will be EMAILED once tickets become available with all information on how to purchase tickets. Please check SPAM, JUNK & PROMOTION folders in your email client as the invite may be in there. When you get the email you will need to click through & click ‘attending’ and then click through and purchase tickets.

18+ Event | Strictly for the LOVE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams

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We are excited to see the 360 ALLSTARS high-powered show will be in Sydney in a few months & will be hosted by everyone’s favourite hype mc. MIRRAH REFLECTS.

As well as hosting our gigs over the years, MIRRAH is also a part of some amazing musical and creative projects including this dope street-circus show that has been touring the world.

The show has been seen by over 1 million people around the world & sold out everything from BROADWAY, EDINBURGH FINGE FESTIVAL & SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE.

It features everything from BEATBOXING, MC’S, BMX, BREAK DANCE, DRUMMING & more & showcases a stellar cast of World Champion and World Record-holding artists & athletes.

360 ALLSTARS is a spectacular fusion of the extraordinary artistry that emerges from street culture.
Add to this a stunning live soundtrack delivered by award-winning musicians, coupled with spectacular video projections, 360 ALLSTARS is as aurally exciting as it is visually astounding. A magnificent, colourful & astonishing expression of a generation that has reinvented the circus, 360 ALLSTARS is a revolutionary production that will leave you dizzy with excitement!

The Sydney show will be happening at RIVERSIDE THEATRE in PARRAMATTA in APRIL links below for info HERE


BLOG [audio] DJ SEB 1 at SOUL OF SYDNEY Secret NYD JAM 2023

Our brother DJ SEB 1 laying down a perfect selection of solar-powered SOUL, RARE GROOVE, R&B vibes to open up a very special afternoon of music that was our secret NYD jam on January the 1st.

Our first NYD jam in a couple of years after a few cancelled gigs.

This guy has become such a dope music selector, setting the mood for us perfectly from speak easy opening warm up to dancefloor within 60 minutes.

Music by
Shalamar This is for the lover in you
James Ingram & Quincy Jones One Hundred Ways
Bobby Caldwell Open Your Eyes
Marc Hannibal Forever Is a Long Time
Stan Getz Saudede Vem Correndo
The Main Ingredient Prove My Love To You
Alicia Keys You Don’t Know My Name
Mary Jane Girls All Night Long
The Brand New Heavies You’ve Got A Friend (Brooklyn Funk R&B Remix)
Craig David Rendezvous (Blacksmith R&B Remix)
Janet Jackson Together Again (DJ Premier 100 in a 50 Remix)
Groove Theory Tell Me (Cut-father & Joe Master Mix)
Toni Braxton You’re Making Me High ft. Foxy Brown
Babyface This Is For The Lover In You (Jon-John Mix) feat. LL Cool J, Jody Watley, Howard Hewett & Jeffrey Daniels
Lalah Hathaway Let Me Love You Bounce Club Mix ft Freckles
Mary J Blige Real Love Hiphop remix
SWV Right Here (Demolition Dub)
LSG Curious
Frankie Beverly and Maze Before I Let Go (Original)
Carrie Lucas Show Me Where You’re Coming From (Extended 12” Mix)
Whatnauts Help Is On The Way
Deni Hines It’s Alright (D-Influence Full Length)
Tina Moore Never Gonna Let You Go
Bon Garcon If You Need a Man
Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin’
Michael Jackson Remember the Time (Shash’u remix)
Michael Jackson Rock With You (Maple Syrup EDIT) (Acapella OUT)
Michael Jackson Rock With You (Masters At Work Remix)
Level 42 Starchild
Patrice Rushen Number One (Instrumental)
Bamboos Keep Me In Mind
Jack & Juke Ain’t Nobody Feat. Sharlene Hector
Nate James Give Me The Night



Wherever you are this Christmas we hope you are enjoying it with friends and family, here is a little CHRISTMAS FUNK playlist we put together a few years ago featuring holiday inspired FUNK, SOUL & HIP HOP by the likes of KURTIS BLOW, JAMES BROWN, TLC, SHARON JONES, WYCLEAF JEAN, ALOE BLACC & more.

Sydney Music: JAH TUNG – QUEEN ALPHA [2022] Reggae & Roots Vibrations

Back in 2009 we connected with JAH TUNG when we were putting together a mixtape with Sydney-based music, he sent us some music he was working on which we have had on heavy rotation since. We connected again a few years later at gigs & slowly watched him grow in his craft as a musician & artist making dope home-grown Reggae & Roots music like this release from 2019 ‘QUEEN ALPHA’.

The release performed by Jah Tung with backing vocals from Yasmin Forester Everyday Riddim is a musical homage to a connection with a rare and righteous, Ethiopian Empress.

After many interruptions over the last few years, filming for this storyboard video was delayed and reformatted until finally, we are excited to bring you this charming video to compliment the classic song and to pay tribute and respect to the beauteous Ethiopian cultures, traditions and peoples. Sending love and light to all the Ethiopian community worldwide, now and always. Unity is strength! Gratitude to all those who helped this track and video off the ground!

Follow the links below for more info from our brother JAH TUNG


We are bringing some Christmas-inspired FUNK, SOUL & R&B vibes this weekend at Tumbalong Park for the DARLING HARBOUR CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL.

It is free, open air & kid friendly, come say hello if you are in the area.

Music by



Look out for us at TUMBALONG PARK

Links & Info here

SYDNEY MUSIC: JUZZONE – Let’s Ride feat. Marcus Del Mar) [Inner Tribe Records]

We are loving this dope new release by our creative brother DJ JUZZLIKEDAT who has been releasing a stack of refined soul & jazz-infused original cuts under his musical production moniker JuzzOne.

The new cut is such a silky listen with effortless grooves, production, & polished vocals from Marcus Del Mar. Definitely the kind of sound you would expect from a dude who has spent his life digging for cuts & honing his ears.

We have seen brother DJ JUZZLIKEDAT doing his thing as a DJ for years, he was one of the main selectors who got on board & provided musical guidance to help us launch SOUL OF SYDNEY from those early days as a blog back in 2009. We used to listen to his Radio Shows, Podcasts & spent countless hours watching to his sets around Sydney, we all connected through music & it was him & a handful of others that really gave us confidence in what we were trying to do in those early years when we were just running a funk blog.  

It’s such a mad feeling to see friends and fam doing their thing in life!

This new musical project is out on Inner Tribe Records, we highly recommend checking it out & heading to the launch party this weekend.

Launch Party – This Friday |


It been dope to see our local HIP HOP bar HUSTLE & FLOW doing these dope jams around the corner from our place. If you are around, they are hosting a SUNDDELY SMOOTH SUNDAY – CHRISTMAS PARTY celebration throwing down some dope HOP HOP, FUNK & REGGAE joints.

Info at a

A Mixtape Tribute to JOYCE SIMS | Free-Style Funk to House

A tribute to 1980’s R&B singer JOYCE SIMS who sadly passed away last month aged 63. This homage is a hand-picked collection of classic jams from one of the finest voices of 1980’s R&B, freestyle, soul.

Joyce is most well known for her single Come Into My Life, which reached the top 10 in the US Billboard R&B Chart, and UK Singles Chart in 1987.

She went onto release several more tracks in the following years, such as Lifetime Love, Walk Away and Looking For a Love.

We hope you enjoy this mix remembering the music of the late JOYCE SIMS.


1. Joyce Sims – Don’t Let This Feeling die
2. Joyce Sims – it wasn’t easy
3. Joyce Sims – come into my life
4. Joyce Sims – come into my life (remix)
5. Joyce Sims – who’s crying now (club mix)
6. Joyce Sims – who’s crying now (radio mix)
7. Joyce Sims – all about love
8. Joyce Sims – crazy love
9. Joyce Sims – walk away
10. Joyce Sims – lifetime love
11. Joyce Sims – I surrender
12. Joyces Sims- all and all
13. Joyce sims – looking for a love (club version)
14. Joyce sims – here we go again
15. Joyce sims – I love you more
16. Joyce sims – walk away (house club mix)
17. Joyce sims – take caution with my heart (basement rock mix)

SYDNEY MUSIC: OYOBI feat. ANDREW BUKENYA – Shiver | OYOBI feat. BEN SEKALI – Someday (We’ll All Be Free)

It is great to finally hear the finished version of this release which features some excellent friends of ours on production & vocals. Local legends OYOBI have come together with SUNDAY SANCTUARY host (& Soul of Sydney crowd favourite) ANDREW BUKENYA for this dope release which has been released on Groove Scooter Records.

Two more unmissable OYOBI cover versions pressed to vinyl and exclusive to this 45. On one side they team up with soul vocalist BEN SEKALI for a gospel-tinged, Black Lives Matter-themed rethink of the overlooked Gap Band & Stevie Wonder tune ‘Someday (We’ll All Be Free)‘.

On the flipside, gregarious and much-loved Sydney singer (& Sunday Sanctuary) host ANDREW BUKENYA – who was one of George Benson’s back-up vocalists when he last played the Sydney Opera House – reciprocates the love Benson showed him on tour by covering the tune that propelled George Benson afresh into the British top-20 back in 1986: ‘Shiver‘.

Released on Groovescooter’s THR33-Thirty Seven imprint on 7″ vinyl.

Includes unlimited streaming of Someday / Shiver 7″ Vinyl via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

It is lovely to see such amazing music coming out of our city, check out more from everyone below: