LIVE GIG: CUMBIAMUFFIN (13 piece latin powerhouse) live at THE BASEMENT feat. DJ CMAN + SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends / Thur 27 Nov 2014 | Tix only $15 | Latin Heat, Afro-Beat & Beyond



Sydney 13 (sometime 15) piece Latin powerhouse CUMBIAMUFFIN will bring their trademark Latin vibes to THE BASEMENT on Thursday Nov 27 with DJ Support from Soul of Sydney’s own DJ CMAN + SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends

A night of afro-latin tropical funk inspired rhythms, Cumbia, Afro-Latin heat and beyond.

Tix only $15 | Info / HERE

About Cumbiamuffin /

Cumbiamuffin’s wall of sound is unstoppable on the dance floor and with the collective energy of authentic Colombian singers, this orchestra is conquering the local music scene. Put together by Colombian and Australian musicians, the project has the common vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to the Australian audiences, playing original compositions and the classics that made this genre the most popular rhythm in Latin America during the 80’s, combining elements of Reggae, Ragga and Roots from the Caribbean

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EVENT: CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT return to PLAY | Saturday 22nd February


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Sydney’s party duo DJ CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT are back and ready to thrown down another night full of fat beats… The past few times these guys have played, it has been off the hook 🙂 The tunes are awesome, the vibe is awesome and most importantly, the people are awesome.

The guys have been playing host to a stack of great nights around town, such as, “Everyday People” at the Tatler, “Good Good Music” at Cafe Lounge, plus often feature for events at the Basement, Oxford Art Factory, and Ching-A-Lings; as well as Soul of Sydney block parties, and gigs for Funkdafied, and Grindin’.

On Saturday the 22th of February 2014, SKRATCH SAT-DEE!!! welcome’s these two premium DJs, for a night of dope beats ranging from hip hop and dance floor jazz, to boogie, funk, soul, disco… Check it

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DJ CMAN – Craig Tarik Wilson BIO

Residing in Sydney, Australia; DJ CMAN has earned a reputation as a versatile go-to dance floor filler and mood creator with his infectious energy and signature ‘funky feel-good’ sets gaining him loyal fans both young and old.

CMAN has worked in the music industry for over 10 years and performed at Sydney’s most established venues and events including Home Night Club, Oxford Arts Factory, The Basement, Blue Beat, Four Seasons Hotel, The Cafe Lounge, Ching-a-Lings, the infamous Soul of Sydney Block Parties plus events for Funkdafied & Grindin’.

He has played live on numerous radio stations including 2SER and Bondi FM, and supported touring international artists such as Eric Benet, Eric Lau and DJ Sarah Love.

Outside of Sydney CMAN has rocked crowds from the VIctorian snow fields to playing internationally in both Europe and South East Asia.

The son of an ex-record shop owner, it comes as no surprise the path that he would follow. With residencies across Sydney at some of the coolest underground bars to ritzy five star hotels; CMAN’s dynamic skills, musical knowledge and versatility make him an instant crowd favourite.

Rooted heavily in Soul, Jazz and Latin music from childhood, CMAN also grew up on a steady diet of Funk, R&B and Hip Hop. Today he enjoys fusing these influences into his sets with a fine tuned ear and the ability to seamlessly transition through genres; taking patrons on a soulful journey from Funk to Bossa, Reggae to Disco, Hip Hop to Boogaloo and all things in between.

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SPECIALIST GENRES:

Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Disco, Boogie, Latin, Reggae, African, Jazz, Nu Jazz, Retro, 80′s-90′s RnB, Lounge, Chill Out.

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CURRENT RESIDENCIES:

* Soul of Sydney Block Parties (Sydney)
* The Cafe Lounge (Surry Hills)
* Martini Bar (Newtown)
* Ching-a-lings (Darlinghurst)
* Grain Bar – Four Seasons Hotel (Sydney CBD)
* ‘The Warm-Up’ Radio Skid Row 88.9FM (Inner West Community Radio)

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INTERNATIONAL / ARTISTS / FESTIVALS Support:

* ERIC LAU (UK)
* ERIC BENET (USA), R&B Grammy Nominee
* SARAH LOVE (UK), BBC Radio One & MTV Host (2011, 2012)
* LANGKAWI LIVE 2012 – ONE EARTH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 (Malaysia)
* BABYLON BEACH BAR (Langkawi, Malaysia)
* MADERFAKER (Madrid, Spain)
* PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 (on bill)

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VENUES:

OAF (Oxford Arts Factory), Home Nightclub, The Basement, Arthouse, Tank, Blue Beat, Tonka Bar (Ruby Rabbit), Ching-a-lings, Civic Hotel, The Cafe Lounge, Burdekin Hotel, Sussex Hotel, BJ’s Nightclub, Tipple Bar, Le Cartel, Gotham, The Local Taphouse (Darlinghurst), Shellbourne Hotel.

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RADIO:

Bondi FM, 2SER FM, SKID ROW FM

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JUZZLIKEDAT – Samir Samaali BIO

As a DJ represented by Soul of Sydney, and involved with the Mama Feel Good Funk Collective, Samir Samaali dedicates his Le Garage space to music, art and fashion lovers.

Le Garage crosses over as a records store, hair salon and accessories retailer as well as art gallery (and occasionally turning into a music lounge too). With a funk, hip hop & soul sensibility second to none, Juzzlikedat will keep you noddin’ with agreement that yeah, yo, it should be just like that…s’il vous plaît!

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WHEN AND WHERE
Saturday 22nd February 2014 || SKRATCH SAT-DEE!!!

PLAY BAR SYDNEY
BASEMENT 72 Campbell Street,
Lower Westsyde Surry Hills NSW

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DOORS OPEN AT 4PM
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING
HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/350550571749983

SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCKPARTY RADIO #65: Spirit of House – 90’s Vocal & Funky House Classics by DJ M (DEEP HOUSE SYDNEY, SOULFUL HOUSE SYDNEY)


Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #65: Beautiful People – Spirit of House Classic Soulful Vocal Vibes by DJ M – Feb 2013

Style: Classic Funky & Soulful House Vibes.

The mix is a throwback to better days of ‘Souful House’ with classics from the early 90’s back when DJ M first started clubbing, back when Soulful House was at its peak including abosolute seminal moments including; Beautiful People by Barbara Tucker and gems from Soulsearcher, D-train & Kings of Tomorrow.

Catch DJ M playing at one of infamous Spirit of House parties very soon,

Listen –> https://soundcloud.com/soulofsydney/soul-of-sydney-blockparty-9

Sound Cloud Link:

www.soundcloud.com/dj-m-mikey/

SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY RADIO!
BAD-ARSE BOOGIE, SOUL, DISCO, HIP HOP & AFRO-BEAT & EARLY HOUSE VIBES FOR LOVERS OF FUNK IN ALL ITS FORMS.

Hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends from our extended ‘Soul-Family’

Streaming on demand 24/7 at @soulofsydney.
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty

Follow us for Mix-tapes, Secret Block Party, Park Jams & Warehouse Party info

– facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty
– facebook.com/soulofsydney
– soulofsydney.org
– soulofsydney.org/blockparty
– soulofsydney@gmail.com
– twitter.com/soulofsydney
– @soulofsydney
– instagram/soulofsydney

Email us soulofsydney@gmail.com for tracklisting, download links or to have your mixes featured.

For Bookings for any DJ’s you hear in these mixes or at our events just get in touch;

Email- soulofsydney@gmail.com.
Fb – facebook.com/soulofsydney

 

Soul of Sydney Blockparty Boom-Box Radio: Strictly BAD-ARSE ‘FUNK’ mixtapes & beyond, Hosted by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & friends


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We are proud to be launching ‘Soul of Sydney Block Party Boom-Box Radio’, our home for the 100+ mixtapes, podcasts and live recordings hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends

Pushing Quality Black Music in all its forms from Afro-beat, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Disco, Deep House & Beyond…

Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

AUDIO; SOUL,FUNK, AFRO-BEAT | The Impellers – This Is Not A Drill Album (Mocambo & Légère Recordings)


https://soulofsydney.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/the2bimpellers2b-2bthis2bis2bnot2ba2bdrill.jpg?w=300A mixed preview of The Impellers 2nd album ‘This Is Not A Drill’
“There are so many bands who inevitably go back to the root but are not always successful in providing the organic fruit, I feel you guys are an exception”
Da Buzzboy Fitzroy, Solar FM

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The Impellers are a 10 piece powerhouse, bringing pounding instrumental tracks, lyrically strong vocal tracks and, new for the 2nd album, a sweet, sweet ballad. New recordings, scheduled for release in early 2012 on the powerhouse labels that are Mocambo Records and Legere Recordings, bring together influences including soul, deep funk, latin and afrobeats, hip hop production, and includes funk re-versions of instantly recognisable tracks by Kaiser Chiefs and The Ting Tings.

The Impellers first full album ‘Robot Legs’ was released on UK independent label Freestyle Records. Since its release in 2009, the band have been busy touring across the UK, Netherlands, Spain, France and elsewhere. They have shared stages with some of the finest funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz and scratch DJ talent from around the world. Their ever-expanding CV includes shows with Marva Whitney, Breakestra, James Taylor Quartet, The Bamboos, Lack of Afro, Kid Koala, Hexstatic, Mr Thing (The Scratch Perverts),
DJ Bizznizz (UK DMC Championships winner),
DJ Vadim, Speedometer, Polar Bear,
Part Time Heroes and The Nextmen. The band also played live sessions on the BBC in the UK and were recruited by renowned DJ and promoter Adrian Gibson to play a live mix of tracks from the seminal ‘Ultimate Breaks & Beats‘ records – 55 classic breaks in a killer hour-and-a-half live set!!

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Reaction to The Impellers debut album, ‘Robot Legs’:

“Really great….really enjoyed that”
Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

“Peppered with potential future classics”
Snowboy

“Another cracking piece of modern funk”
Craig Charles, BBC 6Music

“Superb – easily the best new funk tracks I’ve heard since Baby Charles; these guys have the potential to be even better!”
Ian Wright (Deep Funk DJ, collector and album compiler)

“The Impellers deliver proper new deep funk, ‘Robot Legs’ is heavily recommended – one of the best of Freestyle Records’ new acts”
Nick (Record Kicks)

“A fine debut … superior modern day funk”
Soul Brother Records

“One of the fullest sounding, as well as freshest releases on the funk scene that I’ve heard in a very long while!”
Mr Double Down, The Hook & Sling (leading UK funk blog)

“Always going to be a hit”
BN1 Magazine, Brighton

CLASSIC MIXTAPE: DJ SPINNA Live on wps1.org Radio (July 2004) (soul, funk, hip hop, disco, house)


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DJ Spinna (Photo credit: Passetti)

DJ Spinna 2 Hours live session on WPS1 webradio. The mix is in 2 parts.

PART 1 –

PART 2 –

TIME: 2 HOURS

STYLES: FUNK, AFROBEAT, DISCO, HIP HOP & HOUSE

AUDIO: Departure Lounge Radio Afro-Funk Special feat. El Chino, The Liberators and Soul of Sydney DJ Phil Toke


Departure Lounge Radio: Afrobeat Alert!

Flight 1510 featuring Sydney’s Afrobeat crew the The Liberators and Soul of Sydney DJ Phil Toke in to have a chat about the upcoming  all things afrobeat in Sydney including The African Film Festival & Musical Showcases.

Sydney Afro-Beat BandThe Liberators on Departure Lounge Radio

Sydney Afro-Beat BandThe Liberators on Departure Lounge Radio

Flight 1510  Playlist

Elchinos’ Pre Switch On Take Off Set

  1. Light Summer Dress/Music of Ma(George Sheridan mx)
  2. Crystalilise/Elizabeth Rose
  3. Manhattan Bound/Briana Cowlishaw/BC218
  4. Blossom Tree/Zara McFarlane/Brownswood

Afrobeats Selection (The Liberators, Interview)

  1. African Rhythms/Oneness of Juju/Black Fire
  2. Buy Africa/Fela Kuti/Makossa
  3. Ade/Xalam/Senegal
  4. Bulletproof/The Liberators/Record Kicks
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  5. Monkeyface/The Liberators/Record Kicks
  6. Give It UP,Turn it Loose/The Daktaris/Desco
  7. Ta Lega/Zeca do Trombone and Roberto Sax
  8. Cascavel/Antonio Adolfo

Friends As DJs Series Phil Toke (The Soul Of Sydney DJ’s)

  1. Opposite People/Fela Kuti
  2. Everything/Fela Kuti
  3. Expesive Shit/Fela Kuti
  4. Nigerian Thing/Disco Re-edit
  5. Boogie Woogie/Fatback Band
  6. The Midas touch/Nightlife
  7. Could Heaven Be Like This/Idris Muhummad
  8. Rising To The Top/Keni Burke
  9. Fantasy/Earth, Wind and Fire
  10. Victory ‘83/Mass Production

Fela Kuti: Music is The Weapon, Film Screening & Tribute Night (Oct 27)

The series will kick off with a night that is a distinctive compliment to the gift of Nigerian Activist, Political maverick & God-Father of Afro-Beat Fela Anikulapo Kuti. We will be screening the definitive documentary “Fela: Music Is the Weapon” as an introduction to Fela’s dogmatic ideas, political movement & immense contribution to African Music,

This will be followed by a special show by Sydney own Afro-Beat power-house collective The Liberators and closing the night will be Soul of Sydney DJ’s with a rare Afro-Beat, Afro-Funk tribute homage to the likes of Fela Kuti (of course), Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela, Antibalas, TV On The Radio, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Kola Ogunkoya, Sonny Okosun, King Sunny Ade, Ray Lema & Manu Dibango just to name a few.

Tickets are a kick ass $10 at the door for a film, funk gig and an awesome line up of djs.

DEPARTURE LOUNGE RADIO

SATURDAYS 5-5PM

Streaming HERE

El Chino is a well known Sydney DJ and music aficionado who spent some time wandering the globe, crate digging and developing his repertoire for what was to become the smoothest flight on the 2SER roster dropping everything from New-Jazz, Afro Beat, Disco & Hip Hop.