VIDEO: OBAMA & THE ROOTS ON JIMMY FALLON (SLOW JAM THE NEWS)


When Jimmy talks to the UNC audience about student loans, he decides a slow jam with President Obama and The Roots is appropriate.

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NEO-SOUL,SOUL,HIP HOP- ‘Wake Up’! The John Legend Aus Tour Mixtape By DJ Trey | Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio


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Hello folks .. This is Dj Trey here .. Just giving you a little bit of insight to my latest John LegendWake Up Everybody Mixtape! … It’s nothing too fancy, just a good mix of some of my favorite JL tracks and some of his best features and also some good remixes and live performances – all just to get you geared up for his upcoming tour. I think any hardcore JL fan will appreciate this mixtape. Even if you aren’t a major fan of his work I guarantee – if you love you some good, wholesome soul and a lil’ bit of Hip-Hop .. this will definitely get your head boppin’.

I’ve started the mix off with JL’s acapella version on ‘Rollin’ In The Deep’. The track itself is amazing and what he brings to it (on an ACAPELLA level) is just immaculate. Not only does he sound crisp and intense – there’s also a gentleness which is ironically fitting to the song. It’s a good introduction to people are unfamiliar with him and .. it’s a great rendition for people who are familiar with the original.

The mixtape goes on exploring a lot of his earlier work and a lot of album filler/B-side tracks. There is way too many Kanye features on the tape but I think that these two compliment each other too much to ignore. Especially on their latest track together – ‘Blame Game’ (I would’ve included Chris Rock‘s monologue – but it would’ve killed the vibe.. even though it’s HELL funny!) … Also on the mixtape their is some of their very first work together – the track that I first heard John Legend on – ‘Selfish’ by Slum Village. I love this track! Classic cut! I remember watching this video clip over and over and for AGES had no idea who the singer was… for that fact I never had any idea who Fonzworth Bently was (dancing around in the clip the whole damn time!) .. Only when the single ‘Used To Love U‘ dropped did I finally find out who the singer with the receding hair line was! Jkz!

Here’s the clip for you to check out:

Slum Village – Selfish Ft. Kanye West & John Legend:

There’s a lot of good features on the tape .. Common, Consequence, Mary J, Estelle, Pete Rock & CL Smooth .. I tried to get enough good features on there and still allow every song to run it’s necessary coarse. The mixtape ends with what I believe is one of his ultimate .. all time tracks .. ‘Ordinary People‘. It’s the only slow jam on the mixtape (even though he has a undeniable collection of them) .. I didn’t want there to be too many slow jams .. I wanted this to be a feel good mixtape, to really get people looking forward to his concert. I actually wanted to end the mix off with George Benson & Al Jarreau’s cover of the song .. Just because it is such a smoooooth version of the song .. and really this is one of those songs where everybody already knows the words – this version allows the music to speak for itself.

If you haven’t heard it before, it’s definitely worth a listen:

George Benson & Al Jarreau – Ordinary People:

BUT! after hearing this Live version with The Roots .. I couldn’t let this not be on the Mix .. especially because this mix is promo for the upcoming concert – this is exactly the kind of performance we can expect from the man when he arrives !! but you GOTSTA be patient for the track :p

I remember going to see John Legend live at The Metro in Sydney for just about $25 .. that was in 2004 or 2005 .. the show was AMAZING.. I barley knew any tracks (because his album hadn’t even dropped yet) .. but it was one of the BEST concerts I’ve ever been too – EVER! .. I also remember after one of his tours here .. there was an after party at Mylk (now known as Nevermind) .. I went up to him and shook his hand! Such a humble guy he was happy to talk to anyone – I really hope he’s still that guy .. we’ll have to wait till the weekend to find out!

Hope you enjoy the mix .. and if this is going to be your first time seeing John Legend live .. I hope you have same amazing experience I had way back when..

John Legend Australian Tour Mixtape By DJ Trey

1. Rollin’ In The Deep (Adele Cover) – John Legend

2. Used To Love U – John Legend

3. Let’s Get Lifted – John Legend

4. Blame Game – Kanye West Ft. John Legend & Chris Rock

5. King & Queen – Mary J Blige Ft. John Legend

6. She Don’t Have To Know – John Legend

7. Number One – John Legend Ft. Kanye West

8. Everybody Knows – John Legend

9. Little Ghetto Boy (J.Period Remix) – John Legend & The Roots Ft. Q-Tip

10. They Say – Common Ft. Kanye West & John Legend

11. Wake Up Everybody – John Legend & The Roots Ft. Melanie Fiona & Common

12. Selfish – Slum Village Ft. Kanye West & John Legend

13. Feel This Way – Consequence Ft. John Legend

14. Heaven – John Legend

15. Out Of Sight – John Legend

16. Stereo – John Legend

17. Our Generation (The Hope Of The World – J.Period Remix) – John Legend & The Roots Ft. Pete Rock & CL Smooth

18. Hard Times – John Legend & The Roots

19. It’s Over – John Legend Ft. Kanye West

20. You Are – Estelle Ft. John Legend

21. P.D.A (We Just Don’t Care) – John Legend

22. *Bonus :: Ordinary People (AMEX Unstagged Live) – John Legend & The Roots

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And if people want to find out where they can catch me playing.. I’m at:

* Marble Bar – Every Friday (Come between 7pm – 10pm for the GOOD SH*T!) ..
* You can also find me at: Sapphire (Thursdays), Greenwood (Thursdays), Trademark (Fridays), Red Room @ Hotel Chambers (Saturdays) and The Bank (Saturdays) .. Gigs and Times will vary .. BUT! .. if you ‘LIKE’ Me on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/djtrey and follow me on Twitter @djtrey_ash .. then you’ll stay up to date with where you can catch me playing.

And .. Here’s all of my links to everything ..

Website: www.djtrey.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/djtrey
Twitter:www.twitter.com/djtrey_ash

 

NEO-SOUL,SOUL,HIP HOP- ‘Wake Up’! The John Legend Aus Tour Mixtape By DJ Trey (facebook.com/djtrey)


John Legend Australian Tour Mixtape By DJ Trey

Hello folks .. This is Dj Trey here .. Just giving you a little bit of insight to my latest John Legend – Wake Up Everybody Mixtape! … It’s nothing too fancy, just a good mix of some of my favorite JL tracks and some of his best features and also some good remixes and live performances – all just to get you geared up for his upcoming tour. I think any hardcore JL fan will appreciate this mixtape. Even if you aren’t a major fan of his work I guarantee – if you love you some good, wholesome soul and a lil’ bit of Hip-Hop .. this will definitely get your head boppin’.

I’ve started the mix off with JL’s acapella version on ‘Rollin’ In The Deep’. The track itself is amazing and what he brings to it (on an ACAPELLA level) is just immaculate. Not only does he sound crisp and intense – there’s also a gentleness which is ironically fitting to the song. It’s a good introduction to people are unfamiliar with him and .. it’s a great rendition for people who are familiar with the original.

The mixtape goes on exploring a lot of his earlier work and a lot of album filler/B-side tracks. There is way too many Kanye features on the tape but I think that these two compliment each other too much to ignore. Especially on their latest track together – ‘Blame Game’ (I would’ve included Chris Rock‘s monologue – but it would’ve killed the vibe.. even though it’s HELL funny!) … Also on the mixtape their is some of their very first work together – the track that I first heard John Legend on – ‘Selfish’ by Slum Village. I love this track! Classic cut! I remember watching this video clip over and over and for AGES had no idea who the singer was… for that fact I never had any idea who Fonzworth Bently was (dancing around in the clip the whole damn time!) .. Only when the single ‘Used To Love U‘ dropped did I finally find out who the singer with the receding hair line was! Jkz!

Here’s the clip for you to check out:

Slum Village – Selfish Ft. Kanye West & John Legend:

There’s a lot of good features on the tape .. Common, Consequence, Mary J, Estelle, Pete Rock & CL Smooth .. I tried to get enough good features on there and still allow every song to run it’s necessary coarse. The mixtape ends with what I believe is one of his ultimate .. all time tracks .. ‘Ordinary People‘. It’s the only slow jam on the mixtape (even though he has a undeniable collection of them) .. I didn’t want there to be too many slow jams .. I wanted this to be a feel good mixtape, to really get people looking forward to his concert. I actually wanted to end the mix off with George Benson & Al Jarreau’s cover of the song .. Just because it is such a smoooooth version of the song .. and really this is one of those songs where everybody already knows the words – this version allows the music to speak for itself.

If you haven’t heard it before, it’s definitely worth a listen:

George Benson & Al Jarreau – Ordinary People:

BUT! after hearing this Live version with The Roots .. I couldn’t let this not be on the Mix .. especially because this mix is promo for the upcoming concert – this is exactly the kind of performance we can expect from the man when he arrives !! but you GOTSTA be patient for the track :p

I remember going to see John Legend live at The Metro in Sydney for just about $25 .. that was in 2004 or 2005 .. the show was AMAZING.. I barley knew any tracks (because his album hadn’t even dropped yet) .. but it was one of the BEST concerts I’ve ever been too – EVER! .. I also remember after one of his tours here .. there was an after party at Mylk (now known as Nevermind) .. I went up to him and shook his hand! Such a humble guy he was happy to talk to anyone – I really hope he’s still that guy .. we’ll have to wait till the weekend to find out!

Hope you enjoy the mix .. and if this is going to be your first time seeing John Legend live .. I hope you have same amazing experience I had way back when..

John Legend Australian Tour Mixtape By DJ Trey

1. Rollin’ In The Deep (Adele Cover) – John Legend

2. Used To Love U – John Legend

3. Let’s Get Lifted – John Legend

4. Blame Game – Kanye West Ft. John Legend & Chris Rock

5. King & Queen – Mary J Blige Ft. John Legend

6. She Don’t Have To Know – John Legend

7. Number One – John Legend Ft. Kanye West

8. Everybody Knows – John Legend

9. Little Ghetto Boy (J.Period Remix) – John Legend & The Roots Ft. Q-Tip

10. They Say – Common Ft. Kanye West & John Legend

11. Wake Up Everybody – John Legend & The Roots Ft. Melanie Fiona & Common

12. Selfish – Slum Village Ft. Kanye West & John Legend

13. Feel This Way – Consequence Ft. John Legend

14. Heaven – John Legend

15. Out Of Sight – John Legend

16. Stereo – John Legend

17. Our Generation (The Hope Of The World – J.Period Remix) – John Legend & The Roots Ft. Pete Rock & CL Smooth

18. Hard Times – John Legend & The Roots

19. It’s Over – John Legend Ft. Kanye West

20. You Are – Estelle Ft. John Legend

21. P.D.A (We Just Don’t Care) – John Legend

22. *Bonus :: Ordinary People (AMEX Unstagged Live) – John Legend & The Roots

And if people want to find out where they can catch me playing.. I’m at:

* Marble Bar – Every Friday (Come between 7pm – 10pm for the GOOD SH*T!) ..
* You can also find me at: Sapphire (Thursdays), Greenwood (Thursdays), Trademark (Fridays), Red Room @ Hotel Chambers (Saturdays) and The Bank (Saturdays) .. Gigs and Times will vary .. BUT! .. if you ‘LIKE’ Me on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/djtrey and follow me on Twitter @djtrey_ash .. then you’ll stay up to date with where you can catch me playing.

And .. Here’s all of my links to everything ..

Website: www.djtrey.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/djtrey
Twitter:www.twitter.com/djtrey_ash

 

Playground Weekender Poolside Funk & Disco Mix Tape


Playground Weekender Poolside Funk & Disco Mix


Here is another special FUNK & DISCO ‘thank you’ mix put we put together for anyone who was part of the magic of Playground Weekender 2009.

‘To everyone we connected with,  shared the dance floors with & especially those rocking it pool side on Saturday morning.

Shine on you crazy diamonds & THANK YOU for the memories !

Can’t wait for next year’

Download HERE

Play HERE

Permalink HERE

Track List

  1. Intro Barack Obama
  2. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  3. Gwen McCrae- Funky Sensation
  4. John Davis Monster Orchestra- Ain’t That Enough For You
  5. James Brown- Funky President
  6. The Commodores- Brick House
  7. Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces
  8. First Choice- Love Thang
  9. Angela Winbush- I Love You More
  10. Convertion- Lets Do It
  11. Komiko- Feel Alright
  12. Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
  13. Richard T Bear- Sunshine Hotel
  14. Lenny Williams- You Got Me Runnin (Krivit Re edit)
  15. The Salsoul Orchestra- You’re Just The Right Size
  16. The Salsoul Orchestra- Salsoul Rainbow/Obama Victory Speech
  17. Diana Ross- No One Gets The Prize
  18. Diana Ross- The Boss

Download HERE

Play HERE

Permalink HERE

Peace

Soul Of Sydney

Feb 09

MIXTAPE: SOUL FUNK DISCO : ‘Change’ Makes You Want To Hustle: A Revoultionary Tribute to The Funky President Barack Obama by Soul of Sydney DJ’s


With the Obama inauguration around the corner & the majority of the world already celebrating the 44th president of the United States, I though it would be a good time to share our own tribute to the nation’s first black President.

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.T
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution

‘Change’ Makes You Want To Hustle: A Revolutionary FUNK & SOUL Tribute to The Newest Funky President….. Barack Obama [Recorded Nov 2008] by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s


With the Obama inauguration around the corner & the majority of the world already celebrating the 44th president of the United States, I though it would be a good time to share our own tribute to the nation’s first black President.

black power to the people usa america obama barack flickr soul funk disco ohm collective phil toke obama tribute mix sydney

OBAMA: Power To The People by Nubian Eagle @ Flickr

This one is a tribute mixtape by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s  & It features some of our favourite funk, soul & disco artists, including: James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Roy Ayers, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, Issac Hays, George Clinton, Lonnie Liston Smith, & George Benson just to name a few blended with samples from the Barrack Obama election night Speech & Martin Luther King ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech.

Mixed by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s 

Running Time: 74 minutes

DOWNLOAD: HERE

 

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.T
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution