DEEP HOUSE EVENT: Recloose (Rush House/Planet E) on This Friday (23rd Aug) @ Good God | MIXTAPE Recloose Warm Up Podcast by Edseven (Lioness Presents)


NEW PODCAST: The Recloose Warm Up by Edseven : Deep 4/4 Goodness, House & Broken Beats (Lioness Presents)

Our good mate Edseven (Lioness Presents) from mighty underground warehouse party posse Lioness just sent me this dope mix from the archive as warm up for the Recloose gig this Friday.

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It features a stack of the spaced out Detroit inspired 4/4 flavors & broken beat goodness you can expect to hear him throwing down for the warm up at this weekends Recloose (Planet E, Rush Hour) gig. It includes cuts by Andres, Braxton Holmes, Mark Grant, XXXY, Oriol, Simbad, Ossie, Zed Bias, I Cube, Bugz in the Attic just to name a few.
CATCH RECLOOSE (Planet E, Rush Hour) THIS FRIDAY (23rd Sept 2013) @ Good God Small Club (Liverpool St City) along side

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Catch Edseven playing at his own Lioness Warehouse Parties, Club nights & of course as one of the regular DJ’s throwing down the goodness at our Soul of Sydney / Spirit of House parties.

Lioness presents…
Recloose (Rush Hour / Delusions of Grandeur / Planet E)
Inkswel (Firecracker / Hot Shot Sounds)

plus residents…
Henry Compton
Fred Tectonic

Friday 23rd August 2013
11pm – late

55 Liverpool St.

Advance cheap tickets via…

After a string of unforgettable warehouse parties featuring the likes of Funkineven, Linkwood, Mark de Clive-LoweSteve Spacek and Raf Daddy, Lioness Presents is venturing inside, spending a winters night deep and warm within the surrounds of the Goodgod Danceteria.

Flying in to join us is Detroit native RECLOOSE (Rush Hour / Delusions of Grandeur / Planet E).

A mighty fine DJ with 15 years of international gigs and celebrated productions under his belt, Recloose sprang to fame via his soulful-future-funk releases on Carl Craig’s Planet E label. Following LP releases on both Peacefrog and Sonar Kollektiv he has since found a home at Rush Hour, unleashing a solid run of dancefloor 12’s spanning House, funk, disco and techno vibes. The past couple of months have seen Recloose heating up floors around the world, with his visit to Sydney rounding off a tour that has included Plastic People (LDN), Panoroma Bar (BLN) & Do Over (LA).

“Pure gold.” PITCHFORK

“Recloose is the grain of sand from the beach that is somehow still in your hair after you shower. It is music at its greatest, with a real focus on melody, measure, and mood.” URB

“(Recloose) lies at the intersection of several scenes bubbling up around electronic dance: moody techno; the half-programmed, half-live sound of broken beat; the computer-processed turntablism of Prefuse 73; even synth-heavy jazz from the late ’70s and early ’80s (later borrowed by Chicago househeads like Larry Heard).” ALL MUSIC

Also joining the party is original Lioness fam INKSWEL, a master of 80’s drum machine boogie and all that good future soul stuff. The Melbourne resident has a lovely set of records forthcoming. Labels like Firecracker, Dopeness Galore and Faces are all queuing up to get their hands on his p-funk synth joints. Mosca, Erol Alkan, Mr Beatnik and Ruf Dug have all found space in recent sets for some of his jams. If that’s not enough, he also finds time to run Hot Shot Sounds, a young vinyl only imprint showcasing the likes of Freekwency & Nite Class.

Lioness residents Edseven, Henry Compton and Fred Tectonic fill in the gaps, join the dots and generally play great old and new records to keep the vibe moving.

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Soul of Sydney #62: Waajeed Warm Up Mix by Edseven: Cosmic Beats, Breaks & Detroit Goodness!

Our good mate Edseven from mighty underground warehouse posse LIONESS just sent this dope mix from the archive.

It features a stack of the beats, breaks and spaced out electronic flavors you can expect to hear him throwing down for the warm up at this weekends Waajeed gig.

As usual the mix covered some serious ground, with some hip hop, cosmic beat vibes and some Detroit electronic goodness.


Catch Waajeed playing this Friday at Soda Factory with local support from JC, Edseven, DJ Saywhut & Frenzie

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1] Frank N Dank – Hit it (skit)
2] Shawn J Period – Journeys End
3] Dj Spinna – Dillagence
4] J Dilla – Two Can Win
5] Carly Simon – Why (extended instrumental)
6] Electric Wire Hustle – Perception
7] A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics to Go
8] Dabrye – Smoking the Edge
9] ViBesquad – Swivel
10] Waajeed – Jeedo Suave
11] Edseven – Pigeon Clap
12] Frank N Dank – Spitkicker (Daz I Kue remix)
13] Soulphiction – I Just Wait (radio edit)
14] Lee Fields & the Explorers – Get on The Good Foot (instrumental)
15] Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar (How to make it in America)
16] Johnson & Jonson – Wow!
17] O.boogie – Paper Chaser (Tom Trago remix)
18] Mos Def – Quiet Dog Bite Hard
19] Mr Scruff – Noodles
20] Soulphiction – Make it Slow
21] Cersaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig Mix)
22] Soho – Hot Music
23] Floating Points – Truly
24] Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw cuts #5
25] Soulphiction – Jump Off the Bandwaggon
26] Mos Def – Umi Says.


The official full album stream of the new J DILLA album “REBIRTH OF DETROIT”
Label: Ruff Draft Records
Copyright © 2012 Yancey Media Group, LLC
Publishing: B.B.D.S Publishing


1. “The New Installment” (Intro)
2. “Detroit Madness” with Ronnie Euro (Phat Kat)
3. “Big Thangs” with Esham
4. “Ride With It” with Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz
5. “Say My Name” with LaPeace, Moe Dirdee and Seven The General
6. “Detroit Game” with Chuck Inglish (Cool Kids) and Boldy James
7. “Feel this Shit” with KetchPhraze
8. “City of Boom” with Loe Louis and Beej
9. “Let’s Pray Together” with Amp Fiddler
10. “Requiem” with Allan Barnes (The Blackbyrds)
11. “Do It Right” with Fat Ray, VStylez and Soul Man (A.W.O.L.)
12. “My Victory” with Boldy James
13. “Rebirth is Necessary” with Tone Plummer and Mr. Wrong
14. “DILLATROIT” with Supa Emcee, Nick Speed and Guilty Simpson
15. “Center of The Movement” with 5ELA ft. Pierre Anthony
16. “Pitfalls” with Fat Ray, LaPeace and Loe Louis
17. “Do It For Dilla Dawg” with Illa J and Frank Nitt (Cake Boys)
18. “Jay Dee’s Revenge” with Danny Brown ft. Dj Dez
19. “Motor City Twirl” with Corey Sparks and Beej
20. “House Shoes Was Spinnin” with Quelle Chris
21. “The Best That Ever Did It” with John C and Allan Barnes (The Blackbyrds)


Release/catalogue number: RDR0002
Release date: Jun 12, 2012

THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE presents: Black Christmas ‘James Brown Tribute’ Feat James Locksmith (JembeMusic)


Our good mate James Locksmith of JembeMusic put me on to this dope event on this weekend in Beirut where a posse of SOUL, FUNK & Rare Groove fans are throwing it down in homage to the musical legacy of James Brown at the annualBlack Christmas‘.


(In Memory of the Fifth Anniversary of JAMES BROWN’s Death)

For the third X-mas in a row THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE keeps the tradition of funk, soul, rare groove and breaks in this city and the Middle East, alive. However this time we are getting closer to the heart of the action by taking over the former infamous CLUB SOCIAL where three of THE BGC DJs used to spin regularly (DJ Stickfiggr, Ernesto and Ramsay Short).
This time THE BEIRUT GROOVE COLLECTIVE commemorate the fifth anniversary of James Brown’s death, with long list of DJs, artists and visual artists. To top it all off, this year Supreme Sandwiches and Samosas will be on sale from Firas Yatbokh!

  • Natalie “Baby” Shooter (Opening act)
  • Brother Jackson ( afro-funk/hip-hop) + Heavy G (Hard funk)
  • Chris Bail (dance music)
  • DJ Spindle aka Ernesto ( rare groove,deep funk, breaks)
  • James Locksmith (nu-disco, afrobeat)
  • DJ Wah ( Italo-Disco)

Visuals by Nadim Saoma

“In Memory of James Brown” an art project by Tom Bone,Jeanne Fouchet, Semaan Khawam, Lilly in the rain aka Nanou, Ernesto and short fuse.

Shortfuse Film will be releasing their music video for BGC collaborator Wriggly Scott aka DJ Solo’s new single entitled “Hierarchy/Anachy”.

BGC Links:

Track of the Day: Seven Grand Housing Authority – Loves Got Me High (Terrence Parker live in Sydney Sat Oct 4th @ Civic Hotel)

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Deep Soulful HOUSE music bliss from way back in 1996 by Detroit Legend Terrence Parker  who is in town next weekend playing an extended set at Manhattan Lounge Sydney CBD.

Be sure to check out the gig Saturday 24th Sept presented
More details: Facebook 



Grindin’ & The Main Ingredients are pleased to announce the first solo show in Sydney for one of Hip Hop’s most lyrical MC’s live and direct from Detroit, Elzhi.

Elzhi made his international debut on “Come and Get It,” a stand out song from Jay Dee’s (J Dilla) debut album, “Welcome 2 Detroit”. The widespread praise for the track led to Elzhi joining the group Slum Village in 2002. The albums that Elzhi recorded as a member of the group – “Trinity”, “Detroit Deli” and “Slum Village” – have sold more than 600,000 copies and established Slum Village as one of the most respected Hip Hop groups in the world.

In 2009, Elzhi hired a new manager who immediately made enquiries into Slum Village’s contract with E1 music regarding their new album. RJ Rice, the founder of the group’s long-time label, Barak Records (n.k.a. Ne’Astra Music Group) responded by cutting Elzhi’s appearances on “The Villa Manifesto” LP in half. Ultimately, the label made the decision to remove Elzhi from Slum Village.

With The JAE.B Group as new management since 2010 and Elzhi’s departure from the record label that is home of Slum Village, Elzhi is now focused on reaching new heights. After a decade of recording, and years of international touring under his belt, Elzhi has the focus and experience to conquer new levels of success as a solo artist and one of the greatest emcees.

In mid 2011 Elzhi released his eagerly anticipated mixtape, “Elmatic”, a homage to Nas’ widely praised debut “Illmatic”. With his positive image and undeniable talent, Elzhi is considered to be one of the greatest emcees in the world. As he moves forward, Elzhi will continue to build on his strong, international fan base.

Download “Elmatic” here –

Sunday September 11th @ Tone

Elzhi (Formerly of Slum Village/Detroit)
Supported by
Big Village Showcase
DJ’s Ology & Frenzie
Hosted by Hau (Koolism/Triple J)

Doors open 7.00pm
$25 + BF tickets through Moshtix or $35 on the door
Tickets on sale now –

VIDEO: ‘Still Shining” – a J Dilla Remembrance Documentary

Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.

Image by sleepy.days via Flickr

Directed by: Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins / Gifted Films Inc

J.Dilla is Still Shining.

(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.