Many many years ago in Sydney, we bumped into a local DJ, CRATE DIGGER & all-around good bloke GIAN ARPINO warming things up for DAM FUNK tour. On that night he dropped some of the finest 1980s-inspired boogie funk we had heard at the time.

Has been sending us dope mixes, podcasts & wine recommendations for the best part of 15 years now since we hand this FUNK blog. We connected then & he introduced & educated us to so much of the music that has formed the foundation of pretty much everything we do today. This latest mix is a special one for us being massive fans of GOSPEL, it is an Easter mix showcasing some of the rare GOSPEL DISCO goodness in his record collection under his new project COLLECTED RHYTHMS.

Check him out on socials for more info on any releases, podcasts & gigs around town & wine recommendations.

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.



Digging this mix from Sydney Crate Digger, DJ RAINE SUPREME.

A Selection of Boogie laced Funk, Disco, Electro, Freestyle and Hip-Hop to shock the place from uptown to downtown.

Mixed by Raine Supreme.

Feat artists such as Cameo, Aurra, Pointer Sisters, Man Parrish, O’Bryan, Alexander O’Neal, The Whispers, Jimi K, Midnight Star, BT Express, The Gap Band, Mass Production, Rene & Angela featuring edits from the likes of Shan Frenzie, Alkalino and others.


Dj, Cassette collector, tall guy and and all round great pastry chef.

Since cutting his teeth in the dj scene of the late 90s and early 2000s Raine has supported some of the most legendary names in the scene,artists such as –
Jurassic 5, Apollo Brown, R.A The Rugged Man, Dj JS1 (Rocksteady Crew), Boogie Blind (X-Ecutioners), Total Eclipse (X-Ecutioners), Def Wish Cast, Mos Def, Exile, Pharoahe Monch, The Pharcyde, Onyx, Brother Ali, Parliament Funkadelic, Dj Suspect, Rahzel, Dj Quik, Snak The Ripper,Kurupt, De La Soul, Rodney P, Dj MK, Delta, Katalyst, Charli 2na, Mr Clean, Afrika Bambaataa, Blak Twang, The Funk Hunters, @peace, and many more….
Raine also keeps his hands busy Co-hosting and djing for Hardcore Classic radio on user 107.3, running the NSW chapter of the DMC world dj championships, running local scratch jams, club nights, one off events and releasing an onslaught of mix tapes and fresh beats non stop….A true lover of music with skills to match… this cat won’t sleep.

More Mixes & Info 


This is not an Edit vol. 4 | Australian Funk Soul Disco Edits

We are seriously loving the fourth installment of ‘This is not an Edit’, a  digital complication of all Australian Soul, Funk & Disco edits, hard crafted by some of our favorite local DJ’s, Producers & Edit maestro’s.

568698-597091aa-f290-11e3-94a8-09c2117d0a9eThis edition features a dope selection reworks by the likes of;

Dj Soup
The Owl
Hober Mallow
Paris Groovescooter
Phil Toke
Frankee More
Downtown Secret Society

Check out more from the legends at soundcloud too, check out the other Tasty tunes by some of Australia’s choicest DJ’s and Producers.



Monday Mixtape: Danny De Sousa live at Soul of Sydney Frankie Knuckles tribute | Disco, Garage, 90’s House vibes.

One of our favorite local selectors, Danny De Sousa bringing the 90’s House, Garage & Disco warmness live at Frankie Knuckles tribute a few weeks back. Having some fun in the 4:30pm set on CDJ and our new E&S DJR 400 Rotary Mixer.

Date: Sunday April 19 2015 / 4:30 pm
Time: 90+ mins.
Style: Garage, Funk, Disco, 90’s House Vibes

Track List (Incomplete) 

  1. Frankie Knuckles interview
  2. You Got The Love by Frankie Knuckles
  3. I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan
  4. ?
  5. I Want You For Myself (Tribute To The Duke) by Ramsey Hercules
  6. Tears (Classic vocal) by Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie
  7. ?
  8. Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (Basement Boys Strip To The Bone mix) by Crystal Waters
  9. ?
  10. Erotic City by Prin se
  11. Blind (Frankie Knuckles remix) by Hercules & Love Affair
  12. He Is The Joy (UBP Classic mix) by Donna Allen
  13. Moon Child by Captain Sky
  15. Body Work (vocal mix) by Hot Streak
  16. Trapped (vocal version) by Colonel Abrams
  17. Reach Inside (Restless Soul Peaktime mix) by Bah Samba
  18. To be in love by Masters at Work / Nuyorcian Soul feat. India

LIVE Mix | Sydney Disco Edit King SUPERBREAK, Closing set at SOUL OF SYDNEY NYD 2015 [Space Disco, Garage, House]

Massive respect to one of Sydney’s finest! What an absolute honor to had Sydneys Disco Edit King, SUPERBREAK closing our the biggest SOUL OF SYDNEY party we have ever done. We covered a massive amount of musical ground at the event, this was his set right after Simon Caldwell to close it out from 12:30am till close in our main room.

An hour and half of spaced out FUNK, DISCO and HOUSE flavors.

Check out more mixes, edits and more at SUPERBREAK’s page.


Get on down for the git down this Sunday 2pm-10pm. Block-rockin party-starters CARATGOLD, MAKOTO, JAYO, ADVERSE, CMAN, JUZZLIKEDAT are throwing down on the plates more funky breaks,hip hop & disco jams than you can poke a stick at. We’re clearing the tables and laying down the dance floor for an afternoon/evening of good vibes and boogie times at Cafe Lounge.
$5 Tap Beers + $10 Pizzas all day
Cafe Lounge 277 Goulburn st Surry Hill



HERE WE GO! 4 more days folks till #EVERYDAYPEOPLE @ #Tatlers on Saturday 19th October – featuring special guest DJ SAYWHUT alongside original SOUL OF SYDNEY block party rockers DJs CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT.
Music policy? Wicked tunes covering the full spectrum of Afro inspired sounds. It’s a full circle round trip Afro excursion from dancefloor jazz, funk, hip hop, to disco and R&B (the good kind!). 

Save this date funksters, this is gonna be an all out cut-the-rugg kinda paaartay till laate!

Le Garage, Mama Feel Good Collective and Tatler present:
EVERYDAY PEOPLE, unifying folks under a common theme of music with soul, and a love of the groove.

EVERYDAY PEOPLE – Saturday 19th October
TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Coke sign) Darlinghurst.
+Drink Specials on the night

10pm till late – $10 door donation – See you on the dance floor!


Legendary Crate Digger Kon (Kon & Amir, BBE Records) to Play Soul of Sydney Block Party: 2nd Birthday Jam – Sun Nov 17


Soul of Sydney & Our House proudly present:


Discount Tickets Available HERE 
$10 – Early Bird (Sold Out) – $15 – 2nd Release (On Sale Now) – $20 – 3rd Release (On Sale Soon)

★Feat. Legendary crate digger, DJ & Producer; KON (Kon & Amir, BBE Records, Soulclap Recordings, USA)

★Afternoon Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop & Early House vibes, Live Street Art & Block party Vibes.

★Music by:
KON (Kon & Amir, BBE Records, Soulclap Recordings, USA)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s & friends;
Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser)
Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)
Michael Zac (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)
Eadie Ramia (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House Sydney)

★Live Street Art:
Live Sydney Street Art Project Showcase feat. Billy Kid & More TBA.

★Location: Secret Disco (released only to ticket holders

★About the Party:
Soul of Sydney Block Party is officially turning two & we want to throw down and celebrate with our extended soul family & friends who have blessed us with their presence, and made the last two years a so unforgettable.

We are honored to be hosting our 2nd birthday jam featuring a main musical inspiration for us as DJ’s & music fans & party organizers. We are blessed to present legendary record collector, DJ & Disco/Funk edit & remixing don, DJ Kon (of world famous crate digging duo Kon & Amir)

Kon comes armed with a stack of Soul, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop heat, known around the world for keeping it fresh with the hottest edits, remixes & musical knowledge for days. We can honestly say we cant wait to get him on to throw down the goods at our 2nd birthday.

Sending some mad love to the DJ’s, Dancers & Extended Soul-family who have shared the dance-floors, turntables & picnic blankets with us over the last two years, you guys really are the ‘Soul of Sydney’ & you have made the last few years so memorable for us. We are so blessed to have you all at our jams, and in our lives. Thank you all for the support. we hope we can see you all down there at our 2nd birthday.

“Those BBE records were just phenomenal. I think (he was) very much ahead of the curve when it comes to just digging that much deeper and ever since all those came out, there’s been a whole heap of new generation compilations – very next level stuff. Where the hell can you get all that music from?! Proper diggers!” – Gilles Peterson

There are only a handful of DJ’s worldwide with a reputation widely acknowledged as being one of the best. Known amongst his peers as the best disco DJ, a detailed crate digger, and an innovative producer with direct access to master tapes only a rare breed of producer’s are able to access, KON remains one of the most respected producer’s responsible for the re-emergence of disco with his innovative re-edits of soul, funk and disco classics. His re-edits have propelled him as one of the most sought after producers across the globe, cementing his authority in the music industry.

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Kon has built his career spanning over 20 years centred on his first love of crate digging. One half of critically acclaimed Kon & Amir (BBE), whereby together, they introduced rare grooves to a wider audience, Kon’s solo efforts began years prior to the union of Kon & Amir. Crate digging from 1976, DJing from 1985, progressing on to rocking club floors from 1991 till present, his love affair with vinyl and expertise is often called upon by many heavy weights from Kanye West, and Dr. Dre to name but a couple.

Kon’s DJing ability traverses many genres, professing the element of versatility as the key to a successful DJ, naming Spinna, Kenny Dope and Bobbito Garcia as successful DJ’s, due to their versatile sets.

With a new original album released on BBE called “On My Way” available now, the 11 track album features mostly unfamiliar vocalists such Amy Douglas, Georg Levin, with the exception of Ben Westbeech – a name synonymous within the current Soul community. Think sweeping strings, sporadic slap bass, and a multi-dimensional, floor thumping disco revival.

Sydney audiences will hear the rare selection masterminded by Kon as he plays a very special set at SOUL OF SYDNEY 2nd Birthday event on the 17th of November, 2013 – Venue is a secret oasis in the city! KON is a unique visionary, a remarkable DJ with the history of music at his fingertips. Prepare to throw down!

Discount Tickets Available HERE 
$10 – Early Bird (Sold Out) – $15 – 2nd Release (On Sale Now) – $20 – 3rd Release (On Sale Soon)

★Ticket, Venue Info, Mixtapes:

Created in November 2009, Soul of Sydney is an independent, artist run collective who are bonded by a love of ‘funk’ based music. Our people include DJ’s, Musicians, Producers, Dancers & Designers who have come together to promote and support the music we love in this city, and the street culture around it.

Soul of Sydney Block Party is our monthly Sunday musical afternoon (12-9pm) feast. Focused on a family orientated get together, DJ’s, Record Collectors, B-boys & B-Girls, and musicians come down to share & enjoy some of the music they love in a completely different environment, outside of bars or clubs.
We have an ‘open decks, open mic & open dance floor’ policy just to keep it personal and give everyone a chance to do their thing where locals can come down as our guests outside of a usual club set.

Music styles generally sit at a safe middle ground of Soul, Funk, Disco and a fair bit of Jazz & golden era hip hop stuff too with artists James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, De La Soul, J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Larry Levan amongst the playlist.

★ Ticket, Venue Info, Mixtapes: