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


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Soul of Sydney & Our House proudly present:

★★ SOUL OF SYDNEY BLOCK PARTY 2ND BDAY! ★★ SUN NOV 17

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.

★ABOUT KON:
“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:
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty
soulofsydney@gmail.com

★ABOUT SOUL OF SYDNEY
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:
www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
www.facebook.com/soulofsydneyblockparty

 

FUNK & DISCO CLUB NIGHT: La Discothéque feat. Frenzie, Alex Dimitriades, Yelo Magic, Ray Ray at The Basement – (Tonight – 14th Sept)


La Discothéque is BACK and ready to bring human happiness to your dance floor channeled through boogie, disco and house, old and new. This time around we’ve enlisted two of Sydney’s finest selectors, Boogie Monster and Dj Frenzie. R

BOOGIE MONSTER
Aka Alex Dimitriades is known within the Sydney scene for igniting dance floors with his deep selections. Expect an all vinyl affair from this connoisseur of rare boogie, disco and house.

DJ FRENZIE
One of Sydney’s most trusted DJ and host of the weekly radio show Groove Therapy on 2SER, Frenzie is known to consistently rock a party with his deep crates and ability to blend seamlessly between genres like no other. We are humbled to have him join us for this one.

Inspired by the music and inclusive ethos of New York’s heady club scene in the 80s & 90s; La Discothéque will deliver you a belly full of warm and fuzzies! We can’t wait to party with you.

DJ’s
Yelo Magic
Ray Ray

SPECIAL GUESTS
Boogie Monster
Frenzie

Free entry before 10pm
$10 donation on the door.

The Basement Sydney
29 Reiby Place, Sydney, Australia 2000
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Monday Disco Mix: Body Music: NYC Disco & Early House Tribute Mix by Phil Toke / Soul Of Sydney


 

Soul of Sydney Block Party Radio #33: ‘Body Music’ : An excursion in NYC Disco & Early House Vibes mixed by Phil Toke (Our House Sydney) & Soul Of Sydney.

 

Style: New York Disco, Garage & Funky House Classics.
Time: 1 Hr 20 Mins
Recorded: Winter 2008
DJ’s: Phil Toke / Soul of Sydney

 

About the Mix:
This is a little Our House winter promo mix from the archives, I think this was the first mix we actually put out, way back in winter 2008 as a couple music heads frustrated not enough DISCO was being played in Sydney.

 

This one is still a sentimental favorite for us, it features a few personal edits put together just for the mix & some of the NEW YORK DISCO & SOULFUL HOUSE sounds we knew definitely weren’t getting played enough in Sydney.

 

TRACKLIST:

 

-The Originals- Down To Love Town (Dims special re edit) / Todd Terry-Acapella (Soul of Sydney EDIT)
-Roy Ayers- Running
-The Strikers- Body Music
-Sam-Jam – Dance N Chant (Todd Terje re edit)
-Stephanie Mills- Put Your Body In It
-Geraldine Hunt- Cant Fake The Feeling
-First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder
-Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation
-Sylvester – I Need You (Dim’s secret re edit)
-MAW- Expensive Shit (acapella)
-Blaze- My Beat (S.U.M.O. Rebounce / Soul of Sydney EDIT)
-Kerri Chandler- Coro (‘Kaoz 6:23’ Dark Mix)
-Neil Armstrong Moon Landing
-Harry Choo Choo Romero- Mongobonix (From Beneath The Earth’s Crust)
-Marc Evans – Reach Out For Love
-Stevie Wonder- Another Star (Knee Deep Remix)
-Rhythm Republic ft Peyton- Never Give Up
-Matt Caseli & Aston Martinez- Gonzalo’s Guestlist

 

————BLOCK PARTY INFO————-
Catch Marcel Vogel Playing @ Spirit of House Disco Block Party Special – Sunday Sept 29
for us in a fresh in a secret DISCO oasis in Sydney.

 

Strictly invite only jam, RSVP soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates on the jam.

 

Check www.soulofsydney.org for info on the jam.

 

Your good friends at Our House Sydney & Soul of Sydney proudly present;

 

Soul of Sydney: ‘Disco Boogie Block Party Special’ : An afternoon DISCO, FUNK & BOOGIE throw-down paying special tribute to the Disco & Funk era.

 

Feat. MARCEL VOGEL (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends)
+ Local Support by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends (TBA)

 

Music: Strictly Soul, Funk, Disco, 80’s Boogie Grooves, Garage, Early House vibes & beyond.

 

Afternoon Jam – Sunday – Sept 29 – 1pm

 

Throwing it down in a fresh secret inner-city Oasis (limited to 150 funk heads) RSVPsoulofsydney@gmail.com for early bird tickets & info.

 

We are proud to be hosting a very special afternoon with Amsterdam’s infamous underground disco edit maestro & label don Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends) who heads to Sydney for the first time as part of an Aus tour. Marcel is one of the craftiest disco selectors around, known globablly for his creativity effortlessly blending everything from Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie & Garage vibes into his sets like it aisnt no thing. always with the freshest rare mixes and edits no one else can get their hands on, his sets mixes are highly regarded, weaving rare and choice cuts flawlessly.

 

His label ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’ is a driving force in the new school disco scene, championing old school infections Funk, Disco & Boogie grooves with a stack of the dopest disco edits around, including releases from the likes of; DJ Rahaan, Jamie 3:26,Hugo H.

 

Marcel’s label has put ut that much solid disco fire that ‘5 Magazine’ described the label as ‘the best Chicago label not physically located in Chicago’… As a DJ he always has the freshest rare selections of remixes, edits and underrgoudn releases that no one else gets their hands on for ages, expect an enjoy trip in body music.. taking inspiration from early house pioneers like Ron Hardy.. we can expect a very special set from the man known for his creativity and DJ talent.

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Disco Edit: The Rolling Stones – Miss You (Marcel Vogel / Em Vee Edit) | deep house disco sydney, lumberjacks in hell


Marcel Vogel at it again with this killer remix of Rolling Stones classic – ‘Miss You’, rearranged just for DISCO dance-floors in mind.. talk about HYPE.. this is one groundbreaking mix that has been killing it around the world in the hottest underrgound dancefloors, clubs and warehouse spaces.

Watch here

 Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney are blessed to present a very special September party featuring Amsterdam’s underground DISCO DON, DJ, Producer & label owner DJ MARCEL VOGEL (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends, Amsterdam) along with Sydney’s own ‘Mr Disco’ STEPHEN ALLKINS [Love Tattoo] (Special Birthday Set)

Spirit of House: Disco, Boogie Block Party Special:
An afternoon tribute to 30+ years of house music & its disco funk & boogie roots.

Sun Sept 29. @ Secret Disco Oasis

DJ Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends, Amsterdam)
Stephen Allkins (Love Tattoo) (Special Birthday Set)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s Friends.
Phil Toke
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia

Music: Strictly Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie, Garage, Early House vibes & beyond.

Location: Throwing it down in a fresh secret inner-city DISCO Oasis (limited to 150 funk heads) – Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

Tickets: RSVP soulofsydney@gmail.com for early bird tickets & info.

Facebook Event / Tickets

www.facebook.com/events/266675866807357/?fref=ts

www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?509514

We are proud to be hosting a very special afternoon with Amsterdam’s infamous underground disco edit maestro & label don Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends) who heads to Sydney for the first time as part of an Aus tour. Marcel is one of the craftiest disco selectors around, known globally for his creativity effortlessly blending everything from Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie & Garage vibes into his sets like it aint no thing. always with the freshest rare mixes and edits no one else can get their hands on, his sets mixes are highly regarded, weaving rare and choice cuts flawlessly.

His label ‘Lumberjacks in Hell’ is a driving force in the new school disco scene, championing old school infections Funk, Disco & Boogie grooves with a stack of the dopest disco edits around, including releases from the likes of; DJ Rahaan, Jamie 3:26,Hugo H just to name a few.

Marcel’s label has put out that much solid disco fire that ‘5 Magazine’ described the label as ‘the best Chicago label not physically located in Chicago’… As a DJ he always has the freshest rare selections of remixes, edits and underground releases that no one else gets their hands on for ages, expect an enjoy trip in body music.. taking inspiration from early house pioneers like Ron Hardy.. we can expect a very special set from the man known for his creativity and DJ talent.

STEPHEN ALLKINS [LOVE-TATTOO]

”New York had Larry Levan, Chicago had Ron Hardy, Sydney had Stephen Allkins..”

We are excited to be also be hosting another very rare afternoon set from Sydney’s own home legendary DJ & Producer Mr Stephen Allkins.

Being one of the true pioneers of dance music in Sydney & playing the the very first disco clubs & warehouse parties from 1978, it is safe to say that Stephen Allkins aka [love] tattoo could rightly claim the trademark of “Mr.Disco”, his extensive record collection & his infamous sets over the years and legacy is also a testament to that.

He first started DJing in the late 70’s and has inspired a whole generation of DJ’s through his infamous sets at warehouse parties, raves and clubs over the years and some absolutely blissful production as [Love-Tattoo]

Expect a very special journey through the disco, funk & early house sounds that matter from the original DJ’s DJ who has seen it and done it all.

Please Note: Our last 6 parties have completely sold out so be sure to lock in a spot on the dancefloor early for this special show.

Email soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates and event info.

PLEASE NOTE:
– We have a fresh new secret oasis location that is strictly limited numbers
– Our last 6 parties completely sold-out so if you are keen to come down be sure to get the pre-sale tix as we dont do door sales if sold out.

Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for any info.

Snap up the last few discounted tickets here –>https://www.facebook.com/events/266675866807357/?fref=ts

Facebook Event –> www.facebook.com/events/266675866807357/?fref=ts

LINKS:

www.soulofsydney.org
www.ourhousesydney.com
www.spiritofhouse.com.au
www.soundcloud.com/soulofsydney

SOUL OF SYDNEY | SPIRIT OF HOUSE |MARCEL VOGEL MIXTAPES:

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Past EVENTS!

 

FRIDAY FUNK MIX: Marcel Vogel live in Rotterdam 2012 (2 Hours) feat. Stevie Wonder, Little Louis, Flying Lotos, War, Tom Tom Club & More



FRIDAY FUNK & DISCO MIX: Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate FriendsAmsterdam) Live in the Mix in Rotterdam (last 2 hours)

RunTime: 2 Hours
Style: DIsco, Funk, Chicago House, Hip Hop & Sou
DJ: Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Amsterdam)

Some quality music to close out your work week, our main man Marcel Vogel doing his thing live in the mix in Rotterdam. This is the last 2 hours of a very eclectic mix featuring everything from Soul, Disco, Funk gems some classic Chicao House vibes & even some Funked up Hip Hop & Beat goodness.

TRACKLIST:

1 – Docs Edit – Ike
2 – ?
3 – War – Galaxy
4 – Stevie Wonder – Do I Do
5 – Donnell Pitman – Love Explosion
6 – Chemise – She Cant Love You
7 – Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood
8 – Modern Romance – Can you Move
9 – JACKEY BEAVERS-Mr. Bump man
10 – The Brown Brothers – Dont Freak Out
11 – The Jacksons – Living Together
12 – ?
13 – Lil Louis – I called You
14 – Afefe Iku – Mirror Dance
15 – Peven Everett – Take Away My Sunshine
16 – Henrik Schwarz & Kuniyuki- Once Again
17 – Rick Lampe – Say What You Wanna Say
18 – Moodyman – Forevernevermore
19 – Drew Sky – Razzmatazz
20 – ?
21 – Harmony Funk – Cant let You Go
22 – Med – Cant Hold On
23 – Slum Village – Players
24 – Yvette Michelle – Everyday & Every-night
25 – Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top
26 – ?
27 – Freddie Cruger & ADL – Running From Love
28 – Yaw – Where Would You Be
29 – Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers
30 – Dabrye – Magic Says
31 – Andrew Ashong – Flowers
32 – Bobby Caldwell – What you Wont Do for Love
33 – Jose Feliciano – Light My Fire
34 – Inner Life – Make It Last Forever

Catch Marcel Vogel Playing @ Spirit of House Disco Block Party Special – Sun Sept 29
with local support by STEPHEN ALLKINS (LOVE TATTOO), PHIL TOKE, MICHAEL ZAC, EADIE RAMIA & SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S + FRIENDS.

At a fresh in a secret DISCO oasis in Sydney.

Strictly invite only jam, RSVP soulofsydney@gmail.com for updates on the jam.

DISCOUNT TICKETS/INFO: www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for discount tickets etc

 

 

EVENT: La Discotheque @ The Basement [FUNK, BOOGIE, DISCO, HOUSE] SAT.17th AUG – DJs YELO MAGIC, RAY RAY, CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT


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La Discothèque is born from the desire to bring human happiness to your dance floor channelled through funk, boogie, disco and house, old and new. 
Inspired by the music and inclusive ethos of New York’s heady club scene in the 80s & 90s; La Discothèque will deliver you a belly full of warm and fuzzies and we can’t wait to party with you.

DJAYS:
Yelo Magic
Ray Ray 
C Man
Juzzlikdat

$10 donation on the door.
facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/160487407471242





BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
YELO MAGIC
MAMA FEEL GOOD FUNK COLLECTIVE
LE GARAGE (hair & records)

EVENT: ‘EVERYDAY PEOPLE’ @ TATLER – SATURDAY 10TH AUG. DJs CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT + DJ RAY RAY


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Soul-Of Sydney‘s good friends at Le Garage & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective (Syd) presents a very special night of quality ‘BLACK MUSIC’ ! 
Mama Feel Good Funk Collective & Soul of Sydney Block Party rockers DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT back at Tatler joining forces with DJ RAY RAY who has been carving up some of Sydney’s best parties of late with a fine ear for boogie bangers and new and old disco gems.

We will be treating our dance floor to the heavenly sounds of afro inspired grooves in all it’s forms from hip hop and dance floor jazz, to boogie, funk, soul, disco, and good vibes to make you feeeeeeeeeel goooooooooooood.

9pm til 4am – $10 door donation.

Check out DJ RAY RAY’s warm up EVERYDAY PEOPLE disco mix to give you an idea of some of the gems we’ll be gettin’ down to!

EVERYDAY PEOPLE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Coke sign) Darlinghurst.

www.facebook.com/mamafeelgoodfunkcollective
www.facebook.com/legaragehair