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


Kon

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

 

SOUL OF SYDNEY: JULY BLOCK PARTY The ‘God-Fathers of Funk’ Special Feat. Phil Toke, Soul of Sydney Dj’s + Sydney Funk Royalty as guests.


NEXT BLOCK PARTY: SOUL OF SYDNEY: GOD-FATHERS OF FUNK BLOCK PARTY

Where: INNER CITY INDOOR / OUTDOOR COURT YARD SPACE

When: Mid/ Late July

DJ:S  PHIL TOKE, SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S + FRIENDS TBA ,

INFO: EMAIL US FOR UPDATES soulofsydney@gmail.com

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT HERE

About the Block-Party Picnic Movement

In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC! SOUL OF SYDNEY, OUR HOUSE SYDNEY &  TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & park-side throw-downs during summer.

The idea is a series of free Pop-UP Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.

If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic in the sunshine, then join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!

Block Party Videos:

PHIL TOKE @ BLOCK PARTY –> video
CRAIG C MAN @ BLOCK PARTY PICNIC –> video
SOUL TRAIN @ BLOCK PARTY PICNIC –> video

Block Party Picnic Mixtapes:

#3 by DJ Phil Toke (Our House Sydney/Soul of Sydney)

JAN 2011

Our main man & resident Blockparty DJ Phil Toke put together this dope mix-tape jam packed with some of the daytime FUNK, DISCO & REAL HOUSE jams he has been throwing down at the picnics over the last few months. Expect a stack of similar vibes for Australia Day!

Download

Tracklisting

  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

The Midnight Mix-Tape Tribute by Soul of Sydney DJ’s

DOWNLOAD HERE

  1. Lets Go Cray (Intro)
  2. I Hate You (Album Mix)
  3. Most Beautiful Girl (Mustag Mix)
  4. Somebody Somebody
  5. Letitgo (Original)
  6. Dear Mr Man
  7. Sex In The Summer
  8. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold Feat. Q -Tip (The Neptune’s Remix)
  9. 18 & Over
  10. Jam Of The Year
  11. 5 Women
  12. The Good Life (Album Version)
  13. Love Sign (Shock G‘s Silky Remix)
  14. Pop Life (Fresh

AFRO BEAT – FUNK – SOUL – DISCO – HIP HOP – REAL HOUSE VIBES!

FREE ENTRY – KID FRIENDLY – PET FRIENDLY – PEOPLE FRIENDLY

FACEBOOK EVENT: CLICK –> HERE


DJ’s dropping ‘The FUNK’ TODAY:

Our House Sydney & Soul of Sydney Present: will be hosting another special family friendly Throw-down picnic to celebrate your SUNDAY’s & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS in the right kind of fashion.. with a stack of good mates, outdoors in the sunshine and with DJ’s playing REAL music..

We have a stack of DJ’s on rotation playing a stack of daytime SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP & HOUSE joints from the likes of Fela, Mama Africa, James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla, Larry Levan, Sade, Jill Scott & Frankie Knuckles just to name a few.

Real Music, Real People Enjoying in a Family Friendly outdoor environment.

Open Decks, Open Mic & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

If you are interested in supporting, performing or need to get in contact please shoot us an email on soulofsydney@gmail.com as we will be updating venue information very soon.

See you on the Grass Dancefloor!

Phil & Sam @ Soul of Sydney & Co.

NOTE: If you haven’t sent you for mobile number can you please forward to soulofsydney@gmail.com in the event we do have to move the party last minute?

A  Few points that might help you organise you day better;

  • It is a FAMILY FRIENDLY PICNIC first and foremost so might be a good idea really to pack for a Sunday Picnic in the park (eski/ picnic basket, fruit, drinks and something to sit on etc.)
  • We have a spot with a stack of grass around with plenty of room for kids, it is 5 mins from city around Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc.
  • We will have a Sound System with selectors playing an eclectic mix of real music including everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work, Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles.
  • It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via soulofsydney@gmail.com if keen to play to confirm time slots)
  • We usually aim to get everything starting at about 12pm with ending time around depending on vibe.
  • We will be waiting for the weather forecast before we make the call as it is outdoors, if it does look like it’s going to rain then we will simply move till next sunny Sunday. (We will be in touch a few days out for the event via email & on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party, so we will need your Mobile details too so we can get location details quicker)
  • ARTIST CALL OUT: If you are a local Musician, MC, Singer, Percussionist or DJ then we are very keen to hear from you if you would like to play, especially if you down to play percussion along the Djs in an open jam vibe for Sunday. (we are hoping to get thing going as a regular Sunday afternoon local soul funk and hip hop open jam session so if your keen to be part of it let us know)
  • For local Soul music fan then we simply wants you there enjoying the music, so get a group of friends together, spread the word and come down for a day out it the park to some real music.

Thanks again for getting behind the idea kids.. Sydney definitely needs more people like YOU!

Pray for good weather & hope to see you all at the next one.

Peace,

Soul of Sydney and Co.

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AUDIO : DJ RASHIDA LIVE ON JJJ MIX UP EXCLUSIVE (SOUL, FUNK, DISCO, HOUSE)


RASHIDA LIVE ON JJJ MIX UP (STREAMING ON DEMAND TILL NEXT SATURDAY)

Rashida’s love for playing music that she loves is infectious.

So much so that that after Prince saw her spin records in 2004 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, Prince invited her to play for him. Fast forward to now, and Rashida‘s been travelling with him every since.

In 2010 she began touring with Kelis, travelling the world over as her DJ.

Currently in town as part of the travelling Prince party, she came into triple j to record her signature fusion of hip-hop, funk, soul, dancehall, pop, rock, and house live.

PLAYLIST:

Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – I’ll Play The Fool For You
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Trussel – Love Injection (Larry Levan Remix)
Chaka Khan – Chaka Fate
Chuck Brown – Bustin’ Loose
??? – Extra Loveable
Evelyn Myers – I Want To Thank You
The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Sam Sparro – Pink Cloud (Original Mix)
Amy Winehouse – Take The Box (Seijis Buggin’ Mix)
Jodeci – Freek ‘n You (MK Dub)
Disclosure – Boiling (Feat. Sinead Harnett)
Delilah – Love You So (Joe Goddard Remix)
Kelis – Brave (Dark Sky Remix)
The Weeknd – Coming Down

LINKS:

Rashida Website
Rashida Facebook
Rashida Twitter
Rashida Soundcloud

Streaming here for the next week.

Classic Mix: Larry Levan Final Night @ Paradise Garage (Disco, Soul, Early House) + SPIRIT OF HOUSE PICNIC DETAILS


So it looks like we will be teaming up with our good friends at OUR HOUSE & doing another Spirit of House event in JUNE to pay tribute to that REAL HOUSE SOUND.

This time we have a great indoor/outdoor innercity warehouse space with a courtyard and BBQ.

An afternoon of 30 Years of House music and its DISCO FUNK ROOTS.. with music by OUR HOUSE / SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’S & Friends.

Look out for details coming soon or email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

LARRY LEVAN LIVE @ PARADISE GARAGE CLOSING NIGHT

Tracklist:
1) Jocelyn BrownSomebody Else’s GuyLive PA
2) T.C. Curtis – You Should Have Known Better (Dub Mix)
3) NYC Peech BoysCome On, Come On (Don’t Say Maybe)
4) Cheyne – Call Me Mr. Telephone
5) Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache
6) Serious Intention – You Don’t Know (Paul Simpson Limited Edition Special Remix)
7) Tony Paris – Electric Automan
8) Black Mamba ‘Vicious’ (A Cappella)
9) Man Friday – Jump (Garage Version) / Gunshots
10) Aretha FranklinJump To It