LISTEN | A Tribute to Australian Soul Queen RENEE GEYER Tribute.


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As a little warm-up for her upcoming Sydney shows this month we put together a homage to the Legendary Australian Soul Jazz Queen RENEE GEYER.

Catch a piece of Australian Soul history as RENEE GEYER performs two rare club shows at Camelot Lounge in a few weeks.

Wed Dec 13 2017 – 7pm at Camelot Lounge 
Thurs Dec 14 2017 – 7pm at Camelot Lounge 

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https://www.stickytickets.com.au/40836/renee_geyer_%40_camelot_lounge.aspx

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$40 | 7pm doors, 8pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned four decades and is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues and soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul and reggae hits spanning the 70s and 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, and author.

Her career began around 1971 in Sydney, when a girlfriend took her along to the rehearsal of friends who were forming a band. From there, things began to snowball. Her reputation found its way to America and led to an invitation to record an album in Los Angeles with famed Mowtown producer Frank Wilson. While the Movin’ Along album provided another hit at home, in America ‘Heading in the Right Direction’ created confusion. R&B stations loved the record, but didn’t know what to do when they discovered Geyer was a white Jewish girl from Australia.

For the next few years, Geyer bounced between Australia and America and released albums, which include So Lucky, Difficult Woman and Sweet Life. Her career has never stalled. At the end of 1999, Geyer released her frank life story; Confessions of a Difficult Woman through Harper Collins, and 2003 saw her release the Gold selling (and self produced) album Tenderland.

In 2004 Renée hooked up with Brisbane producer Magoo to co-produce her 21st album Tonight, which has received stunning reviews and was nominated for an ARIA award. And in 2005 Renée was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame; a proud occasion in which she joined the ranks of Australia’s most respected and accomplished musicians.

2007 was to be a busy one for Renée, with work on her 22nd album “…Dedicated” released on EMI in early September and a plethora of select appearances around the country, she remains one of our most enduring and endearing artists.

In 2010 Renée released The Ultimate Collection – covering 4 decades of Soul. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

Renée Geyer had started out a sensual blues belter. Now she has evolved into a bona fide music icon – someone to look up to for never having let go of her dreams. This consummate entertainer with a proud body of work still transfixes a room with the power of her song.

http://www.reneegeyer.com.au

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LIVE MIX | PHIL TOKE (Soul of Sydney) Live at Soul of Sydney Reunion Picnic 2015 | Bondi Board Riders Closing Party + Bondi Beach Radio broadcast.


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Here is a little live mix we did which literally was a grass roots movement. Last Sundays recording from PHIL TOKE closing out the BONDI BOARD RIDERS closing part as part of BONDI BEACH RADIO’S live broadcast and SOUL OF SYDNEY REUNION PICNIC.

Timless music, smiling faces and picturesque views.

60 mins of salt water inspired funk, soul and disco vibes

Disco, Funk, Edit: DJ Agent 86 – Saturday Vibrations | DEEP HOUSE FUNK PARTY BREAK EDIT


Diggin’ what i have been hearing from Melbourne based Agent 86, dope party funk, soul, boogie and hip hop flavors.

Free wav download from Chopshop!!

soundcloud.com/the-chopshop-music/sets/dj-agent-86-celebrating

About Agent 86:

Since 1989.

Hip-hop. Funk. RnB. Dub. Disco. House. Techno. Electro. Electronica. Rock. Pop. Reggae. Blues. In-between and beyond.

DJ Battles. Radio shows. Clubs. Bars. Raves. Festivals. Music retail. Music distribution. Remixes. Production. Promotion. Label owner. Disciple. Ground breaker.

WWW.LIGHTSPEEDRECORDINGS.COM

2007 Live Act of the Year (Melbourne)*
2008 DJ of the Year (Melbourne)*
2009 DJ/Producer of the Year (Melbourne)*
*Inpress Magazine.

Shared the stage with: Kraftwerk, James Brown, DJ Shadow, Moloko, Q-Bert, Mark Ronson, Chromeo, Greg Wilson, Krafty Kuts, Sasha, Inflagranti, Carl Craig, Zebra Katz, Le1f, Mike Q, Funkanomics, Basement Jaxx, Roots Manuva, 2 Bears, The Killers, Jeff Mills, Claude Von Stroke, Metro Area, Goldfrapp, Derrick May, Peaches, Miss Kitten, Funkagenda, Marcia Hines, Diplo, Busy P, Steve Aoki, Adam Freeland, Switch, Guy Sebastian, DJ Mehdi, New Young Pony Club, Mark Seymour, Glass Candy, Tom Craft, Audiojack, Gypsy & The Cat, MGMT, Tame Impala, Pendulum, Steve Agnello, Headman, Kissy Sellout, Russell Morris, Sam Sparro, Riot In Belgium, TLR (Bunker), Bangkok Impact, Laurent Garnier, DJ Yoda, Sebastian, P-Money, Kavinsky, Fatboy Slim, Sinden, Ursula 1000, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Clutch, Infadels, Dynamo Productions, DJ Assault, DJ Godfather, Mark Rae, Katalyst, Matthias Tanzman, Cosmic Baby, Southern Outpost, ?uestlove, Kid Koala, Dukes Of Windsor, RJD2, Dee-Jay Punk-Roc, Greyboy, Fort Knox 5, Kraak ‘n’ Smaak, The Crystal Method, Koma and Bones, Booka Shade, DJ T, Z-Trip, Felix Da Housecat, Dirty South, DJ Noize, Mr Jigga, Theo Parrish, Mista Sinista, Resin Dogs, DJ Sneak, DJ Food, Carl Cox, Bonobo, Junior Sanchez, Brand New Heavies, Kid Loco, Mixmaster Mike, Aceyalone, Salmonella Dub, Wamdue Project, Nick Thayer, Meat Katie, Thomas Schumacher, Malente, Nubreed, Underground Resistance, Pepe Deluxe, Tiga, Damian Lazarus, Martin Solvieg, Joey Beltram, Brad Baloo (Nextmen), 2 Many DJ’s, DJ Maseo, Hexstatic, Infusion, Isaac Tucker (Spektrum), Ali B, Lee Coombs, Prefuse 73, Blockhead, Laidback, Paul Van Dyke, Black Grass, Prince Quick Mix, Tipper, Soul II Soul, Gangstarr, Dexta, Liptrick, Speedy J, CJ Bolland, DJ 2120, A-Skillz, Bang Gang DJ’s, Mama’s Funk, Jungle Brothers, Luke Vibert, Vitalic, Hilltop Hoods, Koolism, Simian Mobile Disco, DJ Pogo, Eric Morillo, Filo and Peri, Scot Project, Marcel Woods, Wippenberg, Mark Sherry, Vandall, Brennan Heart, Bertie Blackman, The Cool Kids, Metronomy, Metric, Lady Sovereign, Evil Nine, Tom Novy, Technotronic, The Shapeshifters, Danny Howells, Sebastian Leger, Mark Knight, Randa and The Soul Kingdom, Tijuana Cartel, Cassette Kids, Art vs Science, Bluejuice and many others.

PLEASE NOTE: Mixes are now available from either from my website (djagent86.com) or here:www.divshare.com/download/17313909-6a7


 

Soul of Sydney Blockparty Boom-Box Radio: Strictly BAD-ARSE ‘FUNK’ mixtapes & beyond, Hosted by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & friends


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We are proud to be launching ‘Soul of Sydney Block Party Boom-Box Radio’, our home for the 100+ mixtapes, podcasts and live recordings hosted by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends

Pushing Quality Black Music in all its forms from Afro-beat, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Disco, Deep House & Beyond…

Email us at soulofsydney@gmail.com for info.

Aussie Hip Hop: Pep-C – Teaser


About

Andrew PeP-C Burrows
Singer, Song writer, Musician, dancer, entertainer.
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Andrew PeP-C Burrows
Singer, Song writer, Musician, dancer, entertainer.My home town is Newcastle N.S.W full of beautiful beaches and awesome people!I started singing and dancing at an early age, but didn’t start pumping it until i was a young teenage.I first started 14yrs ago in the “palais youth venue” breakdancing as a young boy, there i met a guy named DeeJay Mathmatics who taught me the ways of Hip Hop starting with the awesome art of “Breaking”. I then moved on to Mc’ing and Dj’ing etc, under his amazing knowledge and teachings we both grew into different styles and grew as performers…. I started to explore my own flavours and started to grow into who i am. Hip Hop based with a mix of electro, dance, soul, rnb, funk and latin influences. I performed over seas in Mexico for a year dancing and entertaining. What an amazing learning experience, it really helped me appreciate what i have down under!”to be infectious with your energy, for the good or for the bad” Andrew Pep-C Burrows. 2013 I’m proud to be an Australian, my music I love and live. I try and stay positive with my fresh feelings and I try to capture my energy in the hope to infect as many people on this earth as i can! WOOOP WOOOOP

FOLLOW HIM ON FACEBOOK HERE

Check out Pep-C rocking it live on the Mic, Drums & on the floor at the Soul of Sydney ‘Roots of Hip Hop’ Block Party on (Sunday July 7)

NEW MUSIC: Spiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe Jazzman Records | ( Spiritual Jazz / Modal Jazz)


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Jazz (Photo credit: Rusty Darbonne)

 

 

LISTEN HERE

 

https://soundcloud.com/djfryer/sets/spiritual-jazz-4-americans-in

 

The brand new Spiritual Jazz compilation on Jazzman Records, coming out 25 March.

 

Various ArtistsSpiritual Jazz 4: Americans in Europe

 

Release: 2013-03-25
Genre: Jazz
Label: Jazzman
Format(s): CD/DIGI/LP
Cat #: JMANCD057

 

It’s well known that throughout the 20th century, fed up with poor working conditions and racism in their home country, many American jazz musicians chose to leave the US in order to live and work in Europe. What’s less well known is how their music developed and evolved during their time on the continent, and how the experience of being a musician in Europe was to shape their respective lives.

 

Over the years countless jazz concerts, festivals and recordings featuring American jazz musicians have taken place all over Europe, yet it’s remarkable how few of these musical artifacts have been evaluated by the jazz community. We seek to assess the European experiences of the American jazzmen, with a specific focus on the progressive sounds of modal jazz and the avant garde. We examine the recordings made by those who crossed the Atlantic just to take in a short tour, as well as those who made more frequent trips, and of course those for whom Europe ultimately became their permanent place of residence.

 

It’s well known that throughout the 20th century, fed up with poor working conditions and racism in their home country, many American jazz musicians chose to leave the US in order to live and work in Europe. What’s less well known is how their music developed and evolved during their time on the continent, and how the experience of being a musician in Europe was to shape their respective lives.

 

Over the years countless jazz concerts, festivals and recordings featuring American jazz musicians have taken place all over Europe, yet it’s remarkable how few of these musical artifacts have been evaluated by the jazz community. We seek to assess the European experiences of the American jazzman, with a specific focus on the progressive sounds of modal jazz and the avant garde. We examine the recordings made by those who crossed the Atlantic just to take in a short tour, as well as those who made more frequent trips, and of course those for whom Europe ultimately became their permanent place of residence.

 

Radical new jazz sounds created as renowned ex-pat American jazzmen mingled with the creme de la creme of their European counterparts. Early developments in world music inspired by trans-global cultural excursions to Asia, Africa and beyond. Exchanges of ideas and a cultural meeting of minds as revolutionary jazz festivals took place behind the Iron Curtain. Advances in rhythm and sound where modal jazz and the prophetic music of John Coltrane merged with European folk traditions. This is Spiritual Jazz – as played by Americans in Europe.

 

 

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MONDAY MORNING FUNK & DISCO MIX: DJ RAHAAN RED LIGHT RADIO LIVE MIX FROM AMSTERDAM


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Good Morning!! Just to help you ease into your working week, here is another mix from the mighty DJ RAHAAN on your Monday morning. This one was recorded for Red Light Radio right out of the red light district of Amsterdam.

It is another fine section of infections funk grooves & hand made disco edit goodness. Nothing but 100% express yourself music!

The discounted Pre-Sale allocation for the DJ Rahaan gig are moving very quick & its looking like another sell out party. If your keen to come & check out one of the true champions of the DISCO & Early House sound playing a very special afternoon set for us be sure to get in soon as lock in your space on our dance-floor.

Spirit of House Block Party feat. DJ RAHAAN (JiscoMusic|Stilove4music|Chicago)

An afternoon tribute to 30+ years of House Music & Its Disco & Funk Roots

Sunday March 24 – 1pm-9pm Local Support: Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio), Gian Arpino (Tan Crackers Soul Club), Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney), Soul Of Sydney DJ’s & Friends
Tickets: $10-20 Pre-sale on sale at Resident Advisor (http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty)

Music: Strictly, Afternoon Soul, Funk, Disco & Early Chicago House Flavors.

Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney are proud to be presenting another Sunday afternoon SPIRIT OF HOUSE event featuring one of the true champions of DISCO & EARLY HOUSE sound. We are delighted to have renowned Chicago DJ & Producer, DJ Rahaan gracing the turntables in March.

Rahaan has been playing everything from DISCO, BOOGIE & FUNK & EARLY CHICAGO HOUSE since the 1980’s & comes to Sydney to play a very special Sunday afternoon set where he will be paying special tribute to the SOUL, FUNK, DISCO, CHICAGO HOUSE musical roots & inspirations that have shaped him as a DJ & Producer.

Local support include;
Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio),
Gian Arpino (Tan Crackers Soul Club)
Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney)
Soul Of Sydney DJ’s

Venue: Unused Indoor/Outdoor Disco Oasis

Pre Sale Tix: $10|$15|$20 currently are available at Resident Advisor

Tickets: www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?447318

Facebook Event : https://www.facebook.com/events/481585635234185/

Mixtapes/Info: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

ABOUT SPIRIT OF HOUSE?
Spirit Of House is a secret afternoon party collaboration between Soul of Sydney & Our House put on every couple of months to pay homage to the last 30+ years of House music & its Disco-Funk roots in unique & interesting locations. We make a special point pay tribute to the DJ’s, Producers and iconic clubs who have helped create and shape House music over the last three decades. Figures & Clubs such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Glenn Underground, John Morales, Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis Masters At Work The Warehouse, Zanzibar, The Musik Box and The Paradise Garage.