LIVE NEO-SOUL / The Rebirth Of Fresh / Nov 21/ Reinterpreting the work of Baby Face


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What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21

EVENT INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542871712592024/?fref=ts

#GenerationNuSoul is proud to present The Rebirth Of Fresh, an exploration through iconic music. The Rebirth Of Fresh is a new fortnightly event held at Ginger’s in Darlinghurst that sees Sydney’s freshest musicians and vocalists tap into their creative expression and push sonic boundaries as they interpret an iconic producer’s body of work. With a new producer to deconstruct each month, a different guest vocalist each week and alternating between two house bands, The Rebirth Of Fresh will take the audience on a unique trip each fortnight.

In October we launched The Rebirth Of Fresh with flare by paying tribute to and reinterpreting Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs In the Key Of Life’ double album with featured vocalists Wallace Gollan and Jeremy Gregory. November will see Tully Ryan (drums), Joel Jenkins (keys) and Eric Fortaleza (bass) putting their nu soul and jazz spin on the work of prolific R&B and pop producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.

Babyface is a 10-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own. Throughout the 90s it was close to impossible to have not heard a Babyface composition, with his impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships making an imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. To put it in perspective, Babyface has been behind over 125 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, 42 #1’s R&B hits, and 51 Top-10 Pop hits (including 16 #1’s), and worked with the who’s who of the music world including Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Bobby Brown, Madonna, Mariah Carey, TLC and Toni Braxton.

After a phenomenal show on November 7th with Ron E Jones, the Rebirtjh Of Fresh is back on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST with guest vocalist Glenn Lumanta!

The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface will be a night paying tribute to an icon of 90s R&B and pop by adding a heavy dose of contemporary to the mix. Think Babyface meets Robert Glasper, as the band take the audience on a aural exploration that will leave the audience yearning for more. With an entry price that’s little more than that of a cup of coffee, Sydney’s music lovers will be ensured a night of genre-defying music that delivers more of a buzz than their morning caffeine hit.

What: The Rebirth Of Fresh: Reinterpreting the work of Babyface
Where: Ginger’s, 132-134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
Price: $5 at the door
When: Doors open 830pm | Friday November 21

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AUSTRALIAN SOUL MUSIC: Brisbane Soul Singer Travis Lee Releases “Next 2 Me” |


Australian Soul Singer Travis Lee releases “Next 2 Me”

listen / www.soundcloud.com/travis-lee-music

Travis Lee is a Brisbane Soulful Rebel Singer who keeps it fresh, whilst also mixing classic old school Soul/R&B music which is shown in his latest track “Next 2 Me.”

“Next 2 Me” is a boy meets girl kind of story, but Travis Lee goes a step further and divulges into the complications of what happens after the first encounter.

With Travis Lee’s sensual vocals and production that features vibes such as New Jack/Swing/Funk/Soul Groove; this track will not only tap into your heart strings, but also capture the true essence of future soul music.

Travis Lee first started his career with cover bands and now he is making a mark in the Soul industry today with his previous releases “Take You Away” and “Surrender.”

“Next 2 Me” will be featured in Travis Lee’s debut 4-track EP due to release on the 7th November 2014.

Links:

Soundcloud
Facebook
Twitter
Website

SOULFEST MIXTAPE: D’aneglo Soulfest Warm Up Tribute by Soul of Sydney DJ’s | Neo Soul, Hip Hop,


D’ANEGLO SOULFEST WARM UP TRIBUTE BY SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s (April 2014) [Over 50,000 listens]

LISTEN HERE AT HEART THIS

Time: 91 Mins
Genre: Neo-Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop Goodness
Recorded: April 2014

We put this tribute together back in April to pay homage D’angelo and it caught fire pretty quick, with over 13,000 listens just on soundcloud alone.

The mix was put together to showcase the phenomenal work from one of the finest soul artists of our generation who will be playing a highly anticipated show at SOULFEST tomorrow with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Maxwell, Common, Mos Def.

Check out the mix and be sure to check out the inaugural SOULFEST festival tomorrow, info below.

TRACKLIST:

  1. D’ANGELO – INTRO
  2. D’ANGELO – ALRIGHT
  3. D’ANGELO – THE LINE
  4. D’ANGELO – THE ROOT
  5. D’ANGELO – CRUISIN’
  6. D’ANGELO – SHIT, DAMN, MOTHERFUCKER
  7. D’ANGELO – LADY
  8. D’ANGELO – BROWN SUGAR
  9. D’ANGELO – PLAYA PLAYA
  10. THE ROOTS FEAT. D’ANGELO – THE HYPNOTIC
  11. D’ANGELO – BULLSHIT
  12. RAPHAEL SAADIQ AND D’ANGELO – BE HERE
  13. D’ANGELO – FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE
  14. D’ANGELO – ME AND THOSE DREAMIN EYES
  15. D’ANGELO – SMOOTH
  16. SNOOP, DR DRE & D’ANGELO – IMAGINE
  17. THE ROOTS, ERYKAH BADU, D’ANEGLO – SHINING STAR
  18. D’ANGELO – I FOUND MY SMILE
  19. D’ANGELO – CHICKEN GREASE
  20. D’ANGELO – DEVILS PIE
  21. D’ANGELO – GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND
  22. FELA KUTI, D’ANGELO, MACY GRAY – WATER GET NO ENEMY
  23. METHOD MAN, REDMAN, D’ANGELO – LEFT AND RIGHT
  24. D’ANGELO – WHEN WE GET BY
  25. D’ANGELO – SPANISH JOINT 

    It looks like the weather has cleared just in time for the highly anticipated inaugural SOULFEST: Neo-Soul & Hip Hop festival. We can confirm we will be throwing down some vibes as Soul of Sydney DJ’s in between sets on the SPOTIFY stage & we also have a handful of the last GA + VIP hardcopy industry tix for sale for anyone who hasn’t snapped tix up yet.

    SOULFEST SYDNEY SET TIMES- SATURDAY OCT 18

    11.10 – Mau Power (Spotify Stage)
    11.25 – Milan (Spotify Stage)
    11.40 – Michaek Duchesne (Main Stage)
    12.05 – Leela James (Main Stage)
    12.45 – Gang of Brothers (Spotify Stage)
    1.05 – Anthony Hamilton (Main Stage)
    1.45 – Thadiwe Phoenix (Spotify Stage)
    2.05 – Angie Stone (Main Stage)
    2.45 – Darryl Beaton (Spotify Stage)
    3.05 – Musiq Soulchild (Main Stage)
    3.50 – Miracle (Spotify Stage)
    4.10 – Mos Def (Main Stage)
    4.55 – Ms Murphy (Spotify Stage)
    5.30 – Aloe Blacc (Main Stage)
    6.05 – Nathaniel (Spotify Stage)
    6.30 – Common (Main Stage)
    7.15 – Ngaiire (Spotify Stage)
    7.40 – D’Angelo (Main Stage)
    9.10 – Maxwell (Main Stage)

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MIXTAPE: Erykah Badu Tribute Mixtape by DJ Naiki (Chiefrockers) | neo soul, soul, r&b, hip hop



SOUL OF SYDNEY PODCAST #37 – BADU THE OLD AND NEW MIXTAPE – MIXED BY DJ NAIKI

DJ Naiki’s fast paced turntable persona and music selection, and ability to chief rock any crowd has led him to become one of Australia’s most respected and in demand DJs.

One of the founding members of the Chiefrockers, DJ Naiki has performed at many high profile shows and afterparties, for groups like Naughty By Nature, DJ Ca$h Money, Mystro, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Krush Tour, NSW DMC Finals 1999 – 2002, and was one of the official DJs at the Olympic Village during the Sydney Olympics. Most recently DJ Naiki opened up the Sydney show of the Mobb Deep Blood Money Tour.

DJ Naiki is renowned for his incredible record collection, and his classic old school mix tapes.

Enjoy this mixtape!

ERYKAH BADU MIX “The old and the New”
1.INTRO
2.WINDOW SEAT / ERYKAH BADU
3.TOUCH A FOUR LEAF CLOVER / ATLANTIC STARR
4. FOUR LEAF CLOVER / ERYKAH BADU
5.CLEVA / ERYKAH BADU
6.SEARCHIN'(LIVE) / ERYKAH BADU
7.I’M IN LOVE / NANCY WILSON
8.HONEY / ERYKAH BADU
9.YOU CAN’T TURN ME AWAY / SYLVIA STRIPLIN
10.TURN ME AWAY(GET MUNNY) / ERYKAH BADU
11.BUMP IT PT1 &PT2 / ERYKAH BADU
12.LOVE OF MY LIFE(AN ODE TO HIPHOP) / ERYKAH BADU
13.BACK IN THE DAY(PUFF) / ERYKAH BADU
14.SHINING STAR / D’ANGELO FEAT.THE ROOTS ERYKAH BADU
15.DAYLIGHT / RAMP
16.COME CLOSE(REMIX) / COMMON FEAT. ERYKAH BADU,Q-TIP,PHARRELL
17.OPEN YOUR EYES / BOBBY CALDWELL
18.THE LIGHT(REMIX) / COMMON FEAT. ERYKAH BADU
19.APPLE TREE / ERYKAH BADU
20.LOVE OF MY LIFE WORLDWIDE / ERYKAH BADU,ANGIE STONE,BAHAMADIA
QUEEN LATIFAH
21.THINK TWICE / DONALD BYRD
22.THINK TWICE / ERYKAH BADU
23.BUG LADY / ERYKAH BADU
24.ON & ON / ERYKAH BADU
25.YOU GOT ME / THE ROOTS FEAT.ERYKAH BADU
26.CERTAINLY(FLIP IT) / ERYKAH BADU
27.OUTRO (SUMMER MADNESS)/ KOOL &THE GANG

Log on to DJ Naiki at:
www.facebook.com/djnaiki

Thank you, may 2011 be your year to grasp hold of what you aspire to achieve! Make it YOUR year! Anything is possible.

Love,
The Badu Team

 

NEO SOUL GODFATHER: There’s nothing quite like OMAR!


It’s not so much chart positions, or paying the bills or anything… it’s about being able to have something that is creative, something that’s a part of your expression..” OMAR (Interview)


Some of you danced the night away to his sound, whilst some of you made love with his music in the background. Some of you would have dissected his musicianship apart because you wanted to be like him, sound like him, or channel him. Whatever the case may be, there were millions of fans expressing the same sentiment you did back when you first heard his unmistakable sound, not to mention his seductively captivating harmonies and funky grooves! If you were born before 1990, you would know the sound of multi-award winning musician OMAR LYE FOOK or OMAR as he is widely known. Labeled the Godfather of the revivalist soul genre NEO SOUL, developed in the early 1990’s alongside artists such as Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, and The Brand New Heavies; Omar crossed over international waters with his distinctive fusion sound, shaping the ground breaking Neo Soul movement around the world.

For the first time ever, Funkdafied and Red Karpet Music presents OMAR hitting Oxford Arts Factory on the 10th of November, 2012 for a unique performance with a LIVE BAND!

His first single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ released through KONGO Records in 1990 was the very first track that instantaneously propelled Omar global recognition, not just with fans of his music, but cemented his musicianship amongst his critically acclaimed peers as an outstanding multi-instrumentalist. Most notably, legendary Stevie Wonder, upon hearing ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ publicly promised to make a no.1 hit for Omar which would only come to fruition 14 years later. After countless jam sessions, Omar and Stevie Wonder produced the track “Feeling You” released on TRU THOUGHTS label in 2006.

Omar’s discography articulates a man of quality control with a career spanning over 22 years, 6 albums, 14 singles and collaborative joints mostly accomplished with friends or those who were a fan of his music. His collaboration work ranges from Angie Stone, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Common, Caron Wheeler, Leon Ware, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Estelle and Syreeta Wright.

Support Acts, you ask?

The second support act is emerging Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop artist MILAN RING who will be performing not only songs from her new album in the works, but will also be playing guitar for Omar! If you don’t know Petersham’s diamond in the rough, get to know her FAST! Her maturity and musicianship is of a seasoned artist lending her guitar and vocal skills across multiple bands such as Sydney’s all female Jazz band named SIRENS BIG BAND, Sydney’s unique soulstress Alphamama, and a host of others. A well sought after musician across Sydney, Milan will surely be a name you will instantaneously recognize in the future.

Of course, the Funkdafied man himself JOHN CAWLEY spinning in between acts! Respected for his strong musical skills and passion towards all things soulful, his commitment towards the Sydney scene is truly undeniable. With over 20 years experience in the industry specializing in the field of soul and jazz, his skills will take you back in time on a musical journey that encompasses all the heavy weights of the industry, weaving through the maze that is soul!

Heard through the grapevine that there will be special guests added on the night… more details yet to be confirmed. Soul of Sydney fans brace yourself! Details have yet to be announced shortly!!

On Funkdafied….

Funkdafied and Red Karpet Music are excited to present this one time only event with one of NEO SOUL’S trailblazer, OMAR! With a plethora of soul musicians heading upon our shores within the next few months leading up to until the end of the year, Funkdafied is fast becoming one of Australia’s premiere events and promotions company. Funkdafied has invested hard work and years of propagating a community from the ground roots level up. The Sydney Soul community would not be what it is today without the influence and continued support of the community. So Funkdafied says ‘Thank You!”

It’s an exciting time for Australia, and with the event of Omar’s very first one and only Sydney performance, this may be the only chance you get to see him live on our shores. Let’s face it, how often do we get soul music royalty of his caliber  grace our city? Not that often. Do yourself a favour and purchase your tickets fast! They are selling out! This is shaping up to be HUGE!!

INFORMATION

WHEN: 10th of November, 2012

WHERE: Oxford Arts Factory

Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/277783625661412/?ref=ts

MOSHTIX: http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=59664

Website: www.omarmusic.co.uk

Red Karpet Music: www.redkarpetmusic.com

Funkdafied: www.funkdafied.com.au

MILAN RING: www.milanring.com

Let’s take you back with Omar’s first single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ KONGO RECORDS 1990

OMAR AND STEVIE WONDER ‘Feeling You’ TRU THOUGHTS LABEL 2006

TRU THOUGHTS OMAR PODCAST

PODCAST BY OMAR Released on TRU THOUGHTS 2011