SOUL OF SYDNEY ‘Funk Fund Raiser Block Party: 2SER Radiothon Closing Party – Oct 27 feat. DJ DP ONE (Brooklyn NYC)


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 ‘The FUNK Fund-Raiser’ Block Party (Sun Oct 27) – The 2SER Supporter Drive 2013 Closing Party.


Kid Friendly Vibes – Live Street-Art –  Afternoon Soul, Funk, B-Boy Breaks & Hip Hop Vibes –  2ser (107.3 FM) Radio Fund-Raiser

All ticket profit going to help 2SER Radiothon.


$5 – Early Bird Ticket / Donations (On Sale Now)Get Tickets Here –>
Music by
DJ DP ONE (Heavy Hitters, Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC)

+ Local Support by;
Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends;
Shan Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser)
Paris Groovescooter (Jumping The Gap – 2ser)
Phil Toke
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia
DJ SayWhut

+ Live Sydney Street-Art Project Showcase feat. Billy Kid

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About the Event:

Soul of Sydney have teamed up with our good friends at Groove Therapy Radio & 2SER (107.3 FM) to bring you the ‘Funk Fund-raiser’ Block Party !

A kid friendly afternoon SOUL, FUNK throw down to close out the 2013 2SER (107.3 FM) supporter driv, feat. legendary B-Boy DJ, DP ONE (Heavy Hitters. Turntable Anihilists, Brooklyn NYC) + Local Support by Soul of Sydney DJ’s & friends.

We are honored to be able to give a little love back to the much loved community radio station, 2SER (107.3 FM), the station and its specialist shows have been a massive reason we even started Soul of Sydney & have always been the first to support us any time with events and projects.

As keen listeners since the late 90’s, the station has always provided such a fresh sound to Sydney’s air-waves, flying the flag for all things Soulful & Funky with the dopest selection of New/Old (Soul, Funk, Disco & Hip Hop, House & Afro-Beat) sounds on seminal shows including; ‘Back To Funk’, ‘Groove Therapy’, ‘Departure Lounge’, ‘Soul Glow’, ground breaking events and some of the most supportive staff and presenters around.

They played a massive part in getting us into so much of the Soul & Funk sounds that built Soul of Sydney around, we are honored to be able to give a bit back to the station that has shaped all of us at Soul of Sydney as Music Fans, DJ’s & Block Party organizers.

This is a throw-down is put together strictly for the love, for a good cause with ticket/donation profits go directly to the station to help keep the radio station on air for Sydney.

About DP ONE

Born, raised, and still residing in Brooklyn, New York, Daniel A. Pinero p.k.a DP One has spent most of his life immersed in Hip Hop. As a DJ, b-boy, and even occasionally lacing the mic with some rhymes as an emcee, he puts an immense amount of effort into keeping Hip Hop moving in a positive direction. Besides spinning at parties and b-boy jams around the New York City area as an active member of the Heavy Hitters and Turntable Anihilists, he serves as a resident DJ of two internet radio shows, and has toured internationally with notable artists such as Lauryn Hill, Estelle, John Legend, J-Live, Q-Unique, and Wordsworth. He has also been involved in various high-profile events such as the first Red Bull BC One battle in North America, which was held in New York City and hosted by KRS One.

Born in 1977, DP One began to hone his DJ skills at the young age of fourteen, in the midst of what many consider to be the “Golden Era” of Hip Hop. As a DJ he credits a lot of his foundation to the Alava family, who had the first DJ setup DP ever laid his eyes upon. It was with the Alavas that he deejayed his first house parties, which served as his first glimpses into life as a DJ. Additionally, DJ’s Enuff, Vandal, and Tchak Nasty introduced him to battle videos, taught him his first scratch patterns, and inspired him to enter his first competition. He was later exposed to b-boying by A-B-Girl of the Domestic Apes Crew, which proved to be advantageous to his career as a DJ. He became familiar with break beats and the type of music that brought out the best in various dancers, and applied this knowledge to spinning at b-boy jams and battles, establishing his name as one of the premier talents in the scene. DP, an active member of the Universal Zulu Nation and Supreme Beings, served as the resident DJ of the well-known Braggin’ Rites battles, which have been re-established as of October 2009, and also held down the wheels of steel at notable battles such as Kings of NY, Bboy Massacre, the 2007 Zulu Nation Anniversary, The Battle On Shaolin, and the Skill Methodz 10th Year Anniversary.

While he was making a name for himself amidst the b-boys and b-girls of New York City, DP was still making sure that he was making moves in other realms of Hip Hop as well. As his DJ career progressed, he had the opportunity to DJ for the likes of Miri-Ben-Ari, Lauryn Hill, The Fugees, Estelle and John Legend. His cuts and scratches have been featured on a multitude of tracks, including those of artists such as Pumpkinhead, Jadakiss, Marco Polo, Immortal Technique, Kurious Jorge and Statik Selektah. He also teamed up with DJ’s Blowout, Xplor, and GI Joe to form a crew known as Turntable Anihilists, who have been living up to the name for quite a few years by releasing various mixtapes that have received positive reviews, including the Fire Your DJ and Underworld series. He has also appeared on TV shows such as MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 episode about Star Trak recording artist Teyana Taylor. DP even performed in a Broadway play entitled Soular Power’d, produced by Kwik Step and Rokafella of Full Circle Productions. This opened the door to another Broadway opportunity in the form of NY Hip Hop Legends, produced by Rennie Harris. Both productions ran successfully for three weeks at the prestigious New Victory Theatre in NYC. Besides performing in New York hotspots such as SOB’s and the Nuyorican Poets Café, DP One has performed on various continents, rocking shows in Colombia, South Africa, Japan, Iceland and in nearly every country in Western Europe. Currently, thanks in part to the growth of technology and the internet, DP one showcases his talent for free to the world, in the form of two internet radio shows. He is one of the resident DJ’s for The Wax Cafe on from 5pm to 7pm (EST) Fridays, with host Social Ebonics. He also appears every Wednesday night on The B Side with DJ Enuff & DJ Quiz from 10pm to 12am on

Although DP One places emphasis on showcasing the positivity that Hip Hop has to offer to the world and making sure that he is contributing to the progression of the various art forms that it encompasses, he takes this same approach to a smaller scale and strives for progression on a personal level. As a person who is constantly seeking to learn different scratch patterns, perfect a new routine, and dig through crates for hidden gems, he continues to grow and expand his knowledge and skills as a b-boy, DJ, and emcee, as styles, music, and technology evolve as well. The sky is the limit for DP One as he looks forward to nothing but bigger and better things to come in the future.




———–Past EVENTS!


An early pioneer of the disco mix, John Morales was involved in some of the genre’s most important records.


John Morales was born in the Bronx, New York. He is recognized worldwide as one of the early pioneers of the disco mix. Having begun his career in 1975 as a local DJ in the Bronx, he also spun records for the US Armed Forces before he settled into the groove of his true calling. Realising he wanted some of the three or four minute-long records to last longer, he started splicing tape with his TEAC and in doing so, arguably invented the ‘extended edit’. After sending some of his mixes to acetate for other DJs, he was soon in demand on an official capacity and ended up being involved in the mix of some of disco’s most important records – big and small.

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  1. 1 No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ Instant Funk BBE
  2. 2 I’m Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) Inner Life Unidisc
  3. 3 Weekend Class Action feat. Chris Wiltshire Sleeping Bag
  4. 4 I Want You (All Tonight) Curtis Hairston Pretty Pearl
  5. 5 Let’s Do It Convertion feat. Leroy Burgess Sam
  6. 6 Itching For Love Mikki Emerald International
  7. 7 All Fall Down Five Star Tent
  8. 8 Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) Julia And Company District Of Columbia
  9. 9 Axel F Harold Faltermeyer MCA
  10. 10 Somebody Else’s Guy Jocelyn Brown Unidisc
  11. 11 This Time Funk Deluxe Salsoul
  12. 12 Soul Recession (Club Edit) Double Exposure Soultronics
  13. 13 A Funky Space Reincarnation Marvin Gaye Polydor
  14. 14 Barely Breaking Even Universal Robot Band Red Greg             


Soul Of Sydney & Our House Sydney are blessed to present a very special June Long Weekend event featuring renowned NYC DISCO & EARLY HOUSE producer and DJ, JOHN MORALES (M+M Productions, BBE RECORDS) & Sydney’s own disco king Stephen Allkins (Love-Tattoo). 

NYC Disco Legend : JOHN MORALES (M+M Productions, BBE RECORDS).
Sydney Disco Legend: Stephen Allkins [LOVE-TATTOO]
Frenzie (Groove Therapy)
Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Our House)
Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Friends
Jason Sennitt (Melbourne)
Michael Zac
Eadie Ramia

Tickets: – $10 – Early Bird Tickets (Sold Out)
$15 – Gen. Release.( On Sale Now)
$20 – Final Release (Soon)

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John returns to Sydney after absolutely tearing the roof off our party in April 2012 and playing spots all over the world on the back of his killer new release.

M + M Mixes Vol III : NYC Underground Disco Anthems & Unreleased Edits out on BBE RECORDS

John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 1000 songs on his own, and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). Known in the industry as an innovator and chance taker, John has always welcomed the challenge of working with new artists and can lay claim to being one of the originators of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Having worked, remixed or edited everyone from Marvin Gaye, Inner Life, Jocelyn Brown, Fantastic Aleems, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Evelyn Thomas, Fantastic Aleems, Brass Construction, War, Candi Staton, Loletta Holloway, First Choice, Salsoul Orchestra & Double Exposure just to name a few, expect John to give a FUNK & DISCO lesson covering 30+ years of the sound that shaped music as we know it today.


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

We are excited to be also be hosting a 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.

Who will also be playing along our own Soul of Sydney DJ’s, Phil Toke, Shan Frenzie (Groove Therapy Radio – 2ser), Michael Zac & Eadie Ramia.

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In 1975 while working as a DJ in local Bronx club, John Morales realised that he wanted to lengthen the duration of some of his records. Back then the duration of most records was 3 to 4 minutes, so by using his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades, John started splicing tape for endless hours and became one the first DJ’s to create the ‘extended mix’ (or ‘remix’ in it’s original form). In doing so, he realised that he could achieve a similar outcome by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings. This formed the basis for his acclaimed (deadly) medleys. John says “I can still see the 100′s of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape”. John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ’s could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: ‘Dance and Shake Your Tambourine‘ by ‘The Universal Robot Band‘ and the classic ‘I’m Caught Up” by Inner Life. However some of his early mixes and edits, even those officially released, were and remain uncredited and so might not appear in his discography! John has worked for numerous acts and has been involved in the creation of over 500 songs – both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions). John Morales can lay claim to being one of the most important figures in the creation of the extended mix, remix and re-edit concept.

Please Note: Our last 4 parties have completely sold out so be sure to lock in a spot on the dancefloor early for this special show.

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SOUL MUSIC FROM THE GODS! Fire We Make – Alicia Keys ft. Maxwell

Such a beautiful musical collaboration between two of our era’s finest..





VIDEO – SOUL – Charles Bradley – Noisey Meets (daptone records)

Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band, Jaz...

Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band, Jazz Fest Wien 2011 (in front of the Rathaus in Vienna). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Bradley is no stranger to hard times. The singer, nicknamed the “Screaming Eagle of Soul,” cut his teeth working in kitchens and as a handyman before finally landing a break and releasing his debut full-length, “No Time For Dreaming,” at the age of 62, on the acclaimed Daptone Records. Lauded by fans and critics alike, the album earned its place on numerous best-of lists, and sent Charles, the consummate performer, to sold-out shows across the globe.

MIXTAPE: NEO SOUL, FUNK: The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) Mix by DJ Spinna

Mark de Clive-Lowe playing a dope innercity warehouse space next week, this one is going to be killer, be sure to get tix here –>

The Best of Mark de Clive-Lowe mixed by the legendary DJ Spinna includes 34 tracks of MdCL productions, remixes and collaborations with Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), DJ Spinna, Phil Asher (Restless Soul), Zed Bias and more. The mix takes you on a journey covering an array of genres including downtempo, soul, breaks, and house.

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s ninth solo album, ‘Renegades’ is out now on Tru Thoughts Records.

1. Freesoul Sessions – EP1 Part III (Live) (Antipodean)
2. MdCL – Koko + Lee Roe (Mashibeats)
3. MdCL presents Rahel – Hope (Mashibeats)
4. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Bembe Segue – Heaven (ABB Soul)
5. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Pino & Mashi (ABB Soul)
6. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – We Renegades (Tru Thoughts)
7. The Politik feat Blu – Moonlight (Antipodean)
8. Isoul8 + MdCL – Stop Bajon (Archive)
9. Lady Alma – Running for Nothing (Antipodean)
10. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Just Wanna (Tru Thoughts)
11. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat nia andrews – The Why (Tru Thoughts)
12. Omar – Your Mess (MdCL remix) (Tru Thoughts)
13. Zed Bias feat Toddla T & MdCL – Koolade (Tru Thoughts)
14. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Omar + Sheila E – Get Started (Tru Thoughts)
15. Sandra St Victor – F.M.A.O.-ocity (instrumental) (Strategic Soul Ventures)
16. MdCL – Eight (Mashibeats)
17. Shirley Horn – Return to Paradise (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Verve)
18. Mark de Clive-Lowe & Olatunde – The Calling (Mashibeats)
19. Phlash & Friends – Running feat Shea Soul (Archive)
20. Shafiq Husayn – Nirvana (MdCL remix) (Plug Research)
21. Alison Crockett – When I Think of You (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Sol Image)
22. Aaries – Don’t Give It Up (MdCL remix) (test)
23. Mark de Clive-Lowe feat Abdul Shyllon – Relax… Unwind (MAW Records)
24. The Politik – Money (Don’t Let It Catch Ya) (Antipodean)
25. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Slide (ABB Soul)
26. DJ Spinna feat Ovasoul7 – You Should Be Loving Me (Wonderwax)
27. Yameen feat Lady Alma – Light of Love (MdCL remix) (Rumble Pack)
28. Sole Fusion feat Vee – I Got Rhythm (Dopewax)
29. MdCL presents Sy Smith – Truth (Strictly Rhythm)
30. Incognito – Feel The Pressure (Mark de Clive-Lowe remix) (Dome)
31. MusicLoveLife – The Bass that Don’t Stop (Nepenta)
32. Mark de Clive-Lowe – El Dia Perfecto (Universal)
33. Ed Motta – É muita Gig Véi !!! (MdCL remix) (Ether)
34. MdCL feat Bembe Segue – Love Broke (Mashibeats)

Purchase “Renegades” here:


CLASSIC MIXTAPE: DJ SPINNA Live on Radio (July 2004) (soul, funk, hip hop, disco, house)

DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna (Photo credit: Passetti)

DJ Spinna 2 Hours live session on WPS1 webradio. The mix is in 2 parts.

PART 1 –

PART 2 –



DEEP HOUSE SYDNEY: Phil Toke (Our House Sydney- Sylvester-Dance(Disco Heat) (1978) Vs Byron Stingily-Get up (Everybody) (1996) (soulful house classic)

Sampled Tracks of the day Phil Toke (Our House Sydney)


Here is a rare live video clip from ‘Sylvester’ performing ‘Dance(Disco Heat)in 1978 during the apex of New York‘s Disco era, the song was sampled nearly 20 years after in 1996 by Gospel/Vocal-House legend ‘BYRON STINGILY’ in the classic dance-floor warmer ‘Get Up (Everybody)’.

Sylverster-Dance(Disco Heat)

download original 12″ Mix

Byron Stingily – Get Up (Everybody)


Also for anyone into classic Chicago House & Disco stuff like this come check out the RESPECT warehouse party this Sat 20th March

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Venue Details:

Loft/Warehouse Space in Sydney CBD, 5 mins from central station, Check here on the week for venue details

Mar 20th 2009

Music: Soul, Disco, Classic Chicago House & Detroit Techno

Tickets: $10 Here or or email us here for more info :


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