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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RED BULL MUSIC: JOHN MORALES (M+M MIXES, BBE RECORDS) EXTENDED INTERVIEW | EARLY HOUSE DISCO FUNK SOUL DEEP BOOGIE


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

LISTEN HERE

http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-morales-fireside-chat

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.

listen here http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/john-morales-fireside-chat

  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             

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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)

On Sale Now -> www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?477361

Facebook Event -> www.facebook.com/events/494565210613267/

ABOUT OUR DJ’s
JOHN MORALES (NYC

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.

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 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.

Facebook Event -> www.facebook.com/events/494565210613267/

JOHN MORALES

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.

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

 

 

SYDNEY STREET ART PROJECT: Def Wish Cast Wall @ May Lane St Peters


Sydney Street Art Project: Def Wish Cast wall @ May Lane St Peters

Just seen this dope DWC wall our man Devlin snapped for our new collab. Sydney Street Art Project, stay close for more street art and street-scape photography below

 

AUDIO – HIP HOP, JAZZ – P.R Introspection E.P FREE DOWNLOAD – (Cult Classic Records)


P.R has just released his new free 6 track E.P on Cult Classic Records
“INTROSPECTION”

“Introspection” features Substantial, Funky DL & Carla Waye.

DOWNLOAD
http://cultclassicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/introspection-ep

ABOUT 

Diversity is a template for success for any artist, Sydney based music producer Pedram Rouzbehani known to his fans as “P.R” crafted his art around diversity drawn from life experiences & cultural upbringing.

Dubbed as a 4D producer, he exhibits the importance of not being 1 dimensional when it comes to creating his art. Despite becoming increasingly popular within the Hip Hop and R&B scene, P.R has expanded his horizons by creating Jazz, Soul, and House music.

His inspiration is drawn from his life and observing the world around him, which has created his passion to create positive music with good vibes or what he refers to it as “feel good music”. He loves to experiment with different moods of music by fusing multiple genres of current and past music.

He is influenced by Life, Sound, Film and Music (from Hip Hop to Classical). The main influences in his production style have been the great works of DJ Premier, Nujabes, 9th Wonder, Kanye West, J Dilla, Just Blaze, Hi-Tek, Statik Selektah, Alchemist & Timbaland.

In 2006 he committed himself to focusing on producing music seriously, whilst studying at university to complete his bachelor of Electronic Arts. His rentless drive started paying off as he was starting to get more attention and started to establish himself as a serious producer.

In January 2010, he released his debut mixtape “Pre-Heated” which was hosted by world famous DJ/Producer “Statik Selektah”. The mixtape featured artists from around the world such as Naledge (from Kidz in the Hall), Chaundon, Mystro, Carla Waye, 13th Son & many others. The mixtape achived great accomplishment clocking over 15,000 downloads, as well as being featured on 100+ websites, magazine articles and frequent radio air time.

In April 2010, he received a bachelor degree after completing a 4 year course in Electronic Arts, which he had studied Digital Music as one of his main subjects.

In May 2011, he released an e.p titled “Bridging The Gap” with New York legend “Ali Vegas”, with his music partner “The Iron Ghost”, under their music production duo called “Sound Kamp”.

He is currently working on many projects, including a solo e.p titled “Introspection”, plus producing for many other artists on many projects. To date, P.R has worked with a bunch of artists from all around the globe in Australia, Asia, Europe and America.

He plans to travel around Asia in 2012 to expand his music into the Asian market and work with Asian artists and labels, as well as follow in the footsteps of one of his biggest musical influences “Nujabes”, by taking on the hip-hop with jazz fused genre and getting recognized in the Japanese Music Scene.

His love for music & the cultures, as well as the joy and thrill of making music and experiencing other artists embrace and use it, are what drives him to continuously create and produce.

http://pdotr.tumblr.com/

Discography:
http://pdotr.tumblr.com/discography

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

NEW YORK DISCO: Keith Haring Birthday Tribute @ Google Doodle


Keith Haring's iconic Radiant baby

Keith Haring’s iconic Radiant baby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google Doodle celebrates Keith Haring‘s pop art. Photograph: Google

The American artist Keith Haring in 1990 at the age of 31, is being celebrated in a Google Doodle.

Haring would have been 54 on Friday and no doubt would have approved of the tribute to his brand of pop art, which drew on the New York street styles and dance music scene of the 1980s. An unabashed populist, he delighted in the idea that his work should be available to everybody – not just a clique of gallerists and rich collectors.

He first came to public attention with his chalk drawings on the New York subway in the late 1970s. This cartoonish quality continued in his later work, characterised by vivid colours and bold lines, which influenced the club scene and advertising.

Keith Haring Button-1987,by P.B.Toman fair-use

Mentored by Andy Warhol, Haring opened a small shop in SoHo in 1986 called Pop Shop, selling merchandise bearing his iconic images including T-shirts, toys, posters, badges and key rings as well as reproductions of his art. He said the idea behind the venture, reconstructed in a Tate Modern exhibition in 2009, was “to continue this same sort of communication as with the subway drawings. I wanted to attract the same wide range of people, and I wanted it to be a place where, yes, not only collectors could come but also kids from the Bronx.”

His friendship with Warhol connected Haring to rising celebrities such as Madonna, who was a regular

customer at Pop Shop in the 80s. The singer regarded Haring’s mixing of art, street and consumer culture as a major influence on her success. She has said: “Keith … managed to take something from what I call street art, which was an underground counterculture, and raise it to a pop culture for mass consumption. And I did that too.”

His last works included a painting on the rear wall of an Italian church and six animations for Sesame Street, reflecting both his versatility and the wide audience for his art.

Keith Haring

CLASSIC MIX EARLY HOUSE DISCO: Larry Levan Live @ The Paradise Garage, New York (Early 80s)


▶ Larry Levan Live @ The Paradise Garage, New York (Early 80s)