Our House Sydney presents ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA) Sunday April 24th


Our House Sydney returns on Sunday Easter long weekend with one of the true pioneers of House music, ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA). Visiting Australia for the first time in over 10 years, the man from the motor city will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Detroit’s legendary club ‘The Music Institute’ which he co-founded with George Baker and Chez Damier. http://vanguardsound.com/id25.html

Alton’s trip downunder also coincides with the release of his latest album, ‘Light Years Away’ which has been critically acclaimed by the likes of Osunlade, Atjazz, and Boddhi Satva. http://mixedsignals.ca/#/-in-the-house-canada

Our underground sanctuary to celebrate this special occasion will be The Manhattan Lounge, 58 Elizabeth St Sydney and will be powered by the warmth of our Turbo Sound PA system.

Local supports include Phil Toke, Michael Zac and Eadie Ramia.

Limited $20 pre sale tickets are available from www.ourhousesydney.com. Strictly limited capacity so get in quick.

A recent mix of Alton’s —–>

Alton Miller Cluberia Podcast

Alton Miller live@ Staple San Fran 01/15/00 160 min

Alton Miller Movement Detorit Mix from Deep House Pages

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A preview of his critically acclaimed latest Album ‘In Light Years’

ALTON MILLER
Growing up in the 1970s, Miller soaked up the musical environment surrounding him in the Motor City, taking a particular interest in the sounds of Motown, Philadelphia, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Santana. It was during the early ’80s once the “dance music crazed” Alton became friends with a young Derrick May that he decided to start spinning records, citing Chicago DJs such as Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles as prime influences. By the latter part of the same decade, Miller joined forces with George Baker and Chez Damier to start the Music Institute, a short-lived but legendary Detroit club that has since become near-mythical, thanks to the pioneering techno efforts of figures such as May. Following the demise of The Music Institute, Miller took an interest in Conga drumming in addition to DJing, which led to a period between 1989 and 1991 where he toured the world with his music. He then joined forces once again with May, first as an employee of the artist’s Transmat Records label, then as Aphrodisiac, the title under which he would begin releasing his music. Besides his EP on Transmat’s sublabel Fragile, he also released his music on Kevin Saunderson‘s KMS and a series of EPs on Serious Grooves. By the mid to late ’90s, he had increased his presence in the Detroit area through a number of DJ performances and a stream of stunning twelves. His latest album ‘Light Years Away’ had been critically acclamied by the likes of Osunlade, Atjazz and Boddhi Satva

OUR HOUSE NYD SPECIAL – SECRET LOCATION REVEALED


A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE PURCHASED TICKETS FOR OUR NEW YEARS DAY CELEBRATION!! THE LAST FEW REMAINING TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM www.ourhousesydney.com. THE VENUE LOCATION IS ALSO UP ON THE WEBSITE. WE WILL ALSO BE GOING PAST 1AM, SO ANYONE LOOKING TO KICK ON AFTER THE FESTIVALS HAVE FINISHED CAN CALL PHIL ON 0415 164 425 OR EMAIL ourhouse_sydney@optusnet.com.au

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Our House returns this NYD to celebrate the new year – underground style.

Join us in our indoor/outdoor sanctuary as we delve deep into our record collections for the finest House, Garage, and Disco gems.

Music selectors include James Bucknell, Gian Arpino, Phil Hudson, Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia, Toby Wilson, and The Latin Jam Crew (Live).

Tickets are $20 from www.ourhousesydney.com.

Presale tickets only. Strictly limited capacity. BYO

*This party is proudly supported by Soul Of Sydney – Funk, Disco, and House music Blog.

Randa Khamis & The Soul Kingdom (Live on Vocals) with DJs Gian Arpino and Phil Toke This Saturday 6th Nov @ Tonic Lounge


Tonic Lounge is proud to present the dynamic RANDA KHAMIS From RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM.

Randa’s last album was Produced by down under funk supremo Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos/Cookin’ On 3 Burners/Lanu) and was a steamy brew of blistering funk, impassioned soul vocals,  and edgy grittiness. Randa’s high octane vocals urge, push and provoke – so be warned!

Having supported Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Bamboos and Lionel Richie in Australia, Randa WILL have you up and dancing in an instant with her brand of 21st century deep soul.

For more info peep the gig on facebook

Band links on myspace

About Randa

https://i0.wp.com/c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/65/m_47a7d9045d154850b20b44fa19cb1c3c.jpgBorn in Jordan from Palestinian parents, raised in the working class
suburbs of Perth, Australia, singer Randa Khamis caught the black music bug early. At the age of 12 she was talking her way into local clubs,
desperate to dance to the sounds of James Brown, Parliament, Kurtis
Blow, Ann Sexton and Aretha Franklin.

During her 20’s, Randa took up Belly Dancing and wanted to start
combining the use of Arabic rhythms with soul/funk vocals. She moved to London and began working with Moroccan band MOMO, KINOBE and Sasha Baron Cohens’ brother’s band ‘Zohar’ singing in Arabic. But it was with Leigh Gracie’s deep funk band ‘Speedometer’ that she spent much of her time singing, and after supporting the legend Eddie Bo, began touring with him in New Orleans, where he passed on his vast musical knowledge about performance and song writing. With this priceless experience under her belt, she returned to Perth, ready to harness her writing and recording experiences with her new band ‘Randa & The Soul Kingdom’. Moula Bux is a return to her Middle Eastern roots entwined in her funk/soul vocal influences.

Randa & The Soul Kingdom formed out of a common desire to write and perform in an authentic pledge to their funk/soul roots. A six piece band, consisting of trumpet, sax, drums, guitar, bass and vocals, they imbue a live, classic funk sound with a dynamic fresh edge they can safely call their own striking a balance between talented musicianship and emotional content. Receiving accolades from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings when performing in support, a debut single for sale
around the world, internationally airplay and interest and some stellar live performances to sell-out crowds are just some of the reasons Randa & The Soul Kingdom have been tagged as the next jewel to come from the music womb of Perth. “If Betty Harris, Patti Drew, Donna Hathaway or The Blackbyrds are names that have any meaning to you, proudly add Randa & The Soul Kingdom to your Funk Collection”

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)

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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)

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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 : soulofsydney@gmail.com

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Sampled Track of the Day By DJ Phil Toke


Teddy Pendergrass (R.I.P)- You Can’t Hide From Yourself

This is a classic version of the great Teddy Pendergrass (R.I.P) performing; ‘You Can’t Hide From Yourself’ on Soul Train in 1979.
This was the sample used in 1997 by CHICAGO HOUSE legend ‘DJ Sneak’ in the seminal filtered disco-influenced house track ‘You Cant Hide From Your Bud’.

Teddy Pendergrass- You Cant Hide From Yourself

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DJ Sneak- You Cant Hide From Your Bud

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download or here for the A-track remix

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

click for more info

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

DJ’s: George Kristopher / Mr X / Phil Toke / MikeKon

Tickets: $10 Here or or email us here for more info : soulofsydney@gmail.com

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Podcast #6 – DJ Phil Toke : 80’s Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco mixup live @ Goldfish Kings X


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #6

A mix of some 1980’s Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco by Phil Toke (myspace) mixed live at Gold Fish Kings Cross Sydney Summer 2010

Style: 1980’s Boogie,Disco & Electro-Funk

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Catch Phil Toke paying tribute to the roots of house music @ the RESPECT warehouse party, 20th March 2010, click for more info

1. Timmy Thomas – Are You Crazy???

2. Cubby St Charles – Party

3. The Fatback Band – Finger Lickin’ Good Continue reading

Podcast #6 – DJ Phil Toke : 80's Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco mixup live @ Goldfish Kings X


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Soul Of Sydney Podcast #6

A mix of some 1980’s Electro-Funk, Boogie & Disco by Phil Toke (myspace) mixed live at Gold Fish Kings Cross Sydney Summer 2010

Style: 1980’s Boogie,Disco & Electro-Funk

Download Here

Catch Phil Toke paying tribute to the roots of house music @ the RESPECT warehouse party, 20th March 2010, click for more info

1. Timmy Thomas – Are You Crazy???

2. Cubby St Charles – Party

3. The Fatback Band – Finger Lickin’ Good Continue reading