Track of the Day: Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy (Tribute by Femi Kuti, Macy Gray, Nile Rogers, Roy Hargrove, D’Angelo, Positive Force, The Soultronics)


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Its been belting down rain & freezing all week in Sydney, but this dope remake paying tribute to FELA should get you a little warmer for at least 6 minutes. There is some amazing musicians doing there thing on this one; Femi Kuti, D’angelo,Roy Hargrove and Macy Gray all one one tune.

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Taken from compilation Red Hot + Riot : The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti, put out by Red Hot Organization as a fundraising tool for AIDS awareness efforts. The compilation is inspired by the works of  the late Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, was released by MCA on October 15, 2002 and featured more than three dozen artists on a score of tracks.

Track listing

  1. “Fela Mentality” (Intro) – Fela Kuti
  2. “Kalakuta Show” – Gift of Gab & Lateef
  3. “Interlude: Live At Kalakuta” – Fela Kuti
  4. “Shuffering & Shmiling” – Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, Jorge Ben and Bilal
  5. “Interlude: Gimme Shit” – Mixmaster Mike
  6. “Water No Get Enemy” – Mixmaster Mike
  7. “Water No Get Enemy” – D’Angelo, Femi Kuti, Macy Gray and The Soultronics (featuring Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove)
  8. “Gentleman” – Me’Shell NdegéOcello & Yerba Buena (featuring Ron Blake)
  9. “Years Of Tears and Sorrow” – Common and Djelimady Tounkara
  10. “Shakara / Lady (Part One)” – Cheikh Lo
  11. “Shakara / Lady (Part Two)” – Cheikh Lo, Les Nubians and Manu Dibango
  12. “Don’t Worry About My Mouth O” (African Message) – Fela Kuti
  13. “Zombie (Part One)” – Bugz In The Attic (featuring Wunmi)
  14. “Zombie (Part Two)” – Nile Rodgers & Roy Hargrove
  15. “No Agreement” – Res, Tony Allen, Ray Lema, Baaba Maal, Positive Black Soul and Archie Shepp
  16. “So Be It” – Kelis
  17. “Interlude: This Is An Ashanti Proverb” – Fela Kuti
  18. “By Your Side” – Sade (Cottonbelly Remix)
  19. “Colonial Mentality” – Yerba Buena
  20. “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” – Baaba Maal and Taj Mahal (featuring Kaouding Cissoko)

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A Socceroo Fans Hip Hop Therapy: A Tribe Called Quest Featuring Faith Evans – Stressed Out (Raphael Saadiq Remix)


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This is some musical therapy were sending out to the Socceroo fans waking up disenchanted and perhaps a little hung-over today after watching last nights World Cup draw with Ghana.

The Faith Evans vocals and rework by Raphael Saadiq on this ATCQ classic should put you in a better mood.

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  1. Stressed Out (Raphael Saadiq’s Remix) download
  2. Stressed Out (Album Version)
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  3. Stressed Out (Bjork’s Say Dip Mix) download
  4. Stressed Out (tribed out mix) download
  5. Stressed Out (Instrumental) download

Also, If you haven’t heard yet A Tribe Called Quest will be playing August 11th at Horden Pavillion, tickets and more info at Ticketek (Link).

Thanks to Niche Productions, Peace Music and TrentSlingshot or making that happen.

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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)

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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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Australian Music Tribute # 1: Classic Australian Funk, Hip Hop & Soul Music Videos


With Australia day just gone we though we should do our bit for the country &  put together a mix-tape of our favorite home grown music videos. Here is our selection of local Hip Hop, Soul & Funk videos that would go rock any Australia Day BBQ.

Ray Mann Three- Smile

Music video by The Ray Mann Three performing “Smile”. Directed by Louis Westgarth and Ray Mann. (C) 2008 Ray Mann. From the album “The Ray Mann Three”

The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Directed by Rob Leggatt and Leigh Marling.

The Cat Empire – Days Like These

Pnau ‘Journey Agent’

Pnau’s classic adventure in 50’s style and attempted substance. Directed by James Littlemore and art directed/illustrated by Stepahnie Anderson

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Australian Music Tribute # 1: Classic Funk, Hip Hop & Soul Music Videos


With Australia day just gone we though we should do our bit for the country &  put together a mix-tape of our favourite home grown music videos. Here is our selection of local Hip Hop, Soul & Funk videos that would go rock any Australia Day BBQ.

Ray Mann Three- Smile

Music video by The Ray Mann Three performing “Smile”. Directed by Louis Westgarth and Ray Mann. (C) 2008 Ray Mann. From the album “The Ray Mann Three”

The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Directed by Rob Leggatt and Leigh Marling.

The Cat Empire – Days Like These

Pnau ‘Journey Agent’

Pnau’s classic adventure in 50’s style and attempted substance. Directed by James Littlemore and art directed/illustrated by Stepahnie Anderson

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Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson) @ JembeMusic 3rd Bday + Oz Tour Promo Mix &; Departure Lounge Mix


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Friday January 15

@ Melt (12 Kellet St Kings Cross)

Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson & Wonderwheel NYC)

Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes Ger)

Huwston (Knowfool)

James Locksmith

Grant Naylor on percussion

Info:

Facebook Event

JembeMusic @ Facebook

JembeMusic Website

Mixes:

  1. Nickodemus On Departure Lounge Radio (Sat 9th Jan 2010)
  2. Nickodemus Australian Tour Promo

JembeMusic

After 3 years of specialist music services, unique events, album launches, soundsystems, and now also a resourceful blog. The independent JembeMusic is turning a big 3 years old. Celebrating in style, we have two special globe trotters coming to the party. From Brooklyn NYC, legendary DJ Nickodemus returns to the heat of the Australian summer for his “Sun People” tour (how appropriate).

Come along, dance and enjoy a unique intimate show, bringing his funk, soul, hip hop, house, disco, and global beats signature, together with the eclectic dancefloor jazz selector, direct from Germany’s Vinyl Vibes party and label, Karsten John. Also spinning, are music addicts and pushers, James Locksmith and Huwston and we have one of Australia’s most sought after percussionists, Grant Naylor hitting the skins (no pun intended). This is a birthday party that everyone is invited to and certainly one not to be missed!

Limited capacity, $15 on the door, no presales!

Doors open 10pm, close 5am, no lockout

12 Kellet St Kings Cross http://www.meltbar.com.au

info@jembemusic.net

http://www.jembemusic.net/

http://www.nickodemus.com/

Nickodemus Mixes

#1 Nickodemus Australian Promo Mix

  1. “Gimme the Sunshine” by Sunshipp

  2. “Nao Posso Demorar (Dubben Remix) JuJu Orchestra by Solaris
  3. “Son Montuno” Una Mas Trio
  4. “Brookarest” by Nickodemus feat Taraf de Haidouks (The Pimps of Joytime Remix)
  5. “Gosalo” by The Pimps of Joytime
  6. “Disco Trippin” by Amplified Orchestra
  7. “N’Dini” by NIckodemus (Tal M Klein Remix)
  8. “Jennaty” by The Spy from Cairo feat Ghalia Benali
  9. “Tropical Treats Cumbia Re-edit”
  10. “Conmigo” by Nickodemus feat Sammy Ayala
  11. “Soy Del Valle” by Quantic y Su Combo Barbaro feat by Shantel
  12. “Sun Children” by Nickodemus feat The Real Live Show (Pablo Sanchez Remix)
  13. “Ala Shan” by The Spy from Cairo

#2 Nickodemus On Departure Lounge Radio, Flight #9010

Radio 2SER (107.3) Saturday, 9th January, 2010

Flight Over the Hudson with Nickodemus

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Check out Departure Lounge on Radio 2ser 107.3 or streamed @ 2ser.com Saturdays 3-5pm with El Chino for weekly Nu-Jazz, Funk, & Soul

Facebook fan page Here & previous show podcasts/tracklisting Here

Sun Children by Nickodemus feat The Real Live Show

Nickodemus – Funky In The Middle