Nov 30, 2007

It's A Sine

Patrick Adams at his best, lovely piece of disco to start the weekend of for you.
This will be the last post today, you might have guessed I ain't' working to hard this arvo.
Done a little work round the house this morning and now I'm having a little M Time that's Music Time.

Oh Here we Go!

Sine - Just Let Me Do My Thing

Dusty Say's

"A great little groover from the most obscure corners of the Chicago soul scene of the 70s -- cut by a south side combo who mostly worked at weddings and private parties! "Midnight Rhythm" was actually the original name of the group, given the popularity on the local circuit of this sweet little track -- a romping bit of ensemble funk with a catchy chorus -- all served up with sweet keyboards and plenty of riffing guitar! The Part Sixx rework is great -- and starts out with a groove that's just like the original -- but then really stretches out in long waves of bassy rhythms, keyboards, and percussion!" (review by Dusty Groove)

I couldn't have said it better so I didn't... go to Dusty Groove And buy this now

Right Direction - Midnight Rhythm


That's what you need, soul power.... sing it in a James Brown styleee,
only one problem this ones not james Brown... eh!

I'm losing it.... I think,




Friday On My Mind

Hope you lot are in good spirits for the weekend, cause there's another installment of Funk Inc at Will & Tobys, you already knew didn't you...

Here's a track that's going to raise it's head over the coming festive season for a couple of reasons, firstly it's a bloody good track, secondly it's just been given the Mr Day treatment, by way of a completely new remake.
I'm giving you the original today cause I haven't quite got my greasy little hands on the new version, don't worry soon as I do you will get treated here at SS blog for sure.
Don't know to much about the original version other than it was released on the Ovide Label as a B side. It's on a couple of Compilations though, check out Earthtones - Bobbito on BBE

Sebastian Williams - Get Your Point Over

Nov 24, 2007

Blue Moon

Saturday afternoon in Sydney, can't watch TV as we are being bombarded with the bloody election, not that I'm a lover of the tube anyway. Here's a little thing i picked up a few days ago while trawling the tintanet. I'm fond of the odd edit now and then so here's one that you'll find on the Moton Label - edits #23, it's worth a listen,

Listen To; Blue Operator (Re-Adjustments By Diesel and Jarvis)

Nov 21, 2007

Get wid it ya all and dance to the drummers beat. Funkinc is doin the do again December 1st at Will & Toby's. SoulShaker djs will be joined by Mark Walton & Ian Spicer for a night of dance floor soul, funk nuggets and original disco classics. What more do I need say, this is the real deal and ya know ya want it....

Nov 16, 2007

Thank God It's Friday

OK peeps, here's one to get the weekend feeling started a little early, any one who's known me for a while knows I'm a Keni fan from way way back, this is one of his finest pieces of work, no, not his finest, I'll post up a re-edit of that track next week, maybe.

Keni Burke - Let Somebody Love You

Grip My Hips And Move Me

Had a quick chat on the skype this morning with my good mate Dean, He recently purchased this track at one of those crappy New York 2nd hand record stores, don't you hate those smelly rat invested places, I do, I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those shit holes, (that's the nasty, green with envy side of me coming out, sorry) anyway, after a quick search of the hard drive, here it is in it's full original glory.

Cracking Disco belter...

Mike & Brenda Sutton - Don't Let Go Of Me

Nov 13, 2007

quit for life

Been on my twice yearly trip away with the boys, let myself down once again... all for a good cause though, when my head finally clears I'll let you know what that good cause is.
Thought this track was rather apt, seeing as I was lured to the evils of the little gold box again, now suffering with a sore throat, idiot. Anyway, a cracker of a 45 that I picked up in Melbourne a couple of visits ago, bands called Smoke, tracks called Oh Love, easing me into the week nicely.

listen; Smoke - Oh Love

Nov 12, 2007

Ripping it up at W&T's

Belleruche gig was great and it was a real bummer if you didn’t get to see their quirky lil’ act. Like Portishead on a fresh prescription of uppers from the local GP. I must admit and blow my own trumpet that I played a cracker of a set and am now so eager for the next Funkinc party. I dug my heels in and played a furious funk 45 set, one of which I’ve given you a little sample of here. The Kay Gees theme to the TV show Party, “Hustle wit Every Muscle"
The Kay Gees, A funk outfit formed in Jersey City, NJ, Kay-Gee's had some valuable mentors in Kool & the Gang, specifically Ronald Bell, who was happy to serve as producer, arranger, and sometimes songwriter for his younger brother Kevin's band. I’ve never been sure what the name Kay Gees represented and always thought it were a acronym spin of Kool & The Gang, especially with the tight relationship. Non the less they played and recorded some blow funk tracks and I’m glad to have this and few other on original Gang records 45’s

Listen to: Hustle Wit Every Muscle

Nov 6, 2007

SoulShaker Djs Support BELLERUCHE

SoulShaker Dj’s are back at Will & Toby’s this Saturday playing Support to Belleruche from UK via Tru thoughts records: Like Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Christian and Cut Chemist stuck in a dusty second hand record store with wine and a sampler, Belleruche make turntable soul music.

Click on the flyer for all the info

Here's Some Cocaine from the Funkinc party.

Funkinc was a cracker! despite pissing down torrential rain and many diehard friends deserting us to go south of the boarder for a horse racing festival... we still filled the joint and had it jumping. We had a special surprize courtesy of Fat Freddy's Drop Dj Ho Pepa jumping on the decks to lay some wax as a little treat after their gig.
Here’s a Fresh new local cut from Mark Walton, he’s had kind permission from JJ Cale himself to do a dubbed out electro funk version of Cocaine. Have a listen here then go buy the album "Fretless" ya cheeky monkeys. I dropped it during my early warm up set on Saturday, it went down a treat, however you can hear Mark Walton Himself at the next Funkinc on Dec 1st!!!!! more info to flow on that subject....

List To: Cocaine

Nov 2, 2007

In Full Effect

In honor of all those days (halcyon days) spent listening to track after track on Sunday mornings, to all those people, to numerous to mention, I thank you for putting up with me and my shit, I think this qualifies as the track that got me off my arse and dancin'

A favorite....

listen to: Still There

Nov 1, 2007

Tribute from Rug

Here's one I've been playing most weekends. It comes from a veteran of the French house scene, Erik Rug however it features Dynamax of the Zulu Nation who helps to give it that authentic 80's hip hop Jam vibe. Add an infectious up tempo bassline, some cow bells, stabbing electro keys, chanting vocals, wah wahs, breakdowns and vocal references to New York in the day.... and shazzaam you have yourself a serious joint jumper! Oh yeah, almost forgot, Chris Duckenfield dropped it (unexpectedly) at Mad Racket's 9th birthday last weekend. If you're up for it, the Racketeers are having a well bowled day gig at the makka ville bowling club this Sunday. Makes for a nice recovery after the Funkinc this Saturday night.

Listen to: Rug-Tribute

Its been a bitch of a day and a few people need to work it out

Well you have guessed... oops no Ive already told you in the title of this entry what sort of a day I've had. Well that has all started to subside with a little refreshment from Breakwater. As the words of the second verse from the entry track off their 1978 self tittled album goes.... "there's conflict every day. Yeah, the people lie right in your face. They all have nothin' better to do. Dont tell them all about it, dont make more confusion. Just help make a solution, Love and happiness rules over all the bad within us...... we're gunna work it out...
Its a Breakwater gem you probably have but here it is again

Breakwater - Work it out