Monthly Archives: February 2012
NYC Disco legend John Morales, Sunday Afternoon DJ Set, Supported by Phil Toke, Gian Arpino, Alex Dimitriadis & Soul of Sydney DJ’s ( April 1st)
Soul Of Sydney and Our House Sydney are blessed to present one of the legends (not used lightly) of New York Disco and an early pioneer of dance music production, remixing and DJ‘ing – John Morales.
John has been involved in the creation of hit DISCO records for the better part of 30 years with over 500 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.
Local supports include Gian Arpino, Phil Toke, Alex Dimitriades, Phil Hudson & Soul of Sydney DJ’s
Special limited $15 presale tickets are available via email from either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Also check out www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty for more ticket info.
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.
Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair (John Morales Edit)
Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin Live Rare Long M+M Long Beach 1981
Inner Life -Aint No Mountain – Breakdown Mix
In a city brimming with the best music innovators past and present, Rick is a prominent Detroit identity who has firmly influenced the revered musical spirit of the Motor City. His now closed record store Vibes, supplied the best of the best with the records that changed the way the world danced. Rick has worked alongside electronic music luminaries such as Juan Atkins and Derrick May and is the oft-forgot, but vital member of the 3 Chairs, with Marcellus Pittman, Theo Parrish and Kenny Dixon Jnr aka Moodymann.
Rick encompasses every facet of a true DJ that we admire and aspire to. A versatile music selector – with DJ sets including R & B, Hip Hop, Techno and his favoured House and Disco. A pioneering producer – with seminal releases on labels such as KDJ, Stilove4music and Rush Hour – and a long time party promoter. Rick has learned over his 24 year career in the music industry that it takes more than a few good records to create everything that a party needs to be.
Rick will be given the keys to One22 and we will let him play for as long as he wants – so expect something big! Boasting an amazing Klipsch Sound System coupled with Boom Boom E&S DJR400 Rotary Mixer this intimate 200 capacity venue is surely going to be the place to be!
Support from Boom Boom Resident Daniel Lupica and special guest Claire Morgan and Magda Bytnerowicz
Tickets for $25 on RA
More on the door..
King Britt at his finest hour with a classic House remake of the DISCO masterpiece “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life“, taken from his 1997 album “When The Funk Hits The Fan” that features everything from Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop as well as a few Soulful House cuts like this.
King Britt Presents Sylk 130 – When The Funk Hits The Fan
|Jimmy Leans Back||2:42|
|City (5-6 Theme)||5:09|
|Gettin Into It||4:30|
|When The Funk Swings||7:14|
|Taggin & Braggin||3:18|
|Incident On The Couch||1:04|
|A Day In The Life||3:42|
|Last Night A DJ Saved My Life||5:07|
|When The Funk Hits The Fan||5:36|
- GOSPEL SOULFUL JAZZY HOUSE: DJ Oji & Una – We Lift Our Hands At The Sanctuary (Friday Night At The Sanctuary Mix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- SOULFUL JAZZY HOUSE: Studio Apartment ft Kenny Bobien – Isnt she lovely (Original), (DJ Oji Lovely Remix) & (DJ Kawasaki Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- SOULFUL DEEP HOUSE: Masters At Work & India: A Match Made in Soulful House Heaven (sydneyunderground.org)
- The Erykah Badu Remixes #2: Bag Lady (Miguel Migs Remix) (DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE) (sydneyunderground.org)
- DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE: Michael Jackson – Rock With You (Frankie Knuckles Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Serving Soul / Borneo Beer House (anathalyst.wordpress.com)
- The Sam Champs Remixes: Erykah Badu, Dángelo, (soulofsydney.org)
- Latin, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop Podcast: Juzzlikedat Live on Departure Lounge Radio: Sat 4th Feb (soulofsydney.org)
- VIDEO: Erykah Badu LIVE at Coachella 2011 (soulofsydney.org)
- Norman Jay @ Sydney Festival Block Party Vibes (soulofsydney.org)
GOSPEL HOUSE DEEP: Kenny Bobien LIVE- Shall Not Be Moved @ Cheers Party, Djoon, Paris. October 20th 2007
Kenny Bobien sings “I Shall Not Be Moved” at Cheers Party, Djoon, Paris.
October 20th 2007.