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DEEP HOUSE, AFRO, SOUL, DISCO FUNK: SPIRIT OF HOUSE AFTERNOON SPECIAL FEAT. (ALTON MILLER) SUN OCT 11
Our House Sydney & Soul Of Sydney are proud to present one of the true pioneers of House music, ALTON MILLER (DETROIT, USA). Due to overwhelming popular demand following his Australian performances last year, Alton is back! He showed his innovation and ingenuity as a producer also extended into his DJ’ing as he seemlessly married House with his Disco Funk influences.
Alton’s musical roots are deeply connected with Detroit’s legendary club ‘The Music Institute’ which he co-founded with George Baker and Chez Damier (http://dopejams.net/index.php?p=prod…t_version=true). His trip also coincides with the release of his latest single “Waiting For You” (http://soundcloud.com/kingsofgroove/…aiting-for-you) which has attracted praise from the likes of Osunlade, Glenn Underground and Black Coffee.
So we are extremely excited to be able to have him playing a special Sunday afternoon ‘Spirit of House’ set in the open air grassed courtyard of Hermann’s Bar at Sydney University.
Expect an afternoon of exceptional music from an extraordinary talent including an eclectic mix of Deep & Soulful Motor City House flavors as well as a solid dose of the Soul & Disco Funk that has shaped and influenced his career as a Producer & DJ.
Local supports include Phil Toke, Michael Zac, Eadie Ramia, Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Dia Ibrahim (Nogora Afrobeat) on live African percussion
Limited 1st release $15 presale tickets are available from http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?414132. 2nd release $20 and $25 on the door if not sold out. Strictly limited capacity so get in quick.
*1pm – 9pm
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
WHAT IS SPIRIT OF HOUSE?
Spirit Of House is an opportunity for music lovers to celebrate and pay homage to the last 30+ years of House music & its Disco-Funk roots.We also pay tribute to the DJ’s, Producers and iconic clubs who have helped create and shape House music over the last three decades. Figures such as Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Glenn Underground, John Morales, Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Joey Negro, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, Kenny Dixon Jr, Theo Parrish, Norman Jay, Lil Louis Masters At Work, The Warehouse, Zanzibar, The Musik Box and The Paradise Garage.Call/SMS: 0415 164 425
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In what was a special day, Our House Sydney teamed up with good friends Soul Of Sydney to bring its first installment of the “Spirit Of House” Block Parties. These parties allow us to pay special tribute to 30+ years of House music and its Funk & Disco roots in FREE family friendly & PEOPLE FRIENDLY out-door locations including car parks, lane-ways, parks, roof-tops and warehouse spaces around town.
The Venue: As you can see in the picture, we didn’t end up in the park for the House Picnic as we originally intended due to some ominous clouds and some pretty temperamental Sydney weather. We did however set up our Sound in this dope inner-city Car Park location smack bang between a Chinese Temple and 3 buildings.
One for the House faithful for sure! Thank you for the support kids and look out for us doing it all again very very soon! Big luv to everyone who came down and especially the DJ’s who donated their time like true champions! Look out for them playing around town; Phil Toke (Our House Sydney), James Scott (Co-Op), Phil Hudson, Agey, Ronney Farah (Shicago Bar) & Queen Shirene D’silva (Everywhere they play good music !)
LIVE MIXES FROM THE DAY
James Scott (Co-Op) Live @ Spirit of House Street Party
Random Soul is the brainchild of 2 of Sydneys rising dj talents, Yogi and Husky. The duo was formed in the summer of 2005 with the hopes of bringing a fresh and unique sound to dance floors across the world. With elements of soul, jazz and funk the guys are trying to bring an accessible yet underground flavour to their productions and live show in the medium of house music The duo has had signed their first release to none other than Jay-J of Moulton Studios San Francisco notoriety. Jay-j has signed the main room funk track Key to Soul to be the follow up release to the launch of his new label Shifted Music, out of NYC. Following the signing to Jay-js label, Random Soul came to the attention of house music stalwart Miguel Migs. He has signed a number of their tracks to his internationally popular U.S. based label, Salted Music. The boys EP reached number 1 on traxsource and has already been on high rotation with the worlds largest house djs, including dj Heather, Grant Nelson, Richard Earnshaw, Joshua Heath and Miguel Migs himself.
MORE FROM RANDOM SOUL ONLINE
- The Erykah Badu Remixes #2: Bag Lady (Miguel Migs Remix) (DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Miguel Migs: Outside the Skyline (Review) (popmatters.com)
- Deep House Tribute to Martin Luther King: Mr Fingers – Can You Feel It (original I Have a Dream Edit) (sydneyunderground.org)
- GOSPEL SOULFUL JAZZY HOUSE: DJ Oji & Una – We Lift Our Hands At The Sanctuary (Friday Night At The Sanctuary Mix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Mixtape Monday: It’s ALL Peace ‘n Love (soularadiance.wordpress.com)
- ‘Three Decades of House Music Tribute Mix Series’ ~ Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM (undergroundhousetv.com)
- ‘Three Decades of House Music Tribute Mix Series’ ~ Mr. Fabulous-DJ FM (djspencechicago.com)
- Sleazy Mcqueen – Reconnect Ep (recordlabelservices.com)
- David Sabat: DJ of the Month-December (househeadspeaks.com)
ABOUT LA FIESTA
La Fiesta has grown over the past six years into an all out, show stopping, dance floor pumping collective that combines decks, sax, live killer vocal hooks and body shaking drums and percussion.
This collective has performed at the biggest festivals and the most exclusive events on the social calendar including: Field Day, Homebake, Good Vibrations, Playground Weekender, Falls Festival and Big Day Out. La Fiesta has held residencies at the most elite venues Australia has to offer including Home, Family, Tank, Argyle, Favela, Bourbon, Establishment and Coogee Palace …
With a mix of up to 6 exuberant members with endless musical genre knowledge, it’s impossible for Fiesta’s sound to be limited. La Fiesta’s sound and energy sees no demographic or age barrier. Fiesta creates versatile and eclectic house music mixes of funk, latin, soul, breaks, party anthems and electro wherever they go. Never has there been a sound system that can adapt so effortlessly between club and corporate, covering every genre and every dance-floor.
Fiesta feels as at home on a festival stage as they will at your party or venue.
LINKS & BOOKINGS
LA FIESTA ONLINE
HOUSE MUSIC ROYALTY is in the building.Detroit’s house music legend TP is coming to Sydney on Sat 24th Sept presented by OUR HOUSE MOVEMENT. He will be paying particular tribute to the FUNK, GOSPEL & DISCO roots that fashioned the HOUSE sounds he plays/produces today.
Check out this video from DEMF a couple of years back for HYPE!
Our House Sydney is proud to present one of House music’s most gifted dj’s, Terrence Parker. Growing up with Detroit legends such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson, Terrence has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and he is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
Detroit has been credited as one of the Soul Music capitals of the world, spawning legendary artists like The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross just to name a few. In the mid 1980s, Detroit’s Underground Music Movement has brought rise to artists such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Blake Baxter, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, UR, Jeff Mills, and a host of others. But unlike the aforesaid names, Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, remixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House Music, and is known as a pioneer of the Inspirational / Gospel House movement!
As a DJ, Terrence Parker (known to many as “TP”) has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skillful turntablism style of playing House Music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones; causing some to give him the nick name, “Telephone Man”. Others call him the “Telephone Man” because he has answered the CALL to bring us music to feed our souls!
TP has performed as a DJ in hundreds of cities throughout the world. These events range from night clubs (large and small) to music festivals with more that 100,000 people. Since 1988, TP has released more than 100 recordings on various labels, and has had top 20 hits with his songs “Love’s Got Me High”, “The Question” and albums like “Detroit After Dark” in the U.K., The Netherlands, Germany, and France.
Terrence’s high quality of music productions, remixes, and DJ skill has been recognized by organizations such as the Detroit Historical Museum’s History of Techno International Exhibit, and Indiana State University’s Department Of African American Music And Culture. TP’s collective musical works and pioneering efforts have been recognized as a valuable
contribution to Detroit’s music history, as well as the International History Dance Music.
Terrence is also a well respected remixer. His remix projects include such popular artists as Kelly Rowland, Vickie Winans, Lyfe Jennings, Michelle Williams, Trinitee 5:7, Omarion feat. Bow Wow, Aaron Carl, Tiffany Evans feat Ciara, Wyclef feat Akon, Beyonce & Shakira, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Shaun Escoffery, Ce Ce Winans, Dr. Charles Hayes & The Cosmopolitan Church Of Prayer Choir, Amerie, Chris Brown, Anointed Pace Sisters, Upper Street, and many more.
Terrence has also been busy working on his own projects with artists like Coco Street which are featured on TP’s digital music label called Parker Music Works! In addition to TP’s first label venture known as Intangible Records, TP’s music has also been released on labels such as Studio K7 (Germany), Network/Six6 (UK), KMS (USA), Simply Soul (USA), Deconstruction (UK), Superb Ent. (Japan), as well as major labels Universal, EMI, Virgin, and Sony/BMG.
Local supports include Phil Toke, Phil Hudson, Eadie Ramia and Michael Zac
Limited $20 presale tickets are available from www.ourhousesydney.com. or $25 on the door. Strictly limited capacity so get in quick.
This party is proudly supported by http://sydneyunderground.org/
- CLASSIC DEEP HOUSE: Seven Grand Housing Authority Feat. Terrence Parker-Loves Got Me High (sydneyunderground.org)
- “What Is House Music?” (undergroundhousetv.wordpress.com)
- CHICAGO HOUSE CLASSIC: Adonis – We’re Rockin Down The House (Original Trax Record Version) (sydneyunderground.org)
- CLASSIC NEW YORK HOUSE: Lil Louis – Club Lonely vs The Conversation (Original Sydney Underground 15 Min Edit) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Hop On – Hop Off: Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House (joeychong.wordpress.com)
- Secure Parking wins iconic City of Sydney parking site (secureparking.wordpress.com)
- Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun (Remix) (sydneyunderground.org)
- DETROIT DEEP AFRO HOUSE,HI TECH SOUL: Theo Parrish – Children of the Drum Feat. Jerry The Cat (sydneyunderground.org)
- CLASSIC DETROIT HOUSE: Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) Vs Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Original) (sydneyunderground.org)
- Detroit Techno: DJ Bone – BBC Radio Mix 2011 (sydneyunderground.org)