soulfest

Jhenè Aiko To Perform an Up Close & Personal Sydney Show

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If you’ve been reading this blog over the past few months, you’ll know how excited we are for the sophomore offering of Soulfest, Australia’s predominant soul, hip hop and R&B festival.

And what’s even more exciting is that they’re starting to announce the sideshows that will BE happening in between the major festival days.
Just like Jhenè Aiko did this week with her announcement of an intimate Sydney sideshow. Yes. Yes. YES!!

Lauryn Hill Is ‘Feeling Good’

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To accompany the release of Netflix’s upcoming Nina Simone documentary, “What Happened, Miss Simone?”, a number of musicians have recorded covers of some of the jazz, blues and gospel icon’s most memorable songs. The compilation ‘Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone’, which is due out on July 10th, features songs by Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Common, Alice Smith and Simone’s daughter Lisa, among others.

Ms Lauryn Hill gives us a taste of her cover of the classic ‘Feeling Good’.

Soulfest 2015

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Organisers for SOULFEST have announced a massive line-up artists for their October event this year, led by Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, and De La Soul amongst many others that are sure to make your jaw drop.

Click the image for all the info and make sure you set your alarms for 10am, May 27 to purchase those tickets! This is bound to SELL OUT.

D’Angelo and The Vanguard: Sugah Daddy

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Last night, while scrolling through my Twitter feed, I was attracted to the news that Red Bull were going to be releasing a free download of D’Angelo’s new single the following evening for their new campaign #20Before15. I immediately clicked retweet and signed up for the mailing list to be one of thousands to hear the new tune.

Now, you can too. Click through for an exclusive listen of D’Angelo’s new single.

Michael Duchesne is Making His Mark in Australian Soul Music

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Michael Duchesne is set to make his mark in Australian soul music once he launches his EP, Take Me, this Thursday in Sydney.
Duchesne believes music should transport listeners deep into the work of art and take them on a journey, which is precisely what his music and rich vocals effortlessly does.
If you’re ready to join Duchesne on this journey, check out our exclusive interview with him and make sure you head down to 505 (280 Cleveland St, Surry Hills) this Thursday at 6pm.
The perfect itinerary for your Thursday evening.

EMRSN: Brown Sugar

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With a smooth and sensual voice that will evoke all of your emotions, Melbourne artist EMRSN seems to be waving the flag for the Future Soul movement in Melbourne, Australia and beyond.

His exceptional voice cuts through the melodies and pierces the soul with every note and subtle inflection. I heard him sing live this week and you will want to see him too.

SoulFest

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A new annual music festival is coming to Australia’s East Coast in October, despite the recent troubles that the festival scene has had within the past few months.

Maybe SoulFest will be the one to prove us all wrong. Who knows?

Are you willing to take that risk?