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March 10th 2018 in Taipei – “The Soul, Sweat & Swank Show” – 10 Year Anniversary

On Saturday March 10th, 2018, “The Soul, Sweat & Swank Show”, the most successful funky party in Taiwan, celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary in style. Join us for what will be a huge night, paying homage to our history and the genres of funk, soul, disco, jazz and r&b.

Over the last ten years, ‘SSS’ has been held at Taipei’s Barcode (x1), Roxy Rocker (x4), The Beat (x1), Revolver (x5), Triangle (x1) and Bliss LiveHouse (x4).


Honestly, ten years ago we never dreamed we’d make it this far, so we are indebted to everyone who’s been involved, from the performers, to the fans and the venues/staff that have helped stage so many wonderful shows. 

[Special Feature #1]
For this party we feature long time collaborator and resident, Mr DJ Zulu, who returns from Shanghai for one night only! Plus, he will be promoting a Compilation CD which showcases some of the finest Taiwanese Funk and Soul from years gone by. This stuff is rare and took over two years to compile! It includes full liner notes and can be purchased at the event.

[Special Feature #2]
Live Electric Guitar from Flo Philippe! Flo is aFrench guitarist based in Taiwan who will be providing some extra fire to proceedings. He is also celebrating his birthday on March 10th so be sure to buy him a shot!

The full lineup features performers from five different countries. All the DJs use turntables and vinyl. See you at Rocker, March 10th and let’s make this the best one yet!

DJ Re:Soul (UK)
DJ Zulu (Spain)
DJ Agustin (Mexico)
DJ 吳俊雄 (Taiwan)
Flo Philippe: LIVE Electric Guitar (France)

 

ROXY ROCKER

台北市和平東路一段177號B1

B1.No.177, Sec. 1, Heping E. Rd., Taipei 106

Jan 19th – Soul Funk United at Unïco Shanghai

Take a deep dive into dance culture, from the roots of timeless tunes to the latest dancefloor anthems, this Friday January 19th at UNÏCO Shanghai.

Carrying with them a baggage of more than two decades spinning records, DJ Zulu & DJ Titi are set to unearth the grooviest tunes for a night of endless dancing alongside Thomas Dyani on Live Percussion.

UNICO SHANGHAI – Three on the Bund, 2F, No. 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road by Guangdong Road

January 5th 2018 – DJ Zulu at Marula Café Barcelona

It’s always a pleasure to play at home. Especially when it’s in a proper place, with the proper music and crowd.

Marula Café (both in Madrid & Barcelona) is an oasis for music lovers in Spain. But also is for those scarce vinyl DJs into funk, soul, latin and disco grooves with no fillers. Its customers, composed by regulars and random visitors, are mostly a well-balanced (I should say well-educated) audience and they know what to expect inside. Basically open-minded, eager to enjoy the night while keeping odd song requests to the minimum and very spontaneous on the dancefloor, as long as the energy keeps flowing between them and the DJ with a healthy variety of rhythms; avoiding long and dull mixes at constant BPMs, so common in those mostly computerized, auto-synced and quantized DJ sets of today.

The Marula Barcelona’s resident DJs are doing an awesome job for the last decade, keeping the weekends of this medium-sized club on fire: better known as The Presidentes (the big boss Antonio Requena, record dealer Machito Boogaloo from Barcelona City Records and veteran DJ Harry Callahan -also half of the great label Rocafort Records), their nights are a journey through the best afrolatin sounds, all sorts of funk and soulful disco, brazilian rarities and boogie beats.

If you are in Barcelona (or Madrid), you definitely should stop by Marula Café. Also keep an eye on their program of concerts and live acts, with top-notch local and international funky bands mostly every week. Oh, also drinks are good, and the bar staff is friendly.

It has been a pleasure both as a listener and DJ. Thanks and see you next time!

DJ Zulu Presents The Secret Grooves vol. 2: Taiwan Soul

This is Taiwan Soul.

3 years in the making, and 5 years after the first volume, The Secret Grooves vol. 2 is out!

34 taiwanese tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s containing raw eastern soul, massive funky breaks, rare latin kicks, deep aboriginal roots and amazing boogie / disco edits

Unveiling beats still unknown to many serious crate diggers, music collectors, rare funk DJs and sampling producers. Limited number of CD copies available!

Many thanks to everyone involved in this project!

Very special thanks to Kevin Hsen and DJ Andy K.

ORDER A COPY HERE

Osaka Monaurail 25th Anniversary!

On Friday, June 9th UNÏCO Shanghai witnessed what it really was a “Feast for Fans of Ferocious Funk”. The funkiest vibes took over the Bund site with the Japanese band Osaka Monaurail, led by soulful vocalist Ryo Nakata, in an extremely energetic Live that celebrated 25 years since the formation of the music band!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unico Shanghai presents Lady Ipanema

EVERY THURSDAY

LADY IPANEMA
SAMBA, LATIN HOUSE, NEW BRAZILIAN BEATS

Every Thursday at UNICO SHANGHAI, LADY IPANEMA, takes you into the fascinating world of Brazilian sounds that inspired generations of artists. Fusing the classics of Latin Jazz, Sambas and Soul Bossanovas with Baile Funk and other beats directly from the Favelas, DJ Zulu will ensure the freshness of the selection.

Freshly made Fruit Caipirinhas are 50RMB each for all guests all night FREE FLOW FOR LADIES FROM 9:30PM TO 10:30PM

 



Address:
Three on the Bund, 2nd Floor No.3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai Crossing Guang Dong Road
上海市黄浦区中山东一路3号近广东路,外滩三号二楼