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Glass Island – Soul Harbour x Inner Sauce pres. JAZZIE B

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Hot off the heels of their sold out 30 th Anniversary Tour of Australia Soul II Soul founder Jazzie B will continue to grace us with his presence for his DJ tour across Australia.

Joined by long-time collaborator Zepherin Saint who recently remixed their hits ‘Back to Life’ and ‘Keep on Movin’ to commemorate their 30 th Anniversary, Zepherin will be on opening the room for Jazzie as they bring the London sound to Melbourne.

Soul II Soul’s Soundsystem roots came to life in the London warehouse scene in the mid 80’s which led to the their own legendary Sunday night parties at Africa Centre in London. Unlike other sound systems on the same circuit, Soul II Soul wasn’t just about the big-name DJs, it was about a vibe, culture and fashion. And that vibe not only gained more street credibility, but it had spilt over into another scene.

“You had people from all walks of life at the Africa Centre. A very eclectic crowd”

The Soul II Soul sound was original, new, fresh, and infectious, but above all it was a UK thing. It was homegrown. It represented without alienating itself. And the masses couldn’t get enough of it. Jazzie enjoyed chart success with ‘Keep On Moving’ and ‘Back To Life’. And he and Soul II Soul quickly became household names.

America embraced Jazzie B and Soul II Soul. In 1990 they picked up 2 Grammy’s. Jazzie was given the keys to seven cities in the US, including LA and New York, and the NAACP has honoured him. There’s even a Soul II Soul day in America.

From the beginning of those heady, high profile days of the late 80s, right up to today Jazzie B has not only produced a string of successful cuts for Soul II Soul, but he’s also managed to produce and re-mix tracks for the likes of The Fine Young Cannibals, Incognito, Maxi Priest, Charlene Smith, James Brown, Kym Mazelle, Rose Windross, Family Stand, Cheryl Lynn, Public Enemy, J.T. Taylor, Johnny Gill, Charlotte, Caron Wheeler, Isaac Hayes, Sinead O’Connor, Alison Williams, Teena Marie, Ziggy Marley, The Jones Girls, Nas, and Destiny’s Child.

To date Soul II Soul have sold over 6.8 million albums in over 35 territories worldwide. Jazzie has accreditation on over 35 million albums in over 100 territories, Soul II Soul have product on over 200 compilation CDs.

This will be an evening of musical bliss capturing musical highlights from Jazzie B’s incredible career.

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