Merchants of Sound

Saturdays 6.30PM

Slick sounds with an anything attitude with hosts Phat Kat and Bully Dux.

Immerse yourself into a deep platter of global roots, dusty rarities and classic treats… spanning the world for dirty blues, psych rock, afro/latino originals and everything that’s inspired by them.

CLICK HERE for weekly playlists, music videos, gigs and interviews 

Bully Dux n Phat Kat

Phat Kat has been presenting on Eastside Radio since October 2009. Sharing ancient ideologies and ethos with her fellow merchants, her collection includes blues, old school rock’n’roll, freakbeat, world and soul/funk. She is an avid supporter of community radio with subscriber status held at fellow stations 2SER, FBi and marketing/sponsorship is her specialty at Eastside. Using the senses and her guiding muses, she keenly twirls her way through flamenco dance, Italian language and Greek cuisine.

Bully Dux  is a local deejay. He welcomes playing random weddings, Bar Mitzfahs, Sunday breakfast slots at the local cafe and sweaty warehouses parties. He cringes at corporate gigs but plays them anyway. Being dearly attached to his 2 wheelers, Bully Dux is keen to pull out his traveling paintbrushes and paint more colour on empty objects. He’s hosted and played on 2SER – Mophonics show and random blues and roots slot on Bondi FM.

HERE is a link to their blog: a collection of quotes, videos, artwork and audio files that inspire them … Merchants of Sound @ tumblr


Recent Episodes

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 21st January, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 21st January, 2017
Remi Kabaka - Brothers and Sisters
RELEASE: Black Goddess Soundtrack - LABEL: Soundway
Ata Kak - Moma Yendodo
RELEASE: Obaa Sima - LABEL: Awesome Tapes from Africa
Tash Sultana - Gemini
RELEASE: Notion (2016) - LABEL: Mom N Pop
Awa Poulo - Dimo Yaou Tata
RELEASE: Poulo Warali - LABEL: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Maya Angelou - Harlem Hopscotch
RELEASE: Caged Bird Song
The Sheiks - Ya Bi BI
RELEASE: Jungle Exotica - LABEL: Strip
Daniele Baldelli - Suruas
RELEASE: Volcano Extravaganza - LABEL: The Vinyl Factory
SOHN - Hard Liquor
Los Chiccharrons - Written Out Of History
RELEASE: iN cONGA hEAVEN, bONGO hELL (1999) - LABEL: Tummy Touch
ApaKatja - Waru
RELEASE: Single (2016) - LABEL: CAAMA
The Puddle Jumpers - Snake Charmer
RELEASE: Jungle Exotica - LABEL: Strip
Betty Davis - Hangin Out
RELEASE: The Columbia Years 1968-1969 - LABEL: Light in Attic Records
Lakuta - Bata Boy
RELEASE: Brothers & Sisters - LABEL: Tru-Thoughts
Antibalas - Him Belly no Go Sweet
RELEASE: Antibalas 2013 - LABEL: Daptone Records
Loren Ryan - Butterflies
Gospel Supremes - Sinnerman
RELEASE: Local Customs Downriver Revival - LABEL: Numero
The Frightnrs - I'd Rather Go Blind
RELEASE: EP (2015) - LABEL: Daptone Records
Tash Sultana - Jungle
RELEASE: Notion (2016) - LABEL: Mom N Pop
Maya Angelou - Life Doesnt Frighten Me
RELEASE: Cage Bird Song

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 14th January, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 14th January, 2017
Kikagaku Moyo - Green Sugar
RELEASE: House in the Tall Grass - LABEL: GuruGuru Brain
Daniele Baldelli - Tangram
RELEASE: Single - LABEL: The Vinyl Factory
Noel Ellis - Dance with Me
RELEASE: Dance with Me - LABEL: Light in the Attic Records
Gil Scott-Heron - Storm Music
RELEASE: Reflections (1981) - LABEL: Arista
Los Pentagonos - Amor Hippie
RELEASE: El Amor Es Triste (reissue 2008)
Jackie Orszascky - Im Ready
RELEASE: Soul 4 Sale
Johnnie Frierson - Heavenly Father, You've been good to us
RELEASE: Have You Been Good To Yourself - LABEL: Light In The Attic Records
The Tesky Brothers - Pain and Misery
RELEASE: Half Mile Harvest (2016) - LABEL: HMHR
Umm Kulthum - Habibi (Jarreau Vandal Remix)
RELEASE: single - LABEL: 264 sessions
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima
RELEASE: Obaa Sima (1994) - LABEL: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Lakuta - Rice & Peace
RELEASE: Brothers & Sisters (2016) - LABEL: Tru Thoughts
Trio Ternura - A Gira
RELEASE: A gira - LABEL: Polydor (1973)
Kikagaku Moyo - Kagorashi
RELEASE: House in the Tall Grass (2016) - LABEL: Guruguru Brain
Amaru Tribe - La Tribu
RELEASE: Original EP
Bonobo - Second Sun
RELEASE: Migration
Virna Lindt - Underwater Boy
RELEASE: Shiver (1983)

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 7th January, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 7th January, 2017
The Seven Ups - Track 2
Margie Hendrix - Everytime
RELEASE: RPM 78 - LABEL: Folkway Records
Eri Chiemi - Come On a My House
RELEASE: 45 single
The Peanuts - Pepito
RELEASE: Bad Bad Girls
Denise La Salle - Lick It Before You Stick Me
RELEASE: This real woman - LABEL: Ordina
Big Maybelle - Hound Dog
RELEASE: Hound Dog - LABEL: Peacock Records
Fabienne DelSol - Im Gonna Catch Me a Rat
Goody Goody - It looks like Love
Asha Puthli - Flying Fish
Elza Soares - Maria de Vila Mar
RELEASE: Brasilian Electronic Pop
Nikki Giovanni - Woman
Ruth Brown - If I cant sell it I'll keep sittin on it
RELEASE: Blues on Broadway - LABEL: Fantasy
Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heure Du mat
RELEASE: The French Mademoiselle
Francoise Hardy - Je 'suis d'accord
Chiemi Eri - Kushimoto Bushi
RELEASE: Japanese Vintage Music 1958-59
Lisa Bett - I'm Movin On
RELEASE: Bad Bad Girls
Wynonie Harris - Tell a Whale of Tale
Velma Cross - I'll Be Oh So Good
Bill Withers - Use Me
RELEASE: Still Bill - LABEL: Sussex
Margie Hendrix - Dont Destroy Me
RELEASE: Soul Fingers
Mary Ann Fischer - Wild As You Can Be
Maya Angelou - Flo and Joe
Lottie Joe Jones - I believe to my Soul
Isaac Hayes - Zeke the Freak
RELEASE: For the Sake of Love - LABEL: Polydor

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 31st December, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 24th December, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 24th December, 2016
Doug Munro and Le Pompe Attack - Winter Wonderland
RELEASE: Youtube
Gypsy Symphonic - Let it Snow
RELEASE: Youtube
The Lost Fingers - Meli Kalikimaka
RELEASE: Christmas Caravan 2016
The Lost Fingers - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
RELEASE: Christmas Caravan 2016
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Sleigh Ride
RELEASE: Christmas Caravan
The Electric Mayhem Orchestra - Zat you Santa Claus?
RELEASE: The Muppet Christmas Album
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Carolina Christmas
RELEASE: Christmas Caravan
Steve Poltz - Christmas Song ~ Live
RELEASE: Youtube
MYUU - Carol of the Bells
RELEASE: Youtube
Andrew Bird - So much wine, Merry Christmas
RELEASE: Things Are Really Great Here
Sam Sims - Hawaiian Chiristmas Song
RELEASE: Youtube
Tom Waits and Peter Murphy - Christmas Sucks
RELEASE: A Flowerhouse Collection
Gregory Page - Crack and Christmas
RELEASE: Youtube
Steve Poltz - Merry Christmas ~ Live
RELEASE: Youtube
Elvis - Blue Christmas
RELEASE: Elvis Presley Christmas Album
The Lost Fingers - Christmas Caravan
RELEASE: Christmas Caravan 2016
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
RELEASE: Mule Variations
Tokyo International Forum - Christmas Medley
RELEASE: Youtube
Gregory Page - Frank
The Monjeu - Christmas Medley
RELEASE: Youtube
Mike Pachelli - Frosty the Gypsy Jazz SNowman
RELEASE: Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas
Louis Prima - Shake Hands With Santa Claus
RELEASE: Swinging Christmas
Perry Como - Twas the NIght Before Christmas
RELEASE: Christmas

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 17th December, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 17th December, 2016
Camille Yarborough - Take Yo Praise
RELEASE: The Iron Pot Cooker (1975)
Lexy Mella - On the Air - Frankie Francis edit
RELEASE: Doing It In Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria (2016) - LABEL: Soundway Records
Letta Mbulu - Whats Wrong with Groovin
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Random Records
Sinbad - Gauche
RELEASE: A Night at the Jazz Rooms (2011) - LABEL: Mr Bongo Records
George Shearing - Aquarius (Todd Terje Tangoterje re edit)
RELEASE: An Anthology Weighed & Measured (Norway, 2011)
The Petch Pin Thong band - Soul Lam Plearn
RELEASE: The Sounds Of Siam - LABEL: Soundway Records
The Skatalites - James Bond Theme
Charlie Feathers - That Certain Female
RELEASE: Kill Bill Soundtrack
Chinese Man - Jumpin in Havana
RELEASE: The Groove Sessions, Volume 2 (2009) - LABEL: Chinese Man Records
Hotline - Fella's Doin it in Lagos
RELEASE: Doing it in Lagos:Boogie Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria (2016) - LABEL: Soundway Records
maceo & all the kings men - funky women
RELEASE: Doing Their Own Thing (1970)
Aaron Neville - Hercules
Electric Wire Hustle - They Dont Want
RELEASE: Electric Wire Hustle (2009) - LABEL: WOnderful Noise
Nina Simone - Turn Me On
RELEASE: Silk and Soul (1967)
Odetta - Aint no Use
Afrique - House of the Rising Funk
RELEASE: FEELING GOOD: Funk Soul & Deep Jazz Gems: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad various - LABEL: Strut
Livy Ekemezie - Holiday Action
RELEASE: Doing it in Lagos: Boogie Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria (2016)` - LABEL: Soundway Records
Carmen McRae - Feelin Good
RELEASE: FEELING Good: Funk Soul & Deep Jazz Gems: The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad various - LABEL: Strut