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.

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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 3rd December, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 3rd December, 2016
Romare - All Night
RELEASE: Love Songs Part Two - LABEL: Ninja Tune
Les Amazones de Guinee - Samba
RELEASE: Mr Bongo Record Club Vol.1 - LABEL: Mr Bongo
Papa Chango - Heavy Load
RELEASE: The Matador
Joe Tex - I got ya
RELEASE: I got ya (1972) - LABEL: Dial Record
Tinariwen - Sastanqqam
RELEASE: Elwan (to be release 2017) - LABEL: Wedge
Raja Zahr - A Drummer and A Dancer
RELEASE: Drums of Lebanon (1980)
Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton - Freedom
RELEASE: Django Unchained (2012) - LABEL: Universal
Ruth Brown - I Dont Know
RELEASE: 45 single (1959)
April March - Chick Habit
RELEASE: Paris in April (1996) - LABEL: Sympathy for the Record Industry
Mavis John - Use My Body
RELEASE: Mr Bongo Record Club Vol 1 - LABEL: Mr Bongo
Claudette et Ti Pierre - Zanmi Kanmarad
RELEASE: Les Fleurs di Haiti - LABEL: Sofrito
Les Loups Noirs - Pile ou Face
RELEASE: Haiti Direct - LABEL: Sofrito
Tom Ze, Vange Millet - Usp x GV
Pam Grier - Longtime Woman
RELEASE: Jackie Brown (1997) - LABEL: Maverick Records
Gloria Ann Taylor - Brother less Than a Man
RELEASE: Love Is A Hurtin' Thing single - LABEL: Ubiquity Records
johnny holiday - Nobody loves Me Like my Mother
The Notations - Gonna Get Ready
RELEASE: Still Here 1967–1973 - LABEL: Numero Group
Raja Zahr - Dabke
RELEASE: Drums of Lebanon
The Shacks - Left it with the Moon

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 26th November, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 19th November, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 12th November, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 12th November, 2016
Electric Wire Hustle - Go Slow
RELEASE: The 11th Sky (2016) - LABEL: Bastard Jazz Recordings
Tim Maia - Racional Culture
RELEASE: Racional (1975)
Paul Ngozi - Cant You Hear Me
Peace - Black Power
RELEASE: Black Power - LABEL: Now Again Records
Lee Fields - Make The World
LABEL: big crown
D/troit - The 45
RELEASE: EP - LABEL: Crunchy Frog Recordings
D/troit - Soul Thing
RELEASE: EP (2016) - LABEL: Crunchy Frog Recordings
Tee Mac, ft Marjorie Barnes - Night illusion
RELEASE: Night Illusion - LABEL: Soul Jazz
Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda - Bravado
RELEASE: 12" - LABEL: Clarity Recordings
Guelewar Band of Banjul - Tasito
RELEASE: Tasito (1980) - LABEL: Jambaar
Nickodemus, ft Alsarah - The Crow
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Wonderwheel Recordings
RELEASE: Our Truth - LABEL: nyami nyami
Sudan Archives - Queen Kunta
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Stones Throw Records
Prince La La - Need You
The Congoes - Congoman
RELEASE: Heart of the Congos (1977) - LABEL: Black Art ‎
Don Cherry - Brown Rice
RELEASE: Brown Rice (1975) - LABEL: EMI Music Italy
Olu Dara - Your Lips
RELEASE: In the World: From Natchez to New York (1998) - LABEL: Atlantic Records
Nina Simone - Suzanne
RELEASE: To Love Somebody (1969)

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 5th November, 2016

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 5th November, 2016
Yussef Kamaal - Lowrider
RELEASE: Black Focus - LABEL: Brownswood Recordings
Maya Angelou - OO-Dla Ba Doo
RELEASE: Miss Calypso (1952)
Amin Payne - Persian Tea feat. Golden Cub
RELEASE: Saffron - LABEL: BeatGeeks Records
Bellino - Boss Bossa Nova
Toni Tornado - Bocheduda
RELEASE: The Brasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul - LABEL: Cultures Of Soul
The Koreatown Oddity - Yesterday's News
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Stones Throw
Maya Angelou - Still I Rise
RELEASE: Caged Bird Songs
Caiti Baker - Heavy on my heart
Spectres of Love - Mancave
RELEASE: single
Tee Mac - living everyday
Jack Constanza and his afro-cuban band - Coco May May
RELEASE: single (1955) - LABEL: Mr Bongo
Jungen Paape - So Weit Wei Noch Nie
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Kompakt
Miss Bombay 1974 - Mahatmatronik
RELEASE: single (2002) - LABEL: Mantis Recordings
Jamie Smith - Sleep Sound
RELEASE: single 2014 - LABEL: Young Turks
Insawler (remix Ricardo Villalobos 2015) - Kime Ne
Beat the Drums (auntie flow mix) - Autonomous Africa
RELEASE: The Youth Stand Up
Theo Parrish - Footwork
RELEASE: single - LABEL: Sound Signature
O'Flynn - Desmonds Empire
RELEASE: 2015 release - LABEL: Blip Records