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 9th December, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 9th December, 2017
Lou Donaldson - If There's a Hell Below
RELEASE: Cosmos - LABEL: Blue Note, 1971
wITCH - Janet
RELEASE: We Intend To Cause Havoc! - LABEL: Now Again Records (2012)
Mighty Sparrow - Short little shorts
RELEASE: Calypso Carnival - LABEL: Kalypso, 1959
Las Hermanas Benitez - Angelitos Negros
RELEASE: Hermanas Benítez - LABEL: Discophon 1959
The Eloise Trio - Similau
RELEASE: The Eloise Trio - LABEL: Decca 1960
Asha Puthli & the Surfers - Sunny
RELEASE: Asha Puthli - LABEL: Columbia (1968, India)
Grover Washington Jr, Bill Withers - Just the Two of Us
RELEASE: Grover Washington Jr
Sharon Revoal - Reaching for Our Star
RELEASE: Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label - LABEL: Numero Group
Antibalas - Gold Rush
RELEASE: Where the Gods Are in Peace - LABEL: Daptone Records, 2017
Lee Harris - Skate Boogaloo
RELEASE: Same Horse Different Jockey - LABEL: 2013
Afrosound - Tiro al Blanco
RELEASE: Tiro al Blanco - LABEL: Discos Fuentes , 1981‎
Fruko Y SuS Tesos (feat Piper Pimienta) - Serenata Latina
RELEASE: El mejor - LABEL: Fuentes, 1981
Eartha Kitt - I Dont Care
RELEASE: I Dont Care - LABEL: Ariola, 1986 (Euro release)
Afro Train - Tumba Safari
Joyce Harris - I got my mojo working
Asha Puthli & The Surfers - Sound of Silence
RELEASE: Asha Puthli - LABEL: Columbia (1968, India)

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 2nd December, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 2nd December, 2017
Penny Penny - Shichangani (Remix)
RELEASE: Shaka Bundu - LABEL: Awesome Tapes From Africa (2013)
Kabasa - Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo
RELEASE: Next Step Soweto Vol IV - LABEL: Strut Records (2015)
Umoja - Money Money (Bananas Bananas)
RELEASE: 707 - LABEL: Awesome Tapes From Africa (2017)
Rim Kwaku Obeng - International Funk
RELEASE: Rim Arrives - LABEL: Rising Times Records (1980)
Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street
RELEASE: Shakedown Street - LABEL: Grateful Dead Productions (1978)
Heart - Straight On
RELEASE: Dog & Butterfly - LABEL: Portrait Records/Sony (1978)
FYI Chris’ Acid Drop / Mugwisa International Xylophone Group - Drop the Beat
RELEASE: Versus II - LABEL: Death and Taxes (Sept 2017)
Impossible Monsters - Demon with Doubt
RELEASE: DEMO - LABEL: independent (Melb, Nov 2017)
Cumbia en Moog - Cumbia de Sal
RELEASE: The AfroSound of Columbia, 2010 - LABEL: VampiSoul
Afrosound - La Danza de los Mirlos
RELEASE: Una Leyenda - Alma Africana - LABEL: Discos Fuentes, 1973
Abelardo Carbonó Y Su Conjunto - Carolina
RELEASE: Abelardo Carbonó Y Su Conjunto - LABEL: Producciones Fonograficas Felito Ltda., 1982
Afrosound - La Afro Gaita
RELEASE: La Negra Carolina - LABEL: Discos Fuentes, 1984
Fruko Y sus Tesos - El Violento
RELEASE: El Violento - LABEL: Eco, 1974
Climaco Sarmiento - La Cigarra
RELEASE: 7" La Cigarra / El Loro Adivino - LABEL: Discos Fuentes ‎
Son Palenque - Adios Batata
RELEASE: Ma Kamajan Ri Musica Ri Palengue - LABEL: Palenque Records
The Jam - Town Called Malice
The Cure - Boys Dont Cry
Roxy Music - Love is the Drug
Jonti - Zuki
RELEASE: TOKORATS - LABEL: Stones Throw, Nov 2017
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Sylvia Says

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 25th November, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 25th November, 2017
Phony Ppl - Why iii Love The Moon
RELEASE: Yesterday's Tomorrow
Rachel Foxx - Happen To Me
RELEASE: Happen To Me - LABEL: Infinity Records
Amp Fiddler - Good Vibes feat Only Child
RELEASE: Amp Dog Knights - LABEL: Mahogani
Bomba Estereo - Siembra
Emily King - Good Friend
RELEASE: The Switch - LABEL: Making Music Records
LION BABE - Wonder Woman
RELEASE: Begin - LABEL: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor
The Natural Four - Try Love Again
RELEASE: The Natural Four - LABEL: Curtom
Black Star - Definition
RELEASE: Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star - LABEL: Rawkus Records
Stevie Wonder - Maybe Your Baby
RELEASE: Talking Book - LABEL: Tamla
Tip of The Spear - Learned
RELEASE: Pataphysics - LABEL: 9gates
Tank and The Bangas - Quick
RELEASE: Quick - LABEL: Unsigned
Estere - Control Freak
RELEASE: My Design P1
Esteban Copete - Ni un Paso Atras
RELEASE: Encuentro
Monsieur Periné - Swing With Me
RELEASE: Hecho A Mano - LABEL: Magic Records
Checco Acosta - Checarnaval
RELEASE: Sigue De Moda - LABEL: Codiscos
The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Love Somebody Else
RELEASE: The Jones Girls - LABEL: Philadelphia International Records
Leroy Hutson - Positive Forces
RELEASE: Anthology 1972-1984 - LABEL: Acid Jazz
Katherine Vavahea - Mama's Soul Kitchen
RELEASE: Mama's Soul Kitchen

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 18th November, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 18th November, 2017
Flamingods - Sarangi (Mr Bongo remix)
RELEASE: Majesty Remixed - LABEL: Soundway Records
Ivan Ave - Young Eye
RELEASE: Every Eye - LABEL: Jakarta Records
The Herbaliser, feat What What - Let it Go
RELEASE: Very Mercenary - LABEL: Ninja Tunes
Mista Savona, Empress Shema - Cold Steppers
RELEASE: Sounds from Jamdown - LABEL: Muti Music
Toots and the Maytals - Pomp & Pride
RELEASE: Funky Kingston - LABEL: Island Records
Asha Puthli - Space Talk
RELEASE: The Devil is Loose, 1976 - LABEL: CBS
Grace Jones - That's the Trouble
RELEASE: Portfolio, 1977 - LABEL: Island Records
DEVO - Whip It
RELEASE: Freedom of Choice, 1980 - LABEL: BMG
Olivia Newtown John - Twist of Fate
RELEASE: Two of a Kind - LABEL: MCA
Kim Wilde - You Keep me hangin on
RELEASE: Another Step, 1986 - LABEL: MCA Records
Pat Benetar - Love is a Battlefield
RELEASE: Live from Earth, 1983
Jim Croce - You Dont Mess Around with Jim
RELEASE: You Don't Mess Around with Jim, 1972 - LABEL: ABC Records
Shannon & The Clams - I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
RELEASE: A Tribute to Pet Sounds, 2016 - LABEL: Levitation / RVRB; The Reverberation Appreciation Society
Tom Ze - Cortina
RELEASE: The Hips of Tradition - LABEL: Luaka Bop
Coke - You Turn Me On
RELEASE: Na Na - A Funk Anthology, 1972 - LABEL: Sound Triangle Records
Rickie Lee Jones - Danny's All Star Joint
RELEASE: Rickie Lee Jones
Lucille Map - Mangoes
RELEASE: Tropical BritXotica, 2016 - LABEL: Trunk Records
Gal Costa - Relance
RELEASE: Índia, 1973 - LABEL: Philips Records
Orchestre Laye Thiam - Kokorico
RELEASE: Senegal 70 - LABEL: Analog Africa
Carol Lloyd - Sundown to Sunrise
RELEASE: Dont Stop the Music

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 11th November, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 11th November, 2017
Colleen - November
Sampa the Great - Black Girl Magik
RELEASE: Birds and the Bee9 - LABEL: Big Dada
Paper Tiger - Voodoo
RELEASE: Sonic Boom Head Zoom 3 - LABEL: Wah Wah 45s
The Herbaliser, feat Roots Manuva - Starlight
RELEASE: Very Mercenary, 1999 - LABEL: Ninja Tunes
Sampa the Great - Rhymes to the East
RELEASE: Birds and the Bee9 - LABEL: Big Dada
RELEASE: Djombo, 2003 - LABEL: New Dawn
Fela Kuti and Afrika 70 - Coffin for Head of State
RELEASE: Coffin for Head of State, 1979 - LABEL: FAK, Knitting Factory Records
Letta and the Safaris - Walkin Around
RELEASE: 45 single, 1966 - LABEL: Columbia
Joyce Harris - Dreamer
RELEASE: ACE 40 years of records - LABEL: ACE Records
Esperanza Encantada - Dame Abrigo (gimme shelter)
RELEASE: Esperanza Encantada, 1970 - LABEL: Certron
The Bobbettes - You Aint Seen Nothin Yet
RELEASE: My Mamma Said, 1965 - LABEL: RCA Victor
Joyce Harris & the The Daylighters - I got my mojo working
RELEASE: Do you know what its like to be Lonesome - LABEL: Domino Records
Millie Jackson - This is it
RELEASE: ACE 40years - LABEL: Ace Records
Jimmy Mawi - Black Dialogue
RELEASE: EP - LABEL: Soundway Records
Jimmy Mawi - I Want get up
RELEASE: EP - LABEL: Soundway Records
Dalton - Soul Brother
RELEASE: Soul Brother / Aleche - LABEL: Habibi Funk Records
Antibalas - Him Belly On Go Sweet
RELEASE: Antibalas, 2012 - LABEL: Daptone Records
Hermanas Navarro - Pepe
RELEASE: Los Explosivos - LABEL: RCA Victor
Hermanas Navarro - 16 Toneladas
RELEASE: Los Explosivos - LABEL: RCA Victor

Merchants of Sound - 06:30pm - Saturday 4th November, 2017

Merchants of Sound - 12:00am Saturday 4th November, 2017
Godtet - Take Off
RELEASE: Godtet - LABEL: La Sape
Rah-Rah - Juju & Jordash
RELEASE: Sis-boom-bah! - LABEL: Dekmantel, Oct 2017
Satoshi & Makoto - Flour
RELEASE: CZ5000 Sounds and Sequences - LABEL: Safe Trip, Oct 2017
Tai Chi Tommy - Dance with the Ghost
RELEASE: Sad Souls Social Club, Oct 2017 - LABEL: Sad Club Records
Godtet - Ensueno
RELEASE: Godtet - LABEL: La Sape
Kira Puru - Tension
Gabriele Poso - Cafe de Ochun
RELEASE: ‘The Languages Of Tambores (A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums - LABEL: BBE
Jazz Party - Flowers
RELEASE: Monday Night" - LABEL: jazz party
Jackie Shane - Sticks n Stones
Jackie Shane - You Are My Sunshine
RELEASE: Any Other Way - LABEL: Numero Group
Jackie Shane - Walking the Dog
RELEASE: Any Other Way - LABEL: Numero Group
Lauryn Hill - Feeling Good
RELEASE: Nina Revisited
Gil Scott-Heron - I'll Take Care of You
RELEASE: Im New Here
30/70 Collective - Slangin
RELEASE: Elevate - LABEL: Rhythm Section
Bro. Valentino - Stay Up Zimbabwe
RELEASE: Stay Up Zimbabwe , Aug 2017 - LABEL: Analog Africa
Rail Band - Mouodilo
RELEASE: The Original sound of Mali (March 2017) - LABEL: Mr Bongo, Vik Sohonie
The Rembetika Hipsters - Sergiani Nai Sti Sergiani
The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
RELEASE: Nobody But Me, 1967 - LABEL: See For Miles Records
The Human Beinz - The Shaman
RELEASE: Nobody but me, 1967 - LABEL: See for miles records
Rahaan - Disco Fantasy
RELEASE: Chicago Service, 2013 - LABEL: Lumberjacks In Hell