A DREAM COME TRUE: DJING AT SOULFEST SYDNEY

What an amazing day Sydney experienced at the first ever #SOULFEST. The biggest NEO SOUL + HIP HOP + RNB line-up Australia has ever seen. I was completely humbled (and extremely lucky) to get the call to share DJing duties as #SOULOFSYDNEYDJS with #SOULOFSYDNEY cofounder DJ PHIL TOKE.
I’ve never played in front of a festival size crowd before so needless to say this was an extra special occasion for me playing between the sets of the acts I grew up listening to, and still admire today. The line-up included: #DANGELO, #MAXWELL,  #MOSDEF (who unfortunately missed his flight), #COMMON, #ALOEBLACC, #ANGIESTONE, #LEELAJAMES, #MUSIQSOULCHILD, #ANTHONYHAMILTON and a gang of Australia’s leading soul talent.
Check out some pics below!
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Who’s playing that funky ish?? Moi – DJ CMAN! Big ups to my boy DJ TREY for snapping this shot!
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Straight off a 17 hour plane leg journey Coron via Manila to soundcheck at 10am in Victoria Park.
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Obligatory selfie!
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ANTHONY HAMILTON (I used to have his ‘I will go” track from New York Undercover on repeat in the late 90’s!)

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ALOE BLACC ( Motown era soul, pitch perfect performance)
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PHIL TOKE (Bringing some funk heat to Soulfest)
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COMMON AKA COMMON SENSE (brought the raw energy!)
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Ayo sound man! Where’s my monitor?! Propped up on the Spotify stage where all the local acts did Sydney proud.
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With DJ TREY before a quick changeover, my man rocked it (cheeky bastard dropped Brown Sugar right after D’Angelo’s set – gotta give the people what they want)!

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D’ANGELO (there is only one. Was getting emotional seeing him live. Real Artist, Real Musician – this was my performance highlight).
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D’ANGELO (yes, the ladies goin’ wild behind me)
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 “Bro,can they hear me?”, “Yes man, ladies up front singing “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” :)
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MAXWELL (straight butta, super smooth, kinda reminded me of Marvin Gaye in some respects, another personal favourite, Urban Hang Suite son!)
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MAXWELL (workin the 12-15ish thousand strong crowd like a pro)
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MAXWELL (a fitting end to an incredible event – taken from the DJ booth where we were spinning)

FRIDAY 24TH OCTOBER – DJ CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT COME TO PLAY BAR [FUNK, SOUL, HIP HOP, JAZZ]

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This FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER! WE PLAY@ PLAY BAR ! Dreadlock aka Samir Samaali and Baldhead Cman Craig Oops-Up continuing your ‪#‎SOULFEST‬ week of ‪#‎soul‬,‪#‎hiphop‬ ‪#‎funk‬ #jazz and eclectic black music from around the globe. Come join us for some fun in ‪#‎SurryHills‬— at PLAY BAR
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SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS @ SOULFEST SYDNEY – (PHIL TOKE & DJ CMAN)

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I’ll be keeping the vibes warm between the acts at
 #SOULFEST #spotifystage as #SOULOFSYDNEYDJS with my man #PHILTOKE and myself #DJCMAN this Saturday. The countdown has begun #sydney … I’m still buggin out over this line up!!
#DANGELO, #MAXWELL, #MOSDEF, #COMMON, #ANTHONYHAMILTON, #MUSICSOULCHILD, #ALOEBLACC, #ANGIESTONE, #LEELAJAMES, and an allstar line up of local acts and djs— with Cman Craig Oops-UpSoul-Of Sydney, Phillip Taouk and Soul-Of SydneyDJ CMAN.

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SOULFEST: Set Times, Map & Last Min. Ticket Info.

Mama Feel Good Funk Collective:

It’s official, #PHILTOKE and myself #DJCMAN will be spinning tracks at #SOULFEST for #SOULOFSYDNEY as #SOULOFSYDNEYDJS in Sydney this weekend between acts on the #SPOTIFYSTAGE keepin’ it funky at the first ever #NEOSOUL & #HIPHOP festival! #DANGELO #MAXWELL #MOSDEF #COMMON #ANGIESTONE #MUSIQSOULCHILD #LEELAJAMES and more. Check all the details below………….. GETTIN’ HYPED FOR THIS!!

Originally posted on ♫♥ SOUL OF SYDNEY: SOUL | JAZZ | FUNK | AFRO-BEAT | BOOGIE | DISCO | LATIN | HIPHOP | DEEP HOUSE Vibes ♫♥:

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It looks like the weather has cleared just in time for the highly anticipated inaugural SOULFEST: Neo-Soul & Hip Hop festival. We can confirm we will be throwing down some vibes as Soul of Sydney DJ’s in between sets on the SPOTIFY stage & we also have a handful of the last GA + VIP hardcopy industry tix for sale for anyone who hasn’t snapped tix up yet. (Email us HERE or SMS 0405 494 138 for delivery/pickup)

SOULFEST SYDNEY SET TIMES- SATURDAY OCT 18

11.10 ? Mau Power (Spotify Stage)
11.25 ? Milan (Spotify Stage)
11.40 ? Michaek Duchesne (Main Stage)
12.05 ? Leela James (Main Stage)
12.45 ? Gang of Brothers (Spotify Stage)
1.05 ? Anthony Hamilton (Main Stage)
1.45 ? Thadiwe Phoenix (Spotify Stage)
2.05 ? Angie Stone (Main Stage)
2.45 ? Darryl Beaton (Spotify Stage)
3.05 ? Musiq Soulchild (Main Stage)
3.50 ? Miracle (Spotify Stage)

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THE JUMPOFF @ NEWTOWN HOTEL – THURSDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

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This Thursday The Groove Dealers take over our new weekly spot The Jump Off and hit us with some of their crazy party vibes!

Dj-Ad Verse, DJ CMAN, Juzzlikedat and Caratgold have been blessing numerous events around Sydney these past few years including Soul-Of Sydney, SYD DEF JAM, Funkdafied and more. This week they gonna rep on the wheels of steel and hit you with some super dope Hip Hop, Bboy Breaks, Reggae, Funk & Soul at the newest spot to be in Sydney for quality musiclovers every damn Thursday night!!!

Head on down and party with us!!!

Thursdays @ Newtown Hotel :: 8pm-12am :: FREE ENTRY

DJ CMAN @ ★ SOUL OF SYDNEY GOD FATHERS OF FUNK FUNDRAISER SPECIAL ★ This Sunday Sept 14 / 1pm

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★ SOUL OF SYDNEY GOD FATHERS OF FUNK FUNDRAISER SPECIAL ★ This Sunday Sept 14 / 1pm

★ Info – Tix $5-$10 at www.facebook.com/events/1538465059721386/

★★ AFTERNOON FEEL-GOODFUNK, SOUL, DISCO + OLD SCHOOL PARTY VIBES & BEYOND ★★

★★ LIMITED CAPACITY FUNDRAISER JAM IN AN INTIMATE PARTY SPACE, PUT ON BY SYDNEY’S SOUL FUNK FAMILY STRICTLY FOR THE LOVE ★

MUSIC:

★ Hosted by RODNEY O

★ All Souled Out DJs
★ Stephen Ferris (FBI – Morning Show)
★ Graham Mandroules
★Thomas Crown
★ Sani (Sydney’s Soul, Funk Queen)
★ Morphingaz
★ Edseven (Lioness Presents)
★ Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney, Spirit of House, Our House)
★ DJ Cman (Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective)
+ Soul of Sydney DJ’s & Friends TBA

Live Sydney Streetartproject Showcase feat:
★ Styna (Art by Styna)
★ Cheeky (

Info / www.facebook.com/sydneystreetartproject

★About The Party:
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Sydney’s extended Soul, Funk Family come together behind one of our favorite sons who had all his DJ equipment had stolen by thieves a couple of days ago.

We are collectively hosting another Godfathers of Funk afternoon event on from 1pm with some of original SOUL & FUNK Don’s and some of our favorite selectors throwing down the feel-good vibes for a very good cause.

Party kicks off from 1pm at a secret location (5 mins from CBD).

Expect an afternoon of positive vibes, Feel-Good Funk, Soul, Disco, Boogie & Old School Party Jams & Beyond + Live Sydney Street Art Project showcase.

★ Info – Tix $5-$10 at www.facebook.com/events/1538465059721386/

Info www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty
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