A DREAM COME TRUE:  DJING AT SOULFEST SYDNEY

A DREAM COME TRUE: DJING AT SOULFEST SYDNEY

What an amazing day Sydney experienced at the first ever #SOULFEST (one of the biggest soul line ups in the world ever (53 Grammy nominations between them). The line-up included: #DANGELO, #MAXWELL,  #MOSDEF, #COMMON, #ALOEBLACC, #ANGIESTONE, #LEELAJAMES, #MUSIQSOULCHILD, & #ANTHONYHAMILTON.

I was completely honoured, humbled (and extremely lucky) to get the call for support DJing duties as #SOULOFSYDNEYDJS with #SOULOFSYDNEY cofounder DJ PHIL TOKE. A day which I will never forget.

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. Along with the all-star international line-up were 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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Official Artist Line Up Flyer – SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS

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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)