Sydney 13 (sometime 15) piece Latin powerhouse CUMBIAMUFFIN will bring their trademark Latin vibes to THE BASEMENT on Thursday Nov 27 with DJ Support from Soul of Sydney’s own DJ CMAN + SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends.
A night of afro-latin tropical funk inspired rhythms, Cumbia, Afro-Latin heat and beyond.
Tix only $15 | Info / HERE
About Cumbiamuffin /
Cumbiamuffin’s wall of sound is unstoppable on the dance floor and with the collective energy of authentic Colombian singers, this orchestra is conquering the local music scene. Put together by Colombian and Australian musicians, the project has the common vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to the Australian audiences, playing original compositions and the classics that made this genre the most popular rhythm in Latin America during the 80’s, combining elements of Reggae, Ragga and Roots from the Caribbean.
Joining him on the night will be 2 of Sydney’s dopest party djs, C’Man & Juzzlikedat…
FUNK . SOUL . BOOGIE . BROKEN BEATS, HIP-HOP…
It’s going to go bang…
SHAN FRENZIE //
Frenzie has been around the block more than a few times. He’s got well over twenty years of experience behind him, a record collection that will make any deejay envious, and a concrete rep as one of Australia’s most trusted party rockers. Taking inspiration from when DJ’s used to play for no less than 6 hours straight and transition between styles: Original Soul & Funk 45′s – check. Deep House, Disco & Boogie – check. Hip Hop, R&B, Breaks & Beats – check. Party anthems and forgotten classics – check. Frenzie has got you covered.
His Groove Therapy radio show (now in it’s eleventh year) has been broadcasting weekly on 2SER FM every Friday lunchtime and has become an essential listen to all musically savvy Sydney-siders, while the podcast of the show has garnered a huge loyal fan base in all corners of the globe.
A veteran touring DJ of the Australian east coast, Frenzie also recently rocked dance floors in San Francisco and New York – and has had support billing alongside a who’s who of DJ royalty. Infact, pioneering deejay Grandmaster Flash requested Frenzie as his official support DJ for his most recent 2013 Sydney tour (four shows in total) – and only months earlier, Frenzie could be seen cutting it up on the turntables on stage with New Yorks Hip Hop legends The Ultramagnetic MC’s.
…and it’s no small wonder – Frenzie definitely has the skills to pay the bills. In 2012 he placed second in the New South Wales heats of the DMC, the most prestigious DJ competition in the world (He’s last foray into battle deejaying was almost twelve years earlier).
But can he rock a party? Frenzie has been dropping memorable sets for years. Whether it be a one hour power mix or an all night marathon set behind the turntables, Frenzie has plenty of experience reading the crowd and always drops an entertaining set – custom built from carefully considered quality jams and a dash of turntable trickery. Not only can Frenzie mix a record, he has definitely earned his stripes as the number one chief party rocker.
DJ CMAN //
Residing in Sydney, Australia; DJ CMAN has earned a reputation as a versatile go-to dance floor filler and mood creator with his infectious energy and signature ‘funky feel-good’ sets gaining him loyal fans both young and old.
CMAN has worked in the music industry for over 10 years and performed at Sydney’s most established venues and events including Home Night Club, Oxford Arts Factory, The Basement, Blue Beat, Four Seasons Hotel, The Cafe Lounge, Ching-a-Lings, the infamous Soul of Sydney Block Parties plus events for Funkdafied & Grindin’.
He has played live on numerous radio stations including 2SER and Bondi FM, and supported touring international artists such as Eric Benet, Eric Lau and DJ Sarah Love.
Outside of Sydney CMAN has rocked crowds from the VIctorian snow fields to playing internationally in both Europe and South East Asia.
The son of an ex-record shop owner, it comes as no surprise the path that he would follow. With residencies across Sydney at some of the coolest underground bars to ritzy five star hotels; CMAN’s dynamic skills, musical knowledge and versatility make him an instant crowd favourite.
Rooted heavily in Soul, Jazz and Latin music from childhood, CMAN also grew up on a steady diet of Funk, R&B and Hip Hop. Today he enjoys fusing these influences into his sets with a fine tuned ear and the ability to seamlessly transition through genres; taking patrons on a soulful journey from Funk to Bossa, Reggae to Disco, Hip Hop to Boogaloo and all things in between.
Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Disco, Boogie, Latin, Reggae, African, Jazz, Nu Jazz, Retro, 80′s-90′s RnB, Lounge, Chill Out.
* Soul of Sydney Block Parties (Sydney)
* The Cafe Lounge (Surry Hills)
* Martini Bar (Newtown)
* Ching-a-lings (Darlinghurst)
* Grain Bar – Four Seasons Hotel (Sydney CBD)
* ‘The Warm-Up’ Radio Skid Row 88.9FM (Inner West Community Radio)
INTERNATIONAL / ARTISTS / FESTIVALS Support:
* ERIC LAU (UK)
* ERIC BENET (USA), R&B Grammy Nominee
* SARAH LOVE (UK), BBC Radio One & MTV Host (2011, 2012)
* LANGKAWI LIVE 2012 – ONE EARTH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 (Malaysia)
* BABYLON BEACH BAR (Langkawi, Malaysia)
* MADERFAKER (Madrid, Spain)
* PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 (on bill)
OAF (Oxford Arts Factory), Home Nightclub, The Basement, Arthouse, Tank, Blue Beat, Tonka Bar (Ruby Rabbit), Ching-a-lings, Civic Hotel, The Cafe Lounge, Burdekin Hotel, Sussex Hotel, BJ’s Nightclub, Tipple Bar, Le Cartel,
Gotham, The Local Taphouse (Darlinghurst), Shellbourne Hotel.
Bondi FM, 2SER FM, SKID ROW FM
JUZZLIKEDAT grew up in a musical family. From a young age he taught himself to play bass and drums. At 16 years old he was a keen collector of wax and could only afford one turntable and a mixer. Witnessing the evolution of Hip Hop, his passion for Funk and Jazz inspired him to travel through the many era’s of black music from the late 60′s to more recent digital sounds. Today Juzzlikedat sells records from his Funky hair salon in Surry Hills ‘Le Garage’, trying to cover the different eras of the Soul Jazz Funk and Hip Hop but also the Afrobeat and Brazilian sounds from the 70′s and 80′s.
As a DJ he has been spinning records in Sydney for over 10 years and played at mad parties and festivals like ‘Playground Weekender’ and ‘Peats Ridge Festival’ further represented by Mama Feel Good Funk Collective, The Groove Dealers, Soul of Sydney, Syd Def Jam and Funkdafied events. During this time he has supported international artists such as Omar, Sarah Love, Ray Mann to name a few. He also had a weekly show mixing an hour pure afro grooves on Skid Row Radio called “The Warm Up Show”.You can catch him on the 2 turntables weekly at some of Sydney’s funkiest bars namely Café Lounge, Play Bar, Chingalings, Oxford Art Factory, Martini Bar and many more.
WHEN: SATURDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2014 | 6PM-MIDNIGHT
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space for DJ’s FRENZIE, C’MAN AND JUZZLIKEDAT.
mix at the bottom 🙂
I made this vintage soul mix late last year and wasn’t completely happy with a few of the transitions so i did what i normally do and i just scrapped it. I found it again a few days ago and gave it another listen on my way to work and really dugg it. I guess as a DJ you always want to put out your best stuff and make your sound as ‘perfect’ as you can; there’s always that fine line between what you choose is acceptable for public listening and what isn’t. Sometimes i have to remind myself that this is soul music – the music wasn’t created to be perfect, it is what is is flaws and all, and that’s what gives the music it’s character.
o here it is, taken from a forgotten pile -single take, unpolished, and unforgiving.
It features a number of my favourite soul tracks (with a bitta funk for some added flavour) from artists such as Keith Mansfield Orchestra, Marlena Shaw, Dionne Warwick, Temptations, Oddisee, Detriot Emeralds, West Coast Revival, Esther Phillips, Discoettes, LTD, The J.B;s, The Flamingos. Chaka Khan and more. Thanks for listening.