WEEKEND GIGS: FRI. 31st @ CHELSEA HOTEL >> SUN. 2nd @ SISTAS WITH SOUL (CAFE XXII)

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FRIDAY: Keeping it PHOOONKY all night @ Friday afternoon drinks, catching me spinning tunes at Chelsea Hotel (Chatswood), 5:30pm til 1am. [soul,funk,disco,nu disco,hip hop]

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SUNDAY: This is definitely going to be another fun intimate Sunday evening, last party was at capacity with a wicked vibe. I’ll be dropping some Neo Soul, Acid Jazz, Hip Hop and related flavas from 5:30pm to 7pm at CAFE XXII in Pyrmornt (just opp. Star Casino). Also catch digger DJ Milk Crate Jones and a special live performances by the soulful Rob Edwards.

Sistas with Soul presents ‘Soul on 22 – Neo Soul Edition’
Back by popular demand – we are excited to bring you our latest instalment of Soul on 22!!! On the 2nd of August the Sistas with Soul will be celebrating the golden age of Neo Soul music by bringing you another eclectic line-up of local djs and artists. On the decks we have DJ Craig Cman and Milkcrate Jones (strictly on vinyl) who’ll be spinning neo soul classics with reminiscent sounds of the Soulquarian era.
We’ll also be featuring a live intimate acoustic session by the talented and soulful Mr
Rob Edwards. Channeling his muses Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye in all he creates, Rob believes in making music comprising of a fun and uplifting blend of Neo-Soul, R&B and Acid Jazz. Rob has worked and performed alongside many prolific soul artists including Motown Legend “Smokey Robinson’. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 8EST! Stay tuned here https://www.facebook.com/sistaswithsoul for more details

TONIGHT: 89.7FM EASTSIDE RADIO: DJ CMAN JOINS DJ JON ON THE VINYL FRONTIER

☼ TUNE IN TONIGHT: 6:30pm – 8pm – DJ CMAN with a guest set joining host DJ Jön on The Vinyl Frontier | Eastside FM 89.7 .

☼ ☼ Soul, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Boogie, Reggae … Disco, Samba, Rare Groove, Hip Hop, Blues and AfroBeat. Who knows what plays next ….Rest assured ….. it will be well tight, outta-sight and a DY-NO-MITE !
☼ Catch DJ JöN, avid collector of the black gold, the wax slabs, the vinyl nuggets … laying down the underground sound, pound for pound around town.  every THURSDAY ON THE VINYL FRONTIER, 89.7FM 6:30-8:00pm!

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DJ Jön on The Vinyl Frontier | Eastside FM 89.7:  every THURSDAY ON THE VINYL FRONTIER, 89.7FM 6:30-8:00pm!
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NEW EDIT: PRINCE – I Wanna Be Your Lover (2015 DJ CMAN Party Edit)

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70s party sound bite added n some other caca, rearrangements, fresh intros and outros ya know etc… , let’s see how long this edit lasts up on soundcloud! This edit was a total biatch to get through the soundcloud restrictions! Free Download! Enjoy.

Check out more Edits or Mixes on Soundcloud.

GOOD GOOD MUSIC – CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT & SPECIAL GUEST DJ RK (SAT JULY 18)

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Brett & Sarah’s Farewell @ CAFE LOUNGE 
GOOD GOOD MUSIC (SAT JULY 18) CMAN + JUZZLIKEDAT & DJ RK

This Sat will be an EXTRA special celebration and farewell for two of my very good friends Brett and Sarah who’ll be moving to Copenhagen …. FOREVER! This will be a biggie folks, lots of familiar faces and plenty of new ones… Juzzlikedat and myself will be joined by special guest DJ RK on the decks.. come down join the celebrations .. we GONNA HAVE SOME FUN!

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Good Good Music men DJ CMan & Juzzlikedat need little introduction, they’re the ultimate old skool Cafe Lounge dance floor specialists, with special guest DJ RK on the bill this is surely an event you won’t want to miss.
Dinner & drinks, happy hours 5-7pm, doors open 4pm.
Burgers Pizzas salads and sharing plates available.
For group tables inquiries email us: bookings@cafelounge.com.au
7pm kick off, prepare to dance! Free entry.
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MY APPRECIATION FOR JAZZ…. WARM YOURSELF UP THIS WEEKEND: NUJAZZ & ELECTRO FUNK MIX by DJ CMAN

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My first introduction to music was Jazz courtesy of my old man. My great grandfather sold piano rolls back in the 1920’s around Bondi, years later he opened up a record store called ‘Wilson’s Capitol Music’ on Pitt St in Sydney, I believe there were only 3 record stores in Sydney at that time.

The retail shop who my great grandfather called ‘bump’ lasted until the mid 70’s which my grand father and father also worked in. My Grandfaher being he saavy business man that he was saw opportunities to open up a musical instrument wholesale company, established in 1960. My father went onto work in that business along with the record shop.

Today we are still running, specialising in brass and woodwind. The old man looks after all the finances, and i take care of all of our creative and marketing work. Music and Jazz runs deep in my family, this mix isn’t a homeage to old standards, but unfortunately these days jazz in australia is appreciated by only a select few, mainly consisting of musicians, and jazz students. Jazz is the foundation to so much of todays music (although your average music fan won’t know this). It brought us to artists influenced by James Brown, who in later years influenced an entire generation of artists through the 70’s and 80’s, including Michael Jackson.

The roots to hip hop, soul, r&b all owe themselves immensely to jazz, for without jazz – none of this music would be possible. From the humble beginnings in New Orleans taking influences from west african slave rhythms, carribbean immigrants, european and dutch concert bands to gospel and blues, jazz was born.

Today we see jazz more accessibly fused with electronic music, house, modern R&B, and hip hop.

Excuse my spiel, but for me – everything stems back to jazz.. name a genre, rock, metal, house, soul, popular commercial music, would not be possible without the imprint jazz created in the USA, Europe and abroad.

4 years old sitting infront of the record player listening to George Benson……that’s my first memory as a child. I was fortunate enough to meet George Benson in LA at a bar at NAMM show this year and told him, my appreciation for music all started being a kid, listening to him scat over his guitar.
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I put this mix down a few years ago, listening now I’m picking faults all over the place now, but still enjoyable to listen to – suitable for some nice background music over a winter dinner. No homage to the originators of jazz, but in its new found form. Hope you enjoy.
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Selections of downtempo and midtempo nujazz and electrofunk lounge grooves mix.

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