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We up on YOUTUBE!

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OK that’s it Soundcloud and Mixcloud are doing my damn head in right now. I’ll still be uploading stuff there but let’s face it we all live on youtube, so i’ve just uploaded a gang of mixes and edits up. I’ll be adding new stuff each week, so subscribe, share, or drop us a line with a bitta love if you’d like to stay updated.

MIXES

EDITS/RE-EDITS/REWORKS

CMAN EDIT >>> DENA DEADLY – 1608 (FREE DOWNLOAD) [SOUL. NU SOUL. RNB. FUNK]

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Got the heads up on this track by my good mate Edseven awhile back, and had this one sitting in my abelton folder but never got round to posting it up.
Based in LA Dena has done a bunch of projects, but this track to me has all the makings of a funky nu soul track that should translate well playing out. Hope you enjoy it. Slightly re-worked DJ Friendly intro’s and outros and tweaks in certain areas. PS – DJs don’t make your toilet run on this track, it’s short but sweeeet baby! Enjoy!
Listen/Download below or check out my other edits on soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/c_man/sets/edits

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)