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Hyped to be laying down the cuts this Thursday night again at Haymarket Hotel: think funk, soul, hip hop and r&b flavas for a cooled out thursday spot after work. The venue is right on george st in the cbd near chinatown, you can catch a dinner special with free beer for pocket change, great beers on tap in a relaxed atmosphere; catch some sport on the big screen and vibe out to the beats. Nice mixed crowd from early on til late 1am or so! Over the past weeks we’ve had some Sydney heavyweight selectas holding down Thursdays like DJ TREY, MR JAYSON, DJ MAKOTO, DJ ADVERSE, JUZZLIKEDAT, KRYSTEL DIOLA, PHIL TOKE to name a few.

This Friday I”m joining the homies D-COW (killa man on the cuts) and DJ AMITY (the deck mistress who always rocks the crowd) at our favourite underground bar, PLAY BAT in Surry Hills, FREE ENTRY til 12am, and you can be sure of some phat and phonky beats through soul, funk, disco, hip hop and breaks. Always a cool crowd and always a riot on Fridays!

Here’s a lil teaser of things to come:


Wiikid run of events happening here in Sydney this week!

Thursday night
catch the opening of ‘Thursday Throwbacks’ at Haymarket Hotel on George St. An old mate just took over this busy after work spot and it’s got a great food and drinks menu which won’t blow holes in your pocket. I’ll teaming up with my man DJ MAKOTO from 6pm til late – stacks of funk,soul, disco, hip hop and good time grooves.

Friday night – Another edition of ‘Back to the 90’s’, such much fun these ones, last month this night was popping down at Play Bar with an awesome crowd and good old school Hip Hop RnB and New Jack Swing Vibes all night. I’ll be on the decks with the amigos Benny Hinn, Dave Cowan, and VJ Spook Aka New Jack Nicholas from 7pm til midnight.

Sunday day-night: Can’t wait to join the Sound Agents crew for the first time at ‘Soul On Top’ on the balcony level @ Crows Nest Hotel. This is a new Sunday weekly with a heavy line-up of dope DJs and Musicians on rotation.
This Sunday i’ll be joined on the platters with my old school bro MR Jayson, K-time, and Will Brown (live acoustic set). 3pm to 11pm on the northside with all the old school

Back 2 the 90’s @ Play Bar: DJs CMAN + ADVERSE + SAYWHUT?!

Kickin’ 2017 with a bang by going Back to the 90s… Old skool vibes going down with your seleckta’s C’MAN, ADVERSE & DJ SAYWHUT?!

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/361991107514730/

72 Campbell Street Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia 2010

6th AUG: Wham Bam Thank you Ma’am!! **Dynamite Soul, Funk, Boogie, Breaks & Hip Hop**


So what happens when you drop a few Groove Dealers in a room together, put them behind a set of turntables & tell them to play funk… You get a foonky foonky night filled with awesome party jams 🙂


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.


After getting busy as an Mc back in the early 2000′s in and around Canberra ACT my crew at the time ALIKEMINDS supported any and all big hiphop acts that came to town (Jungle Brothers, Braintax/Mystro, Bliss & Esso, Lyrical Commission the list goe’s on) With some of the most raw and talented Mc’s around such as Anton, Audible and the new renown Maggot Mouf (Broken Tooth Melbourne) and Canberra’s very own Dj Buick 3x DMC Champ, we tore up the local Battle scenes and generally represented. Sadly people had to go places and the crew never released any official EP. But the name Caratgold continued as a passionate producer and part time Mc. Now residing in Sydney i carry the torch forward as a local Soul/Funk/HipHop Dj and Beatmaker.


A wax purist & wiked selecta, Dj Dave cowan loves the old skool flava & is pretty mean on the cut…


Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beats for the masses… Although now only 34, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Spain, Wollongong and the South coast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finesse and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200s.

The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Annual release and has supported many artists such as, The Stanton Warriors, Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, A.Skillz, Jay Jay, Sneaky Sound System, The Resin Dogs, Katalyst, Sarah Love, Shortee Blitz, Frenzie, Total Eclipse, Mr. Doris, Cool Hand Luke, Normski, DJ Katch, DJ A.$.K, DJ KC, Edseven, Inkswel, Omegaman, Busta, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…

Benny has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud & mixcloud page & is host of the Radio Program Sydney Underground on Bondi Beach Radio.

His latest venture has been building and establishing PLAY BAR SYDNEY. After drawing inspiration from his last stint in Melbourne and meeting his partner & co-owner Sarah, the two worked hard to build what they hope to be for many years to come, an institution that brings decent music into Surry Hills Sydney. He has programmed every bit of music that has come through the venue and supported a huge range of hiphop, breakbeat DJs and just awesome beat-makers and producers both local and abroad…

mixcloud: http://www.mixcloud.com/danielrobertson73594/

EVENT: 6th AUG: Wham Bam Thank you Ma’am!! **Dynamite Soul, Funk, Boogie, Breaks & Hip Hop** feat. DJ’s CMAN, CARATGOLD, DAVE COWAN

We’ll be bringing some heat to warm you up this Saturday down at Play Bar with my amigo DJ Caratgold and wax purist Dave Cowan and resident miracle man DJ Benny Hinn! Should be a great night.. come down and get with it! Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Breaks and more!


Just finished 2 lil re-works this last week of “Eric B & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique”, and “George Clinton – Man’s Best Friend” you can expect some of these flavas on saturday!



Goin in tonite with my main man DJ ADVERSE at Play Bar, think all things funky plus stacks of old school hip hop and a splash of r&b for your eardrums!


If you missed the last Sounds of AfroBeats Festival – Sydney at Greenwood Hotel a few months back, the gang are back at it again with an amazing line up of performances and entertainment! Happening this Saturday, I’ll be playing a back-2-back set with Sydney legend DJ EDSEVEN, for SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS, mixing up the afrobeat, afro funk and disco plus latin infused gems. Catch us from 3pm-4:30pm at the Greenwood Hotel.

2pm til late – Saturday 16th April 2015 @ The Greenwood Hotel DJs, Musicians and Dancers: Genres including;
* AfroBeats
* Tribal House
* Afro Fusion
* Latin House
* Soca
* Afro-Latin
* Afro House
* Tropical House
* Afro Jazz
* Dancehall and more.

** Special performance from Carribean Soul **
– Percussion by JM Drummutization
Hosted by Kaynana……

DJs from 2pm
Soul of Sydney Dj’s
Dj K2thaC
Dj Dante Rivera
Dj Ronnie Omuga
Dj Prince
Dj Fasmwa
Dj Teabee
Welcoming back everyone to the largest outdoor Afrobeats Festival in Australia for another year…
See you on the dancefloor, Bring The Noise ! ! ! ! !

Event info : – https://www.facebook.com/events/1684200275138225/
year !
Ticket Sales: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sounds-of-afrobeats-festival-tickets-21255094560

Check out the last SOUL OF SYDNEY DJS live mix by PHIL TOKE & DJ CMAN @ The Sounds of Afrobeats Festival last year.

New Edits + Gigs @ Play Bar, Homebase Sundaze

New Re-edit Joints i just finished up, free downloads!



Johnny Adams – Feel The Beat (CMAN Edit) by DJ CMAN on hearthis.at

Got some cool tingz happening this weekend. Friday 4th it’s Juzzlikedat, Makoto and myself jamming out the tunes at Play Bar in Surry Hills setting the weekend up right – always a blast with my boyz!

Sunday evening, I’m looking forward to joining the Homebase Sundaze crew for some old school funk, rnb and hip hop at the Lord Gladstone in Chippendale! Wicked line up of DJs, acoustic set and live hair braiding – dope vibez!
Event: https://www.facebook.com/HomebaseSundaze-559485070845238/




Catch me here this weekend if you’re out and about!

Clock Hotel – Saturday 7-9:30pm (soul, funk, nu disco, hip hop)


Then straight to Play Bar for a Halloween special “Groove Dealers” night. 9 DJs ready to rock it! Dress up, $100 bar tab for best dressed, bound to be a gang of fun. (Everything from spooky halloween tunes, hip hop, funk, reggae and afro beats and more).
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/535964279891240/

Sunday, the 4th edition of Soul on XXII with Sistas With Soul who have thrown three amazing events, mixing up live intimate performances and DJ slots, I’ll be setting the vibes early from 5pm then my homies YUM YUM and DJ MAKOTO (plus GC O’Conner) will be taking you through to 10pm. Always a nice way to wind out the weekend, great peeps, music, and soul food menu and cocktails special. (All things soul, neo soul, hip hop, jazzy fusion, and R&B.
Grab your tickets for this at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sistas-with-soul-presents-soul-on-22-yum-yum-edition-tickets-18966823279?aff=es2


Here’s a few of my edits to get you into weekend mode: