Back to the 90s **New Jack Swing & 90s hiphop**[FRIDAY – 13.01.2017]
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?!
DJ C’MAN //
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.
One can describe DJ Adverse as a ‘multifaceted creative engineer’ but will humbly refuse any such title. DJ Adverse’ expertise lends itself to video editing, music production, rapper, branding and marketing, in addition to his flawless in demand unique mixing style and charismatic showmanship.
A favourite crowd party rocker and music trendsetter, DJ Adverse (co-founding member of The Groove Dealers) started out in the early 2000’s as one of the original radio hosts at community radio station Triple H 100.1FM. He was swiftly put on the mainstream circuit DJing throughout Sydney after being noticed by DJ Aladdin Royaal, playing at some of Sydney most popular night spots at the time including The Cave, Metropolis, MTV Lair, Shark Hotel, Star Bar and Mona Vale hotel to name a few.
Adverse further expanded his talents and became a leading MC for Booty Bar Australia, which took him touring across the country with Booty Bar founder and Accredited ARIA award winner DJ Lenno. It was around this time that Adverse co-founded The Groove Dealers and helped form and write music for Australian Hip Hop Group Unison and LP and The Architects.
Over the last 5 years, under the banner The Groove Dealers, Adverse started running an annual snow tour at Falls Creek snowfields to capacity crowds with some of The Groove Dealers team and fellow party rockers, DJ CMAN, Juzzlikedat, Carratgold, VJ Spook, Makoto, Louie Headnod and MC Noodlez.
Adverse has played live on Radio for 2RDJ 88.1fm with DJ D on mixbosses, Bondi Beach Radio on the Zulu Nation Radio show with DJ MK-1 and Mirrah and 2SER 107.3fm with Hardcore Classic Radio’s Randy Glazer and Tommy Rock. He played warm up set’s at the 2014 and 2015 DMC NSW championship, The 2015 Wax Wars and sets at festivals including Street Fest with Food Trucks United and at the inaugural SoulFest as part of the 45’s sessions with Funkdafied Events. He has supported the likes of International artists DJ Total Eclipse (The X-Ecutioners), Zac Hendriks, Sarah Love, Eric Lau, Oddisee, Slum Village, Conkarah and Aus Hip Hop rapper Briggs.
In addition to support spots, Adverse has shared the bill with some of Sydney best including Rodney O, Coolhand Luke, Stephen Ferris, Graham Mandroules, Morphingaz, Dj A.$.K, Simon Caldwell, Kate Monroe, Phil Toke, Edseven, Raine Supreme, DJ Sing, Naiki, Shan Frenzie, Mike Who, DJ Trey, DJ Moto, Soul Benefits plus many more.
He is also regularly booked and play’s impressive party sets for Soul of Sydney, Dust Tones, Funkdafied, Syd Def Jam, Grindin and Masterclass Events, as well as local nightspots including Play Bar, The Local Taphouse, Yullis, The Rose Hotel, Captain Cook Hotel, Darlo Bar, Plan B Small Club & Café Lounge.
DJ SAYWHUT?! //
After surviving a collision with a tanker truck filled with milk and toxic waste (it was a special truck) when he was just a boy, DJ SayWhut?! was in a coma for 4 years where he dreamt of nothing but cheeseburgers. When he awoke he found that he had the ability to hear lower end frequencies very clearly and could foresee what the next song was going to be chosen (in shuffle mode) on a person’s iPod from 100 yards away. The iPod was then invented 15 years later. This brought on a revelation that he should play music in some form or another. When making fart noises with his armpits wasn’t enough he decided to pick up the headphones and become a DJ.
Cutting his teeth as a breakbeat DJ in Sydney in 2004, DJ SayWhut?! has always been known to play some of the funkiest basslines in breaks – keeping it hard and bouncy yet keeping the people dancing on the floor. With residencies at Broke’n'beats @ Kink and Chinese Laundry, SayWhut?! has played to a wide variety of crowds knocking them senseless to the floor with his barrage of bassline melodies and quick mixing ability. After the breakbeat phenomenon went out of fashion, SayWhut?! looked towards more organic sounds and started playing funk, soul, disco, boogie, hip hop and R&B still staying true to that funky bassline mentality.
WHAT: BACK TO THE 90s FEAT. DJ C’MAN, ADVERSE & DJ SAYWHUT!?
WHEN: FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2017
DOORS OPEN AT 4PM | MUSIC KICKS AT 6PM | HAPPY HOUR 6PM-8PM
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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