The 45 Sessions September Edition[SATURDAY – 06.09.2014]
Funkdafied Presents the September installment of the 45 Sessions at Play Bar with special all local lineup…
We have a big line up of local DJs for the next 45 Sessions event at Play Bar on Saturday the 6th of September 2014. Following on from our recent events featuring international DJs Zac Hendrix and DJ Muro we look forward to another great night with some of our favorite local selectors on Duty.
There will also be a dance comp running on the evening with the winner receiving 2 VIP tickets for the Soulfest Festival.
DJs on the night will be:
This event will be free entry we and we advise you to arrive early as we expect the venue to reach capacity. The 45 Sessions are a series of events that were started by DJ Platurn in Oakland, California and Funkdafied are running the Sydney series of these events. We look forward to seeing you all on the dance floor!!!!
SANI DEEJAY //
Dj Sani has made an indelible mark on the club, bar and private – party scene in Sydney, creating an electric vibe with an irresistible mix of funky grooves wherever she performs. A fan of old soul artists such as Marvin, Stevie, Smokey, Al Green, early Jacksons, George Benson, Bob Marley and other reggae classic favourites. Into the mix also go contemporary artists such as Lyrics Born, Spank Rock, Hot Chip, De La Soul, MC Solar, Gnarls Barkley and DJ Quick, to name just a few, and this has developed into a love of all grooves and a successful career as one of Sydney’s most sought-after DJs.
Sani has spent her life immersed in the music industry. She has more than 10 years experience as a presenter on Bondi 88 FM and has produced in-flight radio programs for Jetstar Airlines and promotional pod casts for iTunes. She has been production co-ordinator for Chris Murphy’s Petrol Records, creative co-ordinator for innovation specialists What If!, and music director for Music Mann and course co-ordinator and host for the United DJ Mixing School.
Such involvements have led to associations and creative collaborations with many of Sydney’s high-profile musicians, producers and DJs, as well as international performers such as: DJ Kool Herc, Jam Master J (Run DMC), Q Bert, Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jay, Michael Franti, Norman Jay, Gilles Peterson & many others.
We look forward to seeing you all there to mark this very special ocassion.
JOSIE STYLES //
Part-time hiphop/funk/soul/reggae DJ, full-time world saver, one frog species at a time!
JC grew up in London exposed to the sound of mainstream popular music. It wasn’t until 1982 when a friend introduced JC to ‘Planet Rock’ by Afrika Bambaataa that his love affair with Electro Funk, Hip Hop and vinyl began. “I started doing odd jobs and saving money so I could purchase vinyl and started collecting as much Hip Hop records as I could. At the age of 16 I got my first set of turntables, they were a very old set of decks and mixer combined in one large ‘coffin’ style case – we are talking old school!”
By the time JC hit 18, he was running a mobile disco that lasted three years, playing in local bars, birthday parties and weddings alongside his best friend at the time. After many years playing odd events, and Djing at parties, John moved to Sydney in 1995, learning about the Australian music scene landing himself various DJ parties, eventually playing at the after party for the ‘Take It to The Bridge’ boat party in Sydney 2001. Later in 2001 went to live in Dublin, Ireland for two years, JC hosted a radio show in Dublin for 14 months called the “All Funked Up Show” on Jazz FM 89.8, in addition to DJing at events. His show not only attracted an enormous following, but also sparked his love for radio broadcasting.
JC returned to Australia in 2003 playing out at various venues, scoring a weekly radio show on Bondi FM called ‘The Funkdafied Show’ which he hosted for 7.5 years. In that time, JC secured interviews with elite musicians/DJs including Norman Jay, Micheal Franti, Ohmega Watts and many more. JC currently hosts the Hardway Show on Eastside 89.7 FM every 3rd Saturday. You can get more info at www.eastsidefm.org, this is the premier radio station in Sydney playing Jazz and Soul music.
Over the past 9 years JC has played at every major venue in Sydney and held down several residencies, he has also played at several major festivals including Sydney Festival, Playground Weekender, Surry Hills Festival and more. He also DJs interstate regularly, over the last few years JC has had DJ support slots for artists including Soul II Soul, George Clinton & Parlaiment / Funkadelic, Kashmere Stage Band, Syl Johnson, Norman Jay, Mr Thing, Crazy P and many more. Aside from all the tours and special events, JC lends himself to DJing at corporate functions and private parties, as well as running the Promotion and Events Company Funkdafied that was formed in 2006.
With an exhaustive music collection that now spans Jazz, Blues, Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip Hop, Latin, Disco, House, D&B; JC is a DJ who can play many genres but always with the emphasis heavily on Funk, and keeping the dance floor rocking!
For over 15 years Crate digger DJ Makoto has uncovered the finest selections of Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Latin & Jazz gems, serving them fresh to audience in Japan, UK & Australia. Well known among Sydney’s best funk & soul DJ’s. DJ Makoto has shared the stage with Talib Kweli, DJ Muro to Japanese funk bands touring threw Osaka.
KRYSTEL DIOLA //
The lady with the soooopa dynamite soul & the front woman of “Behind the front”…
BENNY HINN //
Benny Hinn (Daniel Robertson) began spinnin’ vinyl back in 01′ playing a range of phat funky house and some chunky big assed broken beatz for the masses… Although now only 33, the Hinns has played at some of the finer establishments, parties and festivals around Sydney, Wollongong and the Southcoast, gaining a rep az a bit of a party starter and one with some def skillz, finess and sheer artistry on a pair of 1200′s.
In 01/02′ the House & Breakz movement exploded in his hometown of Wollongong and the Hinn emerged as one Da Gongs leading DJs in this new exciting scene. Largly due to while studying at University, a small collective formed, with a desire to bring decent music to the local area, hence the weekly event night Bustin’ was born. It began as the official uni after-garden party, held in the backroom of the Illawarra hotel, then quickly expanded into a weekly night at the famous Cooneys Tavern, where the guys & a certain little monkey, hosted some of the finest local, national and international talent for some of the best parties the area had ever seen. The night was a 7 year success and those lucky enough to have experienced a Bustin’ party will remember some good shit went down.
The Hinn has also toured with the MOS Label for an Anunal 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, Koolism, [love] Tattoo, Mark Dynamix, Ajax [RIP], Bang Gang, Goodwill, Alex Taylor, Funktrust, Purple Sneaker DJs + many many more…
The Hinn has also been dipping into a little production here and there with a few little mashes and beats all up on his soundcloud page.
His latest venture has been PLAY BAR. 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 in Surry Hills Sydney.
FUNKDAFIED PRESENTS THE 45 SESSIONS – SEPTEMBER EDITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 | 6PM-MIDNIGHT
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
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