The 45 Sessions </br>+ Record Fair</br> July Edition</br>[SATURDAY – 05.07.2014]

The 45 Sessions
+ Record Fair
July Edition
[SATURDAY – 05.07.2014]

Funkdafied Presents the next 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 5th of July 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. We will also have a record fair on the day as well!!

The Record Fair will kick off at 4 PM with DJs starting at 6 PM and it is Free Entry!!!!, 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!!!!





From Shoreditch to Ibiza, KoolAde has been an unashamed purveyor of heavy beats from the leftside. Dropping twisted hip hop, dubstep, deep house, nu disco and d&b, KoolAde is a believer in all that is good about underground music – always with the dance floor in mind and always with a soulful edge. Be sure to check out his monthly podcast or soundcloud profile and catch him on Bondi FM 88.0 ( every Sunday night AEST 8pm-10pm.




After purchasing his first set of decks in 1988 and working with a hip-hop crew in his native Austria, Nick packed up his turntables and relocated to the sunny shores of Australia 17 years ago, where he has been heavily involved with the local music community and club culture as a DJ & producer (MetaBass, Foreign Heights, etc), promoter (JamRock!, StepForward!, Make It Clap!, Dancehall Queen Australia), radio host (2SER, FBi, ABC, SBS) and music educator (Australian Institute of Music etc).

Over the course of his career he has performed at most major festivals and venues, at corporate & celebrity events, international movie launches, fashion shows, music awards, etc. Nick was the first hiphop DJ in Australia to sign a major label deal for a DJ-mixed album (‘Blazin’ Vol 1 / Universal Music, 2003, w/Nino Brown) and has since released a number of other albums, compilations and singles. As part of the dynamic trio Foreign Heights he was nominated for an ARIA in 2007, the main award in the Australian music industry.

He has also shared the stage with a multitude of artists such as Common, Michael Franti, Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D., Missy Elliott, Jungle Brothers, 50 Cent & G-Unit, The Roots, Run DMC, Xzibit, J Boog, Public Enemy, Ice T, Beatnuts, The Alkaholics, Spearhead, DJ Krush, QBert, Grandmaster Flash, MixMasterMike, Jungle Brothers, Lyrics Born, Sean Paul, Cypress Hill, ColdCut, Jazzanova, Black Eyed Peas, Scribe, Roots Manuva, and many more and has hit the studio with Australian and international artists including Mr Lif, Will I Am, Casual, Pigeon John, Murs, Che’nelle, MC Trey, Maya Jupiter, 13th Son, Eternia, DJ Regal, and others.

Recent gigs: an exclusive VIP industry party for Justin Timberlake; DJ for Michael Franti & Spearhead on their Australian tour; the exclusive Sunday day-party ‘The Do-Over’ in Hollywood, LA; warm-up tour DJ for U.S. hiphop/reggae star Matisyahu; an exclusive beach party at luxury resort Karma Kandara in Bali, Indonesia; Donna Karan’s (owner of fashion label DKNY) VIP birthday party at Sydney’s Star City Casino alongside the Black Eyed Peas and the All-Star Hip Hop Party 2013, an exclusive club show feat. Coolio, Chali 2Na, DJ Numark & Maseo (De La Soul).

Aside from extensive domestic touring within Australia, he has been booked in New York, San Francisco, London, Vienna, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and Tahiti.

Nick is the driving force behind the ground-breaking Article One Events, running Australia’s most successful weekly reggae club JamRock!; Australia’s premier French-Caribbean events ‘Creole Zouk’ and touring Caribbean artists to the Australasian region (recent tours include J Boog, Junior Reid, Lukie D, Fiji, Peetah Morgan etc).

Nick Toth plays hiphop, soul, funk, disco, dancehall reggae, dub, soca, zouk, afrobeat etc, catch him every week @ Hermann’s Bar & El Topo and once a month @ Eleven Nightclub & Goodgod Small Club.







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.




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.