DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT’s afro inspired grooves have been sweeping Sydney with nothing but good vibes over recent years.
The guys play host to a stack of great nights around town, such as, “Everyday People” at the Tatler, “Good Good Music” at Cafe Lounge, plus often feature for events at the Basement, Oxford Art Factory, and Ching-A-Lings; as well as Soul of Sydney block parties, and gigs for Funkdafied, and Grindin'.
On Friday the 8th of November 2013, PHAT PLAY FRIDAY presents these two premium DJs, for a night of dope beats, ranging from hip hop and dance floor jazz, to boogie, funk, soul, disco… Check it :)
DJ CMAN – Craig Tarik Wilson bio
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.
Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Disco, Boogie, Latin, Reggae, African, Jazz, Nu Jazz, Retro, 80′s-90′s RnB, Lounge, Chill Out.
* Soul of Sydney Block Parties (Sydney)
* The Cafe Lounge (Surry Hills)
* Martini Bar (Newtown)
* Ching-a-lings (Darlinghurst)
* Grain Bar – Four Seasons Hotel (Sydney CBD)
* ‘The Warm-Up’ Radio Skid Row 88.9FM (Inner West Community Radio)
INTERNATIONAL / ARTISTS / FESTIVALS Support:
* ERIC LAU (UK)
* ERIC BENET (USA), R&B Grammy Nominee
* SARAH LOVE (UK), BBC Radio One & MTV Host (2011, 2012)
* LANGKAWI LIVE 2012 – ONE EARTH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 (Malaysia)
* BABYLON BEACH BAR (Langkawi, Malaysia)
* MADERFAKER (Madrid, Spain)
* PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012 (on bill)
OAF (Oxford Arts Factory), Home Nightclub, The Basement, Arthouse, Tank, Blue Beat, Tonka Bar (Ruby Rabbit), Ching-a-lings, Civic Hotel, The Cafe Lounge, Burdekin Hotel, Sussex Hotel, BJ’s Nightclub, Tipple Bar, Le Cartel,
Gotham, The Local Taphouse (Darlinghurst), Shellbourne Hotel.
Bondi FM, 2SER FM, SKID ROW FM
JUZZLIKEDAT – Samir Samaali bio
As a DJ represented by Soul of Sydney, and involved with the Mama Feel Good Funk Collective, Samir Samaali dedicates his Le Garage space to music, art and fashion lovers.
Le Garage crosses over as a records store, hair salon and accessories retailer as well as art gallery (and occasionally turning into a music lounge too). With a funk, hip hop & soul sensibility second to none, Juzzlikedat will keep you noddin’ with agreement that yeah, yo, it should be just like that…s’il vous plaît!