AUSTRALIAN SOUL MUSIC: Brisbane Soul Singer Travis Lee Releases “Next 2 Me” |


Australian Soul Singer Travis Lee releases “Next 2 Me”

listen / www.soundcloud.com/travis-lee-music

Travis Lee is a Brisbane Soulful Rebel Singer who keeps it fresh, whilst also mixing classic old school Soul/R&B music which is shown in his latest track “Next 2 Me.”

“Next 2 Me” is a boy meets girl kind of story, but Travis Lee goes a step further and divulges into the complications of what happens after the first encounter.

With Travis Lee’s sensual vocals and production that features vibes such as New Jack/Swing/Funk/Soul Groove; this track will not only tap into your heart strings, but also capture the true essence of future soul music.

Travis Lee first started his career with cover bands and now he is making a mark in the Soul industry today with his previous releases “Take You Away” and “Surrender.”

“Next 2 Me” will be featured in Travis Lee’s debut 4-track EP due to release on the 7th November 2014.

Links:

Soundcloud
Facebook
Twitter
Website

EVENT: QUEEN’S BDAY WEEKEND BLOCK PARTY – CARATGOLD,MAKOTO,JAYO,ADVERSE,CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT @ CAFE LOUNGE


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Get on down for the git down this Sunday 2pm-10pm. Block-rockin party-starters CARATGOLD, MAKOTO, JAYO, ADVERSE, CMAN, JUZZLIKEDAT are throwing down on the plates more funky breaks,hip hop & disco jams than you can poke a stick at. We’re clearing the tables and laying down the dance floor for an afternoon/evening of good vibes and boogie times at Cafe Lounge.
$5 Tap Beers + $10 Pizzas all day
Cafe Lounge 277 Goulburn st Surry Hill

EVENT: CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT return to PLAY | Saturday 22nd February


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Sydney’s party duo DJ CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT are back and ready to thrown down another night full of fat beats… The past few times these guys have played, it has been off the hook 🙂 The tunes are awesome, the vibe is awesome and most importantly, the people are awesome.

The guys have been playing 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 Saturday the 22th of February 2014, SKRATCH SAT-DEE!!! welcome’s 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

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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.

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SPECIALIST GENRES:

Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Disco, Boogie, Latin, Reggae, African, Jazz, Nu Jazz, Retro, 80′s-90′s RnB, Lounge, Chill Out.

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CURRENT RESIDENCIES:

* 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)

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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)

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VENUES:

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.

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RADIO:

Bondi FM, 2SER FM, SKID ROW FM

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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!

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WHEN AND WHERE
Saturday 22nd February 2014 || SKRATCH SAT-DEE!!!

PLAY BAR SYDNEY
BASEMENT 72 Campbell Street,
Lower Westsyde Surry Hills NSW

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DOORS OPEN AT 4PM
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING
HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/350550571749983

EVENT: FRIDAY 20TH DEC. – CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT RETURN TO PLAY BAR


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After an incredible first show at PLAY, we are very happy to welcome back DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT.

 

The guys have been playing 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 20th of December 2013, PHAT PLAY FRIDAY welcomes the return of 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 

 

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WHEN AND WHERE
Friday 20th December 2013 || PHAT PLAY FRIDAY

 

PLAY BAR SYDNEY
BASEMENT 72 Campbell Street,
Lower Westsyde Surry Hills NSW

 

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DOORS OPEN AT 4PM
FREE ENTRY ALL EVENING
HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM

 

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SET TIMES

 

6-8 BENNY HINN
8-10 DJ CMAN
10-12 JUZZLIKEDAT

 

www.facebook.com/events/625897757467210



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.

 

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SPECIALIST GENRES:

 

Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Disco, Boogie, Latin, Reggae, African, Jazz, Nu Jazz, Retro, 80′s-90′s RnB, Lounge, Chill Out.

 

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CURRENT RESIDENCIES:

 

* 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)

 

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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)

 

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VENUES:

 

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.

 

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RADIO:

 

Bondi FM, 2SER FM, SKID ROW FM

 

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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!

 

 

EVENT: DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT come to PLAY BAR | FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER


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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

facebook event – PLAY BAR:: Basement 72 Campbell Street Surry Hills

 

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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.
SPECIALIST GENRES:

 

Soul, Funk, Rare Grooves, Hip Hop, Disco, Boogie, Latin, Reggae, African, Jazz, Nu Jazz, Retro, 80′s-90′s RnB, Lounge, Chill Out.

 

CURRENT RESIDENCIES:

 

* 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)

 

VENUES:

 

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.

 

RADIO:

 

Bondi FM, 2SER FM, SKID ROW FM

 

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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!

 

EVENT: SAT. 19th OCT. ‘EVERYDAY PEOPLE’ feat. DJs SAYWHUT, CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT @ TATLER


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HERE WE GO! 4 more days folks till #EVERYDAYPEOPLE @ #Tatlers on Saturday 19th October – featuring special guest DJ SAYWHUT alongside original SOUL OF SYDNEY block party rockers DJs CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT.
Music policy? Wicked tunes covering the full spectrum of Afro inspired sounds. It’s a full circle round trip Afro excursion from dancefloor jazz, funk, hip hop, to disco and R&B (the good kind!). 

Save this date funksters, this is gonna be an all out cut-the-rugg kinda paaartay till laate!

Le Garage, Mama Feel Good Collective and Tatler present:
EVERYDAY PEOPLE, unifying folks under a common theme of music with soul, and a love of the groove.

EVERYDAY PEOPLE – Saturday 19th October
TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Coke sign) Darlinghurst.
+Drink Specials on the night

10pm till late – $10 door donation – See you on the dance floor!

Join the EVERYDAY PEOPLE event page and like MAMA FEEL GOOD FUNK COLLECTIVE

GRINDIN’ & JOINT ADVENTURE PRESENTS: KEV BROWN (WASHINGTON D.C/LOW BUDGET CREW)


GRINDIN’ & JOINT ADVENTURE PRESENTS:

KEV BROWN (WASHINGTON DC / LOW BUDGET CREW)

*2 HOUR SET FEAT. PRODUCTION SHOWCASE, DJ SET & MAKING A BEAT LIVE*

 

FEATURING:

AUSTRALIAN BEATMAKER INVITATIONAL

*PRIZES FROM AKAI, CAPSULE, 567KING, FEIT & GRINDIN’*

KATALYST (QUAKERS / STONES THROW)

DJ MIKE WHO

DJ FRENZIE

 

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER

CIVIC UNDERGROUND

388 PITT STREET

DOORS OPEN 9.00PM

$20 + BF TICKETS THROUGH MOSHTIX OR MORE ON THE DOOR

FACEBOOK INVITE

 KEVBROWNSYDNEYSHOW-1

Our friends at Grindin’ and Joint Adventure have teamed up to deliver this year’s promising event in Hip Hop. You asked for it, and they are giving it back to you. Not only is one of Hip Hop’s soulful producer’s Kev Brown touring around Australia, but this year’s additional beatmaker’s segment will awaken your senses to the opportunities that Sydney bedroom beatmakers have to offer!

Kev Brown’s soulful style of production has earned him comparisons to revered producers such as Pete Rock, who incidentally helped Brown’s career gain some momentum after being introduced to him through Grap Luva.(Petes brother) The pair then went on to collaborate on “What Ruling Means”, from Marley Marl’s BBE Beat Generation installment Re-Entry (2001). His appearance alongside Grap Luva left an impression on the underground and he subsequently contributed a track to De La Soul’s AOI: Bionix later that year.

Kev Brown continued to build his resume with contributions to DJ Jazzy Jeff’s “The Magnificent” (2002). As a then-member of Jazzy Jeff’s production-for-hire unit A Touch Of Jazz, Brown contributed no less than 7 tracks to the project yet it wasn’t until his remix of Jay-Z’s The Black Album, aptly titled “The Brown Album” was released in January, 2004 that he began to receive recognition. As the first producer to do so (to date there are more than 100 submitted remixes of the project), Brown made use of Jay-Z’s starpower and commercial appeal.

After numerous productions and collaborations with artists throughout 2003 and 2004, Brown made his debut in 2005 with “I Do What I Do” through the independent Up Above imprint. The single, “Life’s A Gamble”, followed in early 2006. Among current projects is “Random Joints”(re-released in 2012 with extra bonus material), 2012 also marks the beginning of the Low Budget Records imprint with a partnership with ReDefinition Records.

Brown’s style as a producer is recognizable for its subtle undertones and strong variety of musical influences. Noted for his complex sample chopping style, bass lines and authentic sounding percussion, he is often mentioned alongside like-minded producers Pete Rock and J Dilla, and has named the former as one of his main musical inspirations. Brown’s own style is likable to, and may show some influence, in the work of fellow Low Budget producers Oddisee and DJ Roddy Rod.

As with most “classic” Hip-hop producers, Brown often employs the use of samples, mixed with his own instrumentation such as horns, bells, rhodes, and guitar plucks. His beats may range from the simpler 4-bar loops, to more intricate arrangements that include several layers, and in the case of his R&B tracks, bridge sections.

As mentioned before, the most frequently noted aspect of Brown’s musicality is his basslines, which he attributes to his study of producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Scratch and J Dilla. Like those producers Brown shows a jazz-minded sensibility, and uses his basslines to create space and nuances within a beat.

 


Australian Beatmaker Invitational

As part of the upcoming Kev Brown Sydney show, which is taking place at Civic Underground on Saturday September 7thJoint Adventure and Grindin’ present the very first Australian Beatmaker Invitational. Entry is open to Hip Hop producers who are ready to show off their skills and gain the valuable exposure needed to take their career to the next level.

The hand selected challengers will be showcasing their finest beats to a live audience, plus acclaimed local and international judges, and will be competing for a stack of prizes from sponsors including Akai, 567King, Capsule, Feit and Grindin’.

For your chance to enter, simply submit 3 of your finest beats to sam@grindin.net

Entries close Friday 30th August and 4 competitors will be chosen to perform on the night

** Please include your name, stage name, and phone number in the email **

Australian Beatmaker Invitational Rules 

– Each Producer gets 3 minutes to showcase and perform their original beats in the qualifying round

– The top 2 producers on the night will compete in a head to head finals, which will consist of  2x 3 minute rounds

– Each Producer is to supply their own sound equipment (drum machines, laptops, samplers, etc)

 

HIP HOP: The Game Australian Tour Cancelled | hip hop sydney melbourne


Just caught this news over at Hip Hop Australia 

I just received this info from a person affiliated with The Game management / The Black Wall Street Recordsregarding the up and coming The Game Australian & NZ Tour, read below:”It’s with regret that we announce that Game’s upcoming Australian Tour is cancelled. The promoter Hip Hop TV, has failed numerous times to deliver on simple contractual points including paying the artist his fees. Game’s Management have gone above and beyond to give the promoter many chances to fulfill his obligations, and adjusted Game’s schedule to try to make this tour happen, but Hip Hop TV have still failed to deliver. The promoter has shown extreme un-professionalism towards Management, and made many false promises he has not delivered on. Game has successfully performed in Australia numerous times and loves his Australian fans and is extremely disappointed the promoter has failed to deliver his obligations.”

 

EVENT: ‘EVERYDAY PEOPLE’ @ TATLER – SATURDAY 10TH AUG. DJs CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT + DJ RAY RAY


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Soul-Of Sydney‘s good friends at Le Garage & Mama Feel-Good Funk Collective (Syd) presents a very special night of quality ‘BLACK MUSIC’ ! 
Mama Feel Good Funk Collective & Soul of Sydney Block Party rockers DJ’s CMAN & JUZZLIKEDAT back at Tatler joining forces with DJ RAY RAY who has been carving up some of Sydney’s best parties of late with a fine ear for boogie bangers and new and old disco gems.

We will be treating our dance floor to the heavenly sounds of afro inspired grooves in all it’s forms from hip hop and dance floor jazz, to boogie, funk, soul, disco, and good vibes to make you feeeeeeeeeel goooooooooooood.

9pm til 4am – $10 door donation.

Check out DJ RAY RAY’s warm up EVERYDAY PEOPLE disco mix to give you an idea of some of the gems we’ll be gettin’ down to!

EVERYDAY PEOPLE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

TATLER – 169 Darlinghurst Rd (opp. Coke sign) Darlinghurst.

www.facebook.com/mamafeelgoodfunkcollective
www.facebook.com/legaragehair