About

“In the Beginning there was Funk” – George Clinton.

Music has been our companion, our friend, our teacher, our guide, our inspiration and our source from which we draw strength and unity. Music has walked with us in times of weakness, struggle, pain and strife, and through it all, we’ve turned to music to heal our resilient spirits. For Funkdafied, it is our first love.

Funkdafied is an Event Promotions Company based in Sydney Australia, promoting regular quality events encompassing many music genres including Soul, Jazz, Funk, Afrobeat, Latin, Disco, Reggae and Hip Hop. Created in 2006 by DJ and radio presenter John Cawley, Funkdafied was established to help develop the expanding Funk and Soul scene in Sydney and the rest of Australia.

Funkdafied have toured and organised events with several major international artists including George Clinton & Parlament Funkadelic, Norman Jay, Roy Ayers, Robert Glasper Experiment, Kashmere Stage Band and many more. Funkdafied have also worked with several major venues in Sydney on regular promoted events and also warehouse parties, boat parties and various special outdoor events. As well as this Funkdafied have worked interstate and also works with major Festivals including Sydney Festival, Vivid and Soulfest.

The current regular event that Funkdafied run is the 45 Sessions where both local and internationals DJs play 7" records crossing many genres where you can hear some very rare gems or modern re-edits and remixes. These events have been a major success and check out our upcoming events for the next one.

Funkdafied also have a roster of local DJs and live acts and provide a venue consultancy and entertainment service. If you run a venue in Sydney and looking for DJs or live entertainment

Artists who have performed at Funkdafied events:

  • George Clinton & Parlaiment / Funkadelic
  • Fatback Band
  • DJ Muro
  • Roy Ayers
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
  • DJ Total Eclipse (The X-Ecutioners)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins & DJ Romes
  • DJ Maseo (De La Soul)
  • DJ Suspect (The Funk League)
  • Carl Cox
  • The Nextmen
  • The Herbaliser DJs
  • Shortee Blitz
  • Mo’Horizons
  • De La Soul
  • Kashmere Stage Band
  • Eric Lau
  • Norman Jay
  • DJ Maestro
  • Tom Middleton
  • DJ Shortkut
  • J Period
  • Mr Thing
  • Sarah Love
  • Chris Read
  • Electric Empire
  • Katalyst
  • Crazy P
  • Graeme Park
  • Bella Kalolo
  • Milan
  • D*Funk
  • Russ Dewbury
  • Karsten John
  • Mr Doris
  • MC Hazaduz & DJ CXL
  • Cookin on 3 Burners with Kylie Auldist
  • Diafrix
  • KojoSoundSystem
  • Deep Street Soul with Shirley Davis
  • Dojo Cuts with Roxie Ray
  • TheLeisureBandits
  • Huwston
  • Frenzie, Soulshaker DJs
  • Mike Who
  • Nick Toth
  • Mickey Morphinhaz
  • DJ Ruse
  • Paula Baxter
  • BC (Swat DJs)
  • Gian Arpino
  • Ari Roze
  • Kavi-r
  • Naiki
  • DJ Sani
  • Lazy Cat
  • Noel Boogie
  • Trevor Parkee
  • DJ Steff RJ
  • Jay Sharp
  • The Groove Merchant
  • Simon Caldwell
  • Stephen Ferris
  • Graham Mandroules
  • Omegaman
  • Patrick Curda
  • JC
  • and many others....