Past Event14 Jul - 30 Jul 2022

DJs in the Container

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Container in the Square Café, Aotea – Te Papa Tū Wātea, Aotea Square


Get ready for sizzling sets and epic sounds, because the Container in the Square Café will be hosting a curated line-up of New Zealand's finest DJs, keeping the beats and the vibes pumping throughout the crisp mid-winter nights. 

The perfect spot to grab a drink and soak up some tunes, as well as being an ideal warm-up session for Live Nation's Elemental Nights concerts. 

This event is part of Elemental AKL, the region-wide festival illuminating Tāmaki Makaurau this winter. For more info and to check out the full programme go to


Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. You can also take a virtual accessibility tour of the venue.  



Meet the DJs

Uncle Barnie

A typical Uncle Barnie set these days will seamlessly blend the electro-cumbia sounds of Argentina and Colombia with calypso, afrobeat, soca, new wave, old-skool electro, disco, 80’s hip-hop, Peruvian chicha and early Chicago House. Uncle Barnie was co-host of The Dose radio show on Auckland’s George FM for 12 years, and was co-founder of Auckland’s turn of century funk, soul and afrobeat night, The Shrine, in the early 2000s.

He has opened for the likes of Miles Cleret, Jillionaire, MoodyMan, and Awesome Tapes From Africa, and is a member of Nick D and Dick Johnson’s Weird Together project.


Photo by: Andi Crown


Aideen Ryan

Aideen Ryan is an Irish-born vinyl selector who now resides in Tāmaki Makaurau. Aideen’s sets span a multitude of genres from soul and jazz to UK garage, disco, and everything in between

Stinky Jim

Stinky Jim has been aromatherapising Aotearoa New Zealand's airwaves for over 3 decades as host of 95bFM's Stinky Grooves show and through his own productions with Unitone HiFi, Phase 5, Soundproof and most recently, solo under his olfactory alias. Musically wide screen and panoramic in all aspects, he maintains the standard and always lives true to his ‘respect the unexpected’ credo.

Manuel Bundy

Manuel Bundy is a DJ based in Auckland who has been spinning tunes since 1987. His sets combine a variety of styles and genres ranging from soul to reggae, and hip hop to house. Has held down residencies at a number of iconic spots around Auckland city such as Shortland Bar, Cause Celebre and Khuja Lounge and is also a member of the mighty Turnaround DJ crew. Has played alongside and supported legendary touring DJs and acts such as Norman Jay, Gilles Peterson, Coldcut, DJ Krush, J Rocc and Kenny Dope.


Long time 95bFM staple and left-field breakbeat diva, Amelia Berry aka Amamelia is a DJ and producer based in Tāmaki Makaurau. A dedicated crate digger and obsessive Soulseek trawler, Amelia fills the floor with a blend of hazy downbeat disco and hard-to-find Balearic grooves that’ll leave you hypnotised.


Photo by: Connor Crawford

Jonny Vahry aka DJ Bermuda Triangle

Jonny Vahry aka DJ Bermuda Triangle is a 95bFM Drive show host and a purveyor of all the best mid-tempo groove neo-psych you can handle.

Tuāfale Tanoa’i

Tuāfale Tanoa’i is a DJ and documenter who has been DJing since 1976 and started at AGGS Cocoa House as a teenager. Selections include local Aotearoa NZ Pacific contemporary music, highlighting women of colour vocalists and musicians. Accentuating RnB, Funk, Acid Jazz, Disco Pop, Jazz and indigenous genres.


Photo by: Charlotte TuGraham

Matthew Crawley

If music be the food of love, then Matthew Crawley loves playing with his food. Raised in the wild by The Muppet Show and early-90s Christian hair metal, Matthew has since obsessively thrown himself into the music scene in Tāmaki Makaurau. Expect an eclectic mix of lost local gems, Beach Boys playing disco, Eurovision Song Contest cast-offs, and more more more!

DJ Left Hand Loz

Left Hand Loz is a Tāmaki Makaurau-based DJ and music journalist. Her eclectic sets are an extension of her storytelling, spanning a melting pot of blurred genres between house, techno, UK garage, club edits, hip-hop, and much more.

Murray Cammick

Murray Cammick has played funk and soul on 95bFM for many decades and in recent years he has DJ'd using vinyl in bars and restaurants. He plays the old funk, re-edits and new tracks with a heavy bass line. He has opened for Paul Weller, George Clinton and Sharon Jones. In former lives he edited RipItUp and amused himself with the Southside and Wildside Record labels.


Photo by: Josh Hetherington

Jon Bywater

Golden Dawn DJ regular and a former host of 95bFM’s Solar Furnace Hour, Jon Bywater plays many flavours of soul, rock, jazz, and folk with a leaning toward the raw, free, and less familiar. His vinyl-only sets draw on music from pre-war to the present, often centred on 7’’ records from the ’60s and ’70s.


Carlotta is a budding selectress born and bred in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand. Coming from a Jazz-orientated upbringing, she is being recognised for her nostalgic dance-provoking sets across the city. She selects rhythmic and melodically organic sounds from the past & present, her favourite medium being vinyl. She sets her ambition to sonically induce listeners into movement and, when possible, establish whakawhanaungatanga (relationships) on and off the dance floor.

Samuel Harmony

Samuel Harmony is a DJ and holder of parties who lives in Tāmaki Makarau. Part of Friendly Potential and a host on 95bFM, his musical taste is a varied kaleidoscope with a deep appreciation for all music and a love of dance floors as spaces for ecstatic communion.

A fan of all that's good in Boogie, New Wave, Disco, House, Post-punk, Afro, Modern Soul, AOR, and so much more

Sarah Thomson

With a background that includes stints in music television, independent radio programme direction, music advocacy, entertainment journalism and television puppetry, Sarah recently won a toaster in a prestigious music quiz at your local. They are also currently the host of Saturday afternoons on Aotearoa's largest independent alternative radio station, 95bFM. NB: You may know BENEE's mum, but Sarah is mates with Big Bird.

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