Manuel Bundy Profile

aka Manuel Matisi, Manny Styles, DJ Mamafa
Peter McLennan
19 Apr 2013

Widely regarded as Auckland's pre-eminent soul and hip-hop DJ, Manuel Bundy could be called the godfather of the scene. Indeed, In 1998, Che Fu told Pavement magazine, “Manuel has been at the forefront of [NZ] hip-hop from day one and without his influence, I don’t think I'd be doing what I'm doing now.”

Ask any DJ around Auckland city who is the DJ they most admire, and the answer will most likely be Manuel Bundy aka Manny Styles (Manuel Matisi). One of the most respected DJs in the nation, Manuel has been cutting and scratching behind the decks since 1987, when he DJ'd for the first time, at a party in South Auckland. 

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Manuel DJing at a Dam Native show, 2011
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Base FM flyer, 2013
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Manuel Bundy DJing at the 2000 APRA Silver Scrolls
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Manuel Bundy, Nathan Haines, Sani Sagala on the Shift Left tour, Queenstown, 1995
Photo credit: Photo by Simon Grigg
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Manuel Bundy, 2006
Photo credit: Simon Grigg collection
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Nathan Haines Featuring Manuel Bundy - Beda
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Del Rey System Feat Finsta and Manual Bundy
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Manny's Top 5:

A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory

Gangstarr – Daily Operation

Diamond D – Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop

Slum Village – Fantastic 2

D’Angelo – Voodoo