Pushin’On has been blessed with some amazing guests over the years. Some fly in from far and wide. Some are discovered right here at our nights. This month’s all-DJ special showcases the extended community of music heads who can’t resist dropping some hot funk.
Sarah Love (UK)
Rounding off a highly successful 2011 as the official tour DJ for Aloe Blacc, DJ Sarah Love’s reputation as the “1st Lady Of Hip Hop” began in her early days as DJ for London’s renowned “Kung Fu” parties, and on the city’s underground radio stations.
The DJ reputation Sarah built at home, led to touring across five continents, building her position as one of the leading international Hip Hop club DJs around. Noteworthy given the male dominance that exists in the music industry.
In 2007 she joined the BBC’s urban music specialist station 1Xtra to present the “Friday Night Hip Hop Mix Show” and their “Weekend Wake-Up Show”. The prestige of being the BBC’s main Hip Hop DJ — and one of the few female specialists in broadcasting — further established her name globally, and the station enjoyed a larger worldwide audience as a result.
MTV Europe appointed Sarah their official — and only — female VJ for the Base Network, broadcasting to over 60 countries worldwide. As well as presenting her own monthly show “Good Look”, Sarah also interviewed international stars on Trevor Nelson’s “The Lick”, “Spanking New Music” and worked with the NFL Stateside on “NFL Touchdown”.
Sarah was instrumental in the launch of the continents’ now successful “MTV Africa” channel, and has also toured worldwide as an official “MTV Soundsystem DJ”.
In 2009, Sarah was nominated “Best DJ” at the internationally renowned MOBO Awards. This was her second time to receive such recognition and Sarah is the only female to have ever been nominated in this category.
Sarah has worked in clubs and on radio and TV in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. She regularly features in urban music magazines and can count names such as The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, KRS-1 as some of the artists she’s shared a stage with.
Recent interviews include, Flavour Magazine, Streets on Demand, In-Spirels Magazine, Kix Magazine, Raw Talk and Take the Stage (links below). A new filmed interview with internationally quoted online publication, The Hip Hop Chronicle, will be broadcast early in the new year.
With plans for new club nights, broadcasting, music releases, international tours and more, 2012 should prove another big year for the “One Woman Wrecking Machine”.
Hip-hop beats are his favourite weapons on the decks. You may have heard him playing a Dilla set at Panoptkn in early 2012. You can also follow him online weekly when he drops hip-hop instrumentals on sonar.sg. We first knew him as this friendly dude who takes pictures. On this night, he will be the friendly dude who drops hip-hop bombs.
My Hero (Asheville, NC. USA)
For a solid gold decade, DJ My Hero has been rocking clubs and underground parties in the US and abroad with his heady mix of boogie, soul, disco, and funk. Desired by women, envied by men, My Hero wants just one thing: for YOU to get down.
Rounding off the musical trip are the Pushin’On residents. For the past 6 years, they’ve kept you on the dancefloor and made you wake up on many Saturday mornings with aching feet and sore heads. Tonight won’t be any different. Here’s what they have in store for you;
DJ Shellsuit – UK Hip-hop and Neo-soul
DJ Dave Code – Funk, Boogie and Hip-hop edits
DJ Chunk – Funky Hip-hop with a splash of party breaks
Masterpiece – Latin Soul and Disco Cumbia
All DJ Special
Fri 27th Jul
Blu Jaz Café, 11 Bali Lane
2nd & 3rd floor
9pm till the closing ceremony
Guests: Sarah Love, Rohdd and My Hero
Residents: Shellsuit, Chunk, Dave Code and Masterpiece
Entry by “Give As You Please”. This is not a free event. Your support goes a long way towards keeping the music going. We also accept Olympic gold medals.