6th Anniversary! | Blu Jaz | Fri 27 Jan

Posted on January 22, 2012 by



6 years ago, 4 guys brought their records and a microphone to a bar and started jamming. 6 years later, Pushin’On continues to bring you proper funk, soul and hip-hop. It’s our 6th Anniversary ya’ll!!!!! So bring your friends and a fresh pair of legs cos the lineup is designed for all night dancing.

DJ Sarah Love
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 has led to tours across five continents, building her position as one of the leading international Hip Hop club DJs, especially noteworthy in a male-dominated 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.

MTV Europe appointed Sarah as 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 has shared the stage with artists such as The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, KRS-1.

With plans for new club nights, broadcasting, music releases, international tours and more, 2012 will be another big year for the “One Woman Wrecking Machine”.

Funk Bastard
With this appearance, Funk Bastard now holds the record for most number of consecutive guest appearances at a Pushin’On Anniversary. He enters a potentially golden year after a busy 2011 with releases on the Darker than Wax label (as Cosa Nostra and Loki Laredo), throwing crazy parties at the new Velvet Underground (as Darker Than Wax and Disco:very) and also a tour of France. Now that’s what my mum would call happening!

Pushin’On Residents
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 – Revisting the classic Boom Bap sound with US and UK hip-hop, reggae and rare library record breaks.

DJ Dave Code – With a DJ career spanning 20+ years, Dave’s collection runs deep. Expect the freshest hip hop sounds from the 80’s, 90’s and 2K, combined with some classic funk and refreshed edits to keep things up to date. Whatever he plays, you know it’s gonna be funky.

DJ Chunk – Returning from his recent trip back to Scotland and Amsterdam, Chunk will be dropping some fresh 45’s for the party. Expect funk edits and some good ol’ soul to celebrate the occasion.

The Mighty Mighty ‘live’ feat. Biddy Low & Dominic Soon
The house band of Pushin’On resumes normal service at Blu Jaz Café with their first performance of 2012. No better way to welcome the New Year than with 3 delightful additions!

First delight is Biddy Low; artist, photographer and singer with an eclectic range. You may have seen her on the mic with Breakbeat Theory, singing over electronic beats and blips. Since Nov 2011, Biddy has been the Mighty Mighty’s closely guarded secret as we build up our repertoire of dancefloor jazz. This is her debut!

Also making his debut with the Mighty Mighty is Dominic Soon; economist by day and Nord enthusiast by night. We first heard of Dominic from his days with Tighten Up and his debut ends our year-long search for a lead keyboardist. Get ready for a fuller Mighty Mighty sound when Dominic drops some funkanomics on a Nord Electro 3.

The final delight from the Mighty Mighty in 2012 is that we add a 3rd set for all our performances at Pushin’On. We’ve had many requests from folks who arrive late and just missed out on our sets. We hear you, and we’re giving it to you. The 3rd floor will be bumping way past midnight!

The Mighty Mighty is;

Vimal Veeran – drums
Justin Lim – percussion
Bernard Chung – bass
Daryl Tay – guitar
Dominic Soon – keys
George Leong – saxophone
Joel Dekkers – trumpet
Biddy Low – vocals
Masterpiece – vocals

The Mighty Mighty will be supported on the 3rd floor by Mister Magic playing some fine funk and dancefloor jazz, Gonzo with a selection of ragga and reggae, and visuals from Adrien Saint Girons.

6 Is The Magic Number
Fri 27th Jan
Blu Jaz Café, 11 Bali Lane
2nd & 3rd floor
9pm till its 2013
Guests: DJ Sarah Love & Funk Bastard
Residents: Shellsuit, Chunk and Dave Code
‘Live’: The Mighty Mighty, 3 sets with debuts from Biddy Low and Dominic Soon

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 red packets; as long as they’re not empty.

Posted in: Blog, Events