Completing the line-up for JAZZ RE:FEST 2014 is DJ Sarah Love.
Rounding off a highly successful year as official tour DJ for Aloe Blacc, DJ Sarah Love’s reputation as the “1st Lady Of Hip Hop” began in her early days DJing for London’s renowned “Kung Fu” parties, and on the city’s underground radio stations.
The DJ reputation and skills Sarah built at home, led to solo-touring throughout five continents, building her position, from the ground up, as one of the leading international Hip Hop club DJs around — noteworthy given the male dominance that exists in the music industry — and earning her the label the “One Woman Wrecking Machine“.
In 2007 she joined the BBC‘s urban music specialist station 1Xtra to present the “Friday Night Hip Hop Mix Show” and the “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.
Sarah has also co-hosted Australia’s nationwide Triple J Hip Hop show with Maya Jupiter and New York’s finest Squeeze Radio Show, formerly known as the legendary Stretch & Bobbito Show, on WKCR 89.9fm.
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”, for “Spanking New Music” and worked with the NFL Stateside for the New Orleans Saints 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 she is the only female to have ever been nominated in the history of this category.
Sarah has worked in clubs, 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-One, Jazzy Jeff & Grandmaster Flash as just a few of the artists she’s shared a stage with.
With projects in the pipeline alongside the UK’s famous Glastonbury Festival, her ongoing London based club night “Deal Real”, broadcasting with the UK’s respected Hip Hop dedicated station “Itch FM”, jazz performances as a singer and drummer, international tours and more, 2014 should prove another big year for the “One Woman Wrecking Machine“.
Sarah will be tearing it up at The Flyover on August 23rd.
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