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Supafest 23.02

Supafest 2013 announcement

 

Hip-hop festival Supafest has announced that their ‘HUGE’ line-up for April 2013 will be unveiled soon despite a report by Smart Company earlier this month that promoters have run up debts in excess of two million dollars.

A lengthy press release from Paperchase Touring and Entertainment in the lead-up to the 2012 event suggested that the promoters had to scrap headliners Diddy and Missy Elliot from the bill because they couldn’t afford to have them play. Rick Ross also didn’t make it, leaving Chris Brown to headline the festival alongside Lupe Fiasco, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland and Naughty By Nature.

“The sales for Supafest 2012 have been steady and look like they will surpass last year’s attendances of 90,000, but in effect these numbers fall well short of the producer’s expectations to ensure commercial viability,” Paperchase wrote at the time. “Consequently, this has forced them to slightly modify this year’s event to ensure that Supafest carries on in years to come. Both Diddy and Missy are legends of this genre but with the inability to ensure the event’s future, drastic decisions had to be made to ensure the festival’s commercial viability.”

Responding to the cancellations, Diddy took to Twitter to announce he was “MAD as Fuck”, while Missy Elliott’s manager blasted the promoters for “falsely advertising” the rapper before any contracts had been signed. Rick Ross simply failed to arrive for the tour and then announced that “payment arrangements did not meet contractual deadlines”. Paperchase Managing Director John Denison has suggested that 50 Cent will be part of the returning 2013 Supafest line-up.

New DJCentral Presenter Announced!

DJCentral is proud to announce our newest member to the team! Meet Swee, she recently joined the team as the newest presenter and host for DJCentral. Also a DJ under the stage name DJ Miss Tokio, she appears all around Sydney’s events. Check out her biography below.

Music has always been a passion for Swee Ling Khor, also known as DJ Miss Tokio. Upon moving to Sydney, she took up a DJ course to pursue her music career. After three short months when she was introduced to the art of beat mixing, she wasted no time and started to spread her love for music.

She has performed at variety of recognised bars and lounges, including the Crows Nest Hotel, Peppermint Lounge, Blue Horizon (Shangri-La Hotel), Social Sundays @ The Roxy, Cruise Bar, VBar, Golden Palace Hotel (Coogee Beach) and more. For 3 years running Miss Tokio has played at the notoriously infamous rave in Sydney, Transmission. Making appearances at Gas Nightclub, Lost at Space Club, AKA Night Club, Candy Shop in Cabramatta, Candy’s Apartment, Soho Bar, Verandah Bar, Watershed, Cohi Bar, Kobe Jones.

Constantly travelling back and forth to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has seen Swee playing at Quinte, Desire and Casbah (Mandarin Oriental Hotel) Skybar (www.skybar.com.my) in Traders Hotel, Shangrila Kuala Lumpur, Elixir, FRISK for Vanity Mansion, the Maison Club, The Loft KL.

 

‘To me, knowing the technical part of mixing is an important starting point, but having a passion for the music you play is far more important. The energy and enthusiasm I have when I play my sets gets such a positive response from the people and they just can’t help but shake along. I believed that positive energy attracts positive response.’

 

DJ Miss Tokio’s first music video of her track ‘I Do What I Do’ will be out shortly and more collaborations are on the way.

 

DJ Miss Tokio is exciting to be working with DJ Central, mixing her performance experience with presenting to create an explosive mix.

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Constantly travelling back and forth to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, her most recent found her playing at Quinte, Desire and Casbah(Mandarin Oriental Hotel) Skybar (www.skybar.com.my) in Traders Hotel, Shangrila Kuala Lumpur, Elixir, FRISK for Vanity Mansion, the Maison Club, The Loft KL.

Her first appearance in LA will be supporting the LA Bicycle Film Festival at the Mezz Bar on 4th September 2010. Since then, she has made her appearance at The Proud Bird, The Roxy at Sunset,w ww.elitemusicradio.com(Internet Radio), and www.insoulwetrust(Internet Radio).

DJ Miss Tokio’s first music video of her track ‘I Do What I Do’ will be out shortly and more collaborations are on the way.

DJ Miss Tokio also recently performed as a keyboardist for an upcoming LA Artist, Freemoor at the Key Club on Feb 2012 and March 2012. The response was amazing and she was requested to perform again for the band.

Before returning back to Sydney, DJ Miss Tokio has been invited to be the Resident DJ at Air Nightclub for a few months.

Besides Djing, she is also a model and participated in runway shows like LA Fashion Week, Perth Fashion Festival and charity shows in LA.

She completed an Electronic Music Production course at SAE, producing will definitely be another priority for her. ‘I used to play the piano and it definitely contributed to the way I feel about music.’ To me it’s a wonderful knowledge to be able express yourself musically. Her flexibility and electric persona playing music ranging from heart thumping bassline dirty electro/tech/prog house and breaks to the sophisticated, sexy funky vocal house tunes will definitely keep you asking for more. Check out her official Facebook page here  or you can visit her website here to show your support for the newest presenter on the DJCentral team!

Good Monday eve…

Good Monday everyone!

Hope that everyone had a crazy weekend! We’ve been working hard in the office despite being tired from waking up super early to watch the closing ceremony this morning! Weren’t they some amazing acts! But we weren’t at all jealous of that party because the parties that DJ Central are going to be at are going to be ten times hotter!

People have been asking us what time we go live and we are excited to announce that our first show airs for Australia on October 5th at 9pm on Foxtel’s Aurora channel. So mark it in your phone calendars!