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Bookings – ben@konkreteagency.com

Website – http://yomafia.com.au

Blog – http://yo-mafia.com

Mixes – http://soundcloud.com/djmafia20

A renowned sneaker freak and hip hop junkie, YO! MAFIA has been killing them on the wheels of steel for over 15 years. Having grown up at the fruition of Hip Hop in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, YO! MAFIA became FLUORO BREAKER after falling in love with Boogaloo Shrimp in Breakin’. After winning every B-Girl competition she entered, YO! MAFIA. hung up her knee spin for the turntables after amassing a huge collection of original pressing 12-inch wax from every musical genre known to man. Relying on her acute party savvy ears, YO! MAFIA quickly began mashing up sounds from her beloved Hip Hop, mixing in RNB, electro, Commercial Bangers, Cock Rock and everything in between. Her signature genre smashing sets have seen her tour and DJ support a wide range of A-List artists –

Stevie Wonder, Missy Elliott, Big Freedia, Ca$h Money, Iggy Azalea, TWISTA, Die Antwoord, Clipse, De La Soul, Kurtis Blow, T-Pain, Ice Cube, Waka Flocka Flame, Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, DJ Craze, 100s, Dead Prez, MYA, Salt’n’Pepa, Pharell Williams, Dirty South Joe, J.Period, Rahzel, Arabian Prince, Spinderella, DJ Quik, Kurupt, Ghostface Killah, Mixmaster Mike, Twista, Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg, Vanilla Ice, Spank Rock, Kid Cudi, A-Trak, CSS, Coolio, Girl Talk, Chromeo, Felix Da Housecat, South Rakkas Crew, N.E.R.D, Grandmaster Flash, Tittsworth, DJ Spinbad, Russell Peters, Schwayze, Scratch Bastid, Starting From Scratch, Action Bronson, Color Me Badd, Soul For Real, Jon B and Aloe Blacc to name but a few!

The go-to DJ for travelling International artists, YO! MAFIA also had the honour of being BIG FREEDIA’S (Queen Of Bounce/Twerking – New Orleans) tour DJ at both her Melbourne shows in the latter part of 2012 – exposing YO! M.A.F.I.A. to massive sold out audiences and a new demographic of bounce/electronica fans. 2013 has been action-packed to say the least with YO! MAFIA. headlining sold out shows around Australia including a prestigious set for Midsumma’s capacity packed TDance Festival at Birramung Marr. Touring most of the country for 2013, YO! MAFIA has graced the stage at Australian finest clubs including MARQUEE Sydney, Newport Perth, Mink Bar in Perth, Mixed Tape Adelaide, and shows for MTV AUSTRALIA plus more. On top of that YO! MAFIA was also invited to support New York Rap darlings FLATBUSH ZOMBIES at their only Melbourne show in June.

Smashing out the latter part of 2013, YO! MAFIA secured DJ supports for Iggy Azalea, Waka Flocka Flame, Mixmaster Mike and Twista as well as headlining her own show at Bali’s infamous LOVE IN TENTS events as well as high profile corporate events, such as Channel 10’s Summer Viewing Launch and G-Shock’s Eminem x New Era launch.

2014 has no signs of slowing down with YO! MAFIA already booked as headline DJ at Sydney’s infamous MARDI GRAS 2014 event, plus a slew of international DJ support slots that will be revealed very soon. On top of that, YO! MAFIA has locked in a DJ slot next to Australian dance legends THE PRESETS, as well as DJn for NYC MC CAKES DA KILLA at the sold out CONFETTI party for Melbourne’s Midsumma Afterparty. Stay tuned for a HUGE announcement being made late January, as YO! MAFIA signs her first record deal with one of the world’s best record labels. 2014 is about to be the biggest takeover year for the INTERNATIONAL PARTY DJ!

Taking her cross over “Party Banging” talents into the bigger realm of Television, YO! MAFIA has secured high profile events such as CHANNEL 10’s WINTER WONDERLAND 2013 EVENT, MASTERCHEF SERIES 5 LAUNCH as well as spinning at the 2013 2012 and 2011 Channel 10 Logies After Party three years in a row. YO! MAFIA was also invited to play at the Offspring Season 2 Wrap Party (on special request from Asher Keddie) plus the inaugural 2011 Ch 10 Program Launch. Those with a keen eye may also have seen YO! MAFIA working the tricycle turntable bike on ABC’s SPICKS AND SPECKS on four separate occasions throughout the series’ run as a recurring guest DJ spot. YO! MAFIA was also invited to DJ at the opening of Sydney’s new Star Casino in late 2011 alongside special guest performer Stevie Wonder and actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Adrian Grenier. There truly ain’t no stopping this lil’ powerhouse!

Working with corporate powerhouses such as Ch10, Dg3, MTV, Nike, Nova, adidas, Reebok, G-Shock, Oakley, Upfront Events, Create Awards, Harvey Publicity, Lee Jeans, Sol Beer, YO! MAFIA is undoubtedly the most requested DJ for high profile events. She also had the honour of spinning at the Nova 100 Enclosure at the Cox Plate races in 2011 alongside the Bag Raiders as well as headlining at The Caulfield Guineas and Cup Day parties in 2013. 2012 was also dedicated to touring Asia with sold out shows in Malaysia, Japan, Bali and Thailand.

A regular on the festival circuit (Big Day Out 2006-2010, Summadazye, Future Music Festival 2009, Golden Plains, Meredith, Sounds Loud, Sounds Safari, Push Over) and a self-promotional machine, YO! MAFIA prides herself on playing to diverse crowds poppin’ out HipHop/RNB/Commercial Dance/Booty Bass/B-more/Cock Rock/Pop/Electro/House and everything in between. If you want to sweat til ya drop and hear your favourite jams played in a way you’ve never imagined – YO! MAFIA throws it down like no other international party DJ!

YO! MAFIA is sponsored by major brands such as G-Shock (Australian Ambassador), Reebok, Nike, Gourmet Footwear, Crumpler, Oakley, Obey Clothing.

Signed to one of Australia’s most prolific DJ/Touring Agencies KONKRETE, book YO! MAFIA now through her legendary booking agent BEN DENNIS today!

TV APPEARANCES

SPICKS N SPECKS (Regular Cast Member)
CURRENT AFFAIR
VIDEO HITS
RALPH TV
COLLECTORS ABC
SPEAKER TV

FESTIVALS

FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010
GOOD VIBRATIONS 2010
BIG DAY OUT (BOILER ROOM) 2010
SOUNDS SAFARI W/ LUPE FIASCO – MELBOURNE ZOO 2010
SOUNDS LOUD FESTIVAL – MOONEE PONDS 2010
SANDCASTLES FESTIVAL – ST KILDA 2010
ST KILDA FESTIVAL 2010
SUMMADAYZE 2010
MEREDITH FESTIVAL DEC 2009
BIG DAY OUT 2006-2010
SUMMERDAYZE 2009
FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009
GOLDEN PLAINS 2009
ST JEROMES LANEWAY FESTIVAL
LIVE AT NIGHT – MELBOURNE ROYAL SHOW

CORPORATE GIGS

OAKLEY SHRED SHOP AFTER PARTY – SWINDLERS MT HOTHAM
ESCAPE TRAVEL/FLIGHT CENTRE – MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTRE
ADIDAS REBEL SPORT EVENT – DREAMWORLD GOLD COAST
CH 10 LOGIES AFTERPARTY 2012
STAR CASINO LAUNCH W/ STEVIE WONDER – SYDNEY
MONASH UNIVERSITY FETISH PARTY
MALAYSIA DIGNITARY WELCOME  - MELBOURNE
OAKLEY ROOFTOP PARTY – ST KILDA FESTIVAL
CROWN CASINO – LEVEL 3/ CO NIGHTCLUB
RMIT 0 WEEK PARTIES
CREATE AWARDS DESIGN AFTER PARTY – FORUM MELBOURNE
AGIIDEAS AWARDS AFTERPARTY – NGV MELBOURNE
MICROSOFT XBOX EVENT – SYDNEY
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY BEACH PARTY
REEBOK RHYTHM OF LITE – JAPAN
MOONEE VALLEY COX PLATE
CH 10 PROGRAM LAUNCH (SYD)
G-SHOCK HOUSEPARTY (SYD)
CH 10 LOGIES AFTERPARTY 2011
NIKE
ADIDAS
VANS
XBOX
FOXTEL
G-SHOCK THE WORLD TOUR – SYDNEY
MTV SUMMER TV LAUNCH
ADIDAS 60 YEARS OF SOLES AND STRIPES HOUSE PARTY – SYDNEY/SINGAPORE
MARDI GRAS MEDIA LAUNCH – SYDNEY
HOYTS CINEMA MELB CENTRAL LAUNCH
ARMANI CHRISTMAS PARTY
COMEBACK KID ADVERTISING CHRISTMAS PARTY

INTERNATIONAL

AYANA – BALI
X-LARGE HARAJUKU, JAPAN
MIST CLUB – MALAYSIA
SNEAKER FRIENDS 2010 – THE COMPOUND, ATLANTA
MOTIVATION OF A SNEAKER FREAKER – GALLERY BAR – NEW YORK
HENRIETTA HUDSON – NEW YORK
LA ART IN NUMBERS EXHIBITION – LA
ADIDAS HOUSE PARTY 2009 – SINGAPORE
SELFRIDGES RESIDENT DJ 2003 – LONDON

M.A.F.I.A. is G-SHOCK’S BRAND AMBASSADOR – G-STREET.COM.AU

SPONSORS

G-SHOCK | OBEY CLOTHING | REEBOK | NIKE | CRUMPLER | GOURMET FOOTWEAR | OAKLEY