LINEUP – DJ’S

DJ Hooch

Location:
London, UK

Biog:
Promoter, DJ, music lover and street culture junkie. Hooch has played and promoted clubs and parties all over London from underground warehouse parties to some of the biggest events at the city’s major venues! He is part of the infamous Funkin’Pussy crew who have rocked parties & clubs in London and across the UK for over 20 years!

Hooch had the longest running hip hop club in the UK from 1991 to 2003 in Covent Garden’s Africa Centre. He also brought over funk legends Parliament Funkadelic for some incredible gigs in the early 90’s. The stars passed through undercover and the crowds kept coming but everyone kept dancing! Around the same time the b-boys (breakdancers) started hitting the club and dancing to the beats they weren’t getting elsewhere.

In 1996, Hooch started the UK B-Boy Championships. He also works as a consultant with major blue chip firms & TV production companies, organises world class b-boy/hip-hop projects & events, founded a dedicated street dance studio (Breakstation), runs an events company (Hooch Events), and is partners in the online hip-hop store & clothing label Chief Rocka. If that sounds busy, Hooch still DJs most weeks as well!

Credits:

  • Creator of UK B-Boy Championships World Series
  • Bahrain F1 Grand Prix 2009 & 2010
  • Presenter on Channel 4 – World B-Boy Series

Beatboxer: MC Zani

2008 UK Beatbox Champion, MC ZANI is already a veteran on the scene with more than 10 years beatboxing under his belt, having performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages – Madison Square Garden, Glastonbury to name a few.  He has also supported some highly respected artists including: Ludacris, 50 Cent, Taylor Swift, Sean Kingston, Sean Paul, Lupe Fiasco, Dead Prez, GZA, Akon, Musiq Soulchild, Missy Elliot, 112, Kelly Rowland, Craig David and many more.  Zani transcends genres with collaborative work with Jay Sean, Foreign Beggars, Neil Thomas, Vula (lead vocalist of Bassment Jaxx) and his own solo show.

ZANI is also Lead Tutor with Battersea Arts Centre’s pioneering project the BAC Beatbox Academy. The project finds and works with young people in South London, introducing them to beatboxing, enhancing their skills and encouraging them to think of the pursuit as an art-form. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mXq-8j_vsE / www.facebook.com/mc.zani)