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Technics Collaboration

As a music lover and all time Technics 1200 user, MzRizk collaborated with Technics and tested out the Technics SL-1210MK7 DJ Turntable for a few weeks. 

These decks have been made with the DJ in mind and have been upgraded into a superior turntable for club use.

MzRizk reviewed the turntable and you can watch it in the link below.

MzRizk plays ARTBAR June 2020: NIRIN EDITION at MCA

For the first time ever, MCA ARTBAR goes online!

Staying true to the ARTBAR ethos of providing a platform for artists to push boundaries, experiment and play, our ARTBAR: NIRIN edition will redefine what it means to present an evening of art, music and performances.

The MCA and the Biennale of Sydney invite you to join us as we celebrate and collaborate with artists through exclusive virtual experiences (available for one night only), connected with the themes of ceremony, ritual and tradition.

The online program will include:

  • a Welcome to Country by Dharug artists Julie Bukari Webb and Corina Norman (Blacktown Native Institution)

  • a performance by Tamil drummers from the Parai-Yah! Project (STARTTS and Tamil Arts Australia)

  • a studio visit with artist Latai Taumoepeau (Australia/Tonga)

  • a dance class led by artist Caroline Garcia

  • a look inside the 22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN exhibition at the MCA

  • a live DJ set on our MCA rooftop terrace by DJ MzRizk

Full program to be announced shortly.

DJ LIVE STREAM WITH YALLA PRIDE!

The amazing team at Yalla (NYC) are putting on a Pride party on June 20th!!

MzRizk will be DJ'ing a set from Melbourne!

DJ SET LIVE STREAM WITH PRIVATE STOCK RECORDS!

MzRizk will be spinning a DJ set on the Private Stock Records Twitch account on June 18th PST, which will be 11am on the 19th of June in Melbourne, AU!!! 

MzRizk plays ISOL-AID this SUNDAY MAY 17 at 7pm!

Isol-Aid is an online music festival that has keep artists entertaining and audiences from missing live gigs!! Every weekend artists have been singing/performing from their living room into yours!

MzRizk will be spinning from 7pm on Sunday May 17th! Tune into her instagram  - @mzrizk - so you can have a dance!! Check out all the acts that start performing on Saturday!

PBS FM RADIO FESTIVAL STARTS MAY 18!

Next week is PBS RADIO FESTIVAL!!! We ask the community to help keep us on air!

Mike Gurrieri and MzRizk will be presenting both of their shows together! 2 weeks of MYSTIC BEAT SUITE!

Sign up to Boogie Beat Suite next week to be in the running to win some amazing prizes and to support community radio!!
 

MzRizk at NIRIN - Biennale of Sydney 2020

MzRizk is 1 of 98 artists who will be presenting works at the Biennale of Sydney 2020 - NIRIN.

MzRizk will be presenting a sound work at the National Art School, one of six sites exhibiting works from Biennale artists.

MzRizk will also be DJing at the Biennale of Sydney opening events and at the home of Morry Schwartz AM, patron and Board Director of the Biennale of Sydney.

 

More updates and images coming soon!! 

MzRizk selected as a participant in the Music Victoria Cultivate Program for 2020

MzRizk has been selected as a participant for the Music Victoria Cultivate Program.

Taken from the Music Victoria website:

Cultivate is an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered by Music Victoria for mid-level to established women leaders in the Victorian contemporary music sector.

Cultivate’s aim is to support the leadership development of its participants. We will do this by:

  • Matching participants with a mentor

  • Involving participants in group mentoring workshops/masterclasses

  • Arranging indivdual leadership coaching

  • Hosting a full-day mentoring program launch and conclusion.

MzRizk plays PANAMA FESTIVAL

MzRizk is excited to announce that she will be performing the closing set at A Festival Called Panama in Tasmania! 

Evelyn Champagne King will also be performing at Panama! This weekend will be huge and it has sold out!

A festival called
P A N A M A

Just 45 minutes from Launceston, surrounded by the towering PANAMA forest, the event will showcase a select line up of our favourite Australian and international bands with sideshows of hard swinging bebop jazz, vinyl soul club DJs and world-class pop-up cabarets.

Free camping, hot showers, delicious food and small-batch cider brewed on-site make this is an event like no other. 

WWW.PANAMAFESTIVAL.COM.AU

MzRizk throws down with Natasha Diggs (NYC)

𝑁𝐴𝑇𝐴𝑆𝐻𝐴 𝐷𝐼𝐺𝐺𝑆 (𝑆𝑜𝑢𝑙 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑛 / 𝑁𝑌𝐶)

For well over a decade, Natasha Diggs has been digging deeper to provide the soundscape for parties around the globe. Next Wednesday, 5th Feb - Natasha headlines Ferdydurke's loft for a special free headline set.

As co-curator of New York City's infamous 'Soul In The Horn' series, Natasha's hosted the likes of Erykah, Bilal, Theo Croker, DJ Scratch and more, all while bridging the gap between music and culture as a DJ in her own right.

Whether she’s playing all vinyl or Serato, Natasha’s deep knowledge of music has enabled her to rock diverse crowds around the globe and on any given night her sets might dip into hip hop, soul, funk, latin, rock, house, reggae, afro-brazilian, disco, and beyond.

Vinyl patriot and host of PBS FM's Boogie Beat Suite, MzRizk (DJ), will be joining Natasha on decks, MzRizk has curated her fave local selectors: Mamacita Bonnita and Miss Goldie (Boss Action / PBS 106.7FM Melbourne), who'll be priming the dancefloor for your pleasure.

🎷 𝐸𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑖𝑠 100% 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 - 𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦! 🎷

MzRizk played Mardi Gras Fair Day

The biggest and best-loved free LGBTQI community event of the summer returns on Sunday 16 February 2020.

We unite and shine bright at Fair Day. Over 80,000 people expected to fill Victoria Park, Camperdown to enjoy non-stop live entertainment on stage, community stalls, activities including the famous Doggywood and Sports Village, a plethora of delicious food and drink options, plus DJs to keep you dancing as the sun sets.

Performing LIVE at Fair Day on the ANZ Main Stage: Faustina Agolley - FUZZY 🌞 NGAIIRE 🌞 Jess B 🌞 Jamarz On Marz 🌞 Hoodzyy 🌞 MzRizk (DJ) 🌞 Ben Drayton 🌞 Jamaica Moana 🌞 BEC SANDRIDGE 🌞 Felicia Foxx 🌞 + many more!

Can't Do Tomorrow | Urban Arts Festival - MzRizk curates the music line up!

MzRizk will be curating the artists for the Can't Do Tomorrow Festival! Taking place at The Facility in Kensington from February 20th - February 29th!

More than 100 street artists, galleries, musicians and more will showcase, perform, paint, print and facilitate workshops!

From Broadsheet - "The festival’s music line-up is being curated by Melbourne-based DJ MzRizk, who’s behind Hip Hop High Tea. On opening night, Thursday February 20, dance-electro act Teymori will merge the sounds of funk, afro and soul."

Closing night act will be Cool Out Sun and DJs include Jnett, Brooklyn Terry (NYC), Emelyn and a host of amazing local talent.

MzRizk supports Evelyn Champagne King

It isn't often that you get to support your most played out artists but MzRizk has been asked to support one of the original queens of boogie and disco Evelyn Champagne King!!!!

Presented by Crown Ruler and PBS FM, this show should not be missed!

Evelyn returns to our shores to play her classics supported by a stellar line up!
 

MzRizk supports DJ JAZZY JEFF

Most of MzRizk's generation would be familiar with seeing Jazz being thrown out of the house on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air TV show, however Jazz is one of the greatest DJs and producers on this planet. MzRizk is pleased to support DJ Jazzy Jeff! 

Playing all 45s MzRizk, will throw down some of the best funk, hip hop and boogie that has been pressed on 7 inches!

MzRizk plays NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS - CROSSING LINES: KEITH HARING & BASQUIAT

MzRizk pays tribute to 1980s New York City for the NGV Friday Nights Keith Haring & Basquiat Crossing Lines exhibit. Keith Haring and Basquiat frequented the party scene in NYC so MzRizk played music they would have danced to at Paradise Garage. Keith created flyers for many club nights and MzRizk was so pleased to share that music from her favourite era.

Melbourne NYE Fireworks and DJ Set

To celebrate 2020, City of Melbourne have asked me to design the soundtrack for this year's NYE Fireworks display. 

It has been many months in the making, following a brief and making sure the music moved with the fireworks.

I also spent welcoming 2020 with a DJ set at the Docklands for the City of Melbourne. 

MzRizk curates the Melbourne Star for MMW 2019

After the success of last years Melbourne Star Music Menagerie, MzRizk was once again called to curate a exceptional local talent for the Melbourne Star for Melbourne Music Week!

From MMW website:

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will be transformed into a rotating musical menagerie as ten of Melbourne Star’s cabins will play host to a different MMW artist. Guests will be treated to a flying musical lucky dip as they board their flight with acts ranging from acoustic singers, soul, jazz and rap. Passengers will each enjoy a complimentary beverage to take on board and more music and drinks will be served up in the Melbourne Star Departure Lounge. Featuring Future Tatafu, Rara Zulu, Keanu, ZIIMUSIC, Lucca Franca,  Roots Afro Acoustic, Iva Lamkum, Lucca Franco, HDSNJMSJR, Future Roots Afro Acoustic, Michaela Jayde, Skye, Isadoré and One Sixth.

MzRizk plays the Hermes Silk Mix Party

House of Beige took over the Hermes Silk Mix pop up on March 30th!

 

Remi headlined the event with Sensible J & N'FA at 45 Downstairs!

MzRizk played some tunes before Remi took over!

 

Full of music fans, everyone got to listen to the vinyl on the turntable listening stations.

MzRizk plays Groovin' The Moo WAYVILLE!

MzRizk will be heading to Adelaide showgrounds for Groovin' The Moo!!

 

The last tour was heaps of fun, one of the best festivals in the country! 

 

More info here - https://www.gtm.net.au/

MzRizk Programs JAZZ OUT WEST & JULLIARD LUNCH TIME SERIES FOR MIJF 2019

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival has invited MzRizk to return as the Guest Programmer for Jazz Out West 2019 as well as the Julliard Lunchtime Series.

Both of these series' are free to attend!

 

The Jazz Out West line up features local legends - Ajak Kwai, OJ Kush, Lil Somethin' Quintet, Tatafu, WVR Baby, Kalyani & Isha and The CB3. 
 

The Julliard Lunchtime Series features Soli, Phoebe Day, Claire Cross & Elle Shimada.

Check out all the brilliance at https://www.melbournejazz.com/program/

ABSOLUT DANCEFLOOR AT LANEWAY MELBOURNE 2019

Get ready to DANCE because Absolut is showcasing DJs, performance artists and more with the Absolut Dancefloor at both Laneway Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney’s entertainment is curated by loud and proud queer community, Heaps Gay, performing on an LED dance floor, while Melbourne features a Silent Discowith DJs curated by Mz Rizk & Lady Kronk, plus the glamorous performance art spectacle of The Huxleys. Look for the Absolut Dancefloor inside the giant rainbow in Sydney and Melbourne.
 

JUNIPERLOOZA 2019

Back with my favourites to spin another sold out Juniperlooza!! 

This one is for all you Gin lovers!

Juniperlooza is a celebration of all things gin!

2019 will have party goers enjoy tastings, classic G&Ts and signature cocktails as well as gin-inspired food stalls and roving entertainment. It's a day out in Melbourne, you won't want to miss!

SOLD OUT EVENT!

Juniperlooza 2019 is a complete sell out. We had 300 additional tickets on sale this year. Last year we sold out in just over 6 weeks and this year has taken only 6 days!

We are amazed by the response and now excited to party with you all!

To get in first for tickets to the next Juniperlooza, sign up to our subscriber list at http://www.theboatbuildersyard.com.au/juniperlooza/

MzRizk added to Zoo Twilights with Sampa, Remi & Thando!

We are family!!! Huge line up at this edition of Zoo Twilights!!!

 

Sampa The Great

Remi

Thando 

 

and now MzRizk on the 1s & 2s!!

 

Be sure to get your tickets for what will be an unforgettable event!!!
 

MzRizk plays Grampians Music Festival

MzRizk plays Grampians Music Festival 2019!!!! Get your tickets and experience some amazing Australian acts in beautiful surroundings!!

We're bringing our Valley Stage back to the stunning paddock location in Halls Gap!

Join us for some outstanding Australian up and coming musical talent, boutique beer, wine and spirits, global cuisine and dancing in the dirt!

Tickets on sale now!

LINE UP:
Sampa The Great
Angie McMahon
Wafia
Slum Sociable
jade imagine
Body Type
PLANET
Milan Ring
Alice Skye
BATTS
Huntly
Sunscreen
Seaside - band
RAThammock
Benny Walker
Kat Edwards
Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
Cool Out Sun
Bones and Jones
White Bleaches
Sagamore
MzRizk (DJ)
Sweat Dreams DJs

Kahlil Gibran - The Garden Of The Prophet

I am so excited to announce my collaborations with the Immigration Museum's latest exhibition Kahlil Gibran - The Garden of the Prophet.

Other than being asked to participate as a community voice, I was also asked to create a soundscape for the exhibition! The music I put together references Kahlil Gibran's work and compliments the work exhibited.

On Saturday February 23, Gibran's Garden will take place in the Immigration Museum's Courtyard.

More information here:

 

As a special treat during our Summer of Love at Immigration Museum, we will be opening late to pay tribute to the life and work of acclaimed poet Kahlil Gibran with food and music from his home country of Lebanon.

Spoken word artist Nour Abouzeid and DJ and radio host MzRizk (DJ) are curating a stage of poets and performers, who will conduct readings of Gibran’s poetry and perform music inspired by it.

While listening enjoy culinary delights from Gibran’s hometown of Bsharri and further afield within Lebanon. And if making it yourself is more your style, take part in a special markouk and manakish (flatbread) making workshop.

More information about the exhibition:

Kahlil Gibran: The Garden of the Prophet is an exciting new exhibition opening at Immigration Museum celebrating the life and work of literary genius Kahlil Gibran. Gibran's works have inspired some of the most influential figures of our time, from Indira Gandhi, to Elvis Presley, John Lennon and David Bowie.

Gibran’s poignant artistic representations of themes from the The Prophet, which has never been out of print and is published in over 80 languages and dialects, are featured in the exhibition alongside a galley proof and plate that were created pre publishing.

Reflect on Gibran’s world, work and relationships, and rediscover the power and relevance of his work today.

This exhibition is proudly presented by the Bank of Sydney, supported by the Gibran National Committee and has received grant funding from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

MzRizk curated a Musical Menagerie in the Melbourne Star for MMW

Join us for the ultimate party in the sky on Friday, November 23, as we transform into a rotating Music Menagerie as part of Melbourne Music Week 2018.

Ten of our cabins will each play host to a different local act; in what will be a lucky dip with guests not knowing which artist they will see until they board their flight.

Enjoy a complimentary drink and take in the breathtaking views of Melbourne, whilst enjoying an intimate musical performance in a cozy atmosphere. Genres include experimental hip-hop, R’n’B, soul, jazz and more.

Guests are welcome to enjoy drinks in the Star Departure Lounge before their flight and during intermission.

The first flight departs at 6.00PM and last flight departs at 9.30PM.

Artist line-up includes:
- Tatafu - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals;
- Amadou Suso - Kora Player;
- Kalala - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals;
- Lamine Sonko - Singer/Dancer/Song Writer From Senegal (West Africa) Vocals & Percussion;
- DRMNGNOW - Song carrier, yorta yorta, sovereign, ancientness, dreaming now. Beats /words/groove/soul/smoke/eucalyptus/water flow/ancestor;
- Maya - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals;
- Kye - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals;
- Blasko - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals;
- One Sixth & Luis - Mc & Percussion;
- Soli - Acoustic Guitar & Vocal

MzRizk co-curates MEL & NYC Nocturnal August 3

MzRizk has collaborated and co-curated the MEL & NYC Edition of Nocturnal at Melbourne Museum!

See live performances from The Rakiem Walker Project (New York), MzRizk, Glitter & Snatch, Tatafu, DRMGNOW, The Cook Island Drummers, 1/6 and 'Round Midnight's. Plus live dance performances from Glitter & Snatch, and spoken word performances from Hawiine, Lay the Mystic and Idil Ali.

Other highlights of the night include:

  • A dance-off on the Melbourne Museum Plaza

  • Gumbo Kitchen serving up delicious Southern fare

  • Vibrant large-scale projections of images by iconic Harlem photographer Camilo Vergera projected inside the museum

This special edition of Nocturnal will see Melbourne Museum transform, channelling the cultural melting pot of Harlem's city streets in an authentic cross-ocean collaboration.

Rakiem Walker Project

From 6pm, Melbourne Museum's iconic Plaza space will host a genre-hopping dance-off with Gumbo Kitchen serving up delicious Southern fare, before party-goers head into Museum spaces filled with vibrant large-scale projections of images by iconic Harlem photographer Camilo Vergera.

Nocturnal is proud to present the Rakiem Walker Project, in Australia for the very first time. Direct from the jam-packed neighbourhood bars of Harlem, this beloved big-band is led by musical director and jazz saxophonist Rakiem Walker. Complemented by six masterly musicians, the Rakiem Walker Project will recreate their dynamic live show in collaboration with some stunning Melbourne vocalists. Sister soul/r'n'b outfit Tatafu, and Kalala of the 'Round Midnight's will fuse Melbourne perfectly with Harlem, before both acts play full sets on side-stages. MzRizk

Booty hoppin', kick-kickin' Melbourne dance duo Glitter & Snatch will be throwing down throughout Melbourne Museum's galleries, before bringin’ it to the main stage, performing alongside MzRizk, 'Round Midnight's, and feel-good rapper 1/6.

With all corners of the Museum brought to life, The Cook Island Drummers will broadcast their fiery Pacific-inspired urban sounds from the Te Vainui O Pasifikia gallery. The Kalaya and Birrarung galleries will host the powerful sounds of popular Yorta Yorta beat maker drmngnow. The Melbourne Story gallery will be filled with the alluring sounds of Tatafu.

As always, there will be insight into the weird and wonderful world in which we live via a series of expert talks. Museums Victoria experts will touch of themes of transformation, community, identity and gentrification, highlighting synchronicities between the two cities. The ever-popular Wild gallery will host an hour of spoken word power courtesy of Hawiine, Lay the Mystic and Idil Ali.

MEL&NYC x Nocturnal offers a heady mix of funk, soul, jazz, r'n'b, hip hop, dance, performance, and 100% good vibes. Help us celebrate the shared exc

MzRizk fills in on Double J's Sky High

MzRizk fills in for Hau on Double J's Sky High!

Hau’s away! So Melbourne based DJ, event curator and radio presenter MzRizk is soundtrackin’ your Friday evenin’ on Sky High. Taking you from chill soul vibes, through to uptempo R&B, hip-hop and even some 80s dancefloor fillers to start your night right.

Prick your ears and get out of your seat for fresh tracks from Sydney rising star Wallace and US superstar Childish Gambino.  We’ll hear latest cuts from The Internet and Common’s new project August Greene. Plus stone cold classics from Grace Jones and local legends like REMI, Thando, Silver Linings and Sampa The Great.

MzRizk - Guest Programmer for Jazz Out West

Melbourne International Jazz Festival's Jazz Out West program has been curated by MzRizk in 2018.

Jazz Out West returned bigger than ever, with an incredible program curated by Mz Rizk. Intimate venues across Footscray, Maribyrnong and Moonee Ponds hosted the likes of the Cool Out Sun, Thando, Duo Novo, Kalala & The Round Midnights and New Flower Garden, all playing to capacity crowds and proudly supported by the City of Moonee Valley and the City of Maribyrnong.  

Sunset Series

Thanks to everyone that came down or performed at the Sunset Series on Sunday!

I was fortunate enough to curate an amazing line up for the City of Melbourne. 

 

The artists were extraordinary on the day and the weather was absolute bliss!

 

Kalala & The Round Midnights

Adrian Eagle feat. Pataphysics, Philly  & DRMGNOW

Cool Out Sun

Ajak Kwai

MzRizk plays Piknic Electronik!!!

We welcome George FitzGeraldYOTTOWillaris. KHuman Movement,Toni YotziMatt RadovichBen CromackCaine SinclairANYO, and MzRizk (DJ) for Piknic #9 (Season Finale)

Tickets on sale Thursday, December 14 from Ticketmaster 

Piknic Électronik is pleased to announce its full program for the fourth season in Melbourne, Australia. This summer, Piknic Électronik will host nine events, from the first week in February right through until the second weekend in April. Piknic Electronik Melbourne will showcase the biggest international lineup that they have presented to date. 

Attendees can expect another world class season of electronic music, family friendly activities, delicious food and beverages in the heart of the Melbourne CBD - City side at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

GOLDEN PLAINS!

MzRizk will be spinning at Golden Plains 2018!!!

More details soon!

MzRizk Plays at Future Culture at Sugar Mountain Festival

A NEW WORLD ORDER

CURATED BY GRACE DLABIK
PRESENTED BY BE. AND I-D

Future Culture is a new world order paying the highest respect to women of colour, trans and non-binary people from the diaspora and celebrates the matriarchy paving the way.

A fully immersive experience igniting explosions of colour, fashion, photography, art and music.

This space pays tribute the vibrant tapestry and beauty of culture, open minds, autonomy, self expression and individuality.

An activation centred around creative pillars with a focus on shifting paradigms.

Culture
Expression
Imagination
Curiosity
Autonomy
Feminism

BE. YOU

Patrons are encouraged to dress and express freely, and embrace their individuality with an emphasis on authenticity and cultural lineage. A chance to embrace, celebrate and empower
through the individual forms of expression and ownership.

Free
Seen
Valued
Celebrated

Future Culture will feature some of Australia’s most expressive voices and creative women of colour, trans and non-binary people including Nayuka Gorrie, Atong Atem, Miss Blanks, Grace Lillian Lee to name a few, prominent young leaders paving the way through the hand holding of cultural exchange the guiding presence of Aboriginal women from the Djirri Djirri Dance Group.

This powerful space will be an inspiring and empowering experience!.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We understand that the sovereignty of Aboriginal people has never been ceded.

Still Nomads x MzRizk

Last week MzRizk & Still Nomads curated a wonderful event at the Melbourne Music Week Hub!!

Artist that performed live included Adrian Eagle, Thando, Soli, Maya and Kalala. DJs included DJ DeeLuscious & Obsa.

The event took place in the St.Paul's Cathedral Car Park and it was a wonderful!

MzRizk plays Northeast Party House NYE Party!

MzRizk will be spinning at very late/early set depending on how you look at time at The Corner on NYE at the Northeast Party House takeover!

The last time MzRizk was hanging with Northeast Party House was earlier this year on the Groovin' The Moo tour!

Tickets are available now & the entire venue will be taken over!

PBS OPEN DAY!

It’s back again! The PBS 106.7FM Open Day returns Saturday October 21st from midday until 3pm. Join us during Fiesta Jazz and Switched On! for the annual PBS Open Day.

Curious music lovers are invited to take a station tour and see the magic of real radio before your very own eyes. Meet PBS announcers, shoot the breeze with PBS friends and grab a snag from the barbie.

If you’d like to Spring Clean Your Conscience you could even renew or become a new PBS member in person.

Speaking of spring cleaning, we’re doing our own! We have severely cut priced PBS merch from our limited stock for our special visitors. There are so many reasons to come to PBS 106.7FM and see real radio in the making at:

PBS 106.7FM OPEN DAY
47 Easey Street
Collingwood
Saturday 21st October 2017
12-3pm

Artwork by Poppy Calhoun (thestudiopop.com)

You Can't Be What You Can't See - Music Victoria Panel

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See. Confidence is one of the main factors behind the lack of diversity and creative output within many areas of the music community.

Aimed at women, people of non-cis male gender and people of colour, this panel is running for the second year as part of Darebin Music Feast and Music Victoria has put together a stellar panel featuring heavyweights within contemporary music and media to unpack and address confidence issues. 

This panel will focus particularly on the ways in which people have to negotiate their approach to different spaces being within a marginalised group. How do we approach certain situations dependent on the space we are in? How do we navigate ourselves within these spaces? Discussing physical spaces (gigs / professional environments) as well as internal spaces (isolation within roles / power dynamics / insecurities), the panel will tell stories, share their experiences and relationships to different spaces and provide insights into gaining confidence within them. 

We are so lucky to have the following incredible women on the panel: 

Bethany Atkinson-Quinton (PBS) – Moderating 
MzRizk (DJ) (DJ/Event Curator/Radio presenter)
SIMONA (Artist/DJ/Producer) 
Ajak Kwai (Artist)
Sabrina Robertson (Maths & Magic/Native Tongue Publishing) 
Kira Puru (Artist/Photographer)

MzRizk DJs the Age Music Victoria Awards

We're back with the 12th annual The Age Music Victoria Awards event! Part of Melbourne Music Week, the Awards will conclude with The After Party - a massive showcase of Victoria’s diverse musical talent.
 
Featuring live sets from recent Glastonbury-goers Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, local post-punks Gold Class, and rising powerhouse trio Cable Ties, The official After Party is a chance for all awardees, nominees, music industry professionals and fans alike to come together on the dance floor and celebrate the breadth of Victoria’s thriving music community.
 
As tradition goes, the evening will also include the famous EG Allstars Band(featuring members of the Rockwiz Orchestra) performing some of the best songs of the year fronted by a prime cut of rotating musical talent including Josh Teskey (The Teskey Brothers), Archie RoachGretta RayElla Thompson (GL), Michelle NicolleBirdzMojo Juju and Jim Lawrie(Performing Big Smoke), as well as DJ sets by MzRizk.
 
This year, Music Victoria and The Age are proud to induct renowned producer, sound engineer, and three-time ARIA award-winner Tony Cohen into The Age Music Victoria Hall Of Fame. The late, great Tony Cohen worked with some of Australia’s most prolific acts on some of the country’s best records including Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, The Go Betweens, Hunters and Collectors, Models, The Moodists, TISM, Paul Kelly, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Dave Graney ‘n’ Coral Snakes, Tex Perkins and more. In 1994 Cohen won an ARIA for Producer of the Year for The Cruel Sea's album The Honeymoon Is Over, and picked up both Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year at the 1995 ARIA Awards.
 
''Tony Cohen personified the sound of Melbourne through a fertile period from the mid ‘70s to the ’90s. Described by long time cohort Nick Cave as a ‘‘national treasure’’ and a genius, Cohen’s huge influence on music in this country and beyond will continue to be felt for generations to come,'' said Martin Boulton Editor of The Age EG on the induction of Tony Cohen into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame for 2017.
 
Once again, $5 from every ticket sold at this year’s Awards will be donated to The Age Music Victoria’s charity partner Support Act Limited, which has received almost $50,000 from the event over the last ten years. Tickets are on sale now, and after last year’s sold out event; it’d be best not to sleep on it.

LIMITED TICKETS  -  ON SALE NOW
Tickets $30 + BF via moshtix or www.170russell.com or phone 1300 724 867

Nominees are announced and public voting opens on The Age website from 13 October to 10 November 2017.
 
More info via musicvictoria.com.au

MzRizk plays Pleasure Garden

40 Bands and DJs, 4 stages, 10 hours.

Gourmet Food Offerings

Roving Performance Artists. Large Scale Installation Art Works

Boutique Cocktails. Carnival Rides. Style Safari

Maximum Summer Party Times

 

The Pleasure Garden is an immersive, creative arts and music feast.
A delight for the senses, a treat for the soul.
A place where imagination and magic coalesce into sensory wonder.

 

Featuring a diverse and unique musical programme, mischievous roving theatrical performances, inspiring art installations and large, thematic stages.

 

All set to a backdrop of picturesque parkland, complete with lush green lawns and shady Palm trees to relax under.

 

An event filled with colour, movement, eye-catching décor and art, carnival rides, and boutique cocktail and food options, The Pleasure Garden will change you.

FIRST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT:

Fat Freddy’s Drop 
Opiuo
Montaigne
Remi
Stickybuds
8 Foot Felix
Willaris.K
Mz Rizk 
Rachel By The Stream
L-Fresh The Lion 

MzRizk added to ROOT DOWN FESTIVAL!

The second annual ROOT DOWN festival hits Adelaide CBD Saturday October 28

Alt-Indie, Hip-Hop and Experimental Electronic Artists will bring a 2-stage, mixed-genre festival to life. Mulled in with break-dancing, vinyl distros and exhibitions, we're here to re-acquiant you with the culture and sounds of innovative and energetic roots that shape our current urban landscape, here and around the world.

This is more than a music festival, it's a demonstration of culture.

Boutique local companies Hills Cider, Mismatch Brewing and Unico Zelo Wines will be flowing through this fresh event space bringing a festive and exhilarating experience to all the senses. 

Keep your ear to the earth for this triumphant line-up:

Luke Million

Willow Beats

Timberwolf

House Of Beige DJs - MzRizk (DJ)

K21

Abbey Howlett

Hartway

DyspOra & Playback 808

argus and the liar

Bjéar

Donnarumma

SONS OF ZÖKU

EMCEE SHOOK

MzRizk spins Hip Hop at the Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait Exhibition

Thursday Nights – Hip Hop with DJ MzRizk

8 March 2018

Thursday 6pm to 9pm

Jewish Museum of Australia

Amy Winehouse has described her musical evolution as moving from Jazz, to Soul, through to Gospel, then Motown and finally Hip-Hop. As part of the exhibition, we present a series of evenings that traverse Amy’s vast musical journey, digging a little deeper into the styles of music that informed her complex writing, composition, melody and voice.

Amy’s first foray into hip-hop was as a teenager when she was inspired by her love of Salt-N-Pepa – with her friend, Juliette, they formed their own rap group called ‘Sweet’n’Sour’ (Amy was Sour). Later, embarking on a love affair with R&B and hip-hop, Winehouse shifted her love of hip-hop music into the worlds of Missy Elliot, Nas, Faith Evans, Brandy and Monica. Melbourne based DJ, curator and radio presenter, DJ MzRizk will curate a night of hip-hop tunes by some of Amy’s favourites, as well as some of the fresh hip-hop coming out of the local music scene. MzRizk has supported some of the biggest hip-hop artists in the world including Mos Def, Public Enemy, Jill Scott, The Daptones, Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli and DJ Maseo (De La Soul). Head down to the Museum from 6pm to fill your head with some quality hip-hop before heading into the exhibition.

Thursday Nights are brought to you by us and Hear Them Holler.

**PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible ticket-holding adult.

*Includes ticket to Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibition.

MzRizk & Thando at THE HILLS NYE

NYE on the Hill is a 3-day (2-night) boutique music and camping festival for good-vibing, music-loving folk. It takes place in the beautifully picturesque rollings Hills of South Gippsland near Loch Village, 90mins from Melbourne, 25mins from Inverloch, 35mins from Phillip Island. Good times with great people in a stunning location. What better way to bring in the New Year.

Once again we're keeping the numbers capped to only 2,500 good-vibing folks and tickets will sell out well and truly before the event so get in quick to secure you're spot on the hill.

Tickets this year will be $249 + booking fee and include free camping, BYO alcohol, licensed bars, over 30 bands and performers, field games, street cart food, chill out areas, late night DJ's, Mr Mooyagi's Cowraoke, Dr. Pong, the Tiny Dancer, Art installations, morning yoga, good people and more.

MzRizk added to PBS 106.7FM GRID!!

Melbourne station PBS 106.7FM have added MzRizk to their weekly grid! Every Tuesday MzRizk will host Boogie Beat Suite from 11am.

From the PBS Facebook post:

"MzRizk is incredibly active in the Melbourne scene and will bring to PBS a mix of golden era hip-hop, boogie and block party jams."

Sadly, this means MzRizk will be leaving Kiss FM after 4 years and the last Urban Fervour show will be this week on Wednesday 10.30am! 

Urban Fervour (W)Raps Up!

Urban Fervour officially hit the Kiss FM grid in February 2013 and will be finishing this week. MzRizk has hosted Urban Fervour for over four years and has provided Kiss listeners with news, tunes and interviews from local, national and international artists.

Focussing on the non-pop world of Jazz, Hip Hop, Boogie, Future and Classic Soul, Urban Fervour was one of the few shows that focussed on the other world of dance. Interviews over the years have included Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Jose James, PJ Morton, Andy Allo, Crooked I, Snarky Puppy, Remi, Jordan Rakei and more.

MzRizk will continue to visit Kiss FM every year to co-host the Prince tribute shows with Philvester. MzRizk would like to thank all of her listeners, supporters, co-hosts and Timmy and Kate for all of their support over the years and continuing to nourish and represent a very important music scene.

 

YAYER!

 

Tune in to the last Urban Fervour show this Wednesday at 10.30am!

MzRizk spinning for Banjos, Boots & Beyonce

Children all around Australia learn to bush dance every year. You did, I did, we all did. So what’s the deal with a bush dance? What does it mean today? And will we still be Krumping in a hundred years’ time?

Take your partner by the hand as ST MARTINS throws the rule book away. Kids call the shots in this riotous night of dance, banter and iced vovos. This is not your average bush dance, this is a contemporary reimagining through the lens of ST MARTINS’ young artists.

Director: Luke Kerridge 
Choreographer: Ghenoa Gela 
Designer: Romanie Harper 
Sound/DJ: Mz Rizk 
Lighting Designer: Lucy Birkinshaw 
Assistant Director: Dale Thorburn 
Production Management: Filament Design Group 

Presented by The SUBSTATION and ST MARTINS.

MzRizk Filling In for Mike Gurrieri on MYSTIC BREW on 106.7 PBS FM!

MzRizk is back on PBS FM from June 20th on Tuesday mornings from 9am - 11am presenting Mystic Brew while regular presenter Mike Gurrieri is away!

Tune in every week to hear the latest and greatest Jazz, Soul, Funk and Hip Hop with the odd electronic tune thrown in for to keep things brewing!

FIRE SIGN TOUR: REMI x SAMPA THE GREAT SUPPORT!

MzRizk will be supporting Remi & Sampa The Great at the Melbourne stop of their Fire Sign tour!

MzRizk will be joined by Thando for a live performance of Thando's original music.

This show is going to be huge and limited tickets are left!!

MzRizk tours with Groovin' The Moo!!!

MzRizk will be one of the GTM Marshalls this year!!

Groovin the Moo is thrilled to be marching back to its six favourite regions (and the Nation’s capital) in 2017!

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, PLEASE WELCOME;
AGAINST ME! (USA)
ALLDAY
AMY SHARK 
ARCHITECTS (UK)
THE DARKNESS (UK)
DILLON FRANCIS (USA)
GEORGE MAPLE
HAYDEN JAMES 
THE JUNGLE GIANTS
K.FLAY (USA) 
L-FRESH THE LION 
LOYLE CARNER (UK)
METHYL ETHEL
MILKY CHANCE (GER)
MONTAIGNE 
NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE 
SLUMBERJAC