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DJing In Century Club London

Here's a little throwback to when I took my weekly radio chart show live to the Century Club in London for LCM's SS16. I played  the finest pop tunes for Mens Fashion Week London and was joined on the show by a host of special guests including Jai'me from BoyMeetsFashion.com at the exclusive Century Club on Shaftsbury Avenue. 

Presenting Live for Hoxton Radio AJ Odudu

The private members lounge was transformed into a boudoir of decadence where I also chatted with founders of Drakes of London, Dermologica and ManiBreak.  

London Century Club DJ AJ Odudu
LCM DJ Set AJ Odudu

Guests were treated to hair, nails and beard trims, canapés and drinks, exclusive footage of L:CM runway and of course, live music and the sound of my dulcet tones.

It was almost too much fun.

Century Club DJ AJ Odudu
Century Club, London DJ AJ Odudu
Century Club, London DJ AJ Odudu
LC:M London DJ AJ Odudu

DJ'ing For Ibiza Rocks

Did you know that Ibiza Rocks celebrated their 10th birthday last week? Well if you don’t know, now you know.

Ibiza Rocks is a hotel and live music venue in Spain that has hosted the likes of Jake Bugg, Tinnie Tempah, Example and Ed Sheran and without sounding too corny, is also a place that has filled me with unforgettable memories. Last year I watched Fatboy Slim and Ella Eyre perform live and I even caught up with Clean Bandit before seeing them on stage their too. Naturally, I was delighted to be part of Ibiza Rocks’ ten year anniversary.

Clean Bandit & I

Clean Bandit & I

To celebrate, Ibiza Rocks had an exclusive pop up in Shoreditch, London and I was DJ’ing 90s anthems with my girl, Charlotte De Carle. Our tune-packed slot was broadcasted live on Hoxton Radio, where we controlled the airwaves for three hours to kick start the May bank holiday weekend.

90s music may not scream Ibiza Rocks initially, especially when Sigma, Rudimental and Gorgan City are all on their line up this year, but 90s music is nostalgic. Simple. I’ll never forget Creep by TLC being the song that I sipped cheap Sangria to before heading out with my girl friends in San Antonio and Scream by Michael and Janet Jackson was definitely sang in our taxi ride home one night after a full day and night at Formentera beach. 90s music has created the positive vibes for my pre and post-party antics in Ibiza so...90s it was.

Charlotte fed me, danced all over me and made me chuckle throughout the radio show. We were visited by our Hoxton Radio family, who showed some serious crew love and trendy East Londoners popped in throughout the show too. I’m still proud that I was apart of such a great event so Happy Birthday Ibiza Rocks! Here’s to many more musical memories.

You can catch me on my regular Hoxton Radio slot presenting the Chart Show, 2-4pm on Monday’s. 

DJ'ing & Dancing with Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

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OK so maybe not with Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars...more like to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. When H&M invited me to do a dance class with them and SOS Fitness (Seen On Screen Fitness)  I jumped at the chance. I’ve read all about SOS who create and teach dance routines inspired by the the biggest pop stars (some of which they have actually worked with) to help you get fit whilst having bags of fun.

It was to celebrate the launch of H&M’s new fitness range which includes matching co-ords, funky sports bras and a range of trendy outdoor gear for hiking. The prices are pretty snazzy too. With SOS you can learn how to dance like pop stars such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kylie, Britney Spears or in my case, Mark Ronson. Genius!

I worked up a sweat by sticking out my bottom, flicking my hair in the wind machines, strutting and twerking for an hour straight. Not to mention all the smiling and laughing I did which, if you ask me, is a workout in itself. It was so much fun and I can still remember the dance routine…(well, at least half if it). After gyrating to Uptown Funk with a load of sassy ladies I stepped behind the wheels of steel for a quick spin myself. Britney medley anyone?!


My DJ set for Whistle & Bango Launch Party

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I DJ’ed at the launch party of London based jewellery brand, Whistle & Bango in Notting Hill last night. The party served up Itsu’s signature sushi, a variety of cocktails, charming postcode bangles and a smorgasbord of house, pop and dance music from me.

Designer and co-founder of Whistle & Bango, Ashley James had a lavish guest list of lovely people including TV presenter’s, Lilah Parson’s, Zoe Hardman and Matt Richardson, Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke, Towie’s Fearne and many more. I love spinning tunes, especially for brands that I’m a fan of and in the playlist above is just a tapas amount of the tunes my DJ set consisted of. Hope you like them? Here’s a list of what I’m listening to right this second.

Beyonce- Upgarde U (Papertoy Remix), Rihanna- Pour It Up (Leo Kalyan Remix), Destiny’s Child- Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix), Lorde- Tennis Court (Flume Remix)



DJ'ing In North London

I took to the decks in a North London bar, The Driver, to do an exclusive DJ set for a private party until the early hours of the morning. I played all things poptastic from Madonna to Jason Durulo, Kylie Minogue to Miley Cyrus. Song of the night? Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters. Went down a treat. Let me know what your pop favourites are!


DJ'ing At Club Oslo, London

On Friday I took to the decks at East London club, Oslo. With a foot stamping, hip-swaying, 90's R'n'B set, I played a two hour set of nostalgic tunes to 400 people, with them approving of Tina Moore, Sweet Female Attitude and R Kelly the most. I’m still bopping away. What tunes get you grooving on the dance floor?