A renowned sneaker freak and hip hop junkie, YO! MAFIA has been killing them on the wheels of steel for over 17 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.
She has solidified her place as one of Australia’s premier Party/Open Format DJs, possessing an incredible ability to blend and mix a variety of genres into one big party set! Her signature genre-smashing sets have seen her tour and DJ support a wide range of A-List artists – Stevie Wonder, Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Salt’n’Pepa, Pharrell Williams, Big Freedia, DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Ca$h Money, Iggy Azalea, Tinie Tempah, TWISTA, Die Antwoord, Clipse, De La Soul, Kurtis Blow, T-Pain, Ice Cube, Waka Flocka Flame, Lupe Fiasco, DJ Craze, 100s, A$AP Ferg, Dead Prez, MYA, 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, The Presets, 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!
YO! MAFIA aka “The International Party DJ” has sold out worldwide headline shows as far and wide as NYC, LA, UK, JAPAN and MALAYSIA. A regular on the festival circuit (Falls Festival 2014, Big Day Out 2006-2010, Summadazye, Future Music Festival 2009, Golden Plains, Meredith, Sounds Loud, Sounds Safari, Push Over) as well as gracing the stage at the 2014/2015/2016 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras, YO! MAFIA is a self-promotional machine, who 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.
Bringing “club vibes to the corporate world”, YO! MAFIA is sole owner and director of YO! MAFIA ENT curating boutique experiences for high profile blue chip companies such as Ch10, Dg3, MTV, Nike, Nova, adidas, Reebok, GShock, Oakley, Upfront Events, Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup, Puma, Create Awards, Harvey Publicity, Lee Jeans, Sol Beer to name a few. As Network 10’s go to party starter, YO! MAFIA has had the honour of spinning at the momentous Logies Afterparty for five years running, the recent Survivor Australia launch, Neighbours 30th Anniversary Party, Masterchef Series 5 Launch, Offspring Season 2 Cast Party, Bachelor Reveal Event and Network 10 Upfronts with Paula Abdul. She even DJ’d alongside STEVIE WONDER at the opening of Sydney’s Star Hotel filling the dancefloor with A-Listers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Adrian Grenier.
Proving she’s got the skills to pay the bills, YO! MAFIA was hand-selected to play a VINYL ONLY set in early 2015, to open for DJ turntabilist extraordinaires DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist on their world-renowned “Renegades Of Rhythm” tour, playing founding father of Hip Hop, Afrika Bambaataa’s record collection.
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. 2017 saw YO! MAFIA starring in Nike’s “Rebels On Air” campaign to showcase 30 years of the Nike Air Max 87. YO! MAFIA represents the “OG”, highlighting her continual reign in both the sneaker and DJ/music. Add to that, a personal invitation to hit the airwaves at Triple J Friday Lunch Mix Up, which saw YO! MAFIA added to the illustrious festival line up for Strawberry Fields 2017 alongside YOTHU GINDI. Topping it all off YO! MAFIA has teamed up with powerhouses Mushroom Records/Fox FM as Australia’s official RNB FRIDAYS DJ alongside local legend DJ Horizon bringing old school RNB vibes to the masses. The first quarter of 2018 is already chock full of gigs thanks to a national tour with TLC and Boyz II Men on the inaugural RNB Vine Days tour plus headline slots at Sydney’s Mardi Gras and much more to come. There truly ain’t no stopping this lil’ powerhouse! 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 DJ crossing all borders, genres and demographics, in a firecracker package of party jams.
YO! MAFIA is sponsored by major brands such as G-Shock (Australian Ambassador), Nike, Reebok, Puma, Incase, Oakley.