Music is life.
That’s DJ Blush's mantra, forever and always. Brittney Townson-Labovitz grew up in Toronto, Canada in a house where her parents had music on at all times. She obsessively absorbed everything she could; Soul and Blues, 60’s & 70's Rock'N'Roll, Folk and Disco, 80’s New Wave and 90’s Brit-pop and Hip-Hop. Her musical influences spanned all genres and eras from a tender age; today, this translates into her DJ sets, where she instills all things the things she loves about music – soul, groove, energy and most importantly: having a good fucking time!
In her late teens/early twenties, Brittney made her break in the Toronto night-life scene writing concert reviews and interviewing bands for various blogs and magazines. She began hosting and throwing events, juggling that while playing synthesizers in a local band. It was only natural for Britt to end up a DJ – her deep love of all things music, parties and good times landed her the gig taking over Shake A Tail at Clinton’s Tavern in 2010 as ½ of Bangs & Blush. She threw one of Toronto’s most prominent 60’s Soul dance parties there or the next 5 years: Shake Rattle & Roll. From magazine interviews and photoshoots, to nominations two years in a row for Now Magazine’s BEST OF Poll under the BEST DJ category in 2013-2014, being featured in publications such as The Grid, She Does The City, Product Magazine and she even had a shout-out on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Oscar-nominated actress Brie Larson – she was gleaming from the success Bangs & Blush had received.
Since 2015, Brittney has been flying solo as DJ Blush and things have been insanely busy for her! She celebrated working her 7th consecutive season at Budweiser Stage (Molson Amphitheatre) as the AMEX Lounge resident DJ, where she provides tunes for every single show of the entire season – she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Livenation and Budweiser Stage family for nearly a decade.
From 2015-2020, she DJ'd and programmed every Friday & Saturday night as the resident DJ and booker at the legendary Rolling Stones Theme Bar Stones Place (which we unfortunately and recently lost due to Covid). From her Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party, to 80's Mixtape Dance Party, MY BAD, Beatles VS Stones, Rhythm & Booze and more, Brittney has been blessed to throw dance parties of all eras and genres for years around the city of Toronto, and has has brought them a whole new life by hosting them online on such platforms as Twitch and Mixcloud. The music won't stop until this is all over and we can dance together (in real life) again!
DJ Blush has had the utmost pleasures and privilege to perform and host residencies in countless incredible and legendary venues/bars/spaces in the Greater Toronto Area over the years – Stones Place, The Drake Hotel, Swan Dive, Sneaky Dee’s, The Mod Club, Supermarket, The Bovine Sex Club, The Soho Club, Clinton’s, Adelaide Hall, The Rivoli, The Garrison, The Red Light, The Gladstone Hotel, The Monarch Tavern, The Painted Lady, Harbour Sixty Steakhouse, The Toronto Harbourfont Centre, The Review Cinema, Canadian Stage and many more.
She's DJ'd special events such as The 2018 AGO Massive Party, SheDoesTheCity 10 Year Party, Canadian Music Week, Toronto Jazz Festival, SickKids, multiple DJ Skate nights throughout the city – and let's not forget opening up for Echo & The Bunnymen at The Phoenix and St. Vincent at The Sony Centre! She's also DJ'd events for brands such as The Gap, Makeupforever, The Bay, Harry Rosen, Ann Taylor, Steamwhistle Brewing, Tromba Tequilla, Hayley Elsaesser and more.
DJ Blush is a proud member of the Toronto Soul Club and prides herself on being a part of a music community of talented and like-minded DJ’s, musicians and promoters who come together for their true love of music.
And as of December 2020, she is extremely excited to announce that she is hosting her own 2-hour monthly radio show called BRITTPOP on Barrelhouse Radio. Listen to her show live every 2nd Wednesday of the month at www.barrelhouseradio.com, airing live at 4-6PM EST, 7-9 GMT.
All that matters to DJ Blush is enjoying the absolute honour she feels to be able to play music and make people feel good for a living.
Make sure to visit the EVENTS page to see when her next Live Stream Dance Party takes place!
Stay safe and don't stop dancin'!