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 and anything 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 influence spanned from all directions and decades from a tender age. Today, this translates into sets where she instills all things about music that she loves best: soul, groove, energy and most importantly: fun!
In her late teens/early twenties, Britt 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; all while juggling playing synthesizers in a local band. It was only natural for her to end up DJ'ing – her deep love of all things music, parties and good times landed her the gig taking over Shake A Tail at Clinton’s in 2010 as ½ of Bangs & Blush. It was then when she threw one of Toronto’s most prominent 60’s Soul dance parties for the next 5 years – Shake Rattle & Roll. From magazine interviews and photo-shoots to nominations two years in a row for 2013-2014 Now Magazine’s BEST OF Poll under the BEST DJ category, to 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 via Oscar-nominated actress Brie Larson! The was gleaming from the success Bangs & Blush received.
Since 2015, Britt has been flying solo as DJ Blush and things have skyrocketed! She is celebrating working her 7th consecutive season at the Budweiser Stage (Molson Amphitheatre) AMEX Lounge resident DJ, where she provides tunes for every single show of the entire season and Brittney is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Livenation and Budweiser Stage family for nearly a decade!
And for the last 5 years she has DJ'd and programmed nearly every Friday & Saturday night as the resident DJ and booker at the legendary Rolling Stones Theme Bar Stones Place! From her Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party, to 80's Mixtape Dance Party, MY BAD, Rhythm & Booze, Britpop and Beatles VS Stones, Brittney has been blessed to throw dance parties of all eras and genres for years with her Stones Place family in the heart of Parkdale and we can't wait to do it again once the dance floors open up again!
DJ Blush is a party machine and she’s always found throwing a jam at one of the several dozen venues/bars/spaces in the Greater Toronto Area that she’s been lucky to spin in; she's dropped jams everywhere from 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 Garrison, The Monarch Tavern, The Painted Lady, Harbour Sixty Steakhouse, The Toronto Harbourfont Centre, The Review Cinema, Canadian Stage + 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, 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.
Who knows where she’ll be 10 years from now, but to her all that matters to her is enjoying the absolute honour she feels to be able to play music and make people feel good for a living.
You can *typically* find DJ Blush every single Friday & Saturday night at Stones Place and abroad Toronto in-between and at every show at the Budweiser Stage AMEX Lounge this summer – but because of COVID, you can find her throwing dance parties from her living room via TWITCH!
Visit TWITCH.TV/DJBLUSHTO to see when her next Live Stream Dance Party takes place!
Stay safe and don't stop dancin'.