Spotlight: Shabz

— 17 Apr 2018 by Lauren Furey

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We are just over a week away until the mighty #ThrowbackThursdays lands at Boxpark Croydon, and, boy, are we getting excited. The #Anthems team are getting hyped for their Kavos Weekender and, to celebrate, they’re giving away two tickets to the party of the summer. To find out more, we caught up with BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Shabz.

Tell us who you are and what you do.

I’m Shabz, a Croydon resident, DJ and brand ambassador for #ThrowbackThursdays.

How did #ThrowbackThursdays come about?

#ThrowbackThursdays is a sub brand of 100% #Anthems, it's specifically developed to cater for the Old Skool ‘urban’ genres, which we feel best suits the party scene based on our own clubbing experiences.

What can people expect from your event at Boxpark Croydon?

A solid mix of Old Skool RnB, Hip Hop, UKG and Grime, with everything in between, brought to you by the #Anthems resident DJs.  Expect early 90s through to 00s.  Additionally, we are giving away a pair of free tickets to the #Anthems Weekender!

Tell us more about the Anthems Weekender in Kavos this summer.

This will be our third summer in Kavos and we’ve partnered up with Fight Klub! So expect a great work out, awesome music, the Rave On The Wave boat party, and being part of the Anthems family.

Who should everyone be listening to right now?

In contrast to the our usual Old Skool vibe, I’m currently loving the UK music scene, especially MIST. He's got a great flow and almost nostalgic rap feel about his tracks.

What does 2018 have in store for you?

This year is a big one! We’re host our own 100% #Anthems arena at Sandon Fields festival on 9th June with Baby D & Dave Pearce. Then our successful Rave On The Wave boat party hits Ibiza on July 21st, and London on August 15th, and on September 14th, we end the year with the #Anthems Weekender in Kavos.

Finally, what was the last song you listened to?

Yxng Bane - Vroom 

 

Click here to register for your free tickets for #ThrowbackThursdays event at Boxpark Croydon on 26 April 2018.

You can also follow Shabz online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.