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Also known as  Sydney Blu
Occupation(s)  DJ, Producer

Name  Sydney Blu
Role  Musical Artist
Sydney Blu RA Sydney Blu at Vain Michigan 2010
Birth name  Joanne Judith-Mary Hill
Born  November 22, 1977 (age 38) (1977-11-22)
Origin  Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Genres  Electronic, Electro house, Progressive house
Instruments  CDJ, Mixer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro, Sampler
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Sydney Blu (born Joanne Judith-Mary Hill; November 22, 1977) is a Canadian DJ, producer, and record label owner. Blu is known for large, live event performances at major venues and dance music festivals around the world and releases on multiple labels, including her own Blu Music. Her singles, "Give It Up For Me" and "Senses and the Mind" broke beatport.com sales records, and launched her label "Blu Music" with her single "Instinct".

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History

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Blu's career began in her native Canada, where she became a well-known member of the electronic dance music community with shows around the country. She moved to Miami in 2010 and then Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue opportunities in the larger, more established Electronic Music community. Summer 2015 marked her return to her hometown Toronto with the release of her debut album 'Relentless'

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In 2009, Sydney Blu founded her very own imprint Blu Music, which has produced several chart-topping singles over the years. The label has been one of the most successful labels on Beatport charts in its history. Sydney has also released music on some of the most recognized labels in the industry including Mau5trap, Black Hole Recordings, Hotfingers, and Toolroom. Her release 'Give It Up For Me' on Mau5trap Recordings was one of Beatport’s highest selling songs, making Sydney the first female electronic music producer to ever have a top 10 hit on the website.

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A large part of Sydney’s success is attributed to the relentless touring schedule that she’s upheld over the years. In the spring of 2010, Sydney set-up a residency in Miami, Florida with Opium Group at Mansion Miami, the hottest club in South Beach that lasted 2 years. Quickly thereafter, headlining North American performances followed including Pacha NYC, Space Miami, Avalon Los Angeles, Beta Denver and then in November 2011, at the Rogers Centre Toronto where she opened for Deadmau5 on his final Meowingtons Hax Tour date before 35,000 thousand fans, making it one of the largest solo dance event's in Canadian history.

The BLU Party, having originally launched in 2010 during Miami Music Week, has continued annually and is one of the most anticipated events during the week. Featuring A-list headliners to support the underground tone of Sydney, The BLU Party has featured performances from names such as Pleasurekraft, Riva Starr, Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, Carlo Lio, Technasia, Yousef, Christian Smith, Harry Romero, Uner, Nathan Barato, My Favorite Robot, The Scumfrog, The Junkies, Anthony Attalla, Cocodrills, Joeski, The Junkies, and Funkagenda.

Blu also signed to Blackhole Recordings with a forthcoming album and documentary series being published on her life. The series is a biographical documentary series titled "Being Sydney Blu". The show focuses on the work that Sydney goes through in her DJ career, along with what she does in her free time to get away from it all. She will be releasing a new episode every month at a new location based around her show schedule. The first episode debuted in April 2013 by Electro Magazine.

On the global stage, she's had several headlining performances in Europe, Brazil, Colombia, Asia, Mexico, Tunisia, Pakistan and Egypt in addition to having a solid itinerary of performances booked across Canada and the USA.

With her first artist album, titled Relentless released in July 2015 on Black Hole Recordings Sydney delivers a brand new sound to the Sydney Blu name. Relentless depicts true sounds of the underground. Relentless charted on the Canadian iTunes Top 200 Dance chart, debuting at #43 its first day released and went to #18 on the Beatport Top 100 chart. The singles from Relentless also did very well. 'Need I Say More' debuted at #18 on the DMC World Buzz Chart and was in the Beatport Top 100 chart for 3 months peaking at #17. 'Teardrop' also debuted at #13 on the DMC World Chart and in addition, 'Vnderground' & 'My Neighbors Hate Me' also charted on Beatport's Top 100 chart. 'Electric Era' featuring Fritz Helder from Canada's Dance sensation group Azari & III, will debut its music video on Beatport News Nov 9, 2015.

Albums

Studio Albums

  • Relentless (2015)
  • Compilation Albums

  • Change the Game (2013)
  • Live Albums

  • Live At Mansion (2011)
  • Singles

  • Give It Up For Me - March 2008 (mau5trap)
  • Senses and the Mind - December 2008 (mau5trap)
  • Instinct - March 2009 (Blu Music)
  • Panic Attack - May 2009 (with Matteo DiMarr) (Blu Music)
  • Sleeping Awake - May 2009 (Blu Music)
  • Lights Out - March 2011 (with Trent Cantrelle and the Manufactured Superstars) (Blu Music)
  • The Lockout - May 2011 (with Jquintel) (Spinnin')
  • Devastating (with Damaged Goods) - January 2012 (Blu Music)
  • Xfactor - February 2012 (Zenbi Recordings)
  • Chemistry - July 2012 (Blackhole)
  • Another Late Night feat MC Flipside - October 2012 (Blackhole)
  • Whiplash (with Damaged Goods) - October 2012 (Funk Farm)
  • Nightlight feat Betsie Larkin - January 2013 (Blackhole)
  • Change the Game - April 2013 (Blackhole)
  • NYCMIA - June 2013 (Black Hole)
  • Who Gives a #$%? - October 2013 (Hotfingers)
  • Little Things - Dec 2013 (Blu Music)
  • Together - June 2014 (Endgame Records)
  • Motivate - May 2014 (Hotfingers)
  • My Neighbors Hate Me - November 2014 (Black Hole)
  • VNDERGROUND/It Doesn't Matter January 2015 (KMS Records)
  • Need I Say More/You Were the One w/Dramirez - April 2015 (Hotfingers)
  • Teardrop - April 2015 (Blu Music)
  • Mad World April 2015 (Pornostar)
  • Relentless Album - July 27, 2015 (Black Hole)
  • What's Inside/Centipede - August 2015 (Black Hole)
  • Electric Era - Dec 2015 (Black Hole)
  • Stoned/Don't Mess Around - February 2016 (Kinetika)
  • Too Clean - June 2016 (Toolroom Records)
  • Eterno/March - September 2016 (Blu Music)
  • Jackrabbit Ep - December 2016 (Playmobil Records/Material Series)
  • Momento - January 2017 (VIVa Music)
  • Rock it Out - March 2017 (Blu Music)
  • Hella Dope - April 2017 (Kinetika Records)
  • You Know How it Goes/Incognito - April 2017 (Farris Wheel Recordings)
  • Throwdown - April 2017 (Farris Wheel Recordings)
  • You Don't Understand/Catch My Flow - August 2017 (Soup NYC)
  • References

    Sydney Blu Wikipedia


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