Union Transfer


Pusha T

NyX Nightlife Presents :

Pusha T

DJ Damage, DJ Aktive

Fri, March 29, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$30.00 - $50.00

This event is 18 and over

Pusha T
Pusha T
Terrence Thornton (born May 14, 1977) better known by his stage name Pusha T is an American recording artist, occasional actor and one half of the critically acclaimed hip hop duo Clipse. He is also the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Re-Up Records along with his brother Gene 'Malice' Thornton. In September 2010 he announced that he has signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music label and on March 21, 2011 released his first solo project, a mixtape titled Fear of God.
DJ Damage
Aspiring DJs, pay attention: DJ Damage is setting the bar extremely high. After receiving his first set of turntables from his mother at the age of twelve, the unstoppable go-getter has hit the ground running ever since. At twenty one years old, DJ Damage has already accomplished what many people twice his age could only dream of.

Having started on the student run radio station W.H.I.P of Temple University's the "Friday Knockout Show," DJ Damage currently is the youngest on-air mixer in the nation, spinning live week nights on 100.3 the Beat. Fans can also witness him holding down the hottest parties on college campuses and clubs throughout the country. He's been cosigned by legendary DJs: Drama, Omega, Jay-Ski, Touchtone among others, pegged the "Hottest DJ in the Hood" and is self-proclaimed "King of Temple University."

With his growing popularity, DJ Damage's success thus far is remarkable due to the challenges he's been able to overcome along the way. Adopted at three months by his lovely mother, Adrienne Stokes, DJ Damage (born Abdul-Quddas Muhammad) was raised in the rough environment of North Philadelphia. Growing up, Damage and his brother FESE were inspired by the work of Will Smith (the Fresh Prince) and DJ Jazzy Jeff. But while FESE set-out to be a rapper, Damage struggled to find his way at first. In 2004, when his family underwent financial hardship, he resorted to selling drugs to help make ends meet. He quickly learned it was not the route for him and began honing his skills on the one's and two's.
In middle school Damage linked up with classmate DJ Young Shizz who helped teach him the basics of DJing. Soon after– at only thirteen– Damage was creating quite a buzz throughout the city; winning over skeptical high-school crowds, packing basement parties on weekends and all the while making considerable amounts of money. Today, he prides himself on being an original. Unlike many of his peers, he does not rely on pre-mixed songs and mp3 players, but uses his sharp musical ear, great song selection and timing to keep the crowd moving.

A graduate of Temple University with a degree Broadcasting Telecommunications and Mass Media, Damage managed to maintain a 3.0 GPA while keeping up with his demanding career. "I never thought success would come easy," he says, crediting his hard-working mother for instilling a strong work ethic in him. When he's not putting it down on the turntables, the business-minded DJ is building his brand online. He communicates with fans through blogging, videos and his web series "The Damage Report." He is also CEO of entertainment group Stay-Wit-It Ent and recently started a crew called Da Skratch Addictz with local DJs Amir and Macky.
One of Damage's notable tours was that for "Kollateral Damage" where he DJ'd live at over twenty colleges; with performances from artist such as Meek Millz, Wiz Khalifa and Wale. Damage continues to broaden his career, he hopes to expand his work as a radio show host as well as to give back by starting a non-profit after school program teaching young people media technology.

Humble, yet hungry, the young DJ stays grounded despite his many achievements and constantly strives to take his career to the next level. Armed with a winning personality, driven nature and poised for greatness, it's safe to assume the best is yet to come for DJ Damage, just stay tuned!
DJ Aktive
DJ Aktive
As long as he can remember, music has always been a major part of his life. He noticed how much music meant to so many people and how adding it to any environment could change the its emotions with just the drop of a needle on a record! While listening to any song, he began to think of what would be the perfect follow-up track to keep a party moving. His scientific way of interpreting music and atmosphere helped him as he honed his skills in blending, beat juggling, and mixing songs. Add in his UNBELIEVABLE scratching ability and you quickly see how he became DJAKTIVE!

AKTIVE began spinning at neighborhood basement parties and parks in his hometown of Philadelphia,PA before he even made it to high school! He became known for his showmanship and lightning quick hand speed, hence the moniker he carries today. After winning DJ battles against some of the top competitors in the nation, radio stations and big-time promoters began tapping him for his service. This led to him becoming a house hold name in the area.

After rocking every gig thrown his way, DJAKTIVE hooked up with Def Soul recording artist,Musiq. He brought his unique style and learned to blend with band members during live performances. He has since toured the world over with various artists and has played nightclubs, parties, and events for some of the most diverse crowds. He is currently the official DJ for Grammy award-winning artist/producer,Kanye' West.

The DJ has always been an important element in hip hop culture. With that in mind, DJ AKTIVE is ready to show the world his unique style of "turntabilism". The mission is to re introduce the world to the importance of skill behind the turntables. The"Aktive Experience"will undoubtedly leave an im pression on allthatexperience his set. When ANYONE sees his name on ANY bill,they will know they' re getting the opportunity to be a partof something special!
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123