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One Girl And A Lot Of Groove

One Girl And A Lot Of Groove

Who: Sarah Love
Where: Fanny's
When: Thursday March 24, 2005

NOT many DJs could boast having a children's book written about them but Sarah Love can.

The British turntable wiz, who is in Newcastle to rock Fanny's tomorrow night, inspired the story behind children's book One Girl, Two Decks, Three Degrees of Love. For Love, it is a case of art imitating life as it tells the story of a hopeful teenager obsessed with becoming a DJ who discovers it is not as easy as it seems in the male-dominated music business.

But since she first took to the decks six years ago, Love has proved she can cut it with the best of them.

Raised in North London, Love was surrounded by music. Her mother, an accomplished South African performer, and father, a jazz musician and music enthusiast, provided the background for Love's interest in music.

After studying music and working consistently as a drummer from age 10, Love began to broaden her performance skills to DJ-ing in 1999 and instantly took to it like an old pro.

Her talent didn't go unrecognised, either, and she went on to hold a residency at popular hip hop night Kung Fu, which she helped establish and organise.

Hip-hop is a staple in her set, along with a fresh mix of '70s soul, funk and rare grooves. She recently teamed with partner Harry Love, also a renowned London hip hop DJ, who played at Fanny's last year, to launch the label Medication Records.

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