Heart Pressure Radio is a monthly program on the First Thursday of every month, hosted by Steph Russ. Steph began her radio career as a DJ and Events Manager at WXYC Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina’s freeform radio station. She has been DJing for radio and live events since 2006. You can find her in Los Angeles hosting parties, mixing energy cocktails, working for Fade to Mind, and playing hard feminine Live PA sets as Heart Pressure.
Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown of Tuff Jam is an Ex international DJ, and music producer. He began his career in the late 80s as part of the Breakbeat House and Hip-House duo, Double Trouble & The Rebel Mc, and produced a number of hit releases including “Street Tuff” which went to No.3 in the UK National Charts. In the early 1990s he teamed up with Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont to form Tuff Jam, marking the begining of Karl’s deep involvement in the development of the wildly popular UK Garage Sound. Together they produced many of their own tracks, a series of mix CDs including Underground Frequencies Vol. 1 and 2, and also remixes for artists such as En Vogue, Usher, Jody, Coolio, Boyz II Men, Rosie Gaines, Brand New Heavies, and Mark Morrison, West Life, among others. They also presented a seminal radio program on London’s Kiss FM from 1997 until 2000 where the genre was thoroughly solidified. Karl also collaborated with many popular electronic artists such as El- B (as the duo El-Tuff), and Todd Edwards. He continues to teach Music Production / Recording and mixing and is also the founder and manager of the Uk Garage centered label 2TU4U Records www.2tuf4u.bandcamp.com.
Aura T-09 (Co-host of Heart Pressure Radio) connected with Karl on the internet through a unique series of communications and developed a friendly rapport which led to this very special edition show which generally he finds hard to fit in due to his schedule! The guest mix Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown has created is comprised of all new UK Garage music mixed exclusively for Heart Pressure Radio on Dublab!
We feel so blessed to have this amazing mix we hope you will all tune in Thursday September 9th from 10pm to Midnight PST to share in this beautiful music with us!
P.s. Also watch for Karl’s new vinyl release 2TUF4U VOL.1 featuring TUFF ASYLUM & ANTHILL MOB distributed by JUNO.CO.UK