A Quiet Storm. SiVuPlay, a natural phenomenon in her own right, has the ability to take the crowd on an emotional roller coaster with her spectrum of musical tastes. Needless to say her unsurpassed talent, love for music, and her overall acceptance within the music industry has made her a force to be reckoned with on her journey to musical success.
“I didn’t want to be a DJ, I wanted to be a rapper!” says SiVuPlay after remembering her ability to memorize the lyrics to the many songs that existed back in her youth. However, it was evident that technology would override her dreams to be a “rapstar” when she became obsessed with music videos.
"DJing for me was spurred by my mother’s words. “You know, you play so much “blasted” music, you would make a good DJ”. The following morning, SiVuPlay began saving for turntables that she would own a month and a half later. “DJing has become a channel through which I can communicate. Now, known as SIVUPLAY, I aim to please as my alias suggests."
Eager to immerse herself in her craft, SiVuPlay became a member of the MasterPlan Show on 89.5 FM, which laid the foundation for her growth in radio. She went on to co-host online music shows: first Netvulive.com followed by IllNoiz.com. SiVuPlay holds the title of being the first female to play at The Guvernment Complex on Global Fridays.
A collective of female DJs, “Chicks Dig It”, soon embraced SiVuPlay as one of their resident DJs. She also became one of the resident disc jockeys at the annual “Honey Jam”, a PhemPhat event, over a 4 year span as well as PhemPhat’s “Brown Girls in the Ring” spoken word event and “Women on Wax”. SiVuPlay can also be seen providing fuel for B-Boys and B- Girls at “Break and Enter” competitions, which are promoted by Toronto’s b-girl crew, She-Bang! Crowds are quick to embrace SiVuPlay, for her natural ability to entertain. These underlying feels for rhythm has brought her to DJ for MC, Tara Chase, and open for artists such as Jeru Da Damaja, DJ Kuttin Kandi, as well to perform at Karl Kani’s 2002 Spring Collection After Party. Long weekend Sundays became her home in 2001, as she played along side her male counterparts at Turbo nightclub. Evidence of her popularity provoked appearances in Windsor, Ottawa and Montreal, her place of birth. She added New York City to her list when she performed at the “The Closet” an Annual Fashion Event in the core of the Manhattan District. Back home, SiVuPlay became the first Guest DJ to co-host MuchVibe with Namugenyi Kiwanuka. This prompted the addition of a few Much Music (All Music Station) appearances. SiVuPlay also provides her picks of underrated and future hit tracks in Pound Magazine.
In 2003, SiVuPlay became the first female to be awarded an Urban Pool Award after winning the Up and Coming Flavor Pool DJ of the Year award. SiVuPlay has proven the reason for holding this title through the numerous venues and events where she has recently performed.