Bluestone Wax is our weekly live music DJ showcase which runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Not sure where to go? This is your one-stop live music and entertainment hub. We have some amazing DJ talent ready to show you some love on the dance floor and a soundtrack to your extended weekend. Within the setting of one of Auckland’s most historic venues, this is the kind of setting where great live music and unforgettable memories just happen. If you are looking for a night out, great tunes and beats with some of the most renowned and respected musical curators NZ has to offer, you need to find out who’s playing this week by checking out the schedule below.
Thursday December 13 | Sister Rosa
Sister Rosa is a bright new light on the local DJ scene. As a kid, Rosa was exposed to a wealth of sweet soul music via a circle of strong DJ-cultured family and friends. Things kicked into gear when Rosa inherited a few crates of hot 12s and started playing, spinning them at private parties. A huge part of Rosa’s inspiration lies in the joy of playing cool music to people and through her contribution as a female DJ. Rosa has always been very passionate about women having a voice behind the turntables. With that said, Rose felt it was her time to get out there, go public with her vinyl collection and and start to make her mark.
Her DJ name Sister Rosa was taken from freedom fighter Sister Rosa Parks whom Rosa’s Mum named her after. As part of the Cross Street Market DJ programme, Rosa has spun regular sets there to very enthusiastic crowds who adore her selections. Sister Rosa’s sets include vintage soul, funk, & classic hip-hop selections. Always tasteful, always with a funky groove and delivered with a smile!
Friday December 14 | Josh on Decks
Scene setter and ambiance arbiter par excellence, Josh on Decks brings a tasty palate of grooves, beats and tunes: from Bossa to Latin soul, Afrobeat to disco, from funk to old-school hip hop, four-on-the-floor electro, breakbeats and beyond.
JoD can be found dropping the beat about town at Bluestone, Bedford, Hallertau, Malt and Lovebucket. His credits include 95bFM, a support slot for Mark Gardener from legendary shoegazers Ride, and a three-night stint opening for The National at Auckland’s Powerstation.