Bronx Native, Pinkie Tuscadero’s love for music has been evident since a young child listening to her mother’s friend play 45’s. As a teenager, her passion and yearn to become a dj spawned after seeing a family friend play in his studio. She would then began to practice on Technics 1200SLs. After making it a hobby, ten years later she started co-hosting on The Strictly House Podcast alongside DJ Dr Griff back in 2008. With that exposure, she began her own podcast show, A Touch of Pink. Outside of her own podcast she would be a guest DJ on SSRadioUK.
After colleague and peer motivation, she began to tap into the majors where she started mixing locally in the NYC Tri-State area at Ideal’s in Newark, NJ. In 2011, she was asked to tour with the Queen of House Music, Barbara Tucker on her Summer tour in Europe and in 2012, she played with the likes of DJs Louie Lou Gorbea and Josh Milan. She is currently one of the hosts of the internet radio show, War of the Roses.
When she’s not moving the crowd with her blend of mixes, Pinkie Tuscadero dons the hat of a Journalist as editor for her own blog, Memoirs of A Party Girl.
Memoirs is a place where people who share the same musical passion can go to catch up on the latest in Parties with highlights on the hottest dj’s mixing today. With a focus on house, independent music, artist interviews, fashion event parties and the nightlife culture as a whole, she broadens her horizons as she taps into topics such as community issues and strives that young girls face, like self esteem and empowerment.
Her blog has landed her as a nominee for the Liebster Award for new and upcoming bloggers.
“I met Shamika Sanders aka DJ Pinkie Tuscadero at Ushuaïa on a Defected in The House Closing Party on the White Island during summer 2011, She was with Barbara Tucker, certainly the most talented Diva the history of House Music, I noticed directly that she was deeply involved in the House Music Movement because of her attitude. The places and the parties we attended in Ibiza were amazingly packed that year. Back home I listened to her streams and mixes and as far as I’m involved in EDM, she knows what deejaying means and how to drive the listener in her particular but accessible world. I could listen to her set for years. She’s also very active on social media and her blog inspires me. Reading her posts, I’m always on the edge of trends and connected to what really matters to New York City.”
– Spike Shurakano (Songwriter, Lyricist, Singer, Party Host)