Amber Nisha BrokenHearts
“Broken Hearts (Nisha and Amber) lead a new wave of female DJ groups who look and sound great” – Elle
Well-known for their distinctive brand of spectacular DJing, the Broken Hearts have played some of the most exclusive venues in the UK, as well as shows throughout Europe, Russia and the USA. Their eclectic sets have been described by The Independent as “a Hollywood musical on hallucinogenics”, and they have played for brands such as Selfridges, Topshop, Vivienne Westwood, Vidal Sassoon, PPQ, Roberto Cavalli and William Grant.
Their radio show, ‘Peppermint Candy’, is a contemporary take on the swing genre, guiding listeners through the story of swing (from Ella Fitzgerald to The Correspondents), along with the latest news from gigs, festivals and events across the country. Peppermint Candy is broadcast from 6-7pm every Thursday on Jazz FM and has been celebrated by The Guardian as “a cool swing music show hosted by two vintage style icons that will shatter all your expectations of jazz radio.” An album to accompany the show, curated by the Broken Hearts, was released through Universal Music and reached number 6 in the compilation charts.
In addition to their live DJ bookings, the Broken Hearts have created bespoke soundtracks, playlists and compilations for numerous brands and events, including Lulu Guinness, The British Film Institute, Magnum, the British Fashion Council and Hendricks Gin.
Due to their unique style, the Broken Hearts have been asked to collaborate on womenswear collections with cult brands such as Beyond the Valley (available at www.asos.com ) and Electronic Sheep, and their ‘Broken Hearts for Paperself’ eyelash range was recently launched at London Fashion Week. Amber and Nisha are often called on for their vintage expertise, due to their experience working as Buyer and Head of Press at international vintage clothing chain Beyond Retro. They’ve supplied vintage tips to many publications, including The Observer, Sunday Times Style, Vogue and Elle and have provided specific period knowledge for various BBC shows.
The events they put on attract a fashion-forward demographic and their parties are often featured on style and trend websites such as leading trend-forecasting site WGSN, Urban Junkies and New York-based Stylesightings. They have been featured throughout the style and fashion press, including British Vogue, i-D, and Grazia. They were featured at number 16 in The Observer ‘Cool List’ and at number 6 in Elle magazine’s ‘Hot 20’. They have also appeared as fashion and music commentators on shows such as T4′s Frock Me and 4Music’s Frockstars.
“Turntable Goddesses Amber and Nisha are guaranteed to pull out a plethora of delights from both the DJ crate and the dressing-up box” – Time Out