2016 year in review / by Olivia Kim

Starting the year off in my usual mood, moody. 

Starting the year off in my usual mood, moody. 

WOW 2016 where do I even begin?! I went through my camera roll (more trustworthy than my actual memory) and picked some memories this year that stood out to me.

There's a million more out there that I didn't document but hopefully I will be better at that this year 

January 2016 - I started the year off with one of my best gal pals  Dugan  at Field Day 

January 2016 - I started the year off with one of my best gal pals Dugan at Field Day 

March 2016 - my first ever allnighter shift at FBi Radio 😱  I was terrified, but obviously not too terrified to NOT take a selfie. 

March 2016 - my first ever allnighter shift at FBi Radio 😱  I was terrified, but obviously not too terrified to NOT take a selfie. 

April 2016 - Chilling with Kanye at a house party

April 2016 - Chilling with Kanye at a house party

April 2016 - I also found time to chill with Cam'ron at Secret Garden Bar Enmore

April 2016 - I also found time to chill with Cam'ron at Secret Garden Bar Enmore

April 2016 - the first ever GIRLS party I DJ'ed at and also the first ever cool party I got to DJ. A lot of things happened for me after I played at GIRLS and I will always have mad luv for them. Fun fact - I went to high school with two of the three founders! We were not close in high school but it is rad to see them so much now. 

April 2016 - the first ever GIRLS party I DJ'ed at and also the first ever cool party I got to DJ. A lot of things happened for me after I played at GIRLS and I will always have mad luv for them. Fun fact - I went to high school with two of the three founders! We were not close in high school but it is rad to see them so much now. 

June 2016 - That DJ competition in the poster, I ENDED UP WINNING ! I think at the start, spinning at GIRLS and then entering the  Birdcage  DJ comp and winning, changed everything. Jacqui and Nat are the best, they are the most supportive, amazing, funniest group of gals. I have had MANY hilarious nights at Birdcage 🙈

June 2016 - That DJ competition in the poster, I ENDED UP WINNING ! I think at the start, spinning at GIRLS and then entering the Birdcage DJ comp and winning, changed everything. Jacqui and Nat are the best, they are the most supportive, amazing, funniest group of gals. I have had MANY hilarious nights at Birdcage 🙈

June 2016 - this is a film piccy from the GIRLS party in June, I got to play 4 times this year 💕 

June 2016 - this is a film piccy from the GIRLS party in June, I got to play 4 times this year 💕 

June 2016 - The first time I ever DJ'ed at the Lord Gladstone. This was deep into Sydney winter because I remember I couldn't feel my fingers haha. That's my friend  Tiara  on the left she is a gem.

June 2016 - The first time I ever DJ'ed at the Lord Gladstone. This was deep into Sydney winter because I remember I couldn't feel my fingers haha. That's my friend Tiara on the left she is a gem.

July 2016 - How amazing is this art piece by  Bei Badgirl  ! It's down in Tokyo Sing Song, Newtown. From now on I am only posing with art that looks like me #narcissist 💅🏼  I am also lucky enough to be friends with Bei, she is so encouraging and motivating too her girl power thing is not a schtick she is the real deal ! 

July 2016 - How amazing is this art piece by Bei Badgirl ! It's down in Tokyo Sing Song, Newtown. From now on I am only posing with art that looks like me #narcissist 💅🏼  I am also lucky enough to be friends with Bei, she is so encouraging and motivating too her girl power thing is not a schtick she is the real deal ! 

July 2016 - It is announced in July that I am playing at the August One Day Sunday in Sydney! I knew it was happening, but it still felt so surreal to be playing the best hip hop party in the country. TRULY, AN ICONIC MOMENT ! It still makes my heart warm and fuzzy. 

July 2016 - It is announced in July that I am playing at the August One Day Sunday in Sydney! I knew it was happening, but it still felt so surreal to be playing the best hip hop party in the country. TRULY, AN ICONIC MOMENT ! It still makes my heart warm and fuzzy. 

July 2016 - Snow trip to Mount Buller, I really don't think I am a snow person though. 

July 2016 - Snow trip to Mount Buller, I really don't think I am a snow person though. 

July 2016 - Made a mix for One Day Sundays and it  went up in Lifewithoutandy  ! V proud work moment, it's my favourite mix of mine yet. Shout out to  Christopher Kev , he is a legend who is always reppin' for the ladies, minorities, more unheard-of/underground acts, and also deadly funny. 

July 2016 - Made a mix for One Day Sundays and it went up in Lifewithoutandy ! V proud work moment, it's my favourite mix of mine yet. Shout out to Christopher Kev, he is a legend who is always reppin' for the ladies, minorities, more unheard-of/underground acts, and also deadly funny. 

August 2016 - The first  Swiss Dank  party I got to play as a resident ! So obvs I get the tee 

August 2016 - The first Swiss Dank party I got to play as a resident ! So obvs I get the tee 

August 2016 - Black and white for a VERY GOOD REASON. I DJ with these boiz ( Cass ,  Sean  and  Mace ) a lot and it is always a hoot. They also play the best rap music in Sydney #fact. 

August 2016 - Black and white for a VERY GOOD REASON. I DJ with these boiz (Cass, Sean and Mace) a lot and it is always a hoot. They also play the best rap music in Sydney #fact. 

August 2016 - the big day, DJING ONE DAY SUNDAYS !! I had Swiss Dank the night before this which was a big one, then nerves woke me up early the day I was opening One Day. I'm pretty sure I looked like a zombie behind the sunnies. That's ma girl Liz in the background being her extra self per usual. 

August 2016 - the big day, DJING ONE DAY SUNDAYS !! I had Swiss Dank the night before this which was a big one, then nerves woke me up early the day I was opening One Day. I'm pretty sure I looked like a zombie behind the sunnies. That's ma girl Liz in the background being her extra self per usual. 

August 2016 - The Tuesday after the Swiss Dank Saturday/One Day Sunday weekend, I had my first appearance on the  Pink Noise show  on Bondi Beach Radio. This would be the first of three guest spots on their show this year I love these girls 😍 Free chips are the way to my heart fo sure. 

August 2016 - The Tuesday after the Swiss Dank Saturday/One Day Sunday weekend, I had my first appearance on the Pink Noise show on Bondi Beach Radio. This would be the first of three guest spots on their show this year I love these girls 😍 Free chips are the way to my heart fo sure. 

August 2016 - Wow I clearly had a lot of fun in August. This is one of the best guys I know,  Tulett , and I at the best party I went to this year that I wasn't spinning at, THE MAXIM FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY !! Views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, free drinks aplenty, so much intriguing Maxim model/old men people-watching, the new Insta-thot direction of the magazine, i loved it all. 

August 2016 - Wow I clearly had a lot of fun in August. This is one of the best guys I know, Tulett, and I at the best party I went to this year that I wasn't spinning at, THE MAXIM FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY !! Views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, free drinks aplenty, so much intriguing Maxim model/old men people-watching, the new Insta-thot direction of the magazine, i loved it all. 

August 2016 -  Nat  @ Birdcage had the amazing idea to do a "Birdcage is the New Black" party, because duh lesbians. I am handcuffed to the babely  Jen  and I am not complaining.

August 2016 - Nat @ Birdcage had the amazing idea to do a "Birdcage is the New Black" party, because duh lesbians. I am handcuffed to the babely Jen and I am not complaining.

August 2016 - I am not a house DJ, but I am tight with the  Deeper than House  crew they are so kind and loving and selfless in a way I haven't really seen anywhere in the Sydney scene. They organised a women in music empowerment brunch and it was so nice to see everyone not in the club. This is my twin  Tori Clueless  haha.

August 2016 - I am not a house DJ, but I am tight with the Deeper than House crew they are so kind and loving and selfless in a way I haven't really seen anywhere in the Sydney scene. They organised a women in music empowerment brunch and it was so nice to see everyone not in the club. This is my twin Tori Clueless haha.

August 2016 - "Modelling" merch for my girl  Madi Carr aka DJ SPORTS  ! 

August 2016 - "Modelling" merch for my girl Madi Carr aka DJ SPORTS

August 2016 - This is the  Swiss Dank  boys,  Sean   and   Mace , and myself recording our first demo for a potential radio show. We ended up recording two demos because I am a mad perfectionist lol. 

August 2016 - This is the Swiss Dank boys, Sean and Mace, and myself recording our first demo for a potential radio show. We ended up recording two demos because I am a mad perfectionist lol. 

September 2016 - I hosted my first ever party, with the help of Birdcage, STRIPCAGE ! The night itself was so much fun but it was so stressful organising a party I'm not sure I could ever do it on my own. But one day fo real I would like to DJ at a strip club. 

September 2016 - I hosted my first ever party, with the help of Birdcage, STRIPCAGE ! The night itself was so much fun but it was so stressful organising a party I'm not sure I could ever do it on my own. But one day fo real I would like to DJ at a strip club. 

October 2916 -  Midnight with Swiss Dank' s FIRST ON AIR EVER ! This was our trial for the show. We nervously said it was a "one off take over" in case we didn't get it, but we did! 

October 2916 - Midnight with Swiss Dank's FIRST ON AIR EVER ! This was our trial for the show. We nervously said it was a "one off take over" in case we didn't get it, but we did! 

December 2016 - Officially our first ever show as " Midnight with Swiss Dank " on FBi Radio 💕 Having a radio show has been a dream of mine, and to do it with two of my m8s is unreal. 

December 2016 - Officially our first ever show as "Midnight with Swiss Dank" on FBi Radio 💕 Having a radio show has been a dream of mine, and to do it with two of my m8s is unreal. 

December 2016 - The lineup announcement for Secret Garden Festival! I am playing my first festival ! Feels so surreal YET AGAIN even though I knew it was happening to see it on the poster is something else.  

December 2016 - The lineup announcement for Secret Garden Festival! I am playing my first festival ! Feels so surreal YET AGAIN even though I knew it was happening to see it on the poster is something else.  

December 2016/January 2017 - I am hosting Wednesday Lunch on FBi Radio for 3 weeks over the summer break, cat me on the 28th of December + 4th and 11th of January. My first daytime radio shifts ever I was little nervous, but it was exactly the same lol.

December 2016/January 2017 - I am hosting Wednesday Lunch on FBi Radio for 3 weeks over the summer break, cat me on the 28th of December + 4th and 11th of January. My first daytime radio shifts ever I was little nervous, but it was exactly the same lol.

And to finish, I realised I have so many "drinking-at-gig" selfies I made a collage of some of them lol. 

And to finish, I realised I have so many "drinking-at-gig" selfies I made a collage of some of them lol.