Push It! is the Push’s department of all things hip-hop. Ran by local hip-hop artist Defron, Push It! showcases a diverse range of artists and providing pathway development opportunities in all four elements of hip-hop: graffiti, breakdancing, rapping/MCing and Djing.


What’s on at PushIt! right now?

Our hip-hop school PushIt! Lab is currently taking registrations for its upcoming third term!

Join fellow up and coming producers and emcees for a series of free workshops where you learn hip-hop history, business and technical skills leading up to creating and performing original creative works with mentors Defron and Sadiva.

If you’re aged between 12 and 18 years old and have an interest in making hip-hop, register here by Tuesday 3rd October.

PushIt!’s hip-hop school concept kicked off last year at Oxygen Youth Space in affiliation with the City of Moreland. Take a look at the pilot-term footage here.

This term begins on October 10 so register ASAP! It’s FREE!

For more information please contact The Push on (03) 9380 1277

PushIt! Lab: Hip-Hop School proudly presented by The Push and supported by the Besen Family Foundation.



Other PushIt! projects?

 The Ledge

Supported by the City of Moreland, The Ledge was the trial term for the PushIt! hip-hop school concept, which has now become PushIt! Lab.

The Ledge was an eight-week series of rapping and beat-making workshops delivered in late 2016 at Oxygen Youth Space in Coburg North.

During the program local Moreland young people developed emceeing skills with Defron and production chops with Sadiva which culminated in an original song recording and accompanying mini music video.





Art of Fresh


Sponsored by the Besen Foundation, Art of Fresh was a four-day program delivered in March and April 2016, developed for young people engaged with The Mirabel Foundation which support children living in kinship care.

During the program, participants worked with industry mentor artists Defron and Miss Minxette to develop skills in rap and hip-hop dance through the recording of and original song and filming an accompanying video clip.

Conducted at Doxa City Camp, The Channel and DSoul and Passion Dance Studios, Art of Fresh finished on Saturday 14 May with a private screening of the film clip where all participants were awarded with a copy of their first song and music video on CD.





Walk This Way

In collaboration with City of Melbourne, Walk This Way was a series of free hip-hop workshops, cultural tours and dinners that invited international students and newcomers to Melbourne to explore Melbourne’s cultural and artistic communities, meet new people and interact through creative means.

Over five weeks in April and May 2016 participants were mentored by Rellik & MzRizk (DJing) , Philly & YVE Gold (MCing), Demi Sorono & Miss Minxette (breakdancing) and David Russell & Caper G (graffiti) in all four elements of hip-hop. As well as partaking in these workshops participants enjoyed tours of ACMI, ACCA, Arts Centre & Hosier Lane and multicultural dinners at Gopals, El Habanero, Panned Pizza & Shanghai Dumpling House.

The project finished on Saturday 28 May with a celebratory jam at Section 8.



What’s next for PushIt?

Our second term of PushIt! Lab kicks off Tuesday 25 July and runs until Tuesday 12 September. If you are a hip-hop artist aged between 12 and 18 years old needing guidance and a creative space please email kieron@thepush.com.au or register here.

Past Projects 

  • RISE
  • Dance Like Everybody Is Watching
  • Street Movement
  • Push Underground, MC and Breakin Battles
  • Hip Hop Sistas Workshop & Recording Project
  • Push It Arena @ Push Over
  • The Message
  • Our Backyard
  • City Breaks
  • Push It @ City Square
  • Push It Workshops
  • City Beatz