For the past 21 years, Dj Chicken Chest, now know as Dj Clubkilla "CK" 1, has been known in New York's thriving Reggae and Hip Hop & RnB Music Culture. From Child's Play Sound, X-Clusive Sound, the Young and The Restless Sound, Stereo Sonic, Nexxt Level and ExQuiste Sounds to Fm, Internet, Satellite Radio, and Television Broadcast, hosting the Annual Chicken Chest Aquarian/ Pisces Affair and various other themed events throughout the years, Dj "CHICKEN CHEST" has grown into the "1" you can't forget, from the name to the music he plays. Introduced to, and Inspired by, longtime friend Brian "Fadda Trigga" Rose, selector Marlon "CHICKEN CHEST" Brown set out on a mission to not only play music, but to change it for the better and be a true Inspirational force in Musical Entertainment. By Creatively Spinning the best of the best contemporary and vintage R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dance, Soca and Calypso, Latin and U.K music, Dj Chicken provides a phenominal musical experience, each n every time. Driven by the crowds' reaction, response, and feedback, I wanted to expand from just "playing music" to promoter/event planner and radio/tv broadcasting, modeling, acting, music and film production. I feel i can do it all. In 2006 to 2008, My Partner "Wicked" & I aired 3 times a week on 99.9fm/CaribbeanJamz.com, a New York Based Radio and Internet station, with DJ personalities and artists, from all over the globe, working in the music and entertainment biz. In 07 to 08, we did SIRIUS satelitte radio. I also Dj for Recording Artist "DONNY YARDAS", who has an album out right now, that can be found on world famous itunes. Also, in August of 08, I partnered with longtime friend, Mike "7Days7Nights(.com)" Mogul, to become Dj 7Days7Nights, spinning @ all Mike Moguls' Events, and more. Immediately after partnering with 7Days 7Nights, I was asked to join SoundProof Int'l, becoming the newest member. Since then I have started my very own team & company called Team CLUBKILLAZ or TEAM CK!!!!!
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[Contributor : Shamari]
A world-travelled disc jock who loves to spread reggae and dancehall music, is how one can easily describe one of New York's finest, Max Glazer.
Glazer has had his hands involved in a number of projects on the hip hop as well as reggae/dancehall scene. He is widely known in New York on the club scene, having played for the likes of noted celebrities P Diddy, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Missy Eliott, 50 Cent, Brandford Marsalis and Jay Z. Yet, Glazer hasn't been afraid to work on the other spectrum of music, working with the likes of Sean Paul, Cham, T.O.K, Vybz Kartel, and a number of upcoming artistes.
Playing on East Village radio, which is streamed online, Glazer is also a founding member of the Federation Sound. The Federation sound has taken their music playing and production world-wide, rocking parties throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, Jamaica, and across the globe.
A New York native, Glazer told The Sunday Gleaner recently, "I'm basically a DJ that gets to travel the world doing what I love. I'm heavily influenced by dancehall and reggae. I do production and I'm back and forth to Jamaica working with various artistes. I'm doing cool creative things and it's kinda fun."
Glazer started out on the music scene years ago, playing for fun at house parties and events until he decided to get into music full time. Growing up in New York, Glazer said he was influenced by the sounds of the streets: hip hop, dancehall and reggae. In 1999, alongside Cipha Sound, Kenny Meez, as well as other friends, he formed Federation Sound. Now the sound consists of Meez, Glazer, and local selectors Alric and Boyd.
While he plays all types of music, he likes to bring the unusual to the ears of his listeners. "I like finding things and playing them for people who haven't heard them, so I like bringing dancehall stuff up here to New York where people haven't heard them," he said. With his combination of hip hop and reggae flavour, Glazer has become renowned for pushing the envelope and bringing the two styles together with unmatched creativity and energy.
Glazer is widely regarded in the industry as a key player in helping dancehall songs cross over to the urban market. Not content to just heat up the clubs, Glazer and the Federation also keep things hot in the studio with remixes. The sound has done dancehall remixes of Pharell Williams' Frontin to Beyoncé and Cham's Crazy, and more. More recently, they released their 'Flatlands' rhythm which featured Kartel'sWhine Wine, and currently have online, their 'Flatlands Remix Project', which remixes the dancehall rhythm with an electro-style sound.
Outside of playing and making music, Glazer is also a journalist, having written for The Source, Vibe, The Fader, Blaze, and On The Go. For two years he held down the position of DJ/ Music Director on HBO's boxing series, 'K.O. Nation', which was hosted by Ed Lover. He was also featured in Rolling Stone's 2003 'cool' issue, where he was dubbed "the hottest reggae DJ in New York". The DJ was also the musical director for Rihanna for several years, travelling around the world with the diva, and now plays mainly at her birthday parties and special events.
Liking to keep things interesting, Glazer has more in store on the touring, radio, and especially the music scene. After a number of years' break from playing in Jamaica, Glazer graced the Smirnoff Project Exchange stage last night, spinning music for the masses. He continues to be in and out of Jamaica, working with a number of new artistes.
Source: The Jamaica Gleaner
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Champion Squad - Miami Florida, USA
Champion Squad is a sound from one of the most fastest paced city in the United States today, Miami, Florida. Champion Squad is known for their remixing abilities which they created a group called "THE REMIX MASTERZ". Champion Squad consist of: Dj Reem, Hypa Snypa, T-bone, Aston Villa, Dre Hype, & Supa Ram. Champion Squad came out with their first dancehall / hip hop remix mixtape in 2001 called "Space outta earth" Then in 2002 they started the Dehydration Mix cd Series, which went world wide in the space of a week. With more than 10 dancehall hip hop remix mixtapes out The members of Champion Squad continues to bring the hot remixes and mixtapes to every nation. Champion Squad is not just known for their mixtapes, they also tour all around the world to spread dancehall/reggae music. Champion Squad has played at almost all major local & International events; Traveling to ITALY, AMSTERDAM, GERMANY, JAPAN, BAHAMAS, ANTIGUA, BERMUDA, BELIZE, COSTA RICA, VIRGIN ISLANDS, CANADA and many more, they have successfully became a house hold name in almost every country. check out Champion Squad when they are in your town!!!! FOR INFO ON BOOKINGS, CDS, REMIXES contact Dwight @ 1-754-204-5839 OR E-MAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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People say Razz and Biggy are two of the ruffest, tuffest selectors in the industry. Like a Hummer, the ultimate all terrain vehicle this dynamic duo has become the ultimate all terrain sound system. Razz and Biggy certainly can't be labeled or limited, there versatility and their ability to bring the vybz to any audience whether uptown, downtown, local or international is what sets them apart.
Music is deeply steeped and embedded in Jamaican culture. Our music has a mystical, captivating and alluring quality about it, that is able to transcend cultural and language barriers and find listener-ship globally. It certainly is not difficult to fathom how being involved in the music industry would be a fantasy for most young Jamaicans.
Sean "Razz" Cousley and Richard "Biggy" McGrath were certainly different from the average teenage dreamers. While others fantasized, Cousley and McGrath not only transformed their fantasy into a reality, their 9th grade hobby of collecting records metamorphosed into an enviable illustrious career as DJ’s. Cousley and McGrath have undeniably been successful, they have worked all over the Caribbean and the United States garnering fans every step along the way. Locally they are no longer just DJ’s, but icons in the entertainment industry.
Hilanda Sound - Atlanta / Georgetown Guyana
Sound Name : HiLanda
Selectors/DJs : Super PEC, Crisis Don and Kahlil Wonda
Reppin : Atlanta, Georgia USA / Georgetown Guyana
Residency : Hill Street Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia USA (every 2nd and 4th Fridays)
Highlanda Sound System proudly dons the title of Atlanta’s premier mainstream choice for Dancehall / Reggae Disc-jockeys. Now as hosts of the Dancehall Now and Reggae Vault Classics shows, streaming live on www.daflavaradio.com on Tuesdays 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (EST), Highlanda continues to move steadily towards radio personality super-stardom while on a stated mission to entertain and promote reggae worldwide. Click Read more to read their full bio, hear their dubplates and get there contact info.