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The Newbie: DJ Fresh KiddKeo Darrell

How long have you been DJing?

I’ve only been really doing this professionally since 2015, so about 3 years. But I really started when I heard DJ Kenny’s ‘Boom Tune Vol. 9’ CD that came out in 2008.

Was DJing always something you wanted to do?

No, I’m actually a chef in the daytime! but it has always been in my blood since my father and godfathers ran one of the biggest sounds in Bermuda in the 90s, ‘Nuclear Weapon’.

How would you describe your style?

My DJ style would have to be considered mixed-culture, if that’s an actual style. But I try to take music from Africa, UK, US and of course the Caribbean.

 DJ influences/idol?

My local influences would have to be Rusty G, DJ Sheep and Jim Brown. But my idols on the other hand are DJ Polish, DJ Kenny and Private Ryan.

Favourite genre?

Afro-beats, for sure!

Favourite song for summer 2018?

Drake – ‘Nice for what’. Only because it’s been 20 years since Lauryn Hill’s best album and he sampled her song in it.

Any big events to look forward to this summer?

Unfortunately, I can’t reveal yet…but stay tuned to my social media to see where you can find me!

 

For bookings:

IG: @iam.freshkidd

Twitter: @DatFreshKidd

Soundcloud: djfreshkiddbda


The Vet: DJ iBreezeBakari Smith

How long have you been DJing and how did King Jyrus start?

2018 will make 22 years for me. King Jyrus officially started in the studios of the Embassy Crew where we learned about sound equipment, the importance of being versatile and organised.

How would you describe your style?

Me personally I take pride in mixing. I love to juggle without the patrons having to stop moving. My style is versatile. You can put me in ANY environment and I will deliver. Reggae, dancehall, soca, hiphop, Top 40, you name it. I take great pride in that.

Influences/idol(s)?

My idols coming up on a global stage were Stone Love & Bass Odyssey – two legendary sounds. Locally, it was Spanish Town, PlayBwoy and SoulJahOne. As far as individual influences go I would have to say Magic from SoulJahOne and Jugglin Jason. The respect they get from the reggae community is admirable and I hope to achieve that level someday.

Favourite genre of music?

My favorite genre is definitely reggae and dancehall. This year I am hooked on Afro-beat but my favorites will never change #teamreggae #teamdancehall

Favourite song for summer 2018?

Too many to choose from! Reggae I would have to say Skankin’ by Chronixx. Dancehall would have to be Family by Popcaan. Afrobeat, this track entitled African Beauty by Diamond Platinumz. Soca, maybe DIP by Hypasounds.

Any big events to look forward to this summer?

With me every booking I get I treat with the same importance. I am definitely looking forward to linking up with NOVAMAS INTERNATIONAL for Bermuda Heroes Weekend. They have tried to secure my services for quite a while now and it finally happened! Also, LIV Bermuda Weekend is also a good time!

 

For bookings:

Phone: 333-8709

Email: [email protected]

IG/Twitter/Facebook/Soundcloud: @djibreeze


The Group: Young Gunz Sound(Big D, DJ Silva, DJ Scoobay)David Furtado William DaSilva, David Vieira

How long have you been DJing?

Big D:I have been djing officially for 16 years.

DJ Scoobay: I have been officially djing for 16 years.

DJ Silva:I have been djing officially for 10 years.

1999 YGS was officially founded with a bunch of friends who loved music and loved the sound clash culture!

How would you describe your style?

Our style is versatile for all occasions. We bring the vibes wherever! Any Event! It’s all about the vibes!

Influences/idol(s)?

King Addies, Tony Matterhorn, David Rodigan, Fire Links, Playbwoy, Souljah 1, Massive B, Black Chiney, Mighty Crown

Favourite genre of music?

Big D:Hip-Hop and Reggae definitely are my favorite genres

DJ Scoobay:Music is in my blood so picking one genre would be hard, but if I had to pick it would be old school Reggae for sure.

DJ Silva:Hip-Hop and Reggae/Dancehall are my favorite genres of music.

Favourite song(s) for summer 2018?

Big D:‘Nice for what’- Drake and ‘ATM’ – J.Cole

Scoobay:There are a few but I still really like ‘God’s Plan’ by Drake & ‘Likes’ by Chronixx

DJ Silva:‘Family’- Popcaan, ‘They don’t know’- Masicka, ‘Look alive’- BlocBoy J.B feat Drake

Any big events to look forward to this summer?

So many big events this summer but ‘Cup Match Summer Splash’ with Beres Hammond & Chronixx is something we are looking forward to! As well as Bermuda Heroes Weekend with Nirvana Mas!

 

For bookings:

Phone: 333-2929

Email: [email protected]

IG: @Davidygs441 @DJSCOOBAY @djsilvaygs @YOUNGGUNZSOUND

This article was originally published in the Summer 2018 edition of RG Magazine.

 

 

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