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Greetings worl'wide massive! This is the soundclick home for raggamuffin DJ Collage- a dancehall MC/electronic music producer currently based in Seattle, WA.(aka The Emerald City)I have been recording/performing since the 90's, but didn't get any real exposure until the early 2000's. Keep checking this space for new release information and more.......
Why this name?
Many people ask me that if I'm a Dancehall MC, why do I call myself "DJ" Collage? Well- in dancehall music, the people chatting on the mic are known as DJ's rather than MC's as in hip-hop culture. Starting from early JA selectors talking over the records that they played. So, I continue this tradition in modern day form. I chat over my own self created beats live and in the studio. And besides, "MC Collage" just doesn't have that special sound to it. Dontcha agree???
Since early 2002, the raggamuffin voice of DJ Collage has been a rising sound within the electronic music community worldwide. His vocal performances have been featured on top Viennese records by the Sofa Surfers ,Stereotyp, I- Wolf, Megablast, and the Wicked squad. He also has collaborations with Berlin based breakbeat duo- Dangerous Drums, LA based producer- 60 Channels, and the original breakbeat master- Meat Beat Manifesto. With these collaborations, Collage has been able to fuse his dancehall vocal flavor with abstract dub, breakbeat, house, drum & bass and still nice up straight dancehall parties. He has also performed live extensively throughout the US, Canada & Europe. DJ Collage began his musical journey by chatting on reggae soundsystems and with live reggae bands throughout the Midwestern US and Canada in the early nineties. He then relocated to California in 92' and began work with selectors and bands around the Bay area. He also formed the "Masse-One Soundsystem" which featured him as the vocalist and 2 selectors (Bad Lt. & Bamboo) running the riddims. When the soundsystem dissolved, Collage took the Masse-One name and turned it into a record label and received favorable reviews for his first single "Worla' Destruction" released in 1996. But it wasn't until his 5 song EP "Uptown/Downtown" was released in 2000, did he really attract the attention of the masses. Since then, he continues to put out his solo releases and continues to rock crowds around the world. He has a unique & flexible vocal style that can flow over many forms of urban & club music. Nuff said... Go and check out di man called DJ Collage!
My musical influences are very broad & diverse and include artists such as Super Cat, Sean Paul, Shinehead, Andre Cymone, Soul 2 Soul & many, many more....
My favorite city is Vancouver, B.C.
Right now my studio consists of a pretty wicked I-Mac computer running Garageband & Logic software.