Dubbed the ‘madman’ of Antigua’s airwaves, the veteran DJ revolutionised Antiguan radio in 2000. His production of the first live DJ-ing programme, Afternoon Mix Til Six, aired weekdays on Observer Radio and quickly rose to become the number one programme on air. The candid call-in segment, Make It or Break It, took a critical look at music and was often the source of much controversy.
His skill has garnered the attention of music professionals and fans regionally and internationally. In 2002, BBC’s digital urban radio station, 1Xtra, published an original Deejay Charlie soca mix which was presented as a gift to specially invited guests at their annual Christmas party. A master of the turntables, the Antiguan DJ copped the first ever Heineken Green Synergy title in 2003.
With eighteen plus years of DJ-ing experience under his belt, Charlie is no stranger to the music industry. His passion for music and drive to create has fuelled his vision to not only play music but also produce it. This led to his partnering with his long time friend, musician and mentor, Hugo “Mbutu” Augustine, in May 2009 to launch MaddLabb Studios.
The MaddLabb scientists are determined to leave their stamp on the Caribbean’s music industry with their commitment to professionalism and the highest standards of production. Soca fans worldwide can stay tuned for MaddLabb’s debut riddim, RAWSHUS, which brings untamed wildness to a Carnival near you.
Visit Deejay Charlie online at: www.myspace.com/deejaycharliemadman and on Facebook
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