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October 7, 2010

Get To Know The Dancehall Blazers In The UK - Young Lion

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Young Lion aka Mr All Purpose aka Di Prezident. Coming from Jamaican parents Young Lion was automatically born into reggae, and has been listening to Reggae Dancehall all his life, which is the music he was brought up on. He's been a selector and radio disc jockey from the age of 9yrs (starting on pirate stations).

Young Lion is also the manager and one of the founding members of the Blackshadow crew, which is the top dancehall dance crew in the South West of England. Young Lion has shown his versatility through the years by taking 2years out and Djing Jungle, Hip Hop and RnB between 1992-94, and also ran a specialist Dancehall Aerobics class in 2003 for a year, but had to discontinue due to his busy schedule.

TO LISTEN TO YOUNG LION ON BBC 1XTRA CLICK HERE

Young Lion can now been seen regularly tearing up the clubs all around da UK with not just da best in Dancehall but also Funky House, Rnb, Hip- Hop, Bassline etc. Hence why he has been given the alias "Mr All Purpose" and heard on BBC 1xtra every Thursday nite 1am-5am. The sky is truly the limit for this talented selector.

More About Young Lion

Where were you born?
Bristol.

Your favourite hobby and/or present as a kid
Playing on my dad's set. Me and my bro would split his records in half then have a clash.

How you got into being a DJ/presenter
Going with my dad and learning the trade as a lil' boy on pirate radio stations. Even if he gave me a turn to select one tune, I was over the moon.


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October 1, 2010

Get To Know The Dancehall Blazers In The UK - Daddy Turbo

daddy-turbo-uk-radio-dancehall.jpgBy the age of 15 Daddy Turbo was DJing at school dances and youth clubs. After leaving school he spent a year studying music. Despite pursuing a football career, becoming an apprentice for Colchester United, Daddy Turbo kept his passion for music alive by playing at underground Reggae parties and buying records in London.

In the 1990s he was offered a media course with CSV Media and was than given a slot at ICR FM presenting a Reggae & Dancehall show which ran for 3 years. A change in the management and music policy at the station lead to Daddy Turbo leaving and starting Ipswich's first 24 hour underground station called Vibes FM, relaunching as Flex Fm.

Daddy Turbo has been in the business for 25 years and has become well known within the reggae industry in both the UK and overseas, especially Jamaica which he visited for the second time in 2006 where he met with top artists and producers. When asked the question "what has been the highlight of your career so far?" he replied "playing in front of a Jamaican crowd in Montego Bay". He currently hosts the Monday night Reggae & Dancehall Link up Show from 10pm till 12am. Log on to www.icrfm.co.uk for more details. YES YES its Daddy Turbo blazin' a fire with the hottest Dancehall Reggae tunes! Every monday night 10pm til 12am on www.icrfm.co.uk

CHECK OUT DADDY TURBO ON myspace.com/daddyturbo


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