Platinum DJ of The Month

[Platinum DJ of the Week] @THEDJDOLLAR

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum DJ to you! I had the pleasure of meeting DJ Dollar at the Core DJs Retreat in Miami and  in Jackson, MS. I must say that I was very impressed with this young man. Please take the time to read this and I’m sure you’ll be impressed as well.

 

 

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Success has been written and etched in stone, when your birth name is Dollar. Achieving aspirations and goals are DJ Dollar’s focus and settling for less is not an option for this West African native.  Dollar  Agbemadon, better known as DJ Dollar was born in Accra, Ghana on September 23, 1992 to Joseph and Monique Agbemadon. Dollar, the youngest of three siblings, has spent most of his time in schools in Ghana; Crown Prince Academy, Morning Star school and Lincoln Community School.  Currently, he is attending West Virginia University majoring Business administration with a minor in PR and French.

 

Throughout the years, DJ Dollar has devoted a significant amount of time and energy to music. Devoting a significant amount of time and energy to music in his teens and his love for the art of DJing gave him a strong positive affirmation to pursue this as a full-time business. In 2005, DJ Dollar was given the opportunity to turn his admiration into reality at a college party in Brittany, France. “By simply performing a baby scratch several times on the record, I felt a strong positive feeling that run through my body” says DJ Dollar.

In 2008, completing school was a high priority, so Dollar had to focus on his education. Promoters began to hire him for high school dances, picnics and talent shows in 2010. This was a confirmation that DJ Dollar has a career awaiting him.  “Its a business, my main goal is to keep dj’ing, grow my brand and reputation; but on the business side of things, I have the dream of opening a high-class lounge in West Africa”.

In 2011, after graduating high school, he wasn’t able to start college due to a series of family misfortunes. However, this didn’t discourage him, it encouraged him to press forward. DJ Dollar contacted his mentor from Ghana, DJ Peekay, and began interning as a junior DJ, to see how to control the crowd with music.  DJ Peekay extended an invitation to his home to teach Dollar the basic method of beat matching.  “It was the only instructional session he has ever given me to date. He speaks in parables every single time; let’s me explore on my own, like how he learnt on his own and he has made it to the top” says Dollar. With limited funds, he bought a Numark Mixdeck Pro 1st Generation and dj’d his first party at his former high school. Gigs didn’t stop for Dollar, although he couldn’t afford a laptop or a Serato box. One of my main goals is “making music a universal language” “If someone like @djnabsinlab who has made it still stays up late to PRACTICE then I’ll never stop practicing.”

Late December of 2011, Dollar started his first semester at West Virginia University and immediately made friends throughout the campus. During this time, he faced a major loss in the family, his brother suddenly passed on, Dollar wanted to make his brother proud because he was a big supporter.   His first event was the “2012 Africa night”; then followed by a graduation party in May for a Ghanaian, who just graduated from the university. His sister, who is a big supporter, helped him purchase his first console, a Numark NS7, which had Serato itch built-in.  At this time, his career started picking up, gaining gigs from private events in the summer to university events – in the late fall.

With his popularity increasing daily, he began working with locals, DJ Fiesto and DJ Monstalung, at hip hop showcases, tailgate parties and a bar named “Chic n Bones.. In Spring of 2013, Dollar became the university’s DJ and started branching out into weddings, more corporate events and building a team.  “Two of my main mentors, who have always been with me in Morgantown, DJ Arthur King (CEO of MYRADIO NETWORK and Power 909 FM) and DJ Monstalung (CEO of PartyMonstas)”. DJ Arthur King gave him a slot on his radio station and guided him on how to be a “Radio DJ”. DJ Monstalung made him a key person in the Morgantown hip hop scene.

 

 

 

Hosting parties became fairly interesting and Dollar knew that this could catapult his career into another stratosphere. Hosting a party with DJ JAM MASTER J’SON, the son of the legendary RUN DMC DJ, Jam Master Jay was the most memorable experience of a lifetime.  The hosting didn’t stop after that, in Fall of 2013, he hosted a Pusha T after party when he came to WVU.  “I had the great pleasure of opening up for the “World Famous G-Unit DJ,  DJ Whoo Kid. I couldn’t believe he was standing next to me.  I have listened to him since I was 13!” Another mentor, “Core DJ”, DJ Schemes, an alumnus of WVU,  when he came for the homecoming weekend,  he advised him on several things. After DJ Schemes’ advice, “I kept hitting the road and ended up doing shows in Cincinnati too. I have fans that love me out there!” says Dollar.

DJ Dollar knows that he has to travel outside of his limits, to effectively network with other DJs. Recently, he traveled to Miami, Florida for his first “Core DJs” retreat, where he met the world-renowned DJ Scratch,  the 1988 New Music Seminar Battle For World Supremacy DJ Champion, 3 Time Grammy-Nominated Multi-Platinum Producer, The 2010 “Master Of The Mix” Winner & The 2012 & 2013 Global Spin Awards Turntablist Of The Year.

Candidly speaking,  “I’m an aspiring Core DJ. Core DJs opened my eyes to the world of music business and made me realize that djing these days is more than just an art. I’m an entrepreneur studying business administration in college and a good DJ”.

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Platinum DJ of The Month

Meet the #Platinum DJ of the Month-@DJTruStar414,The Runway DJ

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum DJ to you! It wouldn’t be right, if I didn’t recognize one of my One Structure crew members. I must say this lady has such a humble spirit and she’s cute! Get to know @DJTruStar, The Runway DJ!

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DJ Tru Star began her love of music at a young age. Growing up she was always around music, because her father was a Dj and his passion for music eventually influenced DJ Tru Star to become a DJ also. Her love for music also started when her grandmother use to listen to blues on a Saturday morning, she would sing every song. DJ Tru Star eventually turned her love of music into more.

At the age of three she fell in love with African Dance and that was the start of her dancing career.” After I realized that I couldn’t sing I decided that the next best thing for me to do was dance.” So from middle school to high school her passion for dancing grew stronger. Upon entering high school at Milwaukee High School of the Arts; she faced a whole different world of not only dance but music. “Entering high school was when I realized how much music was out there and how much I loved it. All through high school I was known as the girl who would finish your statement with a song, because everything reminded me of song lyrics.”

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After graduating from high school DJ Tru Star put her energy into learning more about music and surrounding her self with musical talents. “I secretively wanted to always be a DJ because my dad was a DJ and he is amazing to me because even though he is legally blind, he didn’t let that stop him from becoming a Dj. Seeing my dad control a party and have everybody up dancing gave me the inspiration to want to be able to do the same.” DJ Tru Star finally at the age of 22 decided to put her fear behind her and go after her dream, even though she knew it would be hard because she was a female. With in a year DJ Tru Star has accomplished a lot as well as made a name for her self in the streets as DJ Tru Star “The Runway DJ.”

DJ Tru Star has worked with some of Milwaukee’s well known DJ’s and being the first female DJ to rock the crowd at some of the top clubs in Milwaukee. DJ Tru Star has branched out to many other states and cities including Madison, Iowa, and Racine.
“One of my biggest accomplishments I would have to say is working with one of the best producer in the world Traxx Sanders of Trakrunnaz Music Production/ The Bad Guyz. Also I’m  blessed to be mentored by two of the best DJs hands down DJ O and DJ Stretch. They keep me motivated and eager to keep up with their talents.”

DJ Tru Star admits being a female DJ has its ups and downs, but she wouldn’t trade it for the world! DJ Tru star Has been working hard as a DJ as well as an aspiring model. Her goal is to show that “Yes a girl can rock the runway and then go and rock the after party in the same 4 inch heels as a DJ and look good doing it. ” When asked what will she bring to the DJ game, she said “I’m 6’3 and I love heels and fashion along with music I want to bring the sexy to the DJ game by being me and bring a girl flavor to the mix, I want to be known as; the Beyonce of the DJ and modeling game lol.”

Make sure You look out for Dj Tru Star “The Runway Dj” in your local clubs and hosting and mixing your favorite artist mix tapes. She has certainly made it clear she is here to stay!

Follow her on Twitter-DJ TruStar

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Platinum DJ of The Month, PlatinumVoice Featured Artists

Meet @ThePhantomDJ- Platinum DJ of The Month

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum DJ of the Month  feature to you!  He’s one of Chicago‘s finest DJs and the only Mixologist (www.DJphantommixes.com) that secures venues wherever his turntables may be. The Man behind the  brand isn’t as mysterious as it may sound. Take a trip with me while I introduce to you, My Platinum DJ of the Month, DJ Phantom!

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When talking about a DJ that supports independent music, the name, DJ Phantom comes to mind. His passion for life and music is recognized by all young and old. He has an intense presence in the hip-hop genre and is recognized by many indie and major artists, record labels and managements.

DJ Phantom currently works as a Mixologist on 107.5 WGCI-FM and 102.7 WVAZ-FM (V-103).  He holds the position on WGCI’s morning show, the Morning Riot, as their resident Mixologist and does the 6 and 8 o’clock am mix each weekday morning.

 

In addition to his many accomplishments, DJ Phantom owns a platinum sound company and music studio.  His passion has led him to scout for local artists; he helps artists by critiquing their music to help them understand how they can improve and make their sound and their acts more marketable.

 

In the community, he works with CAPS and CPS to mentor the youth while encouraging them to study music. He advises them to use their interest as alternative to hanging in the streets.  He is currently involved with several different grass-roots efforts to improve the life of youth in Chicago.

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Most recently, DJ Phantom appeared as the featured DJ in Washington, DC at the Illinois Inauguration Ball during President Barack Obama’s Inauguration ceremonies.  Having served in the same capacity for the Inauguration ceremonies in 2009, he was extremely honored to be invited to return.

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DJ Phantom continues to hone his craft, and welcomes all opportunities for growth and advancement in his own career. In addition, he seeks opportunities to mentor aspiring DJs and youth interested in pursuing careers in the music business.

 

So, If there is ever a question, who is your favorite DJ? Hands down, DJ Phantom’s hard work and dedication to the game proves why he is YOUR favorite DJ.

Connect with DJ Phantom!

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Platinum Articles, Platinum DJ of The Month

@DJSlugoMusic Platinum DJ of the Month!

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum Pick to you!

It took me some months to see who I was going to choose to be my next “Platinum DJ of the Month”. All the while, he was staring me in my face, event after event!

Chicago Music, I would like to introduce to you a good friend of mine, DJ Slugo, Ceo of The Blok Club DJs Coalition! I met him at one of his events, “The Blok Club Meet and Greet”. Although he was no stranger, this was the very first time I had laid eyes on this “Platinum DJ”! I must say that I was honored to meet him. DJ Slugo has been involved in the Chicago Music game for a very long time and has a proven track record. If you have been a long time resident of Chicago, then you know DJ Slugo, “The King Of Ghetto House”! If you have “Jacked Your Booty” at a party, he probably was the DJ. If you heard someone bumping “House Music” in their car, it probably was DJ Slugo!

This Man is heavy out here! He has a plethora of mixtapes that he has done for Chicago House Music Artists as well as Chicago Rappers. He is highly respected in the DJ World!

Check out his site and see what he’s doing, I’m sure you will enjoy learning the history of DJ Slugo, My monthly choice for  Platinum DJ!

B.. B… Blok Club! 

Here’s some links to find DJ Slugo!

www.djslugomusic.com

www.blokclubdjs.net

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Platinum DJ of The Month

Jeff DA Illest-Platinum DJ for the Month

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another Platinum DJ Feature  to you!

This next Platinum Feature DJ is someone that I work with on the Jay Davis Show every Saturday. I must say that DJ Jeff loves to put in work when it come to playing the hits!

He puts in 110% into the Cyphers and when you watch him on the 1s and 2’s, it makes you want to try your hands at it too!  He has his own show on Tuesdays on the Jay Davis Show and provides Chicago with the best Hip Hop Genre around!

Now,If you don’t know about him, put your laptop in place and enjoy this article on Mr Jeff Da Illest!

Ladies and Gentleman, DJ Jeff Da Illest!


Inspiring. Exhilarating. Powerful. These are just a few words that describe DJ Jeff DA Illest. But he is more
than a DJ. He is more than a musical producer, radio show host or hip hop teacher. He is an experience.

Spinning records in clubs and at private events in the Chicagoland area since 1995, JDI is revered by both fans
and peers for his vast knowledge of several genres of music. His experience in spinning Hip-Hop, House, Soul,
Neo-Soul, R&B, Rare Grooves, Jazz, Disco, Gospel, Pop, and Rap has given him the edge over other local DJ’s
that limit themselves to specializing in one particular style.


The JDI experience is impactful and felt by all that hear him, earning him such acclaims as “The Hottest DJ” in
Ozone Magazine’s April 2007 edition, two nominations for the Chicago TRUTH Awards Hottest Club DJ and a
feature in Rolling Out Magazines’s 2009 issue. He has shared the stage with national recording artists such as
Ne-yo, Fantasia, Yummy Bingham, Kindred & the Family Soul, Dwele, AZ, Teedra Moses, Lady Bug Mecca
from the Hip Hop group Digable Planets; renowned producer 9th Wonder, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ ‘S &S’ & Grammy
Award winning DJ Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, as well as actor Idris Elba.
JDI has proven himself creatively as a producer as well as a DJ with radio play for his singles 16 (2010),
Amazing (2010), and Gettin’ Mine (2011), each featuring local Chicago M.C.’s and Singers. His mix-tapes are
in high demand as well as his curriculum and teachings on hip hop culture for urban youth.

With years of experience under his belt, Jeff DA Illest is just getting started. His greatest aspiration is to not
only share his talent, but to share his love of music with the world.

You never know where I may be bringing you the events of Chicago, so make sure you follow this blog and Follow me on Twitter, @PlatinumVoicePR! Until next time, See ya later Babies!

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Platinum DJ of The Month

DJ Reese Chicago “Platinum DJ Of The Month”

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It’s Your Gyrl, Ms Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another outstanding person to you!

I met this gentleman on last year at Club Adriannas in Markham, IL while judging an open mic competition. I was wondering about the mysterious persona, so I approached him with tact and grace. To my surprise, he was such a pleasant and humble individual.

I believe that all artists should follow their favorite DJ merely because they have the ears of your targeted audience. DJ Reese is a DJ that I recommend that you follow.

So with no further adieu, I now present to you………

DJ Reese Chicago

The Man…His Life… His Destiny!

Please allow me to introduce  Maurice Davis aka DJ Reese “YA NEW FAVORITE DJ”. This one time basement DJ is now rocking the mic and spinning records with some of the hottest DJs in the industry, and still manages to set the party ablaze on the 1’s and 2’s!

DJ Reese started out having a love for music at an early age. He was introduced to the world of two turntables and a mixer by his mom,  who was a mom by day but a DJ by night.

Early in his childhood,  he worked at high school parties and neighborhood events. Over the next few years, He decided to flirt with the idea of making a career out of making people dance.

May 1999 was the turning point when  he transformed his hobby into his DESTINY! Since that time,  DJ Reese has catapulted onto the Chicago Nightlife scene.

DJ Reese’s style of DJing has its own swagger. It is vibrant, electrifying, and close to perfection. The key to his success is he feels the crowd and satisfy the people with a great presentation. Some people have been taught the fundamentals of being a disc jockey, but this type of talent comes second nature, without thought, to this up and coming pioneer.

In the short timeframe that he has been a professional disc jockey, DJ Reese has had the honor of being deemed, ” DJ of the Year 2005 ” Award from Club Jaguar. He has produced several mix tapes as well as hosting some of the music industry’s up and coming artists. DJ Reese has had the honor of working with several of the top Promoters in the Chicagoland Area.

DJ Reese is also a member of Power 92 Chicago’s Mixshow Dj’s. He has worked  as a DJ to the stars  like Tity Boi (2 Chainz),Flavor Flav, Trina, Shawnna, Twista,Dawayne Wade, Bobby Simmons and Lil Kim, just to name a few.

DJ Reese is also the Co-CEO of Supreme Team Ent. Currently, DJ Reese is  pursuing a full time career in the Entertainment Arena. DJing will be the foot in the door for much more to come.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE,  THERE’S MORE TO COME!

Follow Him On Twitter @DJREESECHICAGO

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