List of Best Kenyan reggae DJs. A disc jockey, more commonly abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays recorded music for an audience. Most common types of DJs include radio DJs, club DJs (who work at a nightclub or music festival), mobile DJs (who are hired to work at public and private events such as weddings, parties, or festivals), and turntablists (who use record players, usually turntables, to manipulate sounds on phonograph records). Originally, the “disc” in “disc jockey” referred to shellac and later vinyl records, but nowadays DJ is used as an all-encompassing term to also describe persons who mix music from other recording media such as cassettes, CDs or digital audio files on a CDJ, controller, or even a laptop. DJs may adopt the title “DJ” in front of their real names, adopted pseudonyms, or stage names. List of The best Djs in Kenya
DJs use audio equipment that can play at least two sources of recorded music simultaneously and mix them together to create seamless transitions between recordings and develop unique mixes of songs. Often, this involves aligning the beats of the music sources so their rhythms and tempos do not clash when played together and to enable a smooth transition from one song to another. DJs often use specialized DJ mixers, small audio mixers with crossfader and cue functions to blend or transition from one song to another. Mixers are also used to pre-listen to sources of recorded music in headphones and adjust upcoming tracks to mix with currently playing music. DJ software can be used with a DJ controller device to mix audio files on a computer instead of a console mixer. DJs may also use a microphone to speak to the audience; effects units such as reverb to create sound effects and electronic musical instruments such as drum machines and synthesizers.
Reggae Sounds, derived from jamaican sound system is a term use to describe a group of reggae Disk jockeys in Kenya who provide entertainment mainly by hosting reggae related events and shows, first gained popularity in the 1990s with notable groups such as Omega Sounds, King Lions Sounds, Livity Sounds, Jahmbo Sounds, King Jahmbo Sounds and Shashamane Intl being among the first to be formed. These groups assisted most reggae djs in their careers, a notable example is a more recent group called Dohty Family Sounds, founded by Chris Odhiambo popularly known as DJ Kriss Darling.
Other reggae sounds that emerged in recent years include; Rastyle Sounds (Formerly Firehouse Sounds) Mau Mau Sounds, Supremacy Sounds (formerly Black Supremacy Sounds), Rebel Liberation Sounds, Trench Town Entertainment Jahfulnoize Intl, Shanachie Sounds, One Vibe Entertainment, Dynamic Spellbound Sounds, Big Ship Sounds and FieldMarshall Entertainment.
Kenyan Djs have also helped in pioneering reggae music in the country with Legendary Jah’key Malle, the late Papa Lefty, Papa Charlie, Papa nasty (Radio Citizen FM), Selector King Monday (deceased), King Tubbs, Prince Otach (UK), Papa Bingi (based in USA), DJ Ras JahKim, Selector FieldMarshall, Dj lastborn One and Junior Dread being one of the earliest pioneers.
Other Djs who have recently been championing reggae music include; Zj Heno, Selector Denoh, DJ Stevo Junior, Dj Mohwak, Dj Tsunami, Deejay Stitchy, Selector King Rebel DJ Stichie, Talia Oyando, G. Money, Kriss Darling, Muzikal Sheriff, DJ Rytrap, Dj robah, Dj mahgoz, Dj natty bwoy, Dj mantell, selekta willie and Dj Chara.
Here is a List of Best Kenyan reggae DJs
The late Papa Lefty,
Papa nasty (Radio Citizen FM),
Selector King Monday (deceased),
DJ Simple Simon
Dj Kym Nick Dee
DJ Joe Mfalme.
Prince Otach (UK),
Papa Bingi (based in USA),
DJ Ras JahKim,
Dj lastborn Zj Heno,
DJ Stevo Junior,
Selector King Rebel DJ Stichie,
Dj natty bwoy,
Dj Moh Spice
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