Dj CurlyLocks Presents Tessanne Chin


By now everyone has heard the smooth sweet voice that belongs to Tessanne Chin.Tessanne Chin was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Her father, Richard Chin, is of Chinese and Cherokee descent and her mother, Christine Chin, is of English and African descent. Her parents were in a band called The Carnations and her older sister Tami Chynn is also a singer. Her cousin Jay Hall is a vocalist and guitarist with UK rockers Grassroutes (and previously The Royal Players), and Jay’s brother Leon is a vocalist with ska-fusion act Electrik Custard.  Continue reading “Dj CurlyLocks Presents Tessanne Chin”

Flash Back! Dj CurlyLocks and Sizzla’s Benji Bashment March 1998 Jamaica


2009 Article by WCTD

The 1990’s decade was a lean time for “live” artists appearing on sound systems. The use of dub plate specials was taking over in Jamaica and juggling was becoming big business. So instead of the artists working on sets they were recruited by a new breed of “music only” sounds who cut one off specials with the performers, adapting the lyrics to hit songs to boost up the name of their own sound.

In this decade the art of soundclash really came to the fore with all manner of competitions, trophies, and reputations, to be won. The established sounds of the eighties had to adapt or step aside for newcomers like Bodyguard, Bass Odyssey, Addies, Black Cat, Rodigan, Sound Trooper, Mighty Crown and Dj CurlyLocks of Genesis International to name just a few. Veteran sounds like Killamanjaro, Metromedia, Stone Love, King Jammy’s and Saxon managed to successfully make the transition and compete with the best, and to this day the dancehall soundclash business is still growing worldwide.

sizzlaDj CurlyLocks and Sizzla bring to you our Benji Birthday Bashment in Kingston Jamaica March 21 1998. Performances by Genesis Intl & CaveMan Sound , Luciano, Mikey General, Jah Cure, Ninja Man, President Brown, Jah Mason, Louie Culture, Bushman and more. Live from Kencot Kingston Jamaica, Grove Road 1998. I landed in Jamaica with the flu for this party refused to go to the doctors so I could still perform. I drank nothing but scotch bonnet pepper tea all day. To listen click here.


Kendrick Lamar, Cody Kahmar and Dj CurlyLocks Wreck Philly’s Global Fusion Festival!

Global Fusion Festival 2012
Cody Kahmar and Dj Curlyocks Global Fusion Festival 2012

It was a great day at Penns Landing in Philadelphia when all the stars came out to support Philly’s Global Fusion Festival. First to take the stage was the local talent which was not bad at all. At the top of the local talent acts were myself and Philadelphia’s own Cody Kahmar. I did a 15 minute Dj set and then introduced Cody Kahmar. Needless to say it was a great set cause I was asked by Kendrick Lamar to be his DJ for the show.


Global Fusion Fest Pics

Philly Global Fusion Fest Photos
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Dj CurlyLocks and Matt Mattik remake Shook ones for Cody Kahmar

Cody Kahmar Hear my call
If this beat sounds vaguely familiar its cause the Philadelphia producer Matt Mattik and myself CurlyLocks have come together to remake Mobb Deeps Shook ones part 2 into a r&b song for singer Cody Kahmar. This song was produced and recorded at our studio in Philadelphia. The new track by Cody Kahmar is entitled Hear my call. It can be heard on your local radio stations, so be sure to call in and request it. It is available on iTunes for purchase and you can watch the video right here. Purchase On itunes