What can you tell us about Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi? JWS is: Rocker T, Ivier, Irie Dole, and myself. We all come from different backgrounds,so we all bring our own style to the table.
What first interested you about reggae/dancehall music? Growing up in Miami I always heard reggae and my older brother had Bob Marley tapes, but it was when a friend from school got me into hardcore/punk rock that I discovered Bad Brains. I instantly became interested in Rastafari and the Rasta culture.I also give props to Mr.Clint O'neil, who I listened to every night on the radio since I was about 12.
What's your favorite place to DJ and why? I can't really say I have one favorite place. With Oasis, I've been there so long it's like spinning at home. At Bless Up, I get to rock with Ivier & Irie Dole, and at Dub Mission I get to play some serious roots
Name of a track you can't get out of your head: "Jah Mission" by Moese Angel (R.I.P)
What's something interesting happening in the world of reggae/dancehall these days? A lot of the younger artists are taking over the dancehall and more roots music is starting to surface.
Favorite DJ experience: I was the DJ for a group called Plan Beats from Miami. We opened for Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force. They performed a 20-minute version of "Planet Rock" and I got to scratch back & forth with their DJ.
Strangest situation where you've been asked to DJ: An MC contest at a strip club.(Had to turn it down).
Worst request: They're all entertaining
Most treasured vinyl score: I'm still diggin!!!
Question we didn't ask you but you often ask yourself: How could we lift the 2 a.m. curfew on clubs???
What other music-related projects are you currently working on? I'm working on producing some music. I really want to start pushing some of our local artists and get the JWS lable going
Next time we can see you spin: Tuesday at "Bless Up"