One of Atlantic Canada’s Premier DJ’s who moved thousands of fans with his unique sound, playing at countless events across much of Canada; and opening for DJ’s such as Christopher Lawerence, Commander Tom, Micro, DJ Dan, Freedom, Aphrodite, John Kelly, Tiga, Yaz, and Dekoze to name a few…!
charife is no stranger to the underground electronic music scene. From his introduction to the music at early age of five, charife began experimenting with movie soundtracks on an old turntable. Growing up with disco and Motown records, he appreciated a good funky beat, but longed for the soundtrack feel. After years of listening to musical influences such as the Art of Noise, Depeche Mode, New Order and the Future Sounds of London, he connecting with the Secret Music Club in the UK that offered test pressings of the sound that soon propelled him into the DJ spotlight.
charife’s combinations of hard pounding beats, with funky rhymes and angelic sweeps produces a musical journey of epic proportions. Flawless mixing and the ability to read a crowd gained popularity in Antigonish, Charlottetown, PEI and New Brunswick. In 1998, he decided to make the move to Halifax and connected with the Halifax legend Murray Trider (Goodvibe Collective & the Playground) It wasn’t long before people took notice of this DJ as he started playing countless events in Halifax, building a strong progressive following around his new sound. In 1999, he made his mark by competing in the DJO’s coming 1st in the house techno, trance category. After this exposure, he began headlining shows in Atlantic Canada, and then across Canada playing Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Soon interest was growing in the US in Chicago and Detroit as well as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; there seemed to be no stopping this DJ/Producers, but in 2001, he made a choice to leave the electronic music scene for personal reasons, but kept in the touch with many of his close DJ/Producer friends and acquaintances. Realizing his love was too strong for the music, he made a guest appearance at Sub-Rosa, and then later Underdog Productions invited him to play an event at Reflections. Now charife is fully experimenting with a new sound mixing his own production into his DJ sets, something he longed to do in the past, but the technology was not available. His new sound is unique both pounding and uplifting, “would you have expected anything less…” It a sound you will not find anywhere… “A true crowd pleaser and a hard act to follow!”