MARIO C

MARIO C

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Biography Mario C has been rocking the decks professionally since 1988, as a high school student and has become one of Jamaica’s most respected and recognized Djs to d... read more
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Biography

Biography

Mario C has been rocking the decks professionally since 1988, as a high school

student and has become one of Jamaica’s most respected and recognized Djs to

date. The progression into music was natural for him as he was exposed to his

parents’ vast and eclectic record collection and started experimenting with the

controls of record players from a very tender age. Mario C is a profoundly gifted

musician whose knowledge of the keyboard arose from sheer innate talent and

raw skill. Additionally, he is a completely self-taught and rather savvy Dj who

has honed his skills through observation of and consultation with other Djs.

He started playing at high school fetes and house parties then graduated to

playing at all major events and nightclubs on Jamaica’s Premier entertainment

circuit. His ability to always whip the crowd in a frenzy landed him the top job

of being the official Dj for internationally renowned superstar “Beenie Man”. His

keen interest in music developed into an encyclopedic knowledge of house

music through him becoming a student of the genre, which resulted in him

being the founding member of Jamaica’s number one (1) house Dj group “3rd

Dimension”, established in 2008. Mario C is one of three (1/3) members with

the other 2/3 being DJ Kurt Riley and Kamal Bankay.

Mario C is not just a whiz behind the decks, but also a university-trained

Sound Engineer. This proficiency concerning the creative and practical aspects

of sounds and music catapulted his quest for further musical stimulation,

which led him to the door of music production in 2003. For a number of years

his catalogue of productions was highly influenced by the milieu of the

Jamaican locale. He has topped worldwide musical charts with numerous

number one dancehall hits. He has produced for the likes of Lady Saw, Beenie

Man, Vybes Kartel, Cobra, T.O.K, Gyptian, Morgan Heritage, Bounty Killer,

Wayne Wonder, Tony Matterhorn, Movado, Mr. Lexx and so many others. Mario

C is undoubtedly one of Jamaica’s top dancehall producers, the recognition of

which was manifested in 2007 when he was awarded the EME titles of

“Producer of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Best Collaboration of 2007” for

the songs Back it Up, Tease Her and Give it Up respectively. He has produced

myriads of dancehall rhythms such as rain drops, freakside and scoobay that

are guaranteed to withstand the test of time.

Despite his many achievements Mario C still yearns for fulfillment in the field

of production and has embarked on producing his own version of house music,

which he dubs “Jam House”. Jam House is a reggae/dancehall/house fusion

that will create waves on the house music scene. He recently released the

banging tune Contagious featuring Alicia and the top House Artiste in Jamaica

Mr. Lexx, which will be available on his upcoming album Jam House expected

to be released late 2012. The song was featured as the number 4 most

downloaded song by music industry personnel according to the New Music

Server website and also peaked at number 2 on Serato’s Whitelabel.net.

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