London, UK / Ashdale, NS
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, the Advent, Tall Paul, John Aquaviva, A.Paul, 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 combination 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.
In 2007 he returned to the culture helping/mentoring up and coming DJ/Producers, assisting with gaining an electronic music category at the ECMAs in 2013 while helping and assisting in growth the regions electronic music culture. ‘charife’ has always pushed the envelope is sound design, presentation and delivery making him a crowd favorite. His reputation gained the attention of the world leading techno label and agency; Naked Lunch Agency in Portugal . He is working closely with the agency, branding the label in Canada while working to compile other Canadian techno producers for collaborative efforts; ‘charife’ lives breaths and dreams electronic music – TECHNO. With tracks signed to Deep n Dirty Legends in Las Vegas, he is working with many local artist and promoters to pull together a East Coast Electronic Music Awards in 2016. New releases and remixes to come and live performances in the regions Electronic Music Festivals.
‘charife’ is a sound you will not find anywhere… “A true crowd pleaser and a hard act to follow!”