Fun, funky, energetic and entertaining!
This is Dino Jag
Dino is fast becoming a recognised name in the international music world. The release of "Play That Funky Music" is creating quite a buzz that will certainly lead to international acclaim. Within weeks of its release on iTunes, Dino Jag's funkalicious remakes of the classic hit began to appear on the "Top 100" Dance/Electronic charts around the world, hitting number 34 in Denmark & then climbing up to number 8 in Australia.
When Dino first erupted onto the Australian music scene with the reworking of the classic Stevie Wonder hit, “Superstition”, little did the world know how far this dude from “the City of Churches” would go to confound the public. Hailing from South Australia, Dino is one of music’s true mavericks and one of Australia’s best exports. A talented individual with a voice to match! With a storied past and a bright future ahead, in the days of reality talent shows such as X Factor and Pop Idol, Dino Jag is somewhat of a coherent source of inspiration for other aspiring musicians. It’s been a long and varied journey, where Dino has traveled disparate musical terrains with an insatiable thirst for fresh sounds and vibrant energy.
Whilst performing with funk/rock band Stolen Waters (1995-1998), Dino was nominated “Best Male Vocalist” for three consecutive years at the South Australian Music Industry Award’s (SAMIA). Prior to that, many would have unknowingly heard Dino's voice featured on many local & national radio & TV campaigns. His writing & remixing style has also given Dino the opportunity to work on projects with some of the world’s greatest musicians & recording artists such as Ray Columbus, Sir Paul McCartney, Rusty Anderson & most recently, with Australian icon Barry Crocker.
As a live performer, Dino has shared the stage with a diverse array of artists including Screaming Jets, Richie Sambora, Sammy Hagar, Boom Crash Opera, Don Burrows, James Morrison & Steve Vai. In a shift of dynamic energy, Dino has also recently been entertaining a broad array of audiences with his live acoustic act DC Acoustic.
Dino Jag started performing live when he was 13 years old as a guitarist/singer in a cabaret band with his older brother Val who was the drummer in the band. His parents were in the food & liquor industry and knew a lot caterers and people who were having parties, thus providing a lot of gigs and practice for the young performer. At 19 Dino joined The Fraud Squad and spent the next couple of years in Queensland touring with the band on the covers circuit. The band pushed him to front of the stage without his guitar and made him their lead vocalist. Although he did not find it easy to adapt in this role, Dino eventually found his way working these gigs 7 days a week for the next couple of years.
Craving a change in direction and new inspiration Dino returned back to Adelaide and became a tenor with the 20-piece Adelaide Connection Jazz choir. That year they performed at the Adelaide Festival Theatre with the Don Burrows Quintet which also featured trumpet player virtuoso James Morrison. This then culminated in the studio album “Makin’ Whoopee!” with the Don Burrows Quintet and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Dino then started to get work as a session singer for radio & TV campaigns. In one of his first session gigs Dino was called in to sing on a radio campaign which was to launch Coopers Light Beer. The advert went on to win the prestigious "Clio Award" (international radio category) in New York.
It seems the world is waking up to the sounds of his great talent and shaking their booty at the same time!
This is Dino Jag - prepare to be entertained!
Play That Funky Music – Dino Jag (EP) *House of Wow!
Covered – Dino Jag (EP) *Blue Pie
Sampson's Addiction – L2EZ (Single) *House of Wow!
Hurricane Healing, Vol. 2 – Dino Jag (Compilation) *Blue Pie
Golden Oldies Remixed, Vol. 2 – Dino Jag (Compilation) *Odessa Mamma Records
Play That Funky Music – Dino Jag (Single) *Odessa Mamma Records / Blue Pie
Shine a Light – Barry Crocker feat. Dino Jag (Single) *Blue Pie
Hurt Myself – Rusty Anderson vs. Dino Jag feat. Paul McCartney (Single) *Blue Pie
She's a Mod – Ray Columbus & The Invaders vs. Dino Jag (Single) *Universal Music / Blue Pie
This is Not a Sex Song – Candyce Higgins (Single) *Chart Records
Every Single Day – bOOm bOx (Movie soundtrack for "Curse of the Talisman") *bOOm bOx Productions
When the Sun Kisses the Ocean – bOOm bOx (Theme music for “AM Adelaide" Channel 7) *bOOm bOx Productions
Boom Box – bOOm bOx (Album) *bOOm bOx Productions
Superstition – Stolen Waters (Single) *Scratch Records
The Way It Is – Stolen Waters (EP) *Scratch Records
Makin’ Woopee! – Adelaide Connection Jazz Choir with the Don Burrows Quintet & the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Album) *ABC Records
Play That Funky Music (Radio Edit)
Play That Funky Music (Electrodelic Mix)
Twenty Four Seven (24-7)
Hurt Myself - Dino Jag vs. Rusty Anderson feat. Sir Paul McCartney
She's a Mod - Ray Columbus & The Invaders feat. Dino Jag
No Sense (It Makes No Sense)
Twenty Four Seven (24-7)
Dream Another Day
Dream Another Day (Acoustic)
Twenty Four Seven
Twenty Four Seven (Radio Edit)
Play That Funky Music
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Man, this thing tore up the dance floor in the 70s. Your energy with this version will probably pus...Man, this thing tore up the dance floor in the 70s. Your energy with this version will probably push people all the way to the basement!
Twenty Four Seven (24/7) - Review
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Because it is my policy to review at least three tracks, I asked Dino for another select song to enj...Because it is my policy to review at least three tracks, I asked Dino for another select song to enjoy. Even though the focus is “Play That Funky Music”, he was gracious enough to send over this excellent track titled “Twenty Four Seven.” The track puts the man in a different light and shows him as very capable song crafter with quite a voice and the ability to carry some nice smooth rhythms along to the music. I am glad I had a chance to hear this song as well because now I know that there is a lot more to this artist than reworking a tune to fit the club scene, which is fine, but this puts him into an entirely different category after hearing “Twenty Four Seven.” I would love to hear more songs like that. When I listen to the song each time I think of it as a hit single, the same with “Play That Funky Music,” I think it would fly.
Shine A Light (aka Moon Beams)
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I have hooked up with the incredible Dino Jag… Dino has a real gift for mixing and is one talented s...I have hooked up with the incredible Dino Jag… Dino has a real gift for mixing and is one talented singer songwriter.
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It’s great… it’s really a trip to hear someone taking a different take on your tune & get a whole di...It’s great… it’s really a trip to hear someone taking a different take on your tune & get a whole different angle on it, it’s awesome! I’m really digging all the new treatments. Special thanks to Dino for keeping the beat!
She's a Mod
Dino has brought this track into the new millennium.
Blue Pie Productions
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Dino is one amazing artist… Dino has one of the most gifted voices in the country and his production...Dino is one amazing artist… Dino has one of the most gifted voices in the country and his production skills are already receiving world wide critical acclaim. This year is set to see the world stand up and take note of the man from the South… South Australia that is.
What's Radio Saying?
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... had a lot of fun with everybody in the music department. We love it and l had no problem placing...... had a lot of fun with everybody in the music department. We love it and l had no problem placing them with announcers. In fact you will hear it on our breakfast show tomorrow… and by the way, congratulations on a very good recording....
We think the track is really good, and we'd love to add it to the considerable roster of artists we publicise to our yearly audience of over a million listeners on Celtica Radio...
Managing Director, Celtica Radio Ltd.
Wales, United Kingdom
On the Top 20 playlist!
Best regards :)
… hope to be able to receive this track soon. I've had a listen and it sounds superb!
Neath & Port Talbot's Afan FM
I like funk and soul and it deserves always a place on my airplay list of my radio program!
A Shake of Music
2804 LJ Gouda
Your track is receiving airplay… I have heard it quite a few times on air. I have put it on the recommended play list. Personally, I think it's FANTASTIC!!!!
MD 5YYY FM
Dino Jag's release will be on rotation here at Highlands FM…
We've added Play That Funky Music to our general rotation playlist…
Music Director / Scheduling Operations
Switch 1197am - Brisbane's Maximum Music Station
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
I host the Hot of the Presses Hour Thursday afternoon at Voice FM 3BBB. … I have shared with our listeners Dino Jag's version of Play That Funky Music. I must say that I am impressed and so was another of our presenters Nick Pollock who played it on the New Music Hour on a Wednesday.
aka Scary Dave
Presenter of The Hot Of The Presses Hour Voice FM (3BBB) 99.9.
… and currently enjoying the high rotation group.
Denise A. Guest
XO - PBA-FM
Adelaide, South Australia
Certainly like the original version of PTFM… Good to hear the funky vibe alive and well down in SA.
We listened your artist and we like it a lot. We want to play it on our show…
Co-Host & Co-Producer of Radio Show
UpperRoom with Joe Kelley