DJ Kemo

DJ Kemo

BandHip HopReggae

Biography

DJ / Producer
VANGUARDS Crew (vago,hazel,don cristo,fac,big syphe) *** lab-rats has been stolen from me a few times. Had to move on. ***

...Djing parties since '91 specializing in hip hop music. but not limited. Repitoire also includes...
- Dancehall reggae
- Funk & Soul Classics
- Reggaeton & Latin music
- Electro & House
- 70's Disco & 80's hits...

DJ Kemo fell in love with HipHop at the tender age of nine years old, watching his older brother break dance. He picked up dancing at nine then through buying lots of records and learning to scratch and mix on two cheap turntables he discovered the art of DJing at the age of 16. Soon after Kemo began gaining interest in how these HipHop records were made. He began trying his luck at music production in the summer of 1989 with limited instruments and a 4-track cassette recorder. A year later he hooked up with Red-1 at a friends house party, where they became good friends and a few months later formed "RaggaMuffin Rascalzā€. After a couple years of dealings with a shady record company, Kemo along with the group and new found mangers (Sol Guy & D.Barrington) formed the independent label "Figure IV Records". While completing a new LP, the (now renamed) RASCALZ landed a deal with BMG Canada/Vik Recordings, and in 1996 released the critically acclaimed LP "Cash Crop".

Having experience while working with a mobile DJ company, DJing in niteclubs/SchoolDances/Weddings/Private functions and also at local HipHop Events sinces 1991, Kemo has become a well-respected HipHop DJ. Though he is definitly not limited to HipHop, Kemo is known to play everything from Dancehall Reggae,R&B,OldSchool Funk/Disco & even Latin. His vast music knowledge and crowd rocking abilities have gained him high recognition as one of Vancouver's most prolific DJs. You can find him DJing on a regular basis @ clubs in and out of town keeping the floors packed and vibrant.

Kemo has not only become a prominent figure in the Vancouver scene, but also the canadian music industry. He has won numerous Juno,Socan & Muchmusic awards in the past decade, and with these accomplishments they've only made him want to progress as a producer and artist. Kemo is recognized most for his work with the Rascalz, but he also has produced music for K-OS, Swollen Members, Canabis, Frank N' Dank, Kardinal Offishall, Checkmate & Concise, Afu-Ra, FunkDoobiest, Sazon Diamante, and a host of other up & coming HipHop, R&B and DanceHall artists. This man definitely has a lot more heat in store...So keep ya ears open!!

Discography

DJ Kemo Discography 1993-2008:

RED 1 feat Barrington Levy
'No Fuss No Fight'

RED 1 feat Afu-Ra
'Dem No Worry We'

RASCALZ
'Really Livin' LP
'Cash Crop' LP
'Global Warning' LP
'Reloaded' LP

KARDINAL OFFISHAL feat. Akon
'Dangerous'

BISHOP BRIGANTE
'BODOG Fight'

AFU-RA feat. Gentleman
'Why Cry'

FRANK N' DANK
'Wit FND'

CANIBUS
'Poet Laureat'

SON DOOBIE
'Por Amor'
'Is U Wit Dat'
'Party People'
'From the Ghetto' feat. Sazon Diamante

BERES SMITH
'Never No More' feat.Young Kazh & NORE
'Daddy Loves You' feat. Slim (112)

BUC FIFTY
'I'm Rollin'
'You Fear Me'

ACEYALONE
'Mic Check' (remix)

EMBASSY
'Nuff A Dem'

A.M.P.
'A.M.P. Army'

SWOLLEN MEMBERS
'Pressure'
'Dynamite'
'Black Out'
'Fuel Injected'
'Commited' feat. Son Doobiest
'Valentines Day' feat. Saafir
'Steppin Thru' feat. Moka Only

CHECKMATE
'The Devil Vs The Maker'
'Bait N Switch'
'Rap Passion' feat. Red 1
'Runnin Gunn' feat. Red 1

DEFENDERS of the FAITH
'Don't Trip' feat. The Dogg Pound

K-OS
'Heaven Only Knows' (remix)
'Exit' (callme)
'Blindspot'
'seven' (unreleased)

FREE AGENTS
'Clash Of The Titans'
'The Breakdown'

KANABLISS feat. Don Primo
'Dinero'

BRASSMUNK
'Gettin' Too Easy'

ANDRES
'Show U Love'
'Latin Queen'

PABLUCCI
'Ritmo Sano'
'No Te Metas'

DON PRIMO
'Calor'
'La Calle' feat. Sazon Diamante

SAZON DIAMANTE
'Porsupuesto'
'Sign of the Times' feat. Concise the Black Knight

JENNA G.
'Gentleman' remix feat. Frank N Dank

JAH-FUS
'Holla My Name'

Set List

Djing parties since '91 specializing in hip hop music. but not limited. Repitoire also includes...
- Dancehall reggae
- Funk & Soul Classics
- Reggaeton & Latin music
- Electro & House
- 70's Disco & 80's hits