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Mista Chatman live in Brooklyn, Halloween Bash: Oct30!!

October 29, 2010

Biggup massive!! Come check me out live & direct in Williamsburg this Saturday at AFRO-DUB SESSIONS #10 Halloween Bash w/Emch (Subatomic Sound) backing me on the riddims & Super Hi-Fi live band!! Also featuring DJ Linh & DJ Lil Tiger. And it’s all FREE!! So, grab your costume and come down!! 10pm-4am @ Rose Live […]

Chatman’s countdown to Halloween!!!

October 23, 2009

Funny thing is, I went several years without even celebrating Halloween. And when I did, I would be one of those guys who would go somewhere w/o a costume, then wish I had worn one when I saw others having fun in theirs. Well, that’s changed over the past couple years. I have gotten into […]

Mic Diplomat- jamming w/Ghislain Poirier

April 23, 2009

Yush! Big tings a gwaan when I  performed in 2 shows of the Ghislain Poirier Soca Soundsystem tour last week. It was my first time performing  (and even meeting in person) with the Montreal based beatmaker since our recording of  the song Mic Diplomat  a few years ago. The first show took place @ Thursday Ting! in East Van and the second @ […]

Going back to Cali: SF gets re-introduced to the “Chatman”

March 10, 2009

Nearly 6 years ago, I relocated from the California bay area to the pacific northwest. At the time when I left, I felt that I had reached a limit as to where I could go musically and personally in that area. So who knew that 6yrs later I would get re-introduced to the area and […]

DJ Collage rocks the NW w/Collie Buddz!!!

November 5, 2008

Big up Massive! I recently had the opportunity to be the opening act on 2 dates of the Collie Buddz shows in the Northwest. 2 shows @ Nectar in Seattle. I was a solo act backed by DJ’s Kid Hops and Element.  This was an awesome experience and was good to link up with all the crew! […]

DJ Collage shows-St. Patricks day weekend

March 8, 2008

Wow, I haven’t had a St. Patricks Day weekend be so exciting! (well, not since the one in Paris 6yrs ago-but that’s another story…) Anyways, I’ll be travelling down to SF for some awesome upcoming shows then coming back home for Jam Jam right on St. Paddy’s day! Alrite then, here are the deets for […]

“Play it Back Again” is a new #1!!!

January 16, 2008

Bless Up! My post from last week is when I uploaded the “Boogie & Bop” ep from 02′ to my Soundclick music page. After the first day, the tune “Play it Back Again” was at #24 on Soundclick Dancehall charts. Now today, a week later-the track has risen to #1! See it for yourself at […]

Vintage Collage- the “Boogie & Bop” ep

January 10, 2008

During my guest performing on the Sofa Surfers “Encounters” tour throughout Europe in 2002, I carried this ep as solo merch to sell on the tour. Didn’t really sell that many and even had to leave a bunch of them at a friend’s apt. in Vienna. But yesterday, I pulled it out and starting vibing […]

San Francisco- we did it again pt.2

October 24, 2007

The next nite in SF (Sunday, Oct. 14th) was my headlining show at Dub Mission at the Elbo Room. I was playing with Kush Arora who also played a wikkid opening set of middle eastern flavored dubstep & dancehall. All his own productions & remixes. He also loaded my riddims in his computer and was […]

Yellowman in Seattle!!!

September 16, 2007

Last nite I had the pleasure to open a show for the original “King” of the dancehall, Yellowman in Seattle. With selections run by DJ Element, I performed some classic old skool styled toasting over classic reggae riddims. I also had 2 original songs in the set: “Red Carpet” and a new dancehall tune fi […]