News from the Parlor
days inna life of DJ Collage…..


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Biggups to The Stranger for mentioning me & JAM JAM in the up & coming for this week! Was a total surprise to hear about it. And a pic too! So- to return the love, we’re doing Stranger appreciation this coming Monday 12/21 which will feature special guest Selecta Ron di Don. So all Stranger employees come get your reggae groove on for free…ONE LOVE you can check out the Facebook invite here


This DJ Collage classic never got an official release. So what makes it classic? Well, from it’s recorded year of 2003 just up to last week it still gets the dancefloor moving everytime I perform it. It’s a great song that just simply needs MORE exposure. So, it’s here on Soundcloud for the world to hear and download. So, go grab it and the next time you see me perform, request it, and I expect you to sing along…MORE LUV- Chatman


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Tings really heated up when Mr. Chatman joined Soulico onstage for their last track of their Seattle show last Thursday! Chatman was the opening act for Soulico at this Chop Suey show and had to join them to get in on their energy! After this tune, I was ready to fly away to Tel Aviv and get tha party started! Check it for yourself and hope you enjoy…


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 the spirit and even worn costumes! Hahaha..but this year it’s going down BIGGER than ever with a couple nice shows to help get mi inna mood to chase vampire! Here’s whatz up:

MONDAY- Oct.26th

RED & BLACK Pre-Halloween party @ JAM JAM w/DJ Marley, Element & DJ Collage pon di mic


Come JAM JAM  in your Red & Black to tha tune of original yardman musical vibrations from special guest  DJ Marley longside residents Element & Chatman pon di microphone stand! Pre-Halloween business going down @ Baltic Room 1207 Pine Street, Seattle. 9pm-2am $5cover/ladies free before 11pm. Check here for more info….Respects..


Chop Suey presents SOULICO w/Axium, Mr CHATMAN aka DJ Collage


Live & Direct outta Tel- Aviv comes Soulico! This 4 man DJ Collective combines traditional jewish melodies with hip hop & ragga beats. And you should check out their current CD “Exotic on the Speaker” which features MCs: Rye Rye, Ghostface Killah, Pigeon John, MC Zulu & more…I’m really looking forward to this show, Controlbass is gonna be my selector and I got some new riddims & lyrics to drop pon di Seakkle massive dem..$8cover Chop Suey doors 8pm



TheDanger presents THE LAST MASQUERADE w/Subatomic Sound System feat Jahdan Blakkamoore & DJ Collage aka Mr Chatman


After rocking several shows with Subatomic Sound System founder- DJ Emch here on the west coast, it’s my turn to travel east and link with tha rest of tha crew. So this Halloween nite, I’ll be rokking  tha mic longside NYC raggamuffin fiyah spittas: Jahdan Blakkamoore & Treasure Don w/full Subatomic Sound System crew (Emch, Riddim Doktor, Rhiannon, Amon) live & direct at TheDanger Halloween party inna Bushwick, Brooklyn…9pm-4am RSVP at: for full info…. BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID!! Muahhahahahahaha….



All Seattleites and all Libras! Come celebrate with your underated raggamuffin mic chatta for my birthday bash @ JAM JAM on Oct. 12th at Baltic Room. Special guest will be Dr. Rock (Great Stone Soundsystem) outta Bellingham playing longside resident Selecta Element. Expect to hear reggae classics & roots revival and even a short performance from the Mad Chatta myself!! Should be a great time, hope to see you all there! Remember tha info….Monday, Oct. 12th JAM JAM @ Baltic Room- 1207 Pine Street 9pm-2am $5/ladies free B4 11pm


Celtic-Bhangra fusionists Dehli2Dublin w/ DJ Collage perform “Raise it Up” at Bumbershoot09 in Seattle at Fisher Green stage. Wikkid vibes!! Bless Up…



When the long standing Dub Mission Resident DJ Sep first approached Mochipet to do a Dub rendition of his tune “Get Your Whistle Wet” off of his 2008 Release “Microphonepet” he was honored. But little did he know she would recruit the help of fellow artists Jason Short, DJ Collage, and Juakali . The result is a mending of both Dub and Techno pulling from both Sep and Short’s backgrounds. You add that with the vocal stylings of DJ Collage and Juakali and the end result is nothing short of Bass Heavy, Tech Bouncing Goodness. This is for the lovers of Dub and Glitch Basslines. Click here to buy on I-Tunes.


I love reggae covers of good, soulful oldies music. Here are just a few of my favorites back to back, first the original, then the cover. Enjoy!