Platinum Kids from Manchester become selectors in NY

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Brothers Marcus and Paul Gavin have established themselves in New York City dance circles as sound system selectors, The Platinum Kids.

They are also making a name as show promoters, their latest gig being the B-Day Bash New York Edition on May 11.

The event takes place at Amazura club in Queens. Dancehall high-rollers Aidonia and Shenseea are billed for the show along with Mr Famous, a selector on the Massive B sound system.

Marcus, older of the siblings, said they have promoted events since 2006 when the duo worked with Cham on a show in New York.

He added that being selectors helps them gauge which artistes fans want to see.

"Aidonia and Shenseea are some ofthe hottest artistes in dancehall right now. Based on responses in parties, Shenseea is probably one of the hottest females; when she performs the crowd response is really electric," he told the Jamaica Observer.

"And of course, Aidonia is still holding Hispanics with his catalogue of hits."

The Platinum Kids were born in Manchester but grew up in the Big Apple where they developed their skills as selectors in the region's competitive dancehall scene, especially in The Bronx.

They also hosted their own show on Irie Jam Radio.

That opened the door for bigger assignments including performing on the Best of The Bestshow, the Love and Harmony Cruise and touring the United States with Aidonia, I-Octane,Jahmiel, Konshens, Elephant Man, Mighty Crown and Fire Links sound systems in 2016.

Howard Campbell

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