Teenage

Flexxing with DJ Solar Dre

Jomarie Malcolm

Tuesday, February 19, 2013    

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ANDRE Foster, aka DJ Solar Dre, is a 24-year-old past student of Kingston College who is now one of the leading disc jocks on Sun City FM, the Portmore-based radio station.

When asked how he became a part of the Sun City FM fraternity, he responded: "I was known in the streets before and word of a 'Portmore radio station' was out, and it was only right [since] I've been living in Portmore all my life. So, I made the link, did one audition and the rest is history."

His style as a disc jock boasts of mixes and transitions that interface, like questions and answers with music.

His radio personality, he states reflects the motto "I'm Tha Realest".

His favourite international DJ is the Major Lazer frontman himself Diplo. He stated that the reason he is a fan of this eccentric disc jock is because of his affinity for fusing alternative music with dancehall.

In terms of the favourite genre of music he enjoys playing for the listeners, it would have to be the Jamaican-grown dancehall.

For his personal consumption though, he is a fan of alternative music. As a disc jock he states that it is difficult to have a favourite artiste since his job requires him to play music, but once the music is good he's a fan. He cites breakout star Chronixx and Goldenrama as two of his favourite artistes.

One thing you would not know right off the bat about this disc jock is that he is a romantic. When he is not turning on the wheels of steel he can be found watching a movie from his extensive collection.

His advice to TEENagers who are interested in becoming radio disc jockeys in the future is to simply don't give up.

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