Ricky Platinum carving his niche
Ricky Platinum

American-based disc jockey Ricky Platinum is still basking about his first stint at the recently concluded Reggae Sumfest in St James.

He worked during the sets of Christopher Martin and Dexta Daps.

According to him, this is an experience that he will never forget.

"The experience at Sumfest was amazing. Just to imagine how many legends and many great performers from our beautiful country hit the stage that I was on was truly a blessing! The fact that Skatta [Burrell] and Joe [Bogdanovich] considered booking me, paying me, flying me, and putting me up for several days at the top resort made me acknowledge that my talent was well worth it," the Clarendon native, whose given name is Ricky Palmer, told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

Reggae Sumfest was held between July 22 and 23 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay, St James.

After a memorable set, media personality Richie B brought Ricky Platinum back on stage declaring: "This is my 25th year on this stage [Reggae Sumfest], I have never seen a selector at this hour of the morning create that type of pandemonium that you just saw! You deserve every respect that you get."

Ricky Platinum noted that his interest in the turntables stemmed from witnessing his father DJ "for fun" while growing up. He says that he has quite an ear for music, and always delivers to his audience.

"What makes me exceptional is my ability to read the crowd and lively up the place makes me a cut above the rest. I am very versatile and I use my mixing and my MC-ing skills to bring the place vibes," he said.

Ricky Platinum has also played at Dream Weekend, Best of The Best Concert in Miami, Grace Jerk Fest, DMV Summerfest, and Jerk Fest.

Celebrating almost two decades in his profession, Ricky Platinum added that the rest of the year is fully booked.

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