25 juni 1978
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The biggest source of inspiration for Dj Chuckie, also known as Clyde Narain, is his place of birth. Because he is born in Paramaribo, Surinam you will find most of the roots for his musical interest right there. He grew up on almost all kinds of music from the Caribbean.
His love for electronical music started growing when he moved to Europe at the age of seven. Exploring for the right position in the world of music kept him busy during his youth. It started with collecting music from pirate radio and TV. His first experience with music editing was cutting up music cassettes with scissors and tape. He started collecting records from friends, family and bought records with the pocket money he made with Dj-ing and cutting hair as a barber, a profession that also seems to be in his capacity of skills.
Dj Chuckie got exposed to the art of Dj-ing at the age of 14 by his best friend. He learned "beat synchronising" on a tapedeck, one turntable and an amplifier that allowed two sources at the same time by accident. When his mom bought him his first mixer Dj Chuckie practiced every day and every night, not realizing he was building a solid foundation for his biggest passion.
After years of throwing parties with his older brother, other promoters started to recognize his talent and booked him nation wide.His reputation as "the all round Dj" in the Dutch club scene is built from the bottom up. Dj Chuckie started to produce his own party breaks and anthems to create his unique and energetic breaks and sounds. Here you will find the foundation for his producing and remixing skills.His underground club hits like the ragga/hip-hop flavoured "Partycrasher", brass band inspired "Caribbean Drumz" and "Latin feeling" made him a household name in the Dutch urban scene. His unique way of blending all genres of music, like hip-hop, R&B, Latin, disco, house, ragga, pop, rock, garage, jungle, electro in one energetic mix allowed him to play in sold out venues nationwide and abroad. By sharing stages with the biggest names in the dance scene on mega events like "Heineken Fast Forward", "Innercity", "Ambassador", "Pleasuredome", "Dance valley", he set a new standard for an urban Dj in the world.
His roll as an entertainer started when Dj Chuckie decided to start his own record/publishing company. Participating as an executive producer in his first project, RMXCRW gained his mainstream TV popularity. Singles like "Turn me on", "Fresh" and "Je doet" all entered the Dutch top 40. After releasing his own single "Ballen tot we vallen" (ft. Rbdjan & QF), which also entered the top 40, Dj Chuckie is considered as the first established Dj/entertainer/artist in the Dutch urban scene. One of his biggest remix successes was "Viben remix" for the famous Caribbean band K-liber.
Dj Chuckie also gained popularity trough the Dutch airwaves by participating several radio shows on FUNX radio's "FunX Club" and ID&T radio's "Channel4".
Dj Chuckie's latest project, "The Dirty Dutch Tour", started in December 2004, is already a huge success. While packing out the biggest clubs in Holland like Matrixx, 013, Asta and so on, the tour is warming up for the closing party at the Heineken Music Hall in September 2005. The tour is a collaboration with 4N/ID&T, Holland's biggest urban/dance organisation.To make it even more complete, Dj Chuckie produced a theme song called "En nu ga je dansen klootzak" for his "Dirty Dutch Tour". The theme song will be released spring 2005.
The MOBO AWARD '04 -winner for best Dj likes to break (musical) barriers and will do in the future.