Kingston, Jamaica – If you thought you could escape the musical enchantment Kurt Riley casts every time he goes around a turntable, you’re wrong. The acclaimed ‘party animal’ has hit prime time, with his 1:00pm – 5:00pm slot on hottest radio station, FAME 95fm.
Easily, the most sought after disc jocks in the island, Riley has been locking down the lucrative and busy afternoon slot on his station since April 2011 this year.
“I’ve been in this time slot since April, and for the four hours i’m on air so listeners get a daily dose of musical medicine. Trust me, it’s combination of radio meets uptown mixed with the energy of the streets,”. “It just maaaaad!!!!!!!!”Riley says with a big grin on his face.
If there was ever any doubt that Riley could handle the expectations of afternoon listeners, his standing as a dynamic and capable disc jock would only add to his unblemished record as a DJ on radio. Riley has been a DJ at FAME FM since 1999.
Also known as the ‘soca king’ of the turntables, Riley has slowly been increasing his catalogue of work as a producer, and needless to say artistes are not shy about recording for him.
So far, he’s scored vocals from Beenie Man, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton,Shaggy and several other big names that have come to respect the brilliant DJ over his 12 year career.
If you’re wondering where Riley developed his potent love for music, you would have to look to his father and mentor, Winston Riley – who himself was a pioneer in Jamaica’s music industry, serving as a song writer, producer and founder of Techniques Records.
For now, the ‘party animal’ is focusing on thrilling his listeners and planning his annual birthday events, which will be held in St Elizabeth and Kingston respectively, plans for which are well advanced.
So 1-5pm, monday to friday, Jamaica, the caribbean and the world now listens to dj Kurt Riley “the party animal” on the eva blazing Fame95 fm.
By the way everyone, listen up today at 3pm when he will announce his blackberry pin number live on air for all the party animals of the world to stay connected to him.