Irie Dole Bio
DJ, MC, ENGINEER,
WINNER BEST DJ MIX -
AMERICAN MARIJUANA MUSIC
AWARDS 2008- FOR "IRIE TIMES
KPOO 89.5 Wednesdays
Irie Dole (Jah Warrior Shelter) is Selector/Operator/ MC/Dubplate & Remix Engineer for Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi Champion Sound System. He's created the mashup series, Warrior Remix, providing quality Hip-Hop/Dancehall remixes for the masses at home and abroad. Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi needs no introduction and have established themselves as one of California's leading sounds, winning 9 Sound Clashes in a row.Irie Dole is a well established and recognized personality in the California Reggae scene who has been exposed to the music since well before birth, Bob Marley was playing in the car on the way to the hospital when he was being born and Jimmy Cliff was a regular on the home record player. But it wasn’t until high school when he started digging through his parent’s old collection did he become interested in the DJ life. It was then he first linked up with DJ I-Vier, with whom he started making mixtapes and buying fresh vinyl. Irie Dole has come a long way since the days of using “DJ Shack” equipment and photocopied
Dubbed “The Bay Area Remix King,” he has been DJing all around California since 1996 and is notorious for rocking parties with his unique style of mixing. His music selection spans from early roots reggae to today’s hottest dancehall, and even dipping into some hip-hop and r&b. He is also one fourth of JAH WARRIOR SHELTER HI-FI, a popular DJ crew that has won multiple competitions and is a staple in the Nor-Cal reggae arena. With a party almost every night, a weekly radio show, sought after DJ mixes, flyer designing and more recently, event organizing and promotion, Irie Dole keeps very busy and on the favorite list of many reggae fans. You can find him at parties like THE RIGHT TIME, every 3rd Saturday at Pier 23; BLESS UP, Tuesday nights at Milk Bar; and FEEL GOOD THURSDAYS at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Irie Dole was added to the raster of MCs for the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in 2012.
Irie Dole, a native San Franciscan, has created a place for showcasing talent from “the Bay Area and beyond” at a night called HOME GROWN REGGAE every first Saturday night at Pier 23.
Be sure to tune in to KPOO (89.5fm in SF / www.KPOO.com) every Wednesday noon-3 for REBEL MUSIC, Irie Dole’s radio show, where he plays the best reggae music from all eras and highlights current reggae happenings.