DJ shines the sun of Jamaica on Grand County
December 12, 2008
Boasting the best in reggae, reggaeton, hip-hop, R&B, rock and blues, DJ Social, a.k.a. Junior Frater, is spicing up the DJ scene in Grand County.Frater brings with him the sounds of his home country, Jamaica. Playing his dads stereo and singing out loud whenever he got the chance growing up, he eagerly soaked in the rich sounds of the beautiful island.He also began to shine in the field of sports. His first trip to America, at age 10, was as a representative of his country in track and field at the Miami Classics.With great inspiration from king of reggae Bob Marley, and Jamaicas DJ Rory, Frater discovered the musical opportunities and joys a sound system presented. He developed his skill, expanded it, and he and a friend came up with a catchy name for him about two years ago when he returned to the States.He came to Colorado looking for a place that was peaceful and not overpopulated. He has been enjoying the mountain life and loving Grand County since. He likes that the area is very family oriented and the folks around here look out for each other.His first gig was at Buckets Saloon and he began working venues in the area with DJ Normski who has been there for me at all times. He said he digs the way the music scene here is very cool, relaxing and soothing.DJ Socials style is to play authentic tunes that are also fun-loving sounds that make people want to move their bodies in directions (they) never dreamed of. His favorites to play are pieces he calls his specials that have his DJ name in them and Marleys One Love. He also admits to having a soft spot for reggae and R&B love songs, which he writes on occasion.His purpose is to make people have a good time whenever they come out to listen … , he said, and last but not least, to reach barriers and boundaries I have never reached and beyond. With a vast repertoire, people are bound to learn a new song or two, and Frater is proud of the positive messages in his music.Although he has played songs for crowds as big as 12,000 in his homeland, he is thankful just to have a grand time knowing that he is building his reputation as a rocking DJ. He already has some fans around town playing some of his mixes in their cars and homes.While he can be found playing regularly at the R&R bar this winter, Frater is also available to play concerts and special events. He is getting ready for a big show in a fine style on New Years Eve at the Willow Creek Grill in Granby.Other exciting news is a Web site where peeps can go and download music from all genres for their listening pleasure. Frater is also working with DJ Normski on some summer projects and charitable events in this upcoming year.