Dominating any venue and infusing every party with his seemingly infinite energy, DJ Irie has captivated the entire industry. Voted Best DJ by the Miami Herald and Miami New Times, Irie's passion, enthusiasm and particularly charming personality sets him apart. Although Miami is his stomping ground, on a national level DJ Irie is impossible to miss. As the official DJ to Jamie Foxx and the 2006 NBA World Champion Miami HEAT and performances at VH1’s Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam, Fashion Rocks, BET Awards, MTV, the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards and the Halftime show at the Orange Bowl for five consecutive years, DJ Irie knows no boundaries.
The youngest of three boys, DJ Irie was born in St. Croix and raised in Miami, FL. Schooled in Jamaica, at a private boarding school, he was introduced to his first and only true love, music. With a home made beat machine, constructed from a walkman and speakers, combined with Grammy winning and multi-platinum reggae phenomenon-roommate Sean Paul’s Casio, DJ Irie was born.
During the daytime hours, as DJ of the most listened to mix-show on Miami’s WEDR 99Jamz, Irie spins his favorite records three days a week, (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) on “The Drive at 5”.
For DJ Irie, music and sports also seem to go hand in hand. As the official DJ of the 2006 NBA World Champions Miami HEAT, Irie is known in the American Airlines Arena by fans and players alike, for his immeasurable enthusiasm and ability to play the beats that get fans out of their seats. His energy is contagious, and for the tenth season in a row, Irie is steadily playing his position keeping the HEAT on fire.
But he doesn’t stop there. Irie is a mainstay in the Bahamas where he travels close to 15 times per year to spin at the extensive clubs, beach and holiday parties. 2010’s bill included the star studded Pepsi Smash Superbowl Bash, NBA All Star, Robert Downey Jr’s Private Birthday Party and Fortune Magazines 40 Under 40 Event. His travels also take him frequently to Europe to headline at clubs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria among other countries, where his name and talent are well known and highly anticipated.
Branching out in the music industry also seemed like a natural progression for DJ Irie, and his consulting firm, Artist Related, has already made a name for itself with a roster of well known DJ’s such as: DJ Erok, Jessica Who and DJ Sandman. Artist Related is the official entertainment company for the most exclusive Miami hotspots.
DJ Irie is also a philanthropic entrepreneur who uses his skills to benefit others. Irie has created the annual IRIE WEEKEND, which benefits the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami. Irie also makes himself available to other charitable groups he admires such as: Make a Wish, The Special Olympics, Wade’s World, Udonis Haslem Foundation, Alonzo Mourning Charities, Odessa Chambers Foundation, The United Way, Jason Taylor Foundation and numerous groups benefiting Haiti victims.
DJ Irie has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brian, CBS “The Early Show,” Access Hollywood, E!, MTV, USA Today, ESPN the Magazine, Playboy Magazine and Ocean Drive to name a few. He has collaborated with Adidas and Creative Recreation on exclusive sneakers and recently toured with Jamie Foxx. DJ Irie is currently partnered with Specialty Automotive Treatments & Levinson Jewelers.