QUARTZ LOCKED PRODUCTIONS
Phone: (306) 591-JAMS (5267)
To obtain professional positions in the music industry. My goal is becoming a key player in the Club DJ, Radio DJ, and Music Production fields.
2017 DMC Canadian Scratch Competition Toronto, ONT
Finalist in the Canadian DMC Scratch Competition
2014 - Present Sears Canada Regina, SK
In-Store appearances for Sales Events and Xmas Galas
2014 Redbull Thre3Styles Western Regional
Chosen as a qualifier for Regina, Saskatchewan
2014 Habano’s Martini & Cocktail Club
Resident DJ & Technician
2014 The Painted Lady
Duties: DJ Performance with Hip-Hop artist Pimpton
Duties: Judging the competitors in the DJ competition
Beenie Man – Hottest Man Alive Tour
Duties: Opening DJ for Pimpton / CJE /w MC Dee
2014 Beily’s Night Club
King of the DJ Competition –
Juno Awards Judge for the Reggae Catergory
2014 - Present Serato Audio Research Auckland, NZ
Software Beta Tester
Duties: Beta testing the Serato DJ software product line, reporting bugs and feature improvements.
2013 – Present Manchester’s Bar & Grill
Resident DJ for Saturday Night’s Caribbean Blends Event
Became an approved Serato accessories dealer for
2013 Alchimie Video Contest
Facebook and Youtube Promotion
Digital DJ Workshops
Duties: Teaching beginner workshops on digital dj software
2012 306 Skate Shop, Distrikt Night Club,
Duties: DJ for Concert Shows with the following artists:
Raekwon, Swollen Members, La Coka Nostra, Royce 5’ 9’, Twiztid, Master Ace, Stricklin
& Marco Polo, Xzibit
2012 Quartz Radio Online Project
Duties: Designed and launched a mobile radio application for iOS, Android, BB10 & WP 7-10
This became a customizable media platform called MediaRBP for resale.
2012 Serato Audio Research
Duties: Beta tester for DJ products: Scratch Live, Itch and Serato Video
Duties: Official DJ and Music Manager for CariSask Carnival & Parade Events
Duties: Owner and Operation of the internet based radio station Quartz Radio Online
2011 Philly 5 Music Saskatchewan/Alberta
Duties: Performing and providing equipment for concert bookings at various venues, schools, video shoots
Duties: Providing DJ Services, technical support for sound equipment and performances
Duties: Topic of discussion was ‘Making a Mixtape’. Provided advise and ideas on how to make
a good mix.
Traktor DJ Workshops
Duties: Introductory Traktor 2-hour training sessions. Responsible for training new users and staff
on the Traktor product line.
Traktor Lab Upgrade
Duties: Responsible for installing and configuring the Traktor Scratch Pro hardware/software
Digital Vinyl System (DVS) upgrade for the DJ Scratch Lab installed in 2008
Factor Jury Duty
Duties: Factor jury member for the Reggae category. Responsibilities are the review and
approval for project funding applications.
NAMM Convention 2009
Duties: Demonstrating the Traktor Scratch Pro product at the Native Instruments display booth.
2008 Joe’s Youth Center
Duties: Performed with hip-hop artist Philly 5 for the Break Through youth concert.
Responsible for Instrumentals, Mic Work/Stage Presence & Background Scratches.
Flatlands Scratch Seminar III
Duties: Instructor for scratch seminars, teaching basic DJ techniques to High School students
and University students enrolled in the Media & Performance curriculum..
Flatlands Scratch Seminar II
Duties: Installing and configuring the DJ Scratch lab.
Presenting and Demonstrating Traktor Scratch technology by Native Instruments.
2008… Native Instruments
Quality Assurance Tester (DJ Product Line)
Duties: Systematic testing and bug reporting for Traktor product line.
BeatSync, Traktor LE, Traktor 3, Traktor Scratch , Traktor Pro & Audio 4/8 DJ
Midas Touch Radio Show & Old Skool Jamz Radio Show
Duties: Programming and producing the mixshows for CJTR.
Best Tester Award
Award Prize Winner for most effective external Beta Tester for Beatport Sync
Duties: Assisting with Moderating and Technical Support in the Traktor user forum.
Urban Blends internet radio show every Sunday from 5pm – 6pm (CST)
Duties: Beta testing Traktor LE, Traktor Scratch, Traktor 3, Beatport Sync & Audio 8 DJ
Testing functionality, Reporting bugs and submitting feature suggestions
Digital DJ Pool
Official sponsor as of October 4th, 2006
Duties: Rating music tracks distributed by the pool
Submitting two Remixed music tracks per month
Participating on the Public web forum daily
Duties: Resident DJ on Saturday Nights
2006 Cubed Productions
& JD’s Niteclub
Duties: Provided music for the 2nd Annual Gears *& Beers Car Show
Duties: Volunteered DJ services for the
2003 Western Canadian
Duties: To provide background music for the ceremony and awardees.
2003 The Paddock
Duties: Resident Friday night DJ with ‘The Urban Connection’
Spinning: Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and Calypso genres.
Duties: Performed background scratches for Tallisman
2003 DMC/ Puma Compilation CD :‘From East o West Coast’
Duties: Recorded a 5 minute compilation called ‘A Lil Sumthin’
Duties: To compete in the DMC Canada finals in
Duties: Promotions and providing music for Saturday nights.
2001-2002 91.31FM CJTR
Announcer / Disc Jockey (Urban Blends Radio Show)
Duties: On Air Programmer and Disc Jockey
Duties: To create an “Urban” Friday night event.
Opened for the Maestro Fresh Wes, Ghetto Concept & ˝ Black Italians concert.
Grand Opening (DJ)
Duties: Providing music to attract customers to the new location and event.
Summer Car Show (DJ)
Duties: Providing “Urban” music for competitors and spectators
1999-2001 The Moon
Duties: DJ/Host Wednesday night events.
Opening for acts such as: Choclair, Baby Blue Soundcrew, Swollen Members
Back to School
Duties: Provided music to attract customers inside the store.
Duties: Providing theme music in a formal banquet atmosphere and dance there after.
Duties: Providing the music to play in the club and equipment maintenance.
2010 – Present Tafari Consulting
2001 Computer Tech Consultants,
GE Capital ITS
Internet Support Technician, Tech Analyst, Customer Service Representative
Repairing Software and Hardware on various brand name machines
-Acer, Apple, Ast, Avado, Compaq, Ibm, Hewlett Packard,
Packard Bell, Nec, Fujitsu, Paradigm, Sony, Touch and
Repair and Troubleshooting of various Ink Jet and Laser Printers
Designing and assembling customized computer systems.
Return Authorization Merchandise processing.
Shipping and Receiving of computer parts, systems and peripherals.
Installing various Hardware, Software Upgrade components.
Providing Technical Support via Telephone and Internet
Tier 1 / Tier 2 (Escalation) – Internet Helpdesk Support
Familiar with Various Software Packages such as:
-AmDocs Clarify 12.5
-Norton Utilities Ghost, Dreamweaver 4, Flash 5, Linux, Unix
- Windows XP, 2000, NT 3.51-5.0, 3.x – 98SE, Dos, Mac OS
-Log Book Invoicing Database, FileMaker Pro 4
-Office 4.x – 2002,Publisher 2.x – 2002, WP 5.x – Suite 7
-Netscape 2.x – 7.x, Internet Explorer 3.x - 6.x
-Unix/Linux, Borland C++ 5.0, Visual Basic 4.x – 6.0, Oracle 7
- MS Access 2.x – 2000, Microfocus Cobol, Turbo Pascal, Turbo Basic
Network Experience such as:
-Setting up Workstations using Windows XP/2000/95/98/NT 4
-Configuring various Software/Hardware Firewall systems.
-Configuring Internet Connection Sharing (Microsoft, Startec, WG)
-Installing High Speed Internet and providing Technical Support
*ADSL , Cable Modems (SaskTel, Access Communications)
-Design, Site Management, Hosting, Debugging, Data Entry,
Online Sales Management
Personal Home Studio
Creating Mix Tapes, CD’s and Remixes
Designing Tape and CD covers
Managing and creating Web Sites
Recording Media for Commercials, Web Material, etc.
1991 Robert Usher
Grade 9-10 Classical Guitar Class
Grade 9-11 Musical Choir/Men’s Jazz Choir
1987 –1990 Lion’s
Band C – Band A Member
Tie Community Band
Instrument: Bongo Drums
Received a Grade 8 Level Certificate
C++ Programming Essentials
Microsoft Certified Professional Certification (MCP)
Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician Certification (MCDST)
· Standard First Aid with CPR Level B
2002 FCS World Net
Windows 2000 Server: Installing and Upgrading (WT0120)
Windows 2000 Server: Managing Hardware Devices & Drivers (WT0130)
Windows 2000 Server: Managing File and Print Resources (WT0140)
Windows 2000 Server: Configuring Storage Use (WT0150)
Cable/ASDL Security Forum
Computer Information Systems
1999 Hewlett Packard ASP
LaserJet Hardware Basics Certification
DeskJet 340..1200 Series ASP Repair Certification
Gnat Box Certification
1998 IBM Canada Ltd.
IBM (YPC46) Certification
A+ Technician Certification
Computer Information Systems Course
1990-1994 Robert Usher
Completed Grade 12 Diploma