DJ XTen extends his brand
Becoming a noteworthy brand has always been the aim of DJ XTen, as he continues to achieve success from tirelessly working across the US and The Caribbean.
The Portland-born disc jock said his career started while living in Jamaica and attending the University of Technology where he attained a bachelor's in business administration.
"I used to play at events while on campus, and this helped me to grow into the disc jock I am today. There are a lot of students from all over the world who are regular patrons at the events, so I have to be able to cater to my audience which, in most cases, appreciated authentic Jamaican music but still wanted familiarity through Afrobeat, hip hop, alternative and soca," he said.
DJ XTen, whose given name is Dajue McKenzie, has won over audiences at numerous high-profile events and festivals, such as Texas Blues Festival, Portland Carnival, Portland Jerk Festival and The Father's Day Festival in Niagara Falls.
Before migrating to the United States, XTen had the opportunity to work with top entertainers such as Bounty Killer, being a resident DJ at his popular weekly event Bounty Sundays, and Sizzla on his King Safari sound system.
"Many people have been seeing the work I am doing overseas and based on my growth, promoters have been inquiring about my return, which will happen in December. I'm already booked for events such as Freshh in Port Antonio, and Zonez at the Blue Lagoon. I am looking forward to returning to my roots," he said.