Having risen to fame with chart successes such as ‘Let The Bass Kick’ and ‘Aftershock,’ Chuckie’s career has continued to develop thus turning him into a global phenomenon who never fails to win over legions of fans with his upfront approach to making and playing music. Taking dance and urban music by storm in Europe, The United States, and South America and beyond, he is spreading the Chuckie flavour with his explosive beats, surprise FXs and adulated climaxes. Although Amsterdam based, this truly international DJ and producer works tirelessly to fit everything into his hectic schedule whether he’s on a plane or in a hotel room as he travels the globe performing to millions of fans in the world’s best clubs.
Born in South America’s Suriname as Clyde Sergio Narain, Chuckie later moved to The Netherlands where his passion for hip-hop and electronic music grew and eventually manifested itself in his decision to become a DJ and producer. His energetic mixing skills coupled with his ability to effortlessly cross over into various different musical styles and his understanding of how to work a crowd has made Chuckie one of the most in demand DJs in the world. A strong purveyor of Amsterdam’s ‘dirty house’ sound, Chuckie has helped spread the sound of the city to the global dance scene, marking Amsterdam as an important player in this global industry. His own ‘Dirty Dutch’ club concept has evolved over the years from a solid urban event for 6,000 people into a massive house music night for 30,000 people and now even consistently sells out Amsterdam’s RAI stadium in record time.
Chuckie’s touring schedule is as relentless as it is impressive. Playing headline sets at the world’s premier clubs, Chuckie regularly touches down in a different country each day, skipping across the continents to enthral fans at the most famous events in the world. In addition to his residency for the large-scale Sensation events in Europe, Chuckie also holds three residencies in the USA where he travels to each and every month to play LAVO in New York, Marquee in Las Vegas and LIV in Miami. The ‘Mix King’ is also a regular at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, SxSW in Texas, Fuji Rock in Japan, Creamfields in Australia, Electric Zoo and EDC not to mention his countless other gigs he plays around the globe in cities such as London, Buenos Aires, Belgrade, Montreal and Stockholm.
Chuckie also brings the raucous to the White Isle each summer as the world’s electronic music fans flock to the clubbing capital of the world, Ibiza. Summer 2011 has seen Chuckie become the new resident for Eric Morillo’s esteemed Subliminal nights at Pacha. Playing five dates across the season, Chuckie has been accepted into the Subliminal family with whom he will collaborate at the Subliminal – Dirty Dutch Invasion Pacha Parties and Café Mambo. During Wednesday’s his record label Dirty Dutch Records brings the heat to Blue Marlin at Cala Jondal for the conoscenti of the island to come and enjoy the sunshine and beats provided by himself and his label cohorts.
After winning MOBO awards in both 2004 and 2005, Chuckie has proven to be a prolific hit maker in the studio too with a steady back catalogue of highly successful singles and remixes ever since. 2009’s ‘Let The Bass Kick’ became the anthem of that summer and eventually went on to reach no.9 in the UK singles chart, catapulting him into the global consciousness. Since then tracks like ‘Aftershock’ and ‘Move it2 The Drum’ with Hardwell have continued to enhance the reputation of this enthusiastic and dedicated producer. A constantly requested remixer, Chuckie has reworked the likes of David Guetta and Bob Sinclair before adding official remixes for P Diddy’s Dirty Diddy Money and Michael Jackson to his resume. Indeed Chuckie was the only person asked to do the official remix for the King Of Pop’s ‘Hollywood Tonight’ in March 2011, a dream come true for the charismatic Dutchman. For his latest remixes, Chuckie has brought his no nonsense approach to The Saturday’s ‘ Notorious’ and Eric Morillo’s ‘Stronger.’
Having landed a multi album artist deal with Atlantic Records in the USA, Chuckie has spent the latter part of 2010 and on into 2011 working on his own material in the studio alongside megastars such as of TPain, Tinie Tempah, Kesha, Alexis Jordan, P Diddy, 50 Cent, Lil Jon, and Akon.
If all of this was not enough, 2011 has also seen Chuckie join the BBC Radio 1 team to present his ‘In New DJs We Trust’ show. Aired every month, Chuckie gets to spins to a huge world-wide audience and show off his undoubted talent behind the decks which has also seen him receive the coveted TMF “Best Dance DJ” award where he beat off competition from the likes of Dutch heavyweights Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren. As his stock continues to rise and rise, it seems the era of Chuckie domination is only just beginning!!