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D Bandit

D Bandit

At the age of six, Bandit left his birthplace of Toronto and headed to Grenada, where he completed his Primary, Secondary, and O’ Level schooling. In the early 90s, his father’s nightclub, Le Sucrier, was in need of a Disc Jockey, and here began his career as a DJ. By 18 years of age, not only was he mashing up the clubs as a DJ in Grenada, he was also managing his family Businesses & Night Club, while working with artists such as SuperCat, Nardo Ranks, Sparrow, Burning Flames, David Rudder, Tambu, Ajamu, Barrington Levy & Sanchez, to name a few. Although he returned to Toronto at the age of 20, Bandit faithfully returned to Grenada three times a year to manage Le Sucrier in the Sugar Mill.In 1995 he started to play in Toronto as a favor to a friend, Ernest, from De Outlawz. This started to open doors for him in Toronto and began the career of the Turntable Bandit, then called D (for Dwayne) Iron (for turntable) Bandit, predicting people would shorten his name as a result of the popular song from Organizer, “Dats De Bandit.”. With management in his blood, Bandit started to organize parties in Toronto.

In 1997 D Bandit made his first attempt at remixing and music production. There are many remixes he has done that can be heard all over. He was a major contributor to the production of Pot and Pan. He took elements of the older tunes and meshed it into one, as he so often does in his style of playing. The combination of David Rudder, Superblue and Nelson in Pot and Pan, appealed to the Soca world and made an impact on Carnival for 1998.

Bandit's most recent accomplishment has proudly been the formation of the Toronto Carnival band, Carnival Nationz.
D’Bandit has been instrumental in bringing Calypso music to where it is in the Toronto market. Currently Calypso can be heard in over 50% of the clubs today, and D Bandit can proudly say he had a major part to play in creating the demand for Calypso music in Toronto and on a whole.

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