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Thursday, November 3, 2011

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade..."

This simple quote is one that represents perseverance, endurance, the drive to accomplish the best in any given situation, and the propelling force behind the legendary Collin Hines, one of Jamaica's top Dee-Jays. Not many can walk in the shoes of this creative genius... he is one of the few who has achieved the task of being a prominent and long standing figure in the radio business considering the fact that he has been doing it since 1994!  Throughout the course of his career, it is safe to say that he has earned the title of being the "Father of Mainstream Mixing" as he can be credited for being highly influential in popularizing the “mixing” technique on mainstream radio.

His work is not confined to the borders of Jamaica as he has displayed his talents within the Caribbean, in islands such as The Bahamas, Antigua and Barbados, and beyond to other points of the globe such as Japan, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Canada, and several cities in the United States.

    He has worked with other Jamaican entertainers such as Baby Cham, and Voicemail, both of whom he has toured with and to further demonstrate his artistic ability, he has made several mixed tapes, a few of which he collaborated with the infamous Jamaican producer, Dave Kelly.   It does not stop there!!  Collin can be seen on television as one of the judges on Heineken Green Synergy, where Jamaican viewers see him as the main, and more significant, judge on the panel. He is a frequent guest on another television show - Guinness Sounds of Greatness.  You can see him live and in action as a judge, this Friday at the finals which will be held at the Chinese Benevolent Centre. Otherwise, you can hear him live and mixing up a storm, on Fame FM on Wednesday 9pm-12 pm, Saturdays 1pm-5pm and Sundays 2pm-7pm.

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