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DJ-Stalk: Dutch DJ Chuckie Let's the Dirty Bass Kick

11:05 Sep/12/2014

Having risen to fame with chart successes such as “Let The Bass Kick” and “Aftershock”, Chuckie aka Clyde Sergio Narain continues on a career path to become a global phenomenon. 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.


A constantly requested remixer, he 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. He has spent the latter part of 2010 and on into 2011 working on his own material in the studio alongside megastars such as of T-Pain, Tinie Tempah, Kesha, Alexis Jordan, P Diddy, 50 Cent, Lil Jon, and Akon.


For the Forbes Magazine Chuckie gave a short interview to Dan Schawbel - the managing partner of Millenial Branding, a Gen Y research and management consulting firm. In this interview he looked back to his early years in DJ-ing playing mostly hip-hop. But then, realizing that there weren’t enough girls at these hip-hop parties, decided to do more of an eclectic mix of music from almost every genre from rock to drum & bass and latin to disco music plus everything in between. Of course he was playing a lot of house records and - seeing house became more and more universal, decided - as house music itself embraces so many different genres of music – to play strictly house and still do his eclectic thing on the side. By the time a stage name was needed he stuck by his nickname from the young age – Chukie – inspired by Chucky the doll from that movie Child’s Play.


Describing himself to be a workaholic he tries to use free time during the flights useful working on music. Making the basic idea or a full production, sorting out all the music to be played same night, producing his weekly podcast. Like the other DJ-s on tours, Chuckie also uses to take a so-called powernap before the show and tries to wake up early, even usually getting back from the show at 6am.

For keeping focus in this hectic life and being on point in everything Chuckie has around 20 people working with on a daily base and talking to his management up to 5 times a day . For the most important thing he considers to take enough time to plan a strategy and to be in a close contact with all artists he is signing his record label Dirty Dutch Music. Chukie has residences in London (UK), The Hague (The Netherlands) and Aruba (Caribbean), in which he spends spend most of his down time with his family. Although he has not much time for that, Chukie said to feel really blessed and fortunate with his hectic life and with the position he is right now as it is everything he has ever dreamed of.

About his role-models Chuckie points out Jay Z. He really admires his way of working – building up an empire and becoming a brand and a household name in corporate America from being just an average rap artist. Chukie considers Jay Z. growing up with nothing and making his way to the top to be very inspiring. By meaning that he can do it too.

Via Facebook, Tumblr, Mobli, Instagram and Twitter Chuckie likes to keep his fans updated on a daily basis. Talking about music a lot, of course, he also likes to share his everyday problems – like broken phones, missed flights or even homesickness. And this kind of personal touch is making this special, funnier and more inspiring than just announcing next tour-dates.

Alongside the constant touring Chuckie is working on the new tracks for an album and music realted for the iPad and iPhome. Through his Dirty Dutch Music imprint he stimulates new talents and helping him to release music. During year 2012 is coming tour around the world – North and South America, Europa on top of the list and Asia, Australia at the end of the year. As always having a feeling about his purpose in life being a big contribution to a better world - every year Chuckie chooses one charity organization to help. His plans for the future also includes increasing that part.

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