Meet Party Dude Jason
Party Dude Jason, has been entertaining party people with his music on St. Maarten and around the world for years. His radio show has given him the opportunity to meet and interview many artist, groups, international DJs, and celebrities. He resides with his family now on the “One Happy dushi island of Aruba” but St. Maarten was his home for many years.
For more than 3 decades, his on-cue mixing, diverse track selection, and melodic techniques are what set this veteran apart from your average nightclub DJ. His passion, style, charisma, ability to mix and blend different music genres, exclusive remixes, celebrity drops and love for entertainment have made him a staple in the nightclub, special events & party scene.
He comes from a musical background and in his younger days played keyboard and guitar in one of his dad’s bands The Jolly Brothers in The Netherlands. The band based in Rotterdam played cover songs of popular Caribbean songs at various venues, parties and events.
Party Dude Jason started deejaying at an early age (12) at local school parties & dances. But it was only when break dancing exploded on to the scene that he fell in love and was inspired by the DJ’s abilities of cutting, scratching, mixing and being the life of the party. He continued DJ’ing for much of his adolescent life with nightly performances at local school and local parties, nightclubs, special events as well as bars.
He’s very proud of the influence he’s had on his cousin Kenneth Hook “Mr. Perfect” who today is the resident Dj. @ the islands world famous Sunset beach bar http://sunsetsxm.com on the island of St. Maarten and a popular special events Dj, as well as many of the younger generation of Dj’s and radio personalities who have learned from his style. Other great influences have come from his good friends in the business. Sugar Finger Ronny Busby “Buzz”, Broadcaster, TV and DJ, Luciano Peters, George Halley, DJ Kiss, DJ Wilson “Tony”, Cut Master Shef, “My Champ” Mix Master Pauly, Nachum “FrankieBaby”, Jason Johnson “Jay”, Dj Bossman “Kurt”, DJ Marcus Heemstra, DJ Boogieman from Curacao, DJ Fai-OZ Curacao, DJ Dave Nice “Smooth as Ice”, DJ Dice, DJ Commodore, DJ Ruby, DJ Edson Tromp, Rene Wild, Dj. Steve Vicioso “Dr. Chink”, “Dj. Jack” Mulder, Dj. “JimMix” Miami and Radio Dj. friend “Pj Butta.”
Where He’s Performed
As a Dj. & M.C. he’s performed on Anguilla, Antigua, St. Barths, (Saint Barthelemy) St. Croix, St. Kitts, Saba, St. Eustatius, Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba, Bahamas, Venezuela , (Caracas and Maracaibo) New York, (The Limelight Manhattan) Puerto Rico (Club Peggy Sue & Pepsi International Dj. Showcase at Roberto Clemente Coliseum) The Netherlands, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Colombia (Medellin, Bogota and Ibague), Miami, (Deco’s Club & Club Nu) and Atlanta.
During his career in broadcasting his worked as a team player for
- The Voice of St. Maarten Network ; PJD 2 – 1300 AM / Power 102.7 FM,
- Philipsburg Broadcasting; Laser 101.1 FM, Oasis 96.3 FM, Tropixx 105.5 FM, Mix 94.7 FM,
- Media One Group – X 104.3 FM,
- Radio Saint Martin 101.5 fm with his long time friends Jean Marc, Billy D “The Captain” SOS Radio 95.9 FM (French St. Martin)
- 4 True Communications – My 88.3 FM.
Awards and Associations
“WINNER” Dj. Champion 1989 & 1990 St. Maarten Nagico Sponsored Event (Le Club & Studio 7 Nightclub)
Coordinator of Local & Caribbean Heineken Green Synergy Dj. Competitions Heineken Green Village Aruba (Patrick & Ruben “Scorpio” Garcia) Traveling Coach, Mentor & Assistant Judge.
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Official Dj. for 5 years. (Ronald de la Fuente / Paul Dijkhoffz / Roelof Zagers / John Leone / Bas Visser / Norbert Kout / Nila Rambhadjan) Linette Morales – Regional Events & Sponsorship Manager: Jacqueline Arguelles/Caribbean/Heineken Patrick Libonate / Heineken Green Synergy