Genres: Soca / Dancehall / Reggae
City: Berlin, Germany
About the Artist:
Boone Chatta is one of the few German Reggae and Dancehall artists with an international audience. His biggest hit "Berlin Yard", an anthem for his hometown, created a buzz in 2010.
Born in 1979, Boone Chatta grew up in Munich, the USA and Paris. At the age of 8 he started singing to Michael Jackson's "Bad" album. And in 1989 Boone's family finally moved to Berlin. At the age of 12 he began to write his own songs and started to rap in German and English. Through his early passion for Soul, RnB and Hip Hop he got in touch with Reggae, Dancehall and Soca music in the late 90s. He was amazed and inspired by the flow and vibes of the Caribbean music, so he began to sing and toast in "Patois" (Jamaican slang). In the early '00 years he joined the vibrant and flowering Reggae scene in Berlin by becoming a soundsystem MC. And he quickly made a name for himself, after grabbing the mic while Berlins finest DJs where playing.
In early 2005 Boone Chatta became MC of the "Soca Twins". As a 'Soca Ambassador' he has exited ten-thousands on stages across Europe, in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. Smart speeches and his outstanding vocal and entertaining skills became his trademark. And together with his 'twin' DJ Franky Fyah he has won several awards incl. "International Soca DJs of the Year".
Despite his success as MC, Boone Chatta consistently kept on writing and singing songs. He also studied audio engineering and built up his own recording studio. He has released various singles and recorded and collaborated with Caribbean artists. 250 unfinished songs and special tunes he's still holding back. In other words – there's a beast ready to be unleashed.
Because of the variety of his musical influences, Boone's music now ranges from 'smooth' Reggae and 'hardcore' Dancehall to 'jump up' Soca. But he's always ready to cross musical borders, and he will.
Website: http://www.boonechattaa.com and http://www.socatwins.com
Facebook-Like Page: https://www.facebook.com/SocaTwins/
Youtube Link: (not a music video but impressions and lyrics from berlin carnival) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVVJVHdfv6Q
MCing for Soca Twins at Reggaejam 2010+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nG7fv0_KpI
Soca Twins interviewing Machel Montano on Summerjam Festival 2010: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu8aTPKzdoc
Another Music Video (Dancehall): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwSA653TOww (‘Berlin Yard’ – 2009)
Related Song on the Mix:
Ranking Smo & Boone Chatta - hermannplatz (GERMANY, 2010)