DJ 1UP (Kartel Brothers)
Matthew "DJ 1UP" Banton a member of Columbia, South Carolina's Kartel Brothers. He began his love for underground dance music at the age of 6 with first hearing 2 live crew, Quad City DJs, 95 South, and Ghost Town DJ's back in the early 90s. Always wondering how DJ's did what they do. Throughout Middle School and High School he listened to artists such as The Prodigy, DJ Sikora, DJ Babyanne, DJ Icey, George Acosta, Darude, DJ Dan, AK1200, DJ Dara, Dieselboy, Mix Master Mike, DJ Majic Mike, DJ Doc Roc, Miss Jane, and numerous amounts of other DJ's and Producers. He attended his first underground dance party at New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia, SC in December 2003. Attending numerous events since that day he began his quest to become a DJ. In the summer of 2010 he bought his first set up, two Technics SLDZ 1200 CDJ's and a Denon Mixer and is now rockin Technics 1200 MK2's and a Traktor Z2 mixer. On the date of February 4, 2012 DJ 1UP was in a car accident which almost lead to his death, 2 days out of the Hospital which was February 15th he was out in the club DJing. That day he decided to host events and has been doing so since. Since then he has held a few residencies in Columbia, SC. He has done events with heavy hitters such as DJ Odi, DJ Icey, Plump DJ's, Aaron Sigmon, DJ Baby Anne, DJ Robotic, Rob-E the DJ, Schoolboy, DJ Quest, Mayhem, DJ Fuzz, DJ Doc Roc, Rob and Zoe Vanwest, DJ Frenzy, Supa Skip, and DJ Krisp. Playing multiple genres of bass music such as Drum and Bass, Drumstep, Break Beats, House, Moombahton, Twerk, Trap, Dubstep/Metalstep, Hip-Hop, and Rap. He is sure to make your body move and make you sweat on the dance floor with his Booty Shakin Bass Heavy Sets. This DJ is not one to be missed!!!!