ZIONS GATE SOUND "Di People's Sound"
SELECTA ELEMENT "Shellement" aka DI FRASSIN KING
After experimenting with various musical instruments (including guitar and percussion) in his formative years, Zions Gate Sound owner Selecta Element started rapping as MC Element in 1993, at the age of 13. Music was central to the rhythms and flows of the family during the Maryland years, as a teenage boy Element was rapping, writing lyrics, graffiti and making mixtapes with cassette tapes. It wasn't until 1997 that Element started spinning records in Seattle. This is when he discovered that DJing was a true calling and committed to crafting his style and developing his art. Zions Gate Sound was formed in 1998 and since then, Selecta Element has been playing shows, bars and clubs regularly all over the NW. ZGS cut their first dubplates as actually combos with Ras Shiloh and MC Element circa 1999 but didn't start actively cutting dubs until 2006.
ZGS has played alongside or opened for Reggae stars including: Buju Banton, Capleton, Damian Marley, Barrington Levy, Beres Hammond, Chronixx, J Boog, Kranium, Gentleman, Richie Spice, Inner Circle, Kymani Marley, Collie Buddz, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Mikey General, Bugle, Serani, Ding Dong, Perfect, Turbulence, Elephant Man, Culture, The Abyssinians, Anthony B, Alborosie, Freddie Mcgregor, Chino, Laden, Ding Dong, Ras Attitude, Rocker T, Joseph Israel, Jr. Reid, Everton Blendor, Prezident Brown, Ras Shiloh, Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah, Norrisman, Mikey Dread, Pablo Moses, Daweh Congo, Twinkle Brothers, The Congos, Eek-A-Mouse, Stephen Marley, Clinton Fearon, Alpha Blondy, Jah Sun, Ishi Dube, Mad Professor, Chukki Starr, Maxi Priest, SOJA, Sugar Minott, Assasin, Yellowman, Sly & Robbie, Cherine Anderson, Chezidek, Michael Rose, and more.
Played along International Sound Systems and DJS like Stone Love, King Addies, Mighty Crown, Fire Links, Renaissance, Supersonic, Black Chiney, Jugglerz, Innocent Sound, Federation Sound, Global Squad, Champion Squad, Westafa, Supa Sound, Kozmik, Dynamiq, Supremacy Sound, Takeover DJs, Broken Silence, Dutty Dex, Chromatic, Eccentric, Jah Warrior Shelter, One Blood, One Wise, Jah Mikey One, Guerrilla Takeover, Y2K Sound, Tribe of Kings, Yaadcore, DJ Polish, Pee Wee, Nasheen Fire, Ma Gash, Cooyah Ladeez, Blessed Coast, Genesis, Fantasy Sound, Synergy, Small Axe, Renegade, Lighta Sound, Tekk 9, Solomonic Sound & More!
Element / ZGS has performed locally in Seattle at venues like Showbox, Baltic Room, Havana, Aura, Chop Suey, Nectar, Larry's, Trinity, Oseao, Neumos, HG Lodge, Last Supper Club, Cellars, Corbu Lounge, Triple Door, Vito's, Waid's Haitian Bar & Lounge, Scarlet Tree, Belltown Billards, Lo Fi, The Ballroom, Toi, Contour, etc. ZGS also regularly tours California, Oregon, Washington DC, New York and Hawaii, with tours in, Europe, Jamaica, Asia, and Australia in the works.
Zions Gate Sound entered the Clash business in 2006, and has since been in 5 sound clash events = 2 trophys, 2 runner up, 1 3rd place finish so far.................... In early 2009 DJ Chukki (Dynasty Records Official DJ) joined Zions Gate Sound. Look out for big things from Seattle's Champion sound - ZIONS GATE SOUND - a top ah top clash and jugglin' machine, a vessel for JAH's music...... "The People's Sound".
MONDAY NIGHT JAM JAM featuring Zions Gate Sound DJ Element plus guests @ Baltic Room in Seattle EVERY MONDAY since 2006. 1207 Pine St. SEATTLE WA
See Zion's Gate Records, the store at 1100 East Pike St. Seattle, WA.
Big Up and Bless...
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