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Dj Divine aka Divine Influence

Gospel DJ Christian DJ launches his brand new website http://djdivine.co.uk/


BIO

Jason Jathaniel Allen aka DJ Divine was born 1975 to parents James William Allen and Elvira Susan (Dyer) Allen. He is the 9th child and has a younger brother in the family of 10, living in Hackney East London for 25 years. Heavily influenced by his oldest brother Franklin Allen, who ran a sound system called Personal Pleasure (PP) in the late 1980’s, DJ Divine fell in love with the music. Following his brother Franklin and the sound system to various house parties, DJ Divine began to experience a different scene.

“Music has always been a big part of my life”

During the year of 1987; pirate radio station was the only way to hear urban and cultural music like Hip Hop, R&B. Rare Groove and Bashment. Back then Mixcloud and Spotify were unheard of, so every morning DJ Divine listened to the DJ Keithly breakfast show on Station 89.8 FM. Loving what he heard, DJ divine became more and more interested in producing music and playing the drums became his favourite past time.

DJ Divine became known to his friends as YMG (Young Mean Gangster) founded a group called Two Stroke Ruff, with his secondary school mates Robert Evans and Danny Mondesir. Trying to be like their then idols Public Enemy & LL Cool J, Two-Stroke Ruff began to enter a number of MC competitions and won many.

As you can imagine growing up as a young Christian in a Pentecostal church and trying to be a gangster did not go hand in hand and was a difficult lifestyle to maintain. Having strict parents, a mother who is a reverend, a grandmother as a pastor and his uncle as assistant pastor, it was very hard for YMG to pursue his desire to be a gangster MC.

Moving forward to 1991, DJ Divine gave his life to Christ and set up Christian Sound system Divine Influence with his friends Joseph Pitkin, Daniel Gordon and his Cousin Dwayne Dyer. In 1993 Isaiah Raymond Dyer from Raymond & Co later joined Divine Influence as MC and promoter.

1994-95 Divine Influence was establishing a rapid name and following. It was not long before bookings were flying in from all directions for Christian wedding DJs to gospel birthday parties.

Travelling up and down the M1 from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham to name a few regions DJ Divine teamed up with other well known Christian DJ’s like DJ Fitz from BBC 1Xtra, Dave P of Choice FM, and Tony Lee.

DJ Divine collaborated in 1996 with Shekinah the original Christian Sound System from Nottingham who has played with world sounds systems including StoneLove & Luv Injection to help bring Jesus into the dancehall. As you grow up things change a few of the guys got married including DJ Divine and it was not long before YMG was left to carry on Divine Influence with his wife.

In 1996 YMG changed his name to DJ Divine as people would refer to him as “Divine” and not YMG.

Playing the drums for his local family run church, DJ Divine began composing and producing music for the award-winning gospel Reggae band Liquid Light, Sisters Of One & Raymond & Co.

During 1999 excited with how things were progressing DJ Divine meet DJ Marc Anthony and founded www.djministry.com in February 2000.

DJ Divine then went on to start a Christian DJ organisation providing urban Gospel DJ services for Christian Weddings, Christian Birthday parties, Christian baby showers, Christenings/ baby Dedications. Later on, Lisa Nicole Allen joined DJ ministry in 2005 as a co-partner and Events Manager. DJ Divine is an international DJ who has travelled all over the world sharing his music with Christian and non-Christians.

DJ Divine became a partner in Gideon Promotion and has played alongside some of the biggest Christian artists in the world today including Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, BeBe & CeCe Winans just to name a few. Working with international and national artist like Raymond and Co, LCGC, IDMC, Four Kornerz, Nu Direction, Commission and Siani.

DJ Divine is a highly experienced DJ with a wide Christian following.

“DJ Divine is widely regarded as being one of the best Christian Gospel DJ’s. He is described by his family and friends as the life and soul of the party”. It has been an ongoing opinion; as soon as DJ Divine makes an appearance, the crowd know for definite they were in for a good time. Saluted by the industry in the 90’s for being one of the first London Gospel DJ’s to setup gospel nightclubs, remixes, and instrumentals to popular gospel songs. DJ Divine still stands as the premier Gospel DJ, always guarantee to illuminate and hype up any dance floor. With his divine DJ skills, Divine continues to bring a vibrant energy to the London Gospel community.