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DJ Floops

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Jason Sookram better known as DJ Floops is a Trinidadian born DJ. He is of East Indian descent but was born in the Afro-centric town of Marabella. This unique upbringing of having predominantly Indian Family and African Friends helped him to gain a wide appreciation of musical genres namely Soca, Dancehall,Rap and of course Chutney Music.

He came from a working class family in which his mother was a seamstress and his father was a labourer. They were determined that Jason should ascend into the middle class through the vehicle of education. Luckily, he was able to excel easily at academics with little or no studying. His parents did not have enough money to send him to university but he opted to learn Accounting near to his home since he felt that with the ability to manage money, he could do wonders perhaps open a business. He is a known dreamer but achieves what he says he could do.

In 2004 he came 2nd in the Caribbean in ACCA Level 1, an award he did not know existed. He then opted to finish ACCA part time and completed it in 2008. In 2009, he was accepted as Internal Auditor into the former prestigious company, Petrotrin. One day while relaying a story to his colleagues, he made a sound effect “Floops” and from that day onward they called him that. They wanted to throw a Bar Party at the Petrotrin Golf Club but no one could dj. On August 26th 2010, He stepped forward not knowing at the time how to dj but wagering the number of songs he knew. His selections were spot on and many patrons asked “what radio station did he play on?” He sighed and said none. Encouraged by the feedback, he set out to learn the basics. In 2012 hew as taught the basics by Madman Richard in the now defunct One Media Academy. He was not sure which format to specialised in but everyone kept referring to him as the Chutney Man. So in 2017 he formally branded his own Chutney Music mix series entitled Floops Festival or FF.

Having built up a wealth of music marketing knowledge and frustrated by his inability to get onto FM radio, he pledged to develop a platform that would help exposed the talent out there that would have been discouraged like he was. In 2018, he said goodbye to Petrotrin as the government chose to close the cash strapped company where he had worked for the last 12 years. It was hard for him to walk away from but he knew it was time for him the platform he had in mind and on the 17th July 2018, Chutneymusic.com was born.

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