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                                                      Lantan's Biography

Growing up in between Kingston & St Andrew ,Mark Smith aka {Dj Lantan} was immersed in the sounds of music, spending time from an early age perfecting his own style, entering open mic competitions for prize money, these were raw and fiercely competitive events, freestyle and counteraction rap. Meaning Lantan’s learning process was steep. His growing reputation started opening doors attracting sound systems djs to take him to cut his first dub plates, At JARO studio alongside Ninja ford and Predator . As a young teenager Dj Lantan previously honed his skills at  “Sugar Minott's” Youth man promotions studio in Kingston, and king Jammy,s studio, Lantan’s main influence comes from his environment, and life experiences, a few of his  favourite artists he use to listen to growing up is bob Marley & Shabba Ranks, now gaining studio experience (The Now UK based Artist) Lantan, has worked with various producers, across the globe and has collaborated with artist like Vybz kartel, Nitty Kutchie & Wayne Marshall ,TopCat, Troublesome, Action Fire, Keith (Maccabees) Wint, Bobby Milestone/Calvin Francis, LPOJ, Joe (Smokeshop) , WorldBeat, Rebel Sonix, Priest j, to name a few, Lantan is also a very good songwriter/lyricist and poet and writes all his own material. Lantan had vinyl’s out from the late 90’s and early 2000,including Track called “My life” and another called “Take It Off” produced by Legendary Stevie v (dirty cash), But in 2005 “ Hotta Flames records” released his first full album “The Furnace” distributed by Jetstar Phonographic Ltd . This leads to him touring doing live shows in Europe and Japan. Lantan along with Miss Triniti has opened shows For Sean Paul in large arenas on his Japan tour,His main influence comes from his environment and life experiences, in 2007 Lantan teamed  up with UK based Jbmixx a top musician/producer from group 3rd nation, who worked previously with Lionel Ritchie, Anastasia etc. And was signed to Mercury Records, Jbmixx and Lantan formed a production called Black/Smith Productionz, they produced  great material which is more of a commercial mainstream appeal, These works demonstrates what a versatile professional artist Lantan has become from the early days of the streets of Kingston, he has since  sold thousands of albums and singles across the world to date, Lantan is also a Qualified level 2 audio visual engineer, (Studio recording, Mixing audio production and video editing techniques),Lantan’s music has been published in Films, and major tv shows  in Usa, featured in TNT Rizzoli and Isles & also on E Channel/NBC Universal , Lantan has previously been on British television show hosted by Fearne cotton, with Jamie Cullum, Sharleen Spiteri and Dizzee Rascal, which gave him internet notoriety, Lantan continues  recording new material, gigging and also writes for other artists both male and female across genre spreading his music to a wider audience, To support artist Lantan please download his latest single on ITunes, Google playstore,www.amazon.com, Spotify, Rhapsody or most other major download site on the worldwide web. Thanks  

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