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UNITY SOUND REGGAE SUNDAYS @ DEITY - RELIEF FOR HAITI/MLK WEEKEN at DEITY

January 17, 2010 at 10pm to January 18, 2010 at 4am
SUNDAY JANUARY 17, 2010UNITY SOUND REGGAE SUNDAYSMLK EDITION/ FUNDRAISER FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE VICTIMSWe will accepting any and all donations (water, clothing, canned food) for Haitian victims of the recent massive earthquake.@ DEITY368 ATLANTIC (HOYT & BOND)BROOKLYNMUSIC BY DJ HARD HITTIN HARRYSPECIAL GUEST: NATURAL FREAKSJOIN US THIS SUNDAY AND PLEDGE YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR HAITI 'S EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT.DANCEHALL REGGAE, ROOTS & CULTURE with a touch of SOCA CALYPSO, HAITIAN…See More
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DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY presents THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION at www.axiomonline.tv

January 12, 2010 at 2pm to January 4, 2011 at 5pm
It's newest and most exciting afternoon mixshow to hit the internet airwaves...DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY presents THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION! Every Tuesday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY will spin LIVE directly on your computer screen!Listeners will experience a fantastic blend of Soulful & Tribal House, Dancehall Reggae, Hiphop, and Afrobeat flavor featuring special guest DJs and LIVE musicians in the studio. Every week THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION inject audiences with music designed to…See More
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DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY presents THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION at www.axiomonline.tv

January 12, 2010 at 2pm to January 4, 2011 at 5pm
It's newest and most exciting afternoon mixshow to hit the internet airwaves...DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY presents THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION! Every Tuesday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY will spin LIVE directly on your computer screen!Listeners will experience a fantastic blend of Soulful & Tribal House, Dancehall Reggae, Hiphop, and Afrobeat flavor featuring special guest DJs and LIVE musicians in the studio. Every week THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION inject audiences with music designed to…See More
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Deejay, former Publicist, Host & Producer of The Global Jam Session, DJ/Music Director of The Earthman Experience

ABOUT DJ HARD HITTIN HARRY

DJ Hard Hittin Harry was born Harry D’Janite in Port au Prince, Haiti in the late sixties. At the tender age of three, his family made a series of moves starting with Brooklyn, NY, and Montreal, Canada. He spent the majority of his life in New Jersey and eventually returned to Brooklyn where he currently resides.

Harry graduated high school and attended the Crown Business Institute/Announcer Training Studios in Manhattan where he obtained his FCC license. After graduating in 1987 however, he immediately went to work at WSOU, 89.5 FM - Seton Hall University's radio station in New Jersey. There, he produced weekly radio shows called “Quest Community Vibrations,” as well as training high school students in radio broadcasting. Harry became involved with other radio station projects soon after: He sold radio advertisements for a Jersey station called WJDM. He also established his own show at WNJR entitled “Midnite Expressions,” in which he hosted and sold advertisements to keep the show afloat. “Expressions” was also a platform for other up-and-coming DJs to showcase their mixes.

While “Midnite Expressions” was underway, Harry began deejaying throughout the local club circuit of New Jersey. Harry’s DJ mentors were Kool DJ Red Alert, Grand Master Flash, Marley Marl and Mr. Magic. During the fertile Hip-Hop era of the 1980s, Harry recorded all his favorite radio shows on cassette tapes. “The original 92 KTU was a big influence,” says Harry. He studied the styles of his mentors and started collecting vinyl. Sometimes Harry wouldn’t eat; if he had a choice between eating and buying a record, he’d buy the record. The “Kiss Master Mix” was also a springboard of inspiration and to this day he infuses elements of that music era, into his mixes.

Harry’s originally DJ name was “DJ Casanova,” (he is still widely known throughout Jersey by his nickname “Caz”). Harry acquired “Hard Hittin Harry” when a friend approached him in high school and remarked on his DJ style: “You go hard at the parties – you should call yourself DJ Hard Hittin Harry.” At the time, Chicago House music was big and many of the producer/DJs had three-part names such as “Farley Jack Master Funk.” “Hard Hittin Harry” was a spin off of the Chicago House DJs. He eventually tried to dump the name but it stuck.

The landmark of Harry’s DJ career was his involvement with The Fugees. He went to the “Booga Basement” (studio) where he was introduced to Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, and Pras through a friend after which, he became their DJ and toured with them, with their debut album project, “Blunted on Reality.” This segued in to his publicity as a DJ and his education on record label politics and industry personalities.

Shortly after Harry’s one-year stint with the Fugees he began publicity work at the Manhattan-based Double XXposure PR Firm. He began as an intern and quickly graduated to the ranks of Senior Publicist within one month, where he remained for three years (1994-1997).

In 1997, Harry established his PR company after legendary emcee, KRS-One asked him to do his PR; Harry initially refused the offer because he was still employed at Double XXposure but KRS-One offered a retainer fee he couldn’t refuse. Harry’s longtime friend and business partner Lisa “Chase” Patterson stepped in and established their company, Meridian Entertainment, then and there with KRS-One as their first client. Harry and Chase accumulated more clients when Harry’s employer found out that he was, “doing his own thing.” Harry was fired on the spot, although he immediately dove head first into his upstart company, Meridian, where he’s remained ever since.



While Meridian Entertainment was underway, Harry continued deejaying at local clubs and area colleges, although PR was paying the brunt of the bills. Over the past decade, his company has represented numerous record labels, artists, producers, actors, special events, clothing lines, and the beauty industry.

Currently, Harry spins weekly residencies at the Penthouse of Hotel Gansevoort on Fridays, Deity on Sundays , Katra on Thursdays. He has held residencies at Katra, Red Bamboo, Club Element, 230 5th Penthouse, Beluga Sushi in Cincinnati, Adidas/Heritage store, Diesel, Replay, and Hostelling International.

Harry was featured in the Pulse Weekend Section of the Post in 2005 and the January 2007 issue of Black Elegance Magazine. He was featured twice on BET’s “Rap City” in July 2007 and June 2006 as the on-air DJ. Harry has also rocked the internet with numerous podcast radio shows called “Check Your Pulse” and “Live From BK” . Harry produces, hosts, and spins every Tuesday 2PM – 5PM on www.axiomonline.tv, a weekly online TV mixshow entitled THE GLOBAL JAM SESSION.

If that isn't enough, Harry recently shot a pilot for an upcoming DJ reality show, tentatively titled, “Rockstar DJ,” in which he’s one of the featured DJs on the program (www.rockstardj.com).

Among his busy schedule of events and projects as both a DJ and publicist, Harry is currently the DJ/Musical Director of up-and-coming Afrobeat/World Music collective THE EARTHMAN EXPERIENCE. Having smashed stages such as BAMCafe, SOB’s, Solomon’s Porch, Leopard Lounge, APT, and Spotlight Live, look out for this amazing band project to grace a stage nearest you.

There’s much more to come from DJ Hard Hittin Harry…just pay attention and remember the name.

BOOKINGS: 646-339-2512 E-mail: djhardhittinharry@gmail.com

LINKS:

www.myspace.com/hardhittinharry
www.myspace.com/earthmanexperience
www.axiomonline.tv
http://hardhittinharry.podomatic.com
http://checkyourpulsebk.podomatic.com
http://livefrombk.podomatic.com
www.rockstardj.com

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At 2:55pm on January 08, 2010, Melissa Michaels gave DJ Hard Hittin Harry a gift
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Congratulations being featured. Looking forward to the global jam session!:) Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!
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You're Welcome! Absolutely stay in touch!
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My friend for life!!! Just thought I reach out and send Love to you and your family. You are a Good Man! Many Blessing to you, the children and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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