Carlene – 5mins 2 Shine Feature DJ DAVID CRAIG March



Saturday’s antics

What a glorious day! It started nice & early for me (as usual) with a fitting with my homegirl & fashion extraordinaire Pat Brown she had designed me a wicked outfit that was meant as a surprise…I HAD to wear it asap when I saw it!! She’s the truth y’all!

So I’ve just stepped in from a wicked night out @ the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem where KISS FM were hosting DJ Lady D. Wells Birthday bash!. It was a grown & sexy event organized by the fabulous Julia Mumford I came home with a smile & a goodie bag…niiiiice!



Me heading to my fitting

Good times were had by all 🙂

Open mic time!

I ain’t gonna front, I am totally HOOKED on KISS FM’s open mic! They hold it every month & the next one is tonight @:

Key Club

58 Park Place





Doors open @ 7pm / Cover: $15 / Showtime 8pm

Please come down & show ya gurl some love…the place is usually full of talent & the prize is $1000…I just wanna win once, is that too much to ask?!? Will keep you posted 😉

Throw back of the day…

I was gonna post two as I didn’t yesterday but this is one is SO crazy, it will certainly compensate.

‘Hip Hop Reggae’ – Longsy D

Oh maaaaaaaaannnn! This was a key song when I was growing up! I was 6yrs old & this was a track that was off the first ever cassette mixtape I had…I used to rinse this day in, day out!

**If anyone has Longsy D’s contact deets, please email me @ I would love to interview him!

5mins 2 Shine

Today’s feature is:



1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

I’m a dj. It still sounds strange saying it after all these years. I’ve been really fortunate to turn a passion in to a career. I’ve also got a background in broadcasting and music journalism contributing to various radio shows, magazines and online sites. I do what I love and love what I do. It’s not for me to say how well I do it. Hopefully you’ll hear that from someone else.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12months from today?

Absolutely no idea! I like it like that. One year ago I didn’t think I’d be here in Dubai. I’m loving life in the Middle East. I’ve lived in the US, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Brazil and travelled frequently. Scotland will always be home but I never seem to stay in one place for too long.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

Bizarrely enough three things came to mind instantly. Coming home to the smell of my late Mothers cooking. Laying on my back one night in a park watching the sky come alive with the sights or the Northern Lights and finally getting lost while out walking the sun went down and I found myself surrounded by thousands of fireflies in a forest.

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

There was a song I heard here last year from a local band called Abri called Blanknotes. It was about what the world could be like if you erased currency. I liked that concept.

5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

I love it looks great, lots of info, pics and video. Nice to see behind the scenes what you are up to. Would be great to catch you live again sometime soon though. Oh how about tome live video for your overseas fans?

DJ David Craig’s throwback of the day:

‘I Love Music’ – The O’Jays

You can reach out to DJ David Craig @:

Tel No: 055 329 3784 (UAE) | 07976 122 779 (UK)

Thanks so much for your insightful contribution David…it feels like decades ago since we met up @ Southport Weekender! Keep shining 😉

That’s all for now peeps…gotta get me some beauty sleep!!

Love y’all,

C xx

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