If this catchy dancehall tune sounds familiar, then you can most certainly thank ANTM’S (America’s Next Top Model’s) promo that’s been running on an endless loop for the last few weeks. Tyra Bank’s camp were savvy in selecting this hot track titled “Fashion Killa” by DJ Mason ft. Stefflon Don as it has garnered worldwide attention with its outrageous visuals and banging groove. Visuals are reminiscent of that neighborhood local shop where everyone goes to get their healthy dose of gossip coupled with their beauty makeovers – ala Barbershop and/or Poetic Justice. The track also features a sampled Michael Jackson vocal from his Jackson 5 days as is its hook – making it irresistibly appealing to music connoisseurs such as myself. Below, peep DJ Mason’s bio, – and, as for the track itself, we suggest to pump it at full volume.
A Netherlands-based DJ, Mason (Iason Chronis) first became interested in the world of the DJ as a youngster. As a teenager, he was DJ-ing for friends at parties, and eventually he graduated to the club world, becoming a resident at Electronation. He toured extensively in Asia and Europe, and in 2006 landed a U.K. (and Continental Europe, for that matter) hit single with the track, “Exceeder.” He was also a violin player, and his skills were enough that he was able to perform in such a manner with DJ Tiesto. In 2009, Mason launched his own label Animal Language and released several double A-side singles including “Front Row Chemistry” and “The Amsterdam Tapes.” In 2011, he released the album They Are Among Us featuring guest performances by such artist as Kurtis Blow, Sway, Sam Sparro, and Roisin Murphy. ~ Chris True
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