The beautiful, indisputably talented and confident, Michelle Downer, was born and raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica. After stepping into the music industry and taking it by storm, she became known to the world as D’Angel. As a successful business woman, recording artiste and mother, D’Angel is the epitome of a true Caribbean woman, possessing a spirit and drive to keep striving for excellence in whatever her endeavors. D’Angel is a proud role model for young women, other aspiring female singers as well as business women.
Despite a progressive modeling career and being the proprietor of a lucrative fashion boutique, D’Angel’s ultimate love and dream was for that of music and singing. Her studio sessions and hard work led to her break-out, smash hit “Downtown Girl Living Uptown” in 2005. In 2006 D’Angel collaborated with Grammy Award winning Jamaican DJ Beenie Man and the hit “One Man” was created. Since then she has teamed up with a host of other internationally noted artists such as Vybz Kartel, Sean Kingston and DJ Unk.
The captivating lady of the dancehall consistently displays resilience and strength and brings her energy and vivacity to all her performances both locally and internationally. Spicy lyrics, charismatic stage presence with fresh sounds would best describe her style. Regardless of the type of music, whether is it singjay, dj or a beautiful ballad, her songs address the issue of empowering women.
Among her accolades are greatest achievements to date are:
• Awarded a business management scholarship (Caribbean Institute of Business)
• Winner of the Digicel’s Peoples Choice AwardsA
• Stone Love DJ of the year
• Linkage Awards Female DJ of the year for 2010
• Reggae Sumfest 2008, 2009, 2010 (Performance)
• IRAWMA Awards (Performance and nomination)
• Spokeswoman for Wray and Nephew product, G-Force
• Spokeswoman for Coco-Cola™ Coke-Zero
DJ Public formerly known as Keyboard Money Mike. He’s one of Hip Hop’s pioneers who commence the careers of KRS-ONE, FAT JOE, GHETTO GIRLS and many others. His Dee Jay careers started off in the parks of New York City. He hanged out with greats like Kool Herc, Africa Bambaataa, Grand Master Flash, Grand Master Cas and others in the early 80’s. Knowing the art form of what make music great is every part of DJ Public’s Repertoire.
However, DJ Public, aka Keyboard Money Mike, is a well-established producer. His work of productions has plenty of celebrities attached to his discography. Celebrities such as; KRS-ONE, FAT JOE, LL COOL J, JADAKIS, SPRAGGA BENZ, KEVIN LYTTLE, MONDAY JUSTICE, SOUL 4 REAL, BIG PUN, DJ COCOA CHANELLE, DOUG E. FRESH, NIKKI D, TIM DOG and the list goes on for ever.
“Keyboard Money Mike wanted to work for me as a sound engineer on one of my tours. I told him I couldn’t hire a Hip Hop Legend that I admired dearly.” Says Alicia Keys, “I preferred a musical collaboration with Hip Hop’s true legendary producer.”