A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Rebel Muzik started his journey into music at the young age of 11. He began by making mixed tapes (Cassettes) for his friends to give to their girlfriends which made him the "go to" guy for music. His obsession for music became apparent and it brought him to the journey of DJing and producing.
Rebel Muzik was influenced by his family members. He was always listening to them play music in a small family band and watching his dad DJ at small family events. This created the passion he has today for music.
With his inquisitive side for the art form, he started taking apart old radios and stereos (and sometimes new ones) to create his own music system. His parents saw his potential and encouraged him to DJ at family events at the age of 14. Branching off to play in local Bars and Pubs, he knew then that this was what he wanted to do. Rebel as he is affectionately called by friends and family, migrated to the USA at the age of 19. Not forgetting his love of music, he started playing music as a Caribbean DJ known at the time as “DJ ANDY” in New York and Texas.
Growing up with influences such as Prince, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Lord Kitchener, Garnett Silk, Bob Marley and Machel Montano (just to name a few), the variety of different genres was so natural for him to mix. He realized that it didn't matter what genre he played, as long as the crowd was moving and dancing to great music. No matter what type of music he played he will always drop a Soca tune in his mix and the crowd will go wild. This is where “Dj Soca Rebel” was born. With his drive and knowledge of music, Dj Soca Rebel went on to play at many events across the US (NY, PA, NJ, MI, FL, CO and TX). With his captivating sounds from Reggae, Hip Hop, Salsa, R&B, Throwbacks, Top 40's and of course Soca, he shows diversity and drive to rock a party till the sun comes up. He is known for one of his signature moves of jumping on the DJ booth and transferring an immense burst of energy to the crowd.
In 2012, “REBEL MUZIK” was founded. A small music production company based in Queens, NY. In 2013, Rebel saw a need to do more and so he joined the United States Army. Not giving up on his musical career, he would DJ on an online radio station and whenever he was able to, he would play at different events while stationed on base. With his versatile experience, he did events for the US Military. He played at their Annual Ball and other functions and was dubbed their house DJ.
After not being as close to music as he would normally be, his passion increased. After honorable leaving the military, Rebel sought many different ways to express himself musically, he started branding his name. With his capability to rock your world and his fierce determination, he qualified for the finals of the International Soca DJ competition for Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2016 where he earned the title of crowd favorite.
Hungry for growth and to fine tune his craft, Rebel pursued and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree at the world renowned Full Sail University. There he studied Music Theory, Orchestration, Film and TV Music, Sound Design, Gaming Sounds, Mixing and Mastering and Sound Engineering.
Combining both music production and Dj, Rebel Muzik is now a forced to be reckoned with. Rebel Muzik seeks to create a unique sound that explores beyond the limits of the often restricted repetitiveness in soca, and it continues to be his mission to master the complexities by carefully crafting and seamlessly mixing the rhythmic sounds of the Caribbean with other genres to create a unique sound. Rebel Muzik accolades includes production for Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Konshens, Mr.Killa, Lyrikal, Preedy, Jadel, Ravi B, KI, Humble the Poet, Teddy Rhymez, Imani Ray, Wildfire and Skinny Fabulous.
Rebel Muzik has now crossed both the national (US) and international boundaries, mixing a diverse range of tracks on stadium stages to the biggest nightclubs all over the United States, Europe, Japan, South America, Canada and the Caribbean. He has been featured on a billboard in Times Square, NYC, been the subject of many press articles and have been interviewed on radio and TV across the globe.