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DJ Floops[edit]

DJ Floops
Also known asFloops
BornSan Fernando, Trinidad & Tobago
OriginBurlington, Ontario,Canada
Years active2010–present

Jason Sookram (born 7 February 1984), better known by his stage name, DJ Floops or Floops, is a Trinidadian born DJ, Singer, Songwriter, Composer and Record Producer from Marabella who is noted for his musical contributions to the music genres of Chutney Music and Chutney Soca.[1] [2] He has been a dj since 2010 but began singing in 2013. He placed second in a major music competition by singing an original chutney soca composition which he also wrote the lyrics for.[3] In 2017 [4], he launched the self-titled weekly podcast, Floops Festival[5] which focuses primarily on chutney music, chutney soca and bollywood remixes. In 2018, he founded the Music Marketing Platform; a user driven platform dedicated to Chutney Music, Chutney Soca, Bollywood & Baithak Gana.[6][1] The platform has international award show[7][8] and singing competition.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15]. In 2022, DJ Floops released his debut album entitled "Finding Floops". [16]

Personal Life[edit]

Jason Sookram is the only child of his parents who are of east indian descent. They lived in the West Indies, the Caribbean country of Trinidad & Tobago. His father grew up in Princes Town and his mother in Marabella. They chose to settle in Marabella to be closer to his father's job at Petrotrin. They raised him in Hinduism which he still practices today. He has predominantly Indian Family and African Friends which helped him to gain a wide appreciation of musical genres namely Soca, Dancehall, Rap and of course Chutney Music. He went to the Vistabella Presbyterian Primary School. For Secondary School, he went to San Fernando Government Secondary School. For ACCA he went to the Omardeen School of Accountancy and as been a Chartered Accountant since 2008. His father passed away in his sleep in 2010 and it was as that funeral, he met his wife, Omella Alibocas. As his girlfriend, she helped him cope with his father's sudden death. His mother passed in 2011 from grieving for her dead husband which she was married to for over 35 years. DJ Floops and Omella then married in 2015 and welcomed the birth of their son, Liam, in 2016. He also worked at Petrotrin as Certified Internal Auditor[17][18] until its closure in 2018.[19][20][21] He then moved to Burlington [22], Ontario, Canada.[1] In 2019 he became a Chartered Professional Accountant in the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), CPA.


One day while relaying a story to his colleagues, he made a sound effect “Floops” and from that day onward they called him that. They wanted to throw a Bar Party at the Petrotrin Golf Club but no one could dj. On August 26th 2010, He stepped forward not knowing at the time how to dj but wagering the number of songs he knew. His selections were spot on and many patrons asked “what radio station did he play on?” He sighed and said none. Encouraged by the feedback, he set out to learn the basics. In 2012 hew as taught the basics by Madman Richard in the now defunct One Media Academy. He was not sure which format to specialized in but everyone kept referring to him as the Chutney Man. So in 2017 [4], he formally branded his own Chutney Music mix series entitled Floops Festival [5] and has reached over 230 plus episodes.


He began singing in 2013 when he entered as an amateur in the PetroKaiso Competition Chutney Category where he placed 2nd His song Damini is a 100% original Chutney Soca that was written by DJ Floops.[23] It was a hit and still plays on Trinidad Radio to date. Encouraged by the success of the song, he was gifted an instrumental by James Sooknanan; which DJ Floops wrote the lyrics to Soca song entitled " The World's Greatest Show. In February 2022, he released his self titled debut album, Finding Floops [16]. The album consists of 12 songs spanning music genres such as Chutney, Soca & EDM. The album takes the listener on a unique journey through DJ Floops's storytelling ability.

Music Marketing[edit]

DJ Floops pledged to develop a chutney music platform on the 17th July 2018, ChutneyMusic.Com is a user driven platform dedicated to promoting East Indian culture. The platform provides citable information about Indo-Culture and thus be considered the Chutney Music Encyclopedia (WWW). It educates people about Hinduism, East Indian customs and the Hindustani Language through this popular Caribbean born art form called Chutney Music. On a daily basis, Chutney music is teaching people the Hindustani languages, culture and the beauty of this is that it does not feel like a classroom.[24]


Damini (2013)[edit]

Damini as written, sung, mixed and mastered by Dj Floops depicts the story of a Chutney singer who go to a house in Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago to celebrate the birth of a child often referred to as a barahee. There he meet a beautiful girl named "Damini" who falls in love with the singer and wishes to show her love for him by cooking him a meal. But Damini is far from domesticated so she offers him Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). Dj Floops is an old fashioned Hindu Man and tests Damini's love by demanding she make roti on a fireside. Poor Damini does not even know how to light a chula (fireside) but Dj Floops shows her blow...... the fire.[25]

World's Greatest Show (2014)[edit]

The World's Greatest Show is a soca song about dancing with a girl in a party and taking her home to bed and was produced by James Suki.

Modern Fairy Tale (2015)[edit]

Is a Trance attempt by DJ Floops as he is also influenced the Trance Legend, Armin Van Buuren.


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  2. "Crowning Rani & Raja of Chutney Soca". Trinidad Express Newspapers. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  3. "DJ Floops enters chutney arena with 'Damini'". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Archives. 2013-06-01. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Re: Schema addition request from DJ Floops TT on 2017-03-17 ( from March 2017)". Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Floops Festival on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
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  10. "New International Chutney Soca contest gives title, no money". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  11. "Mahato, Daddy Chinee win chutney Rani & Raja titles". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2021-02-09. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  12. "Rani and Raja finals on today". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2021-02-06. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  13. "Daddy Chinee wins CRC 2022 Raja title". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2022-02-26. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  14. "12 compete in chutney soca semi-final". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  15. "10 finalists selected for Online Chutney Soca competition | Loop Trinidad & Tobago". Loop News. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Finding Floops by DJ Floops, 2022-01-29, retrieved 2022-06-17
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  18. Beke-Trivunac, Jozefina (2019). "Knowledge and competences attained by certification Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)". Oditor - casopis za Menadzment, finansije i pravo. 5 (1): 53–69. doi:10.5937/oditor1901053b. ISSN 2217-401X.
  19. "Trinidad and Tobago returns to market searching for refinery buyer". Reuters. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  20. Sant, Rose-marie. "Petrotrin to shut down November 30". Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  21. "Petrotrin exits oil refinery business to reinvent itself | Trinidad and Tobago Government News". Retrieved 2022-06-17.
  22. "DJ Floops teaches Pauline Johnson Elementary Kindergarteners about chutney and soca music". Retrieved 2022-06-21.
  23. "Trinidad and Tobago". 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  24. "Trinidad and Tobago". 2021-10-18. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  25. "The "New Indian Man":", Caribbean Masala, University Press of Mississippi, pp. 117–142, retrieved 2022-06-16

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