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GanjaBoat

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Ganjaboat, also known as Roger Melius, started going to parties in 1997. Noticing how the DJ's & MC's took control of the party he decided he wanted to pick up spinning records. Soon after this he immediately started practicing his mixing skills with Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, tricks and beat matching. However, he soon longed for more inspiration and diversity. Unbeknownst to him, he would soon hear the four on the floor thumps of jungle music. He instantly fell in love. The tricks and the skills obviously stayed; however, his choice of records soon became bouncier and bouncier.


Success never came easy, he had to work his way up the proverbial ladder and pay his dues just like everyone else. The first years he started proving his skills in the smaller clubs in and around Buffalo, NY. As the years progressed, more and more people spotted his talent, which resulted in bigger bookings at huge parties like, 'Thunderdome' and 'Grape Jam.' Pretty soon, 'Ganjaboat' had become a household name that pushed the jungle scene forward, not only inside New York, but reaching out to countries like Canada to cities like Chicago, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and presently Las Vegas, NV where he resides.


Besides playing records he also took the next logical step and started hosting his own parties. In 2005, he moved to Las Vegas, NV where he started doing a weekly event inside the Venetian Casino at the VBar on Sunday nights. It was the first time Drum'n'Bass music was live on the Las Vegas Strip inside a casino. Several successful collaborations followed with events at the Icehouse Ultra Lounge, Brass Lounge located on Fremont Street downtown, and most recently the Tropicana Resort on Las Vegas Blvd becoming the first DJ to play at the pool at the resort since it has been built back in 1957.


Ganjaboat has played at almost every big event in Las Vegas, NV over the last couple of years. These events include, but are not limited to; Mint Mondays at the Tropicana Resort, The Zen Project, Technology 010 Parties, New Galaxy Parties, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock show, Spin Cycle, and of course Konkrete Jungle parties which is originally from NYC; the longest running weekly in the world going 14 years. DJ Ganjaboat brought Konkrete Jungle to Las Vegas and with the help of some friends helped establish Konkrete Jungle brand to the sunny desert.

In the 2008 DJ Ganjaboat has joined forces with Different Breed out of Los Angeles. Different Breed is now a enormous influence to the California chapter of drum'n'bass. Alongside DJ's & MC's such as Two Fish, BIZ:E!, Ketek, Emcee Agez a new chapter of drum'n'bass is soon to be uncovered.

His talent and skills behind the turntables shows how popular this charismatic jungle DJ has become over the years. Needless to say, in 2008, DJ Ganjaboat is still one of the most popular DJ's in the Las Vegas scene.

DJ Ganjaboat continues to entertain wherever he plays and deserves respect...


Once again, the story of the Ganjaboat continues to unfold...
 

GanjaBoat

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there have been 2 parties at strip clubs since I've been in Vegas (about 3 years) The Tropicana Pool was like DJn at disneyland lol shit was intense
 
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