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Shannon (DJ Shan) Chng-Rawiri

From Arataki, Mt Maunganui, as a DJ now based in Wellington city there isn't really too much that Shan the DJ hasn't accomplished.

Shan is known as a staple ingredient of the Wellington night life and is not only rated as one of NZ's top party rocking DJs competing in DMC, ITF & Redbull 3Style competitions but he is also as a top party rocking host MC.

Shan has had the honour to host and interview an incredible list of some of the worlds top musicians and DJs, like: Grammy award winner Mya, Ty dolla $ign, Jeremih, Mario, Dru Hill, Xzibit, Pia Mia, Scribe, Tomorrow People, Opuio ,Tim Phin, Genral Lee, Dick Johnson, Flux Pavillion, Doctor P, Cookie Monsta, Sneaky Soundsystem Vandalism DJ Cash Money, DJ Scratch, DJ Rectangle, Savage, The Upbeats, Kora, Katchafire, Minuit Sam lamore (MOS) .... and the list goes on.

Not only that, Shan has also been the face host MC or headline DJ for some of Wellington's biggest parties, period, including, The Sevens Street Party, Homegrown, The Wellington Cup, Fashion in the Field, Cuba Street Carnival & the Wellington SuperClub.

In 2001 Shan had a vision to create and set up a DJ school to help pass and carry on the art of Turntablisim to the youth of today.

In 2003 Shan teamed up with George Packard and DJ Raw and together wrote the curriculum for such a school to turn the dream into reality - the result .... in 2004 Shan and DJ Raw opened the doors to New Zealand’s first ever NZQA approved DJ School at Whitireia Polytechnic.

This is known to be one of the only DJ schools in the world with unit standard credits (120 at level 4) - Certificate in DJ Music and Turntable skills.

He is also working on the 1st ever Stars DJ Music course in conjunction with Whitireia Polytechnic for secondary school students.

Shan believes in honest hard work, dedicated practice, the perfection and mastery of his chosen instrument of choice, “The Turntable”. You will find usually find Shan at any good party or event spinning on the 1s + 2s. Or you can always find him at his resident bar, The Grand, or around the countryside with his partners in crime DJ Raw (Double Trouble) & DJ Rollout as part of the underground massive Taniwha Bassline.

Stay tuned for what's next...


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