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About DJ Montana Tana1

DJ Montana is a female DJ who performs as a true entertainer using digital Serato Pioneer controllers. DJ Montana’s sound system can be scaled for a small party of 25 or setup to rock a festival or block party with custom made ear-piercing 8,000-watt scooped sub-woofer speaker system. We carry a hit selection of Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats, Mainstream Pop; Alternative, Classic & Modern Rock; Hip-Hop and R&B (Currents, Motown, 90s & 2000s Throwbacks, 80s Old Skool, 70s Disco, Trap, Twerk); 80s (80s Pop & Dance, 80s Disco & Funk, 80s New Wave & Freestyle); Electronic Dance Music (Pop EDM, Club House EDM, Jersey Club); Latin (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton); Reggae, Country, Love Ballads, Jazz, Gospel, and more.


In January 2019, 2020 and 2021, DJ Montana gained recognition for nominations in the best Reggae/Dancehall category in the Chicago Music Awards. DJ Montana’s resume of performances includes the following: *Bassline- Chicago, *Promontory-Chicago, *Wild Hare-Chicago, *Snapple's-Detroit, *Car Wash Club-Cleveland, *Mangos-Hartford, CT, *Kharasmatik-Rochester, NY, *Safari-Chicago, *Saharas-Cleveland, *Ken Ferguson-Cleveland, *Good2Go-Chicago, *Bombay-Chicago, *East of the Ryan-Chicago, *The Spot-Chicago, *Alhambra-Chicago, *Beauty and the Beast-Chicago...just to list a few.

Montana, known as Tana1 and most recently Tana Gold, fell in love with dancehall at an early age and has since been deeply involved in all aspects of the genre. From her trailblazing website which she founded in 2000 which allowed her to interview such greats as Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Bogle and Vybz Kartel to her groundbreaking yearly event, the Midwest Dancehall Queen Competition which collaborated with the International Dancehall Queen Competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica, DJ Montana has gained her notoriety as a true Dancehall Renaissance Woman.

In 2017 DJ Montana founded Montana Music, a record label based in her Spanish Town home in Jamaica which has produced singles from such greats as Shenseea and Tommy Lee Sparta.

Montana learned to select, string up and play sound on Sample Jack Sound from August Town Jamaica based in Cleveland. After a tragic accident that left her foot partially paralyzed she left Cleveland and then joined Predator the Outlaw Sound where in her first clash with Predator she single-handedly locked off Rolling Thunder Sound out of Cincinnati in the Battle of the Sexes Clash.

Tana continued to hone her mic, juggling and clash talents under the mentorship of a few amazing selectors such as Boom Blakz from Spanishtown, formerly of Bad Influence, Hard Rokk, Silver Star and Black Kolaz Sound, Deangelo King formerly of Bass Odyssey in St. Ann Jamaica and Fireworks Sound in Chicago and DJ Redman out of New York.

She then joined Chicago foundation Sound Class One and has played alongside many of the best in class talents such as Stone Love, Silver Hawk, BodyGuard, Mark Dragon Inner City, Glamma Wayne, DJ Norie, Coppashot, Noah Powa, Matterhorn, Crazy Chris and Platinum Kids just to name a few. She has also opened for such greats as Teejay, Ding Dong, Daville, Erica Banks and Romaine Virgo.

Montana has played in Negril Jamaica, Falmouth Jamaica and Montego Bay Jamaica as well as many American States/cities such as Chicago, IL, Buffalo, NY, Gary, IN, Rochester, NY, Cleveland, OH, Stratford, CT, Milwaukee, WI and Detroit, MI.

Currently Montana is a member of SuperGold Sound where she stands out as a rarity in the selector world as one of the few female selectors who can single handedly control the mic and music whether juggling or in a clash.


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Montana Music is the hottest new music production house based in both Jamaica and America, specializing in Dancehall music.

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