My name is Donville Brown(Archie),i am a reggae/dancehall artist, my artist name is Archieious, i am a born Jamaican, i was born in the parish of St.Thomas in a litte district name Hampton Court,i attend the Hampton Court Basic School, Duckenfield Primary School, and the Stocks Hall Secondary School. All in the parish of St.Thomas. The Hampton Court Pentecostal church was the place of worship on a sunday, at the church they have a few musical instruments, but there was this wind instrument, i love to hear the sounds that it makes, the love that i had for this instrument help me to play it. After i found the way how to use it, every sunday it was there for me to played, that was the time and place when i got connected with music. After church on sunday, you know it's school on monday, at school there were no musical instruments available to us, so the desk top was the thing,(our musical instruments), I provided the beat and my friends would sing and dj, and this goes on until i graduate. Now, no school, no church, i'am on the road doing what ever,until i meet up with Mr.Edward Haye (Heady), Heady was an electrician in my district, he was also a sound system(Super Kat Disco)ower,i was learning electrical installation with Heady, however and whenever the sound system was playing i was always present lifting boxes, this did't goes on for too long before i started to do the wireing and playing the sound system, after playing the sound system for a while, i discover that i am nice on the microphone, at the end of a session,(the party), i would put on a version of a song and then dj, my co-workers and some friends, also people who hear me doing my thing always telling me to take it serious,i kept on playing the sound system for a long while, still not taking the artist thing serious. One night i was playing the sound system in the community centre at Hampton Court, when i got a surprise, my father Mr.Harold Brown was there without my knowledge, until my brother Dave Brown came over to me and said "hail up dah man yah"(say hi to this man), when i took a good look,the man was my father, he then turn to me and said "mi a duh dis long before yuh, same place yah sooh"(i'am doing this long before you, at this same place),I felt so good hearing what my father had just said. A few days pass by, one day me, my brother and my father was talking, and he said to us "mi neva get fi dwit, soh mi wah fi seh one a unnuh a entertain the world"(I never get a chance to entertain the world, so i want to see one of you do that),so i said to myself, that's my calling, but i still never make a move to it.
In 1993 the table turn and i ended up in U.S.A. in the Bronx NY. While in NY for about a month or so, i was introduce to a sound system (King Rockler Int.) owner, Dwight from 1384 Boston Rd.,Bronx,NY. Dwight then gave me a trial and he liked the vibes, so i began to play the sound system for a while, One day in the summer while we were in the basement of the building cleaning and arranging the sound system, Dwight had invited some of his friends from over in Brooklyn to come over and join us, we were there playing music drinking and having a good time, i was playing the sound system when one of my friend(Bally)said to me "mi want a clash a dj clash", so i announced the clash, the clash take off and they kill my friend (Bally),lyrically.l then took the microphone, and i did fix them, from one to all, One of the guys was taking it personnal and wanted to fight, but this did not go any were. Dwight then turn to me and said "a yuh a de dj, Archie a yuh a de dj(you are the artist),I was then began looking into myself. Any way Some time pass by, then i move to central Florida, Orlando, there i meet another sound system ower name Cappo, he too liked my vibes after the trial, so i began to play his sound system, one night after playing at a club he said to me "yow control de sound "(take control of the sound system),in which i did, so the sound system was at my house, there i began to do some practicing, making songs, i recorded what i have done, i took them to Cappo for him to listen, after he finished listening to them he said to me, "yuh a wase time, mek use a dem ting yah" (you are wasting your time, make good use of your talent), I began to play my songs on the sound system and in my car, whenever i played them, i love the response that i was getting, at this point of time, i got the urge to do some songs, so i then link up with a singer name Cupid, who knew some people, so he then made some links, one of them connected, that's how i meet Dorrell, Dorrell was the owner of a dubplate studio on Church Street, down town Orlando, i began going to the studio at times, while there i meet another sound system owner name Mark (Black Rose Sound), i also play that sound system too for a while, then i meet Joe, Joe is a rasta man from east Portland, in Jamaica, he was the one who builted beats (rhythm), he also was telling me, that i need to get serious and do somthing before somthing do me. I was so conscious about the reggea/dancehall music to know that Jamaica is the place to be if i wanted to be a real reggea artist, i think about it so hard and long, some of the time i got so confuse, but it never stop there, finally my mind was made up on becoming an artist, so i pack all my stuff and say goodbye to America, and hello to Jamacia, that was a decision, any way i return to Jamaica on January 30,1998, now i'am in Jamaica this is were the real pursue started, it took a cuple of months for me to find a studio were i could learn some more about what i wanted to do, becoming an artist, i was from one studio to the other, until i get in touch with Kibba Ranks, Kibba was a long time friend, he told me to come check him at Exidus studio on Mannings Hill Rd. That's were i learnt a lot about using the rhythm the right way (get my experience) at this time i builted a song and wrote it , title: No bad mind friend, this was about 2000-2001. i did a demo of it, anyway that was only showing me that i could really do it, i continue writing songs after songs, in the mid part of the year 2002, i voiced a song for Kibba on his God talk rhythm, this was my second time in a voicing room, the only difference is that, this time i was doing it at the Anchor recording studio, this recording then gave me a drive, which got damage in the long run, because things din't work out as how we had planed, i never give up but i was a bit worried, because what i was looking for was not coming, that big break.
At the end of the year 2003, the Surfire recording studio management kept a stage show at the Golden Grove playing field in St.Thomas, Jamaica.l was an act on the show, along with Mr.Lexx, Danny-English & Eggnogg, Quench Aid, Richie Spice, Truck Fender, and a lot more artists. Stone Love was the backing sound system, it was my time now to hit the stage, i was there on stage doing my thing, the song that i was singing was, "No bad mind friend", when i was getting down in the song, i just felt the cordless microphone hit me on my mouth, fallowed by a loud noise as if something exploded in the sound boxes, then!! a bottle fell on the stage in front of me, i then realized that some one had throw a bottle on me, let me tell you something, this happen so fast. l then pause for a while, took up the bottle with the intention to throw it back in the crowd, to tell you the truth, when i lift my hand up to throw the bottle, it's like a loud voice said to me,"what are you doing?" i then regain a moment of consciousness, and when i took a good, good look in the crowd, there were number of women standing right there in the line of fire, so i put the bottle down and was trying to say something on the microphone, but by this the microphone was broken by the bottle, i then left the stage, i felt so destroyed as if i most gave it up. Mr.Lexx was the one who gave me some words of encouragement, which strengthen me, let me tell you the truth that thing hit me so hard, it took a long time for me to get back on my mission, anyway, with strong determination i overcome and kept on writing songs only. About June 2005, i return to St.Thomas and i began working at the Duckenfield sugar factory in St.Thomas, Jamaica, i was doing security work, one night i was working in the sugar house, i was by myself meditating, then the next thing i know,i was singing something about fighting poverty, it sounds good to me, so i wrote it, when the song was complete, i took it to one of my friend, Imorie Beacher, for her to read it, after finish reading it, she turn to me and said "sing it now" i did, she then say to me "Donville this is a number one(1)song, i like it, and i want to hear it on the radio", i said to her don't worry you will, i work at the sugar factory up until the end of the year 2008, at this time i was redundant. Now i'am not working, so i was saying to myself, well, this is the time for me to launch out, i then started making some links, a few of them got connected, so i return to kingston, this was about mid 2009, i then link up with Allie at the Acre Entertainment studio, there i began doing some voicing, i voiced songs like Poverty, Yuh nuh more than mi, How long, and weak. One day i was at home playing my CD. a car pull up at the the gate and stop, i was at the gate standing, the person in the car was Richard (Richie), a long time friend, greet each other, then he said to me "a who that a sing?"(who is that singing?) and i said to him, it's me and he said, "a lie yuh a tell" (you are telling me a lie) and i said to him, God know, he then said "soh how mi nuh hear nuh song wid yuh pon de radio?" (how is it i don't hear any of your songs on the radio), i said to him, i don't have the money to do that, and he said to me "don't worry mi ago mek it happen, mi ago talk to mi uncle"(don't worry, i will make it happen, i'am going to talk to my uncle). this was about mid 2011, anyway this did't happen as he spoke. A few months pass by, one day i received a phone call, it was from Richie's uncle, kenneth, he told me that he has spoke to Richie and he wanted to hear the songs, i sent them off to him, in about two(2)days time Kenneth called me and he told me that he was interested, but he had to talk to one Dice,"Dice is the producer, and anything he say's" a few days pass by, then one day i receive another phone call it was Kenneth, he and Dice was on the line, we spoke for almost one(1)hour, we came to an agreement and got things straighten out, they both agree to work with me. I felt so good on hearing that, my wife also played a very important role in moulding me into an artist, she always be giving good words of encouragement, she was always saying "honey i know you can do it, because the songs them shot." Just in case you want to know how i get the name Archieious, one day i was setting up my gmail account, and i made a mistake, i was supposed to wrote Archielous and wrote Archieious, and to me this was kinder different so i kept it.
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I most say special thanks to: Richard, Kenneth, Dice, Allie, kibba Ranks, Heady, Cappo, Darrell, Joe, Dwight and my wife Mrs.Denise Brown for the role they play in getting Archieious on the road. God bless us all. Written by: Donville Brown/ Archieious
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