Channing Hoskin, better known as "DJ Duce," was born in York, PA. Growing up in an urban community, Duce took a liking to hip-hop and R&B music at an early age. By age 12, Duce became interested in a local college radio station "99.7 FM WVYC” that aired hip-hop music on Saturdays. Fascinated with the idea that a person can put a spin on music by mixing, scratching and uplifted personality, he decided that being a DJ was his calling.
In the fall of 2010, Duce accepted an offer from a local radio personality "Aurora Star" to co-host the "Mad House Radio Show" on 99.7 FM WVYC. Catching on quickly, Duce brought in local talent to increase popularity of the show where he would interview them, have them interact with listeners and perform freestyles live on air.
Taking time off from music, Duce launched his own internet radio station called "Mad House Radio Live" and branded himself a professional DJ. Playing off of the same theory, Duce created a new show, "The Motion" which quickly gained local attention. With the new found freedom of having his own show, Duce was able to air uncensored music, play his choice of local artists records, and mix music. Unfortunately, because of minimal staffing and empty slots on the station, the station shut down after a few months.
Duce has recorded two demo mixtapes titled "It’s In Da Mix" and "Halloween House Party Mix." He devotes the majority of his time as a Mixtape DJ and has released 17 Mixtapes that have received over 250,000 views, 250,000 listens and 70,000 downloads.
DJ 10th Power
Keith S. Mitchell, Sr., aka 10th Power, was born in West Hempstead, NY, and is the 3rd youngest of four brothers. Keith's musical career began when his oldest brother, Michael, taught him how to DJ at the age of 13. Using their home stereo equipment, he and his brother would scratch and mix their family's records, and after entertaining his family members at reunions and barbecues his DJ career began! Though he was shy, Keith's crazy skills on the turntables gained attention, not only from the ladies, but from his peers who called on him to enter DJ battles and host break dancing parties.
In 1984, Keith joined the US Army but continued to dee jay in his spare time. He has performed in North & South Carolina, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, New York and parts of Europe, just to name a few.
From dee jaying, Keith transitioned into music production and management forming the company Lowa Level Entertainment.
As the business blossomed, Keith signed, managed and produced albums for artists from the Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia areas. Eventually Keith parted ways with these artists and in a move aimed at re-positioning his operations, he changed his company name to M3 Music Group.
With moderately local success in York, PA, Keith formed an award winning hip-hop collective called Lost Cause. Lost Cause released several music videos and was featured in The Germantown Pulse, FlipsidePA, and WGAL News Center 8. As the group's popularity grew, their music was marketed on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. The group disbanded in June of 2017 but continues to release music today.
Keith continues to build his catalog of music and networking and has created theme music for "Urban Housecall" an internet based talk radio show, as well as for Wild Mind Entertainment, another internet based company. After some negotiating, Keith was hired by Wild Mind to serve as its Director of Music with his first assignment being to create theme music for Wild Mind's internet series "Razor Game." Though the series aired with positive reviews, and a ton of followers, the company's executives eventually parted ways and Wild Mind Entertainment faded to black.
With studios in Germantown, MD (Level One Studios) and York, PA (Princess Studios), Keith remains busy creating music, discovering local talent, and serving up DJ services throughout PA, MD, DC & VA.
Hip Hop Artist Chino
Miguel A. Torres Jr., aka "Chino," was born and raised in the 717 (York, PA). From an early age, Chino's family recognized his innate passion for the creative arts. Without giving it a second thought, they encouraged his participation in a range of activities that allowed for creative and imaginative expression, such as music, and drawing.
During Chino’s grade school years, he began doodling images from his imagination bringing those visions to life. Throughout the years his talent and passion continued to grow, which led him to the next chapter in life of designing cover art and tattoos. This outlet allowed him to stretch his imagination to infinity.
Chino’s appetite for creativity blossomed immensely as he matured mentally and physically. With his bottomless hunger to achieve, he explored creative writing, which he ultimately put to music. The combination was magical! After recording several tracks, Chino uploaded his music to streaming platforms such as Soundcloud and Youtube and his musical career took off from there. It didn’t take long for his peers to recognize his talent which led to offers to collaborate with other musicians and producers.
It was through these collaborations that Chino met M3 Music Group Producer DJ 10th Power and mixtape extraordinaire DJ Duce. Hearing Chino spit over M3 beats, DJ 10th Power signed him to the M3 label. After several meetings with 10th and Duce, the musical aspect of their relationship turned into dialogue on the growing popularity of podcasting, and from there the idea of starting the Qi Podcast grew legs. Together, these magnificent minds kicked off a storm of podcasts showcasing local and big-name guests. Chino said, “I feel extremely blessed to be able to work with these phenomenal producers and I look forward to being a part of the M3 family and the Qi Podcast.”