Born: Payne Land, Kingston, Jamaica
Birth Name: Akeem Ranglin
Birth Date: 17th April 1990
Jamaica is the home of Reggae and Dancehall music and one of hottest DJs currently working the
circuit is DJ Fire Biggs. A resident Selector at one of the most popularly event’s in Kingston, ‘Uptown Monday’s’ and noted by ‘The Jamaica Star’ as being “in high demand”, he has opened for major events up and down the island to include; Alkaline’s, ‘New Rules’ (a capacity of 15,000 people), Dream Weekend (which hosts over 20,000 people from across the world), ATI and more recently, the 2018 ‘Guinness Sound of Greatness Sound System Clash’, to name but a few. As well as an accomplished Disc Jockey, DJ Fire Biggs is also a seasoned Master of Ceremony; toasting
events with his outspoken wit and euphoric commentary on the mic.
Born April 17th, 1990 as Akeem Shar Ranglin and raised in Tavares Gardens (locally known as
Payne Land) in Kingston, St. Andrew, DJ Fire Biggs has always held a deep passion for music.
An affinity he bore from his father, veteran music producer, Alvin ‘GG’ Ranglin and who is
also his biggest inspirations, “My father was a music producer, he owned ‘GG’ Records and
established artists such as Gregory Issacs and Dennis Brown, so he is a great inspiration to
me”. His journey in music, however, has not been an easy road he has worked tirelessly to
get where he now is and continues to maintain his presence by consistently working harder.
From the tender age of 13, he began to experiment with music, winning countless awards
within his community for his exceptional ability to stir the crowd with his DJing skills. He
became heavily involved with music at his high-school, Jose Marti and soon began to play at
after-school events and was soon on his way to start a career in DJing.
In 2007 DJ Fire Biggs became the official DJ for Dancehall Artist Gage and toured across the
island pushing the fledging Artist’s career. He soon joined Audio One Sound System and his
demand increased ensuring that he was fully booked-out every night of the week. It was at
this time that he honed his skills and in 2012 he was given the opportunity to work for Rebel
T Sound System, “I began my career as a Selector with Audio One. Those early days were
very vital to my development. I also gained a lot of experience working with Rebel T”, he
In 2014, Fire Biggs left Rebel T and set-up his own Sound System, Fire Explosions with a
friend DJ Jerome who was synonymous with the legendary Frenz 4 Real Record Label, “It
wasn’t easy when I decided to launch out on my own. I had to start over but there was a lot
of people who rated me as a DJ, to include my friend Picket of the Fire Rave Crew and so
they recommended me to promoters and bookings soon started flooding in.” Fire Biggs
soon ventured into promotions and created brands such as ‘Chrome Mondayz’, ‘Fire
Tuesdays’, ‘Cheerleader Mondays’ and ‘Shella Tuesdays’ with its focus to give back to the
various communities that have contributed to the success of his career by employing locals to
work at various events.
Having built his name firmly in Jamaica’s Dancehall culture, Fire Biggs’ next venture is to
take on the world. With dates scheduled for the UK, Canada, Europe and the US, 2019 is set
to be an amazing year and he is ready to showcase his talent for those who truly appreciate
the art of DJing, “I do not limit myself when I’m entertaining my audience. I play the best
music all the time. I always give people what they want. I can play at any event because I
have a huge catalogue of music so as long as they cheer, I will continue to play.”