My name is Burhan, also known as DJ Smokie Dan. I moved to the United States in 1992 to be able to work and support my family back home in East Africa, Somalia. I always had a love for music and people. I landed my first gig at a Nigerian festival in Portland, Maine where I met Tish, the owner of CMB Sounds ( a sound system and DJ service company). Tish was impressed with my choice of music and skill and I eventually became a part of the CMB Sounds Company.


I have done numerous live shows in places like Portland, ME, Boston, MA, New York, Miami, FL, Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas; djing alongside artists including Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Luciano, Beenie Man, Alpha Blondy, Cocoa Tea, Fat Joe, Yellow Man, Mr. Vegas, Spragga Benz, Kevin Little, Akon, Sizzla, Capleton, Elephant Man, and many more. I moved to Oregon in 2016 and connected with KBOO radio,niceupradio, and Ras Danny Fallon for a gig as a special guest DJ. I’ve djed shows, parties and clubs side by side with various Portland DJ’s: YT Small Axe, Trinity Sound, Shortchange, Solo, Selecter Margo, Piz, Nayiram, Mo, Valan Primus, Dj  Brain Bnick,Dj Short Change, Dj Panaflex, Charles Y2Ksound, Djmo, Selecter Babo, Ron Napkin, Dj Prashant Kakad. I have organized community events such the Portland Somalian Festival. I was also hired to DJ at the Pan Afriacn Festival in 2018. I own CMB Sound System LLC and provide speaker rentals as well as engineering services. You can catch me live every Sunday 11am-1pm on Nice up Radio. I ensure that professionalism has been attained and delivery of the music has been achieved 100%. Let I, DJ Smokie, take you to an international mix of music!