Deniece Marz Profile
Deniece Marz (Full name Xoliswa Denise Moyo) is a musician, live mix dj, producer and fashion design graduate. Deniece grew up in a very musical home with her father being a jazz bassist, her uncle a hip-hop enthusiast and her brother, a music producer. When she is not performing, she spends her time collecting music and being involved in the fashion industry.
- What is your DJ Name?
- Where are you from?
Johannesburg, South Africa.
- What city do you currently reside in?
- How long have you been in the industry?
For 3 years.
- What is your favourite track to mix with currently?
At the moment, ‘Messenger’ by Potatohead People.
- What are your biggest achievements as a DJ?
So far, being booked by Afropunk for their small events and main event in 2017.
- What genre of music do you play?
A mix of many genres. Mostly Electronic, Hip-Hop and House.
- What made you want to become a DJ?
My love for music made me fall in love with DJ’ing.
- What was your biggest gig/s?
Afropunk, Sneakerness and 2Sides of the Beat.
- What are your personal interests, besides music?
Fashion and Art in general.
- What is your favourite quote?
“Space is the Place”
- What artist do you find most inspirational, and why?
Sun-Ra. Because of his influence in the Afrofuturism movement.
- Where do you find inspiration for your music?
My Father, Uncle and brother.
- What are the top 10 tips you would give to a female DJ starting out?
- Not everyone is your friend.
- There are more people who know about you than you think, so ensure that you are not just a DJ but a whole brand.
- Practice as much as possible.
- DON’T DO DRUGS.
- Stay healthy, exercise and drink lots of water.
- Take advantage of the fact that you are a female DJ. You have people’s attention with the fact that you are a female DJ. Use this as an opportunity to showcase who you are.
- Always be careful of the bookings you get. Sometimes people just book you to try to get intimate with you.
- Never go to gigs alone.
- Never do it just for money and/or attention. Always remember why you started DJ’ing in the first place (for the love of music and DJ’ing).
- NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!!!