Ms Eve Profile
Ms Eve was born and bred in the small town of Paarl. She discovered her passion for spinning the decks at the age of 16. Inspired by the likes of Bongo Muffin, Mailakan DJ Oskidon, DJ Fresh and the Late DJ Monde her goal was to become a DJ herself. Ms Eve has gained ‘real world’ experience in the field and can adapt to any working environment. She feels that she excels in both artistic and creative settings while having technical proficiency in the field.
- What is your DJ Name?
- Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Cape Town in a small town called Paarl.
- What city do you currently reside in?
I am currently living in Gugulethu.
- How long have you been in the industry?
I have been in the industry for 5 years now.
- What is your favourite track to mix with currently?
Ms Eve ft Dee Diamond
- What are your biggest achievements as a DJ?
My biggest achievement has been playing at all the biggest festivals in the world. Being the first black female DJ to play at Ultra 2017, Rocking the Daisies 2016 and Africa Burn 2017.
- What genre of music do you play?
House music – deep house mostly
- What made you want to become a DJ?
I have always had a passion for music.
- What was your biggest gig/s?
UltraSA was definitely my biggest gig.
- What are your personal interests, besides music?
My other personal interest besides music, is modeling.
- What is your favourite quote?
“You don’t know me YET”
- What artist do you find most inspirational, and why?
Black Coffee. He is an inspiration to all artists. He’s a hard working man and a good businessman. I respect his hustle!
- Where do you find inspiration for your music?
I mostly find inspiration from scanning through iTunes.
- What are the top 10 tips you would give to a female DJ starting out?
- Only DJ for the love of it, not because its a trendy hobby. DJing requires patience, good ears and knowledge of your market. It takes hard work to grow your followers and brand which can at times become frustrating.
- It’s easy to get sucked into the ‘lifestyle’ but always remember why you became a DJ.
- Make sure you do your ground work and beware of people taking advantage. Stick to your guns and ignore naysayers.
- Don’t be afraid to say no to “dodgy” promoters. You’ll be pulled in all directions if you don’t stand your ground from the start.
- Remember that, at the end of the day, this is business.
- All DJs get nervous. If you don’t, you’re doing it wrong. The trick is to be professional enough to hide your nerves.
- On that note, always look and act the part you want to play.
- Have a vision for where you want to be.
- It’s in our nature to downplay our own efforts and elevate those of others, but remember that you are not a polished, finished article.
- Most importantly, just go for it! You have nothing to lose.