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What Kind of DJ are You?

What Kind of DJ Would You Like To Be?

The global music and DJ scene is blowing up like never before. Hundreds and thousands of people flock to music festivals all over the world just to catch the bass drop of their favourite DJs. Genres like Kwaito, Dubstep, Drum and Bass and millions of other beats and rhythms inspire and motivate people every day. Whether it’s your second cousin’s wedding or the world’s biggest music festival, you’re sure to find a disk jockey working hard to showcase their finest beats. We’ve compiled a list of some of the different types of DJs you’ll come across in the music industry. What kind of DJ are you?

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Introducing DJ Misfit

Introducing DJ Misfit

DJ Misfit is a She-J hailing from Pretoria. By day she goes as Nompumelelo Phiri, a personal trainer and group exercise instructor with a degree in Sports Science. But by night she transforms into a tenacious DJ that sets the floor on fire with her killer beats. Ms. Phiri believes that dynamite comes in small packages and that’s exactly how she rolls, a passionate lover of music, it wasn’t a surprise when she found herself creating her own beats behind the DJ booth.

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Sisterhood: Support on the Decks

Sisterhood: Support on the Decks

“The strongest women are those that build up the women around them, instead of tearing them down”

Being a woman is a constant battle in any industry. But one thing that women can offer one another, particularly female DJ’s, is unconditional support.

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About Deniece Marz

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.

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About DJ Swanky

DJ Swanky Profile

Tshepiso “Swanky” Manyaapelo is Cape Town based pro DJ who recently graduated from DJ Zintle’s Fuse Academy with a Gold certificate. Swanky is also a MC/Host with a voice full of energy and has a great passion for fashion, radio, television and all things media. With extensive experience in the corporate sector, her mind is a bank of knowledge which certify her as not just a pretty face, but also a formidable voice.

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The Rise of the She-J

The Rise of the She-J

It may have started as a crawl, but female DJs are making their mark on the industry and embracing the challenging journey nonetheless.

At first the doubt and skepticism was tangible when a girl claims to be a DJ. Frankly these reactions still exist, but the music industry has finally opened its ears to hear the cry of the female DJ. It is no secret that male DJs are still dominating the playing field, but they’ve been receiving more and more competition from prominent females in the industry.

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Top 5 Established and Up-And-Coming Female DJs in SA

Top 5 Established and Up-And-Coming Female DJs In South Africa

They are powerful, inspiring, and hold their own behind the turn tables – our top five established, and up-and-coming DJs in South Africa are revolutionising a once male dominated industry. Below we delve deeper into these multi-talented artists, and how they’re changing the business in the country.

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Make Your Mark with Portia Luma

How to Make Your Mark in the DJ Industry with Portia Luma

Being a DJ is not just about playing beats; to make it a career you have to treat it like a business by marketing your brand, and networking on and off line. To learn techniques in creating your own opportunities and market your DJ brand, we spoke with Portia Luma; a Cape Town based afro house DJ and marketing guru, for her advice for aspiring DJs.

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How to Perfect Your Mix

How to Perfect Your Mix

Once you know your equipment inside and out, have built an impressive playlist, and words like “bar” and “breakdown” have been adapted into your everyday language, you’re ready to learn how to mix tracks. Before you hit play, however, there are certain key guidelines to consider when crafting a great DJ mix – who you are playing for, the structure of the track, and how you will mix it. To ensure you keep the crowd moving, and transition through your playlist with ease, follow the four steps below when perfecting your mix.

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Marketing and branding tips from Milli Bala

DJ Milli Bala Gives Her Tips for Marketing Your Brand and Enhancing Your Career

Beyond your marketable skills of talent and sound, building a strategic plan to build your brand as a DJ requires consistency, personality, and professionalism. As a master of curating her own brand, we ask DJ Milli Bala, South African Deep House master, her tips for enhancing your career in the entertainment industry.

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