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October 2020

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Oct 30, 2020 2:00 pm

Diesel Denim Friday kicks things off in the following stores across the country: Sandton City, Menlyn Mall, Canal Walk and Gateway. Once you’ve watched and listened to the mixes, have your say below by voting for who you think deserves to be SA’s next DJ Champion! #DieselDenimFriday

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Meet your contestant DJs - All Cities
Ian Principal

Independent podcaster from Soweto & social entrepreneur who started dj professionally in 2014 till recent. Promoting his brand Musical Bliss Sessions Radio & creating a trademark around different venues in Johannesburg, learning new skills and building a network of promotional services with resourceful people in the industry.

Deep Essentials

"Music is essential and so are we" - Deep Essentials

The Black Pioneer

The Black Pioneer, born in Soweto, is a DJ who specializes in House music. He is the owner and founder of a monthly podcast known as "Golden'era - sessions" (GES) which has been running since early 2016, and has since grown and branched out into a clothing line. The Black Pioneer has shared the stage with Njelic, Kabza Da Small, Shaun 101, and Oscar Mbo to mention a few.

Deep Narratives

Deep Narratives is a group with two guys, Vertic (Khayelihle) & Lelzin (Mpumelelo).They were born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.

Dj Kabila

Siyanda Makanya famously known as DJ Kabila, is a South African deejay based in Durban with his roots from the dusty township of Mthatha, South Africa. His love for the deejay box dates back to the 1990's. He has an undoubted gift of keeping a capacious, jam-packed dance floor on its feet the entire night.

Dlala Thukzin

Thuthuka Zindlovu, was born and bred in Lamontville, a small township on the South Coast of Durban, which is synonymous for fostering surfers and life guards. Passionate and a young supernova, Thukzin started pursuing his love for music at a young age, which was a result of hanging around his uncle who was a DJ. He was 12 years old when he started DJing at local Durban clubs such as Havana Music Café and Joe Cools. It was there that he met people whose passions aligned with his and they started pioneering the sound we all know as Gqom.

DJ L Smooth

Lloyd Lelaka A.K.A L Smooth is a DJ from a township called Attridgevill also known as Pheli, I was born, bread, buttered and jamed in Pheli and wouldn’t have it any other way. My current goals and always have been, are making and producing my own musics and always sharing my talent with others who are willing to learn. One of my biggest aspirations would have to be I have always wanted to be one of the biggest producers world wide in all aspects of music because there is nothing I can’t play,“ Only the brave” right?. I have groomed many known artists with my talents your likes of ( Lamiez Holworthy and Dj Tsitso) and I have also played along side with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, I still do plan on grooming more for I believe that, what I possess with my hands might help someone achieve their goals and not only mine. I am the best at what I do and that is a fact.

DJ Sandy

Entertainer, Dancer, and DJ, "Sandy the D" comes from a small town Idutywa in the Eastern Cape, currently based in Pretoria. When not performing, she spends her time rehearsing & playing around with music… aided by over 3 years of Djing lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced town, East London. Having spent most of her time playing at all of the major local night clubs, and DJing in Special events. Sandy has had a lot of time to develop her Djing skills. For her, it’s all about mood and a nice time for everyone.

Fif_laaa

By day she is Refilwe Matabane; a civilian and Strategist in one of the World’s largest advertising agencies. By night she transforms into the peripatetic, enchanting Fif_laaa who was sent to Earth so save us all with her selection of timeless music.

Frequency Shifters

Born and raised in KwaLanga, the oldest township in the western cape, Frequency shifters are a dynamic electronic music duo formed in 2019 by Thando Mkunqwana & Sipho Sigxashi. Their blend of afro Futuristic house is a combination of urban techno infused with deep indigenous African sound. This introverted Duo produces and plays music which crosses over, acting as a bridge to the world.

Jeje

Sibuyile Mbewu aka DJ Jeje, is a dj and music producer born and bred in the streets of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Very young yet seasoned, Jeje has already amazed a steady catalogue that includes co-signs from the likes of DJ Tira, Tipcee and even " Uthando Nesthembu" - a popular show on DSTV's Mzansi Magic. He has shared stages with the likes of AKA, Moonchild Sanelly, Samthing Soweto, Pearl Thusi and Shimza to name a few.

Casto

CASTO is a 23 year old DJ/Producer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been turning heads in the house scene with his lively production and high energy live shows. Huge passion for his genre and putting out the work he creates! Featuring on festival and club line-ups across South Africa as well as opening for local and international acts such as Illusionize, Billy Kenny, Mat.Joe, Chemical Surf, Rrotik, Gustavo Mota, Plastic Robots, Kyle Watson, Rich Pinder, Chunda Munki and Timo ODV, to name a few.

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Oscar Mbo

Oscar is a DJ that specialises in the sub-genres of Deep House, Soulful House, Deep Tech, Nu-Jazz, Broken Beats, Lounge & Chill Out Music. He has played alongside Kuniyuki Takahashi, Lars Behrenroth, Rocco, Jullian Gomes, DJ Christos, Black Coffee, Trev The Japanese, Vinni Da Vinci, Kat La Kat & DJ Nana to name a few. Oscar Mbo is also the host of the monthly show, The Ashmed Hour.

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Lamiez Holworthy

A South African DJ and television personality born in Pretoria, Lamiez is best known for hosting the SABC 1 music show, Live Amp. After years of being a DJ in the underground, she joined showbiz in 2013 and has not looked back since. Despite the struggles that her family went through, her mother made sure that Lamiez had all the necessary equipment to be a DJ.

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DJ Loyd

Loyiso Mdebuka, affectionately known as DJ Loyd, is a South African-born DJ, TV & radio broadcaster, voiceover artist, MC and self-starting entrepreneur possessing skills and expertise spanning nearly 20 years. His trajectory started in 2006 after a competition win and continued for many more years until he was awarded the Turntablist of the Year in 2010. The award earned him the opportunity to further expand his brand and travel to the Winter Music Conference in Miami.

Hero
King Sfiso

King Sfiso's name has become synonymous with Afro House in most parts of Africa. Over the past few years, he's had successful releases after collaborating with artists like Shota and Mbuso Khoza. He also collaborated with Culoe De Song and Mondli Ngcobo to produce his smash hit ILANGA which was later remixed by Blackcoffee, Manoo and Enoo Napa. He had a radio show on Gagasi FM which is specifically designed to assist aspiring house DJs and producers, and is now on Ukhozi FM.

Meet your contestant DJs - Johannesburg
Ian Principal

Independent podcaster from Soweto & social entrepreneur who started dj professionally in 2014 till recent. Promoting his brand Musical Bliss Sessions Radio & creating a trademark around different venues in Johannesburg, learning new skills and building a network of promotional services with resourceful people in the industry.

Deep Essentials

"Music is essential and so are we" - Deep Essentials

The Black Pioneer

The Black Pioneer, born in Soweto, is a DJ who specializes in House music. He is the owner and founder of a monthly podcast known as "Golden'era - sessions" (GES) which has been running since early 2016, and has since grown and branched out into a clothing line. The Black Pioneer has shared the stage with Njelic, Kabza Da Small, Shaun 101, and Oscar Mbo to mention a few.

Deep Narratives

Deep Narratives is a group with two guys, Vertic (Khayelihle) & Lelzin (Mpumelelo).They were born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.

Dj Kabila

Siyanda Makanya famously known as DJ Kabila, is a South African deejay based in Durban with his roots from the dusty township of Mthatha, South Africa. His love for the deejay box dates back to the 1990's. He has an undoubted gift of keeping a capacious, jam-packed dance floor on its feet the entire night.

Dlala Thukzin

Thuthuka Zindlovu, was born and bred in Lamontville, a small township on the South Coast of Durban, which is synonymous for fostering surfers and life guards. Passionate and a young supernova, Thukzin started pursuing his love for music at a young age, which was a result of hanging around his uncle who was a DJ. He was 12 years old when he started DJing at local Durban clubs such as Havana Music Café and Joe Cools. It was there that he met people whose passions aligned with his and they started pioneering the sound we all know as Gqom.

DJ L Smooth

Lloyd Lelaka A.K.A L Smooth is a DJ from a township called Attridgevill also known as Pheli, I was born, bread, buttered and jamed in Pheli and wouldn’t have it any other way. My current goals and always have been, are making and producing my own musics and always sharing my talent with others who are willing to learn. One of my biggest aspirations would have to be I have always wanted to be one of the biggest producers world wide in all aspects of music because there is nothing I can’t play,“ Only the brave” right?. I have groomed many known artists with my talents your likes of ( Lamiez Holworthy and Dj Tsitso) and I have also played along side with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, I still do plan on grooming more for I believe that, what I possess with my hands might help someone achieve their goals and not only mine. I am the best at what I do and that is a fact.

DJ Sandy

Entertainer, Dancer, and DJ, "Sandy the D" comes from a small town Idutywa in the Eastern Cape, currently based in Pretoria. When not performing, she spends her time rehearsing & playing around with music… aided by over 3 years of Djing lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced town, East London. Having spent most of her time playing at all of the major local night clubs, and DJing in Special events. Sandy has had a lot of time to develop her Djing skills. For her, it’s all about mood and a nice time for everyone.

Fif_laaa

By day she is Refilwe Matabane; a civilian and Strategist in one of the World’s largest advertising agencies. By night she transforms into the peripatetic, enchanting Fif_laaa who was sent to Earth so save us all with her selection of timeless music.

Frequency Shifters

Born and raised in KwaLanga, the oldest township in the western cape, Frequency shifters are a dynamic electronic music duo formed in 2019 by Thando Mkunqwana & Sipho Sigxashi. Their blend of afro Futuristic house is a combination of urban techno infused with deep indigenous African sound. This introverted Duo produces and plays music which crosses over, acting as a bridge to the world.

Jeje

Sibuyile Mbewu aka DJ Jeje, is a dj and music producer born and bred in the streets of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Very young yet seasoned, Jeje has already amazed a steady catalogue that includes co-signs from the likes of DJ Tira, Tipcee and even " Uthando Nesthembu" - a popular show on DSTV's Mzansi Magic. He has shared stages with the likes of AKA, Moonchild Sanelly, Samthing Soweto, Pearl Thusi and Shimza to name a few.

Casto

CASTO is a 23 year old DJ/Producer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been turning heads in the house scene with his lively production and high energy live shows. Huge passion for his genre and putting out the work he creates! Featuring on festival and club line-ups across South Africa as well as opening for local and international acts such as Illusionize, Billy Kenny, Mat.Joe, Chemical Surf, Rrotik, Gustavo Mota, Plastic Robots, Kyle Watson, Rich Pinder, Chunda Munki and Timo ODV, to name a few.

Hero
Oscar Mbo

Oscar is a DJ that specialises in the sub-genres of Deep House, Soulful House, Deep Tech, Nu-Jazz, Broken Beats, Lounge & Chill Out Music. He has played alongside Kuniyuki Takahashi, Lars Behrenroth, Rocco, Jullian Gomes, DJ Christos, Black Coffee, Trev The Japanese, Vinni Da Vinci, Kat La Kat & DJ Nana to name a few. Oscar Mbo is also the host of the monthly show, The Ashmed Hour.

Hero
Lamiez Holworthy

A South African DJ and television personality born in Pretoria, Lamiez is best known for hosting the SABC 1 music show, Live Amp. After years of being a DJ in the underground, she joined showbiz in 2013 and has not looked back since. Despite the struggles that her family went through, her mother made sure that Lamiez had all the necessary equipment to be a DJ.

Hero
DJ Loyd

Loyiso Mdebuka, affectionately known as DJ Loyd, is a South African-born DJ, TV & radio broadcaster, voiceover artist, MC and self-starting entrepreneur possessing skills and expertise spanning nearly 20 years. His trajectory started in 2006 after a competition win and continued for many more years until he was awarded the Turntablist of the Year in 2010. The award earned him the opportunity to further expand his brand and travel to the Winter Music Conference in Miami.

Hero
King Sfiso

King Sfiso's name has become synonymous with Afro House in most parts of Africa. Over the past few years, he's had successful releases after collaborating with artists like Shota and Mbuso Khoza. He also collaborated with Culoe De Song and Mondli Ngcobo to produce his smash hit ILANGA which was later remixed by Blackcoffee, Manoo and Enoo Napa. He had a radio show on Gagasi FM which is specifically designed to assist aspiring house DJs and producers, and is now on Ukhozi FM.

Meet your contestant DJs - Cape Town
Ian Principal

Independent podcaster from Soweto & social entrepreneur who started dj professionally in 2014 till recent. Promoting his brand Musical Bliss Sessions Radio & creating a trademark around different venues in Johannesburg, learning new skills and building a network of promotional services with resourceful people in the industry.

Deep Essentials

"Music is essential and so are we" - Deep Essentials

The Black Pioneer

The Black Pioneer, born in Soweto, is a DJ who specializes in House music. He is the owner and founder of a monthly podcast known as "Golden'era - sessions" (GES) which has been running since early 2016, and has since grown and branched out into a clothing line. The Black Pioneer has shared the stage with Njelic, Kabza Da Small, Shaun 101, and Oscar Mbo to mention a few.

Deep Narratives

Deep Narratives is a group with two guys, Vertic (Khayelihle) & Lelzin (Mpumelelo).They were born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.

Dj Kabila

Siyanda Makanya famously known as DJ Kabila, is a South African deejay based in Durban with his roots from the dusty township of Mthatha, South Africa. His love for the deejay box dates back to the 1990's. He has an undoubted gift of keeping a capacious, jam-packed dance floor on its feet the entire night.

Dlala Thukzin

Thuthuka Zindlovu, was born and bred in Lamontville, a small township on the South Coast of Durban, which is synonymous for fostering surfers and life guards. Passionate and a young supernova, Thukzin started pursuing his love for music at a young age, which was a result of hanging around his uncle who was a DJ. He was 12 years old when he started DJing at local Durban clubs such as Havana Music Café and Joe Cools. It was there that he met people whose passions aligned with his and they started pioneering the sound we all know as Gqom.

DJ L Smooth

Lloyd Lelaka A.K.A L Smooth is a DJ from a township called Attridgevill also known as Pheli, I was born, bread, buttered and jamed in Pheli and wouldn’t have it any other way. My current goals and always have been, are making and producing my own musics and always sharing my talent with others who are willing to learn. One of my biggest aspirations would have to be I have always wanted to be one of the biggest producers world wide in all aspects of music because there is nothing I can’t play,“ Only the brave” right?. I have groomed many known artists with my talents your likes of ( Lamiez Holworthy and Dj Tsitso) and I have also played along side with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, I still do plan on grooming more for I believe that, what I possess with my hands might help someone achieve their goals and not only mine. I am the best at what I do and that is a fact.

DJ Sandy

Entertainer, Dancer, and DJ, "Sandy the D" comes from a small town Idutywa in the Eastern Cape, currently based in Pretoria. When not performing, she spends her time rehearsing & playing around with music… aided by over 3 years of Djing lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced town, East London. Having spent most of her time playing at all of the major local night clubs, and DJing in Special events. Sandy has had a lot of time to develop her Djing skills. For her, it’s all about mood and a nice time for everyone.

Fif_laaa

By day she is Refilwe Matabane; a civilian and Strategist in one of the World’s largest advertising agencies. By night she transforms into the peripatetic, enchanting Fif_laaa who was sent to Earth so save us all with her selection of timeless music.

Frequency Shifters

Born and raised in KwaLanga, the oldest township in the western cape, Frequency shifters are a dynamic electronic music duo formed in 2019 by Thando Mkunqwana & Sipho Sigxashi. Their blend of afro Futuristic house is a combination of urban techno infused with deep indigenous African sound. This introverted Duo produces and plays music which crosses over, acting as a bridge to the world.

Jeje

Sibuyile Mbewu aka DJ Jeje, is a dj and music producer born and bred in the streets of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Very young yet seasoned, Jeje has already amazed a steady catalogue that includes co-signs from the likes of DJ Tira, Tipcee and even " Uthando Nesthembu" - a popular show on DSTV's Mzansi Magic. He has shared stages with the likes of AKA, Moonchild Sanelly, Samthing Soweto, Pearl Thusi and Shimza to name a few.

Casto

CASTO is a 23 year old DJ/Producer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been turning heads in the house scene with his lively production and high energy live shows. Huge passion for his genre and putting out the work he creates! Featuring on festival and club line-ups across South Africa as well as opening for local and international acts such as Illusionize, Billy Kenny, Mat.Joe, Chemical Surf, Rrotik, Gustavo Mota, Plastic Robots, Kyle Watson, Rich Pinder, Chunda Munki and Timo ODV, to name a few.

Hero
Oscar Mbo

Oscar is a DJ that specialises in the sub-genres of Deep House, Soulful House, Deep Tech, Nu-Jazz, Broken Beats, Lounge & Chill Out Music. He has played alongside Kuniyuki Takahashi, Lars Behrenroth, Rocco, Jullian Gomes, DJ Christos, Black Coffee, Trev The Japanese, Vinni Da Vinci, Kat La Kat & DJ Nana to name a few. Oscar Mbo is also the host of the monthly show, The Ashmed Hour.

Hero
Lamiez Holworthy

A South African DJ and television personality born in Pretoria, Lamiez is best known for hosting the SABC 1 music show, Live Amp. After years of being a DJ in the underground, she joined showbiz in 2013 and has not looked back since. Despite the struggles that her family went through, her mother made sure that Lamiez had all the necessary equipment to be a DJ.

Hero
DJ Loyd

Loyiso Mdebuka, affectionately known as DJ Loyd, is a South African-born DJ, TV & radio broadcaster, voiceover artist, MC and self-starting entrepreneur possessing skills and expertise spanning nearly 20 years. His trajectory started in 2006 after a competition win and continued for many more years until he was awarded the Turntablist of the Year in 2010. The award earned him the opportunity to further expand his brand and travel to the Winter Music Conference in Miami.

Hero
King Sfiso

King Sfiso's name has become synonymous with Afro House in most parts of Africa. Over the past few years, he's had successful releases after collaborating with artists like Shota and Mbuso Khoza. He also collaborated with Culoe De Song and Mondli Ngcobo to produce his smash hit ILANGA which was later remixed by Blackcoffee, Manoo and Enoo Napa. He had a radio show on Gagasi FM which is specifically designed to assist aspiring house DJs and producers, and is now on Ukhozi FM.

Meet your contestant DJs - Durban
Ian Principal

Independent podcaster from Soweto & social entrepreneur who started dj professionally in 2014 till recent. Promoting his brand Musical Bliss Sessions Radio & creating a trademark around different venues in Johannesburg, learning new skills and building a network of promotional services with resourceful people in the industry.

Deep Essentials

"Music is essential and so are we" - Deep Essentials

The Black Pioneer

The Black Pioneer, born in Soweto, is a DJ who specializes in House music. He is the owner and founder of a monthly podcast known as "Golden'era - sessions" (GES) which has been running since early 2016, and has since grown and branched out into a clothing line. The Black Pioneer has shared the stage with Njelic, Kabza Da Small, Shaun 101, and Oscar Mbo to mention a few.

Deep Narratives

Deep Narratives is a group with two guys, Vertic (Khayelihle) & Lelzin (Mpumelelo).They were born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.

Dj Kabila

Siyanda Makanya famously known as DJ Kabila, is a South African deejay based in Durban with his roots from the dusty township of Mthatha, South Africa. His love for the deejay box dates back to the 1990's. He has an undoubted gift of keeping a capacious, jam-packed dance floor on its feet the entire night.

Dlala Thukzin

Thuthuka Zindlovu, was born and bred in Lamontville, a small township on the South Coast of Durban, which is synonymous for fostering surfers and life guards. Passionate and a young supernova, Thukzin started pursuing his love for music at a young age, which was a result of hanging around his uncle who was a DJ. He was 12 years old when he started DJing at local Durban clubs such as Havana Music Café and Joe Cools. It was there that he met people whose passions aligned with his and they started pioneering the sound we all know as Gqom.

DJ L Smooth

Lloyd Lelaka A.K.A L Smooth is a DJ from a township called Attridgevill also known as Pheli, I was born, bread, buttered and jamed in Pheli and wouldn’t have it any other way. My current goals and always have been, are making and producing my own musics and always sharing my talent with others who are willing to learn. One of my biggest aspirations would have to be I have always wanted to be one of the biggest producers world wide in all aspects of music because there is nothing I can’t play,“ Only the brave” right?. I have groomed many known artists with my talents your likes of ( Lamiez Holworthy and Dj Tsitso) and I have also played along side with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, I still do plan on grooming more for I believe that, what I possess with my hands might help someone achieve their goals and not only mine. I am the best at what I do and that is a fact.

DJ Sandy

Entertainer, Dancer, and DJ, "Sandy the D" comes from a small town Idutywa in the Eastern Cape, currently based in Pretoria. When not performing, she spends her time rehearsing & playing around with music… aided by over 3 years of Djing lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced town, East London. Having spent most of her time playing at all of the major local night clubs, and DJing in Special events. Sandy has had a lot of time to develop her Djing skills. For her, it’s all about mood and a nice time for everyone.

Fif_laaa

By day she is Refilwe Matabane; a civilian and Strategist in one of the World’s largest advertising agencies. By night she transforms into the peripatetic, enchanting Fif_laaa who was sent to Earth so save us all with her selection of timeless music.

Frequency Shifters

Born and raised in KwaLanga, the oldest township in the western cape, Frequency shifters are a dynamic electronic music duo formed in 2019 by Thando Mkunqwana & Sipho Sigxashi. Their blend of afro Futuristic house is a combination of urban techno infused with deep indigenous African sound. This introverted Duo produces and plays music which crosses over, acting as a bridge to the world.

Jeje

Sibuyile Mbewu aka DJ Jeje, is a dj and music producer born and bred in the streets of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Very young yet seasoned, Jeje has already amazed a steady catalogue that includes co-signs from the likes of DJ Tira, Tipcee and even " Uthando Nesthembu" - a popular show on DSTV's Mzansi Magic. He has shared stages with the likes of AKA, Moonchild Sanelly, Samthing Soweto, Pearl Thusi and Shimza to name a few.

Casto

CASTO is a 23 year old DJ/Producer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been turning heads in the house scene with his lively production and high energy live shows. Huge passion for his genre and putting out the work he creates! Featuring on festival and club line-ups across South Africa as well as opening for local and international acts such as Illusionize, Billy Kenny, Mat.Joe, Chemical Surf, Rrotik, Gustavo Mota, Plastic Robots, Kyle Watson, Rich Pinder, Chunda Munki and Timo ODV, to name a few.

Hero
Oscar Mbo

Oscar is a DJ that specialises in the sub-genres of Deep House, Soulful House, Deep Tech, Nu-Jazz, Broken Beats, Lounge & Chill Out Music. He has played alongside Kuniyuki Takahashi, Lars Behrenroth, Rocco, Jullian Gomes, DJ Christos, Black Coffee, Trev The Japanese, Vinni Da Vinci, Kat La Kat & DJ Nana to name a few. Oscar Mbo is also the host of the monthly show, The Ashmed Hour.

Hero
Lamiez Holworthy

A South African DJ and television personality born in Pretoria, Lamiez is best known for hosting the SABC 1 music show, Live Amp. After years of being a DJ in the underground, she joined showbiz in 2013 and has not looked back since. Despite the struggles that her family went through, her mother made sure that Lamiez had all the necessary equipment to be a DJ.

Hero
DJ Loyd

Loyiso Mdebuka, affectionately known as DJ Loyd, is a South African-born DJ, TV & radio broadcaster, voiceover artist, MC and self-starting entrepreneur possessing skills and expertise spanning nearly 20 years. His trajectory started in 2006 after a competition win and continued for many more years until he was awarded the Turntablist of the Year in 2010. The award earned him the opportunity to further expand his brand and travel to the Winter Music Conference in Miami.

Hero
King Sfiso

King Sfiso's name has become synonymous with Afro House in most parts of Africa. Over the past few years, he's had successful releases after collaborating with artists like Shota and Mbuso Khoza. He also collaborated with Culoe De Song and Mondli Ngcobo to produce his smash hit ILANGA which was later remixed by Blackcoffee, Manoo and Enoo Napa. He had a radio show on Gagasi FM which is specifically designed to assist aspiring house DJs and producers, and is now on Ukhozi FM.

Meet your contestant DJs - Pretoria
Ian Principal

Independent podcaster from Soweto & social entrepreneur who started dj professionally in 2014 till recent. Promoting his brand Musical Bliss Sessions Radio & creating a trademark around different venues in Johannesburg, learning new skills and building a network of promotional services with resourceful people in the industry.

Deep Essentials

"Music is essential and so are we" - Deep Essentials

The Black Pioneer

The Black Pioneer, born in Soweto, is a DJ who specializes in House music. He is the owner and founder of a monthly podcast known as "Golden'era - sessions" (GES) which has been running since early 2016, and has since grown and branched out into a clothing line. The Black Pioneer has shared the stage with Njelic, Kabza Da Small, Shaun 101, and Oscar Mbo to mention a few.

Deep Narratives

Deep Narratives is a group with two guys, Vertic (Khayelihle) & Lelzin (Mpumelelo).They were born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.

Dj Kabila

Siyanda Makanya famously known as DJ Kabila, is a South African deejay based in Durban with his roots from the dusty township of Mthatha, South Africa. His love for the deejay box dates back to the 1990's. He has an undoubted gift of keeping a capacious, jam-packed dance floor on its feet the entire night.

Dlala Thukzin

Thuthuka Zindlovu, was born and bred in Lamontville, a small township on the South Coast of Durban, which is synonymous for fostering surfers and life guards. Passionate and a young supernova, Thukzin started pursuing his love for music at a young age, which was a result of hanging around his uncle who was a DJ. He was 12 years old when he started DJing at local Durban clubs such as Havana Music Café and Joe Cools. It was there that he met people whose passions aligned with his and they started pioneering the sound we all know as Gqom.

DJ L Smooth

Lloyd Lelaka A.K.A L Smooth is a DJ from a township called Attridgevill also known as Pheli, I was born, bread, buttered and jamed in Pheli and wouldn’t have it any other way. My current goals and always have been, are making and producing my own musics and always sharing my talent with others who are willing to learn. One of my biggest aspirations would have to be I have always wanted to be one of the biggest producers world wide in all aspects of music because there is nothing I can’t play,“ Only the brave” right?. I have groomed many known artists with my talents your likes of ( Lamiez Holworthy and Dj Tsitso) and I have also played along side with the biggest names in the entertainment industry, I still do plan on grooming more for I believe that, what I possess with my hands might help someone achieve their goals and not only mine. I am the best at what I do and that is a fact.

DJ Sandy

Entertainer, Dancer, and DJ, "Sandy the D" comes from a small town Idutywa in the Eastern Cape, currently based in Pretoria. When not performing, she spends her time rehearsing & playing around with music… aided by over 3 years of Djing lessons and an upbringing in a very musically-influenced town, East London. Having spent most of her time playing at all of the major local night clubs, and DJing in Special events. Sandy has had a lot of time to develop her Djing skills. For her, it’s all about mood and a nice time for everyone.

Fif_laaa

By day she is Refilwe Matabane; a civilian and Strategist in one of the World’s largest advertising agencies. By night she transforms into the peripatetic, enchanting Fif_laaa who was sent to Earth so save us all with her selection of timeless music.

Frequency Shifters

Born and raised in KwaLanga, the oldest township in the western cape, Frequency shifters are a dynamic electronic music duo formed in 2019 by Thando Mkunqwana & Sipho Sigxashi. Their blend of afro Futuristic house is a combination of urban techno infused with deep indigenous African sound. This introverted Duo produces and plays music which crosses over, acting as a bridge to the world.

Jeje

Sibuyile Mbewu aka DJ Jeje, is a dj and music producer born and bred in the streets of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. Very young yet seasoned, Jeje has already amazed a steady catalogue that includes co-signs from the likes of DJ Tira, Tipcee and even " Uthando Nesthembu" - a popular show on DSTV's Mzansi Magic. He has shared stages with the likes of AKA, Moonchild Sanelly, Samthing Soweto, Pearl Thusi and Shimza to name a few.

Casto

CASTO is a 23 year old DJ/Producer from Cape Town, South Africa. He has been turning heads in the house scene with his lively production and high energy live shows. Huge passion for his genre and putting out the work he creates! Featuring on festival and club line-ups across South Africa as well as opening for local and international acts such as Illusionize, Billy Kenny, Mat.Joe, Chemical Surf, Rrotik, Gustavo Mota, Plastic Robots, Kyle Watson, Rich Pinder, Chunda Munki and Timo ODV, to name a few.