Akio is going to make you jam ahead of OneSight Acoustics.
What kind of musician would you classify yourself as?
I consider myself an old school turntablist. As a DJ you can just mix or you can engage with the music. I try and engage with the music that I’m playing as much as possible.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m currently trying to put out as many mixes as possible. Historically, DJs used to break a lot of new music and as the market has gotten saturated, DJs have stopped doing that and just play whats already popular. I’m also hoping to release my 2nd single before the end of the year, but its such a busy period right now and time is not on my side.
What made you decide to get involved with the OneSight Acoustics initiative?
As artists, its always great to give back when possible. I love performing so its not necessarily about the money. Sometimes its bout the impact.
What are your plans for the future?
I’ve really put a lot into expanding internationally. This year was my third tour in Europe and each time I add a few new cities. I think with so many DJs doing the same thing, we have to really find different ways to define our sounds and new audiences to connect with.
What kind of music do you draw your influence from?
Lots of old school stuff particularly jazz. I like a lot of the new stuff as well though. In order to stay relevant you really have to take an effort to engage with new sounds and not be stuck in the past.
Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organizations?
Kool Out has a recording studio so we produce quite a bit of content. I don’t think I would be interested in running a label though because the business model has changed so dramatically that its very difficult to run a profit. Even with Reasom, we are releasing his latest album independently. I am a member of SAMRO which is essential to putting music out in SA.