DJ Slatz to rock SA festival
LOCAL disc spinner, DJ Slatz, is billed to once again perform at the Thaba Nchu Easter Festival penciled for 3 April in South Africa’s Free State province.
DJ Slatz will be performing at the sixth edition of the annual fete which showcases South African talent with the ultimate goal of becoming an internationally recognised event on the global entertainment calendar.
At the festival DJ Slatz will be rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of the South African entertainment scene as well as newcomers. The line-up will be in two sections with the School of 90s, which boasts the likes of Spikiri, Alaska, DJ Christos, Glensta and Sf@te to name a few up against new kids on the block such as KO, Ms Cosmo, Sphe & Naves, DJ Clock, DJ Nyoso, Bobsta and 2Nyce.
Speaking to the Weekender this week, the emcee said his intention was to blow revelers away at the festival and fly the Mountain Kingdom’s flag high.
“I have always been on the festival’s line-up since it started five years ago after the festival’s organizer took note of my talents when I played at Mahungra in Bloemfontein back in the day,” said DJ Slatz.
“The biggest challenge we, as professional deejays face, is having to play a different set at each performance which will turn the crowd into a frenzy.
“The other thing is that the youth of today are more into Hip Hop which compels me to play music that will appeal to them as the target market. So I usually mix old school Kwaito with the recent House tunes.”
The Morija-born deejay, who is now based in Ha-Mabote, has been in the music industry for 20 years as a disc spinner, performing artist under the group Big Potato, and a producer. Last November, he won the Best Producer Award at the Ultimate Music Awards.
“The experience that I have as a deejay compelled me to write songs as well as becoming one of the biggest producers in the country,” he said.
“All these aspects gave birth to the four-member Kwaito group known to fans as Big Potato. The aim was to diversify my music career to offer the audience different sounds.”