Thursday, June 25, 2009
GOD>DJ WHATWHAT>HOUSE MUSIC
TRACKS FROM MY FAVOURITE ALBUM FOR A LONG TIME, DJ WHAT WHAT'S *WHAT FOR?*! IF YOU CAN...BUY IT ON SIGHT!!
DJ WHAT WHAT - DREAMS
DJ WHAT WHAT - SEKELE
DJ WHAT WHAT - COME TOGETHER FT SNAKE
DJ CLEO'S PROTEGE, DJ WHAT WHAT IS A LOT BIGGER THAN HOUSE MUSIC AND ONLY A BIT SMALLER THAN A GOD. HIS ALBUM *WHAT FOR?* HAS KEPT ME DANCING IN MY SOCKS FOR THE LAST WEEK...I AM NOT EVEN SKIPPING THOSE VOCAL HOUSE TUNES I HATED SO MUCH ON FIRST LISTEN. YOU CAN CATCH ME SINGING *COME TOGETHER* AT THE TOP OF MY VOICE.
DRY ASS BIOGRAPHY FROM WILL OF STEEL WEBSITE:
DJ What What hails from Bloemfontein, where, due to his status in the South African DJ scene, he gets accorded superstar status. He studied at the same school in Johannesburg as DJ Cleo, who would later become his mentor, completing a diploma in sound engineering.
Having aced the course, and with time to kill (musicians do not get 8 to 5 type of jobs), DJ What What started messing around with some beats in his home studio, putting into practice what he had learnt in school. It was during this creative process that DJ What What began drawing attention from more established DJs and producers countrywide.
In 2005, DJ What What received a call from his idol, DJ Cleo, who had already released a hit album entitled Eskhaleni and was working on his second project. As luck would have it, DJ What What was offered the privilege, and grabbed it with both hands, of working with DJ Cleo on what was certainly the biggest song of 2005, called ‘Goodbye’, which remains one of the most recognizable tunes in the South African dance scene today.
DJ What What
But when you want to achieve greater things in life, you need patience, and it was not until 2007 that the young lad form Bloemfontein would see the his hard work and two year long learning process, culminate into his debut album, ‘What If’, which was released in August. The album is progressive, yet easy on the ear, allowing the listener to mellow into it, sampling such songs as “I’m yours’, ‘Feel the DJ’, ‘Bloemfontein’ which he dedicates to his hometown and the massive dance floor filler, ‘Can we try’.
Judging by the ever-increasing number of bookings and accolades coming his way, DJ What What has certainly earned the respect of the industry, is garnering a lot of fans, and is headed to the top.
Talent, determination, hard work and sober habits intact, DJ What What is here to stay for a longest while…**
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