Ahead of Jozi’s most happening Deep House party at the moment, The Warm Up, we got their most recent residency addition, Brian Blaq, to join us in studio as our next guest on SSR.
One thing is for sure, our man Brian loves what he does! Evidently in the quality of everything he puts across and maybe more so due to the fact that once on the decks, he’s pretty much there to stay. For all those Deep House lovers, this is a mix you don’t want to miss, clinical in every way and with a track selection offering some of the freshest releases of the year but not forgetting a few of those classics we all know and love.
Once behind the mic, it became pretty obvious that Brian had done this before, confirmed later as he tells us how working at a campus radio station and then the Voice of Soweto radio station, along with working at local music stores paved the way for his djing career. From a young age Brian had aspirations in the music industry, sharing the dream of most young Sowetan boys to be the next big Kwaito superstar, but through some guidance found his true calling as a dj.
With a compilation mix album released earlier this year, Mechanix of House vol. 2, and the passion and attitude Brian offers we’re pretty sure that the superstar status is yet to come. Thanks to Brian for his time, what a good time it was.
Ryan started his Dj’ing career back in 1997 when he first noticed the profound impact music has on all people. Wanting to know more of the science and make up of music he began the process of teaching himself how.
Sixteen years later, Sound Sensible Radio got him in studio to experience just how far he has come in this time as he delivers one of our best recordings to date.
Ryan later explains what it took to get to where he is today, touching on a number of hardships and lessons that happened for him to finally achieve the success he is enjoying today in everything he is currently involved with, be it his Dj’ing career, his own productions, the parties he throws and most obviously the label he owns, Triplefire Music.
We take our hats off to Ryan for his persistence and passion, with an attitude like his the sky is the limit. Keep up the great work.
Some may know our next guest as Bazookaboy or possibly as the sound of SoundLanguage, either way we’re pretty sure you’ve heard or seen Hugo do his thing at some point over the years as he has been playing music for the majority of his life. Whilst up in Joburg paying his hometown an extended visit we snatched up the opportunity to get our crazy friend in studio.
Slipping through a variety of genres, from house to tech house and then techno, Hugo keeps a progressive sound throughout his mix, creating a constant rhythm and flow of high energy dance music sure to raise the pulse of any dancer.
We later find out how Hugo found his way into dance culture, what he’s been up to since moving to Cape Town and what he’s doing up in Jozi again.
Was a real pleasure having Hugo in studio with us, he still somehow manages to exude the excitement and passion of a first timer in all that he does and we love him for it.
In this weeks show Sound Sensible Radio were happy to welcome one of our most avid and loyal listeners Lex Orbit into studio. On a visit here from Norway.
His mix is a true reflection of his love for deep, hypnotic rhythms and sounds. As he flows effortlessly through his hour or so live set all while keeping an undeniable grooving under tone
In the interview that follows we hear about Lex’s early production days, hedonistic pleasures that lead him to electronic music, chef life in Norway and what he’s up to next.
Thank you to our friend for joining us in studio, and look forward to hearing more from him in the future.
On the verge of releasing his first single, the bossman at arguably South Africa’s biggest House label, Sould Candi Records, and without doubt one of the most highly regarded DJ’s our shores have to offer, Kid Fonque (a.k.a. Allan Nicol) took a seat on the couch for the fourth Sound Sensible Radio info session.
An inspirational conversation unfolds, as Allan recounts his steady yet humble path to success. Touching on his time in London, his major influences over the years and his upcoming release ‘Be’ on Atjazz Record Company and Soul Candi Records, check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?
A massive thank you to Allan for making the time to tell his story on Sound Sensible Radio, all the very best for the release and all your future endeavors.
Up in the Big Smoke from Cape Town, Tulzy kindly extended his stay by just a little to be our next in studio guest on Sound Sensible Radio. With many years experience in London and Europe, along with the general feedback from his set out at Beat Retreat, we had high expectations for this little known DJ up here on the Johannesburg scene.
Listening to his mix all those expectations are met as he takes us on an upward journey through House music culminating in a sophisticated sound of Deep Tech and Techno. A short but sweet interview brings another top studio night to a close, as Tulzy shares some of his deeper perceptions of music and how he feels it can make the difference we are all after.