When asked for individual interviews DJ Bongane and Thabiso requested a joint interview as they seem themselves as one brand. I see where they’re going with this and when I asked them if F.Eu and KentPhonic have anything to do with this, I was met with a blank stare. They claim they had never actually thought about it that way. Oh well here’s what the guys had to say about their journey so far:
Thabiso, how did you meet your partner in crime Bongani?
T: Bongane and I met at the SCIM. We were attending our third practical class; he approached me and asked what my name was, and told me that he likes the way I play, especially my mixing. We soon started playing and practicing together for gigs.
Why did you pick deejaying, instead of another career path?
T: I took djing for the love of House music, the beats and vocals. Djing is a passion I’ve had since I completed my Matric. I’m not only involved in djing as I’m busy with a course at Soul Candi specialising in the music business. Next year I’m planning on upgrading my Matric marks so I can go to the Tshwane University of Technology to study media.
B: It’s my passion for music.
How did you get involved with Soul Candi?
T: I was searching for a music institution on the internet and came across the Soul Candi Institute of Music. I applied and they invited me for an interview. I got accepted and then I started with my lectures.
Where do you see yourself in 2012, in terms of your Deejaying?
T: In 2012 I want to see us (Bongane and I) moving onto an even greater platform of djing, getting more than 5 gigs per week so we can make a sustainable livelihood. We are trying hard to establish ourselves within the entertainment industry. I understand that we can’t be well-known without working effort, so we’ll work even harder to promote ourselves and our skills.
B: The world is my oyster! I will continue to compose my own music and shake up the music industry with my ‘Z’ factor. A record deal won’t be such a bad thing as well. I am very sure that with hard work and perseverance we will be able to release a hit album in the near future.
The interview was getting a bit too serious so I quizzed the guys about themselves. Here’s what they had to say about their favourites.
Name your favourite food
T: I love food. My favourite is chicken and rice, beef and oxtail. Seafood is one of my favourites as well, not forgetting fruits (laughs)
B: Uphuthu and amasi
A special talent, no one knows you have?
T: One of my hidden talents is that I can act really well.
B: I play soccer quite well.
Your ideal holiday?
T: My ideal holiday would be going somewhere with my family so we can all bond as we never have a chance to do so.
B: It would have to be going to Bela-Bela with my family.
The time spent with these guys was a breath of fresh air as they were bubbly and one can see the twinkle in their eyes when speaking about their careers which, with hard and perseverance, will be a great success.
– Boitumelo signing out