Soul Candi runs an advanced music school which equips deejays and music enthusiasts with skills and knowledge about the entertainment industry. The school produces many enthusiasts who are making names for themselves within the music industry. Over the next few weeks I’ll be profiling various Soul Candi Institute of Music (SCIM) graduates. First on the list is DJ Groovin:
Who is DJ Groovin?
My birth name is Vincenzo Ladeira and I’m from Alberton. I’m 19 years old, Italian, and I’m a passionate music enthusiast.
How did you join the Soul Candi Institute of Music?
I met Clive Bean, who asked me to come through to Soul Candi after he’d heard me play, which led to me becoming part of the SC Institute of Music. After joining the SCIM I started my first course which I excelled at. I’m proud to gloat that I got full marks for the exam!
What and how do you enjoy playing your sets?
I don’t box myself when it comes to playing as I play commercial, deep and Latin tic music. Music deals with the emotions and motions of an individual and it is perceived as the propeller of life.
Why music as a career option?
My love for music began seven years ago when I started deejaying at family functions and house parties. I had an ear for virtual music and would pick it up easily. When I studied, I couldn’t do it in silence, so I started listening to music; but, instead of studying, I would listen to the music. I also enjoy changing people’s moods through music.
Most parents don’t think that deejaying is a sustainable career; do yours support you? And, are you able to sustain yourself with gigs?
My parents have supported me from the beginning and continue to do so. Some months are better than others, where I won’t have a gig for a while but things do pick up each month. When the tough times roll my parents become a great pillar of support.
What do you do when you’re not moulding your craft?
I socialise with friends and play poker as I am a great poker player. I do what an average 19 year old does.
Are you on any social networks?
On Twitter I am @vin_DJ_GrooVin. On Facebook I am Vincenzo DJ Groovin Ladeira and my BBM Pin is 271E201C. Please don’t be shy to give me a shout for whatever reason, just as long as you don’t stalk me.
Any quotes of life you live by?
“Laughter is the language of the gods”
This young man is going places and it’s refreshing to see the passion of a future star.
– Boitumelo Masemola signing out