DJ Tapi Delux makes mark at BA.ONE
MASERU Mall’s BA.ONE was the place to be during the Easter holiday as resident DJ, Tapi Delux, churned out a slew of set at the now sought after joint.
The chilly breeze which swept across Maseru on Sunday night did not seem to sour the mood of the lightly dressed revelers who partied until the wee hours of Monday.
Playing alongside South Africa’s DJ Sololo and local acts Tembani and Khotso, Tapi Delux blended a two-hour set which was a fusion of old school Soul tracks with modern funk much to the delight of the appreciative crowd.
Speaking to the Weekender after his performance, the Khubetsoana-based disc spinner, who was born Letapata Mohale, said hard work had earned him the resident DJ spot at BA.ONE.
“The owner of BA.ONE, Mr Mokhafola, wanted a sound that would accommodate everyone, especially the older generation as they did not have any club that catered for them around town, and that is where I came in as Funk and Soul, which features the music of Barry White and Teddy Pendergrass,” said Tapi Delux.
He added that the majority of Ba.one’s clientele consisted of people between the ages of 30 and 50, so his music had to appeal to their tastes.
“I can play other genres of music like any other deejay, but I chose Funky Soul,” Tapi Delux said.
“I have been influenced by the music my father used to play and started playing at small events in high school in 2001 until I got my break in college by performing in big events and popular clubs.”
The affable DJ said he had already shared the stage with the likes of Ralf Gum, DJ Bubbles and Black Coffee.
“The most memorable moment in my career was my performance at the Vodacom Red Winter Concert, because we played as duo with DJ Charma Exzit, sharing the stage with big names in front of a crowd of Over 10 000 people,” Tapi Delux said.
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