DJ Tapi Delux makes mark at BA.ONE

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

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.

DJ tapi Delux.

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