DJ Turbo LS walks his own path

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

WHILE oth­ers yearn for the spotlight, Maseru-based DJ Turbo LS seeks to re­main true his pas­sion and steer clear of the well-trod­den path.

Born Te­boho Tšu­luba, the Qoal­ing-based Turbo LS spe­cialises in deep, soul­ful, jazzy and Afro House mu­sic.

It is all about the good groove, Turbo LS says, who has been an in­de­pen­dent DJ since 2012.

“I have al­ways loved mu­sic and would record songs from the ra­dio us­ing empty cas­sette tapes,” he said.

“It all clicked for me when I lis­tened to ra­dio an­chor Thab­bie aka Zipompe play­ing mixes from the likes of Pozzino, Ex­cel­lent and the late Tsi­doski.

“I draw in­spi­ra­tion from such vet­eran disc spin­ners as Karma K and DJ Hally, but mu­sic it­self be­came an in­spi­ra­tion to me as a moral law that gives soul to the uni­verse, wings to the mind, flight to the imag­i­na­tion, charm and gai­ety to life. I also look up to the record-break­ing Black Cof­fee, DJ Spinna from the US and the UK’S At­jazz.”

Ac­cord­ing to Turbo LS, his craft is more than just about be­ing pop­u­lar but about pas­sion.

“I just try to com­mu­ni­cate emo­tions, give peo­ple goose bumps and help them dis­cover mu­sic they have never heard be­fore,” he said.

“Ev­ery­body can be a DJ nowa­days so it is no longer a ques­tion of prac­tice any­more but taste and courage; whether one can play at an event and be con­fi­dent in his or her style while also be­ing able to chal­lenge the au­di­ence.”

Turbo LS has per­formed at a cou­ple of lo­cal so­cial events as well as pri­vate ones, shar­ing the stage with the likes of Mekonko, Hally, Thab­bie and Ra­zor Da Soul.

He as­pires to foray be­yond Le­sotho’s borders.

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