WE GET TO KNOW METRO FM’S DJ SPEEDSTA
I was born and raised in the Vaal, in a small town called Vanderbijlpark, and moved to Joburg in 2011 to study and DJ. I started a basic business degree but I never finished. My dad’s a very big music fan and deejayed at university. He played music loudly around the house when I was growing up and I had no choice but to love music. My older brother also became a DJ and started playing at parties. In high school I started attending the parties he played in and filled in for DJs who were late. That’s how I got into deejaying.
The reason I love hip-hop is because I grew up in a skate park in my hometown and it was all we ever listened to. The guy who taught me how to DJ taught me about hiphop so I decided to take that route.
As a producer, I have sessions with whoever I want on a song and we link up to bounce ideas off each other and just vibe. We chill and get to know each other to see if we’re in the same headspace and if we can do something together before stepping into the studio. For me, everything people hear in the music must be genuine and organic. I take my time when I make music.