To Reflect and Rebirth

"Who is Djtss?"

Scelo Shibe is a 23 Years Old Hip Hop and House DJ, Born at Mlazi in KZN. He is a founder and owner of UniqueForex. He has been working at Massive Music(by DJ Sbu), Inanda FM, Radio DUT, and TransAfrica radio (Broadcast around Africa). He also worked with MusiHoliQ (Sebentini hit maker) and Trillmvtic on his new single “Hustle” and he has a song with Nana_attah in studio.


What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming DJs make?

“They don’t take their jobs seriously; they make money on gigs and sped it the same night trying to impress people around them and spending money on alcohol.”

What advice would you give to aspiring DJs?

“Don’t compete with other DJs but compete with yourself, try to do better than yesterday. ”

Where do you think the scene is headed? One year from now? Five years from now?

“It is moving too fast, I think 5 years from now, we will have a lot of DJs that are doing tours around the world. “

If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?

“2014, that year changed the Hip Hop music in South Africa and it is growing each and every year and now we close to global.”

What is one subgenre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?

“Maskandi because its only on one national Radio station, and we don’t see their music videos on our music channel but that genre has many fans in KZN so I believe if they can broadcast like other genres, they can make big moves.”

What is it that you love about the scene? Your subgenre scene?

“Everyone is focused on his own hustle and pushing hard to change the SA music scene.”

What is something that bugs you about the DJ scene

“Artists on top don’t want to open up the industry. They always want to do something that will uplift them not the young ones in the game.”

How did it all start for you?

“It started years back in 2011, when I was a rapper and it didn’t work out for me but I was in love with the music scene so I jumped to being a DJ and it was not easy but I had to learn. I started to go out to watch other DJs entertain the crowd until I became one of them. My first gig was at one of famous clubs in town ‘101’ and it was packed. I was scared but after 3 minutes on stage, I turned to a turnup DJ and everyone was happy. After that I didn’t stop . I have been on different cities around the country and different radio stations, signed with PalmTreesENT. I dropped two singles with Nelz, Trillmvtic and MusiholiQ, working on another one with Nana_attah and Andy Taylor. Now I am working hard to have my own radio show.”

Who is your biggest inspiration?/ Who do you have a lot of respect for?

“I am inspired by Black Coffee. The man did it from zero to hero. He started at the hood like us from Mlazi to the world, that means a lot to me and shows that I can still make it and making it has nothing to do with where you come from.”

What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ and as an attendee?

“Last year when I was playing at the Joe Cools North Beach. I was partying with my brother for the first time; he witnessed my talent on that day.”

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