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31 Aug, 2017

AXE Finalist Q&A - Xoliswa Nene

  1. Name & Last name?
    Xoliswa Nene
  2. How old are you?
    19 years
  3. Do you have a DJ alias or name you go by? Example DJ Ignite
    Fire X
  4. Where is your home town? Which province are you from?
    Durban (Kwazulu-Natal )
  5. Are you currently attending school or tertiary institute?
    I am attending a Learnership
  6. Were you self-taught or formally trained? If formally trained, where?
    I was self-taught
  7. How long have you been a DJ?
    It has been 4 years
  8. What made you become a DJ?
    The love of music. It has always been my passion to connect with people through, it let me express myself when I cannot in words.
  9. Tell us a bit about your passion for music and when did this start?
    My passion is music actually. It started at a very young age. I was always drawn to anything that let's me participate in music. My vision was different. I wanted to be recognised globally not just in Djing but also production, which is something that seems impossible where I come from. It didn't stop me from dreaming and aiming high.
  10. How do you feel about playing on the same stage with Black Coffee?
    It would be a life changing experience for me. This isn't just because I look up to him or his success but because in everything he does, he does it with passion.
  11. What is your favourite style of music?
    I am open to a lot of music but what stands out for me is anything electronic that contains that soulfulness.
  12. Where do you get your inspiration when creating new mixes?
    I am inspired by anyone who is see doing what he loves with passion. There is this dance movie titled Step up, a character named moose inspired me a lot in what I do. He didn't just dance because he practiced he practiced it, he looks cool while doing it also. This is how I always imagined myself to be like.
  13. Who is your favourite local DJ?
    King Sfiso
  14. What do you think of the local music industry?
    It is getting a lot of recognition now on outside countries. It's amazing how we are growing and seeing how much talent we have as a country.
  15. Who is your favourite international DJ?
    Black coffee
  16. What is your favourite dance tune at the moment?
    DeMajor ft Lizwi Traveller (Kususa & QueTornik Remix )
  17. What makes you stand out most from the crowd that puts you first for winning the competition?
    I embrace the uniqueness of my talent. I do it with style. I am always trying to get better than my previous mix or my project.
  18. If you win, what are you looking forward to the most in Ibiza?
    The atmosphere and the vibe it has.
  19. Future plans?
    Growing both in production and Djing. I will be releasing about an EP later this year. 

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