31 Aug, 2017

AXE Finalist Q&A - Tumisang Mabea

  1. Name & Last name?
    Tumisang Mabea
  2. How old are you?
    20 Years Old
  3. Do you have a DJ alias or name you go by? Example DJ Ignite
    Yes, Tumisong, not far off from my first name.
  4. Where is your home town? Which province are you from?
    Matatiele, Kwa-Zulu Natal
  5. Are you currently attending school or tertiary institute?
    Currently doing my 3rd year at the Durban University of Technology
  6. Were you self-taught or formally trained? If formally trained, where?
    Self-Taught. My uncle, who is also a DJ had the equipment and he'd just help me connect and then I started making sense of everything by myself
  7. How long have you been a DJ?
    About 10 years, but I'd say I only perfected the craft in the last 5 years
  8. What made you become a DJ?
    The love I have for music; I never want to hear a song end, so I thought why don't I just mix them? Also I think it's a really cool job.
  9. Tell us a bit about your passion for music and when did this start?
    I've loved music all my life, can't really remember when it all started, but with House Music, it started when I moved to Klerksdorp in North West, that's when I was introduced to the genre. The people there really love their music, so I guess it grew on me as well.
  10. How do you feel about playing on the same stage with Black Coffee?
    It's a weird feeling, but it's really dope. Can't even describe it.
  11. What is your favourite style of music?
    I Love Jazz, some alternative stuff, your modern, less-commercial RnB (the stuff you find on soundcloud) and obviously a lot of House.
  12. Where do you get your inspiration when creating new mixes?
    It's usually a combination of how certain songs make me feel and I try to create an endless trip of a wave of those feelings with the hope that it transcends to other people.
  13. Who is your favourite local DJ?
    Has to be PH, amongst other favourites.
  14. What do you think of the local music industry?
    What local music industry? I thought we were international already. But on a serious note there is a lot of talent locally that needs recognition.
  15. Who is your favourite international DJ?
    Martin "Atjazz" Iverson
  16. What is your favourite dance tune at the moment?
    At the moment… Infected Soul feat. Sinai – Soul Survivor (Afro Brothers Remix)
  17. What makes you stand out most from the crowd that puts you first for winning the competition?
    I don't really know but think I'm unorthodox. I like doing things my way and I like things that make sense. So, no matter how weird or unorthodox something may be, if it makes sense somebody will notice.
  18. If you win, what are you looking forward to the most in Ibiza?
    The main reason I'll be there for… playing music.
  19. Future plans?
    Finish my diploma, peruse this DJing thing even further and start with music production because I'd really love to dance to my own song someday.

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