In this edition of Upcoming Talent we feature a young DJ who’s already making waves within Mzansi’s entertainment scene. Supta is mostly known as a former KovsieFM presenter and has recently just landed a spot at YFM. He started DJ'ng in 2010 whilst he was still in varsity at the University of the Free State. Supta is a B.A Corporate and Marketing communications graduate. He was born in a small town in the Eastern Cape called Aliwal North and he is the last born among his three siblings (all sisters)
In your opinion, what does it take to be a good DJ?
I think it’s the ability to know your music, read your crowd and most importantly make the people appreciate and dance to your music. A DJ must not play for himself, a DJ is an entertainer and therefore must entertain people.
Have you encountered any challenges that come with being on radio so far?
Yes, I have and it’s tough but the love I have for radio has pulled me through. Radio is such a powerful yet complex medium.
Where do you see house music going in the next 5 years?
I see it getting bigger and better as more and more people are becoming producers and creating beautiful music that people can appreciate and dance 2.
Can we expect to see you playing in gig/clubs around Jozi and Mzansi as a whole?
Yes, of course - but it will take time for me to do so because it’s a very difficult platform to break into but in due time when I've showcased what I'm about, people can expect to see me at local clubs and events.
Who is your best DJ and why?
Black Coffee and Shimza , Personally I respect the way they play and the uniqueness that each one of them brought into the industry. Both understand that as a DJ you are a brand and uniqueness is key.
Any lucky lady?
At the moment there is no lucky lady in my life and I would like to keep it that way
Message to upcoming DJ's out there:
What got you there will take you further, Work hard, Give it your all and Pray
Twitter handle : @DJSUP_TA
By: MJ Mopeli / @MJ_Mopeli
Photo by : Tankiso "Tank" Khumalo