Creativity That Sparked An Ingenious Sound On The Decks

PICTURE: Skhumbuzo Vonster

The incredible Thabang Dustin Sithuga (24) better known by his stage name Skhumba De DJ is a music genius, composer whose calling as a DJ came at a very young age. Driven by his passion for mixing the decks, he is on a journey to reach great heights of success.

All the way from the scorching heat and vast nature of Limpopo in Venda, Thabang always had a burning desire as a young boy to come to the city of lights, Johannesburg where he currently resides in Bezvalley. He had an interesting upbringing in Venda, what made him unique growing up is his name was not common in the ethnic group and it made him different in an extra-ordinary way. Rooted by his birth place but always knew he belonged somewhere else as a young boy.

At the age of 13 years inspired by Black Coffee, he was already mixing and dancing, for him it was just a hobby and was discovered by a local radio producer at Nzhelele FM. Who assessed his dancing skills and his abilities to mix as a DJ which he did occasionally at parties and weddings. He won over the producer and earned himself a slot at the radio station.

After matriculating in Patrick Ramaano High School, Thabang went on to study Media and Journalism; he did not stay on course and found himself enjoying music more than anything else. His tireless efforts in his music led to the release of his debut hit songs “TshikaMuroho” and “Bambelela”. In 2014 he was a finalist at the Jack Daniels Music Scout with that achievement it birthed his record label called Jah Bless Productions.

“What keeps me going is prayer, also I know what I want and what I want to achieve in my music career, “said Thabang.

The journey has certainly not been easy in this cut-throat music industry and the challenges his currently facing as a DJ is getting booked for gigs and for his music to be played on local radio stations and clubs.

“What sets me apart from other DJs is that I do Venda Qhom and House, “he said.

Blending these influential music genres, he has created a distinct and creative sound. This in his own right makes him a music genius one that is not ordinary and a force to be reckoned with. His long term goal is to achieve as many awards as possible, make a difference in his community and work with artists from other countries.

Thabang is currently working on an Ep titled “DrunThatThunders” a double track list, which will be released in May 2018; the final date of release is yet to be discussed. For now fans can check out his single “Mikogo”featuring Samale from Tanzania.

 

 

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