Greetings friends of Mawisa. First & foremost we need to have a moment of silence for these fallen heroes Simba Mbhere, our very own Bujo Mujo as well as Prosper Mkwaiwa. They were highly respected in their different lines of work, they where all great at their crafts. A memoya ya bona e robale ka kgotso(May their beautiful souls R.I.P)*amen*.
This week I had the opportunity of talking to a young and talented DJ from Limpopo who currently resides in Soshanguve, Pretoria. His love and passion for music started from a young age, after being introduced to music by his mentor. The very reason his sets are always on point and set dance floors on fire. For someone his age, he surely can deliver to the masses no doubt about that. His name says it all, but then don’t despair, check out the hot box to find out more about the Deep Roots(real name Dan Thapelo Kgalema).
Q. How did the name DeepRoots come about and do you live up to it by playing deep music, or you believe in playing anything provided its good music?
A. Well the name Deep Roots was given to me by the one person who groomed and discovered my talent Sam Maringa, I got the name because of my love for deep house. Well I always loved good music, strictly deep house music and yeah well all the music I play is good music to me excluding commercial. I wasn’t destined for that genre.
Q. What inspired you to be a DJ/producer?
A. Well Sam Maringa is the one who inspired me, I used to take long trips with him, he would tell me about music, that’s when I had a strong feeling from within that I should be in the music industry.
Q. How do you handle both being a DJ as well as a producer, since they both need your undivided attention?
A. Well its simple because during weekdays that’s when your focus must be more on production that way you have like 5 days of producing music , then from Friday till Sunday you attend gigs.
Q. With regards to production, who do you have plans of collaborating with?
A. Well it has to be Leit Motif.
Q. Still on your production work, what projects do you have lined-up?
A. Next month my first single DeepRoots – Broken side of my heart (broken hearted mix) will be released under Logic Music.
Q. Elaborate more about your work with Boroko Keng Crew?
A. I started serving mixtapes under Boroko Keng from last year july till present. My connection with them is through what I do best, music.
Q. Every day there’s thousands of DJ’s coming to the forefront in the music industry, what advice would you give to the new DJ’s on the block.
A. Uhm…There’s a lot of talent out there, and well for this new comers all they have to do is not rush for money or fame. It doesn’t work like that, firstly make sure you serve the audience with good music, and never be rude towards your fans. Always make sure you give then attention even when you have a short time. Just keeps that musical feeling going on and on because house music lives within us.
Q. As a DJ how do you stay relevant in this fast paced music industry?
A. Well by being a good person at all times towards all people who are in the industry as well as getting connections where needed. Giving out ideas to DJs/producers when needed in order for my name to be seen, felt and heard.
Q. How are you going to spend your Valentine’s day?
A. On Valentine’s day I have a gig lined up at Kwasa Grill n Pub(Soshanguve) and then from there I don’t really know but I will be free.
On that note you know who to look out for, very soon DJ DeepRoots will be a house hold name. On his podcast releases have received so much love from fans looks like the guy is good at what he does. He always delivers, unlike other hustlers who hustle when it suits them. Clearly his passion for music sets him apart from the rest.
Kindly make use of every minute given to you. We live on borrowed time. Until then let’s all meet next week for another installment of #kasivibes.
Nothing but God’s love, peace and blessings upon you all.
Edited By: K