Ryan the DJ goes 'above & beyond' for his listeners


Nondwe Maqubela

15 days ago
Ryan the DJ goes 'above & beyond' for his listeners

At the age of 16, Ryan began his DJ career doing house parties & club gigs that he was able to secure despite being under the legal age for entry!
He created & distributed mixtapes to his friends &colleagues, wanting to enable the public to hear his unique talent. Developing his technique with years of dedication & research into turntablism, Ryan mastered a unique scratch & mix method which had impressed many & had secured him his first club residency in 2003.

Find out more about Ryan The DJ

What can listeners expect from your #947MixAt6 sets?

Expect an amazing blend of genres put together that showcases my creative and turntablist skills!
Open format Djing is my style so we can go anywhere from Hip Hop, R&B, Old School to House music!

Describe yourself and what your everyday job is?

I'm a lover of music, creative and a big thinker!
I enjoy catching up on the latest tech, gadgets, Netflix, and of course a bit of gaming.
Other than that, good food, yes, please!
I love eating out and am always on the search for some of the best restaurants our country has to offer.

What kind of music do you listen to in the car?

I listen to a lot of radio in the car and besides that...I do have a USB filled with everything from brand new music, 90s R&B, Hip Hop, and even slow jams (if I'm feeling it!).

What experience would you like the listener to experience during any one of your sets?

There's a lot of time and thinking spent on putting together a 30-minute set.
I always want to go above and beyond to give the listener the best experience possible. I like to consider my sets a journey through music.
We could start slow and work it all the way to the top or vice versa.
I am a resident on Fridays so one thing for sure is that it is always feel-good vibes!

What television show are you currently enjoying?

I've binged quite a few series on Netflix!
Some of my picks: Start-Up, Cocaine Cowboys, Atypical, Outer Banks, and most recently Click Bait.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Wow, there's a lot! But if I had to narrow it down... I would say the ability to time travel.

Describe yourself in five words

Kind-hearted, loyal, empathetic, disciplined and driven.

Name your favourite holiday spot

New York and Las Vegas

Dog person or a cat person

Dog person without a doubt.

Do you have a favourite go-to song for this summer? What is it?

TKzee - Dlala Mapantsula
That track has been my go-to for many years! Never gets old!
And there's something about the song that just makes it slap different in December!
Maybe it's the "Hello December" in the beginning?

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