DJ Devin - From I.T during the week to dj desks on the weekend

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Nondwe Maqubela

81 days ago
DJ Devin - From I.T during the week to dj desks on the weekend

What is your full name?

Devan Naidoo

What is your DJ name and how did you get it or come up with it?

DJ Devin.
There wasn't much thought given to it as I just started learning, got a gig and rushed into it.
I played every week since then so I never got an opportunity to change it and it stuck.

What can listeners expect from your sets on 947?

Absolutely ANYTHING.
If it sounds good and makes you happy, I will play it. Whether it be Old Skool or New, Hip Hop or House, I'll play it all.

What do you do for your full-time work?

I work in I.T at a major bank.
I love socialising but try to keep my life private.
My hobbies are travelling, cooking, cars, playing football, snorkelling, music and I'm obsessed with Liverpool Football Club.
I'm happy doing these things with the ones I love or even alone during my spare time.
God first though!

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

Mostly house, hip hop and R 'n B and adult contemporary.

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

The appreciation of the technical aspects of the mix. The song selection and clean mixing. The DJ's musical knowledge and creativity. The flow and story of the mix and the attention to detail like mixing in key etc.
Ultimately, as long as I've grabbed their attention and made them feel like dancing or uplifted, nostalgic or sentimental in a positive, happy way, then my job is done.

Music is emotional.
As a DJ you should always try and tap into the emotions of the listener and give them that outlet to just be free and let their inhibitions run wild.

What television show are you currently enjoying?

The Godfather of Harlem

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

The Power to Heal People (more now so than ever)

Describe yourself in 5 words?

God-fearing, Kind, Resilient, Wise, Positive

Name your favourite holiday spot?

Florence, Italy

Dog person or a cat person?

Dog (despite the allergies)

Catch DJ Devin on Bloc Party on Saturdays at 18h00 - 21h00.

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