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Crisco BL

My name is Sabelo Crisco Dlamini better known as Crisco BL. I’m an illustrator based in Durban. I’ve been illustrating for about a year & unlike other digital illustrators, I use my phone instead of a laptop to create my paintings.
My art is based on Depression, Anxiety & Anti Self Harm. The reason as to why I base my illustrations around these things is because I don’t think they are spoken of as much as they should be nor are they taken seriously. My illustrations or a form of self-reflection, things that I’ve gone through myself. I feel that in doing this, people can relate to my art as much as I do. 
A lot of teenagers these days go through the above mentioned and don’t have the platform to talk about it or express it. I want to make art that makes people feel like they’re not alone and that there are ways to deal with their pain.
You’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of yellow as a background in all my art. Yellow is a colour that is associated with happiness. I use the c…

DJ Tamara Chetty

This little Indian chicka found her way to the beautiful Mother City after a holiday. My love and pure passion for music had started from a very young age, my dad was a musician, who was magic on the drums, our home was filled with the likes of The Commodors to Pink Floyd, so you can say i was not brought up as a typical indian kid.

I’d use my dads Technics SL-1200 and scratch it up. He knew there was something special about me.

At 21 I saved up and purchased a TRAKTOR S2 CONTROLLER. Taught myself to use it and about beats, somehow it came naturally to me.

While in Cape Town, I was scouted by a fabulous modelling agency which I sign onto. Grace Model Management has been fantastic. In the months of January 2015, i threw myself back into my passion for music and djing. After both my parents passed away, I took it to another level of serious, practice, day and night, until i was discovered by Ricardo Da Costa of Soul Candi who offered me a bursary to gain full knowledge and use of the equipment.

I am ever grateful for that, DJing is not as easy as it looks, my drive and love for music is overwhelming, every single track I play, there is something…some feeling behind it, Goosebumps and all I want to do is sway and never miss a beat when I dance, even when I am washing the dishes. I always say this “there will never be enough time in this world to find satisfaction in the music you have”, you always find yourself searching for more and more. Its an addiction I would never need rehab for. When I’m on my daily hunt for music, I can sit for hours sometimes until I pick my head up and its broad daylight..I am so absorbed in exploring some new beats. I learn something new everyday and I have the upmost respect for other artists for the magic they do. South Africans house music scene is by far the best, there is so much of hidden talent in the country, so proud to be a part of it.

My tastes in music varies. l love the soulful house and house but I also gravitate towards deep house and tech house, love integrating my music to take the audience on a journey of sexy beats to fist pumping, feet stomping tracks that will leave the crowd just wanting more.

The down side to this career, is the stereotype of what a female DJ is supposed to look like, I’ve learnt to deal with the criticism. It’s not about how you look, it’s the talent and passion that counts. It’s a long journey ahead, but with my passion, persistence and love for music, I will reach my full potential and dreams. All I want to do is share my love for music with the world and when people leave that party, all I want I want to hear is “Damn…that was one hell of a set!”.

I want my audience to be so drawn in, they never want to leave the dance floor. 

Much Love to everyone who has helped and supported me through this journey and stay tuned.

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