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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon. Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career.  If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject.  Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning. After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice! The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not rea

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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