Starting your day right is a daily objective no doubt. For the privileged who can chose what they wish to listen to everyday is a good day. Coming straight out of K1(Katlehong) in the East Rand Platinum Republic presents Thami L Tsotetsi (DeepTee). DeepTee is an aspiring DJ who started playing in 2009. A perfect way to start you day for school or work is to listen to one of DeepTee’s latest mixes. He has the kind of track selection that will have you arriving purposely late at work. Riding around in the taxi around town or parked up in the parking lot waiting for the track selection.
- When and why did you start playing?
It started way back in the 2000s, precisely 2009. I used to play in school events such as braais and sorts but it was never constant because I was very young at that time and had school to focus on. I’ve been a House music collector since forever. The only reason I started playing was the love for music and felt like people are not exposed to the type of sounds I listen to. Varsity somehow got in the way of gigging so I started an online podcast session called “Musical Sense Sessions” to close up the gap.
- Which famous musician would you say inspires you the most and why?
The likes of Jazzuelle. This particular musician challenges himself by exploring undiscovered sounds. The mistake most musicians make when trying this out is forgetting what their working formula is and they lose both the touch and feel of what they are all about. Jazzuelle taught me how well consistency and originality blends with exploring new stuff.
- Have you previously been in competitions or taken part in music shows, if yes where?
Yes, I have been featured on Metro fm (Urban Beat Show) on the last hour mix. The show is presented by Dj Mlu and selection made by Vinny Da Vinci & Christos. Been invited to shows like The Deep Sessions (PLK), MapodCast (Nelspruit), MALF (Nigeria) House 365 Radio and more.
- Do you perform on public platforms? (Concerts, the radio etc)?
Yes, recently started playing in the Cape Town clubs and a lot more is still not confirmed.
- What advice would you give to beginners who are starting out in the music industry?
Focus and never forget why you started. Nothing defeats a focused man.
- What are your fondest memories when it comes to your career?
The beginning, I always knew I had it in me since I was a child. I will never forget the first deep house gig I had where people appreciated what I was playing they were very much astonished seeing a young man playing such sounds.
- How do you get people to take you seriously as a musician?
I take my music serious first. Write it down and put dates to it, follow up, show for gigs on time. I feel that the law of attraction does the rest, you take your craft serious and the universe will respond in the same manner.
- What would you say is your greatest aspiration in life?
There’s nothing that scares me more than unfulfilled potential. My main aspiration is to have a fulfilling life that when I look back some time in the old age, I’de be satisfied with all my doings.
- Personally, what skills/attributes are most important to being successful?
I’m still on focus. Focusing should somehow be taught in school as a course in school. This is one thing that every individual needs yet not everyone has it or can master.
- Are you searching for fame or fortune in the next few years?
No, I’m on the underground side. Would like people playing my sounds all around the globe and still wonder who DeepTee is.
I could use some funds while @ it.
A mixtape that demonstrates the potential the aspiring DJ has to offer is titled Collective Consciousness and is compiled and mixed by DeepTee himself.
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