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Sunday, May 23, 2010

DJ Juice

Starting out as an MC in rap group Vice Versa in the early nineties, Juice has since become a true veteran to the culture of Hip Hop.

As a child his dream was to be one of the greatest lyrical artists, but got twisted when introduced to a set of turntables at the tender age of 13 by Andre’ Maggot (RIP).

Still doing his rapping gigs with the group, Juice decided to incorporate his turntablist battle skills into their act .In 1994 he joined the mobile disco scene with his brother DJ Maxi called “Twice as Nice” This was the platform that Juice wanted, but it wasn’t enough. He landed his first club gig at age 16, and then pursued his DJ career in the “underground” Hip Hop world.

Juice won his first DJ battle at age 17, and in the next year went on to win two more.

He has six DJ titles including “African Battle Cry” (ABC), African Hip Hop Indaba and KFM battle of the DJs to name but a few. After his sound engineering studies, he released a single with Ghetto Funk under Heal the Hood projects (Black Noise)

Since 2002, Juice decided to try out the commercial scene, and has played in possibly every club and pub and at events, wrap parties and festivals in and around Cape Town. Why a cocktail of flavors? “I used to be purely underground, since then my knowledge and taste has matured, my sets now include the best of both worlds commercial & underground with a twist of 80’s funk…to give a tastier blend to the mix.”

Along with his house freak brother (Maxi) they have successfully created Hangover Productions, and are the only DJ duo to play totally different styles of music.

Juice has starred as a DJ in two award-winning short films along with a few TV adverts.

Beside the normal gigs, Juice recorded two seasons with the show “Keeping it Real with Precious” on SABC 2, guest appeared on “Hectic nine 9” SABC 2 and a weekly radio show on Mutha FM (Nick E Louder) and asna guest on Goodhope FM, Bush radio and UCT radio. Above all, house parties are still his favourite gig.

Now working in the Television Industry, DJ Juice is also resident DJ at Zula Sound Bar, with regular slots at Ragazzi Apperitivo Lounge and Urban Chic Hotel among other gigs.

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