Young lad more determined to leave his foot print on the globe. Meet the blond haired maestro from the east.
BEST: Please introduce yourself?
Dj Brett SA real name Thokozani Mlangeni, I’m a DJ and Producer born in Soweto and raised in the EastRand (Ekurhuleni). As a solo DJ I Play in various events for crowds/audiences that enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of Deep House music. I have become a household name in the Ekurhuleni region, where I have shared platforms with various local DJs.
BEST: When did you start being a Dj?
BRETT: I started my career as a Dj in the year 2000 where I started playing on Turntables, collecting records from the likes of Kerri Chandler, Charles Webster and Franck Roger just to name a few. In 2003, I was introduced into music production from the fact that I played the piano at an early age of twelve thus started producing my own music until today.
BEST; What is your music background?
BRETT: Growing up in a household of musicians as well as having a music producer of a father, the music bug couldn’t help but viral itself to me. In 2007 I decided to DJ for corporate companies. I have started an initiative called MOD (Movement Of Deep) where I visit and host gigs around the Deep House Genre at different locations around Gauteng and with almost a year in its existence I have proved to many that Deep House is the Past, Present and Future when it comes to House Music.
BEST: Do you write your own songs?
BRETT: When it comes to my music I write my own music and some of it I co-write with the Artists I collaborate with.
BEST: Who are your musical influences?
BRETT: My inspiration is derived from the likes of Rocco Rodamaal, Yanni, Black Coffee, Ralf Gum to name a few.
BEST: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
BRETT: I’ve shared the best memories back when we hosted Vinyl sessions in my hood where we gathered to showcase new records and introducing new sound to one another and Visiting different hoods for battles and all.
BEST: What are your songs about?
BRETT: Most of my Production is about love as the word itself speaks volume!
BEST: Have you recorded any previous CDs or posted any audio files on the Internet?
BRETT: I released two singles in 2015, Love Supreme and Om tare tutarre (Soha) which will be featured in my album to drop this year. Also released a single that I collaborated with Dj Fungsta in 2013-2014 titled Brett & Fungsta- Sina Sombouya featuring Salif Keita that reached a lot of masses especially overseas and is still going strong!
BEST: What are your immediate music career goals?
BRETT: I have just recently dropped another single this titled Brett- Spend the Night (Original Dub Mix).
BEST: What are your long-term career goals?
BRETT: Through my journey to becoming one of the respected Deep House djs and producer I want to teach as much people as I can about this genre and be able inspire those willing to chase the dream I’ve been chasing.
My ultimate goal is to travel globally to spread and share my talent and establish myself as one of the greatest Deep House Djs and Producer. Also, to grow MOD (Movement Of Deep)