One of the most energetic Dj’s behind the decks, not fuels the party with hectic club bangers but also feeds of the energy the crowd gives off.
Being at an event with Kgotso on the bill is sure to be an epic night.
Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Kgotso M: I lived most of my childhood life in Vosloorus (19yrs) then moved to vila lisa in 2002 till now so I could safely say I’m from vosloo and vilas and both of these hoods are musical so yeah they definitely love my sound.
Best: When did you start Djing?
KM: Started djing 2004 as a hobby but professionally I started 2007.
Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that
you would make it your career?
KM: Started 2007 to take this craft professionally after I started my 3 year sound engineering n Dj Technique course.
Best: So what do you think sets you apart from the rest? I mean,
what’s the difference between a DJ and you?
KM: What sets me apart from the rest is that I don’t limit myself as a dj via genre wise,I am not a house/hiphop/kwaito dj but I am a corporate dj meaning I am a disc jockey that caters for diverse crowds and I am the kind of a dj who takes risks when entertaining people and lastly I enjoy myself on stage when playing & that kind of sends some positive vibes to the crowd to respond immediately when they see me.
Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd –
KM: It is always an amazing feeling to see a huge crowd because I feed off the crowd to beef up my sets. The crazier the crowd the crazier I get on the decks.
Best: where do you get inspiration from?
KM: I get inspiration from my childhood life because I grew up in a standard family where you were taught to hustle at a young age because sometimes “Bekunokuba blind endlini” so in order to eat u had to get up and make a plan. And I also draw inspiration from my friends aswell because truly speaking I am surrounded by successful friends who are doing big things out there.
Best: Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
KM: Well I used to be nervous back in the days when I used to play one genre because if it happens that they don’t like your sound you are doomed but now i dont get nervous anymore because I have quick and sharp skills of changing from one genre to another whenever I come accross a stubborn crowd.
Best What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
KM: Yohh I have played for so many big crowds hey but I’ll name a few
*CANDO summer tour crowds all over South African campuses ( 10 000 to 15 000 students)
*TMM Birthday events in Mpumalanga (plus minus 10 000)
*Carnival City Big Top arena (plus minus 7000 people)
Best: What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
KM: Greatest gig has to be Channel O celebrity Basement show where I had to mix videos live on t.v for a full hour.
Best: How has your life changed since you are well known figure in S.A’s
KM: I wouldn’t say my life is different right now because I believe you are not a public figure when you haven’t accomplished your dreams, allow me to continue to work hard and reach my dreams then I’ll answer this question later lol
Best: Are there plenty of women who throw themselves at you?
KM: I only know one woman that throws herself at me and that is my girlfriend Lihle 🙂
Best: What do you spend your money on?
KM: I always spend my money mostly on my family and on petrol of course since I am always on the road.
Best: What about cars or a House – you know?
KM: I own one car and end of Aug I am moving into my new place so I wouldn’t say I will be owning a house when renting so for now it’s safe to say I am working on getting my own house soon.
Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to
release anything in the future?
KM: I don’t have any studio albums yet but yes I am planning on releasing one in the near future since I will be releasing a single before end of September called “Life I live” feat. Urban Status
Best: Is there any artist you wish to work with in our industry?
KM: I would love to work with AKA ,HHP and Khuli Chana one day.
Best: How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
KM: Music has changed for the better for the past years hey ,especially Hip-hop in SA has grown to be very much influential to our neighbouring countries and abroad so I am very happy and optimistic so much that our artist will go back to the days of Brenda Fassies and the Lucky Dubes who used to fill up stadiums alone without having to call an international artist.
Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter followers?
KM: As an artist I have to be big on social media because it is one of the best plartforms to push your name and work to people who don’t know you and the kind of platforms I use are as follows:
Twitter : @djkgotsoM
Youtube : DJ Kgotso.M
Insta : DeejayKgotso_M
Fb page : Deejay kgotso.M
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Best: What would be your advice to up and coming DJs?
KM: Lol I am an upcoming dj myself but the advice I could give to my fellow djs is to keep working hard, do your research about this art and I know this is gonna sound cliché but stay humble all the time because 90% of your personality and 10% of your skill is what makes you the best artist in this industry.
Best: How old are you. How long do you see yourself doing what you’re
(Can you see yourself doing this when you’re 50? 60?)
KM: I am 28 years of age and I see myself doing this as long as I am relevant and if I’ll still be relevant when I am 50 I’ll still rock baba!
Best: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
KM: If I wasn’t doing djing I would be doing post production which Is what I am working on getting a steady job for it because I have qualifications for it.