They say it runs in the family, in this case yes. The music and the art of djing really runs in the family, being inspired by his elder brother Sculptured Music the boy not only learned the business side of the trade but also the skills and formed a group with Mac Soul called Soul Elective. Meet Boske:
Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Boske: I was born and raised in Spruitview in the east rand, but originally my family comes from a town called Bushbuck ridge in Mpumalanga and people around my hood react well to the music we play
Best: When did you start Djing?
Boske: I started playing about three years ago but we started playing officially out on a gig about two years ago
Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that
you would make it your career?
Boske: The decision came when I started learning about the business side of it, which I’m still learning a lot till today.
Best: So what do you think sets you apart from the rest? I mean,
(what’s the difference between a DJ and you?)
Boske: For me I would say, as a dj I have no intention to fit in, Because of my intention is to fit in it simply means I have nothing different to offer. If you live to impress other people you won’t make progress but if I work on my own craft I learn new things and discover more about my self
Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd –
Boske: when I play the feeling I get from that movement is out of this world. What I love is the connection that comes from the music and seeing the crowd enjoying what you’re offering, it increases the emotion you get from the music.
Best: where do you get inspiration from?
Boske: My inspiration comes from a man called Willy aka Sculptured Music. He taught me a lot when it comes to music and he still does even today. I don’t think I’d be where I am if it wasn’t for him . He is the man that introduced me to house music, I respect him because of his hard work in the music industry and if some of you didn’t know he is my brother.
Best: Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
Boske: Yeah I do because for me nerves are what pushes us to do best and go the extra mile.
Best What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
Boske: It was a gig in Soweto because the people where dancing and enjoying what we offer them as The Soul Elective . biggest crowd we’ve been exposed to.
Best: How has your life changed since you are well know figure in S.A’s
Boske: For me I’d like to think that I am not where I want to be in the music industry, but I am happy with how things are working out, because it’s platforms like this that show that the brand is growing and making progress slow but surely the numbers are growing in terms of recognition and I’ve learned a lot since I started which changes my life every day.
Best: Are there plenty of women who throw themselves at you?
Boske: lol, funny enough no but they are fans
Best: What about cars or a House – you know?
Boske: At the moment I have neither of the two but I’m obviously working towards getting both of them.
Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to
release anything in the future?
Boske: Yeah I want to have my own compilation album in the future where I would be working with other artists like sculptured music and my brother Mac.
Best: How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
Boske: The music I play changed a lot compared to what I used to play first. The level of quality has changed and I would like to think the sound has matured. I play house music without categorising or choosing, if it’s sounds good it deserves to be shared with the rest of the world.
Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter followers?
Boske: I wasn’t a fan of social media but seeing the fact that it’s a great platform to push and build the brand and I like the fact that it keeps us connected to our fans.
Best: What would be your advice to up and coming DJs?
Boske: The advice I have for someone who wants to become a dj is, it is not as easy as it looks, because in this industry you need to build your own platform, work on your craft don’t play to impress other dj’s , be original and stay true to yourself because that’s what will male you different. Believe in your own craft the rest will follow.
Best: How old are you. How long do you see yourself doing what you’re
Boske: As long as I can hear and my hands are still functioning I’ll still be doing this. Apart from being a dj I see. myself as an entrepreneur so yeah that’s what I’d be doing.