I swear the energy this dude brings behind the decks is not just music. We first saw him on social media sending out crazy vibes dancing like he’s possessed by some music spirits. Not only that he had mask on, we thought Jason is killing the people with music now?
Best : Please introduce yourselves
Chievosky is the name, the best Dj in South Africa.
Best : Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Chievosky : I’m originally from Qwaqwa, Free State but residing at Pretoria, Gauteng. Both places love the music I play.
Best : When did you start Djing?
Chievosky : I began Djing in 2009 as a hobby alongside my mentor Clinton at the time.
Best : When and where did you guys meet?
Chievosky : Clinton and I met in school, Hamilton Primary School.
Best : So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that you would make it your career?
Chievosky : I decided to make djing my career in 2011 when I began working as a sound engineer for my high school Die Hoerskool Langenhoven.
Best : So what sets you apart from the rest? What’s the difference between other DJ and you?
Chievosky : My energy sets me to be different from all other djs, it is unmatched.
Best : Why the Mask?
Chievosky : The mask is my identity, it compliments my energy and the hype around me performing. It’s the perfect fit for Chievosky The 13th.
Best : What is it like when you look out at the crowd?
Chievosky : When I look at the crowd I see popping Redbulls that I feed energy from.
Best : Where do you get inspiration from?
Chievosky : My inspiration comes purely from the music. When I enter my world of music nothing else matters.
Best : Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
Chievosky : I get nervous before jumping on the decks if I’m not mentally ready to perform. This would usually happen if I’m rushing to a gig not having enough time to get to the gig and just read the crowd.
Best : What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
Chievosky : The biggest crowd I’ve ever played for is Homecoming Africa 2018.
Best :What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
Chievosky : The greatest gig I’ve played definitely has to be The Social Market PTA.
Best : How has the house scene changed since you started djing?
Chievosky : House Music isn’t appreciated as much as it was used to be 10 years ago.
Best : Do plenty of women throw themselves at you?
Chievosky : Women do throw themselves at me but I’ve recently learned to stay away from them cause there’s only one woman for me, and that’s my girlfriend Sisanda.
Best : Is being a Dj lucrative?
Chievosky : Being a Dj can be lucrative if you’re smart and you have a plan for your career.
Best : Do you have other businesses are you involved in?
Chievosky : I wouldn’t call it a business but rather something I’m doing for the culture which is grooming artists of any kind to have worth for their brands, but apart from that I’m a full time Dj.
Best : How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to release anything in the future?
Chievosky : I don’t have any album currently out but I have x2 songs I’ll be releasing thus far with Felo le Tee and Ctea alongside Zesty Zet.
Best : Is there any artist you wish to work with in our industry?
Chievosky : I’m looking forward to working with a friend of mine that’s in the mainstream, Lady Zamar.
Best : How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
Chievosky : There’s more of the music I play now as compared to before and I absolutely love that.
Best : Are you big into social media. how many twitter/FB followers do you have?
Chievosky : I’m very into social media. To see how many followers I have on all socials you just have to search Chievosky The 13th. It’s never about how many followers you have but more about the amount of reach your posts can get.
Best : What is your advice to up and coming DJs?
Chievosky : Upcoming djs should know that the game is very tricky but should never give up on their dreams.
Best : If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
Chievosky : If I wasn’t djing I’d probably be part of the system doing some office job which would depress me just to live without a purpose.