Best: Please introduce yourself.
Lady Gforce: My Name is Gugulethu Nhlapo and my stage Name is Lady Gforce.
Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Lady Gforce: I’m from Orlando East in Soweto and yes there are people who appreciate and love the music that I always introduce to them.
Best: When did you start Djing?
Lady Gforce: I started djing in 2012
Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that you would make it your career?
Lady Gforce: Djing has always come first to me, it was never really a hobby. The reason I started looking into other ways of money was just so I could sustain and market my brand as a DJ. As we all know you first need to spend money in order to make money.
Best: So what sets you apart from the rest? What’s the difference between other DJs and you?
Lady Gforce: I’m very confident behind the decks, I don’t panic easily and I enjoy taking risks whether it’s with regards to playing music that I have never played before of whether it’s trying out a new way of mixing or whatever. I am also extremely versatile, put me in front of any house music crowd and I’m quite sure I will kill it.
Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd?
Lady Gforce: It’s a feeling that I doubt I will ever be able to describe. When I look into the crowd, it’s the only time I reflect on how far I have come, what I have been through and why I am still here. It is an amazing feeling.
Best: Where do you get inspiration from?
Lady Gforce: I get inspired by everyone who believes and looks up to me. My family and my management team inspires me the most.
Best: Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
Lady Gforce: I get butterflies in the stomach, my heart beats faster and my palms sweat. Not ll the time though.
Best: What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
Lady Gforce: Does being on TV count? Lol! Well I don’t know the exact number of people who were there but it was at the Soweto Cookout Sunday which is one of the biggest events to ever hit Soweto.
Best: What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
Lady Gforce: I try to make all my gigs great so there is too many of them.
Best: How has the house scene changed since you started djing?
Lady Gforce: Being a female DJ, what stands out the most for me is how ladies are now included and trusted to play at really big gigs. This is something that hardly ever happened when I started playing and of course the big bags and slappas disappeared, we carry USBs now. Everything is just evolving.
Best: Do plenty of women/men throw themselves at you?
Lady Gforce: Not plenty women but men.
Best: Is being a Dj lucrative?
Lady Gforce: If you work hard enough, your djing career can definitely sustain you.
Best: What other businesses are you involved in?
Lady Gforce: Well events and DJing are my main focus right now.
Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to release anything in the future?
Lady Gforce: I don’t have any studio albums at the moment. I definitely would love to make music if the inspiration comes so I guess only time will tell.
Best: Is there any artist you wish to work with in our industry?
Lady Gforce: I wouldn’t mind getting pointers from DJ Black Coffee, ai think I could learn a lot from him just from sitting down and having a conversation. I definitely would love to tour with Tale Of Us. The list is too long, let’s leave it at Black Coffee and Tale Of Us.
Best: How do you think the music you play has changed over the years?
Lady Gforce: I wouldn’t say the music has changed but my taste in music definitely has. There sure has been new genres or sub-genres that have been introduced to the house music scene but that hasn’t affected me much because it’s not the kind of music I can relate to.
Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter/FB followers do you have?
Lady Gforce: On all social media platforms combined I probably have about 10000 followers.
Best: What is your advice to up and coming DJs?
Lady Gforce: Find your motivation and hold on tight to whatever that is. This industry is tough, you have to work your way up and that takes time and alot of determination. Forget about your social life a little, I spend more time at gigs than I do at home or with loved ones. Don’t forget why you started, stay on track!
Best: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
Lady Gforce: I’d probably be a Radio Personality, that was second in line.