Best: Please introduce yourselves…
My Rudzani Raphunga known as Rustar.
Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Rustar: I am from Venda originally, now based in JHB. My greatest fans are from my hometown. They love my music.
Best: When did you start Djing?
Rustar: I started in 2005 when in Varsity.
Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that you would make it your career?
Rustar: When promoters started liking what I was playing, they started giving me something. I realized that I can actually make a living out of my passion.
Best: So what sets you apart from the rest? What’s the difference between other DJs and you?
Rustar: My ability to read the crowd.
Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd?
Rustar: It the greatest feeling. Knowing that I have the power to control people’s emotions for that hour or so.
Best: Where do you get inspiration from?
Rustar: My late Grandfather introduce me to music at a very tender age.
Best: Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
Rustar: Every time.
Best What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
Rustar: 20 000 in Eastern Cape. Played before Black Coffee.
Best: What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
Rustar: Virgin Mobile Party in CPT.
Best: How has the house scene changed since you started djing?
Rustar: It has become more competitive, most djs have access to music. You must also be ahead on the game through research.
Best: Do plenty of women throw themselves at you?
Best: Is being a Dj lucrative?
Rustar: Yes. Respect the art and the rewards are endless.
Best: What other businesses are you involved in?
Artist management and Sound Hire.
Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to release anything in the future?
Rustar: I am working on my first one. Hoping to release a single end April.
Best: Is there any artist you wish to work with in our industry?
Rustar: Rampa, Bruce Loko and Atjazz.
Best: How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
Rustar: Not much. I have always love to play something with a punch. That hasn’t changed.
Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter/FB followers do you have?
Rustar: Not as big as I would love. Currently I have a team assisting me with that while I focus on the music side of things.
Best: What is your advice to up and coming DJs?
Rustar: Love what you do and you will be rewarded.
Best: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
Rustar: An Economist, what I studied at varsity.