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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.

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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.

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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?

Rustar: Yes…

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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.

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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.

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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.