T-ONE

T-One


Hello

Best: Please introduce yourselves…

I’m Thiwani Ndlangamandla known as T-One.

Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
T-One: I’m from Kwa-Hlabisa, Northen KZN but based in Durban. I’m a resident dj at Mojo’s carwash and shisanyama in Chesterville. They do love my music based on the reaction I get.

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Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
T-One: I started djying in the year 2013.

Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that you would make it your career?

T-One: The day I went to studied it in mid 2012 then graduated is the day I said “no I will make a living with it”.

Best: So what sets you apart from the rest of the dj’s? What’s the difference between other DJ and you?

T-One: I am relevant ,my music is about love and healing spirits.

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Best: Is it easy playing as a female and what are the challenges?
T-One: It is not easy as a female dj, people judge you and think that you are useless since you are a dj. Others bad mouth in such a way that you don’t get booked.

Best: As a lady Dj is it hard getting gigs and how do you survive in a male dominated industry?
T-One: It’s hard to get gigs because most of the time the people who supposed to book you expert something in return.Lucky for me my fiance is also a Dj so we work as a team mostly we do our own things that is how I survives.

Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd?
T-One: When I look at the crowd I feel happy because I know there are people who are going to be happy.

Best: Where do you get inspiration from?
T-One: I was inspired by the likes of Glen Lewis,’Christos.

Best: What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
T-One: I do get nervous especial if it’s the first time for in that particular place.

Best  What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
T-One: Durban july Sunday Detox at Mojo’s carwash.

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Best: What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
T-One: They are too many but mostly where I am a resident dj at Mojo’s carwash.

Best: How has the house scene changed since you started djing?
T-One: It has changed a lot from the old skool house to new age house.

Best: Do men ever throw themselves at you?
T-One: No they don’t.

Best: Is being a Dj lucrative?
T-One: Yes it is if you know what you want and focused.

Best: What other businesses are you involved in?
T-One: I’m not involve in any other.

Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to release anything in the future?
T-One: I don’t have any albums,not now maybe in the future.
Best: How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
T-One: It has changed a lot cause before i used to play any song i feel like playing but the more i grow the more i realised that no i have to stick in one thing so that i can be unique.

Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter/FB followers do you have?

T-One: I am not big on Social media on twitter i don’t remember my password so i don’t know what is happening there,on Facebook i have reached 5000 and there are still more request to accept, i don’t know i will do that but i have my page which is still new with 70+ people.

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Best: What is your advice to up and coming DJs?
T-One: My advice to up and coming djs is to be unique as you can be don’t try to change your style of music just because there is a new trend,try to stick in one genre and outgrow yourself.

Best: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
T-One: I was going to be a doctor or work in defense.