After months of cats and dogs, attending gigs together we finally got down to it.
Here’s an interview on one of Spruitview promising prospects. Mac Soul.
Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Mac: I’m from the east side of Johannesburg in a small suburb called Spruitview
Best: When did you start Djing?
Mac: Early 2012 with Bongani Lubisi that’s when we formed a duo called Soul Elective
Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that you would make it your career?
Mac: I did research about Djing and then I decided to be a dj but as a part time job while I pursue my studies of being an Audio engineer.
Best: So what do you think sets you apart from the rest? I mean, what’s the difference between a DJ and you?
Mac: Well firstly the music I play and how I play them, the mixing gets you in a new journey mainly focusing on keeping the spirit of house music alive in this country. I play a lot of soulful and deep house club bangers.
Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd –
Mac: It’s always a good experience cause of the way people decide to dance to the music it shows how unique South Africa is and we mostly express it with dancing.
Best: Where do you get inspiration from?
Mac: Vinny Da Vinci, Dj Chirstos, Sculptured Music, Sir Lsg, Ntsakosoul and the list goes on and on
Best: Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
Mac: Yes I do but I try and keep it professional and focus on getting a clean mix.
Best What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
Mac: Soweto, Event called Springs On Steroids happened last year 2014 mid-September
Best: How has your life changed since you are well known figure in S.A’s House scene?
Mac: Well nothing has changed that much, I do not let the game change me all I do is work hard like every one else and hope for the best.
Best: Are there plenty of women who throw themselves at you?
Mac: Ha-ha ha I can’t answer that
Best: What do you spend your money on?
Mac: Improving my work space which is my Bedroom studio
Best: What about cars or a House – you know?
Mac: Well I’d love to buy myself a vehicle than a home at a later stage
Best: How many cars & houses do you have?
Mac: None yet, but I’m working on them.
Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to
release anything in the future?
Mac: I haven’t released anything but I’m currently working in studio with the help from Ntsakosoul
Best: Is there any artist you wish to work with in our industry?
Mac: There are few, Sir Lsg, Sculptured Music and mainly Good vocalists
Best: How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
Mac: It has changed a lot I used to play a lot of local music (Commercial Music) than as time went by I matured and started listening to deep soulful house jazz, Rnb anything with rhythm and blues in it.
Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter followers?
Mac: Well our brand is growing ey and not only on twitter also on Facebook As Soul Elective, Instagram SOUL ELECTIVE and twitter as @SoulElectiveSA
Best: What would be your advice to up and coming DJs?
Mac: Let us work together as one and keep the Deep house scene up and growing in South Africa
Best: How old are you. How long do you see yourself doing what you’re
(Can you see yourself doing this when you’re 50? 60?)
Mac: I’m 22 years old only time will tell, God willing I’ll be up there with best.
Best: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
Mac: Marketing which is something that I’d like to study after getting my diploma on Sound engineering