Hot house: Local pair to face off in contest for Durban’s best DJ

2011-04-28 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG deejays are making their city proud in Durban’s Dela Sol deejay contest and will battling it out in the semi-final of the competition next week.

Local fans know them as DJ Stutter and DJ Sgoody, but their real names are Sinjen ­Cotcholos (25) and Goodman Zondi (24) respectively. They both attended Linpark High School and are both fanatics of house music.

DJ Stutter said he was given the name by a club owner who realised that he stutters when he talks. When he has a microphone on stage, however, the stutter disappears. “As soon as I handle the mic … I just flow with lyrics,” says ­Cotcholos.

Hestarted sneaking into clubs when he was 16. “I used to play electro-pop commercial music mainly for the white crowd, but all that changed when I played for a black crowd because the pop crowd just enjoyed the music while the house fans enjoyed the deejay’s style of mixing the beats,” he adds.

DJ Sgoody says he started clubbing in 2006 and he used to be one of PMB’s top dancers, but soon realised that he can also deejay. “I began to deejay in taxis for my school mates and the rest is history,” he said. In 2009 he became the Msunduzi Municipality’s deejay of the year.

Last night the two friends competed to see who becomes Durban’s best deejay in the final, which is to be judged by Metro FM deejays Kristos and Leko, on May 4. The winner will get a chance to record a studio album.

The pair say that even if they do not win, they will still work together and aim to become household brands in the house music fraternity.

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