2 minutes with DJ Aliphatik

By Drum Digital
13 July 2016

We chat to an upcoming DJ Aliphatik, real name Karabo Rabjanyane, who has already worked with some of Mzansi's industry heavyweights such as DJ Fresh and DJ Ganyani

By Hopewell Mpapu

It is a known fact  that cracking it in show business can be very difficult. It takes guts, determination, passion and persistence to make it.

. He tells us about his challenges, dreams and aspirations

When did you start Dj'ing?

Answer: I started Dj'ing  in 2009 and I started producing music professionally in 2011.

What attracted you to this kind of career?

Answer: When I was in primary school, I enjoyed listening to music more than I enjoyed playing soccer, so I always wanted to be behind the music and entertain people.

Who are some of Mzansi's biggest artists that you have worked with?

Answer: I've worked with DJ Ganyani and DJ Fresh

What are some of the challenges that you face as a young DJ?

One of the biggest  challenges I face at the moment is getting out there. PR is very expensive and promoters only start paying properly once you are an established brand, but it takes funds to brand yourself. Music alone is  not enough.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I want to be a household name in Africa. I want to be well established in Mzansi and I should have already started getting myself onto the international dance scene.

Were  your parents always supportive of your chosen career?

My mother has always been supportive - she never channeled me to a certain career, she's always had my back. I have a good support structure at home.

Where were you born?

I was born in a town called Tzaneen in the Limpopo province.

How old are?

I'm 25 years old

Which local DJ do you look up to?

There's quite a few, I look up to Black Coffee, DJ Fresh, Sketchy Bongo and Euphonik.

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