Music makes DJ feel at ease

2018-07-20 06:01
PHOTO: supplied DJ Mkhululi “Emmkay” Somhlahlo playing the decks at a local event.

PHOTO: supplied DJ Mkhululi “Emmkay” Somhlahlo playing the decks at a local event.

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WHEN Mkhululi “Emmkay” Somhlahlo is having a bad day, he says he plays house music as a way of finding strength and harmony.

Somhlahlo, a 22-year-old from Kokstad, developed a passion for music while still at primary school in 2008. Now he deejays at night clubs to make a living and follow his path.

“I started playing music at school events and now I receive lots of bookings from local clubs and events. I play music to respond to my passion and to find peace,” said Somhlahlo.

He thanked his brother, who taught him house music and how to “spin decks” at events.

“During the day, I do household tasks or I am busy working with other artists that have featured me in their songs,” he said.

This year, he released his four song extended play (EP) Late Change, which is available now through digital stores.

“I will be releasing my own music before December,” he said.

Next weekend he will be playing music at a matric party in Kokstad.

Somhlahlo condemned artists who use alcohol while performing at events, saying they paint a bad image about the music industry.

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