It was a dream come true. He recently got to entertain hundreds of thousands of people when he played on MetroFM.
Now he's a busy man. Lesedi Ndhlangamandla is an up and coming DJ from Pretoria who is already making his presence felt in the industry. He's enjoying being booked.
“I’m all about living life to the fullest,” the 19-year-old hip hop DJ says.
We got to have a fun chat with the new kid on the block and this what we found out about him.
When did you start DJ'ing and why?
I started DJ’ing when I was 12 as a hobby. I used to play around with Virtual DJ because all my friends around me were using it at the time, so I had FOMO (fear of missing out). I gradually taught myself how to use it and that’s really where things started off for me.
Who is the biggest influence in your career?
I would say my biggest inspirations are the likes of DJ Venom and DJ PH because they make DJ’ing look fun and they are technically gifted at it - they are undeniablely gifted.
What are some of the ups and downs you've faced?
I’d like to believe that my career as a DJ is only getting started and this far it has been one huge learning curve, I learn something every day. I’m excited to see what the future holds.
What has been your biggest achievement?
It is playing on MetroFM which happened quite recently. That for me has been the highlight my career thus far.
What was the most craziest experience during a gig?
My weirdest experience while working was one CDJ stopped working mid-set and I had to keep composed until they came and fixed it. I had to play songs that I knew will keep the crowd going regardless of the transitions.
If you had to mix for former president Jacob Zuma, which three songs would you pick and why?
I would play Amen by AKA, Stepping by Flvme and Holding Hands by A-Reece. I feel like that’s what good music is so I can play it for anyone because good music transcends any demographic.
List clean songs you would play for your parent's party?
Emtee’s roll up
Do for love by 2pac
Usher – Love in this club
Live your life by T.I.
Which genre would you choose to play if you couldn't play hip hop anymore?
I would play RnB, because it is a laid back genre and it’s enjoyed by almost every age group. Also mainly because I play the music I listen to.
If you were stuck on an island with one album that would play repeatedly for the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why?
Flvme and Die Mondez- Redlight District, because it’s a good project and sonically it’s out of this world. It’s a new sound that we’ve never heard before in South Africa.
What has been your favourite gig of all time?
I had a gig in Botswana and that was a moving experience because it was my first time out of the country and when I got there the people knew who I was so that motivated me to keep going.