The Next Superstar – A White DJ who prefers townships over Sandton

2016-12-09 13:03

Kasi Mlungu

She goes by the name Kasi Mlungu or The DuchAz, Anita Ronge is taking the DJ scene by storm. Redefining what it means to be a female DJ, Anita Ronge aka “The DuchAz” brings a whole new spin to the stereotypical idea of what a young, white, female DJ originating from South Africa should be.

The DuchAz is a woman with phenomenal talent and an exceptional passion for the South African music industry. She is set to turn the industry on its axis and has already sent shock waves through the industry by breaking cultural boundaries with her unconventional DJ’ing methodology by being the first Afrikaans female DJ to play local house music. Raised in a predominantly Afrikaans home, The DuchAz, who was born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, moved to Johannesburg at the age of 5. Without any official training in the DJ’ing field.

The DuchAz discovered her passion for house music in 2012 and made it a priority to hone in on her talent and perfected her deep-rooted skill, The DuchAz started playing sets at local pubs and people took to her sets like moths to a flame. This talented young woman is determined to change the game all together by flipping the script on what society expects of her.

She has performed at, and continues to be in huge demand at venues in all nine provinces of South Africa and internationally in Botswana, where she shares the stages with some of the industry’s biggest players as an independent DJ and also representing Kalawa Jazmee. She has also launched her own “The DuchAz – Kasi Mlungu” clothing range.

The DuchAz took crowds on a mixing experience at:

  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Nomination Announcement.
  • Radio stations like: YFM #ThePlayersClub, Lesedi FM, #ReaKubeletsa,?Ikwekwezi FM, Power FM, Tshwane FM and Voice of Tembisa.
  • Spring Fiesta 2014.?She has been featured:

    South African Breweries #Liberado Brand Ambassador.

  • YFM – #TheWeekendRush Freedom Day 2016.
  • Sunday World - May 2016.
  • Pioneer DJ Institute 2016 ambassador.
  • Tembisa Community Awards 2015 - Best Upcoming DJ nomination.
  • SA DJ Mag September ’15 Star of the Week. Best Upcoming DJ.

When one would expect a white female DJ to be found in upmarket clubs playing sets filled with trance. The DuchAz dispels all expectations and is found in townships, local pubs and black communities playing 100% local house music.

Affectionately labelled “Kasi-Mlungu”, The DuchAz has a prominent following and fan base nation- wide.?Her attitude towards life represents the ideal of a “rainbow nation” and with an intense drive for her art and a passion for music

The DuchAz who says “Music is my religion” is destined to transform the DJ scene into something phenomenal.

WATCH: One of her sets in Mamelodi


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