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started his Dj career at the age of 13.His
passion for the art of DJ'ing was
obvious, as he used to take my homework to a nearby club in Newlands
West just to watch their resident Dj
big break came in unusual fashion. He was at a function when the DJ
fell ill. Deon was asked to fill in whilst a replacement was found
and that's where it all started.
that point on, even though still very young, Deon rubbed shoulders
with some of the hottest DJ's in the business, and found himself
being taken around and introduced to the different aspects of "Nite
life as a DJ", which Deon very proudly admits... was good clean
fun and partying.
he was 17, he was given the opportunity to work at Airport 3, a very
popular nite club at the time on a full
that 1 year period, all he did was practice practice
and practice.A moot he
still lives by and one that say's only made him a stronger and more
Deon became a household name and that only added
to Deon's passion and drive to pursue his career and to
become the best at what he does in
Deon's road to success wasn't an easy one and he openly admits that
the problems were many, but says those hardships were what made him
the person he is today.
98/99, Deon participated in the North and South Coast Dj
Championships which he won two years in a row and to this date
that point on Deon was recognized and employed at popular Nite
Clubs throughout Durban
the year 1999/2000, Deon was employed at a community radio station
called Radio Phoenix as a
on air presenter.
recognized his talent and promoted up the order so to speak, and it
wasn't before long that Deon found himself presenting prime time
slots like Breakfast, Lunch, Drive and many other slots on Radio
was also employed at the station for his technical ability.
his time at Radio Phoenix, Deon recorded numerous demo tapes and
sent them to commercial stations, but was always turned down... still,
his never-give-up attitude kicked in and never allowed him to throw
in the proverbial towel ...
Radio Phoenix closed down, Deon continued to work at various nite
clubs until two years ago....
FM's Station Manager Shanil Singh approached Deon to do voice-overs
at the much acclaimed national radio station.
doing this, Deon's inquisitive nature helped him learn more and more
about the world of radio, and got him involved in technical aspect
of this exciting aspect of media.
Deon's talent did not go un-noticed.He's
in his two years at Lotus Fm hosted various showlike De ja vu, Breakfast,
Saturday Night in DA Mix.
is currently co-hosting the D&A Show every Saturday and Sunday
with the most gorgeous co-host Abby.
says that Lotus Fm has been a stepping stone for him because that's
were the opportunity for him to tour nationally stemmed from.Playing
for crowds from 4000 to 40 000 people and in his words "Oh Boy!!!What
a feelin",he could not hold himself back from venturing
overseas. And he was a big hit at various clubs in
style of Dj'ing
is brings a new dimension to this modern art.
is a Pro Turntablist(his scratching host
of tricks on the Turntables are out of this world).
is quoted as saying... "I don't just play music, I let the
says that most of his skills are skills that he picked up from his DJ'ing
Icon "Ready D"
what else can you do except watch out for
at a Club near you... he brings a new meaning to the words