Cliff the DJ / "The Ginger"
Cliff the DJ shows
Throughout my lifetime I have always had a passion for music in any way, shape or form from certain types of opera to classic rock and everything in between. Towards the end of high school I discovered the art of being a DJ and started messing around on my laptop. From there I progressed to playing weekly DJ sets in local clubs and bars throughout Lusaka, Zambia specializing in “rave” music.
One night while playing one of my sets I was approached by a local Q-Fm radio host Chino to co-host a dance music segment on his Friday night show which eventually turned into a dance music chart show on the station. From doing this I started to look at other ways to share my passion and this led me to Revive Radio, a UK based online station where I started hosting a 2 hour show twice a week from my parents spare room.
In 2008 I decided to move to Johannesburg. As a DJ the bug had bitten and I started playing in a small quaint pub in Boskruin called Cantaloop Alley. As time went by I started venturing into corporate and wedding DJ’ing for various mobile DJ companies which also led to me playing in more mainstream venues and pubs.
As time went on I played some amazing gigs such as Monte Casino New years eve in the Piazza for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012 for crowds of about 7000 people.
In the beginning of 2013 I decided to move into a different field of work. Namely the event technical industry which is where I discovered a new passion which saw my DJ’ing take the back foot. As we all know the Covid 19 pandemic took its toll on the event technical industry in 2020 and the company I was working for was one of the casualties.
In 2021 I started doing pub quizzes for Quiz Nights SA which re-ignited my passion for being on the mic. Fast forward about a year later and here I am with you guys on Uncut Media hosting the Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat show on Saturdays from 9 to 11 pm!