Ayke Ezeani
by on August 15, 2019
105 views

Ayke: How did your musical career begin?

RasCal Dj: Actually I started at an early age when I used to collect vinyls and cassettes these habits kept in charge of music in our family gatherings, parties and wedding steps practices, my family then encouraged me to attending afternoon club Djing sessions then I fell in love with the art of mixing music (Djing), I continued to ask for DJing slots from one of my friend who was a main DJ in a club, luckily he gave me a couple of chances. I enriched my Dejaying skills by then in  2012 I decided to take my craft very seriously and turn it into a business, I became a professional Dj. I’ve been playing in a lot of established places and rubbing shoulders with great Artists and DJs of all genres.

Ayke: There are a lot of music producers around these days, what made you think that you were still going to be successful in this field?

RasCal Dj: Because I am unique and I strive to always perfect my craft.

Ayke: What informed your stage logo and name?

RasCal Dj: I was named by my uncle Lazy P in early 2000s he loved to listen to a lot of Reggae Music and still do. So I took my lead from him.

 

Ayke: How did you build musical contacts and who was your first client?

RasCal Dj: From attending different events, doing business meeting and presenting my business to different people and establishments. I don’t remember very well but I’ve had great clients since and still have.

Ayke: Who was the first outstanding artist that you linked yourself to?

RasCal Dj:  Toshi she's a great vocalist and great personality too.

Ayke: Do you have any Publishing, T.V/Film relationships that helps you to take your musical products and artistry further?

RasCal Dj: No I don't have any, I have been doing it myself from day one, having magazines like HypeAvenue, BulawayoNew24, Sho Mag write about me and my business.

Ayke: How did your radio career start? 

RasCal Dj:  I used to do guests mix for DJ Candii years back back on Eldos FM, USA Radio Live Show presented The Afrikan , Afro Deep Live Radio, YFM,  Nation Radio Show presented by Rabs Vhafuwi and June 2018 I got a resident DJ slot on The House Of Rythm Show on Sundays hosted by Thabo The Rex, this is  how my radio career  began rolling. I wanna give a special shout out to all the people who put me where I am today.

Ayke: Maintaining a successful career takes a lot of work and commitment, how much time do you dedicate towards making sure your career got to this level?

RasCal Dj: I spend most of my time collecting music, sending proposals, doing live mixes and making contacts, that is the story of my everyday life.

 

Ayke: How hard was it for you to gain stability and start excelling in this career?

RasCal Dj: As an unknown artist,  is one of the things which makes it very hard, so hence I’m saying as an individual you have you take your craft very serious and knock on every door to make contacts, as an individual I don’t think I have reached where I wanna be but through God, dedication and hard work, I will have my break through one day.

Ayke: Have you ever thought of releasing a solo album?

RasCal Dj: Not yet, I’m working on it right now.

Ayke: If you were to do a solo album project, who is that musical producer you will allow handling your album?

RasCal Dj: There’s quite a lot of good music producers but I would be happy if my album gets handled by the upcoming producers, I love the new sounds.

Ayke: What genre of music can you say you excel in?

RasCal Dj: I play Afro House /Tech, Deep House and the new amapiano sounds.

Ayke: What is distinctive about your disc jocking skills?

RasCal Dj: I’m very creative I take my DJing very serious and my mixing skill are out of this world, I have a good ear in music and I always strive to bring out the best in my sound sets.

Ayke: Is there any outstanding difference between hosting a radio show and disc jocking?

RasCal Dj: I think there is a difference and I am a mix radio DJ which means I get to play live on radio when I am hosting a show is way more different from that and I’ve seen how my presenter Thabo The Rex does it.

Ayke:  Is there any latest sound from you and on which platforms can your fans find it?

RasCal Dj: My july mix is available for downloads on sendspace and my souncloud link :

Ayke: Is your sounds equally uploaded on RadioVybe?

RasCal Dj: Yes. Check my RadioVybe page

Ayke: In your career path, have you ever had to relocate in order to gain more exposure, if so from where to where?

RasCal Dj: No but if it happens I will relocate.

Ayke: What will be your advice for young talents who wants to become music Djs?

RasCal Dj: They have to be passionate about their craft, open minded and make a lot of contacts.

Ayke: What do you like to do for fun outside of working on music?

RasCal Dj: I promote my sound and lights hire business called Ras Calitary Entertainment, hang out with family and friends, watch TV series

 

Ayke: What is your recommended DAW and why?

RasCal Dj: I've been using Wavepad and Virtual DJ Live Recording these two are the best for me, they produce quality sound for me.

Ayke: Finally, Secrets! secrets! (laughs) your fans said I should ask you if there is a romance going on in your life right now?

RasCal Dj: LOL there we go again anyway there is a special lady in my life. #NoNames

Ayke: RasCal Dj thank you so much for making time for RadioVybe

 

Posted in: Entertainment
1 person likes this.