Photo Credit – Peter Hudson
I caught up with up and coming DJ and producer, Deeziak, who is playing at Grietfest later this month, to learn more about him, see what he was what looking forward to about the festival and projects, from record labels to events, that he is working on.
Who are your influences?
From Bob Marley, Rage Against The Machine, Bad Company, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Krafty Kuts and Bonobo to name a few. I take influences from lots of different genres and artists.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound could be described as a mixture between more energetic rolling style and darker neuro-funk Drum & Dass. At Grietfiest 2016 I will be playing something different to what I usually play out at events, so im very excited for that! Expect some serious JUNGLE!
You shared the stage with some of the greatest International Drum & Bass acts including DJ Fresh, Camo & Krooked, Sigma, what was the best experience you had?
All of them have been a super unbelievable, but if I had to choose one – It would have been when [SiRENSOUND] hosted KASRA (UK) at Critical Winter 2015.
Explain how you became involved with the event and why you chose to perform at the festival?
I always aim to only deliver the best quality sets with new and exciting material. For me, it’s all about the tune selection and mixing style. Grietfest is definitely an event that showcases acts like myself who are passionate about the music very well.
What are you looking forward to about Grietfest?
Im looking forward to seeing what the organisers will blow our minds with this year. I know the venue is sick and getting to play at a festival with artists like Friction, Apashe, The Oddword and more is definitely something to be amped about!
Who are most excited to see perform and why?
Most definitely Friction (UK). He is one of my favourites in the D&B world. A real inspiration! SHOOOOGUUUUUN!
What are you currently working on and do you have certain projects that you are excited about?
I am currently busy rebuilding my studio and focused on a lot of projects I am very excited about. From running an upcoming record label to hosting some of the best international artists in SA at the events I am involved with.