A blog by Wandisile Sebezo..
‘Tis the season to be jolly’ as popular Plett DJ Sivo takes Plett Summer to the next level
He is no doubt one of the more popular DJ’s in Plett, and one of the most versatile DJ’s I know. As the festive season sets upon our beautiful town, I sat down with Sivuyile Tapu, popularly known as DJ Sivo, to chat about his journey as a house music DJ and what his #PlettSummer calendar looks like. ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ this Plett Summer.
As a young boy DJ Sivo used to listen to Algoa FM between 6:30pm and 8pm daily, and immediately fell in love with their hottest tunes and hasn’t looked back ever since.
The music he says, makes him “feel happy”, and that “it gives me the joy to make people dance and have a good time. Sharing my biggest passion with others and making them enjoy new music is what I thrive on”.
It all started back in 2007 at Filly Fusion, now Zanzibar, and since then the 30-year-old DJ from Kwano has played in almost all popular night clubs in Plett, from Flashbacks Pub & Lounge, Spotlight Night Club, former VIP Night Club and Cubar, Skhulu’z Lounge, and Cornuti e Stella Restaurant, he has seen it all.
“Coming from Kwanokuthula where there’s quite a lot of competition as a DJ, I had to find a way to stand out and surprise people with my music”; his choice of poison in house music certainly does set him apart; he plays Afro House, Deep House, and Tech House.
Some of his best memories include playing alongside 5FM DJ’s including his favorite DJ Euphonik at VIP Night Club back in the day.
“Another great memory is also the set I played at Plett Chill Out for the first time. Playing for such big crowds gives me another kind of rush and brings out the best in me as a DJ,” says DJ Sivo, stamping his support for the Plett Chill Out (he is also on the line-up this year).
You best enjoy the music when DJ Sivo is on set, because like any other DJ I suppose, he hates people rocking up requesting him to play their favourites when everyone else is dancing and having a jolly good time (Pst: let’s be honest, this is annoying).
‘Tis the season to be jolly’ so look out for DJ Sivo Plett Summer as he takes it to the next level. He will be playing at Cornuti e Stella Restaurant as he brings beach vibes from 6pm to 8pm every day and closing off the night to sunrise at Flashbacks Pub & Lounge.