Top DJs Missing From DJ Fresh’s Big Event

The omissions are raising eyebrows

By  | Nov 11, 2021, 10:12 AM  | DJ Fresh  | Drama

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DJ Fresh has just announced the biggest upcoming gig for DJs in South Africa. It is set for a month from now, and will run for three days straight. While we will still be awaiting further details on the event, he has already announced the lineup of artists that will grace the event. 

Headlining the event is Big Dawg himself, along with his fellow DJ and close friend, DJ Euphonik. There will also be other big acts, like DJ Sumbody and DJ Milkshake, along with other less known artists as well. 

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Dj Fresh is very excited about the event, as he envisions shutting down Mzansi in a big way for 72 hours. And while Mzansi is also catching onto the excitement for the show, we could not help but notice that there are a few big names missing from the list. Fresh is a veteran South African DJ, and there are many fellow veterans who have been left out, and it is raising eyebrows. There are also other newer entrants that have made big waves in the industry, and their absence from the lineup is also odd. Here are the names we would have expected at an event of this magnitude. 

DJ Maphorisa

Although he has been consistently caught up in drama recently, there is no denying that Madumane is one of the best DJs in this country. He’s collaborated with international bigwigs like Nasty C and Major Lazer, so why is he not on DJ Fresh’s list? 

Uncle Waffles

While she has been a DJ for some time now, she is just entering the limelight in a significant way, and her takeoff has been meteoric. She is currently on tour around Africa, and is obviously going to grow into one of the most popular artists in the industry. But her reception here at home has been turbulent, and maybe that is why Big Dawg snubbed her?

Black Coffee

He is one of Africa’s richest musicians, and a major recognised international act. In fact, he just had a wildly successful gig in Kenya, and is also on tour. He is also a veteran in the industry, and it is odd that a fellow veteran would leave him out of such a big event. But then again, his great success may mean that he is a very expensive act. Maybe DJ Fresh couldn’t afford him?

DJ Zinhle 

Also a businesswoman and a media personality, DJ Zinhle has established herself among the list of the country’s top DJs and producers, which is why we would have expected to see her on the list. 

DJ Lamiez Holworthy

Just like Zinhle, Lamiez has also created for herself a huge following who are in love with her skills on the deck. But she was also left out of the gig. Why? We wonder. 

DJ Sbu 

Also a veteran DJ, Sbu has multiple songs with big names in the music industry, both locally and internationally, including Tanzania’s Ali Kiba and our very own Zahara. But he, too, has been excluded from the gig. 

Is there more to these omissions, or it simply a business decision? You decide. 
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