TIMESLOT: Monday 6pm till 9pm – ((( LIVE FROM THE FREE STATE )))
OFF THE GRID is Mutha FM’s Bass music show and focuses and whats happening on that side of the Industry. locally and Internationally.
Funk/ Breaks/ Drum & Bass/ Ghetto Funk and more…
Presented by the Disko D
- Show ntro
- 3 Trax NGR packs
- Disko’s Treat
- Keeping to the Speed Limit
- Open Road
- Final Destination
Disko D (aka Dion du Toit)
Hailing from Ficksburg, it was while studying in Bloemfontein that he discovered and fell in love with break beats, or breaks, for those more personally acquainted with the genre. A romance that would change the course of his life.
It was on the dance floor of “Die Mystic” that he cut his teeth. A residency there led to him promoting events, and eventually leading to a stint in Jozi where he made connections that would lead to him promoting high profile events, and later to leave the borders of his homeland and ply his trade on foreign soil.
Deon in his career has been very instrumental as partner to many Global events and has hosted and toured on several occasions with Top Rankings DJ’s from all over the world, plus being a prominent figure in high profile events across South Africa. He Designed Events ranging from Corporate to Pvt and Festival. Day to Day Marketing and Management of planned events production. Instrumental in Managing and Marketing two very Successful Brands, SoundFactory/ Big Bash. These Events took Place every Last Saturday of the month, hosting 10 top Dj’s and an International every 3rd Month, events had a solid following for 1200 – 2000 for the Regular Saturday event, and up too 3500 patrons I had through my Door hosting the Internationals. One Name to Mention that’s been on one of my Flyers is Judge Jules (BBC Radio 1 UK). Through the period of January 2009 and October 2009 we maintained and designed over 200 events with branding more than 75% of the events with the SoundFactory Logo. With a very Hands on Approach to all my events, and a gorilla marketing approach, we indeed had the right recipe guaranteeing the success of the brand and its name. (More media reference can be supplied if felt necessary)
Relaunched Carling Black Label with SAB in October 2009 under the Big Bash Brand, touring 10 of SA Top Artists to 10 University Destinations in the Month of October 2009, the Events where called Carling Black Label Big Bash Festival. Traveling in my Own Vehicle over 13 000km and handing out over 150 000 flyers, ensure the event a great success with over 12 000 patrons through the 10 venues doors.
Produced and presented Dance Diaries show on Mklive every Friday evening, live from the Mklive Studios in Randburg, introducing international and national artists we were Hosting for our Events planned (below is the link to the very first live show with myself and International producer Chris Rossi from Scotland):
Approached by several institutions across South Africa to host or set up events for them, e.g. PACOFS and SoulCandi:
Managed my own DJ School called Diskotek Music Institute. I focussed on teaching the underprivileged and even succeeded in securing a record contract for one of my students. • I was also approached by USAID and together we set up a community centre in Maputo, Lesotho, teaching the community and youth how to grow and maintain organic gardens, as well as basic sound engineering.
Big, phat dirty, bouncy breaks is Disko D’s forte, delivered with great dexterity and a dangerously high levels of energy. It’s contagious and, if you’re not, at least, nodding your head by tune two, then you probably reside under six feet of dirt, and no longer have pulse.
Links to Soundcloud / FB accounts: