Bravo Silva

Bravo Silva

Based: Johannesburg

No strangers to the world of radio, dance and producing, Djs Dino Bravo and Nicole Da Silva have united their talents behind one desk and under two sets of headphones for a party-starting concept to challenge all others!

Dino Bravo brings 20 years of mixing, producing and room-reading to each and every show he performs at. The Cuban-born, Angolan-raised Joburg-based gentle giant is one of South Africa’s most versatile Djs on the continent. Nicole Da Silva is the feisty, bubbly voice behind 5fm’s The Weekend Playdate and has been a tour-de-force as one of the leading women in a male-dominated game.

Nicole is quite literally a walking, talking music encyclopedia and her show segment for “The Human Shazam” is testament to her musical knowledge in all genres.  After years of working together on radio and passing one another in between set-changes at clubs, fellow Portuguese-speaking friends and colleagues Nicole and Dino thought it a no-brainer to combine their experience and offer a ‘twofer’ to clients, fans and festivals. Aptly collectively named “Bravo Silva”

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Ayanda MVP

Ayanda MVP

Based: Johannesburg

The name Ayanda MVP is becoming more known as of late, but this young lady has been in our midst for quite some time.

Ayanda Mdluli, better known as “Ayanda MVP” started her career at a very young age, where she was a TV presenter for a kids’ show on SABC 3 called “Vibez” – this development into a passion for Arts, where she decided to enrol at the National School of Arts to study Drama. She decided to take a more professional route, where she chose to study Law at the University of Pretoria. During her time there, Ayanda joined a campus radio station, Tuks FM – which is where the radio bug bit!

From graveyard shifts, to daytime weekdays shows, to being the host of the breakfast show on Tuks FM, her talent was becoming evident, and caught the ear of Yfm’s programme manager at the time. Ayanda then joined Yfm in 2013 and earned her own weekend slot from 12:00-15:00 where she introduced herself as the energetic skyscraper whose passion for broadcasting would take in further in places she would not imagine. Not so late after, she was promoted to her own weekend-daytime
After working at Yfm for 3 years, Ayanda landed her own show on one of Johannesburg’s biggest radio stations, 947 – where she did weekend shows on Saturdays from 14:00-16:00. Everyone was already excited for her landing a slot on such a huge station; but we were up-in-arms as this young trailblazer took over from Stacey Norman; and after only a few months, had her very own daytime show from 10:00-13:00

Apart from being on our airwaves Monday – Saturday, Ayanda MVP is also well known to make our booties shake on the dancefloor. She is a Hip-hop DJ who has part of some of the biggest line-ups in Mzansi; and everyone loves and appreciates her ability to not only kill it on the decks, but simultaneously hype the party up as the MC

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Dino Bravo

Dino Bravo

Based: Johannesburg.

Angolan born DJ Dino Bravo calls South Africa his home and adds much vibrancy and skill to the profession that has captured his heart and soul – music.

Africa has been home to Bravo for quite some time. After being raised in Cuba, he moved to South Africa in the early 90s and has adapted perfectly to the lifestyle and culture that the country is known for.

His music inspiration hails from the strong Samba, Latino and African rhythm he is accustomed to and the result of this unique blend is a host of infectious combinations of musical styles. Music has forever been ingrained in this artist’s soul and his entry into the music world goes back to the days of his youth where he enjoyed break-dancing and rapping. No musical style goes unnoticed and his musical repertoire includes that of hip-hop, Kwaito, bhangra, pop, plus much more. Each style is influenced and complemented by the unique flavour he adds each time.

It was inevitable that such talent would be noticed – Bravo caught the attention of DJ Fresh at Intersections nightclub in Randburg. The fellow DJ enjoyed Bravo’s unique style of mixing and interesting song selection, and this led to an invite onto DJ Fresh’s YFM show. Exposure on-air saw the concept of the ‘mega-mix’ being born and Bravo began to gain a following of fans across South Africa. He continued to perform to crowds all over the country and it became evident that this artist was one to watch.

His ongoing evolution proves that he is able to constantly adapt to the latest music trends, sounds and techniques. By remaining connected to his roots and influences he is able to create sounds that he himself loves. As a result, his music is forever filled with soul and rhythm, and has the ability to reach and touch people. His musical creations unite cultures and are inspired from the soulful meaning of music.

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DJ David Goldear

DJ David Goldear

Based: Johannesburg.

David has been involved in the entertainment industry since 2008. He provides entertainment for all kinds of occasions. His performance style and musical repertoire caters for all events, special occasions and corporate functions.

David prides himself on being able to “read” an audience and play just the right selection of music to keep your guests on the dance floor all night long.

He has had the pleasure of working with most of the country’s top corporate companies His energy and enthusiasm ensure that his reputation goes from strength to strength.

Over the last 7 years, David has had the opportunity to work with some of South Africa’s top bands and entertainers, as a sound engineer and AV technician. David obtained his music qualification from The National School of the Arts, he then furthered his studies as a sound engineer at Damelin College.

David is a DJ, MC and qualified AV & Sound Technician that will beat any other quote you get, giving you more quality and better work ethics”

David is a DJ for all occasions and looks forward to entertaining you at yours.

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DJ Euphonik

DJ Euphonik

Based: Johannesburg.

“Every 0 years, every industry has that one person that revolutionizes things within that particular industry. Euphonik is gonna revolutionize things over the next five years. He’s elevating the game. If you don’t believe me, call me in five years” DJ Fresh

“Euphonik is a super-cool-house-cat. He has an interesting groove and is another one of SAs up and coming music stars. Keep an eye on this boy!” – Roger Goode

Welcome to the Euphonik Generation, the new House liberation. This genre of music has sustained itself, not to mention its popularity over the years because of the influences of DJ’s around the world diversifying a would-be stagnant genre. So what’s this DJ’s signature sound?

Is it electro? Is it trance?

If we said it’s “Euphonik”, it would probably be more accurate. He offers the club scene, and more recently 5fm listeners, something that is fresh and diverse. A summation of his sound, style and mix is best described as the kind that tells you, this guy was meant to be a DJ. If your head’s bobbing, your foot’s tapping and your heart’s thumping (all involuntarily of course), it generally means the guy behind the decks is doing something right! Euphonik is undeniably one of the hottest DJ’s on circuit, with fans spanning the globe, from South Africa to Dubai and London.

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DJ Fresh

DJ Fresh

Based: Johannesburg.

‘The biggest challenge for South African radio right now is further bridging the gap between while and black music. Traditionally there has been polarisation in music through our society’s past. 5FM is crossing that bridge and it is I believe the only national youth station in the country which has the power and opportunity to affect change at grassroots levels.

5FM can do what a lot of politicians wish they could do – getting all sorts of different people to talk to each other.” Thato Sikwane, aka DJ Fresh, started out on radio in Botswana in the early nineties and from the minute he was shown the mic he knew that broadcasting was the only career for him.

Fresh subsequently dropped his law studies and pursued radio fulltime, joining YFM in 1997. Fresh was heading up the YFM breakfast team by 2003 and was quickly snapped up by 5FM in 2006 where the Fresh Drive has since become a 5FM institution as well as one of the station’s most popular show.

Fresh has shared the DJ booth with a number of international during his career to date, including “Little Louie” Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Armand Van Helden, Chris Lake, Paul Van Dyke, Oskido, Fat Boy Slim, Hoxton Whores, Jazzy Jeff, Harley and Muscle, Ready D, Kenny Gope Gonzales, Viny Da Vinci, Deep, Gregory and Dominic Spreadlove. Cities like Johannesburg, Miami, London, Cape Town, Mascow, Brisbane, Ibiza, Leeds, Durban, Gaborne, Birmingham, Dubai, Montreal and Melbourne have all danced to Fresh’s beats.

An entrepreneur at heart, Fresh is gifted at spotting gaps in the market and he has many projects on the go at any one time. A few examples are Fresh’s cool T-shirt range and merchandise which started out as a fun side project and is now hugely in demand; his partnership with DJ Euphonik called “F.Eu” as well as his on-going involvement in numerous charities and awareness campaigns.

DJ Fresh is part of “DJU”, a team of leading South African deejays, musicians, producers and media personalities. Inspired by international conferences such as The Miami Winter Music Conference, DJU established the South African dance music industry practitioners to keep pace with, and eventually lead global developments.

Despite his enormous success, Fresh remains humble about his achievements and still have many goals to pursue: “I feel I still have a way to go – if I could use the analogy of track with ten gears I’d only be in sixth gear now. I’m still building the foundations of my career – so much can still be done. That’s why I accepted a job at 5FM over Metro – I knew it would be a challenge and I wanted to get out of my comfort zone. I like to push myself, the boundaries, and people perceptions of the boundaries. I also hate loose ends which mean I probably will finish my Law degree one day”

Fresh describes the 5FM team as “The most dynamic team I have ever worked with – they are a bunch of highly motivated people and it rubs off. 5FM has extremely high standards and benchmarks which inspire me to be even more inspired, if you understand what I mean.”

Nothing is stopping DJ Fresh as his career continues to grow at an exponential rate. Tune into the hottest daily drive show in South Africa on 5FM, as Fresh and his dynamic Fresh Drive team continue to entertain, break down boundaries and bringing South Africans together.

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