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Dj Ganyani
Biography

ABOUT ME

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Ganyani Tshabalala has been in the music industry for over 20 years. With his great passion for music, at the age of 15 he started teaching himself several DJ techniques to manipulate the prerecorded music. These include cueing, equalization, phrasing, beat juggling etc. to perform the transitions and overdubs of a number of sources in a more creative way. Today he is a professional DJ who masters the technique of using harmonic mixing for choosing compatible songs. This has made him and other local DJs to be the pioneers or the grandmaster of this entertainment technique in the country.

DJ Ganyani is classified as a mobile DJ with turntablism as his main article. He travels or tour with his own sound systems and play from an extensive collection of pre-recorded music, on various media, to wow targeted audiences. He works for hire at private functions such as receptions, religious ceremonies, school dances; but also seen frequently in bars, nightclubs, neighbourhood parties, block parties, product launches and stadia.

To date he has achieved the following milestones:
Becoming a household name amongst the youth in South Africa and the SADC region particularly in Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana.
  • He is a DJ of choice for Orlando Pirates FC and the South African Football Association.
  • Compilation of the Simunye House Grooves Vol. 1&2 on invite by SABC 1 to broaden their Simunye brand appeal to the youth.
  • Received a gold disc award for Simunye house grooves (This award was for achieving the clients objective)
  • Honored by Castle Loud for his exceptional skills and given an achievers Award.
  • To-date in addition to the two albums above, Ganyani has produced a total of ten “hit” albums; In The House featuring Ganyani, Ganyani’s House Grooves 3 and the Ganyani’s House Grooves 4.

(This album has been awarded a gold disc for having sold over 25 000 units, currently at 44000 units and going strong)He has tutored, mentored, and inspired the likes of the late DJ Khabzela of YFM, DJ Mbuso, DJ Bradley, DJ Slender (Cape Town’s popular DJ) also the ever popular Mpho Tsedu of PhalaPhala FM and Muvhango fame. He was a nominee in the 2006 Metro fm awards in the category “ Best Club DJ”

2007 has seen the Master’s addition to the House Grooves by releasing yet another album, Ganyani House Grooves 5 which has now reached its gold status in 3 months of its release. Three tracks on this album produced by the man himself & DJ Clock. 2007 has also seen DJ Ganyani crowned one of the House Legends for his contribution in the music industry by Brandhouse.

In January 1990 it was not surprising that Ganyani started Ganyani Entertainment, a company that strive to serve the lifestyle and entertainment needs of individuals and corporate clients through a selection of the finest DJ’s and the latest, up-to-date sound and stage equipment with brand names such as Sony and JBL etc. This ranges in stage and speaker size; and the quantity depending on the number of people attending, and whether it is indoors or outdoors for any occasion.

Ganyani Entertainment has been the preferred supplier to Orlando Pirates Football Club and the South African Football association, which we have been serving for the past 4 years. We have a quick response and turnaround time in emergency situations.