NAME : James Mogakolodi
COMPANY : University of Science and Technology Beijing
PROFFESSION : Student
CATEGORY NOMINATED : African Best Dj
COMPANY NAME : MJdaDj
COUNTRY BASE : China
ACHIEVEMENTS : N/A
INSTAGRAM : mj_da_dj
FACEBOOK : MJ
TWITTER : mjdadj09
Website : not active
A versatile purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere music.
That is how MJdaDj describes himself as a Dj. Not startled by going deeper, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy.
Having grown in a township in Mogoditshane, Gaborone in Botswana where house kwaito, deep house, gqomu and later amapiano were widely listened genres, MJdaDj ended up with quite a mixed spectrum of these musical influence. Furthermore relocated to China where there is mixed races as well as cultures, he learnt how to select music that caters to all multitudes through deejaying in clubs and bars like Havana Nights, Underground club, Mango Bar, Aurora bar, Heavens Wangjing to name a few. He also performed in festivals like Black expo, Burger festival, Pool parties etc. Today, this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best: beautiful synth work, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks, all on top of a pronounced foot-shuffling house beat, hip hop, R&B, Latin, electro, Afrobeats etc.
A very active member of his country’s musical events, MJdaDj is no stranger to the ups-and-downs of music scene. Though he loves playing in events, his love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes. He also has love for playing piano, and he is also a chorister singing the baritone voice.
MJdaDj also regularly posts his mixtapes and live performances on wechat moments, instagram and whatsapp statuses. Moreover he has some mixtapes and live performances on the mother platform YouTube.
For MJdaDj , it’s all about mood and a deep, hypnotic groove, playing those dance tracks that get you tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it, regardless of tempo, style, or release date.