One of the country’s young talented club disc jockeys Frank Dhliwayo, aka DJ Pimpsy, has set his sight on producing new house music and R ’n’ B mixes.
The 24-year-old DJ who shot his way into popularity at the KFC Balcony nightclub and the Zimex Bar and Grill club says he will play them at parties and weddings.
Dhliwayo has produced excellent house music mixes from the country’s most popular songs including Ngoma Yekwedu by Thomas Mapfumo, Naye by Tongai Moyo, Murume by Alick Macheso and Ndanakirwa by Madiz.
“I have also done rave music and R&B mixes to some international songs like Drink in my Two Step with Cassidy and Cappleton and also Technology by 50 Cent with a rave tip,” he said.
He said he was currently specialising on mixing songs on a house music tip as it proved to have a better market in the country compared to other music genres.
Dhliwayo began his career in 2006 with assistance from his older brother Eddie Dhliwayo, aka Nitredy, who is a producer and owner of the Nitredy Studios in Harare.
“I have a very tight schedule and in July alone I performed at weddings and house parties every weekend and I currently have a contract with a group of ladies called the Round Table Club that I play my mixes for, on Friday and Saturday nights,” he said.
DJ Dimpsy, who has his own equipment, decided to specialise in mixing because he emulated South African house mix DJs like DJ Cleo and DJ Bujo Mujo.
He said his inspiration came from South African-based Zimbabwean Channel O DJ Vibe, with whom he has worked with in mix production.
Dhliwayo produced his first mix album last year titled Zvandiri and had 13 mixes. Recently he released his second album Zvandiri 2 with 16 sungura to house music mixes which he said have been popular with music lovers.
“I thank God for my brother Nitredy who has helped me so much especially with mastering mixes and the marketing and distribution of my mixes,” said Dhliwayo. “I love what I’m now doing because I’m fulfilling both a career and passion.”