She is a one-of-a-kind artist whom South Africa’s vibrant house music landscape wouldn’t be the same without.
Coming from the era of vinyl, being hooked from the first time she mixed a vinyl.
With her distinctly eclectic taste in music ranging from energetic dance grooves with plenty of Vocals, to a Deep Tech House sound.
It all started for her in 2001, when she moved to Ayia Napa in Cyprus. She played at as many beach parties, playing for a minimum wage or even for free. It was not long before she was noticed and asked to play at some of the best clubs and beach bars. Her musical influences has evolved over the years, from old school Hip Hop in her early years to her House style that she has become known for today.
Her impeccable tune selection combined with her charismatic and energetic personality landed her a weekly slot on South African National Radio Station “Metro FM”, Friday nights 9-10pm, on the “Smirnoff Experience Dance Mix Show”. On the show she interviewed some of her favorite artists, exhibiting her passion for music ranging from underground house to deep, soulful vocal house tracks.
In 2004 DJ SoulSista released her first, highly acclaimed mixed compilation “Music is my High”, which had exclusive tracks from various producers worldwide. On the album, she also released her first single “Music is my High”, where she did the songwriting and composition, co-producing it with Sisco Umlambo with Tasha Baxter on vocals.
She has worked with MTV Base Africa and Ministry of Sound, Mayor South African Radio Stations 5FM & Metro FM, doing weekly mixes for their radio shows.
Working with labels like Defected, Real Tone Records, Multiracial Records and corporate clients like Apple, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi & Samsung to name a few and filling the runway shows with her music style in Fashion Weeks.
SoulSista helped transform the stores of Levi’sTM South Africa into a dance floor with compilation mixes she did for the brand.
She has played alongside international acts like Diplo, Frank Roger, Rocco, Seamus Haji, Luke Solomon & Black Coffee to name a few.
She played the Official Jamiroquai Afterparty at Delicious festival in South Africa at the Sound Room.
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, SoulSista was the South African DJ host, covering the FIFA fanfest parks all over the country, making the world dance. Performed in massive festivals like Oppikoppi locally and worldwide in counties like India, Cyprus, Indonesia, Singapore, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, and Mexico.
Looking ahead, SoulSista will continue to conquer the dance music world with a new compilation out later this year and more productions to follow.
Listen to her sounds in the monthly “Protea Sessions” By SoulSista that runs online in her Mixcloud channel where she compiles the best sounds selection of the month in a one-hour mix.