Who is Dj nephix starting with your real name?
My name is Nephat maina
Is Deejaying what you dreamt of pursuing when growing up ?
liked the art when I was little but didn’t know it was a profession so it wasn’t my dream. But as soon as I learnt it was a profession I did it.
Who is your biggest inspiration? Who do you have a lot of respect for?
My biggest inspiration as far as djing is concerned would be Dj joe mfalme. I like how he has grown his brand from scratch and is where he is now. As for respect I respect everyone who deserves it.
How would you describe your first gig?
My first gig was simply an adventure ..you can imagine it was a club gig straight from the academy. I was excited all the way ..felt like I was watching my self doing it.
What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ? As an attendee?
My most memorable night. This is a hard one to answer. All my night outs are very fresh in my mind I make sure they count.
If you had the power to erase & abolish one musical genre -- which one would you abolish for all eternity?
I would abolish rhumba.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
One track that never gets old for me is “friends” from angry birds by Blake Shelton.
Cross-fader or channel faders?
Cross fader all the way.. gets more stuff done. Scratching etc.
What is the most challenging part of being a deejay?
The most challenging part of being a Dj for me is the business part, especially in clubs managers miss behave When it comes to paying for the services.
How much do you charge per gig?
I charge accordingly. It depends on the kind of gigs, What services the client wants, duration of the gig and location too. Basically we have to sit down and negotiate with the client.
What is your favorite set time and duration?
Favorite set time for me is hype time. Its duration is indefinite ..it depends on the kind of crowd I have
Any upcoming projects you wanna share with us?
Up coming projects ..yes ..am focusing on pushing my brand to new levels. Lots of club gigs and mixtapes check my social media handles for more info. @djnephix.
What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming DJs making? / What advice would you give to aspiring DJs?
The mistake most upcoming Dj’s make is charging less for services they ruin the job market and they don’t grow their brands. It’s very common unfortunately. I would advice aspiring Dj’s to just make sure it’s out of passion. If it is they’re ready to go.