Based: Cape Town
DILOXCUSIV started performing in 2003 at house parties and quickly progressed to larger gigs and events in the Cape Town area. In 2005 he became a presenter on UCT Radio. His popularity led to him being given his own show Kasi Flava Show ,which later became The Blend Show.
In 2009 DiloXcusiv produced his first release, which was featured on Mxizo Lona’s Album Wenzani Ndikujongile. The success of this release led to high profile performances at some of the most popular nightclubs, festivals and venue in the Western Cape. Following these achievements, Dilo was chosen to be the resident DJ for the Cool Britannia Music Festival in Cape Town during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In 2012 Dilo progressed to the finals of the Viceroy Makoya Mix Competition which led him to work closely with Distell and played at most of the Brand activations around township and later travelled with Savanna Before and After Parties and went to Polokwane and Bloemfontein.
He worked with the Nyanga Kwaito group Ruffest, a partnership that has led to major events such as the Red Bull Music Academy: Maximum Signal Control, Rocking the Daisies and Synergy Live. In addition to this he is the resident DJ at the biggest black dominated outdoor event in Cape Town, TP Le Pique Nique, Booka T Events(Afrotainment Picnica) and regularly features at events in venues such as Fifty On Gugs, GQ Tshisa Nyama, Chippa’s Place, Rands, Groova Lounge to name a few.
As well as being a Red Bull Opinion Leader, DiloXclusiv is also a key member in local community based projects and is an ambassador for DJ Oskido’s, I Believe program. Nationally, Dilo has also appeared as a panellist at Breathe Sunshine African Music Conferences and has represented South African music on the international stage at The Amsterdam Dance Event 2013.
Diloxclusiv grew further and got to represent Cape Town in some of Africa’s biggest events such as Black Coffee Block Party (Johannesburg), MTN BushFire 2015 & 2017 (Swaziland), Jameson VicFalls NYE Carnival 2015 & 2016(Zimbabwe), ULTRA (CPT) 2016, Oppikoppi 2016(Northam) and many more….
I believe in brand growth and consistence, maintaining a 15yrs old dj career and still remain relevant is a tough job in Cape Town. Through my traveling and learning about the different cultures and different people I play for, I managed to plough back in Cape Town and formed a concept that created the first INDIBANO event which was held in Gugulethu.