Durban Finest

Based: Durban

Durban’s Finest comprises of two of Durban’s most popular disc jockeys (deejay’s) Mthokozi Khathi (1976 August 24) who is fondly known as DJ Tira and DJ Sox whose real name is Mbusi Sokhela (1977 September 14)

DJ Tira relocated to Durban from Hlabisa in 1995 to study Human Resources at the University of Natal; while studying he developed an interest in DJ’ing and bought his first vinyl in 1996 and learned how to deejay using vinyls; from there

his passion for DJ’ing grew and soon he was playing at varsity parties, weddings, private parties and popular nightclubs. DJ Tira was also part of
the team that formed M1 Entertainment, the pioneering entertainment company

that really marked the beginning of exclusive parties aimed at the affluent black market in Durban.

After completing his Human Resources degree he then pursued postgraduate studies in Public Relations but later decided to focus his energies on DJ’ing and events management. In 2000 & 2001 DJ Tira won the prestigious Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition and as part of him winning he got to rock the crowds in IBIZA two years in a row. DJ Tira released his first CD Real Makoya a house compilation with the late DJ Khabzela, a project that was initiated by Glen Lewis. DJ Tira also runs Afrotainment Project Management, an events company that focus more on club events and company product launches.

DJ Sox started organising parties at an early age in high school, that’s where he developed interest in DJ’ing and organising parties. After high school he moved to study Business Management at ML Sultan Technikon and started playing at all Technikon parties. In 1998 while studying he started his entertainment company called Dope Jam Entertainment that focused in throwing massive parties around the city. One of these was the annual Underground Party that till today attracts big crowds. His company then got recognition from other institutions and grew to be a major player in the industry.

DJ Sox started playing in nightclubs at age 18 and that was due to his successful house parties that got him attention from Clubs and other promoters. He made his name bigger & bigger playing in various clubs & parties around the country and abroad with big name DJs. He is now a partner of Signature Events Events, an events management company responsible for numerous events around KZN; This Company is one of the biggest events companies in KZN servicing clients like SAFA, MTN, and numerous Government departments throughout the province.

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