Based: Cape Town
READY D aka DJ Explode is without a doubt SA’s number one DJ. He won the SA DMC Championship four times and also won the DJ OF THE DECADE award.
Various publications rated him amongst the top thirty hip hop DJ’s in the world. Perhaps better known as the DJ for (POC) Prophets of the City, He toured Europe extensively with POC for a period of six years and performed alongside groups like Public Enemy, Fugees, Ice T, Spearhead, James Brown, Rob Swift, Steve D, Will Smith, Black Eyed Peas, DJ Spinna, Jazzy Jeff, etc..
If not behind the Decks – he is producing music for various groups and TV shows. He enjoys superstar status with a cult following all over the country: Definitely the most exciting DJ in SA to see perform live. Apart from performing in clubs, READY D took the art of hip hop Djing into many areas where it was unknown- eg. Big music events around SA such as the ICE FESTIVAL, SYNERGY, CAMEL EXPERIENCE, OPPIKOPPI and the KKNK FESTIVAL- (week long tour into rural and underprivileged areas where most of the community do not have electricity) WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL,RAND SHOW, ALEX GROLL INTERNATIONAL INLINE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, REDBULL DOWNHILL EXTREME CHAMPS, GRAHAMSTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL, NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL and various trade and expo shows. Ready D has also performed at a wide variety of Festivals and Events since the start of his career in 1991.
Latest Highlight Performances
D gets his own radio spot – The Ready D Show on Cape Town City’s Major Station Good Hope FM – Monday to Thursday 7pm – 10pm.
D – Launch The Ridez and Vibez Park – off linked to his radio show and attract 8000 people – making this one of the biggest gatherings for an outside broadcast.
D is awarded with the Grandmaster award – it’s the highest honour an artist can receive in Hip Hop……any the list goes on!