DJ Sonch on Pachagazine

An exclusive detailed one on one with versatile multitalented DJ, DJ Sonch.

Pachagazine: Introduce yourself.

DJ Sonch: My name is DJ Sonch, am a producer, video editor, an event organiser and of course a DJ.

Pachagazine: How did you find yourself in this entrainment field, mainly the DJ sector?

DJ Sonch: Well it’s a long story, but when I was in college, I had a friend who introduced me to a TV program, while on TV set there was this DJ who was running a program, I approached him, became friends and introduced me to this DJ sector.

Pachagazine: So, yours you didn’t go to actual DJ Academy?

DJ Sonch: No! Help from friends and self taught.

Pachagazine: When did you now start doing it as a career?

DJ Sonch: Back in 2017, that’s when I started doing it now like an actual job.

Pachagazine: Which genre of music do you mix?

DJ Sonch: I do all kind of music, except Rocks.

Pachagazine: If you were not doing DJ, what would have you become?

DJ Sonch: Am an engineer by profession.

Pachagazine: How do you juggle both professions?

DJ Sonch: Well, the DJ took all the time and decided let me put the engineer aside, can’t complain am doing good in DJ.

Pachagazine: How have you been coping with this pandemic we’ve been facing!

DJ Sonch: Our sector was the most affected, but I’ve been doing the online shows, I have some connections with local and international DJs, we’ve been working together, selling and making mixtapes for DJs.

Also, I have a project am running on farm activities.

Pachagazine: How has this Covid-19 affected you, in your line of work?

DJ Sonch: With all the guidelines, events have reduced, movement has been minimal, everything change but we are trying.

Pachagazine: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

DJ Sonch: A lot can be said, but for me I would work on hatred among us in the industry, we don’t support each other, I would like to change that, ensuring we all work together. Did artists all the stake holders.

Pachagazine: Tell us about your favourite performance venues you’ve been.

DJ Sonch: Radio Maisha, I had show at that radio station, the experience was good getting an opportunity to be listened by over 4 million listeners at ago, that was a highlight to me.

Pachagazine: Who do you look up to as a role model, here in Kenya and over the sea?

DJ Sonch: In Kenya, I’ll say DJ Kalonje and Joe Mfalme, international DJ Puffy.

Pachagazine: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years to come?

DJ Sonch: Helping other DJs grow their talents, Talent wise I guess I will be somewhere great God willing.

Pachagazine: What do you enjoy most about being a DJ? What do you hate most?

DJ Sonch: I enjoy most when entertaining people, just seeing having fun, that’s my joy, what I hate most is when people try to bring me down.

Pachagazine: Any achievements you can mention!

DJ Sonch:

  • Award winning DJ 2019
  • Dance allela riddim mix Challenge,
  • Rastyle sounds (reggea splash radio maisha)
  • Nominated as the best upcoming DJ in Nairobi.
  • Nairobi music awards
  • Nominated as the best gospel DJ of the year 2019 in East Africa music awards
  • A DJ and an actor acted in a tv station for 2 years (Focus tv)
  • Featured in Carribean show KU Fm

Pachagazine: What advice could you give to the uprising DJs.

DJ Sonch: They should put God first in everything they do.

Be determined

Be focused

Be patient

Be hard working

[PhD]

Patient

Hopeful

Determination

Pachagazine: How can people get your work, social media platform?

DJ Sonch: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter SONCH KENYA

My mixtapes on YouTube, Hearthis and Vimeo DJ SONCH

Pachagazine: Message to your fans concerning this pandemic we’re facing.

DJ Sonch: Follow the rules, keep social distance, wash your hands regularly and wear mask always when in public places.

We Shall Overcome This.

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