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Host of In Das we Trust show, every Friday from 10PM to 1AM.
DJ/Producer | Radio Presenter | Creative Director & Designer
Host: In Das We Trust, every Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
DAS KAPITAL joined 5FM in April 2016, bringing cutting edge dance music and guest features to the station from artists and labels from around the world.
The proud Capetonian began his career as an international touring artist and DJ from 2010, rapidly establishing himself as a mainstay at events and festivals in Southern Africa and Europe. This evergreen presence in the South African music industry earned him a slot on student radio, internet radio, and eventually South African national radio by way of 5FM.
His extensive skill set has seen him branch out into the multimedia space as a content creator, the Creative Director and lead designer for Mad Dogs Clothing, and curator of The Stock Room - a streetwear market and event experience in collaboration with one of South Africa’s leading sneaker retailers, LEMKUS.
If you had to sum up yourself in 10 seconds, what would you say?
I’m a good idea vending machine; a professional dot connector.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born and raised in Cape Town.
In which towns have you lived and where are you living currently?
I have toured South Africa and abroad extensively, but Cape Town will always have my heart as my home base.
Which languages can you speak?
English. Afrikaans. French. Working on my German.
What are your favourite towns or cities visited in SA and abroad?
In South Africa, I feel like people need to give Bloemfontein a little bit more credit as a great place to have fun. Abroad, I love London… and Amsterdam in winter.
What are your hobbies?
Hiking. Collecting sneakers. Cooking and eating great food.
What is the craziest thing you’ve done?
It’s possibly a tie between breaking into my old Primary School on a wild night out with friends… and jumping off a very elevated festival stage into a crowd of people during a particularly good set - and sticking the landing!
Which pets do you have, if any?
Two beautiful dogs - a German Shepherd and a Jack Russell
What’ll Google say you search for most often?
Sneaker release dates. Chilli oil recipes.
5 famous people, living or not, that you would have a kuier with?
My dad, Miles Davis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Till Lindemann from Rammstein, Salehe Bembury.
Favourite movies and / or series of all time?
AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Smiling Friends.
Describe your home’s interior style?
Maximalism mostly, with moments of minimalism. A collection of the things I love.
Which hash tags best describe your fashion sense?
#Bold. #Dynamic. #Street. #Tonal. #Balanced.
What is your ideal holiday, described in one line?
A wood cabin in a dense forest in winter.
Which things would you most want to learn to do?
Shred on guitar. Watchmaking. Mountain climbing. Winemaking.
A hidden talent that you could probably get paid for:
Copywriting, or being a rapper.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Which sports, if any, do you watch?
I love a long livestream of competitive esports.
Which causes are you really passionate about?
Righting social injustice. Animal welfare. Access to education.
What are the top things on your bucket list?
Travelling to New York and Japan. Designing and releasing a shoe. Owning a really nice Rolex.
Which things in the world (and people) do you dislike?
Insincerity. Bigotry. Injustice. Politicians
Which things make the world (and people) awesome?
Genuine connections. The beauty of nature. Sharing passions with others. Good communication.
What’s your favourite thing about your 5FM gig?
I’ve been fortunate to grow a community of like-minded people and give back to them, while sharing my passion for a niche sort of music. I consider it a blessing that I’m able to be on air with complete control over the experience, and to see that experience help develop the South African scene and bring international eyes to our platform.
When it’s all said and done, what I do is about giving people a special experience and building a platform for others as well as myself, so I’m glad to have found a place where I can do that while authentically using my voice.
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