South Africans are enthusiastic lovers of music. This is easily noticed from the music blasting from street corners, the global-popularity of South African musicians and ultimately, the creativity of such musicians in fusing the local music with imported ones. Thereby generating a blend of music that represents the charm of the typical South African musics and as well goes with the delight of foreign music.
However, the history of South African music has never recorded any South African young and very much enthusiastic about music like Oratilwe Hlongwane who performs with the name DJ AJ. As captioned by MailOnline, Dj Aj as the “world’s youngest DJ is just two years old but already has a dedicated following of thousands of fans.”
According to reports, DJ AJ is still learning how to talk, still wear napkins but plays house music from a laptop. And, due to his ability to work the decks, he earned special appearances and sponsorship deals with fans that were desperate to witness ‘the toddler with amazing Dj-skills’ that went viral on social media. His incredible performance with the deck and the manner at which the youngster nod to the beats emanating from his handiwork wowed his audience.
DJ AJ’s mother Refiloe Marumo narrated that AJ’s ability was ordained when his Father Glen Hlongwane decided to buy an iPad for his then unborn child. He primarily intended to install educational apps to assist the child’s education but then, stumbled on a disc operator app which he downloaded for his use.
DJ AJ eventually learned how to use the gadget when he was just one-year-old and thus played aimlessly with his father’s DJ app. But it was never imagined that AJ could replicate the mixing of sound effects and the navigation between songs which he learned on his father’s DJ app on a real DJ equipment.