Born in Windhoek and raised in Otjiwarongo Uakengeza Ngoinue aka Dj Castro is fired up by the burgeoning desire to be among Africa’s constellation of super-stars with his unique style behind the decks.
He has worked his way towards smashing the ceiling and now is all set to introduce his debut album this coming weekend.
N: When exactly is the album titled Evolution coming out?
DC: The album will be available this coming Friday and if everything goes well we will be launching it on the same date in Swakopmund at Infinity lounge.,
N: You are one of Namibia's youngest Dj's, how do you manage to compete against DJ's that have been in the game for quite some time?
DC: The thing about djing is not about competition, but being able to bring out the unique side of oneself. I believe that I have really entered the game with something unique, I just don't stand and play music but I connect with the crowd through dancing on stage as well. I believe at the end of the day its all about entertaining the people and making them happy.
N: Who did you work with on this album and what are your expectations from your fans after the release?
DC: I worked with different artists such as Etjo, Sally Boss Madam, Agogo, Don Kamati and many others. I expect people to buy the album and not send me messages such as 'please WhatsApp me that song'. There are people out there that do not appreciate or recognize people's hard work and rather expect to get everything for free instead of buying, it's not fair. With this album, I have made sure to cater to everyone, it's not just a house album but has a combination fo different genre's.
N: Who produced the album and what were some of the challenges you experienced throughout the production of Evolution?
DC: It wasn't easy because I am based in Otjiwarongo and had to drive to WHK to every second day for studio sessions. I had to sell fat cakes to be able to afford because gig money is never enough.
N: You won best DJ at the Simply You fashion and Lifestyle awards, how do you feel?
DC: The award I got opened up doors for me, people used to discourage us saying that Simply You does not pay, but I would say I really benefitted a lot. I also got a voucher of N$12 000, what more could I have asked for. I am honored.
N; What is next for Dj Castro after dropping the first album?
DC: I will be dropping another EP in February next year and more and more music videos coming soon. If I get a sponsor, I will shoot videos for all the songs on my album, but if not, I am looking at having at least five out.
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