Every now and again we profile up and coming house music artists. This week, we bring you Mpumalanga born Alex Shongwe AKA DJ Creespy.
Tell us about yourself. Who is DJ Creespy?
DJ Creespy is actually a Jazz Music fan who fell in love with keys in 2003 and learned playing piano ever since.
He then started learning about production in 2006 where he basically started producing Soulful/Deep/Jazzy House music.
How old are you? Where are you from?
I'm 22 years old and I'm from Elukwatini (Mpumalanga) but now I'm based In Kempton Park (Gauteng).
How would you describe your sound?
In the beginning of when I started DJing House Music I was much more into Heavy and dusty hats house music. By the time it took me more and more into more deeper/soulful sounds and Jazzy grooves but at the same time I still kept my ground taste of old school house music which is characterized by heavy kicks, dusty hats and crunchy claps.
Besides music, is there anything else that you do?
Besides the music, I travel the world. Hahaha! Well, I am a cabin crew member for South African Airways.
How do you market yourself as an artist?
With the ease of the internet, we hold the world literally in our hands.
I promote myself via the internet & other radio stations as well.
What drives you in life?
It's my Purpose in life. It's what gets me you up early, keep you up late, and I'm living with purpose and passion. What's more to life than your way to living a fulfilling purpose filled life?
What’s your favourite house track at the moment?
S-Jam ft Lopez - Love Is Patient
Who do you wish to work with in the music industry and is there anyone you look up to?
It's got to be Vinny Da Vinci, I would love to work with the legend. I look up to Black Coffee for all what he has done for SA Music.
Where do you plan to see yourself in the next two to three years?
I plan to see myself as one South Africa's most influential Deep House DJ/ Producer.