DJ Fresh To Launch Album In Harare

DJ Fresh, the world-renowned South African disk jockey and House musician, launches his 14th album –– Final definition of house –– in Harare tonight.

Fresh –– real name Thato Sikwane — decided to launch the album in Harare following the huge success of his first show in the Zimbabwean capital on August 11.

The 35-year-old Botswana-born artist decided to return to Harare to “reward his fans after the warm reception he got the last time he came here”, said one of his Zimbabwean hosts, T Bass.

The 5FM disk jockey is the owner of Big Dawg Productions and founder of the DJ Fresh Annual Scholarship Programme. He is also a co-founder of the Rollback Xenophobia campaign with South Africa’s Human Rights Commission. He is also a successful entrepreneur, and has raised money for the Cancer Association.

People magazine voted him South Africa’s best DJ in 2004. He has shared the DJ booth with a number of internationals, including “Little Louie” Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Armand Van Helden and Dominic Spreadlove, and played in Southport in 2000 and at the legendary Pacha in Ibiza in 2001. Earlier in 2002, Fresh was among a team of South African DJs who performed at the Masters At Work party at the Miami Winter Music Conference. –– Staff Writer