DJ JOSI CHAVE PROFILE
His Deejaying talent stretches from deep house to Commercial allowing him to play blazing hot sets at any given time of the night and environment.
WHO IS JOSI CHAVE???
Josi Chave is a music producer and house deejay. As a deejay, He enjoys playing for an “urban crowd”, the typical house junkies, people who appreciate good quality music.
This humble man mentions his musical highlight as one playing at a gig with T.D.K’s and “rocked the party” at 14! His achievements stretch to winning a dance competition in 1994 (and they say deejays can’t dance), 2 albums released through Soul Candi and running a record label (Blacknoize Records)
He has 2 compilations out via Soul Candi viz “the 5th” and “the 6th’. As usual there is a touch of foreign beats, the likes of Studio Apartment, Wahoo and Copyright to just drop hints.
House music/ Kwaito
JOSI CHAVE is ranked number 66 on the TOP 100 DJ LIST.
He has shared stages with a handful of Djs and aritists such as: Giggs, Crazy white Boy, his childhood friend; Milkshake, Crooks, Master Jam, Mr. Cee , Fresca, 2lani Warrior , Glen Lewis , Dj Sbu , Dimplez , Mo flava ,Tholi B , Bobstar , China , Black coffee , Pro , Skwatta Kemp , Nhlanhla Nciza , Teargas , Jub Jub ,Lulo Cafe ,C- live , Winnie Khumalo, Naked dj , the late Dj Monde , Aero , international Dj Pastaboys (Italy) , A- jam and T.J Cases from the UK. Josi Chave also featured on the Massive Soul Good Tour which featured djs such as Black Coffee , Roland Clark from Miami and legendary Vinny da vinci.
ALBUM RELEASED 2011
His latest offering compilation; “Black Frequency” is out in music stores nationwide, a compilation with some of his production promises to be the best of its kind.
His production also features on other South African compilations such as:-
· Rock da girls mixed by Yfm’s Mo flava and Mac G
· Dmos House collexions vol 2
· Feminine Touch Mixed by Dj Zinhle
· The Recession Antidote Mixed By Fistaz Mixwell.
With 10 years as a disc jockey and music producer, he saw it fit to release his first compilation in February 2008 under his own recording label “Blacknoize Records”. The album distributed by Soul Candi and featured top international producers/Djs such as: Marcus Wargull, Ame, Chris Lake and Dj Gregory.
Born and bred in Soweto (Diepkloof), Josi Chave is one of those unrated producers and underground Djs. Josi Chave real name ‘Josias’ as affectionately known, derives the stage name from his birth name and the “Chave” was taken from the Portuguese language meaning key. So it the name actually means “The key to house Music, the key to unlocking new opportunities within our music industry”. The talent can be traced back to the tender age of age of 12. Life became “monotonous” and he got introduced to the industry by his brother and current business partner. He started playing at birthday parties and weddings. Only a few can buy equipment with the money made from the gigs. With equipment bought. The self taught Dj saw him land opportunities to play for cooperate events organised by Vodacom and Standard Bank to name a few. He enrolled in a music production course at the one of South Africa’s reputable stables; Soul Candi in 2002 being the first student at The Soul Candi Music Institution. After the course completion he landed numerous jobs including freelance work at Jazzworx then T.I.M.E Dialectics Studios. In 2004 his work paid off when he hopped from a sound engineer/producer to being an A&R Manager, assisting in finding local Hip hop talent across Johannesburg. In Late 2005, he worked with another child hood friend - DOME (Mojalefa Tsotetsi) where he had an opportunity to be a part of tracks which were produced for Skwatta Kamp, Flabba, Mandoza, 985 and Pro Kid. His skill reached to greater levels when he did jingles and ringtones for Cadbury and Peach Mobile proving that a Dj/Producer has to often push boundaries.
As if the journey had begun, little did he know that life would truly begin after he matriculated. In 2006 He enrolled at the Academy of Sound Engineering for a 2 year Sound Engineering Diploma. He passed top of his class and the School offered him a job as an I.T administrator as well as the freelance engineer for studios within the SABC. Another jump starting in the right direction was in 2006 when he was offered a contract from SHEER Records, at that time Sheer was one of the biggest Dance Recording Company. Housing top brands such as Soul Candi, and highly ranked Djs such as Dj Fresh, Glen Lewis, Dj Ganyani, Mo to name a few.
He recently played at the Duduza Handover event for charity for the Mayor of Ekurhuleni and also at the GQ Awards 2011.
Album Out currently out in stores : Black Frequency