Friday 1 April 2016Book Kyle Cassim
Currently one of the most loveable Djs in the South African music scene. A leader in the next generation of House Music, an example to the youth and inspiration to anyone in pursuit of their dreams. 14 years in the Dj game and Kyle’s passion for entertaining just keeps getting stringer and stronger.
Just arriving back from his second European tour, he is more fired up than ever!
Starting off his tour in London performing at Proud Camden as well as the elevating Madison Rooftop opposite St Pauls.
He then ventured off to The Netherlands where he played a back to back set with long time friend Jeff Doubleu at The Roots Festival alongside Marco V and Thomas Newson.
After a memorable time in The Netherlands, it was now time for Kyle to go to the land he had dreamed of since a little boy – IBIZA. Here he played his first ever set in Ibiza at the highly acclaimed IBIZA ROCKS venue.
Kyle spent a week in Ibiza not only Djing but also networking, learning from the bigger bosses and also carrying out interviews for PULSE RADIO AFRICA, where he did an exclusive interview with 2016 Dj Awards nominee Henrik Schwarz.
Coming from humble beginnings playing at small school parties with broken equipment, in the last 8 years Kyle has persevered and kept his passion for music and entertainment consistent.
In the last few years Kyle has played at 3 Ultra Music Festivals,Space Ibiza ( South African tour ), Wonderland, Fun in the sun, Summerbeach ( Holland ),Hosted his own floor at Electric Circus and Rage festival, been given his own nights at the most prestigious clubs in South Africa and Mozambique ( Kyle Cassim & Friends, The House of Cassim) , Toured with and opened for some of the biggest international Djs to visit South Africa including : Robin Schulz, Juliet Sikora, Josh Butler, Vanilla Ace, Shapeless, Cosmic gate, Michael Calfan, Morgan Page, Danny Avilla, Hannah Wants, EDX, Cosmic gate, Chuckie, Bass Kleph, Tony cha cha, Juicy m,… The list goes on!
His infectious personality, welcoming smile, energetic presence and groovy house has attracted people from all corners of The country towards his dance floors and events.
Always knowing what type of crowd he is going to play for, Kyle always makes sure he brings a certain level of education to his dancefloors while still catering to his followers.
Whilest performing house music on big stages around the globe are his first love, Kyles other passion lies behind a microphone.
In 2015 he was given his own Radio Show on Lucky Radio called “The Kyle Cassim Show” and was also asked to speak at the highly acclaimed Suits and Sneakers conference where his speech was accepted with much interest as he spoke about “ Follow your passion, even if you can’t do it for a living.“
Since then the clip has gone viral and has touched the lives of many young and old South Africans.
DJ, Presenter, Promoter… Shouldn’t there be more?
In early 2015 Kyle and his younger brother Austin Cassim (Who is shockingly 8 years younger than him) formed a new DJ duo called CINIMIN.
The brothers decided they needed to put their heads together and start producing the type of music that they actually would like to start hearing clubs, and so they did.
Their music is now being played by a majority of the djs in the country and with only 5 uploaded songs on Soundcloud they have had nearly 200000 plays in a short period.
As Kyle would say “ in the case of the Cassim brothers, two is better than one.”
They are currently busy with their album which is scheduled to release early 2017.
Fusing genres across all platforms of house, taking influences from disco, techno, soul, r&b, funky house and the origins of African music, you can always hear when Kyle Cassim is playing, his energy that he places into the set is what makes his music stand apart from others!
At the tender age of 13, Kyle after years of listening to his fathers collection of Disco Music, asked his father to please buy him a mobile DJ system so that he could start playing at the local school disco’s.
From the age of the age of 13-18 Kyle quickly became his home town Benoni’s favorite mobile dj, performing at Weddings, 18th’s , 21st’s and any function that needed a Mobile DJ, this is where his musical knowledge was established. Through out all of this, Kyle’s parents didn’t allow him to go to nightclubs as he was still finishing school.
After matric Kyle attended the University of Pretoria, where he began his Bcom law Degree. In his first year he heard about a nearby pub called CHEEKY MONKEY, which needed a Dj to play every Wednesday. Wednesday after Wednesday, Kyle set up his two speakers and rented CDJ’s from friends as he never had his own. Each Wednesday more and more people starting talking about this “ Kyle Cassim “ that was playing HOUSE MUSIC in Hatfield Square. Without warning Ty’s Nightclub in Menlyn snatched him up to start their student nights.
Kyle’s energetic performance’s and passion for making a crowd dance started spreading his name through out PTA and JHB, where Mark Stent gave him an opening slot on his FLEXUAL FLOOR at the prestigious H2o Festival. This paved a way for even more people to hear and witness his electrifying performances.
From the year 2011 to 2014 Kyle has not dropped his head once and has continued to show his pure passion for music and entertainment.
Kyle’s astounding energy behind a DJ box, his crowd interaction and general overwhelming presence lead him to be invited to perform in the Netherlands in 2012 alongside the likes of Franky Rizardo, Jeff Doubleu and Skitzofrenix.
In the last 3 years he has performed at every major club in South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia, where he is always received with an ever so warm welcome.
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