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Steph Deysel is a master of building the perfect atmosphere. Whether he’s designing the DJ line-ups or behind the decks— he knows how to satisfy the exacting standards of discerning party people.
If you’ve had the chance to party in Jo’burg or Pretoria you will have, more than likely, run into Steph Deysel. He is an establishment. His effortless charisma, charm and invincible party spirit have made him a party master who’s longevity and sincerity has earned him many alliances: a strong line of dancefloor stalwarts. Not only does he work with the best DJs in the country, he spots and nurtures the up and coming talent: opening doors for rising stars by giving them opportunities to play at the nights he runs (All the CoFi’s, Cappello Lonehill, Stones Centurion and Boston Tea Party). He’s been doing a fine job of turning dreams into reality.
Steph’s emphasis on the credible and cutting-edge have made his events very popular indeed. His Sunday parties at Cappello’s Lonehill were always brimming with gorgeous party people making the most of the very last hours of the weekend. “It was always full because the atmosphere is electric and you’ll always hear the best music..” says a regular guest DJ. Evidence that Steph’s positive attitude and care-free party spirit is contagious. The ultimate host, making people happy is what he lives for.
Apart from his role as party planner, Steph is fast establishing himself as a highly respected and in-demand DJ. High calibre electronica is his signature: Steph’s music captures your imagination, kicks off your inner rhythm and makes it impossible for you not to dance. He is a true minimal, deep house and tech specialist whose dancefloor commanding cuts are packed with personality and guaranteed to get your heart racing. Steph’s mix activities fuse bittersweet electronic melodies with steady, solid house beats. Described as both melodic and tough, expect a tight, dancefloor-targeted set—growling basslines and cascading chords in abundance.
In many ways dance music represents another means for Steph to make people happy. “ I love the way you can make people feel and expressing myself through it”, he says. At age sixteen Steph’s obsession for music began to take its hold of his soul. The early days of dance proved to be a fertile foundation for his blossoming DJ career. From thereon it’s a blurred tale of late nights at parties and clubs.. all the puzzle pieces fitting together and helping to shape the crazy, irresistible party person we know and love today. Training, one could say, for the days when he’d be running the show. While his DJ career has been fractured with real-world demands the under-lying fire remains.
In short, Steph is one of the few DJs that successfully bridges the gap between being a club manager and DJ— his career is a culmination of more than 15 years of musical mayhem. Undoubtedly a person who’s passion and vision enriches the scene.
Though it’s impossible to predict what Steph will do next, one thing is certain: he is sure to leave his own crazy creative style wherever he lands.