*GARETH DIVINE (DJ/Artist) - Biography.
"Welcome to my world... this is a journey to the roots." Gareth Divine is a DJ Artist who fully embraces his talent. Someone who combines his skills, and natural technique, driven by passion and, an unparalleled ear for music. A man with an unrestrained and relentless dedication to his craft, a charismatic, effervescent, down-to-earth individual, living the extraordinary life. Music being his platform and his first love, DJ’ing is his art form. Every dance floor a blank canvas that allows him to express his creativity. The name Gareth Divine is inspired by the magic force of the universe and the harnessing of his gift. " There is a place for everything...and everything in place. There is a time for everything...and everything is in time."
GD proudly hails from Natal, Durban, South Africa and music has always come as a natural progression. At the tender age of 15, his talents were so advanced that he was able capture the attention of some of SA's top dance music DJ's of that era, his mentors who influenced and helped shape his career as a DJ.
Gareth stays focused on the momentum and direction of the world wide music industry. He keeps his ear close to the ground and does constant research to stay in touch with the evolutionary adaption of the music he plays. To Gareth the focus is making a difference, he represents an idea that making magic is real, putting meaning into his constant musical journey and respecting the scene his fans know and love.
It takes a true talent like Gareth Divine to bring you that live performance energy which is clearly evident in the way he selects his music and compiles his play list – always with a clear knowledge of the fan base he’s performing for. His musical style and versatility comprises of eclectic elements taken from a range of electronic dance music genres:
HOUSE (Deep, Progressive, Funky Electro and big room uplifting)
TRANCE (Progressive, Driving, Uplifting and Melodic)
Through his refreshing sets characterized by a open-minded and forward-thinking approach to music. His music seamlessly mixed, creates his own style and sound journey, making his DJ sets a unique experience. With his dedication to his artistry and work ethic Gareth Divine has created the ultimate recipe for uniting crowds with an everlasting imprint by speaking a universal language with his heart and his hands. His infectious ability and thrust of energy magnetically shifts the spiritual ambiance of a room.
With his many residencies and appearances, Gareth over the years has featured and entertained with the best in the business, top Dj legends like, Derek “The Bandit” Richardson, Nelson, Surge, Dizzy (NSD and Double Trouble), Spiro, DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Ryan Dent, Household Funk, Pimp Squad, Cecil Mac, Kyle Worde, Ricardo Da Costa, Justin Vee, DJ Speedy, Dave Skinz, Flash Republic, Vimo, Afrojack, Bobby Burns, Vaishayas, Kularis and Neelix to mention but a few.
Gareth has also had the privilege of performing at some of the biggest and best festivals, clubs, events and shows in and around South Africa:
Woodstock Festivals SA
Sushi Sunday's ( Exclusive DJ Residency, Production Team Member, Mobile Mansion and Vintage Vinyl Events)
Ice Festival 9
Epic Events (Cafe Culture)
ESP (Exclusive DJ Residency and Slippery & Wet)
Minx (Exclusive DJ Residency and Event Management)
Nicci Beach, and many more.
As the 2013 summer season opens following his residency at Minx, Gareth kicks off a new chapter of Sushi Sunday at Nicci Beach, as well as entertaining various crowds in some of the hottest nightclubs and SA's biggest events. As a well known public figure Gareth Divine is also recognized as a model and brand spokesperson, and plans on exploring other avenues in TV presenting, acting and radio shows.
Gareth Divine is not just a DJ who plays the music, but someone who lives for the music and his dance floor fans every day of his life. After years of experience, he has become a successful DJ and brand in the South African dance music scene. GD has been recognized as a brand ambassador by New Era Caps & Clothing, Eltoro Designs, XOGO Extraordinary Clothing, 69Slam, and most recently Feiyue and The Senate Hair Salon.
For more than a decade, Gareth has been living to the rhythm of his own success. As his reputation continues to grow amongst the party-goers, his “divine magic” has created his own legacy. Regardless of anything else as soon as Gareth enters the DJ booth, his full focus is on the music, the crowd and how his unique approach combines these two. To witness a set of Gareth’s is to experience "the GD magic"...to completely lose yourself in his music.
For Gareth Divine it has always been to take it to the next level and above and beyond. As he continues to illuminate the dance floor and showcase his talents behind the decks, we can be assured that the Gareth Divine name, face, and brand is a force that will drive electronic dance music in South Africa for years to come.