benoni / Daveyton
Julius Khoza from the streets of the East Rand, Daveyton. A genuine DJ and possibly your future favorite as he would describe himself. Born 15 March 1988 raised by his parents Emily and Lucas which are his greatest inspiration. Studied at Inkatha Ka Zulu Primary School and matriculated at Lesiba Secondary School then went to study Journalism and Media Studies at Demelin Benoni city campus.
He grew up in a musical environment because his father use to collect cassettes and records, he loved reggae and Rnb. He got exposed to house music when he was still in primary school. G'MZA had a friend by the name of Jabulani Mashigo who now goes by the name of Jabu Ndlovu, Jabu was a very spoiled boy and his parents used to by him Dj fresh compilations so he used to borrow them to G'MZA; When he remembers very well it was 2002 when Dj fresh released FRESH HOUSE FLAVA 5.
His love for House music grew very Fast as he started listening to radio stations that were familiar; that played a lot of house music, stations like Yfm 99.2 when legends like the late Fana Khaba (Khabzela) were still hot on radio and they used to release CLUB Y SESSIONS presented by Dj Fresh and mixed by the late Dj Monde.
He had two friends who listened to the same music around his hood so he used to share music, talk about music and think of what they can do to influence everyone to hear what they always talked about because they used to think that they were some crazy dudes who have no hope. Then in 2008 they decided to form a group “The Funk Masters” it was Julius Khoza aka Gman aka Gmza aka (GmzaG), Mpendulo Gumede (Pezo) and Piet Thipe (Dj Formal), they started as resident Dj’s at a Tarven “Ebhandeni” doing Sunday sessions which gave them no hope but they kept holding on till they bought thier own sound system in 2010 then went to become resident Dj’s at Zake’s place.
In 2012 he decided to start doing mixtapes “Local Connection” which became a great success and a good exposure for him because he started gaining recognition and started getting bookings and friends from around the world since then he has played at places like House Web Sessions (Brazil), UJfm Urban Drive, House365Radio, Boulevard (Delmas), Quinta Carrope (Mozambique), Before Sunset (Wattvile), TheDawnPub, Scondas Bar, Kopano Sports Bar, Eyethu, 2 Tone, Swaziland, White House, Big Dogs, Bay Fm,033 (PMB), Zasha Lounge, Tony’s place, Zake’s Place, Fikile’s Place to cut it in short he can just say "I’ve been around".
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