Dj Dimplez- initially called Dj Tumi when he began his dj career in 2004. Although his birth name, “Tumi” did not appeal to Channel O Vj Lungile Radu six months into his career. During an interview in the channels popular show called “Oboma”. A lot of names came up which included Tumiza, Tombstone that were all complete “no no’s”. Ten seconds before lights, camera, action, the name Dj Dimplez came up and that was the turning point of his career.
This young gentleman in his 20’s always had the love for music. The idea of Djing came as he attended Joburg events such as Reality and 115. This led to him buying his own equipment in 2003 and by 2004 he had joined the Wits Dj Society. Cramped in their own minute private room, they would often get together and practice to perfect their skills. Although hip- hop was not big in the Joburg party scene at the time, Dimplez continued playing this genre and within a few months he found himself playing for huge crowds of thousands of people.
Adamant about seeing his dream through, he landed a slot on an urban music station Metro fm. The slot, presented by T’bo Touch, saw the likes of Dj Milkshake coming to showcase their talent. Dimplez played on a Gauteng youth station Yfm every Saturday night at 19’30, on a show called “Double Up”. He is now a part of a super dj group called MVD, which has a focus of growing hip hop, and targeting corporate using the brand.
His career has led to him to travel throughout the country playing at different events. Dimplez has also played in most clubs in Johannesburg and major corporate events, which include “The Apprentice S.A Finale”, “Blacks Only Comedy”, Miller Rock The Boat and the list goes on. Earning his name as one of the top hip-hop djs, Dimplez has played alongside the like sDj Drama, Dj Fresh, Dj Cleo, Dj Oskido, Dj S’bu, C-live, Milkshake, Naked Dj, and Dj Kenzhero.
But playing in clubs and corporate events is not the only thing the Soweto born man does. In addition to spinning the decks, Dimplez is a shareholder in “Landmynz entertainment”. The company aims to bring street hip hop to people that know what the culture is all about. Through the company a number of albums have been released including “Perigo Minas Volume 2” currently out in stores. Dimplez says their music has reached people worldwide and touched the hearts of a people in Soweto.
Pop Bottles is his latest events movement. These are Sunday afternoon events that
cater for all types of people that enjoy different types of Hip hop. These sessions have pulled in crowds of over 1000 people, dubbing it the one of the most successful hip- hop events in Joburg. The event has hit Durban and Cape Town where the events were a great successful. Annual events will be held in different towns and cities out of joburg.
He currently plays on a show on 5fm hosted by Dj Milkshake. The slot is every friday night between 11’30 and 12pm.
Dimplez’ versatility has stretched from weddings, to birthday parties, corporate functions, concerts and clubs. Through the love and passion for hip-hop music, Dimplez has proven that his future lies beyond this universe.