I’ve known Donald for a while, like a really long time – I just never pictured him as a DJ until he was a DJ ha ha ha. One thing I respect about TopDonn is consistency and the lack thereof or disregard of the Kenyan Entertainment market (NO-PUN intended). I think a lot of Kenyan DJs in the diaspora spend a good portion of their careers trying to figure out how they can feed off this Kenyan entertainment scene.
The sad thing is that if you live in this OASIS called the US, there is so much money to be made around you, like why struggle to entertain 50 to 100 pals occasionally when you can just kill the local market you live in? I’ve always failed to understand that theory/rationale.
Donald was one of the few DJs I know who just went hard on his local Chi-Town market and kills it out there. He reminds me of one of boys in Atlanta called DJ Gazzelle. A complete metamorphosis of entertainment when you enter a Black club and realize the guy on the decks is actually Kenyan. You can imagine the look on my face when I blessed Vanquish in Atlanta with my presence one Thursday and found Gazelle on the one and twos… Sheiiit.. I went over and started asking for NAMELESS ha ha ha ha (just kidding).
Anyway point am making is if you are a good DJ and know your music as with some of these cats out there – then there is no reason you cant do what folks like Donald do? And to show you his diversity, I think TopDonn right now is probably the only “Kenyan” who kills it on the SA/DANCE music scene. Here is what I am currently listening to on my iPod. A 25 Min Mix showcasing the hottest tunes from the streets of Johannesburg & Durban, South African. Featured Artists include Dr. Malinga, Euphonic feat. Shota, Revolution feat. Relo and Liquideep.
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Listen and Download Mix here:
1. Dr. Malinga feat. Oskido – Jika
2. Dj Euphonic feat. Shota – Seng’Khathele
3. Zahara – Lengoma (Dj S’Bu Mix)
4. Revolution feat. Relo – Alright
5. Mi Casa – Heaven Sent
6. Revolution feat. Ruby Gold – Teka Monique
7. Liquideep – Still