Celeb edition with Dj Enton

Leungo Mokgwathi

In the last year, alongside Chrispin the Drummer, DJ Enton has been producing hit-after-hit under their music production studio, Chambers Musiq.

DJ Enton is the mastermind behind the sick beats in Thuto Rantao’s newly released ‘Ngiyakhumbula’ single, where he also shows off his insane vocals.

The 25-year-old dropped out of College to follow his dreams and pursue music, a decision that is paying off big time…

Who is DJ Enton?

My name is Elvas Ntongana (DJ Enton) from Siviya.

I am a music producer, DJ, artist and songwriter.

I do different types of music genres from Afropop to Deep House, Amapiano and Commercial House.

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Tell us about Chambers Musiq.

Chambers Musiq was established by Chrispin the Drummer in 2022 when I came in as a music producer and an artist.

We did our first Amapiano song which had a great reception from fans.

We then went on to work with Mel-D and other artists like Thuto Rantao, SirMbizo, Matty, Sbojo, Just Wamey and others.

The studio is about discovering new talent, breaking the music rules and coming up with a very unique sound because we want to give people something new.

How did your relationship with Chrispin the Drummer come about?

Chrispin and I met at The Voltage.

I have always looked up to him music-wise so I knew that this was my chance to introduce myself to him.

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After gathering enough courage, I walked up to him, introduced myself and told him what I do.

Celeb edition with Dj Enton
DREAM TEAM: Chrispin The Drummer and DJ Enton

He actually seemed interested and told me he had projects that needed improvement so he invited me to his studio that same night.

I am pretty certain he just wanted to test my skills, but I thoroughly impressed him and our first song together, ‘Bazozwa’ was produced that night!

How long have you been on the decks?

I started as a DJ in 2014 and at that time I was still in junior school.

After I was certain that I had mastered the skill, I wanted something more challenging.

That’s when I started music production in 2016 when I was in senior school.

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In college I studied Sports Recreation and Leisure, but I dropped out in 2018 and went on with what I am good at till now.

Mention some projects you have worked on.

My first project was the BTV theme song remix titled ‘The Good News’ followed by ‘Sondela Darlie’ and ‘Bafunuk Haver’.

As Chambers Musiq we did ‘Bazozwa’, ‘Lumpe’, ‘Ulalah’, ‘Phumela’, ‘Yenda’, ‘Ngiyakhumbula’, ‘Kumnandi’ and many more are still to come.

How do you get the crowd engaged and in the party spirit?

The most important thing when performing is to read your crowd, so I start by assessing the crowd before I even go on stage.

Appearance is also everything, so I always make sure to look my best.

Even more important is to play music that matches your crowd: if it’s a hyped-up event, you better keep the momentum.

I usually select a sing-along playlist to make it more engaging.

What is the most and least rewarding part of being a DJ?

For me the most rewarding thing about being a DJ is that you get to travel and meet people, while getting paid.

The least rewarding thing is the lack of rest.

We don’t have defined working hours and sometimes work into the wee hours of the morning.

Any advice for youngsters dreaming of a life behind the decks?

My advice to anyone who wants to be a DJ is that they can do it, as long as they know how to count bars and beats per minute.

It will take time but eventually you will get there if you believe in yourself.

What is your favourite childhood memory?

My best childhood memory is when we used to get together as one big family, and we would get to play games with my brothers and cousins.

We are all grown up now with busy schedules and different sets of priorities which denies us the chance to relive and add more to the memories.

What is the strangest food combination you enjoy?

A strange food combination I really enjoy but get judged for is pap with morogo, mixed with beef and a bit of tomato sauce.

Five things people don’t know about you?

1. I used to play football
2. My favourite genre is smooth jazz
3. I love cartoons
4. I love Science especially Physics
5. I am very good at drawing. Fine Arts was my favourite subject

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