After a long journey trying to establish herself, female DJ and vocalist DJ Sue has finally got her breakthrough.
Born Tiisetso Motaung in Naledi, Soweto, she has been trying to get her break since 2005. While waiting for this, she has featured on many artists' albums as a vocalist and perfected her juggling skills.
Her voice has been featured in the music of Chris Brann, DJ Naves, Sphectacular, DJ Clock, Gigs Super Star, Soul T, QT and DJ Cleo.
Armed with unique skills - singing and spinning discs - for women in showbiz, it took her more than 10 years to get her foot in the game. But she never lost her patience because she knew it was not yet time.
The 28-year-old regards the long wait as preparation for an exhilarating solo journey.
"I have regarded the long journey as a learning phase. While waiting for a break, I was doing my own things independently.
"Moreover, I am not angry that I am not where I was supposed to be. This journey has made me stronger and prepared me for this industry," she says.
Now, DJ Sue is ready to take on the industry, having released her second single titled It Must Be Love.
The single, which talks about love matters, is currently getting massive airplay on commercial radio stations.
"I am actually happy that I will finally drop my album. It has been an interesting journey and it taught me a lot," she says.
DJ Sue plays both deep and commercial house.
Apart from her hit single, the female DJ is ready to drop her debut album before October. On her 12-track album she has worked with a variety of young producers.
"I have worked with a number of unknown local producers who are very good. But [the] composing of the songs is done by me."
DJ Sue started out as a resident DJ at pubs and clubs around Soweto, Rosebank, and Midrand, inspired by the likes of DJs Walker and Christos.
She has also shared her knowledge of the industry as a DJ lecturer at the Soul Candi Institute.
Her beautiful voice can be heard on the theme song of SABC2 comedy series Ga Re Dumele.
Since she started her musical journey in 2005, DJ Sue has played across South Africa and neighbouring countries like Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and as far afield as Algeria.
lCatch DJ Sue at Mash Braai House in Fourways on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays, as resident DJ.
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28-year-old 'DJ Sue' has finally got her breakthrough.