“I hate working under red tape and 5FM has allowed me to take my knowledge and put it into radio and it’s amazing. All my music, all my topics and content on my show - I’m just myself.
"I speak the same way and have the same personality and more importantly I have great artistic freedom. I can go out and share music with millions of people. The imagination of listeners is very powerful on radio - music and content are merged to get people’s imaginations going. The coolest thing about radio in my opinion is that you get to touch people’s lives in a different manner. Listeners create their own reality. I consider myself very fortunate to be on 5FM. From a creative, management, work ethic and work environment perspective, 5FM is one of the best places to be."
Euphonik is currently riding a wave of success which looks set to snowball further over the next few years. He has already been chosen to open for major artists like Missy Elliott, Blu Cantrell, Mzekezeke and Zola and his partnership with DJ Fresh under their mutual brand F.Eu, related projects and gigs have served to cement his status as a legend amongst DJ’s.
Together with 5FM’s DJ Fresh, the pair has released F.Eu albums which have been a huge hit with South African fans so far.
Euphonik never intended to go into radio when he first started building a name for himself as a DJ. He describes how he was essentially thrown into the deep end with radio when a call came out the blue from 5FM offering him his own show. He actually turned down the offer to start with as he was more used to mixing than talking on-air. Euphonik considers radio to be a learning curve every day and he is determined to hone his on-air talent in 2010. "Everything else I think I’ve mastered: I’ve released all the CDs I’ve wanted to which have sold platinum, I’m at the top of my game from a music perspective and I’m comfortable."
Euphonik has managed to keep level-headed despite the dizzying adoration of millions of fans: “I’m chilled and I don’t take it to heart. I’ve managed to stay down to earth and I certainly haven’t achieved all I want to yet. I’m originally from Benoni and believe it or not my mom still makes me wash dishes when I go home. I also don’t hang around people who buy into the hype. 5FM is one big family – the DJs all help each other out and give each other tips.” With a rock-solid reputation, rapidly growing fan base and an incredible amount of experience, skill and innovation, Euphonik is leading the way for a new generation of South African DJs.
The Ultimix Weekend Edition features cutting edge music and insane mixes from DJs across South African and international borders. The 3 hour show was the brainchild from one of 5FMs most popular features the Ultimix @6 with can be heard from Monday to Friday on the Fresh Drive. The 30 minute mix is a platform to showcase the immense amount of DJ talent and artistic intelligence of some of the world’s leading dance artists and musos.
The house of house music, Euphonik’s Sunday night’s show, is an opportunity for the thousands of house legions and dedicated fans to get to know the man behind the personality. One can expect nothing but great hospitality and the latest, most loved house tunes from around the world. Euphonik has smashed all existing radio norms and brings house music to life in an electrifying 180 minutes. On the menu, make sure you get your Sunday helping of features like: 'The songs that made me fall in love with house music' as well as weekly doses of exclusive and international interviews, Euphonik’s My House makes for essential radio listening.