“5FM can do what a lot of politicians wish they could do – getting all sorts of different people to talk to each other.” says DJ Fresh
Thato Sikwane, aka DJ Fresh, started out in radio in Botswana in the early nineties and from the minute he was shown the mic he knew that broadcasting was the only career for him.
Despite his enormous success, Fresh remains humble about his achievements and still has many goals to pursue: “I feel I still have a way to go – if I could use the analogy of a truck with ten gears I’d only be in sixth gear now. I’m still building the foundations of my career – so much can still be done. I like to push myself, the boundaries, and people’s perceptions of the boundaries."
Fresh describes the 5FM team as “The most dynamic team I have ever worked with – they are a bunch of highly motivated people and it rubs off. 5FM has extremely high standards and benchmarks which inspire me to be even more inspired, if you understand what I mean.”
Fresh is also one of SA’s most influential club DJ’s. He has shared the DJ booth with a number of internationals during his career to date, including “Little Louie” Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Armand Van Helden, Chris Lake, Paul Van Dyke, Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Fat Boy Slim, Hoxton Whores, Jazzy Jeff, Harley & Muscle, DJ Deep, Gregory and Dominic Spreadlove and local DJs Oskido, Vinny Da Vinci and Ready D. Cities like Johannesburg, Miami, London, Cape Town, Moscow, Brisbane, Ibiza, Leeds, Durban, Gaborone, Birmingham, Dubai, Montreal and Melbourne have all danced to Fresh's beats.
Nothing is stopping DJ Fresh as his career continues to grow at an exponential rate. Tune into the hottest daily drive show in South Africa on 5FM, as Fresh and his dynamic Fresh Drive team continue to entertain, break down boundaries and bring South Africans together.