The live mix DJ and hostess of Hot99 Dubstep on YFM, we get to know 23 year old Kay Morgan aka ‘Dj Doowap’ a lil’ better…
How did you get into the industry?
I was DJ’ing at a gig at Roxy’s in Melville when someone on the YFM Team saw me. YFM was looking for a new direction (being Dubstep) so they called me in for a couple of interviews and now I am the face of Dubstep on YFM.
Being a female Dubstep Dj in SA, what does that come with?
I keep getting asked this question and I don’t understand why! I haven’t felt a massive difference between male and female DJ’s other than there being fewer females. Since we are few I feel we get a lot more respect from our male colleagues. I definitely get a lot of attention when playing live but I don’t know if that’s because I am female or if it is because I’m playing a “new” genre or because I have crazy hair and a retro style about me.
Your favourite radio jock, and why?
My favourite radio DJ is definitely Mista Jam from BBC 1xtra in the UK…I stream his show weekly! He’s so entertaining and plays thee dopest mix of Electro and Hip Hop. His Interviews with international stars is also hella.
One thing a lady should never leave the house without?
A lady should never leave the house without looking in the mirror and being absolutely satisfied but yeah…Always have lipstick or lip gloss in your bag…please!
You’re on radio, YFM to be specific, any chance you’ll be getting into other spheres such as TV?
Yea I am already on that vibe, currently doing an online reality show called Party Starters that will be airing next month. I’m also just about to start filming an awesome show that is going to air end of this year. I have also done numerous music videos for hommies like L-Tido – “Who You Lovin”.
Top 3 favourite Dubstep tracks at the moment?
– Rudimental ft. John Newman – Not Giving In (TYR remix)
– Collie Buddz – Come Around (Minnesota remix)
– The Biocide – Feel My Fire
You’re the fashion rebel with a cause, what inspires you when it comes to the way you dress?
Straight up the retro game from 1995. High waisted anything! Crazy sock game and eccentric hair! Right now I got long green hair.
Future plans for Dj Doowap?
Complete my Sound Engineering studies this year and produce a “Doowap” EP (already started working on it). I would also like to start getting put on the line-up of massive festivals.
Read more on DJ Doowap in the Aug/Sep issue of HYPE – OUT NOW!