Mpumalanga, according to DJ Euphonik
DJ EUPHONIK is one of South Africa's most successful young dance DJs. He is able to please a diverse crowd both in the clubs and on the radio.
Over the past few years he has ensured a proper mix of music and entertainment by creatings an ambience of taste, talent and celebration for radio listeners and partygoers. He is famous for bringing his knowledge of music and energy to make any event worthwhile.
Where are you originally from in Mpumalanga?
I was born at the Shongwe Mission Hospital and lived in eLikazi before moving to Benoni. I also have roots in eMgobodzi, a rural area about an hour's drive from Nelspruit, where my maternal grandparents are from.
What do you like about Mpumalanga?
The people are the friendliest. Though it sometimes gets too hot, the weather is always amazing. Culture is important to the people so they are more in touch with who they are.
Your favourite night spot in Mpumalanga and why?
It's a toss up between the News Café in Nelspruit and Witbank and a club called Carisma in Nelspruit . They each have a unique vibe .
Where is it that you enjoy playing in Mpumalanga and why?
I don't have a favourite place, but every place and town in the province always blows me away because people are hungry for entertainment and they appreciate it a whole lot more than people from Jozi.
Who throws the best parties and why?
The guys who do 60s in Nelspruit and there are also promoters in Lydenburg who throw massive and quality events!
Your favourite restaurants in Mpumalanga and why?
I hardly eat out when I'm in Mpumalanga because I prefer home-cooked meals since I hardly ever get them in Jozi.
Favourite hotel or B&B?
I love the Kruger Park Resort and Accommodation because it's right in the heart of the bush.
I have no need for hotels because at my grandparents place there's more than enough room.
What makes Mpumalanga great?
Right now I love that the province is developing. It's an exciting time for most of Mpumalanga because things are beginning to happen and people are starting to take notice of the night life and the growth. From road works to Mbombela Stadium and new shopping centres, the province is really starting to come alive!
Where do you chill with your friends?
Mostly at my gran's house. I like to sit with my cousins and their friends and hear old stories and catch up on what's happening in the area.
What's your favourite shisanyama?
Strange enough I've never been to one in Mpumalanga, but eLikazi is quite popular and I want to check it out.
Where would you entertain a tourist and why?
Definitely the Kruger Park Lodge or surrounding game lodges. It's rare to see wildlife these days and I think the ones in Mpumalanga are the best reserved ones in the country.
What do you see Mpumalanga looking like in the future?
It will take time for it to be as big and extravagant as Jozi or Durbs, but that's the exciting thing. If you want to get away from the fast life and rush of the big cities, then this is your place. They must keep and maintain the tranquility.