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Brief Bio: He started spinnin? the ?wheels of steel? 1st quarter of 2002. His career as a dj picked up early 2003 with a spot @ the phattest underground house party Centurian has to offer, Amphibia 2, now called Apollo. From there he went to reside at a very hard ?lock every one inside? party, Oude Kelder. 2004 saw the residence of Aqua Lounge in Rivonia every Thursday night for The Weekend Warmup as well as Blu Peppa in Centurian Waterfront every fri night and also a massive 5 hour Hardstyle set @ Zepplins, PTA, for the Hard Dance U4Ria. 2005 now and many things have happened for this talented up n coming DJ?And Producer. Residence @ Tigidis PTA and guest appearances @ the SMOOVE Parties and for the Portuguese Social and Mafia Parties held @ Recess in Hatfield? Now halfway through 2005, the Multi-Racial crew released their first 12? single? Sis ?n Jones Feat. Khanyi ? Set Your Mind Free? Unreleased is BenKay DJay?s Soul In Progress dub, which has been a hit in clubs such as Natural Groove and Truth?. Thank you DJ Deepgroove for ripping the dancefloor with my tracks whenever they get finished!!!
BenKay DJay aka Bass Boy or dB Freak will be releasing his first Hardstyle E.P.. Including his original productions, namely, Bass Boy ? In The Beginning & Bass Boy ? Raise Your Hands?
His music taste has been hugely influenced by his clubbing experiences @ Truth, and his friends. His main influences as DJ?s or mentors are Eddie Virgo, Morgan, Manuel Oettl, Deepgroove, Roger D?Lux (Scratchmaster!!), Ricardo Da Costa, Dj Fresh and all the rest @ USM.
BenKay DJay was interviewed July 2004 by CTonik 4 the Mr. Spencer ravers internet review as an up an coming ?spin wizard?. ?With underground tracks at his disposal, he could tear any crowd out of their apathy and onto the dancefloor!!!?
He is currently, every day working and managing Pretoria’s No. 1 Record Bar, DJ School & Recording Studio, Multi-Racial Records? This DJ Born 1984, knows what he is doing, running PTA?s top record store, DJ to be No. 1 someday in the country and Producing tracks that are gonna kill the dancefloors!!!
Ben Kerrigan (BenKay DJay) and Andrew Chester (DJ McMurdo) are sole members of McKay Productions. They will be hosting events and helping DJ?s throughout Southern Africa with gigs as an agency and events management company. Their company and first event will be launched sometime towards the end of 2006. As with this BenKay DJay has launched his own label to concentrate on the SA Electro-Tech scene, this label has been dubbed Soul In Progress Musik!!!? BenKay DJay?s debut on radio was 19-05-06 when Sasha Martinengo from 5FM took fancy to his remix of Lady Lea?s You & Me? It opened the show to start off a sexy ?tune?d afternoon. KEEP THE PASSION SASHA Martinengo (DJ Cool)!!!!
Played Alongside DJ?s: Craig De Souza, Eddy Virgo, Lady Lea, Matt Suttner, Blackcoffee, Sisco, Greg Nate, Lloyd, Roger D?Lux, Erica, Stef, McMurdo, Micky G, Tinos?, Rowick Deep, Semantic, Simza, Clive, Sasha Martinengo & Mr Mesh?
Amphibia 2 2004
Oude Kelder 2004 (residence)
Trilogy Fresh Talent DJ Competition (2nd Place) 2004
Aqua Lounge Rivonia 2004 (residence)
Zeppelins Hard Dance U4Ria 2005 (headliner)
Blu Peppa Centurian 2005 (residence)
Tigidis Brooklyn 2005 (residence)
SMOOVE 2005 (guest)
Portuguese Social 2005 Recess (guest)
Mafia Party 2005 Recess (guest)
Divas & Dons Hatfield 2005 (residence)
Natural Groove Closing Party March 25th 2006
Boston Menlyn (thurs & fri) 2006 (residence)
ClubInvasion Café Capri Witbank June 3rd 2006 (headliner)
Red Café (students night WED) (residence) 2006
Odds Brooklyn Spring Day After Party with Lady Lea sep 2006
Sova Lounge every week end 2006 + 2007 (residance)
Odds Back To Varsity Bash with BenKay DJay Feb 2007
Sis ?n Jones feat Khanyi? Set Your Mind Free dub (BenKay DJay S.I.P. edit)
BenKay DJay ? Café Wanga (BenKay DJay S.I.P. edit)
BenKay DJay ? Techno Fuzz
Bass Boy feat. Kate Lesing ? Neverland (BenKay DJay Hard-Static edit)
Bass Boy ? Once Back Again (BenKay DJay Hard-Static edit)
Lady Lea & Scotty feat. Alicia ? You & Me dub (BenKay DJay S.I.P. edit)
BenKay DJay pres. Soul Damage ?
Electronic Hype (Soul In Progress edit)
dB Freak ? Time (A Dream) (BenKay DJay mix)
BenKay DJay pres. Soul Damage ? Phat
Jam (Soul In Progress edit)
BenKay DJay ? Don?t Fall (Too Hard)
Lady Lea & Eric M ft. Roxy ? All Night Long dub (BenKay DJay S.I.P. edit)
dB Freak ? No Damage (BenKay DJay Hard-Static Mix)
dB Freak ? Tekno Telefone (BenKay DJay Hard-Static Mix)
Adrien De Clier ? Postal5 (BenKay DJay S.I.P. edit)