According to Forbes, DJs to watch out for are 5FM’s Nick Hamman and Power FM’s Katleho Mogase.
“Nick is going to be quality, and Katleho has the best voice that I have ever heard. He’ll still be reading the news on radio 50 years from now.”
Forbes is a rock fan at heart, but has learned to love a variety of genres through his work on radio.
“I grew up on old school rock and roll, with bands like ACDC. I like anything except maybe R&B,” he says. “At the moment, South African dance music is good, and hip-hop is probably the best it’s ever been. South African rock is okay – the days of heavy rock music have passed. Gone are the days of bands like The Narrow.”
When he met with The Citizen, he was getting ready for Oppikoppi – something which he says will be “disastrous”.
“I’m not really a festival kind of guy. I can’t do sleeping in the dirt for four days. I like to be clean,” he says with a laugh. “My wife isn’t coming along. She’s much smarter than I am!”
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