FLARE STAR: “MUSIC RUNS IN MY VEINS”
By: Anele Nduzulwana
Scratching the vinyls and making people go down on the dance floor is what makes Deejays work exciting.
DJ Flare Star, also known as Mayville’s Nzuzo Rodney Cele, is passionate about making people forget about their lives’ troubles and be happy.
Flare Star said that he believes music is a tool, which people can use to mend broken hearts and reignite the joy of life.
He said, “Music is not just a career or hobby to me- it’s a purpose God gave me to make people’s lives exciting.”
The 20-year-old Sound Engineering student at Rostec College plays his music in clubs and social events around Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng.
He has shared a stage with local artists such as DJ Webster, Dj Oros, Msizi Shembe and many other Durban artists.
He is popular on the streets for his mix of different music genres and soft beats. He usually mixes Kwaito, RnB and Soul music. He is acclaimed for his track titled ‘Seng’khathele’, on which he featured Nomadiq Deep and Waxxie Dee.
His fans describe him as an energetic entertainer, a person with talent that never disappoint behind the ones and twos.
His producer Mandla Ngcobo, said that Flare Star’s beats are “on point”. He added that his passion for music shows when he is playing. He also said that Flare Star loved House music long before he learned how to operate the decks.
“His love for music goes far back and I am glad he finally decided to pursue it as a career. Studying music has helped him a lot,” he said.
Being exposed to parties and social events, Flare Star started listening to House music at a young age. He developed passion to be a DJ, and after five years of being in the industry, he decided to study Sound Engineering to nurture his skills.
His close friend, Bheka Myeni, describes him as an inspiration to young stars in their neighbourhood.
He said that he personally grew up looking up to Flare Star and considered him as the coolest guy of all times.
“I used to go to a place called Top Lounge where I would find him playing on Fridays, and I would dance even though I was not a big fan of house music,” Myeni said.