The DJ Series: 5 Minutes With DJ Ang

The DJ Series: 5 Minutes With DJ Ang

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Angela Weickl (aka ANG) is woman that wears many hats such as being the; ‘culture and network manager’ for Levi’s Haus of Strauss Africa and being a DJ as well just to name a few. We are about to find out who Ang is and how does manage with all that is under her belt?

You clearly wear many hats; how do you juggle all roles and remain effective and productive?

As soon as I entered the working world I knew I would never be happy in a 9 to 5. I have too many interests and work more efficiently on my own schedule. So being freelance and having unconventional interests meant I could pursue all my passions. I am effective and productive because I have mastered my organizational skills and time management, compartmentalizing my tasks in order of priority.

When did you realize that that you want to DJ?

When I was 20 years old I was managing a live music venue in Cape Town and I would make the playlists for the venue. Someone suggested I should try DJing. I had studied Sound Engineering so it was easy to learn the gear. I practiced every moment I could and after my first set I was hooked. I have been DJing for 15 years.

What sort of preparation goes into your DJ mixes?

I listen to music every day, for a few hours and while i discover music I create playlists for the moments I think they would work for. This makes preparation for sets easy because everything is super organized all the time. I also have two online radio shows that I record every month.

How would Ang begin to explain to someone that comes across your name for the first time, on what they should expect to hear at one of your DJ sets?

Because I have a very broad taste in music, I focus on the energy I want to deliver and not specifically on the genre. I also take into account what time my set, what venue I’m playing at and the kind of people I’m playing for. The core of my sets these days are funk, soul disco and house. But I go with my full music collection as reading the crowd is essential and you need to be able to adapt to the vibe.

Where should the people expect to see ‘CultOfAng’ play this coming festive season?

I am not playing club shows until there is a vaccine, as I type this answer I am in quarantine because I was exposed to someone who tested positive to COVID a few days ago. I was wearing a mask and am not showing any signs of being infected but it’s a reminder to everyone that we are still in a pandemic and should remain cautious.

What would you say is unique about your Sportscene Radio experience?

Playing in the store was such a great experience, the staff had incredible energy and enthusiasm and it was fun to see people starting to groove while they were shopping.

How was the set that you played on Sportscene Radio, received by the people in-store and online?

It was all good vibes and good times. People singing along and moving their shoulders while they moved through the store. I got really positive feedback online as well. I’m really happy with the whole experience.