South Londoner Tendai goes by the name of La DJ Petite and upon listening to her mixes and Live sets, it’s evident that South African House Music is a huge influence to her. Although born and bred in London UK, with both parents & families originating & residing in Zimbabwe and South Africa, Petite grew up with African music such as Brenda and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, as well as Motown, Pop, Hip Hop and Soul Music.
Petite made her entrance into the scene firstly as a hard core raver, then an amateur MC, and then attended a weekend course in DJing in January 2007. In November 2007 she became the first lady on Supreme Dance 96.10fm radio station, [playing the 8-10pm drive by show on Saturdays]. She then joined (BEEFTA award winning) internet radio station Playvybz.com (Feb 2010 – Jun 2011) with her weekly “Soul Seductive Show” and it is here where she was able to share her passion and knowledge for South African House Music, with Live Skype & Call-in interviews with established producers & artists such as Zano Urban as well as showcasing up and coming talent. She now has guest mixes aired internationally in New York, South Africa, Philidelphia, Romania and the UK.
La Dj Petite possesses great qualities as she aspires to be recognised as the leading Afro House Lady on the circuit worldwide. Confidence, Character and Charisma, Petite displays her passion for the music both on and off the decks – getting ‘straight on down’ on the dance floor demonstrating her love for music dancing endlessly as well as getting ‘in the zone’ behind the wheels of steel. It’s the ability to mix the old with the new; Classic vocal house with futuristic Afro sounds which characterize her mixes. Her mixes contain Deep Underground beats and harmonious melodic South African House flavours which further distinguish her memorable sets and mixes.
Meeting her musical inspirations/idols; Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Bucie, Nick Holder, Osunlade and Zepherin Saint and being amazed by their humbleness and control on and around the decks, has further fuelled her passion to deliver great music to the masses via the decks. With blogs, radio interviews and magazine articles published in 2011 for La DJ Petite, 2012 looks set to be an even greater year. Subscribe to the “Soul Seductive Sessions” for free instant downloads via iTunes by searching for Petite Deejay to keep up to date with unreleased sounds.
LISTEN TO LIVE SET FROM TIL TWO ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 2012 (PRESS PLAY)
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Download Petite Live @ Til Two – 26th September 2012
Deep Afro Tech (Released 05/04/13)