Dj Merlon

Dj Merlon - Original copy 

Sibusiso Mhlongo famously known as the music luminary DJ Merlon was born 28 years ago on the 7th day of August at Umbumbulu, a mission under eThekwini Municipality. Technically gifted and ambitious with his education he moved to Esikhawini Township in Zululand where he matriculated at Hlamvana High School. His passion for Music began when he started his Tertiary Education in 2002 at the Durban University of Technology. From then on his life was never quite the same; this musical prodigy was destined for great things. He graduate getting his Operations/ Production Management Diploma in 2005. Later that year (2005), DJ Merlon joined forces and went on to assist ZakesBANTWINI when he started his Music label, Mayonie Production. In that midst, Mayonie Productions discovered and signed Lvovo Derrango early in 2006 and Merlon become his Tour Manager, DJ and opening Act. During his time at Mayonie Productions DJ Merlon was presented with an exclusive opportunity, he was one of the people whom were in the forefront in the making of Lvovo Derrango’s first studio album. This opportunity led him to work closely with
a group called Shana (Shota, Demor and BlackCoffee). In 2007 parallel to his DJ career he became an Artist Manager for Lvovo Derrango and Later for all Mayonie Productions Artists including Zakes Bantwini, Beezory and the late DJ Buddah. In 2008 he left Mayonie Productions to focus and develop his DJ career, a month later Lvovo Derrango also left Mayonie Productions to start his own label Derrango Records and signed DJ Merlon as his first artist. This was yet another promising opportunity for the multitalented Disc Jockey. However; it was not all smiles and gloom, with Lvovo busy with his booming and the promising Kwaito career, DJ Merlon was left with no choice but to go back
into the office, he then multi tasked between being a DJ and a label manager for Derrango Records. During this time he used this opportunity to further develop his DJ skills playing before/ after Lvovo’s performance in all the gigs they attended, including the international performances/ stages in England, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and also in all nine provinces locally, slowly DJ Merlon’s brand was growing and with immense potential, indeed greater things were on the way. In 2010, Merlon joined forces with Mthokozi “DJ Tira” Khathi on the release of Lvovo’s 4th offering “Irresistible”, both of them as executive producers to the project. Flash-forward to 2011 DJ Merlon developed his DJ brand and became one of the most sought after DJ’s in Durban and the entire KwaZulu Natal Province and other provinces, he was no longer just a DJ, he was a well-recognised and respected brand among promoters and event organisers.

Credit: Bimba dot co dot za 


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