Trancemicsoul (born Clement Phaswane in Atteridgeville, Pretoria) is a South African Deejay and producer. His music career dates back to the 90s and he started loving music from his days in high school.
|Profession||Deejay and producer|
|Place of birth||Atteridgeville, Pretoria|
|Education||Academy of Sound Engineering (Auckland Park)|
The popular deejay, Trancemicsoul, was born with the real name Clement Phaswane. His place of birth is in Atteridgeville in Pretoria.
In 2005, he was done with his matric and chose to study Sound Engineering. The next year, he began his first year at Damelin, then known as Allenby.
In 2007, Clement relocated to the city of Johannesburg to further pursue his academic career.
He furthered at the Academy of Sound Engineering (Auckland Park).
His love for music dates back to his days in high school in grade 9 at social events held at his school.
Clement then began to buy 12 vinyl in 2002 like any other deejay. He kicked off as a bedroom deejay and taught himself the wheels of steel.
In 2008, Fountain Music, a Japanese label scouted him. He released his debut project, The Trance`lation EP, and became the current wave home and abroad.
Following his first release on Fountain Music, he releases on a South African label called Motswako Underground. His second project was titled Fragile EP.
Still in 2008, Clement attended the South African Music conference. There he connected with people on the top of the food chain in the industry. He even met Rocco and Manoo.
He had the chance to give Rocco one of his projects, The Trance`lation. Rocco released the hit tune during the after-parties.
Then he stepped into the limelight and was noticed by Christos and Vinny Da Vinci.
Still, in 2008, he submitted his mix at the Harrison Crump competition under Soul Candi Records.
He knew of the competition on the closing date. Clement was among the winners of the competition.
He was also among the few artists scouted by Stax a.k.a. Abicah Soul, an international guru.
Trancemicsoul was discovered by Abicah Soul in late 2008 through Ancestral Nights, a demo Trancemicsoul sent to him.
In 2009, Ancestral Nights, the demo he sent, was dropped under Abicah Soul Recordings in 2009. This skyrockets him to the international scene.
The Pretoria raise Deejay and producer since the late 90s has continued to climb through ranks.
He started from the underground music scene and now is among the renowned performers in the country.
He started his career as a Disk Jockey in his bedroom and playing to empty clubs.
“I started out in high school. I’d play early at the local club when no one was there. One day the DJ who was supposed to perform after me was late and I had to cover for him. The crowd really enjoyed my set and that was when I knew I could do this,” he said.
With the fusion of darker electronic sounds, his music begins by putting an involuntary twitch in your shoulders. By the time you notice you are dancing caring less if people are watching.
This exceptional ability was the reason he was scouted by top celebrities in the field.
“The guys from And came and scouted me when I was playing at Chaf Pozi. People loved my first two or three months at And so we came to an agreement,” he said.
- Yolisa Mkele, “From the bedroom to Barcelona: DJ Trancemicsoul is mixing magic“. TimeLIVE retrieved on 05-09-2020.
- “Trancemicsoul (Artist)“. Deep Village Digital Records retrieved on 05-09-2020.