Dj Ganyani Biography


Ganyani Tshabalala has been in the music industry for over 20 years. With his great passion for music, at the age of 15 he started teaching himself several DJ techniques to manipulate the prerecorded music. These include cueing, equalization, phrasing, beat juggling etc. to perform the transitions and overdubs of a number of sources in a more creative way.

Today he is a professional DJ who masters the technique of using harmonic mixing for choosing compatible songs. This has made him and other local DJs to be the pioneers or the grandmaster of this entertainment technique in the country.

DJ Ganyani is classified as a mobile DJ with turn-tablism as his main article. He travels or tour with his own sound systems and play from an extensive collection of pre-recorded music, on various media, to wow targeted audiences. He works for hire at private functions such as receptions, religious ceremonies, school dances; but also seen frequently in bars, nightclubs, neighborhood parties, block parties and product launches.

To date he has achieved the following milestones: · Becoming a household name amongst the youth in South Africa and the SADC region particularly in Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana. ·

He is a DJ of choice for Orlando Pirates FC and the South African Football Association. · Compilation of the Simunye House Grooves Vol. 1& 2 on invite by SABC 1 to broaden their Simunye brand appeal to the youth. · Received a gold disc award for Simunye house grooves (This award was for achieving the clients objective) · Honored by Castle Loud for his exceptional skills and given an achievers Award.

To-date in addition to the two albums above, Ganyani has produced a total of five “hit” albums; In The House featuring Ganyani, Ganyani’s House Grooves 3 and the Ganyani’s House Grooves 4, 5 and 6.(This album has been awarded a gold disc for having sold over 25 000 units, currently at 54000 units and going strong) · He has tutored, mentored, and inspired the likes of the late DJ Khabzela of YFM, DJ Mbuso, DJ Bradley, DJ Slender (Cape Town’s popular DJ) also the ever popular Mpho Tsedu of PhalaPhala FM and Muvhango fame.

He was a nominee in the 2006 Metro fm awards in the category “ Best Club DJ” · 2007 has seen the Master’s addition to the House Grooves by releasing yet another album, Ganyani House Grooves 5 which has now reached its gold status in 3 months of its release.

Three tracks on this album produced by the man himself & DJ Clock. · 2007 has also seen DJ Ganyani crowned one of the House Legends for his contribution in the music industry by Brandhouse. · 2010 has seen DJ Ganyani releasing Ganyani House Grooves 7, which is currently nominated for the Metro fm Awards for Best Compilation. · 2011 has seen DJ Ganyani assembling what he calls Ganyani Entertainment Family, who have released an album called 1st Gathering. 2012 he released Ganyani’s house grooves 8 album that reached gold status and still going strong with hit tracks like “Be There” feat Mlu and Big Nuz and “Xigubu” feat FB(Fiesta Black). Every single song has a unique feel about it, it has been the number 1 selling album in the country for the past 10 weeks at Musica.

Ganyani House Grooves 8 Journey

Dj Ganyani feat FB – Xigubu
The track has been number 1 on the Top 40 local best played and In the world its Number 4 after RobinThicke, Justin Timberlake & Daft Punk! It’s all because of DJ Ganyani and friends.

• Xigubu was on the Capricorn FM Charts for more then 17 weeks on the chart (5weeks on the number one spot).

  • Dj Ganyani feat FB – Xigubu was also nominated at the category called Xitsonga R&B/House for Xitsonga Music awards 2013.
  • Dj Ganyani feat FB – Xigubu Music video was nominated for the BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO on the Cannel O music Awards 2013.
  • Its was nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Hit single on the Metro FM awards 2014.
  • It was recently nominated for THE KIA RECORD OF THE YEAR award on the Sama Awards2014.
  • It was also nominated for The SONG OF THE YEAR award on the MTV Awards 2014.Dj Ganyani feat Mlu and Big Nuz – “Be There” was the first single and paved the way for the album and took it to the top with the electrifying performance at the Metro FM awards. It also stayed one the number 1 spot for weeks on radio stations around South Africa.
  • “Be There” song was on the chart for 16 weeks on Capricon FM.
  • Its was also on the 5FM Euphonik’s show for 9 weeks on the chartsGanyani House Grooves 8 album
    The album went up to no. 10 on the Top 50 Musica International Chart and it was no. 3 0n the Top 20 local chart.
    Ganyani House Grooves 8 PlatinumJack Daniel’s Music Scout 2014
    Dj Ganyani, T’bo Touch and Khuli Chana are this year’s new Scouts, all put together have phenomenal career success and experience to draw from in their mentorship of the finalists. The 2nd season started on the 14th August 20142015 – Ganyani’s House Grooves 9DJ Ganyani is back on the scene with a blazing new single titled “Lengoma” – which is the lead single off his soon-to-be-released new album “Ganyani’s House Grooves 9”, coming out September 2015.“Lengoma” – featuring G-Kah – is currently on high rotation on a number of radio stations including Metro FM, YFM, Kaya FM, Ikwekwezi FM and 5FM among others.Dj Ganyani’s Second Single ‘Talk To Me’ ft. Layla is topping charts every week since the release and its on high rotation on all national and community radio station.The upcoming album will feature artists that include; Layla, Wandaboy, G-kah and Skye Wanda. “Ganyani House Grooves 9 is more uptempo, laid back and soulful, so it will reach a wide range of audience.”

    Dj Ganyani ft. Layla –Talk To Me was nominated for song of the year at the MMA’s (Metro FM Music Awards) taking place on the 27th February 2016.
    Dj Ganyani was also nominated for Artist Of The Year (Listeners Choice) for the MMA’s

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