Ladybrille Music: Rowick Deep ft. Auriol Hays “Deeper than the Ocean” (Video)

“Rowick Stevens aka Rowick Deep’s passion for music began at an early age. His uncle, who was a DJ and the manager of a popular club based in Mabopane at the Morula Sun, influenced him and cultivated his interest in music. He learned and practiced using his uncle’s equipment and landed his first gig at a year-end function held at the Morula Sun. Morula Sun later hired him as a DJ, making him a part of their standard line-up for events both in Mabopane and Ga-Rankuwa. It was during this time that he was introduced to one of the big names in House Music: ‘Positive K’, who helped him master his skills. After a few years, Rowick Deep got an opportunity to get involved in the compiling and mixing of two major projects: 45 BPM mixed by Heavy D Krew (Rowick, Vernon and Dominique) and House vs Latino. The success of 45 BPM saw it becoming one of the best selling dance compilations. He later held residency in one of Pretoria’s hottest clubs, ‘Voodoo Lounge’ with Sisco, Black Coffee and DJ Bubbles.

Rowick Deep, later took a break from the industry to pursue other business ventures. It was after attending the first annual South African Music Conference, that he decided to give up a fruitful career and return to his first love, music. He joined Multi-Racial Records to follow his dream and after a year of lecturing at the Multi-Racial Djing School, and acquiring djing experience as well as getting inspiration from some of South Africa’s top producers, like; ArtJones and long-time friend, Black Coffee, to name a few, the next step for him was production. His talent did not go unnoticed, the first two tracks he ever produced were compiled on Love Generation compiled and mixed by DJ Christos and Vinny Da Vinci (DJs at Work), and the Phezulu Selection Vol.1 compiled and mixed by DJ Mbuso.

He started compiling mixtapes which included his own tracks and distributed them to fellow DJs and friends. The owner of Loxion Kulca (Clothing Label), Wandi came across one of his mixtapes and booked him for the Loxion Kulca events. They began a good working relationship, where both fashion and music infused together. He received his big break when Loxion Kulca decided to released a compilation- ‘Loxion House Kulca’ compiled and mixed by Rowick Deep. The album showcased his talent and gave him the opportunity to work with friend and house master Black Coffee, as well as other producers such as Artjones, Blackwhole, Nasty Nev. Following the success of the first Loxion House Kulca Compilation, a second album was released which gained him respect among his peers. The album included tracks like ‘People with bullets’ by G-Family (Rowick Deep Remix), ‘That thing’ which sold well internationally, ‘I want you’ feat Nombongo and ‘Make it’ feat S-Tone, which was a huge hit on the dance floors around the country, receiving radio air play on major stations- MetroFm, Yfm, and others. His musical talent in producing has lead to his tracks being used for compilations of well known DJs in South Africa and overseas.

With all of his achievements in the music industry, he has gained respect and acknowledgement among his peers for his contribution to the industry with his djing and production skills. His latest album to hit the market by storm which is simply titled ‘Music is Life’, has granted him greater success, and has been critiqued as his best work to date. This is largely attributed to the fact that it consists of his own production and remixes of local music. The much-anticipated album takes the listeners on a musical journey, featuring tracks such as; “Get with Me” feat S-Tone, “I need You” feat Bucie and the dance floor-filler “Music is Life” feat his talented niece, Megan Pringle. This album shows off his maturation over the years in the music industry and boasts his mastered techniques both in production and mixing. . .” – Rowick Deep/FB Fan page

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