From the dark streets of Joburg, T-Stak has been known for his thirst for dark scintillating music selections and hyperactive atmosphere.
This talent young man will be jamming hard this weekend at South Africa’s leading electronic music festival, Grietfest 2017, this weekend. I hope that you are ready for a night to be remembered. Lets get to know what he had to say with this short interview:
Photo Credit: Henk Steyn Photography
MA: Hey Dude.. how you doing?
Fantastic thank you!
MA: Before we get started, can you please introduce yourself and tell us where in SA you from?
My name is Thomas, Also known as T-Stak I am a 25 year old Corporate Nerd by day and Tequila-Fueled Bass Fiend by night with a passion for energetic vibes on and off the decks. Born and bred in Johannesburg.
MA: Was music an influence growing up?
Music to me is everything. Growing up in a family that has a strong liking towards music, I was influenced by music to a point where listening to different genres and songs now still bring up different memories and invoke feelings of past.
MA: Can you give us a short background on the name T-Stak?
Haha. Back in high school I was in a Maths Literacy class where most of the jocks were and they were talking about the latest craze in supplements: Animal M-Stak. Upon entering into class late one of them had said: “Hey look, it’s Animal T-Stak!”. And throughout matric the name “T-Stak” just stuck with everyone.
MA: Can you describe your sound in 5 words?
Energetic, Chaotic, Dark, Warm, Uplifting.
MA: Our local scene has been growing positively over the past few years… What are your thoughts on our local music scene at the moment and if there is anything you wish to see happen differently?
Being a lad who got involved with the music scene in 2011, I have seen the local music scene grow and evolve in such a fast manner where there have been genres and scenes come and go, But the one thing that sticks out the most are the friendships and bonds formed through the love for music. The one thing that I wish to see happen differently? I feel that if we are to reach higher levels then we all need to focus more on the positive things and less on the negative. More unity and artists supporting each other as well as helping and guiding those who are new to the music scene. We’re all in this together.
MA: Are there any local acts that you think need a special mention?
(In no particular order) Definitely Grimehouse, Ella G, Don Trillby, Chee, Mr Green, Fultronbass, Glitch.
MA: You are playing at Grietfest 2017.. Are you excited for the event? What can we expect from your set?
I am beyond stoked for Grietfest! Expect a lot bounce, glitch and bass.
MA: Anything that you are currently working on that we would be interested in hearing about?
I run a monthly Drum and Bass event called the Bass Communion on Arc Radio as well as a radio show called The Crucible Code which features on the UK based Bassport FM. I am currently preparing for my very first international gig in Croatia at a festival called the Membrain Festival.
MA: Where can we follow you on Social media?
MA: Thanks for your time guys…!!