YTKO is the original. A forty minute LIVE mix every evening from 6pm on YFM. What sets YTKO apart from others is that it’s always 100% live, meaning that feeling you get in a club is in your headphones, in your car, in your home.
Each day brings a genre-specific mix until around 6:45pm, with Friday the exception when Lebza The Villain mixes for the entire hour to officially start the weekend!
The only intelligible Monday motivation is to listen to Da Kruk. Between Euro tours and his London correspondence, he offers his South African Audience lounge and house music inspired by tribal elements but with global appeal. As soulful has house music can be, this translates into the hearty beats the rhythmic sounds he uses to provide the listener with a transient experience.
It’s a Tuesday evening, your heart and eardrums looking for sounds to kiss and tantalize both, to your rescue is DJ Zai Maya with an RnB mix that is both scintillating and sentient. Zai communicates with her audience through music and the power of exposure it has, for both the artist and the listener whilst adding commercial elements to her mixes to maintain relatability. Never excluding a genre, Zai is a multifaceted mix DJ with the ability to provide a multi-dimensional musical experience.
Dj Candii, our resident Queen of Gqom electrifies your midweek on Wednesday. Merging subdued sounds of traditional house music with the new, bright, dubbed kasi electro; a visceral, rough-edged, minimal form of house music distinguished by the sounds of wavy and bass beats. Gqom, derived from the onomatopoeic combination of click consonants representing a hitting drum, is sure to gloss up your Wednesday.
If there is someone who knows hip-hop better than your best known cypher MC, it has to be DJ Zan-D: The Now Age Afrika Bambaataa. The love for music must be hereditarily passed on as that’s the only way to describe the music inclination of Zan-D. A masterfully seasoned, focused on technique mix DJ, Zan-D encapsulates all things Hip Hop; just as skillful as he is one with word on the street. When he is not DJing in London’s hottest night cubs, or co-hosting SA Hip Hop Live, he is keeping you entertained on a Thursday with a strictly Hip Hop mix.
Fridays belong to Lebza The Villian , the Soul Candi Music Institute graduate and Afro-Dance music DJ. Lebza is what we call a weekend engineer as he uses his Afro-futuristic sounds to snare before you’re released, not freely but with a loud craving for a party. He achieves this successfully during the hour between 6pm and 7pm, resonating with the tribalist in you as the melded dramatic drums catapult you but only enough that your Afro roots remain bound.