A church girl, now a pro disk jockey. Precious Mdlalose, popularly known as DJ LeSoul, was born and raised in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal.
DJ LeSoul has been a DJ for the past 7 years. She says her interest in being a Dj came after seeing a female DJ doing her things at a club. Lesoul is a preacher’s daughter and a known instrumentalist in her church.
The fabulous Gagasi FM radio personality says the greatest lesson she has learned in the industry is trying to be always ahead. She added that research and listening to various music genres is another key element in becoming a better disk jockey.
We caught up with Le Soul and this was what we talked about.
GLAMOUR: What challenges have you faced in the industry and how did you manage to get through them?
DJ LeSoul: We didn’t have much and as most black peoples stories, all we could witness around us was hardships. For me it was more difficult to alert people of my presence as a musician. The industry was more male dominated and it took time for me to even be recognized.
GLAMOUR: Your new song Godly infection is doing great and is proving to be a hit, when can we expect a full album?
DJ LeSoul: Thank you. Godly infection is project I did with a good friend/ producer, BlaqRhythm. He is one to look out for. I will soon drop a song and this time I’d love to listen carefully to what the people want and based on the response we get; I trust me team will make the right decision.
GLAMOUR: You’ve worked on a mix with Redbull, tell us more about it, how has it been?
DJ LeSoul: The Redbull Dubane Connect was such a great experience for me. About 9 personalities were selected to camp in studio for a number of days to create a collaborative project that best describes Durban. The talent is crazy, it’s out on all digital platforms, you’ll love it.
GLAMOUR: You are a busy person, so juggling between Gagasi FM, family life as well as your music must be tough, how do you balance your schedule, what is your secret?
DJ LeSoul: As long as I’ve had my morning workout, trust all will go well lol. I start my day much earlier as compared to most people, this assures that by 9 am my mind and body are ready and function well. It works like magic.
GLAMOUR: How has the global pandemic COVID-19 affected your life, and how have you been managing your anxieties, and fears?
DJ LeSoul: It’s a lot for everyone but being someone who struggles a lot with anxiety, I always occupy myself with work. I’m don't allow any room for doubt and anxiety instead I give more room for positive thoughts.
GLAMOUR: In a rapidly changing world, what role do you see yourself playing?
DJ LeSoul: I am the scientist. I love discovering things first. I’ve also now been afforded a great support system, Soulistic Agency, there is no failing this time.
GLAMOUR: What are your plans post the lockdown?
DJ LeSoul : I need to hit the stage first; the rest will be determined by God.
GLAMOUR: 5 things people don’t know about Precious?
DJ LeSoul: I’m glad you said Precious not LeSoul
Precious is a weirdo, she could eat sugar beans and cabbage three days in a row. It reminds her of the good old simple days
She plays soccer every Thursday
Fascinated by drawing and painting and would love to learn professionally.
Precious is emotional. A true Cancerian. She loves her cognac and champagne although the cognac might sometimes be dangerous for her lol.
GLAMOUR: Next month is youth month, what message do you have for young people and what advice would you give to upcoming artists and people who want to be in radio?
DJ LeSoul: The game is forever changing but stay true to the craft and remember that a No does not mean give up, it means try again.