In an age of monotonous genre specific DJing, Nastie Ed is striving to make a difference.
Threading his rich and unique brand of Electronic and Organic Dance Music from HipHop to Dubstep to Electro House to Soul, the result is a powerful brand of Bassed-out mash-up of genres, grabbing you by the hair and dragging you through filthy muck with the recurrent visions of epic soul-touching soundscapes.
His DJ career began in 2001 with a 4 year residence at the then novel and exciting Marvel, one of the breeding grounds of the underground Cape Town Music scene in genres ranging from Hip-Hop to Funk to Drum and Bass to Electro, with the likes of well known fellow DJs The Bulgarian, NiskerOne, Sibot, Markus Wormstorm, Mix n Blend and Fletcher.
A major influence in Nastie Ed’s musical appetite was his attendance at the 2003 Red Bull Music Academy, yielding the opportunity to learn from greats such as Metro Area, Prince Paul of De La Soul, Seiji, Steinski, Ectomorph, The Mixologists and DJ A-Trak his obsession with music has since become deeply entrenched.
In 2007 he co-founded 3 Must Get Funked with DJs Klinikal and Selektah Soul devoted to the Funk in dance music, regurlarly hosting parties in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban
He has had the pleasure of playing at some of Cape Town’s most legendary venues, such as: Fiction, The Assembly and The Waiting Room to name a few, with a host of outdoor festivals and parties under his belt such as Rocking the Daisies and Earth Dance.