Simon Koikai aka DJ Bash was born on the 18th of March 1987. Having grown up in a family that wouldn’t go a day without listening to music, this fostered his passion for music from an early stage. DJ Bash’s interest in being a DJ Sparked in the year 2008 after attending the Pilsner Mfalme DJ Competition. Seeing the crowd light up through music, he got inspired and fell in love with the art.
He decided to act on this feat and enrolled for DJ classes from a friend. Through his hard work and resilience, he would later compete in the Pilsner Mfalme competition in 2010 and come out an impressive 6th countrywide.
Some of the Kenyan Pioneer DJs such as DJ John (Homeboyz), DJ Pinye & DJ Styles (Code Red Entertainment) have been a key inspiration & influence to DJ Bash’s style of DJ-ing.
DJ Bash started spending time listening to both local & international DJs & replicating their style and feel of music until he was able to come up with his own style.
As time went by, he would slowly sharpen his skills with experience from his musical background that gave him the ability to play all genres of music for various audiences, age groups and demographics.
In 2014, DJ Bash joined Homeboyz Entertainment. He Had his first debut on Homeboyz Radio 103.5 FM where he plays until today he has two shows;
The Juice In The Mix with Tallia Oyando every Friday 11am to 1pm and hosts the Overdose which airs every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm.
DJ Bash is also a lecturer at the Homeboyz Entertainment. DJ Academy (M.T.A) where he trains other upcoming DJs.
Early 2016, DJ Bash got the privilege of joining Teen Republik, a popular entertainment TV show that airs every Saturday on Kenya’s leading Station, NTV. He makes music content for the show, which includes a weekly countdown, and music mixes.
It is his continued hard work drive and resilience that has earned DJ Bash the tag line “Number One Party DJ.”
Dj Bash has done major gigs and events in almost all the hot spots in Kenya such as:
- The Jameson Live Party. 2014, with 2 Chainz Live in Concert.
- The Jameson Live Party.2015, with B.O.B Live in concert
- The Jameson Live Party. 2016, with Tinie Tempah live in Concert.
- Has played along Major Lazer Dj – Walshi fire.
- Pioneer DJ Convention, Galileo, Westlands
- USIU Culture Week
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