About Dino Bravo
"The ultimate goal for a DJ is to create something magical with the audience, to make time stop and create a natural high and give the crowd a wonderful time" that's what Dino Bravo does….
DJ Dino Bravo born in Cuba 30 years ago but grew up in Angola.
He used to rap and break dance before becoming a DJ. He started spinning vinyl's in 1994, right on time when South Africa was getting liberated. His first time spinning vinyls was in Club 51 in Yeoville. Since then, Dino Bravo has built a large fan base in venues like Club Mozambique, Calabash, The Base, Pink Cardilac, Who's Who, Monaco just to name a few.
Early 2002 he rocked Metro FM listeners on Saturday nights on Oupa's show. He was later approached by DJ Fresh to join the breakfast show on YFM and where Dino Bravo introduced a unique style of mixing in Gauteng and also popularized what is known to South Africa as a MEGA MIX.
While on YFM artists approached him with music to play in his slot and due to the choices he made in selecting his playlist, he introduced new material that rocked listeners, which influenced the station music compiler to list the songs on rotation.
Currently he is booked every week playing in private parties, he is the only versatile DJ in the country who is not limited when it come to music, he plays Hip Hop, R&B, Kwaito, House, Bhangra beats (Indian beats), Rock, pop music etc. He is the man that defines music and gives music a different meaning.
Due to Dino Bravo's reputation and attributes in the music industry MTN invited him to the 2007 South African Music Award (SAMA) as the main DJ mixing during the awards presentation and VIP after party.
On radio he continues to give music therapy with fresh sounds to Fresh Drive listeners on 5FM every Thursday. He compiles, arrange and produce all his mixes that get listeners dancing on Fresh drive, most listeners on the show call him A.K.A cocktail because of his taste and versatility.
Dj Dino Bravo's popularity in the music industry attracted interest from the biggest brand in the dj equipment Denon, to have him associate his brand with their equipment, which contributed to increased sales to young aspiring black dj's.
THE ALBUM (YOUR MAMA'S FAVORITE)
Your Mama's Favorite is Dj Dino Bravo fist much anticipated debut album released in 2007 by More Music. The artists in the album are mostly local. The album features variety of musical elements from established like Skwatta Kemp, Malik, Angel, Proverb, Reason, Black Jack, Kabelo (Bouga Luv) and DJ Fresh among others.
On production he has himself, D rex and Shluda. The sound in the album is a mix of any musical genres imaginable. It combines kwaito, house, and hip-hop to produce a unique sound. The man is faithful to indigenous sounds – Angolan and Mozambican posada, Afro beat and house music with a tinge of soul, is heard in this album. You can give him any sound and he will be comfortable with it. He can spin jungle, techno, house, drum n’ bass and trance.
The album has 14 tracks and features songs such as the remixed hit Stand By Me, by Ben .E King. This song features Malik and Killah Mafra. Some of the songs in the album includes, Where Is The Love featuring Martin, Sometimes featuring Andi Six and Let it Rip featuring Skwatta Kemp. This is a man who does not only mix his records, but someone who knows which records to mix and even knows the order in which he mixes them. DJ Dino Bravo’s style of play has never broken the atmosphere. Bravomania is a testament to his reputation.Â
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