Born and raised in Paarl in the Western Cape, Lucinda Roux, aka DJ Lusanda, is a down to earth and dynamic DJ whose passion for music and love for people is infectious. Having only started her DJ journey in 2013 at Soul Candi in Cape Town, she is soon becoming one of the most respected female selectors of her generation in this male dominated industry.
She has since become an all-rounder playing from the streets of the townships to prestigious venues, hotels and clubs primarily in and around Cape Town and Johannesburg. She has featured at events like RISE, The Friday Sundowner, Ou Smiley, Sunset Sessions and Juiced. In 2018 she held down a residency for Sexy Clifton Yacht Parties and Juiced in Paarl and now more recently Sunset Sessions in Camps Bay.
Specialising in House, with her sound ranging from deep to soulful, afro to techno, her music sure takes you on a deep melodic journey of storytelling and upliftment. It is no wonder that she has been featured by top radio stations and shows in SA like the Ultimix on 5FM, The Urban Beat on Metro FM and the Godfather’s House on Good Hope FM. She has also been featured as a guest DJ on online radio platforms like Red Bull Music and The Eye Radio and was nominated has a Top100 DJane earlier this year.
Always staying true to the art of DJing by continuously expanding her knowledge and skills, she completed a course in music business at SAE Music Institute in 2018. She is a content producer, writer and administrator for a group and blog called Deep House Love Affair which she and a group of friends manages daily.
DJ Lusanda has been called THE PEOPLE'S DJ due to staying true to who she is and treating people with the same love and respect. Her warm friendliness and contagious energy brings positivity to any dancefloor she graces.
The people gave her the name “Lusanda”, as there has always been a mispronunciation with her real name, Lucinda, when introducing herself to Xhosa speaking people. “Lusanda”, means "growing" which fitted perfectly with her journey in music. Growing people's mind sets is what she intends to do with her journey in music. “People remember the experience because they remember how you made them feel and I just want to make them feel good and inspired”, she says. “For me it’s about the person who comes up to me after a set and says: “Sisi, thank you for bringing me home.”
It is no wonder that her motto is a quote by the late Pres.Nelson Mandela:
“It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world. And myself."