As we are about to close off August which is Women’s Month. We have decided not only to place Ladies who are part of the South African House Music scene on the Spot Light only for this month, but as Sho!Mag we have decided to open up a series where we will do interviews and continue to place Ladies on the Spot Light even when August is done. Because we believe that true talent should not only be highlighted only during this month but should be an ongoing process.
With that in mind, we will begin our series of interviews by having ‘Lee Da Cocktail’ over and hear what she had to say about her personal journey through House Music. Not only is she a phenomenal talent behind the decks, but she has proven to be also a savvy lady when it comes to music business. As she is also the co-founder of Sekhukhune Deep House Festival which is a three day deep house event hosted in Sekhukhune, South Africa.
Now that is out of the way let’s get the business done and hear what ‘Lee Da Cocktail’ had to say on our ‘one on one’ with her…
Sho!Mag: Lee Da Cocktail is a name you are known by in the music circle right? And what is your birth name and where is Lee Da Cocktail from?
Lee Da Cocktail: Confidence Ratau (24), born and bred in Limpopo Province.Sekhukhune, Schoonoord Village.
Sho!Mag: Also, the stage name ‘Lee Da Cocktail’ is unique and I must say it’s the kind of a name that sticks out. How did that name come about and what made you choose to use that stage name?
Lee Da Cocktail: ‘Lee’ was given by an old friend. ‘Da’ was inspired by Vinny ‘Da’Vinci, ‘Cocktail’ as you know it’s a mixture of alcoholic drinks. Not that I’m an alcoholic(laughs). I used to love mixing coldrinks and fruit juices when I was younger. So I just put the name together and created a brand out of it. Like the saying goes, “You have to be odd to be unique”.I wanted to be stand out and be unique. That’s why I chose and ran with it.
Sho!Mag: For someone who knows nothing about you. What is it that you do in the Music Industry?
Lee Da Cocktail: I entertain, inspire and motivate those who love art or eager to learn more about the industry. Both males and females.