After Available, DJ Hol Up Plans Release Of New EP
Following the successful release of his latest single, US-based fast-rising Disc Jockey, Derek Chizaram Moses also known as DJ Hol Up looks set to take Nigerian hip-hop music culture to a new level.
The Communications graduate from University of Albany has revealed his plans for a new EP that will further expand the rising influence of Afrobeat culture. To achieve his goal, the music talent has wooed up and coming acts for a possible collaboration.
“I just released my latest single Available with 1da Banton and the video just dropped recently. I plan on releasing an EP soon featuring a lot of up and coming Afrobeats artist around the world (USA, UK, Africa). People are really in love with my DJ mixes as well. So, I plan on dropping a few more before the year ends. I also plan on doing a UK & West Africa Tour soon.”
DJ Hol Up made waves recently with his new single entitled Available, featuring Rivers State born artiste, 1da Banton. The song, which was accompanied with a crisp video, connected the artiste with more music fans in his US base, Nigeria and other African countries.
According to the New York-born act, his older brother, who was a DJ, has been his biggest influence.
“Back in the day, my older brother used to be a DJ. So, he would take me to his events and I would always play around with his DJ equipment. During those times, I never wanted to pursue DJ as career; I saw it as just a hobby. I always had a good ear for music and wanted to be a manager or A&R. But one day I made an Afrobeats mix and decided to post it on Soundcloud and it blew up. From there, I decided to try to perfect my craft and see how far I can go as a DJ. An Artiste Manager told me that when he lived in Mozambique, they used to always play my mixes at parties. That was memorable for me,” he enthused.