DJ Ludz, (Ludwe Litha Ntando Runeyi) born in a small town in the Eastern Cape known as Mthatha (former Umtata), her love for house music dates back to the early 90’s through listening to a community based radio station in her hometown.
After completing her high school in 2004, she went and studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in
Cape Town. This is where she got the opportunity of interacting with a few DJ’s at the campus and started picturing herself as a DJ as well. The DJ’s she interacted with never took her seriously when she expressed her desire to become a DJ and the only way she could come close to her dream was to start collecting the music for herself.
In 2007, after one of South Africa’s biggest DJ’s Budda’s untimely death, Ludz started a Facebook page known as
“Long Live The Revolution Of House Music”. This page was dedicated to all the South African DJ’s whom we’ve lost over the years and those who are still alive. The page also had weekly updates of events happening in and around the country. This page had maintained good communication between DJ’s and promoters in the country.
2008 saw a meeting that would change Ludz’s life for the better as she finally got to explore her DJing talent. She met a female DJ from Cape Town known as DJ Knox. Theirs was a friendship that blossomed into something beautiful
because Knox would drag Ludz along to all her gigs and radio interviews in Cape Town. DJ Knox was taken aback by Ludz’s passion for house music that she introduced her to Carbon Blaq, who had CDJ’s. Ludz would spend countless
hours perfecting her djing skills until such time that Knox decided to play alongside her at events.
After completing her studies, Ludz had to find a job as well as further her djing career. In April 2009, she moved to Pretoria, where she got a job offer from Sisco (owner of the successful Multi-Racial Records) as a PR and Marketing Manager. She was also signed as a Multi-Racial DJ. Through her job, Ludz has had the pleasure of playing along big names such as DJ Sisco Umlambo, Mesh Potato, Rowick Deep, Greg Nate, Simza, Malankane, Black Coffee, Vinny Da Vinci, Christos, Soul Sista, Boipelo, Lady Buhle, China, Claude, Lulo Café, Lady DK as well as international DJ
Through recognition of her work, Ludz was appointed as one of the ambassadors in 2011 for Strictly Rhythm, an American record label, best known for its highly regarded house music catalogue.
Later in 2011 she worked as a PR/Marketing Manager at Zano Urban Global Music which belongs to Zano (the singer who introduced us with “Hello”, a song he did with Black Coffee).
Because her mixes were played so much at Rhythm 100 Radio so much, it was then her interest in radio came about; Mandla “BigMandla” Khoza (co-owner of Rhythm 100 Radio) asked Ludz to produce his show “The House Of Pleasure” which was every Friday nights from 20h00pm – 00h00am.
Her love for radio continued, she joined an online radio show called Globalize Yourself Stereo in 2014.
What started out as just the love she had for house music, ended up being expressed later on the decks for DJ Ludz. She is now living her dream and big things are still about to
happen for this talented DJ.
For bookings & inquiries, contact Siya Mdlalose:
– +27(0)82 537 1229
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LUDZ-Fan-Page/142432979115524?sk=info
1. Skin Diver – Teedra Moses
2. The Cure (Alpha & Olmega Remix) – The Rhythm Sessions Featuring Portia Monique
4. Deep Lat’n Thoughts – Mike Dunn
5. Sean – Aya
7. LEAVE ME ALONE – Kaytranada feat. Shay Lia
8. 1000 Memories (feat. Sio) – Jullian Gomes
10. VIVID DREAMS – Kaytranada feat. River Tiber
11. Endless Motion (Come with Me)[Upz and Abicah Soul Remix] – Dahl Hates Disco
12. The Better Life ft. Clara Hill (Restless Soul Vocal Mix) – Georg Levin