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Stylus 2Stylus is a Johannesburg based, live Deep House outfit that brings true musicianship and a unique experience to what has been, until now, the DJ’s ambit. The band consists of four members, each of whom brings a variety of skill, experience and professionalism to a creative process that has seen the production of some slick and disruptive sounds. Their smooth chord progressions and cutting edge production are highlighted by saxophone and trumpet, keys, lead guitars and original vocal that lends itself to an easy listening experience whilst having the unmistakable Deep House nuance.

K-Jo (Kelly Johannes)

Kelly started playing the guitar at the age of 12 and shortly after began writing her own songs. It wasn’t long before she took a shine to the stage and was performing live at the age of 14 with her band, Awesum Noise, in which she played guitars and keyboard as well as performing as lead vocalist. She has won a few accolades in her brief career which include best vocalist and best original song at the St Mary’s Battle of the bands. She was also selected as one of the best teen songwriters for the Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange and Casterbridge Music Development Academy Competition in 2013. Furthermore, she had the opportunity to share the stage with some of S.A’s top musicians at the Route 40 Music Festival.Kelly started playing guitar at the age of 12 and shortly after began writing her own songs. It wasn’t long before she took a shine to the stage and was performing live at the age of 14 with her band, Awesum Noise, in which she played guitars and keyboard as well as performing as lead vocalist. She has won a few accolades in her brief career which include best vocalist and best original song at the St Mary’s Battle of the bands. She was also selected as one of the best teen songwriters for the Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange and Casterbridge Music Development Academy Competition in 2013. Furthermore, she had the opportunity to share the stage with some of S.A’s top musicians at the Route 40 Music Festival.Young, vibrant, beautiful and with a strong professional attitude, she has singled herself out as an up and coming talent to be reckoned with.

DeepStar (Andrew Smith)

DeepStar, a 9 year veteran of the DJ trade learnt his skills on old school vinyl. He's amassed an enviable vinyl collection of classic house from the 90's to the 2000's. He's played all over Johannesburg and has had a few small residencies such as at Gypsy Lounge, FTV Bar and Katjusha's. A memorable highlight was playing at the Seed Festival where he shared the stage with Keren Onay, Wilson Fury, DJ Niffty and George Sax. He also played at the CHURN Electronic Festival (held in an old converted dairy farm) where he grabbed the Sunday session, hosted by (Liquid) Benson, Candice Heyns and Felix Laband amongst others. On the production side, DeepStar has discovered a hidden passion and talent for producing music which is only made better by his collaboration with Sean. Jay sax and Kelly.

Sean-D (Sean Darroll)

Sean was basically born with a guitar in his hands. Having been a part of too many bands to count he's honed his skills to be able to adlib to any song played with any guitar in his hands. His illustrious career has seen him play for quite a few well known South African bands, one being Auriol Hays, the highlight of which was when they played at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. His other claim to fame is when he toured with Obita, a hip hop band that made radio play on local radio stations. Sean has also played at South Africa's biggest music festival Oppikoppi numerous times, where the cream of SA's bands and DJ's play as well as many international bands. He brings original progressions and licks that give Stylus a unique sound.

Kunle Sax (Oludare Samuel Adekunle)

The newest member to the band, Kunle sax is a cool-headed trumpet and saxophone player with over 12 years experience in the music industry with his area of music specialization on gospel music and jazz. His performance exudes a passion and energy that drives Stylus’ shows to another level, allowing for intimate and inclusive audience experience. Along with his showmanship, he displays a skill with his instruments that leaves audiences in awe. He truly is a master of his profession.

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