‘Girls. All I really want is Girls.’ So, the Beastie Boys rapped it, but we’re all feeling it. Or her, rather. Meet Safiyya Bryce aka Funafuji… Cape Town’s little lass whose doing big things, things that make us sweat and smile. Dropping it like the boys and throwing in some extra cheeky feminine flare, she teases us with her dirty style.

Red Bull Academy Third World Perspective Mix by DJFunafuji

It started with dance hall and reggae six years ago, and after a short interlude dedicated to burning midnight oil, Safiyya was back to juggling a hybrid mix of beats ‘n books. She says it best though, ‘I’m a fourth year medical student who also plays bass heavy, phat, wobbley dubstep muuuusak.’

Being a female in this male dominated industry – what’s it been like?
It has its pros and cons. Of course people love seeing a girl DJ but they always expect you to be crap, so in some ways I think girls have to work harder. Being around guys all the time though makes you forget you’re a girl at times!

The ideal crowd?
Sunday morning at an outdoor festival dancing on the remains of their MDMA trip who just want to be massaged by slow, fat, ambient tunes.

What’s your all-time favourite track?
‘Wanna Be’ by The Spice Girls. ‘I really really really wanna zigga zig-ah’

Satirical SoulJah, tell us about the Step Up initiative
Step Up is a collective group project that brought the first dubstep parties to Cape Town.

And besides you, who else is involved in throwing these wobbly dub parties?
The other local residents Binary, Fletcher and Ish, with our ever faithful hype man MC Blotchy Worker Boy.

What turns you on?

Bass physically turns me on.

What turns you off?
Requests of ‘music my friends can dance to’. Idiots.

If you could play alongside someone – anyone – who would he/she be?
Sizzla, I think.

Zulu Chamber by DJFunafuji

What does music mean to you?
What would the world be with out music?

The inevitable question, where is the Cape Town electronic scene headed?
Out into the world. It’s time the world discovered Cape Town.

Safiyya’s a girl from Norwich whose energy is shuffling through Cape Town. Where many are fighting to get overseas, Safiyya’s full of smiles, spreading the love with her beats and humble ways.

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