Casual Day welcomes Brad ‘ThaCutt’ Tapinos as ambassador

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Award-winning turntablist and DJ Brad “ThaCutt” Tapinos is one of our brand new Casual Day ambassadors.

A successful musician living with muscular dystrophy, Tapinos has pursued his passions and cemented his spot in the local music industry.

In 2012, he participated in the Red Bull Thre3style Championships and won. By this stage, he had already clinched two SA DMC (Disco Mix Club) Championship titles. Running since 1985, the DMC Championships are considered one of the most prestigious turntablist competitions in the world – and Tapinos has already represented South Africa twice!

Tapino is also affiliated with MTV Base, and has been selected as the official scratch DJ for the global music lifestyle channel.

Here is episode of our Youtube series from 2016 ‘Casual Fridays’ featuring ThaCutt interviewed by Tujay Harmonix:

In a bid to grow the local scene, Tapinos also co-founded a local collective called the Spindle Crew with fellow artist DJ Hamma. Launched in 2006, the Spindle Crew consists of fellow artists who have roots predominantly in hip-hop and turntablism. The group also hosts events in and around Johannesburg, collaborating with artists from other South African cities.

According to Brad’s official website, “Spindle Crew are true about pushing the art of hip-hop DJing and taking it to the next level and incorporating all styles/genres of music.”

“Music is the greatest gift life has ever given me. It expresses my mood and it serves as my muse when I need inspiration,” Tapinos says. He explains, “My ambition in life is to share this gift with other people – just with my personality in it.”

Tapinos’ passion and ambition to create other spaces for South African creatives and music really makes him a frontrunner in his field. It’s important that our ambassadors showcase their creativity; we’re proud to have Tapinos as part of the Casual Day family, and look forward to what else he has in store for the year.

 

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Hi, I’m Able the Casual Day mascot and ambassador for disability. I encourage you to see the ABILITY in people and not the dis-ABILITY. We’re all able, we can all live our fullest lives if the barriers are removed. Join me each year, on the first Friday of September and raise funds to support organisations that render services in the field of disability. This year Casual Day falls on Friday, 1 September. Your donation of R10 for a sticker makes a difference and improves lives all across South Africa.

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