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Resident DJs

Sunset at Chinchilla is heralded with live DJ sets. Come the weekend, the music comes alive as our resident DJ’s hit the decks from late afternoon until sunset. Their singular priority will be to take you on an incredible musical journey from start to end.

Don’t forget to make your booking and capture your own special Chinchilla moment.

DJ Tess

Tess’ passion for deep, soulful, sexy and sensual house music comes to life when she’s on deck duty. It’s never work for Tess. She loves to play to a live audience where she can share her passion and global music collection with like-minded souls. A global traveler, with global residencies, Cape Town is where Tess loves most to play. And there is no better place to play than outdoors from late afternoon until sunset. There is no better soundtrack to sunset. Chinchilla rooftop café & bar will be Tess’s home every Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Please join her as she shares her music journey creating magical Chinchilla moments with you.      


Hanel has worn many hats in the South African music industry, from booking agent, festival owner, line up curator, producer to dj she lends herself to a variety of music genres, not letting herself be pigeonholed to one specific sound her versatility and ability to read the crowd, has seen her play at Corona Sunday Sunset Sessions, Chinchilla, La Parada exploring a more deeper, laidback spectrum of music, to up tempo electronic sets at TAU and Reset nightclub, through to edgier, but still with very much her own flavor of unique electro, deep techhouse/techno at Destination Saturn (Modular).


After a Music sabbatical. Shannon is again back on the decks with her unique light deep house sets & vocal well known tracks that will transform your sense of sound. Shannon, once recognized nationally as Cape Towns most in demand DJs having held her own against many industry legends. She had a whirlwind of success since she began her career and earned her position as one of Cape Town’s most well established & sought after DJs. You can expect the best summer grooves for cocktail hour. Songs to suit Sunshine & Sunsets!

Valve State

Valve State is the brainchild of Richard Marshall, Lee Thomson and Jason Reolon three, of Cape Town’s most respected and dynamic musical minds. The combination of the DJ and jazz musician is refined in what is at once an engaging, sophisticated and extremely pleasant to listen to. Through a combination of effects, samplers, CDJ’s, laptop computers, keyboards and trumpet the trio have refined the art of blending live, improvised jazz with modern electronic music. The trio have performed shows in every imaginable circumstance and have experienced a recurrently warm and receptive response to their shows, from arena sized stages to the most intimate of settings. Cape Town and South Africa have been tours extensively, as well as Ibiza, Europe and the US.

Ian Skene

Ian, how to put into words the way with which this guy conducts dance floors/chill lounges across the country is nearby impossible, for it’s something you have to experience first-hand if you have not already been afforded this pleasure already. It’s not just music, it’s not just another fly by night set by DJ’s just going through the motions, He will take you on a rhythmic journey whereby you get to feel the passion, soul and story of the songs harmoniously heartening your eardrums.

Katie La Femme

Seemingly mysterious, this femme has a lot to say when she gets behind the decks, speaking in a language of broken beats and melodies. Katie La Femme’s style is constantly evolving as she finds pearls of influence and inspiration everywhere she goes. Speaking sounds of progressive melodies to deep underground dub techno and downtempo, oriental, native tribe, neoclassical and Ibiza sundowners. With regular summer sets of 2019 at Chinchilla Camps Bay and Grand on the Beach, previous sets at ERA nightclub, Reset & many others in Cape Town.

Anthea Scholtz

Anthea is one of those DJ’s who is the epitome of what todays musical landscape should be. With a world full of “anyone can be a DJ” mentalities, Anthea is a breath of fresh air – A multi-layered and passionate house music fanatic and all round music lover. At face-value Anthea embodies elegance and confidently carries the flag. A humble person who understands that with the ever-changing music scene, one must be judged on their passion and the ability to make a set or song flow effortlessly.

Craig de Sousa

Since 1996 one name has been synonymous with House music in Cape Town, South Africa and indeed in territories all over the world: Craig De Sousa. A true staple of the beginnings of the genuine House music scene, Craig has enjoyed a career that has seen him tour his homeland extensively and enjoyed sets in countries all over the world. He is regarded as the DJ who ‘wrote the book’ on successful compilation albums and has been the force behind no less than ten of these exhibitions of house music from both local and foreign beat makers. His latest offering Audio Flux 2015 has seen Craig reach #1 on Beatports Top 100 Mix Charts. He has enjoyed a close relationship with UK based house music label extraordinaire Drop Music for the best part of a decade and has kicked off one of South Africa’s most reputable House music record labels Heads and Tails Music.

Ron Rowley

You’ll hear him saying the words “vibe” and “cuz” a lot. You’ll hear his infections laugh from across continents… a lot. You’ll hear bangers & whippers sounding from his corner playing anthem to the idea and mere whisper of having in fact, a banger… a lot. Ronald Rowley, DJ and one third of Cape Town party brand Strange Loving. The original Durban party boy, finely-tuned in the art of the unexplained & extraordinarily good times had found himself greasing the cogs of legendary Durban clubs 3-30 and Tilt when it all began. Collecting vinyl and forging friendships, also a strong-point of R.R would have him be one of the first to clamp a residence at Origin and collectively securing residencies at Czar & Tilt. Inadvertently this rooted R.R in the playgrounds of producers he grew up on. To name, Inland Knights , Da Sunlounge, Kinky Movement, Toka Project, Lawnchair Generals and Jay West. But Cape Town, the unforgiving, was calling.

Dino Moran

Mozambican born Dino Moran established his name and professional career in the early 90’s, and has since then held his position as one of Africa’s most internationally influential and respected DJ’s. A true globetrotter, He has headlined clubs and festivals in 38 countries.His 129 original studio productions have been released on many major international labels like Defected, Perfecto, Pacha, Stereo and Milk & Sugar. In his busy 22 year career Dino has not only learned how to read a crowd like a book but has developed a very clear understanding of how different types of music create strong perceptions of a club, brand or event and goes to great lengths to ensure the style and tempo of music he plays will create the desired public perception of the organisation he is performing for. In short, Dino Moran is one of the true leaders in modern music and believes that his legacy should be created by word of mouth based on hard work,reliability and exceptional performance.


South Africa-based, Israeli born Producer/DJ Dino live musical genesis traces back to his early childhood where he began playing the violin and would later go on to conquer the drums and soon learned the art of Dj. In 2013 “DinoLive” began to DJ at numerous bars and clubs around Tel Aviv, and began to develop his signature sound of infused musical genres, incorporating traditional bongo drums and electronic hand drum synthesizer. He performed under the stage name “DinoLive” and released EP’s with labels such as Joy Records and Asymmetric Dip.

Tanya Vee

Tanya Vee is a Cape Town based DJ who has fast become known for her unique musical style, a blend of Melodic and Percussive Deep and Tech House. After completing a Pioneer DJ Course in 2017, it wasn’t long before she earned herself regular gigs at some of the best clubs in Cape Town. Her first season in Cape Town saw her secure three weekly residencies at prominent venues in the city. At the beginning of 2019 she travelled to Vietnam where she played at the famous Sailing Club Beach Party, and shared the stage with some of Vietnam's finest talent. Since then she has appeared on Bush Radio's Saturday night show twice, played her first festival and opened for well known Dutch Producer & DJ, Alex Cruz. Now a regular face on the Cape Town DJ scene, it seems 2019 has a lot in store for Miss Vee. Watch this space.

Chinchilla Moments

Imagine chilling out on one of Chinchilla’s comfortable sofas, overlooking the sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, whilst listening to Chinchilla’s grooves, sipping on cocktails, and nibbling on your cafe-style favourites. NOW that’s a Chinchilla moment- a special moment captured forever.