DJ Bally


DJ Bally (Bobai Balat) is one of a new breed of DJs coming out of Africa. He works mainly EDM genre. He grew up on his elder siblings diverse record collection, from soulful 1980s/1990s Hip-Hop & R&B to the high tempo rhythmic progressions of Makossa. DJ Bally thus ended up with a varied musical influences. This reflects in his mixes, which are infused with the DJ's own affinity for the more electronic synth sounds coming out of Europe.

Today this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of this music that he loves best, transitioning seamlessly between genres, from contemporary afrobeats to electronic dance music, hip-hop, trap etc.

DJ Bally’s ability goes beyond turntables. Over the last couple of years he has been honing his craft as a record producer, putting out a long array of music projects along the way. His goal has been to spearhead the EDM movement in Africa while at the same time doing his part in spreading the gospel of Afrobeats music to the rest of the world. His experimental productions are reminiscent of early Diplo.

His mashup series “MashUp Mondays” where he releases a brand new mashup every Monday is currently hosted on The Beat 99.9 FM, a Lagos radio station during the Morning Rush show. He also hosts a weekly online podcast called “Ballystic Radio” where he plays and speaks about the latest songs in various sub-genres of electronic music today.


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Skibo (Bally Shake MashUp)
NGLagos, Nigeria


DJ Bally
Profile added by Oris Aigbokhaevbolo on 18 Jun 2015