Sahil Maharaj known as DJ Statik had developed a passion for music from a young age, constantly exposed to dance music it’s easy to see how he came about in the house music industry. Influenced by a vast array of genres of music DJ Statik grasps his inspiration from all forms of music, his key influences include the likes of Roger Sanchez, The Bee Gees, KC & The Sunshine Band, Erick Morillo, Carl Cox, Steve Silk Hurley, Frankie Knuckles. Driving him to create and explore music of varying genres such as: House, Tech House, Tribal, Techno, Minimal, Funky & Disco House.
Starting of his career as a producer in early 2005 and then bursting onto the DJ scene, constantly impressing the public, DJ's & producers all over the world with his unique productions and exiting DJ sets. DJ Statik has played alongside some of the most renowned names in the music industry in South Africa & Internationally, artists such as: Roger Goode, Jerome Isma-Ae, Ricardo Da Costa, DJ GMT, DJ Kent, Coco Loco, Moss Da Boss, and many more.
In his career he has had the pleasure of playing at some of South Africa’s finest clubs as well as playing the 2011 South Africa Ministry of Sound Tour. With his many appearances on South Africa’s leading radio station 5FM, he has reached audiences across the entire country with a consistent delivery of fresh underground house music.
With support from labels and artists such as Umek, DJ PP, Andrea Mattioli, Stuart Ojelay, Mario Ochoa and many others, he is becoming a regular on Traxsources top downloads charts. At just 23 years of age there’s definitely a lot more to come from this young talent.