The king of swing, the duke of dance, the ayatollah of rock ‘n rolla, The host with the most. Highly sexed never vexed and always next, a party guaranteed making it rain on any dance floor. His sets are made up of dragonflies and katydids but mostly chewed up little kids
Robert ‘The Robfather’ Scholtz has been deeply involved in the Music industry for so long, that he was once dubbed a ‘music industry cockroach’ by the head of, now bankrupt, EMI records. Because ‘every time I walk into a new room and turn on the light you’re already there in the corner Rob’
Working in the industry since 1996, he’s DJ’d alongside many of South Africas most respected live acts. From Trompies, TKZ and Boomshaka all the way to Fokofpoliesiekar, Van Coke Cartel, Aking, Taxi Violence, Jack Parow, Bittereinder, BEAST, Lark etc. etc. you get the picture. He’s been interviewed by Billboard magazine, amongst others, and has been in more fights with music journos and corporate record label drones than anyone cares to remember.
Because of his very storied career, his DJ style is eclectic and textured with gems new and old. Well known for being able to read a crowd and give them what they want, he would rather play for the crowd than the blogging chin strokers in the corner.
He earned his DJ moniker through string-pulling and favour trading behind the scenes, to help new and undiscovered DJ’s and bands gain recognition. At a time when they were deemed ‘too underground’, or were just the victims of industry nepotism.
He would like it known, that buying him tequila shots while he’s DJ’ing is not only polite but encouraged…
THE ROBFATHER HAS PERFORMED AT:
- Rock on the Lawns with The Cure (2019)
- Rock on the Lawns with The Pixies (2017)
- 5FM Party Like a Rock Star with Jose Cuervo events (2016)
- STRAB Festival, Mozambique (2016, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- Up The Creek (2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
- River Republic (2015, 2016)
- Rocking the Daisies (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Jose Cuervo, product launch (2014)
- PUMA summer tour (2014)
- Harley Davidson, product launch (2014)
- The X-Games, Cape Town (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Kimberly Diamond Cup S.A Skate Champs (2013 – 2016)
- Aces and Spades, Cape Town (Resident DJ 2012 – present)
- Adidas Football World Cup Fan park (2010)
- Dubliner International fanpark, V+A Waterfront (2010)
- Shared the stage with Trompies, TKZ and Boomshaka all the way to Fokofpoliesiekar, Aking, Taxi Violence, Koos Kombuis, Valiant Swart, Jack Parow, Bittereinder, BEAST, Lark… and more