Baby DJ Arch Jnr absolutely crushed his set on South Africa’s Got Talent, with the pint-sized DJ amazing the crowd and judges with his mad skills. The wee tyke was just three years old when he made the appearance on the show, but was completely unfazed by the enormous crowd.
The video of his appearance was a hit online and has been viewed 62 million times so far. DJ Arch Jnr appeared on the show in 2015 and later won the entire season. He has since been building his YouTube channel, DJ Arch Jnr, which now has 1.2 million subscribers. Watch his performance on SA’s Got Talent below.
On the show DJ Arch Jnr drops a range of percussion heavy beats and shows a deft hand on the decks while manipulating the tracks. He closes out the performance by playing One Direction’s “Live While We’re Young” while the judges and audience give the diminutive DJ a standing ovation, followed by the judges hitting the golden buzzer.
The young mix master returned later to the show with a season-winning performance, which made him the youngest Got Talent winner on the planet. The second time around he performed solo on stage, without his dad Glen Hlongwane standing nearby like the first show, but still showed great composure in front of the huge crowd. You can watch the performance below, which has gained 18 million views on his channel.
DJ Arch Jnr, whose real name is Oratilwe AJ Hlongwane, was born on May 3, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father found him “messing around” on his decks when the youngun was just two years old, and figured that his son had a natural talent for DJing. In addition to his achievements on SA’s Got Talent, DJ Arch Jnr was also certified in 2017 by the Guinness World Records as the youngest DJ in the world.
DJ Arch Jnr’s talents have now taken him all around the world as well. He was the youngest act to appear on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, to a rapt reception from judge Simon Cowell. The young DJ also later appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and World’s Got Talent in China. He is now 11 years old and shows no sign of slowing down, as evidenced by his regular uploads on his YouTube channel showcasing his development as a DJ.
Over the years DJ Arch Jnr has really built up his skills as an entertainer and now shows off some real moves on stage. His DJing has also grown by leaps and bounds and he now displays much more complex mixes as well as a greater ability to build tension in the music.
DJ Arch Jnr is releasing his own music as well and you can hear his studio recordings on his YouTube channel. His style is very old school and you can hear more of an ‘80s and ‘90s electronic music vibe in his songs, which makes a refreshing change.