It all happened over a Valentines Dance in the Durbanville Civic Centre a few years ago. Armand Vermeulen, a typical inquisitive school boy with a dream to be the next David Guetta, came to DJ Dean, owner of DJ Dean SA, and they had a little chat about music and Virtual DJ software. He asked for my business card after a few minutes and he disappeared onto the dance floor. With a little grin on my face I thought that I would never see this excited and vibrant youngster again.
Little did I know that this would be the beginning of a brilliant DJ career for this former Durbanville High School pupil. A few days after our meeting he phoned me and I was quite surprise to hear from him again. He required equipment for a function and decided to utilize our rental services – visit our equipment tab for more info.
He proved to be very passionate and reliable from the beginning, two things from Armand that has remained unchanged since his employment at DJ Dean SA in the middle of 2010. Armand was always one step ahead of his competitors, spending hours of research on learning music from older genres and discovering new tunes that would suit the wider market outside. DJ Arries had a continued hunger to be the best and today, after being a DJ at our company for 5 years, he is one of the most popular DJ’s in the Western Cape.
Armand has DJ’ed at several popular night clubs in the past, including Watergat in Wellington, Klipwerf Danssaal in Brackenfell, Opskop Vasdans in Stellenbosch and Drie Ankers in Stilbaai. He has climbed the ranks in the DJ industry at a rapid pace, upgrading his wheels from a Corsa Bakkie to a Volkswagen Amarok in the process. However, Armand has remained humble throughout, a value that we treasure deeply at DJ Dean SA.
Armand’s progress at our company makes for an interesting read – he has done a whopping 270 functions in total, of which 110 are weddings. He has travelled to numerous venues and is a favourite DJ amongst many of our regular clients.
DJ Arries uses professional equipment such as JBL, Pioneer, Shure, Chauvet and Briteq. His system is of the highest quality, his neatness is unmatched and he always manages to keep a dance floor filled throughout the night.
When asked which venue is the most beautiful he has played at in the past, his answer was the picturesque Kleinevalleij Function Centre in Wellington. His favourite venue is Eensgezind Function Venue in Durbanville. He has done several weddings at both these award winning venues.
Armand is currently a student and part time DJ. He is the older brother of Renier and Mario Vermeulen. His father sadly passed away 3 years ago and we acknowledge and appreciate the fact that Armand has remained focused and loyal to our company throughout his career.
To view Armand’s shorter profile on our staff page, please click on the following link:
For a view of his own, personal Facebook page, click on the link below: