Former WISPA star Annelize Naude was in charge of the music during the World Open in Rotterdam. Having retired from the World Tour, she is now embarking on a professional career in music. Here she tells her story:
I feel privileged to follow my passions in life. Retired recently from playing full time squash on the WISPA tour, I have chosen to follow my other passion in life, Music. It’s not always the easiest route but certainly the most rewarding.
Being a student in audio engineering and DJ’ing on a regular basis I recently had the chance to combine my 2 passions in life, sport and music.
I was given the chance to supply the music during the spectacular World Open Squash 2011 in the Luxor theatre in Rotterdam. Seeing this as a window of opportunity to get into sport events as a DJ, I worked hard to come up with a song and effects to add something special to the event.
Squash is being played in the evening and why not make a dance event out of it. I also wanted to create an euphoric atmosphere for the players and get the diverse crowd involved.
I could not have asked for a better venue and with a sound system like that and sold out crowd. I felt like Tiesto during the event! I am hoping that it was the first of many sport events and am hoping to add some unique feeling to an event from an ex top player’s view.
My official song for the World Open Squash can be downloaded on the following site: www.cdbaby.com/cd/djnudie
I also made a short mix of some of the songs that were used on the final day on: http://soundcloud.com/dj-nudie
See you at the next event!!