-The Intimate Story of DJ Caise
The name, Derin Philips might not ring a bell to most people. But his sobriquet, DJ Caise does. The 27 year-old handsome guy is one of the wave-making personalities within the Nigerian entertainment industry at the moment. Innovative, entertaining and eclectic are some words that clearly describe music productions and remixes from DJ Caise. His entry into the Nigerian music scene with his creative blend of local and international sounds to create what he terms ‘GidiHouseMusic’ couldn’t have come at a better time.
Derin Phillips, also goes by the code name ‘Mr Make It Happen’. And he has made ‘it’ happen on several tracks. As a producer, he is known for several hit tracks including Lynxxx ‘International’, and as a DJ, has done some famous remixes such as 2face vs Calvin Harris ‘Implication vs Flashback’ and the M.I. & Waje ‘One Naira’ remix.
Derin is the in-house DJ for the radio station, BEAT 99.9 FM and is signed on as the DJ for Chocolate City, the record label that has artistes such as M.I, Brymo, Ice Prince and more. He is the recipient of FAB Awards 2011 DJ of the Year Award and Dynamix Youth Awards 2011 DJ of the Year. He has thrilled audiences at major shows including MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 and the Big Brother Africa Season 5 and 6.
But unknown to his teeming admirers, DJ Caise boasts of a most enviable pedigree. He is the last of the four children of Engineer Lanre and Chief (Mrs.) Teju Phillips, the former Lagos Commissioner. DJ Caise's grandfather is the world acclaimed billionaire, Ambassador Deinde Fernandez. His mother is the first child of Ambassador Fernandez. This explains the uncanny resemblance DJ Caise shares with his hugely famous mother.
DJ Caise attended Atlantic Hall and bagged a degree in Business Economics and a Masters in Finance from the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom. He is a very humble and purpose driven young man. And naturally, he is quite a catch among most young society debutantes. One of such debutantes that had been romantically linked with him is Jumai Shaba. However, the very dishy DJ Caise is not being linked with any lady at the moment.