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Chunda Munki

Chunda munki is the alias of 23yr old dj and producer Blayze Saunders. Originating from the east side of Johannesburg, South Africa, and being on the scene for over 6 years, playing alongside some of the biggest names in South Africa, holding residencies, smashing dance floors from mainstream clubs, to some of the craziest ass shakin' events and house parties.. Known for creating sexy groove filled, jacked up beats with just the right amount of energy to keep you on your toes! build-ups that make you sweat with anticipation, and breaks that are capable of giving your girlfriend orgasms!


Currently holding a residency at the underground superclub "Bambu" playing alongside the finest of SA's djs/artists and resident for Joburgs hottest underground house movement "Booth Productions".. playing alongside massive names and the pioneers of the scene in SA, such as: Vimo, Guy Herman & Jon S (Pimp Squad), Roger D'lux, Lady Lea, Mark Stent, Peter Booth, Royal K, Lorenzo (UK).. and many more.. Chunda Munki's successful EP release (FIGURES) on Flexual records, saw the rise of his success with djs and artists dropping his music all around the world.. with the drive for success, an ever growing following of loyal fans, and the talent to boost him, the future looks to be a bright one..
 

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Euphonik

Euphonik is one of South Africa's most successful young dance DJ's with a reputation for being able to please a diverse crowd both in the clubs and on the radio.

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Felix Laband

"Laband is now 31 . Maritzburg-born, Durban-bread and Cape Town-based. He thankfully took up computer music instead of surfing, and was in various guitar-based bands (including Fingerhead and incurable) before having a solo piece included on the Koert Kotze en die Vrouekolonie CD. Laband´s fiendish and phat foray into introspective electronics was highly promising and the highlight of a critically acclaimed project. He also had two notable inclusions on the excellent Sound of the Durban Underground collection. He already produced two fantastic albums, but this time he's going real deep and shows us his “Dark Days Exit“.

As Felix told U.K. magazine “Dazed & Confused“, “That South Africa is a land of weird contrasts which definitely comes through in my music. I'm not afraid to throw things around. A lot of European stuff is quite formulistic, people stick to a certain sound and a specific way of doing things. I try to throw that out of the window.“

Words: Greg Bowes

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Kyle Watson

Musically trained from a young age, Kyle’s foundation has helped him forge a path through the Garage Band generation. Not afraid to step out of his comfort zone, his appreciation for each and every genre of music has given Kyle his unique and eclectic sound – a sound that one would be hard pressed to find anywhere else – and it is because of this that he has secured himself a spot as one of South Africa’s most successful internationally acclaimed dance music producers.

Some of the best and most successful dance producers in the world – top charters like Pleasurekraft, Trickski, Audiojack, Shiba San, Dale Howard, and more – have been supporting Kyle’s music. It is because of this avid support that his music has been released on high profile record labels such as Get Physical, Gruuv and Ultra.

Kyle is a regular guest at Truth, one of the longest running and most respected clubs in the country, and has appeared at Ministry of Sound in London, Mission in Leeds, and more across the UK in cities such as Birmingham, Bristol and Halifax.

His sets are smooth and well balanced, and have evolved into a style of forward thinking house music that borrows from techno, deep house, garage, jacking and tech house.

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Matthew Mole

I'm not the best at speaking, but through music it's natural. It takes up a lot of my time, it drives me, it makes me who I am.

I try to live my life a little differently to the way most people think it should be done. For me, music is very closely linked to that. I like to try and bring my hopes and beliefs through that. What I aim to achieve is for people be affected by my music - in a great way, a way that will make them think about where they're at. Something that everyone can relate to.

If you had to force something out of me, I'd tell you that I play Folk music. Folk music with an Electronic back bone. I have so many influences, ranging from the people everyone's heard of, like Mumford & Sons, to people like Gold Panda.

I hope that this musical adventure, way of life if you will, I'm taking will help you to enjoy whatever adventure you are taking.

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Pop Art

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Welcome to Pop Art.

This is not about the scene. It’s about a creative journey, an experience of live entertainment. Crossing the boundaries of electronica to bring an interactive show that’s coupled with a whirlwind of original music.

Two unique minds unite with influences ranging from indie disco, house, techno and 80s grooves. The combination sees the production and technical skills of Ricky meeting the ecstatic musicality and vocal prowess of Martin, an arrangement that induces a dreamlike state in audiences. Creatively it’s perfectly in sync allowing them to make their way to Sankeys Nightclub UK as well as open for Miguel Campbell, Berlin beat smiths Dr. Dru and Andre Crom. Locally the duo has played alongside Niskerone and Ryan Murgatroyd at establishments that have also held host to bands such as Desmond and The Tutus. Punters across the country can usually catch these two at events such as Park Acoustics, It’s Personal Picnic, Suburban State, ERA Nightclub (CPT), Truth Nightclub, Hot On Top and have recently played their first Oppikoppi (2015) festival and set to play Rocking the daises that same year.

Pop Art’s first release, “Lights Out”, which included remixes from Inxec (Crosstown Rebels/Get Physical) and a backseat remix from Cape town local Dix (Nomadiq Music) saw the duo showcasing their connection with the underground techno and house scene. They then went on to sign with Outcross Records (UK), Miguel Campbell’s imprint. This allowed the two to explore a sound that expresses their love for nu-disco and the French touch. Next was a signing to Jo’burg based Just Move Records where they developed a more mature deep sound. Their latest release “So Alive” sees them teamed up with local House legend Kyle Watson on Sharam Jey’s Berlin based label Bunny Tiger. Besides racking up 50thousand plays on Soundcloud, Sharam has called Pop Art’s remix of “So Alive” his track of Summer 2015. With these releases Pop Art have shown their versatility and vast electronic music knowledge that has them looking into the future and take influence from artists such as Jamie xx, Flume, Chet Faker and the Black Butter Crew out of London.

This is only a stepping-stone to the heights set in sight for these two. Consistently delivering a world-class performance that’s seen them hailed as one of the best live acts in South Africa by both Nomadiq Music and Mixed Apples Blog. Pulse radio identifies the duo as “steadily rising up the ranks with the their unique brand of vocally driven dance music”, a statement that rings true after watching the two do what they do best.

'Too commercial to be underground to underground to be commercial...' 

Yours in boogie

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