Guest Post: Shangaan Electro creator Dog (Nozinja)

Shangaan Electro creator Dog (aka Nozinja) says:
He's the top cat, I'm the top dog. Sometimes he goes by TC but his performance name is DJ Spoko. His real name is Marvin. The name of the song here is "Mzansi," a nickname for South Africa.

The style is a new version of the original South African house music, it's called "bacardi house." Bacardi house became popular recently in Pretoria. It was started and named by DJ Spoko. Bacardi house shows some of what's distinct about Spoko's style.

I first met Spoko because his cousin is a friend of mine and he said to me, "My uncle's son want to be an engineer." So that's how he brought Spoko to me. I trained Spoko to be an engineer in my studio in Soweto.  From there, after three years, Spoko graduated to make his own studio in Pretoria where he started making Bass and Drums house music like that song "Township Funk" [by DJ Mujava]. Spoko was Mujava's teacher in Pretoria. We're all Shangaan.

Do you know "Township Funk"? Spoko made the rhythms and other parts on that song. That's THE dance song that many people know, but they don't know that Spoko was part of it. Spoko is the talent, it's his sound.

MP3: DJ Spoko: "Mzansi"

Tags: nozinja, dog, audio, guest posts, guest artists

Posted by alteredzones on 08/25/2010 at 2 p.m..

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