Themba Digs into his Heritage

“I used to be intrigued by way of any piece of tune,” he says. “Again then it used to be CD, cassette and vinyl. My first DJ gig used to be by way of natural probability when I used to be 14yrs outdated and a chum who knew I accumulated requested me to return to DJ at his sister’s party. I fell in love with the artwork and craft of enjoying the tune I like for other folks from that second. It were given severe in my first yr of Varsity once I landed a resident DJ gig at WhoZoo which used to be the most important membership in Johannesburg.”

Nowadays, he describes his sound as eclectic — closely influenced by way of African sounds but in addition international. He says that is a thrilling time for Afro-house.

“The point of interest on it’s nice and the tune being launched by way of everybody who loves and enjoys it’s also nice,” he says. “I simply hope the present momentum the sound has assists in keeping going sturdy, but it surely’s surely on track this present day.”

His newest free up is the Heritage EP.

Heritage is a challenge the place I’m bringing the tune I grew up taking note of, the heritage of my roots, to the trendy day,” he says. “It’s a number of edits that includes mythical African musical heroes, particularly Fela Kuti, King Sunny ADE and Shina Williams. We put numerous time & effort into growing gorgeous hand-crafted paintings to go with the tune. Musically it’s a dream come true for me, and I’m so excited for the remainder of the sector to listen to this as I’ve been been getting nice reactions in my units during the last three hundred and sixty five days.”

Taking a look forward, Themba has lots deliberate for the rest of 2022, going into 2023.

“But even so rising musically and as a appearing DJ, I truly wish to plant as many seeds world wide, enjoying in as many new territories as imaginable to show the sector to my tune,” he says. “Unlock sensible, following on from ‘Stomp Your Toes’ is the Heritage releases, then I’ve some other unmarried ‘VhaVenda’. One thing else I’m truly serious about is a restricted version double gatefold vinyl of my debut LP ‘Fashionable Africa’, and to spherical off the yr, 2 remixes of vintage residence tracks- Kerri Chandler ‘Bar-A-Tym’ and Bob Sinclair ‘International Hang On’. I’m now running on ‘Fashionable Africa Phase 2’ which I’m generating right here in Ibiza, and truly having a look ahead to presenting that during 2023.”

Themba Digs into his Heritage: Themba’s Heritage EP is out now.

Updated: August 31, 2022 — 1:22 pm