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TRNSD Sound & HYPE Magazine Presents Session 012 – Muzi

We have got so much talent in our beautiful land, I’m so truly honoured to be writing about our very own South African gem who was recently flying our flag high in Europe during his tour. Our artist for the TRNSD Sound x HYPE Magazine Session 012 is KwaZulu-Natal-born DJ, producer and songwriter, Muzi Mazibuko.

It’s been a minute since I have heard an album from the very first track to the last one and enjoyed every single track on it. His proudly African album has dope tracks such as, “NuDay Ft. Okmalumkoolkat,” & “Sebenza,” which  are jams that will have you doing the most.

The instrumentation that he has incorporated in a couple of his tracks will make you understand why he titled his album Afrovision. Our artist of the month has a natural gift to create phenomenal music by incorporating th traditional African drums & vernacular, although you may not understand what is being said it is still feel good music that appeals to everyone.

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What gave birth to your second album Afrovision and why that name?

After staying in Berlin for two years, I came back home and was so inspired by the energy and culture. I re-immersed myself in it all as I had felt disconnected from it when I was away. Soon after, the creative juices started overflowing and 16 months later, Afrovision was done. 

The name just felt right, it’s me painting a sonic picture of how I feel modern African music should sound like. Doing my part and adding to the dope vibes African artists are doing right now. 

What inspired you to get into the music world?

I grew up in a very musical family so I guess that had something to do with it. Dope ass music was always playing at home and I guess when it was time for me to find ways of expressing myself, music was just there. 

What’s the wildest moment you have ever had whilst performing/DJing?

An encore. I had that recently during my UK tour, people screaming your name and asking you to play more music even when your set time is done. Priceless. Also, seeing people sing my lyrics is a trip. 

You are currently touring Europe at the moment which country has been your favourite & what’s the vibe like? 

Swindon has been dope. That’s where WOMAD was, it’s a festival where a lot of experimental music is played so people are more open to new things. I fit right into that. 

A good day for Muzi is when… 

A milkshake is all ice cream and no milk. 

Where do you get your inspiration from? 

I can’t really put it on one thing. I’m always creating but I have to live life and experience things for me to be inspired by new ideas, new sounds etc. 

What do you want people to walk away with after listening to your set?

There’s more dope vibes coming from our industry than what you’re force-fed on a daily. 

Music to get high to… Muzi – Bantu Space Odyssey

Favourite piece of tech… My cellphone. 

Music to play at the afterparty when it’s 6am and the sun is beginning to rise… Muzi – Nu Day

Favourite hangout spot… In Joburg, my place. In Durban, the beach. 

A Musician/DJ you’d want to collaborate with… Zoe Modiga and Sjava. Really want to work with them. Add my Electronic Maskandi vocals in the mix. Could be fire! 

 

Written By: Antelmina’Sola’Piedade

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TRNSD Sound x HYPE Magazine Presents Session 011 – Sean Munnick

For our 11th segment of TRNSD Sound & HYPE Magazine sessions, we feature well known Joburg based electronic Producer and DJ, Sean Munnick. He started on FL Studio in 2003 and hasn’t looked back ever since. Sean is currently signed to the iconic Dirtybird label, based in San Francisco, USA.

We asked the homie to do an exclusive mix for us and you can find out more about the artist in our Q&A interview with him here:

We commonly know you as Sean Munnick, who is Nigurr?

Nigurr is a 2012 alias I came up with because I got tired of my beats being rejected by labels, so I thought I’d do my own thing by mixing Bass House produced by myself and laying popular acapellas over them. The UK market got onto it and that’s how I found the sound I’ve been making is what was called “G-House”

What have been some of your most memorable gigs and why?

Most memorable gig to date has to be the Boiler Room gig, mainly because I’ve always envisioned myself on there ever since I found out about it.

Do you have any projects that you’re currently working on or planning to release anytime soon?

I am currently working on a 10 track CD for House Afrika and Mzansi House Vol 8 which releases this year, not too sure on the exact date. I’m also working with a few guys from PE & Cape Town on some rap/trap music to be released in 2018.

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What’s in the mix you made for TRNSD Sound x HYPE Magazine Sessions? 

This mix contains all the sounds I’m currently listening to, to expand my musical knowledge and taste.

Favourite sneaker brand…

Favourite sneaker brand has to be Nike, that’s only because of the Airmax 90, the comfort, the colour ways. Timeless.

Favourite hangout spot…

My favourite hangout spot is Cafe 420 in Sandton, because it’s so chill there. I can really take some time out to think.

Favourite piece of tech…

For this I’d have to say the Pioneer XDJ, because I still do love DJing and it’s a nice on the go DJ setup

Music to play at the afterparty when it’s 6am and the sun is beginning to rise…

Haha for this I’d probably play some of my deeper house sounds just to create the perfect atmosphere as well. Like ‘Respect my Hustle or ‘Should Have Known’, those would go in at that time I feel.

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TRNSD Sound x HYPE Magazine Presents Session 006 – FKA Mash

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For our 6th installment of TRNSD Sound and Hype Magazine Sessions, we feature up and coming DJ and Producer Mash Lekgothoane who goes by FKA MASH. We asked him to do a exclusive guestmix for us as well as give us a brief lowdown on what inspired his latest offering, “PRJKT 2”

Listen to FKA Mash exclusive guestmix here:
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“PRJKT 2 is the second installment from the PRJKT SERIES by Fka MASH, which is a platform I set up for myself to showcase my sound using various styles of electronic dance music. It was released on Stay True Sounds. PRJKT-1 can be found on my Soundcloud page. PRJKT 3 & 4 are coming soon.”

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“The inspiration behind PRJKT 2 was mainly my love for good melody coupled with a memorable groove. ‘Another Glitch Dub’ was the first song, the rest of the songs were modeled around the sonic structure of Another Glitch Dub. The titles of the songs are self explanatory in terms my head space I was making them. My songs are generally heavily influenced by my mood. My music is my outlet.”

Where to find FKA MASH:

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