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.
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.
Written By: Antelmina’Sola’Piedade