Dj Mphoza Mixes

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Profile MPHOZA His intuitive understanding of what works on the dancefloor translates into tracks which emanate energy and emotion. He has worked closely alongside Giggs Superstar on his SAMA-nominated album and featured Mi Casa’s front man J’Something long before the group got showered with awards. Euphonik, DJ Fresh, Oskido, DJ Zinhle, DJ Sbu, DJ Mandla and the late Brett Jackson have given Mphoza’s tracks their stamp of approval by releasing them on chart-topping compilations and championing them in clubs around the country. In 2010 Mphoza was approached by Soul Candi Records and invited to part of the Candi Roots project— a series devoted to showcasing the best home-grown music and up-coming producers. The hit track of the album – Mphoza’s “Moove”. The track was accompanied by an animated video and the results were explosive, cementing Mphoza as a new force in house music. “Moove” joins “On&On” and “Boogieman” in his arsenal of chart-destroying anthems.Mphoza’s reputation as one of the finest young talents has placed him alongside industry leaders behind the decks and at conferences like the South African Music Conference (2010) and the North West Arts Conference (2011). Mphoza has also worked on remixes for respected international producer Atjazz and French house icon Claude Monnet (alongside Culoe De Song).Mphoza’s music is undeniable on a dancefloor— big slabs of bass and delicious rhythms make his productions feel like classics from the first note in. Years of in-studio experimentation has forged a signature sound that merges solid 4/4 dynamics, early deep house influences with Mphoza’s own innovative melodies. Mphoza’s passionate love affair with music becomes apparent when you speak to him. His enthusiasm is so real that it almost reaches out and grabs you. “House has an amazing way of bringing people together and creating a mood. It’s powerful.” he says.Music was an ever-present force in the Motloung household. His father and grandfather both had big record collections— and his childhood was saturated with jazz and soul. As a choirboy Mphoza started becoming aware of music’s mood-altering capabilities. Then, as a teenager, Mphoza was introduced to house at school socials. “When I heard house music,” he explains, “everything changed. I’d never seen music have such a powerful effect on people. Everyone was connected and having fun”.House music expanded in Mphoza’s life eventually becoming his focus and future. He quickly picked up DJ skills but felt the urge to express himself through the music in a more direct way. “I wanted to merge all my favourite elements and create something original”. Mphoza spent many months building his repertoire of skills and made the leap from DJ to producer.Sensing a bright new star, Soul Candi offered Mphoza an deal for his debut artist album which is due for release mid-2012. Taking inspiration from the past yet firmly focussed on the future, Mphoza is here to stay.About the Album ‘Bring Back The Love’Finding inspiration in all styles of house – from deep to progressive and everything in between, Mphoza’s unrestricted approach to the genre has resulted in an album that speaks to everyone. “I didn’t want every track to sound the same. Many house compilations do. I wanted each of the tracks to create a new mood. I wanted this to be an album which people will be able to listen to in ten years time and still enjoy.” Mphoza’s philosophical approach to making music is one of the things that set him apart— “The main motivation behind my music is to make people feel emotion. That’s why I called my album Bring Back The Love because I wanted people to remember how they felt when they first fell in love with house.” Mpoza explains. All signs point to a phenomenal debut.Get ready for it!DISCOGRAPHYMphoza’s tracks have appeared on:SoulCandi Sessions 4 SoulCandi Sessions 4 Politics of Dance mixed by EuphonikOskido’s Church Grooves - The 10th CommandmentDJ Sbu’s Y-lens Volume. 4 DJ Franky The Feminine Touch mixed by DJ Zinhle Jozi Knights Vol. 3 mixed by DJ MandlaDJ Giggs SuperStar’s Deep House Chronicles 4 CandiRoots Vol. 1 - mixed by Mphoza, Cuebur and Hypnosis.

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