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Machela Given Motumo aka Funk DeepStar Botlokwa / Limpopo born & now Pretoria based Funk DeepStar is an excellent humble and down to earth Deep House DJ, Been in the scene since 1998. 

If you have heard of Funk DeepStar only in the past few years it doesn't mean he is a so-called "newcomer". He has built a rich and solid profile through the years, starting back in the early 2000's, collecting vinyls at the age of 19. He got deeply into electronic deep house sounds with influences from Glen Lewis after first listening to his weekly mixers on Metro FM back in the 90's. During his high school day Funk DeepStar was a residence dj at a local club Matoks by Nite where he played alongside local djs JJ & Valley. After completing matric Funk DeepStar attended Sound Engineering in JHB where he graduated for his diploma. 

Get this party rocking and Nathan Haines - Squire for hire are some of the first records he collected at Soul Candi Rosebank in 2003. He along local & dj friends Master Ryken, Moshe & Heavy T hookup events to bring the youth of botlokwa together since 2004, He is one of the A Team member responsible for the annual TGIF that happens every last Friday of the year.

He has built a reputation as an exciting and formidable Deep House DJ and together with his monthly podcast " Deep Groove Sessions - Let's play House" and frequent guest mix on Deeper shades of house hosted by Lars Behrenroth and club appearances has spread his mixing and track selection style from the SA, US, Brazil, across Europe, to Asia and beyond. In 2012 he was crowned the first official Deeper Shades of House DJ & signed to Soul Candi Records. Thus far he has released world-class deep house albums. He is the brand Ambassador for CIPO & BAXX SA.

He has shared the stage with both international and local DJs the likes of Manoo, Atjazz, Ralf Gum & many more.

Album compilations:
Soul Candi Deep House Chronicles7 "Lets Play House". / 2012
Soul Candi Lets Play House Volume 1 / 2013



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B&G Crew ...... 

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Lets Play House

The crew consists of five talented house artists; namely; Seeiso “DJ Tea” Kgoe, Speedy Leballo, Keletso “Fingertip” Vinger, Tshepo “Black Wave” Sebidi, and Flava Urban Knight.

Their music’s fresh approach, which has let them to be dubbed Free State funk house music, has not only earned them dance floor credibility. 



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Rudo Deep...

Rudo Deep well known as Phakamani Mazibuko to fellow friends and relatives is a young producer hailing from the east side of Johannesburg.

 As a young boy He always involved in musical activities during his early school years. He started by joining the choir when He was 8 years old and that’s whe HeI fell in love with the piano and was intrigued by the soulful sounds it brang. At a later stage took piano lessons and drum lessons.

First started producing hip-hop beats at the tender age of 14 and already had a chance to meet up with some of the well-known acts in the culture of hiphop.At the early age of 16 his passion for house music began, He started mixing and collecting house music with a couple of friends. Every Friday we would have a mixing practice session then on weekends we would go and deejay in local pubs free of charge.

During the period of 2010 He was slowly and fairly being noticed by people from my hometown because we used to hold different kinds of sessions in local pubs.

 In 2011 He became co-founder of a group called “Loose Grooves “which made a name for itself and consisted of five members. Resident deejays for local spot in Johannesburg called “Pata Pata” and that’s where we started going around different Pubs/Clubs.

After a long period of producing music, He was later discovered by Infinite boys(Kalawa) and mentored by Sculptured Music (House Africa).I worked on a number of remixes and original works which were showcased on “Afrodesia mp3”and Vogue sessions hosted by Infinite boys.

He has worked with : Nozipho,Kruna (Metro FM nominee),Moodyfreaks,Oscar P (USA),Imaani,Dino Michael (Good Hope FM),Georgy(Khaya FM),Infinite boys (Kalawa),Sculptured Music (House Africa) and many more.

 Releases: “You me and deep”(The Evolution of House) mixed by the Moody freaks available in all good music stores, “Revillation”and ‘Emotions’ (Tribe Records)

 Bookings:  / 078 992 1780