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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