Riky’s introduction to the music industry began in a recording studio session with Bongani Fassie. It was by Bongani’s side that Riky was first inspired to make music of his own. He has since become a sought after music producer for artist ranging from MXO to L-Tido.
Fortunately music production is just one of the many tools in Riky’s skill set. He writes, composes, produces and creates soundscapes for his own brand of music, which includes his featuring as a lyricist and often singer. His mixtapes can be found on the internet downloaded by the thousands.
Riky’s Quest for knowledge in the entertainment industry also led him to AFDA where he studied film production. Since, he has helmed a number of music videos and documentary shorts for South African artists as well as shooting videos for himself in exotic locations like the canals of Amsterdam and South African mine dumps.
Yes, he’s also good infront of the camera, often sought after to appear in fashion shows ranging from clients like NIKE and Ben Sherman, Riky has a personality and sense of style that adds to any production. Recently he plays the role of a music producer on DSTV’s latest drama, ISIBAYA. Riky’s character, “Mandellic” is a favorite for viewers of MNETS most watched local drama.”
Tall and handsome with a compelling need to make people dance, whether it be down tempo nonsense or high energy malarchy, Plagiarhythm use a quality over quantity approach to his music with the end result; a crowd of smiles. His fusion of his hip hop roots with his love for house music makes for a very interesting audio journey aptly named, Drunk House.
Thabo aka Kinetic is the dj and producer of the duo. Osborn aka O_So_T is the writer and vocalist of the duo.
We Are Music Connoisseurs on A Journey To Create Love And Peace.
While the name may cause you to think of three large tattooed men, the band actually only consists of two, rather-small, tattooed men, Danilo Queiros and Adrian Culhane, and a very lovely lead lady: Chantel Van T. An intricate, but seemingly effortless, mix of electronic synths with live instruments. Mesmerizing vocal melodies flirt with dark bass-lines and hip-hop influenced drumbeats.
Maramza is the tapeworm inside South African DJ / Producer Richard the Third’s head, rooted straight into into his racial-integration obsessed, white-paranoid, politically disgusted id, leading to an unfiltered outpour of global future bass music. 2013 has seen Maramza remix the likes of Sibot (released through Jarring Effects), play at parties such as Cold Turkey, has an upcoming Ep featuring Ruffest coming out on Bombaada and produced well over an albums’s worth of material including original production, bootlegs and remixes, ensuring that any Maramza set is guaranteed to sound fresh, unique and bass-fueled.
Bateleur is a 6-piece instrumental band based in Cape Town, South Africa. Formed in 2009, they have worked tirelessly at crafting their distinct sound and musical character. Bateleur’s identity lies in their endeavor both to evoke emotion in the listener – to feel – and to create something that challenges the listener. By doing so, this necessarily prompts the listener to attend to the music, encouraging one to actively engage with it. Bateleur is dedicated to artistic integrity of pushing musical boundaries and expanding the conceptions of engaging with music. Bateleur’s entire process is democratic and the band’s musical expression functions as a collective where the focus is on the practice of artistic creation, itself, rather than merely the final product. The collective song writing process results in music with an eclectic mix of experimentation with harmony, melody and challenging song structures, while never failing to appreciate the direct emotional impact of a well-placed hook. Bateleur believes in the sincerity and precision in music and ultimately aims at facilitating the listener’s immersion in the experience of listening to music.
Bateleur has released two EPs, the first being the free digital release Mountain EP in 2010 and its follow up Cargo Cults in 2012. Cargo Cults garnered a large amount of online media attention due to its unique release method. It was a collaborative project between the band and five visual artists each of whom produced art for four unique limited edition LP-sized made from indigenous South African wood which included a flash disc embedded within it containing the music itself. After a period where the public could compete in an online auction to own the, the band released their EP for download through Bandcamp. The release also included a B-Side of five remixes from various Cape Town based electronic producers, namely: Christian Tiger School, Oxblood, Fun Toy, Oltak, and Rub Rubb Rubbb.
Bateleur has played a number of music festivals and tours within as well as outside of South Africa. Festivals performed at include Rocking The Daisies, Splashy Fen, Flamjangled Tea Party, World music festival, Sowing the Seeds, AZGO (Mocambique) as well as the Malawian international festival Lake of stars in which they shared the stage with the likes of Foals, The Very Best, and Biao (of Vampire Weekend). This outing also garnered them a mention in NME.