We are delighted to kick 2015 off with a mix from an exciting young talent hailing from Witbank a.k.a. “place of coal”, situated near Johannesburg.
Siyabonga “Ofuren” Ngwenya first caught our attention via a guest mix which was broadcast on a community radio station early in 2014. An unexpected and unashamedly deep set that revealed a strongly-individualistic ear, we immediately reached out and connected with this kindred spirit.
Ofuren is a producer first and foremost – and has been releasing music since he was 19. He also curates for Roots Go Deep, which boasts a healthy discography featuring a host of like-minded local artists. Last year saw the labels first vinyl offering, a superb collaboration EP by Ofuren and Fred Buddah, and this was followed up with an outing on the revered Deep Explorer imprint.