February 2012 promomix
01:03:58 sec date added 07-02-2012
01:02:02 sec date added 25-01-2012
AFROBOOGIE aka Nelson
Genre: House, Progressive House
More info: www.afroboogie.com
Labels: Afroboogie Recordings, Twisted America
The start of his career in 1989 was long before dj’s got any recognition, never mind press, he was playing all night sets in Johannesburg’s clubs and later partly responsible for the start and rise of the early raves he swiftly became a respected name in the country’s club circles. A 5 year residency at ESP in Jo’burg, made Sunday afternoons at the infamous club unforgettable as did his own Friday club, Flyhouse. This established him to a point where he initiated and started the release of dj mix compilations and went on to release nine cd compilations in the period from 1996-2002. With a gig schedule taking him to all corners of the country he established himself as a confident DJ, playing major events like Ministry of Sound, ICE, Cream, Womad, Amnesia and Pacha tours, some with audiences close to 20.000 people.
On the production front releases on labels like Defected, Stealth Records, Stereo, Twisted, Audio Therapy and Younan Music continue to push his envelope as a producer and has received support from the likes of Timo Maas, Steve Lawler, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Tom Stephan, Steve Porter, Oscar G, Saeed, Roger Sanchez, Laurent Garnier Chus & Ceballos and even Sasha to name few.
DJ SUPPORT FOR THE LIKES OF: Luciano, Sasha, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Satoshi Tommie, Roger Sanchez, Jr Sanchez, Layo and Bushwacka, Mr C, Eric Morrillo, Tim Deluxe, Nick Warren, Faithless, Orbital and many more! Events: Ministry of Sound, Pacha, Cream, Womad, Mother, ICE, Freedom Festivals, even playing diverse sets supporting bands like the Violent Femmes. and many more.
Although Afroboogie has not yet reached the pinnacle of his career, you are guaranteed to see him climb up the ranks over 2012...watch this space!