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DJ Mujava

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DJ Mujava’s real name is Elvis Maswanganyi, he’s 21 and hails from a Pretorian township called Attridgeville.

He got his break when taxi drivers - who had heard him play on community radio and act as independent grassroots music distributors in South Africa’s urban townships - started spreading his sound in their cab stereos and selling CDs they had acquired from visits to his house directly to their customers accross Pretoria.

His popularity grew and he eventually signed with a well known South African dance music label. Up until now however, he’s not released anything outside the country.

DJ Mujava’s formula on ‘Township Funk’s is simple.

It’s tough, dark, African dance music from the industrial city of Pretoria, South Africa.
It’s perhaps the most infectious dance record you’ll hear this year, echoing the early Warp sound of LFO or the Forgemasters in an uncanny way, almost 20 years on, across continents.

Township Funk was released by Warp Records (and This is Music Ltd in the UK) on september 15th.

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  • levina__

    need link to download mugwanti please anyone i give you the cat :3

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • papel_rayado

    amazing!

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Starless_night

    dude's got one amazing song.

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • myfavouriteband

    this is way better than house! big ups mujava for something fresh

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • no-thanks

    dude's got one song lol.

    3 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Glade-

    hey, could anyone recommend me some South african house/kwaito (whatever the difference between those 2 genres is) along the lines of this/DJ Cleo? I get the impression Township funk isn't your typical SA house banger so some leads would be much appreciated. thanks in advance!

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • Gunbilegt

    FUNK!!

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
  • UltraBoy

    mugwanti!

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • gimesommo

    i love township funk

    4 Jan 2010 Reply
  • tflatron

    I Li/<3

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • corganzero

    well he's torn up the underground electro scene a bit, black or white

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Kabza

    Holy cow, I didn't know white people listened to Mujava... kekekeke, aignt this some shit... He is not very popular amongs South African house musc lovers, myself included

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • 8Boltsi

    Yeea :)

    20 Sep 2009 Reply
  • thirdprofile

    contagious orgasm - realization set in

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ZhangFei

    Always reminds me of my great exchange year in South Africa. I'm gonna see him live at this year's Melt! Festival.

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • K4mpfkoloss

    Holy Shit, Township Funk has to be one of the greatest electro Songs ever...

    12 Jun 2009 Reply
  • niaroz

    Enooooooorrrrme

    6 Jun 2009 Reply
  • indrasickabiez

    Superb...!! Cheers...

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • Ziroj

    here you can hear the song i mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heOR39nGvCM my little sessies were dancing to it, can anybone help me anyway if you dont know it yet, check it out, it's pretty cool

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Ziroj

    does anybody have other songs of this artist??? i used to hear them alot in mij taxi at soshanguve, but now i lost them, i absolutely love the one with the sample from dr dre... anybody??? i also have one more here but i don't know the name, anyway i love what he's doing !

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
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