Digging up rare vinyl grooves in the city of gold, DJ Okapi brings a forgotten era of South African pop music back to life, turning a new generation on to the synth-fuelled ‘80s disco known as bubblegum and the unique downtempo kwaito grooves of the ‘90s. Based in Maboneng in downtown Johannesburg, Okapi runs the record store and re-issue label Afrosynth Records. He has also co-compiled collections of South African music for Rush Hour, Soundway and Cultures of Soul.
Boiler Room London: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpAxahmkX8s
Boiler Room Collections: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9hXhdF4LHQ