My music falls in the genre electronica with elements of trance, tribal, fusion and world.
Having lived in South Africa all my life has brought to my music strong elements of world, much like the Buddha Bar Collections and Cafe del Mar - those or Deep Forest or even Enigma.
Lately I have enjoyed composing trance music, its a great journey of self discovery and my insights are reflected in my music!
Infected Mushroom, Moby, Leftfield, Yello, Deep Forest, Morcheeba, Massive Attack, The Buddha Bar Series.
Infected Mushroom, Moby, Leftfield, Yello, Deep Forest, Morcheeba, Massive Attack, The Buddha Bar Series, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Grace Jones, Enigma, Depeche Mode, Cafe del Mar.
Living in South Africa allows one to explore a very wide range of cultures and belief systems. Also, music genres.
I was surrounded by the stuff American be-bop and rock and country on the radio, the Beatles and Abba and all that overwhelming melodrama of Queen, back in the seventies and eighties. Not to mention the Kwaito of the streetwise and almost-always African Johannesburg city slicker; the pennywhistle hybrid sounds and beats of local bands like Mango Groove and the Afro-New-Agey melodies of QcumbaZoo. They were all there, they and the usual crooning of Leonard Cohen and the Moody Blues and the rock ballads of Led Zeppelin a great melting pot of genres and sounds and beats.
I worked as a freelance DJ at venues all over the country, constantly blasting the dance floor with music and all the while working out for myself what effects different kinds of music had on my audiences.
Lately I have enjoyed creating and producing PSY Trance music.