Siphe Tebeka

South Africa

Siphe Tebeka

South Africa

Siphe Tebeka doesn’t like being called a DJ. He is the young dance music phenomenon. His sets are more multi-racial. He plays mostly his own material, assembling tracks on the fly. It’s an approach that’s catapulted Siphe Tebeka into dance music. Hard to believe that six years ago, he used to hate house music because of similarity, 4/4 timing. Siphe Tebeka was all but unknown. He grew up in Guguletu, NY 110, 75 kilometres northeast of Cape Town. As a kid he was obsessed with computers, games and toys. When he was 17 he started making awful beats, he was more inspired by Bojo Mujo, Mujava, Casablanca. Every new version of Fruity Loops (demo versions) that was released, he was on top of it every day.

Siphe Tebeka had an interest for music since the age of 15. When he was 16 he decided to dedicate more time to it and began DJing professionally at Public Taverns , parties, etc. He was just doing that for fun, when he was 17 he got a computer from his relative, he started using Fruity Loops 4. During these years, he produced awful tracks under Fruity Loops 4 and Reason 2.

In the beginning of his career as DJ he mostly played progressive deep house, electro and Durban Kwaito, When he was 18, he met Anathi Maphikana, he thought him chords, and then he started to produce Deep house, which led him to electro house, when he started doing electro compilations, Something nobody else did at that time.

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