Castro B - FIDELITY
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CASTRO B.
FIDELITY

Castro B self thought musician and DJ was born in East Rand, Johannesburg. He introduced himself to music by making his own tin guitar at the age of 6 copying the tunes the elders in his township played in the streets. The strong influence of traditional music grew on him and carried well into the 90Ùs. In 1995 Catro B got his first PC making his own tracks in his bedroom studio playing and testing them out at parties in the hood.

 

Five years later having Dj'd in many clubs Castro B met comedy gospel singer Philani Mabanga who strongly believed in his talents and engaged him as his producer.

The two of them started appearing together at almost every Philani gig which gave Castro B exposure to a wider audience. When Philani was invited to guest on KAYA FM's Friday AM comedy show he introduced his friend Castro B to DJ Pat Cash who himself is a great supporter of traditional music and the many artists who tend to be forgotten in our modern times.


Castro's commitment with this series of remixes is to honor our often neglected and forgotten traditional artists and to highlight the essence of their music with a sprinkle of 'sugar and spice' from his magic pot of rhythms.

MELT 2000 label boss Robert Trunz said: DJ Castro's Pedi background must be part of his love and devotion for traditional music. I'm humbled to see with how much respect he goes about wrapping the original music into taste- and colorful new rhythmic paintings of highly accessible club hits

 

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples Coming Soon)

1. VUGANI NOBA NILELE  - Castro B & Mantombi Matotiyana
2. HAMBA NAYE -  Castro B & AMAMPONDO
3. FATHER OF MY CHILDREN - Castro B & BUSI MHLONGO
4. BUNGA (Radio Edit) - Castro B & MABI THOBEJANE
5. MOVE SALOP -  Castro B & DELLA TAMIN
6. MADELEZA - Castro B & Mangaliso Maxanjana
7. LET'S TALK SHIYANI! - Castro B & SHIYANI NGCOBO feat. MABI THOBEJANE
8. ULILELANI - Castro B & AMAMPONDO feat. DAVE MAYEKANA & LUNGISWA
9. MANTOMBI'S CALLLING - Castro B & Mantombi Matotiyana
10. THIRSTY FOR HUMANITY - Castro B & ZENA EDWARDS with THE BUSHMEN OF THE KALAHARI
11. MATHABO - Castro B & THABANG LETSATSI
12. DON'T BITE, CROCODILE - Castro B & BUSI MHLONGO
13. SOLIDMA - Castro B & MARITA MABOTO
14. SEKODIKO - Castro B & MABI THOBEJANE & Ntotone
15. INGOMA (CASTRO) - Castro B & VALENCIA KHESAA

Castro B says: I give special thanks to god first, he who made me what I am and for giving me the gift of music.
My love goes to my parents, my extended family, my daughter Londiwe and her mother.

Philani Mabanga - the gentleman who stood by me trough good and bad times deserves a special THANK YOU !


Special thanks to my crazy crew DJ Sprite, DJ Lucious, DJ Zee, Sipho Ngwane, Thami Ngubani, Msotho and Lucky.

My special thanks to Bra Bisa (Mabi Thobejane) for being Africa's best drummer and percussionist and for helping me in the project.
Thanks to Robert and Nico Tando of MELT 2000 for their moral support during my sessions at the farm.

 

altCastro B self thought musician and DJ was born in East Rand, Johannesburg. He introduced himself to music by making his own tin guitar at the age of 6 copying the tunes the elders in his township played in the streets. The strong influence of traditional music grew on him and carried well into the 90's. In 1995 Catro B got his first PC making his own tracks in his bedroom studio playing and testing them out at parties in the hood.

Five years later having Dj'd in many clubs Castro B met comedy gospel singer Philani Mabanga who strongly believed in his talents and engaged him as his producer.

The two of them started appearing together at almost every Philani gig which gave Castro B exposure to a wider audience. When Philani was invited to guest on KAYA FM's Friday AM comedy show he introduced his friend Castro B to DJ Pat Cash who himself is a great supporter of traditional music and the many artists who tend to be forgotten in our modern times.


Larry Muthambi transfered many of the traditional tracks from the old 24 track analogue tapes to computer friendly digital files for Castro B to work on his debut album FIDELITY. Castro's album features Africa's hottest veteran drummer and percussionist Mabi Thobejane who in his career worked with many of the greatest acoustic musicians contributed to soundtracks of Hollywood blockbusters like MATRIX, ANIMATRIX, MORTAL COMBAT and ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO.