It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Aero Manyelo’s music. Just ask global DJ juggernauts, Dixon and Damian Lazarus who dropped his track “Mooki” during a Day Zero set in Mexico early in January.
Dial back a decade and it was Manyelo’s “Mexican Girl” that caught the attention of South African music industry heavyweight, Oskido. He quickly added the track to his Oskido’s Church Grooves 7 compilation, helping secure the song the number one spot on Yfm’s Hot 9@9 chart, and some heavy rotation on the radio station.
Born in Zebediela Limpopo and growing up in Ivory Park township of Johannesburg , Manyelo was influenced by his father’s love of jazz – and his music has a depth that distinguishes it from South Africa’s plethora of house music.