DJ Zafrica was born and raised in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The area is not exactly renowned for its club scene and
Zafrica would regularly drive up to twelve
hours to attend clubs, such was his love for
electronic dance music.
Although great clubs, they didn’t cater for the
music that Zafrica loved and had the greatest
affinity with, Techno & Progressive Electronic.
To fully explore the music he was most
passionate about, he would have to leave
South Africa and visit places where Techno
was more widely appreciated.
At the age of 29, Zafrica moved to the UK, where he got in touch with London
Sound Academy. After completing their Advanced and Elite DJ Course, under the
tutelage of some of the finest DJs in London, his talent and passion for Techno
began to shine through.
Zafrica has since played at some of the UK’s best-known venues, such as EGG,
Ministry Of Sound and Bankside Vaults. He’s also performed overseas in Poland
at Protokultura in Gdańsk & Luzztro in Warsaw.
While climbing the ranks of the Techno DJ scene, Zafrica has been busy in the
studio creating a string of Techno releases. Notably, he has launched his own
record label Zafrica Music and continues to release on other labels in the scene, leaving no stone unturned.
“I have always loved music,” says DJ Zafrica, “I started at the age of eleven playing with cassette tapes and rock music, is has taken me over ten years to get my first proper gigs and start doing what I love. I do this because it brings all people together, and I love seeing people have a great time. Everyone and anyone can do music, you just have to believe in yourself – something that I once lacked.”