There is plenty of music dropping daily, some from artists we have never even heard of and some from artists whom we wish we heard more of. Today we profile and hear music from Bruce Loko, master of alternative house who has created a brand new lease on this widely loved genre!
Born, Nkosenhle Bruce Lokothwayo, Bruce Loko is Mpumalanga bred and Johannesburg based DJ and music producer. In fact he concedes that if he wasn’t living in the City Of Gold, he would be dead. He is a self-made man who knew that music is what he wanted to do but unlike his contemporaries, he took a completely different approach. Being a lover of visual arts and crafts from a young age influenced him to bring these elements into his music and create what he calls “fluid architecture”. His music is a testament to that!
Having been mentored by legend and co-founder of Kalawa Jazzme, Don Laka and Atjazz Record Company Owner, Martin Iveson, the talented producer released his first EP titled Plutonic Cut in 2015. He produced his second EP, Dragon, at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town which led to one of his songs from the project ending up on Kid Fonque’s Red Bull Summer Edition compilation. In 2016 he dropped his latest EP, An Unexpected Journey which is a fusion of dance and electro music
Loko wants it to be known that he is a House DJ, but of a different calibre and all you have to do is listen to his music to discern that. His music is not the typical formulae in House music today but he takes it a step further. He makes music with deep house, jazz and Kwaito roots but with an electro twist. His music is ambient and atmospheric though with so much global appeal but also the ability to remain authentic and nostalgic at the same time. It’s quite a trip!
He is also a music producer who has composed plenty of his hits. His latest song, Live Better Remix was released recently and was originally done by Zaki Ibrahim. Live Better is a fresh tune about
Peep the song below and tell us what you think!
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Also check out this mini-documentary about the remixing if Live Better.