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Multifaceted Saxophonist Recreates Music We Love, Natz EFX

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DJ/ Producer and Saxophonist Tamsanqa Mbenenge is producing and remixing prolific tracks.

Hailing all the way from Umtata in the Eastern Cape, Tamsaqa who goes by the stage name Natz EFX is a DJ/ Producer who started his music career at the tender age of 15. He used to play gigs for corporate parties and house parties. By the time he was nineteen, he was sharing the stage with some of the most prominent DJs in the country, the likes of Black Coffee and Euphonic to name a few.

2009 nine saw Natz entering the Channel 0 “Next Big Thing” competition where he came out in second place. This then pushed him to start producing his own music under his alias Natz EFX. Soon after this, Natz got his first big break with the song Surroundings featuring Cherrieyes which was picked up by DJ Black Coffee and was added to a compilation which made its rounds locally and internationally.

Natz EFX feat.Cherieyes – Surroundings

This track was released at an interesting time in South African house music, apart of the fact that the track is a banger. South African house producers were starting to introduce that raw sound of piano’s, guitars, and Saxophones. Which saw the rise of the likes of Brazo Wa Afrika with his groundbreaking hit track African Sax. These new introductions of sound saw Surroundings catching fire rapidly and becoming a street anthem.

This was almost ten years ago and Natz EFX hasn’t released anything akin to Surroundings since then. But now he is making a come back and creating invigorating cover versions of popular songs of the day. For example, he recently re imagined saxophone rendition of the Kabza De Small and Maphorisa’s popular song, Emcimbini.

Natz EFX – Emcimbini

Check out Natz EFX’s other renditions on youtube here and you can also check out his website here.

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