With roots reaching back to his spiritual home of Seshego, a small township in Polokwane, Katlego Ngoepe, better known as DJ Swizz, has emerged as something of a polymath of the deep, driving afro-tech aesthetic in the South African underground house scene.
Taking a liking to house music in the latter part of the 90s a 17 year journey of self discovery ensued, and an assured Swizz emerged knowing that he had to transcend the label of DJ and fill the role of an industry player and tastemaker of a budding sound on the precipice of a mainstream breakthrough.
Swizz describes the sound that most drives him as anything that possesses an inherent spark, anything that awakens within him an urge to dance.
Passionately applying his vision, he has helped nurture and develop the sounds of both Da Capo and Punk, young prodigies in their own right, while unifying their respective styles under the collective umbrella of their label, Surreal Sounds. His work with other artists behind the scenes is proportionate to his extensive catalogue of masterfully sculpted compilations and widely popular podcast series. His almost permanent presence at the birth of new, exciting sounds solidifies him as one of the true visionaries within the industry.
In Swizz's own words, the keys to success lie in "believing in yourself, being different from the others and most importantly, investing in yourself."
"This mix will be influenced by most of the old skool House & some new school tracks as well (1998 - 2007/8), a rare elevation of what House Music created globally. I’ll be going as far as digging some late 90s Africanism tunes from Yellow Productions, some Fred Everything, some Kenny Dope & Louie tunes - Just a diverse range of tunes that added so much impact in the dance electronic universe." - Katlego Swiss
- Kim English - Been So Long (Wamdue Remix)
- Masters At Work feat. Lynae - Life Is But A Dream (Dub Mix)
- Julien Jabre - Deliverance (Moody Mix)
- Big Ben - Sirrus
- Presence - Better Day (Charles Webster Vocal Mix)
- Rodamaal - Love Island (Latin Lover Mix)
- Lovebirds - The Limit
- Lisa Shaw - Telling On Me (Restless Soul Mix)
- Moisture Control - Baby
- Alistair Colling vs. Tortured Soul - When You Find Your Love, Hold On (Jon Cutler’s Dinstant Mix)
- Selan - Gravity (Roots Dub)