- SIMON BOITUMELO MOSIA AKA DJ FUNKY T : WE WELCOME YOU IN THE PURPLE MUSIC FAMILY.WE RECENTLY RELEASED TWO GREAT SONGS OF YOURS : CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THESE PRODUCTIONS ?
Had an honor to work with two most amazing vocalists on both songs respectively, worked with South Africa’s Mpho Masilo on a track called ” Your Love” and Uk’s FiL Straughan on a track called “I Am Blessed”.
My musical relationship with Mpho dates back to 2011, a mutual friend introduced us, we clicked immediately & we were of the same musical hue, we recorded a few tracks together, yielding to a better understanding of each other’s musical prowess, so it was a no brainer that when i was working on the track, I kept hearing her voice in it. Initially, I only had an idea for the hook/chorus and the idea quickly spawned to a testimonial revelation about my spiritual relationship with the most high and about my then emotive situation & experiences.
I wrote the music and the complete lyrics, I then forwarded what i had written to Mpho (including the beat), she instantly loved the idea and could relate with the message, we then made time to record the song a week later and the outcome was a groovy uptempo Gospel House Groove that’s appreciated in different parts of the world currently (now Playlisted in various radio stations across the globe).
On the second song called ” I Am Blessed” I worked London’s best kept secret FiL Straughan. The song is also gospel house 4 by 4 subliminal Groove with lyrics filled with gratitude & praise, vocal written & performed by FIL Straughan( Recorded in London, UK).
I connected with FiL after discovering his music on Soundcloud in 2015, we started conversing and giving remarks about each other’s music, the relationship morphed into that of a brotherhood, resulting in to our eventual collaboration.
- WHEN DID YOU START BEEING A DJ ?
Well, I’ve always been lover of music & rare grooves connoisseur but started collecting/buying vinyls around 2005 and started Djing in 2006, I had friend whom i shared a very deep mutual connection & passion for the music, we both fed off each other’s passion for the craft.
- AND WHEN DID YOU DECIDE TO DO YOUR FIRST PRODUCTION ?
As per typical evolutional norm, it was only natural for me to gravitate towards wanting create my own beats and enhance my knowledge base within the craft, I always loved playing “sick” never been heard before tunes. initially i would merge or do a mash up of different songs with different accapellas to create beats no 1 had but that quickly expired as groundbreaking means for me, I then wanted to create something unique, something i can created on my own from scratch, that’s when I started teaching myself how to produce(watched a lot of tutorials till I felt I could hold my own). Made my first complete track in 2007…
- WE KNOW THAT SOUTH AFRICA HAS A GROWING BIG HOUSE MUSIC SCENE :WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT ?
House Music is a mainstream genre here at home and multi faceted too.
Afro influenced sub- genre has a higher commercial trajectory but the electronic influenced house vibes are quickly gathering momentum and breaking grounds.
The people are becoming more survvy about the alternative sound.
The underground scene is forever growing despite the sloth from traditionalist status quo , Deep house festivals & movements are popping up all over the country.
Big Corporates are now partnering and endorsing artist.
Artist are now brand survvy & now more professionally astute.
- -DO YOU HAVE A LIFE Motto ?
My mantra is “Impossible is nothing”
- DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN RECORDING STUDIO OR STUDIO ANY Partner ?
Well, my setup is that of a bedroom studio but I have never let that be an obstacle to create A-grade high quality sound… I’m also in a process of Finding office space and expand my record label “Funky T Music”
- ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST DREAM IS…
to travel the world show casing my music, and like any other driven artist, i am gunning for that ultimate musical honor of a Grammy nomination & have song on the Billboard charts.
- ONE OF THE BEST HOUSE EVENT IN SOUTH AFRICA Is.
Well, in terms of festival events.
“Rocking The Daisies(Cape Town) ” / “Spring Fiesta(JHB)/ ” It’s Personal” (JHB) / “Corona Festival (Cape Town) / ” Ultra Fest” & “DJ Nation(Taung) are pretty much at the forefront of the scene currently.
- HOUSE MUSIC
is more than just music, it’s soul thing, a body, a spiritual connection.
- WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THE PIPELINE FOR THE SUMMER?
Currently working on my debut album called “Reincarnation” featuring artist such as Sara Devine/ Wanda Baloyi/Nontu X. /FiL Straughan, Elliot /Mpho Masilo/Ms Kelle/Karen Benord (who has worked with A-list artist such Chaka Khan, Mary J. BLIDGE, Erykah Badu and more). Still to have few groundbreaking collabos to complete before I drop the album. Will also be embarking on my maiden European tour later this year.
Will be attending ADE (Amsterdam)
My label “Funky T Music PTY- LTD” will be releasing its first vinyl press worldwide.
There’s a lot of staff in the pipeline but I will reveal at the right juncture.
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