Friday 7 July 2017Book Das Kapital
“If you haven’t heard of DJ Das Kapital yet, you’re clearly living under a rock.” – peoplemagazine.co.za
“DAS KAPITAL IS PUTTING SOUTH AFRICA ON THE GLOBAL MAP” – Our Friends
“South Africa’s most in-demand export” – insomniac.com
‘This pierced-lipped, tattoo-sporting producer - who at one point dressed as "a goth that listens to hip-hop and techno" - is well on his way to becoming a pretty big deal.’ – timeslive.co.za
“The ambitious tastemaker increasingly has his eye on the international market and wants to help South African musicians realise their potential.” – Destiny Magazine Top 40 South Africans
Das Kapital Biography:
Fresh from winning the Best EDM Record award at the inaugural DMASA (Dance Music Award South Africa) for his single Bend It, which ended up in the Top 75 Biggest Tracks of 2017, Das Kapital’s release schedule for 2018 looks set to build on his success on both a national and international basis.
The Hit The Club EP, a collaboration with Dutch legend Bart B More, is released in March on This Ain’t Bristol. Already being supported by Billy Kenny, the release looks set to become a big track for 2018.
Time Machine, forthcoming on Night Shift Sound, is set for release in April and both releases follow up Das Kapital’s remix of Radioactive Rhythm by fellow South African producer Haezer on German label Mähtrasher, out in February.
March also sees the release of Das Kapital Presents Overtime 2 on his label Do Work Records. A follow up to 2016’s original Overtime compilation, it features artists as diverse as Strange Loving, Haezer & Holly feat Miki San, D_Know, Master Simz, Sam Mkhize, plus Das Kapital’s own remix of South African hit You Gotta by Evida.
He also continues to present his 3 hour, weekly national radio show every Sunday on 5FM called In Das We Trust. Nominated for Best Radio Show at the DMASA Award, the show brings the very best worldwide talent to the airwaves; previous guests have included Noisia, Plastician, Bontan, Krafty Kuts, My Nu Leng, Rude Boyz, Joe Ford, Murder He Wrote, Chee, Roska, AC Slater, Christian Martin and Night Shift Sound to name but a few. 2017 also saw the first Drum & Bass Special put together whereby Roni Size, Uncle Dugs, Fabio & Kier, the owner of Shogun Audio, were interviewed and brought mixes to the air to showcase old and new in the genre.
As he explained to People Magazine SA:
“I want to show South Africa the best dance music on offer, across the board, because we’ve proven time and again how committed we are to the music. I hope to introduce my listeners to new genres and artists, whilst easing them into the new week. We have incredible local and international guests lined up already, so now it’s just down to showing everyone what I’m about, and what makes In Das We Trust such a special show!”
The show is a culmination of 6 years radio experience where he has focused on the local and international Dance and Electronic scenes. In addition Das Kapital also presents the Ultimix every Thursday night from 6pm on 5FM.
As one of the biggest DJs in South Africa Das Kapital also continues to headline festivals and club nights across the country, bringing a party vibe allied with his excellent technical skills. His brilliant DJ sets, crowd reading ability and infectious energy ensure that nobody is left unmoved.
Headline sets at Namibian, Zimbabwean and UK festivals have brought these skills to an international audience. Plett Rage, Rage Durban, Oppikoppi, Rocking The Daisies, Grietfest, Sonar Cape Town, Splashy Fen, Boat Race, Mad Decent Block Party, Synergy and Ultra South Africa have all seen the devastation that his skills can cause.
2017 also saw his Do Work Records break through into national success with Evida’s You Gotta, Garcon’s All Night with Nicole Solomon and Meant To Be with Joanna Cooke, all being playlisted on national and local radio stations across South Africa. Other singles by Hendrik Joerges with Astryd Brown and Irinami also proved popular.
RVWR with his production of All Hail by Khuli Chana; D_Know with 6 local and international Techno releases and a Top 10 in Traxsource Techno chart; and Tyron Woods with his work on the worldwide Phillips Hue Ad, all made moves from the Do Work family too.
Previously playlisted recordings by Das Kapital include BrainBang, Fade To Light with Kahn (Parlotones); remixed acts include Passion Froot, Master Simz, Bronze Whale, Nick Thayer, Laidback Luke, Corderoy, Sandro Silva, Rob Zombie, The Only, Royal K, Beatenberg and Drumsound & Bassline Smith ft Hadouken.
Das Kapital has also written music for films such as 21 Jump Street and US TV shows.
Destiny Magazine named Das Kapital as one of their Top 40 South Africans to follow up GQ Magazine naming him as one of South Africa’s 35 Coolest People Under 35. The Mail & Guardian also named him in their prestigious Top 200 Young South Africans and he has contributed as a speaker to TEDxUCT in Cape Town.
He is also a brand ambassador for Roland SA and works with Nokia in South Africa
Releases: Das Kapital – Time Machine (Night Shift Sound)
Das Kapital – Bend It (Remixes) (Animal Language)
Das Kapital X Bart B More – Hit The Club EP (This Ain’t Bristol)
Das Kapital – Bend It (Animal Language)
Das Kapital – Do Azid (Do Work Records – Overtime Compilation)
Das Kapital – City Back (Arcane Youth Remix) (Night Shift Sound UK)
Das Kapital X Shortstraw (forthcoming)
Das Kapital & Kahn – Fade To Light (Gallo Music)
Das Kapital & Corderoy – Slap Head (CDRY Records)
Das Kapital – City Back / Callin’ Dub (Night Shift Sound UK)
Das Kapital – Do Azid (Do Work Records)
Das Kapital – Free Trades EP (Do Work Records)
Das Kapital – All Trades EP (Do Work Records)
Caitlin featuring Das Kapital – All Night To Dance (Universal SA
LV, Das Kapital, Okmalumkoolkat – Inhliziyo Yami Izibozi (Hyperdub)
Das Kapital, Subliminal, AXLR – Dive (IM: Limited)
Das Kapital – BrainBang on Power of 5FM 1.2 (Sony Records)
Remixes for: Evida – You Gotta (Do Work Records)
Haezer – Radioactive (Mähtrasher Records)
Master Simz – Take That (Scuf Records)
Passion Froot – Room 4 One More (Obviously Recording)
Murder He Wrote (Love Sick Recordings)
Stoltenhoff & Mike Cervello - Guerilla (Rimbu Recordings)
All Guns Blazing, Sharkslayer, First Gift – Sergeant Africa (Top Billin’)
Corderoy – Dark Disco (CDRY Records)
Bronze Whale – Say You’ll Never Let Me Go (Waxhole USA)
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Feat Christine Hoberg – Hear Me Calling (Neon Records)
Royal K feat Lakota Silva – Love War (F! Records)
Nick Thayer – World’s Collide (OWSLA)
Beatenberg Band – Chelsea Blakemore (Universal SA)
Drumsound & Bassline Smith ft Hadouken – Daylight (New State Music)
Rob Zombie - Lords Of Salem (Geffen / Universal)
The Only – Drag Me Down (MOS Australia)
Laidback Luke ft Wynter Gordon (Mixmash Records)
Sandro Silva – Mach 5 (Mixmash Records)
Stacey Jackson – I Am A Woman (3B1G Records)
Spiritchaser – These Tears (Duffnote)
Kyle Andrews – Turn The Radio Up (Elephant Music)
Hattie Murdoch – Submarine (Porthole Music)
Black Porcelain - Today Is The Day
HeavyFeet ft DRS – Blew That (Stamp! Beats)
Chiano Sky – Home Sweet Home (EMI Music SA)
Nick Thayer – World’s Collide (OWSLA) – Unreleased
Alix Perez – Annie’s Song (Shogun Audio) – Unreleased
Jason Borland – Irie Anthem
PH Fat – Dinosaur Blood
The Wild Eyes – Vampire Radio
Richard The Third – Boss ft Ribone
Jiro Vega – Aqua
Rerubs: Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Press – Highlights
Adam Turner Turned:On Episode 119 featuring D_Know in the mix
Bass Pod on Cape Audio Radio – Das Kapital in interview, RVWR and Phizicist in the mix
Das Kapital Do Azid Record Of The Day on Channel 24 for RTD
Garcon exclusive guest mix on 5FM – In Das We Trust – 18.09.16
Das Kapital CUT FM Interview 16.09.16
After Effect Radio – KISS FM Australia – Garcon & WezKez in top 5 tracks of week at number 3 (14.09.16)
D_Know – Radio FM4 – La Boum De Luxe vom 9.09 – interview and mix
3000 Deep Premiere of Garcon – Ethernet 09.09.16
Das Kapital Interviewed by Grazia SA 09.09.16
Das Kapital Remix of Passion Froot – Room 4 One More
Chuckie DDR 172 Dirty Dutch – supported Passion Froot Room 4 One More Das Kapital Remix
Overtime featured on front of iTunes Store in SA
http://www.entertainmentafrica.co.za/index.php?section=article_id|84949||command|article||subcommand|news||release_type_id|2 (Major Lazer bigs up Das Kapital)
GQ Magazine On Tour With Das Kapital and Do Work Records
GQ Magazine Das Kapital / Do Work Records Competition
Front Cover Your LMG June Issue Plus Article
Pulse Radio South Africa Das Kapital Interview
GQ Magazine Style Piece http://www.gq.co.za/style/640620.html
Obrigado Magazine Das Kapital All Trades EP Review
Mixmag (Biggest Dance Magazine on the Planet) Article
Starved Magazine Feature Interview