Presented by: Okayplayer
Saturday, March 21
7:45PM - 8:00PM
92 Rainey St
DJ Spoko was born Marvin Ramalepe, raised in the rural town of Tzaneen in northern South Africa (where he says there was no first or third class,all the same).” He started producing on a PC at age 12,after moving with his brother Kelly Rams Ramalepe to Atteridgeville (a 99%-black township outside the mostly white city of Pretoria) to find their father. They lived in an area called Ghost Town, near Atteridgeville’s cemetery, where as the neighborhood’s premiere producer,young Spoko earned the nickname The Ghost.
Bacardi House has been fermenting for a decade
For three years in the early 2000s DJ Spoko traveled 40 miles south to Soweto, where he studied sound engineering in the studio of Nozinja, creator of the hyper-speed, hip-shaking Shangaan Electro style. After, when Spoko built his own studio back home, he took a
producer named DJ Mujava under his wing, leading to Spoko’s great but uncredited triumph as the perc...