A blossoming artist within the South African electronic landscape and a name firmly on the rise, Cape Town-based DJ, producer, live act, and record label owner Deep Aztec looks set to flourish onto the global house landscape. Having played alongside artists including Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, and Floyd Lavine across South Africa’s leading music festivals and events whilst releasing via Watergate, House Afrika, and Nervous Records, early-July now welcomes the arrival of two new projects – a new label, and his debut album. A celebration of music, life, and love, his twelve-track ‘Healing Frequencies’ LP welcomes a hypnotic and resonant exploration of a maturing artist, curator, songwriter, and collaborator, whilst unveiling a fitting introduction to his new label, MFENGU.
“When I look back at my trajectory from the time I started until now, it is certainly nothing short of a never-ending string of changes and progressions. The journey is full of ups and downs, tears, and laughter. Whenever I’m feeling clueless about life, I find myself reminiscing of my colourful childhood memories. It’s those memories that comfort and remind me that this journey I have taken is because music is what I live for.” – Deep Aztec
The project is rich with creative energy from front to back, stemming from his continual desire to reinvent, rework and innovate. From the smoky and hazy Jazz-tinged territories of title track ‘Healing Frequencies’ to the futuristic planes of ‘Don’t Forget About It’, the oddball stylings of ‘Land Of Kings’ and the rich psychedelia of ‘Polygon Disco’, the twelve track body of work showcases a rich blend of house, disco, and Jazz soundscapes whilst presenting a rich and warm sound palette an array of productions covering everything the growing music lover needs.
Through an expertly curated selection of features from both local and global artists in Dumama, L Speaks, Rona Ray, and Aztec’s own alter-ego James Blond3, the effortless collaborations all feel at home and organic, with each collaborator showcasing an unmistakable voice to transform the South African’s productions into something unique. And in turn, the stage is shared by a producer with innate studio ability, presenting the perfect opportunity for producer and artist to shine and explore new grounds.
Exploring the fringes of diverse and intertwined genres, whilst reinterpreting its roots in house music, ‘Healing Frequencies’ presents Deep Aztecs past, present, and far-found future, opening the doors and journeying into the mind of a rising star’s own interpretation of the genre.
Deep Aztec ‘Healing Frequencies’ (LP) drops via MFENGU Records on 9th July 2021.