DJ Mbuso

DJ Mbuso

DJ Mbuso


Mbuso began his DJ career back in 1996 while studying Computer System’s at Vaal Technikon. He quietly developed his skill and searched Gauteng for the hottest music. He started making mix tapes and together with his brother started one of the biggest annual parties in Soweto.

In 1997 he freelanced for various clubs and promoters until securing a residency at Stage nightclub-the most happening club of it’s time. Winning the Camel Vinyl Experience Meltdown in 1999 jumpstarted him into the South African DJ scene.

Early 1999 Mbuso was tracked down by local promoter Brendan Scalen and soon became resident for him at his Lilo Productions events. Early 2000 he was given the prime weekend dance slot on Y-FM (Saturday’s 8-10). To date, this has been the show featuring the most international DJ’s on South African radio.

He has played some of the biggest bashes such as Y bashes, Mother raves, Ice raves Smirnoff Experience, Ministry of Sound, etc… In addition to covering the country with his superb sets he is one of our most traveled DJ’s- playing gigs from The Rex & The Wag in Paris to Babushka in London.

Mbuso has played alongside the cream of local DJ’s including Vinny da Vinci, Christos, Fresh, Glen Lewis, Oscar, Ganyani, Bad Boy T, Ready D, Phat Joe, Stuart H, G-Force… and internationals Little Louie Vega, E-man, Franck Roger, Charles Webster, Andrew Riley, Jef K , Justin Deighton, Cyril K, Murray Richardson, Dave Rowe, Pete Tong, Phat Phil Cooper, DJ Fex, Fresh and Low – another list that goes on and on.

In 1999 Mbuso started working at Sugartrax (vinyl store) and worked there until early 2001 when he teamed up with his current partner Harael. Mid 2001 they bought the store and converted it into their own dance brand – Soul Candi.

Currently situated in Rosebank, Soul Candi has rapidly grown to become one of South Africa’s leading vinyl importers. As well as their local ‘Soulcandi Records’ label they have started a new record label- ‘Phezulu Records’- which is managed from New be used as a platform to build local artists in the international market.

DJ Mbuso was an entrant into the House category with ‘Evolution Of Maf n So’ in the 14th annual MTN South African

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