Next year's Global Breakthrough in Cape Town, South Africa might be shipping in the internationals for two weeks, but after the tourists pack up and leave, don't think for a minute there won't be plenty of dedicated DJs to fill out the clubs.
One such jock is Dino Moran, a house DJ and producer known for mixing club stompers with African rhythms. He's been leading the dance music pack out of Africa for the last sixteen years, spinning on the continent and as far away as Sydney, Ibiza, London and New York. Pete Tong and Danny Rampling have given props. He's even spun for Nelson Mandela.
Moran is also one of the growing breed of dance producers in South Africa using analog machines, live instruments and the rhythms of Africa to create their own contemporary dance music. But we're not talking world music here - Moran's first release 'Cheza' popped up on a compilation from UK house major Defected.
Clubbing and South Africa? Sounds like an odd couple. So how does a young guy in SA hook into electronic music? RA talks to Dino Moran.