The Rabs Vhafuwi DHLA innerview presented by Walts Kay


“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

I woke up one morning determined to go on and take on the world in DHLA mode.Even though we had been making game changing moves such as recently becoming part of The Hive and On our way  to releasing The Cradle E.p (White Stones) there is always an extra mile to achievements and a game changing innerview was the tip on the ice berg.

Born and Brewed in the streets of Venda Rabelani Madula known by many as Rabs Vhafuwi The Afro Tribal House Master. A very humble and well educated being playing a prestigious roll in the house music Scene gave us an insight of who he is and what he is all about. Growing up in the Venda at a young age was “very cool and interesting even though his family was not well off financially his surroundings , friends , family and the music kept him going” he said and us being Deep House Love Affair we took it a little bit deeper with Rabs Vhafuwi

DHLA: Who inspired you to start your music journey?

Rabs Vhafuwi: honestly I remember falling inlove with old school house the likes of Mekonko’s album, Fresh Flavours and Oskido Commandments and just Good Music inspired me. I only got into production because I used to get music for my sets.

DHLA: As Rabs you have a very unique sound and a very good taste
when it comes to instruments (What brought up your kind of sound
like how did you know it was your sound and it was the right one)

Rabs Vhafuwi: Honestly I don't know. It's just probably through my good ear of
music which you can hear when I do mixtapes. I'm very selective
and I'm a slow producer which helps me to really perfect my
sounds and also my interest in indigenous sounds.

DHLA: If you had to describe your music in 5 words what would it be?

Rabs Vhafuwi: I would describe it as Afro, Musical, Dance, Smoothing, Jazzy.

DHLA: There's always room for improvement where do you see
yourself in 4-5 years?

Rabs Vhafuwi: I would like my recording label to be as big or maybe even bigger
than Kalawa and Soulistic. I also want to do a lot of motivational
speaking and advising young and upcoming musicians. I would
also like to have music school.

DHLA: As a Dj there is always something one can do that will WOW the fans do
you ever think one day you will ever have a live orchestra play
your sound (The likes of daddy was my hero, Count your
blessings, V8 , One Day is One day)

Rabs Vhafuwi: Yes, end of this year 2016 I'm starting a Show called The Rabs
Vhafuwi Show and that's where the magic will happen.

DHLA: (And you saw it first here “The Rabs Vhafuwi Show” look out for it)

DHLA: What do you embrace the most about house music

Rabs Vhafuwi: South African Music Lovers, they know when it's good music and
I think our country as a nation is well educated musically. In fact
SA should be the official House Nation

 DHLA: Do you feel the house industry is getting enough recognition if
yes who do you think has leaped us that far?

Rabs Vhafuwi: Very well, the Likes of Black Coffee has really shifted the
boundaries. It's inspiring to know or see where one can take this

DHLA: In the year of 2016 what should we look forward to in terms of
your work, And if you had to have a collaboration which Dj or
Artist would it be?

Rabs Vhafuwi:I'm currently working on my album. It's already sounding like a
million dollar. I have a track with Dee Malice from the UK. There
is a track I'm featuring Winnie Mashaba and MrMo. I would like to
do a track with Black Coffee and Fresh.

DHLA: What was the experience you went through to bring together
one of the biggest house hits in south africa Count Your Blessings,
what were your thoughts creating it what vision did you have?

Rabs Vhafuwi: I was in an emotional state at that time. I was mistreated at my
work place and I was leaving my work and I was excited and
scared at the same time because I was officially going to focus on
what I love "music". A lot of emotions went in the song. You can
dance to it and cry to it at the same time.

DHLA: What words of encouragement would you give to a young and
upcoming dj?

Rabs Vhafuwi: Just keep working and never blindfold yourself. If Lil Wayne has
over 2000 songs and you probably only know 20 songs, it really
means you have to work hard and something Will come out

You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great, from the dusty streets of Venda to being one of the best DJ/Producer the scene of house music is experiencing. We give you Rabs Vhafuwi

Special Thanks To:
Rabs Vhafuwi (for the insight)
DHLA(Deep House Love Affair)
DHC(Deep House Craft)
Kwanda Gumede(TroubleInTheCity)

Done By:
DHLA: Member(Walts Kay)

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