RHYTHM SESSIONS duo Edsoul and Fang DaRhythm seem to be treading were others seem to have failed.
Having produced in musical term called ‘Isolators’ they set the benchmark by becoming the first DJs in mzansi to initiate the concept. And from then onwards they created a brand for themselves.
Born Hlalefang Nomganga (Fang DaRhythm) and Edgar Mfaba (Edsoul), began playing music at an early age after an influence from their upbringings and school.
Prior to 2008 Edsoul and Fang DaRhythm were just ordinary local deejays that had passion and love in Sound Engineering.
Eight years later the passion, dedication and commitment within the music made them form South Africa’s next rising music brand The Rhythm Sessions.
Their debut album Music is Love released on iTunes and chartered No5. in August this year, reached No.12 on Traxsource Top 100, within 3 days of its release.
“My interest in music began at a very early age I was exposed to the kind of music my mom used to listen to like Stevie Wonder, Glady’s Knight etc, I loved humming along to the songs, little did I realise that I was falling in Love with that 80’s soul Motown vibe,” says Edsoul, who was born in Tanzania when his parents were in exile at the time.
He then moved to South Africa at the tender age of 3 to stay in Meadowlands, Soweto at his grandmother’s house.
Whilst at Kaya FM as runners and learning the ropes of radio, both Edsoul and Fang DaRhythm met and befriended world house guru and Grammy award winner Louie “Little” Vega, SAs Vinny da Vinci, Oskido and their boss Greg Maloka, amongst others.
But a lot changed when they met another mega superstar Portia Monique.
After producing their own music they came up with the instrumental of their first single with help from Alpha & Olmega, they thought why not give it to Monique, whom they feature on a single Cure.
“We met Portia when she came down to Johannesburg to perform some shows and we had an opportunity to do an interview with her for our show and during that interview we spoke about doing something together and here we are”, says Fang, who was interested in the art of mixing from high school days and would hang around two of his then friends who were known to popular DJs from Alexandra.
Touching You is the most requested and has been featured on Kaya Fm playlist for the past 3 months. The album No Love features another sensation Wanda Baloyi.
Their interview highlights to date are Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Black Coffee, Josh Milan, Selan, DJ Zinhle and Soul Cap.
They play house, dance & electronic music.
Both enjoy long sets as it allows them to explore more music.
Music, they believe, is a spiritual thing, a body thing and soul thing – and that is how they connect with their audience.
Having both qualified from Boston Media House in sound engineering and radio respectively, the duo have build a solid foundation and now part of the Sound Supreme from 14:00 – 18:00 every Saturday and host the last hour of the show on Kaya FM.