26-year-old Bongeka Maphukatha from Johannesburg, South Africa is possessed by the ghosts of the moors. These ancient spirits transform her from a friendly call centre agent by day, into a fierce vinyl wielding hip hop DJ named Moorish B at night, whose reputation as a turn-up DJ created a buzz on social networks recently after suddenly appearing in the DJ scene early this year.
This happened within a space of six months after her graduation from the strictly female DJing school Fuse Academy in downtown Jozi in December 2015, Moorish B secured multiple one hour sets during 2016’s winter season at upmarket cocktail bars like Capellos FourWays branch, Liquidchef Chef in Rosebank and the annual hip hop culture festival Back to the City 2016 attended by 20 000+ people in Joburg to name a few.
Unfortunately, Bongeka’s demanding 9 to 5 job in the customer care industry, which requires her to work 7 days a week, or more than 8 hours a day sometimes, combined with the back to back bookings that were rushing in, forced her to time out from DJing and turn down gigs for a couple of months.
“I apologise to event organisers whose gigs I turned down, and to any fans who are disappointed at Moorish B’s absence from DJ line-ups around Jozi. But my demanding job and the music venues requesting my booking contract happened all at the same time and it eventually became too overwhelming. But I’ve found balance now and all I want to do is to jam dancefloors again.” Bongeka Maphukata/ Moorish B
She’s back with a fury, her latest mix; Trap and Trill which dropped a fortnight ago is testament to this, created using basic DJing equipment; a four-channel virtual DJ on a 2 channel Numark pro2 controller, Trap & Trill is still getting positive reviews on the Moorish B Facebook page.
Moorish B is itching to continue the buzz she created in the first half of 2016, any event organisers and nightclub owners whose target market is millennials (youth market: 18 to 35-year-olds), looking for a hip hop DJ who knows how to spin relevant tunes that pack dancefloors, but at a reasonable booking fee, look no further than Moorish B. Please open the attachment to view her rate card.