To be a producer you must have an imagination vivid enough to create something from nothing, and that is exactly what Thabo Mashego did, he is better know as Thabzen Bibo the DJ and Producer. He has worked alongside big names in the house music scene, including the likes of DJ Qness, Cuba and Demor to name a few. We had the chance to meet The Heavy Drum king himself and got to know a little more about how he pioneered and broke into the South African house music scene.
When did you start making music and when did the journey start, and what made you start making music? “I started making music in 2010, what made me start making music is my love and passion for music, and I’ve always wanted to be in the entertainment industry.”
What have you learned along the journey about what it takes to be a successful musician? “I have learned that dedication and hard work is the way to make it in the music business.”
What would you say about the current state of house music in SA? “I feel like South African house music talent is growing and is quite impressive, but people lack in the business side of the work, which is also something that should be taken seriously, but other than that I think on the production side we improving every year.”
What advice would you give an up and coming house musician in South Africa? “I would advise them to go to school, get educated and find a proper job then follow music as a hobby.”
What’s next for Thabzen Bibo, what can we expect next in the journey, any upcoming projects? “I’m currently working on my album that’s dropping in 2017, my documentary is already available on the net, on youtube. My first single from the album is titled “Nguwe ft Lihle” will be out soon on Itunes so be on the look out!”
We definitely will be on the lookout to catch the hits the The Heavy Drum King will keep us on our feet next.
Watch the Thabzen Bibo story documentary here -> Thabzen Bibo – The Heavy Drum King.
Follow Thabzen Bibo on:
Facebook: Thabzen Bibo
Youtube: Thabo Mashego
Written by Kea Mooka.