“DJ’ing is about connection, the basic human
experience, and I love this.”
Accomplished DJ and label owner, 2Lani The Warrior, typifies a new generation of talented twenty-first cen- tury South African electronic dance music creatives. His approach to track selection, whether building a DJ set in real time or discovering tunes for release on his labels, draws heavily on diverse musical influences. Formative years spent in the warm embrace of the finest jazz, soul and reggae tunes, alongside more local- ly-originating sounds, lends 2Lani’s work an uncommon richness and eclecticism. The common thread link- ing everything is the man’s desire to transmit emotion from recording to audience.
It’s easy to discern 2Lani’s musical heritage and fastidious approach to curation, both in his sophisticated DJ performances and in the catalogue of releases on Do It Now Recordings, Music Basket and DeepStitched. The results of his lifelong quest to showcase great music are particularly evident in the