Gabi le Roux

Bio

Producer Gabi Le Roux grew up in Kimberley, studying piano and guitar from an early age. After playing keyboards in numerous bands he turned to producing, starting with a mbaqanga release by the late Themba Ngwenya in 1989. Today he’s recognised as one of the most prolific hit-makers around.

Together with kwaito star Mandoza, Le Roux is responsible for the biggest South African crossover hit in history. ‘Nkalakatha’ and its follow up, ‘Godoba’ both earned Samas for Song of the Year, in 2001 and 2002. Le Roux’s relationship with Mandoza goes back to his role in crafting early kwaito hits like Chiskop’s ‘Klaimar’ and ‘Abantwana’. Since then he’s produced tracks for stars like Ringo, TKZ’s Kabelo & Magesh (winning a SAMA for Kwaito Single of the Year for ‘It’s Allright’), Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Lebo Mathosa, Danny K, HHP, Busi Mhlongo, Mapaputsi and Brown Dash. He’s also scored platinum sales in the Afrikaans market, helped launch numerous young pop stars and produced classical-influenced acts CODA and SAMA winners Sterling EQ. He has secured international releases for some of his tracks with top labels, like UK-based Ministry Of Sound. In 2013 was back at the helm of Mandoza’s comeback album.

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Profile added by DJ Okapi on 28 May 2014
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