Irie Drums


Irie Drums, real name Wisani Amukelani Mabunda is a DJ, producer and label owner from Johannesburg, South Africa. Born and raised in Tzaneen Limpopo Republic of South Africa, Irie Drums engaged with Music at a younger age arround the 90's, He is the true defination of soulful house music.....hands down.

No producers can claim the same authority that Irie Drums has. Known affectionately as the founding father of Deep Soulful House in Tzaneen, Irie’s music has spirituality as the central hallmark and uses the thread of soul music to weave a seamless tapestry of African music styles, set to the pace of house music changing entirely the way the genre is perceived and experienced. With his critically acclaimed Soulcure Interpretations mixtape series, the South African Republic-born DJ/Producer reworks a selection of commercially and critically acclaimed Jazz, R&B and Hip-hop songs, adding his distinct seal to create fresh mash-up treatments for everyone from Drake to Beyonce and Rihanna. An alumnus of Idrum Records, Irie is the label owner of Idrum Recordings, for in-house duties within the Idrum stable as a producer and resident tour DJ.. As a DJ he holds down a residency in places like The Basement. And his production capability drew the attention of many Dance music lovers – “I was exposed to so many musical cultures from both my parents. Irie as a truly global cultural ambassador and testifies to the tenacity of the human spirit.


ZAMidrand, South Africa
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