Aero Manyelo takes you right into a typical Township party. People come together, have a drink and doing a braai (having a barbecue) listening to South African kwaito and house music. Aero Manyelo is adding his own electronic twist to it. He calls it Township House or Kasi Electro. While many South African house producers follow the trend and look up to the fancy slick house played in places like Ibiza, Aero Manyelo likes it rough and raw, kasi style. He draws inspiration from the German and French electro scene with artists like Booka Shade, Amê or Sebo K & Anja Schneider from Mobilee Records.
2015 started off great for Aero Manyelo. He played a set at the prestigious Boiler Room, that made a stopover in South Africa alongside DJ Mujava, DJ Spoko, Spoek Mathambo, Felix Laband and Mash O. He also is featured in the documentary „Future Sound of Mzansi“, about the bubbling electronic music scene in South Africa, co-produced by his friend and supporter Spoek Mathambo. The video will be screened at several film-festivals in the UK this April, in cooperation with 'South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour'.
After numerous features on best selling compilations in South Africa, Aero Manyelo has become a household in South African House. His breakthrough came with his single ‘Mexican Girl’ when it got featured on a compilation of one of the House Guru's of South Africa: DJ Oskido. In 2013, he released his debut European EP on seminal French house label Sound Pellegrino, run by the flamboyant Teki Latex, formerly of French rap superstars TTC. Aero remixed songs for some of the most famous pop artists from Mali, the duo Amadou et Mariam, he remixed the rebel of congolese music Jupiter & Okwess International, as well as German tropical ambassador Daniel Haaksman. He also composed a song for South Africa's legendary female group Mahotella Queens. The song called ‘Aero Matata’ ended up being the opening track on Idris Elba's tribute album to Nelson Mandela that also features songs by Mumford & Sons, James Blake and Cody Chesnutt. So far Aero Manyelo put out 3 albums internationally: „Kasi Vibes“ on Outhere Records, „Herbs Abroad“ on Akwaaba Music and „Dictionary of Herbs“ on his homebase Herbel3Records in South Africa. More to come.