Skelm Gets Ready To Go Global With His Latest Afro Tech Single – ‘Isizwe’
Words: Rhys Buckham
January 25, 2024
South African Afro Tech DJ Skelm has spent some time in the ‘stu’ with close friend and producer Casis to cook up their new single ‘Isizwe‘, and let us tell you – you aren’t ready for it. Skelm‘s signature heavy Afro sound and love for percussion fused with Casis’s unique sonic palette combining melodic tech and Afro rhythms, resulted in a cooking track that’s already been leaving a trail of ‘stank faces’ around South Africa. Isizwe is a track that seamlessly fuses the euphoria and emotional keys of melodic tech with aggressive Afro Tech drops. It’s the ultimate party track for December, or ‘Dezemba’ as it’s called in South Africa.

Skelm was first introduced to Afro Tech at a small street festival in Johannesburg, a sound that would forever change the trajectory of his career and lifelong passion for music. Born in the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, Skelm is a rising force in the scene, whose journey into music began at the tender age of 14, DJing at his school canteen. Skelm values a love for music above all else and it’s clearly paid off; from his first gig in 2022, his brand has grown quickly and since then he’s played at some of the most prominent festivals and clubs across South Africa. Now that his debut single ‘Isizwe‘ is on the way, Skelm has his sights on the horizon, having just played his first international gig, he’s ready for more. Casis has been producing heaters religiously for years and his production has already taken him to Ibiza with Beatport. Between these two South African producer/DJ’s there is no shortage of ambition, skill or vibes and they’re ready to take the rich sound of Afro Tech to the world.

Isizwe Is Out Now 

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