Enchanted Meditation by El Payo

‘In South Africa, a country obsessed with 4/4 house rhythms, it’s totally refreshing to hear a producer whose sound takes me back to the early Nu-Jazz and Broken Beat era.’

Kid Fonque

A sound reminiscent of 4-Hero and Nicola Conte but yet so authentically his own – welcome to El-Payo‘s world.

El Payo is a Spanish word translated as ‘The Non-Gypsy Man’, whose real name is Oupa Joseph Makwela, born in the township of Seshego (Limpopo). He began his musical journey as a DJ early in 2007 and, most recently, was one of our winners of the remix competition of the Kid Fonque X Jonny Miller – Somewhere ft Jaidene Veda tune.

This 6 track EP is a journey into the world of El Payo Jazz Rhythms share space with Latin guitars and broken beat programming – a truly exceptional offering from Stay True Sounds.

Dj Feedback on EP

“This Is Heavy!”

Gilles Peterson

”Ohhh f*ck !!!!, These are so damn elegant !!, Absolutely love them”

Laurent Garnier

“Seriously Cool”



Jullian Gomes

“I’m gonna play this EP HARD!”


“Beautiful music, loving it!”

Rainer Truby

“Amazing Work!”

Vinny Da Vinci

“Yes….full support from me!”

Robert Luis (Tru-Thoughts)

Stream / Download: http://africori.to/enchantedmeditation

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