Aero Manyelo is one of the most promising South African house music producers of his generation. He has steadily stuck to his own musical path, contributing greatly to expand the musical horizon of house music in SA.
Born in Limpopo and raised in the Ivory Park township of Johannesburg, Manyelo started messing around with Fruity Loop as a teenager. After years of refining his productions, Manyelo’s trademark sound draws as much from South African folklore as it does from heavy hitting electro basslines and synths.
“When it comes to house music, a lot of people in SA are so easy to turn on to good sound,” and so it has become Manyelo’s mission to keep pouring out his own version of what he calls electro township house. “I think there is room for a lot of stuff, especially when you bring something interesting. Whether it’s deep house or commercial or electronic, people adopt new sounds.”