Maramza is an iKapa producer whose music combines the sounds of urban electronica such as trap, juke and house with a fresh South African future bass flavour.
The three track release on Bombaada, "Hungry Ingcuka", is a plundered brew of turntup ghetto steez, wavey euphoric synths, elastic vocal samples and living-large kwaito energy. Vocals on the track "Sekwa Sithi" come courtesy of Cape Town's most prominent kwaito crew, the Ruffest, known to the world for their collaborations with LV on the Hyperdub release, Sebenza.
2013 saw Maramza remix the likes of Sibot (released through Jarring Effects) and play at parties such as Cold Turkey and YOH, and this year he has joined the Gravy crew for the Gravy 002 release and has sets confirmed for Design Indaba and Ramfest. But whichever direction things go from here, so long as he has his battered laptop and outdated copy of Cubase, there will always be Maramza to listen and gooi to.
released February 17, 2014
All Tracks produced by Maramza
Artwork : Karabo Maine
Mastering : Ross Finck