Self taught musician and DJ
Castro B was born in the East Rand, Johannesburg. He introduced himself to music by making his own tin guitar at the age of 6 copying the tunes the elders in his township played in the streets. The strong influence of traditional music grew on him and carried well into the 90’s. In 1995 Castro B got his first PC making his own tracks in his bedroom studio playing and testing them out at parties in the hood. Having heard some of Castro B’s productions Radio DJ Pat Cash made him aware of the rich MELT 2000 catalogue and suggested a meeting with the label. DJ Pat Cash himself is a great supporter of traditional music and the many artists who tend to be forgotten in our modern times. During the meeting we handed Castro some tracks and separates for remixing and were surprised to get a couple of remixes back within a week . We then invited Castro to work at the MELT 2000 Farm studio. Here Larry Muthambi transferred many of the traditional tracks from the old 24 track analogue tapes to computer friendly digital files for Castro B to work on his debut album FIDELITY. Castro was joined by Mabi Thobejane, veteran Malombo drummer and percussionist and together they worked on an extensive number of tracks some of which found their way onto the debut album FIDELITY in 1998.
Mabi Gabriel Thobejane & Castro B