"I SPECIALIZE IN ENGINEERING SOUND WAVES"
Apiwe Bubu, born in Mthatha, South Africa's Eastern Cape, raised in Johannesburg, studied music production & engineering and contemporary music writing & composition at Berklee College of Music.
Now based in Los Angeles, as a DJ and producer/composer/engineer, he implements a unique style that introduces and connects the South African sounds of Amapiano, Afro House & Gqom with the Angeleno’s.
Bubu’s influence stems from Afro Jazz, South African 90s Deep House, Hip Hop, to Bossa Nova & West African music. Having traveled and collaborated with different artists/DJs across the world, he has acquired a distinctive style that contributes to his peculiar production and love of music.
As a DJ, Apiwe Bubu creates and connects traditional South African drums and ritual hymn sounds infused with Hip hop. He brings the newest South African hits of Amapiano and soft touches of Qgom and Kwaito.
Bubu’s has curated a widely known event called 'AFRO SONICS' that take place every two weeks, which is brought to you by AMAGINSTA e'VYBE. His fans tune in the series for new and some unreleased Amapiano sound tunes, his eclectic instrumental mixes that features his live production along with guest DJs - an anticipated affair.
He tells the most authentic South African stories through music that is beyond the African shores to the Pacific shore as it makes it presence in the West Coast.
Amaginsta eVybe’s focus and objective is in defining and creating a space in LA for the Afro & South African sound and expanding it across the US continent and the global scene.