As a DJ/Producer, Apiwe Bubu creates and connects South African drum rhythms, grooves and ritual sounds infused with Hip Hop and Contemporary music. He brings the newest South African hits of Amapiano, touches of Gqom, Kwaito, RnB, Hip Hop and Top chart music to his audience. Part of his influence stems from Jazz, South African 90's Deep House, Afro Beat, Hip Hop, to Bossa Nova & East African music.
Having traveled and collaborated with different artists/DJ's across the world, he has acquired a distinctive style that contributes to his particular DJ selection and love of music.
Now based in Los Angeles, DJ/Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Engineer, - Apiwe Bubu implements a unique DJ style and events that introduce and connect the South African sounds of Amapiano, Afro House & Gqom with the Angeleno’s.
On a usual weekend you’ll find him in LA bars such as The Library Bar (Downtown LA), St Felix (Hollywood), or Mama Shelter (Hollywood) or doing a private function ranging from celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, corporate & private events, and/or club nights/parties such as Trybvl at Los Globos or The Resident DTLA and day parties alike. He established dance parties (Move Your Body), (Afro Sonics) and (Jaiva99) under his flagship media brand Amaginsta e'Vybe.
JAIVA99 is the latest party series curated by Amagintsa e’Vybe. This widely known event takes place every last Friday of the month and showcases unreleased and known Amapiano sound tunes via his eclectic mixes and features LA's top afro dance DJs.
AMAGINSTA e'VYBE is a media brand based on the sound and music culture of South Africa. The objective is in defining and creating a space in Los Angeles for the Afro & South African sound - expanding it across the US continent and the global scene. Our focus is to promote the music of Southern Africa and the rest of the African continent. We are music activists who have had the privilege of DJ'ing and curating events in Hollywood and around Los Angeles.