‘Blast’ features in Stella McCartney A to Z Manifesto: Summer 2021 Show

'Blast' the club hit and a collaborative track between Esa, Narchbeats and Pendo Zawose released on Dekmantel back in 2017 features in the latest Stella Mccartney A to Z Manifesto Summer 2021 Show video.

Cape Town

Born and raised in Cape Town, Esa is an ambassador for the South African music scene in the West. Cutting through the noise of European nightlife, he draws upon his cultural roots, his global travels and the people he meets along the way to embody a sound without limitations.


Esa’s move to the UK was a catalyst for his evolving musical output. After proving his natural ability behind the decks, he joined Scottish institution, the legendary Sub Club, and subsequently became a young resident.


Esa can be heard weaving together the exciting tales of musical discoveries on his monthly slot on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Ever-charismatic, he sparks intrigue in his listeners, inviting them to accompany him as he creates something special - both in-studio and on the dance-floor. A philosophy that supported a weekly Brixton residency. 

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