Transform Recordings


Techno evangelist. Based in Tokyo. From Johannesburg South Africa.

Van Afrika is likely to be smiling when you see him in the mix because he really loves the music he plays.

Unlike his smile his music is dark and dirty. Expect high quality techno with soul that grooves and moves the floor. This is an expression of his African roots and the energy in his musical choices.

Van Afrika’s strength as a DJ is reading a crowd and ‘working the floor’ connecting with his audience.

Van Afrika started DJing back in 1999 with Technics DJ Academy and soon moved on to play festivals like Woodstock South Africa, raves like D-Rail and earned a residency at Submission in Johannesburg.

Van Afrika has played at events and clubs in South Africa, Dubai and Japan.

Van Afrika has built his reputation in Japan including residency with Intention at Womb and playing other events including Mother at WOMB, Official Audio After party, Harmony, Totem Traxx Showcase and ABOUT among others.

He has played the Womb main floor with Christian Smith and Drunken Kong for one of the most successful Intention evenings.

He also regularly features on global podcasts including his own Tokyo Underground podcast, Plus Records, Totem Trax and Warped (Dubai) podcasts. Many of his mixes have featured on the ‘Weekly Top 5 sets’ on the world’s largest techno website ‘’.

Van Afrika’s ambition is to grow his musical influence globally and grow the diversity of the global techno scene by becoming one of the leading African techno DJ’s in the world.

Van Afrika is focusing heavily on production so look out for his unique sounds and energy.


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