Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

Heavy-K

BIOGRAPHY

Born Mkhululi Siqula in 1991 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Heavy-K grew up in a musical household and got influenced early in his career by the beautiful earworms of the late South African house producer Bojo Mujo.

Affectionately referred to by his fans as “The Drumboss”, the South African record producer, composer and DJ, Heavy-K has solidified his status as one of the continent’s finest performers.

Heavy-K went to Mzimhlophe Public Primary School and also spent some time at Emfundeni Primary School. After that, he went to Ndzondelelo Secondary School for his secondary studies.

Heavy-K was inspired by legendary producer Oskido early in his career, who assisted him in honing his live and studio abilities. On the 2013 hit “Woza Nana,” the two cooperated. Later that year, he released his first album, “Respect the Drumboss,” and had a breakout success with the standalone song “Easy to Love,” which featured vocalist Bucie.

Heavy-K’s music has been a constant on dance floors and in the mainstream charts. The 2015 song “Sweetie” combined the Afropop stylings of guest artist Nokwazi with a mesmerizing marimba loop and smashing rhythms. Heavy-K has retained his ability to compose sophisticated house bangers that don’t compromise on catchiness over a career full of blockbuster singles and big-name collaborations with the likes of Burna Boy, Black Coffee, and DJ Tira.

Heavy-K has won several honours for his Afro-house sounds, which bring a drum-driven, addictive, subtle African beat to the forefront of modern dance music. Heavy-K’s career prospects are endless, as seen by his work with music industry heavyweights both domestically and internationally.

Les Mamans du Congo
Les Mamans du Congo
Les Mamans du Congo is a women's collective headed by RROBIN, hip-hop and house beat specialist who blends intricate rhythms with electronic sounds. Les Mamans du Congo debuted in Brazzaville in 2018 and is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Gladys Samba...
Angeloh
Angeloh
Angeloh is a firm believer in the relevance of urban Christian media and culture. He is a multi-talented musician, artist, and filmmaker who mentors, supports, and counsels young people on issues of "life and godliness." He produces with the intention...
Dirtsa
Dirtsa
Dirtsa is the modern-day definition of a Renaissance person who cannot be trapped into one specific genre. She makes her debut like a contortionist, flowing with ease between Hip-hop Lo-fi, soul/r&b, and afro trap. The young diva's song reflects a...
Anastácia Carvalho
Anastácia Carvalho
Regarded as a "discreet ambassador of Sao Tomé music in the diaspora," Anastácia Carvalho is a skilled artist who has explored a variety of musical forms, including Black Spiritual, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Reggae, Funk, and traditional African rhythms. She's been...
Sandra Nankoma
Sandra Nankoma
Sandra Nankoma is a multi-award-winning Ugandan singer and composer whose voice spans the musical boundaries of jazz and soul ballads with a particular character and air that defies stereotypes about African soul singers. She utilizes her craft to contribute to...
Camilla George
Camilla George
Camilla George is a multi-award-winning Nigerian-born and London-based saxophonist, improviser, composer, and instructor who has been nicknamed "The Golden Girl of Jazz" by The Evening Standard. A MOBO-nominated saxophonist and headliner of the famed ensemble Jazz Jamaica, who is widely...
Cotonou City Crew (C.C.C)
Cotonou City Crew (C.C.C)
Cotonou City Crew, often known as C.C.C, is a hip-hop group from Benin that is more than just an independent label. Diamond Noir, Bsyd, Nasty Nesta, and DAC all share the same vision of African Hip-Hop: unrestrained Hip-Hop that is...
OBOY
OBOY
Mihaja Ramiarinarivo, better known by his stage name Oboy, is a new rap sensation hailing from Madagascar. His music is distinguished by its gloom and casualness, which are hallmarks of mumble rap, of which he is one of the most...
Mayra Andrade
Mayra Andrade
Mayra Andrade is a multi-award-winning pop artist from the Cape Verde Islands in West Africa. Her multi-layered sound incorporates Brazilian influences, Cuban melodies, funky basslines, and flamenco guitars to create a unique soundscape. With stunning modern adaptations of ancient Cape...
Dena Mwana
Dena Mwana
Denise Mwanakitata Muwayi, better known by her stage name Dena Mwana, is a gospel singer and songwriter from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A globally-renowned Christian voice committed to using music to promote and convey personal, spiritual, and community...

Albums

1950 – 2016
Respect the Drumboss – 2018
Khusta – 2020
Thandazela – 2021
Respect the Drumboss – 2021

FOLLOW HEAVY-K

FACEBOOK: Heavy-K Drumboss    TWITTER: @HeavykDrumboss    INSTAGRAM: @heavykdrumboss

Sharing is Caring: 

FOR BOOKINGS

EMAIL: drumbossbookings@gmail.com

LATEST TRACKS

Sharing is Caring: 

LATEST MUSIC VIDEOS

Sharing is Caring: 

LIVE STREAM