Dj Christos re-launches Katsaitis Music
Label owner and South African House Music legend Dj Christos has re-launched his label Katsaitis Music, which became a major independent label in the motherland. During it’s 14 years of existance, it was focussing on Soulful and Deep House. So far most of Katsaitis Music’s releases were on CD format for the South African Market, where the label looks back on 6 Platinum an 12 Gold selling albums to date.
The first digital release from Katsaitis Music will be ‘Tonic Hd – La Musica Ep’ and will hit Traxsource on 25th of July. Tonic’s sound has the South African afro feel, yet is very Soulful. His music is clean, clear, fresh and uncluttered which can make you wonder how can a young musical genius have such a mature but yet fresh approached to house music. Already a massive hit on the streets of South Africa this Ep is set to cause mayem soon on the world dance floors.
Christos Katsaitis is a legendary deejay and one of South Africa’s most respected house producers. A veteran of over two decades, he has been named the Godfather of House music in South Africa. Having influenced and provided platforms for countless DJs and producers he is credited for the current flourish in the South African House music scene.
The Launch of his own label in 1999 Katsaitis music has been responsible for some of the most ground – breaking artists including Boom Shaka, the late Lebo Mathosa, Shana, Daw and Black Coffee. From behind the mixing desk, he’s produced some of the biggest tracks of the recent past, including 2 DJs and a Keyboard Player’s “Sekele”, Boom Shaka’s “Free”, DJs At Work’s “Hey Dj”, Ratanang, Shana`s “Benga/ Umphulintlizio” and their 2008 smash hit ‘Uyangichomela’, which was released on Ralf GUM’s GOGO Music.
Ralf Gum (far right)
In 1998 he received a SAMA award for best dance album with partner Vinny Da Vinci, since then his productions have received 4 SAMAS for ground-breaking work including album of the year in 2008. The launch of his record label has seen international success with releases from Real Tone records and GOGO Music.
Vinny Da Vinci
Katsaitis Music is also the leading Dj agency in SA boasting top Artists and DJs including Monique Bingham, Vinny Da Vinci, Ralf GUM, Franck Roger, Lars Behrenroth, Kanunu, Ree Morris, Dj Zero and Rocco to name a few.
The plan fort the next 5 years is to make a major impact with quality Soulful house yet deep sounds coming out mainly from South Africa. Releases to expect this year include a new single feat house diva Monique Bingham, a brand new DJs At Work (Vinny Da Vinci & DJ Christos) album and a Ree Morris album.