We House Sundays is thrilled to welcome Atjazz (UK), an integral figure in the underground music scene. With dancefloor hits such as “Agbara” and “Here to Stay”, South Africa has certainly adopted the talented Martin “Atjazz” Iveson as one of our own. The Composer, Record Producer, Remixer, Mastering Engineer, Label Owner and DJ will be rocking the Colorbox Studios on 2 December 2018.
Born in the United Kingdom, Martin “Atjazz” Iveson has an interesting career, from his misspent youth skateboarding through the small towns of North East England to landing his first job scoring for a computer game studio, Core Design Ltd., on their worldwide hit “Tomb Raider” series. During this time, he was mindfully developing and producing his own personal style of deep and soulful House Music. Devoting over a decade of his time to the company, Martin felt he needed a new challenge and left his role at Core to create his own Mantis Recordings company. Through his new project, he was able to collaborate with like-minded artists. Early successes include his first EP “Story” which led to the well-received album “That Something”. He continued creating sounds that would forever change the music we listen to with two further albums, “Labfunk” and “Lab Results”.
Along with his own productions, Atjazz is a well-sought-after remixer. He has had the honour of remixing and reworking songs and works for Nitin Sawhney, Bob Sinclair, Giles Peterson, Jazzanova and Osunlade to name a few. From the ashes of his label, Mantis Recordings came the ever-impressive Atjazz Record Company (ARCo). Through this new record company, diverse and multi-faceted productions and collaborations have been released, catapulting his career once again. His care and love for music could be felt throughout Europe and the world. South Africa is a country forever in awe of Atjazz – the man and his music productions.
In 2011, Atjazz toured South Africa and the serendipitous moment happened: Atjazz met South African DJ, Jullian Gomes at the infamous House 22 in Sunnyside, Pretoria. The two well-respected stalwarts in the underground music scene struck a relationship that dancefloors across South Africa continue to celebrate and reap from. The two collaborated on the epic track, “Overshadowed” in 2012, which led them to continually work together. 2018 saw the release of their new album, “Big Bad Crazy” and it is setting the dancefloor alight with pulsating bangers such as “Don Esquire” and “Blow by Blow”. The well-thought and produced album is a piece of sonic heaven made for the good and bad times. “Big Bad Crazy” affords you, the listener, a chance to travel through the minds of these brilliant artists as well as allow it to be anything you need it to be.
Sunday People are you ready for the sonic journey that awaits at Colorbox Studios on the 2nd December? With Atjazz guaranteed to deliver a soulful and spiritual performance we are sure you are in for a We House Sundays filled with good-hearted fun!
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Written by Mandy Alexander
Contributor – Kenneth Uglymann Matshini