DJ Okapi: Saving Bubblegum
These days, AfroSynth almost never gets mentioned without the name DJ Okapi in tow, for it is largely thanks to the latter that this forgotten era of South African pop music continues to see the light of day. His real name is Dave Durbach. Through his AfroSynth blog and a record store specializing in South African music, he has carved out a niche as the authority on this 80s synth-fuelled bubblegum pop. Most recently, he was here in Amsterdam to perform at Strange Sounds From Beyond 2017, where he sat down with Maan Jitski for a little chat.