2Lani The Warrior has been breaking down dance floors all over the South African club scene since 1997.
2Lani is famed for his trademark ‘sweet’ house sound and a flawless technical mixing style - cultivated by experience, direct contact with patrons on his dance floors and feedback gained from an ever increasing and faithful following.
His standing within the music industry has seen him featured alongside international house DJ legends Such as Kaskade, Harrison Crump, Charles Webster, AtJazz, Johnny Montana and Troublemen. 2Lani The Warrior’s club portfolio includes Carfax, The Lighthouse, 115, OST, Truth, Bassline, Sutra (Cape Town), Tilt (Durban) to name but a few. He remains at top of mind for many exclusive parties like the ones hosted at The Rooftop every month.
He’s also a regular on the international scene having recently toured Switzerland where he graced the decks in numerous rocking Swiss nightclubs ranging from Le Club to Purple Music Night.
His playing style, following and popularity has also resulted in the release of his CD compilations, First Class House Volume 1, Volume 2, Divine House Of 2lani and A Night of Deep.
The First Class compilations have become known for their deep uplifting grooves and First Class House Volume 2 completely selling out during the first day of its release - no mean feat by any standard! In 2012 he will be releasing the much awaited Volume 3 to answer public demand. A Night of Deep will be released in 2012 and promises to be a special compilation, suited for real house music connoisseurs.
2Lani played an integral part in the growth, distinction and status of Retro Music, a record store cum DJ school and recording studio that became his home base in 2004.
In 2007 he moved to Sheer/Soulcandi where he got more involved with A&R and
marketing. He was also a partner of recording label Bass Breaks & Beats Records (BBB) alongside Sakhile Mzizi.
As director and A&R, he got exposure to find some of the hottest local deep house producers and showcased them to international markets. Working at BBB helped him to perfect his leadership and management skills which proved critical when deadlines have to be met. “Dealing with over 20 artists at a time and assisting them to craft their
careers has been my most valuable reward to date,” says 2lani. Working at BBB proved to be a great partnership and the label achieved great things especially over 2009.
Collaborating with House Afrika Records, BBB produced South Africa’s first homebrewed four pack deep house album. The market really accepted this offering and the album has sold over 60 000 copies to date.