‘Polokwane’ has been brewing for decades with a throng of talent, capacitated by the willingness to spread ones wings across the southern hemisphere. The dream of standing upon the shoulders of giants with revere, to become a reputable artist and a legend, is one taken on by the gutful. ‘Molapo “Darque” Malatji’ begun his journey to greatness from the age of 16 as a budding producer and DJ. The love of music comes relative to anyone who is surrounded by quality music, which was awe inspired by locals, when he began playing music for those who required enlightenment.
For a hard-pressed 5 years he put his ear on the ground for only the best music, ranging from ‘jazz to international deep house music’. Forging his technical and audio proficiency the old fashioned way, by playing almost every weekend and producing music to satiate his appetite as well as for ground breakers like ‘Jaguarpaw, Demor and Dj Terrence’, he’s now ready for the world.
As alias ‘Darque In Your City’, he creates magic beats and exploits his talents at ‘Deepforest SA’. He has produced a working rapport with the likes of ‘Andy Compton, Kaylow, Kojo Akusa, Da Capo, Hennings Project, Reelsoul, Black Coffee, Darryl D’Bonneau’ and the myth defiant ‘Robert Owens’. At such a young age Darque has already a number of albums that he produced and compiled under his Disco biography. ‘Deepforest Session 1 & 2 – Mixed by Jaguarpaw’ , ‘Jungle Fever 1 & 2 – Mixed by Wishingsoul & Kaleido’ and his very own ‘Rare Earth Elements and This Is Africa’.
His music has busked major compilations such as ‘Music Box 6 by DJ Terrence, House Blendz by Dj Malankane’, and he has produced music for artists like ‘Bucie and Londiwe’. His debut album ‘Rare Earth Elements’, featured artists like ‘Kaylow, Robert Owens, Sun Singleton, Black Coffee, Darryl D’Bonneau and Paul Randolph’. His follow up album ‘This Is Africa’ which was released through ‘Deepforest SA’ in 2016 features talented musicians such as ‘Locnville, Sio, Bel Amin, Phila Madlingozi, Ayanda Jiya’ and so on.
His style of play and music has seen him appearing as a guest Dj on ‘VuzuTv’s Hitrefresh’ to going on sharing big stages with legends across the country. ‘Darque’ has been travelling South Africa playing at venues like the famous ‘House 22’. Sharing stages with the likes of ‘Vinny Da Vinci, Dj Christos, Dj Ganyani’ and international acts like ‘Lars Beranhoth, Rocco and Kuniyuki Takahashi’.
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