Producer and DJ Suraj Mandavia has had a steady rise to success and acclaim with his distinctive blend of modern electronic music, Afrobeats and traditional African melodies. Growing up in the lakeside city of Kisumu and surrounded by a range of music from hip-hop to EDM to Afro-house and some traditional Luo music, Suraj started DJing in his late teenage years with the assurance that he wanted to make music as soon as he finished school.

Ever the fan of collaborating with other talented musicians, in 2016 Suraj released a remix together with producer, Riot Stereo called ‘Abiro’, notably played at the Tomorrowland Festival 2018 by South African DJ Black Coffee.

The same year saw him release his first original track called ‘Wawere’ combining traditional Luo melodies and instruments with modern electronic house production. His work and collaborations across the world have steadily seen him raise his profile in the industry, creating works and playing alongside the likes of Red Bull Music, Huxley, DJ Foozak, Max Doblhoff among others.

Additionally, Suraj founded Midi Minds Kenya with two friends to contribute to the growth of the Kenyan music industry by supporting and developing underprivileged musicians be it with recording time or mentorship, for example.

Catch Suraj’s special set, Savanna Sessions, at our 10th Anniversary Blankets & Wine event.


Find Suraj on: Facebook | Soundcloud | Midi Minds