Castro B self thought musician and DJ was born in East Rand, Johannesburg. He introduced himself to music by making his own tin guitar at the age of 6 copying the tunes the elders in his township played in the streets. The strong influence of traditional music grew on him and carried well into the 90Ùs. In 1995 Catro B got his first PC making his own tracks in his bedroom studio playing and testing them out at parties in the hood.
- Unreleased tracks on MELT store only
Five years later having DjÙd in many clubs
Castro B met comedy gospel singer Philani Mabanga who strongly believed
in his talents and engaged him as his producer.
The two of them started appearing together at almost every Philani gig
which gave Castro B exposure to a wider audience. When Philani was
invited to guest on KAYA FMÙs Friday AM comedy show he introduced his
friend Castro B to DJ Pat Cash who himself is a great supporter of
traditional music and the many artists who tend to be forgotten in our
Having heard some of Castro BÙs productions Pat Cash made him aware of
the rich MELT 2000 catalogue and suggested a meeting with label boss
Robert handed over some tracks and parts for remixing and was surprised
to get some great remixes back within a week . Castro B was then
invited to work at the MELT 2000 Farm studio. Here Larry Muthambi
transfered many of the traditional tracks from the old 24 track
analogue tapes to computer friendly digital files for Castro B to work
on his debut album FIDELITY. CastroÙs albums feature AfricaÙs hottest
veteran drummer and percussionist Mabi Thobejane who in his career
worked with many of the greatest acoustic musicians contributed to
soundtracks of Hollywood blockbusters like MATRIX, ANIMATRIX, MORTAL
COMBAT and ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO.