Fierce storyteller and house music extraordinaire Brotha Asanti is a Zimbabwean born with South African roots, Melbourne based musician, producer and DJ inspired by the underground dance scenes of New York and Chicago house.

Influenced by the likes of Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer, Honey Dijon, Todd Terry, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and others, Brotha Asanti’s 2020 debut EP Morning After Vol. 1 serves rich melodies, journeying beats and rhythmic storytelling straight from the motherland. The EP is a danceable sonic trip of deep introspection, traversing the spiritual realms of Brotha Asanti’s own self-actualisation and extending this invitation to his listeners. 

In September 2021, the multidisciplinary artist and dance producer recorded a special performance for Channel 31 that aired on its MUUZOstream program in October of that year. Accompanied by his rhythm section alongside a fabulous interpretive dancer, Brotha Asanti presented a lively visual performance that you can revisit on MUUZOstream’s Facebook page. Though if you wanted to close your eyes and immerse yourself in the sultry sounds that he weaves on this session, then we invite you to tune in to PBS from 10pm on June 3 when Kix plays the entire session on Afro Turn Up as part of our next Studio 5 presentation.   

Brotha Asanti’s session is sure to brighten up your Friday night, so pencil in June 3 for a special edition of Afro Turn Up

Studio 5 Live is possible thanks to the constant support of our mates at Mountain Goat.  

Photos of Brotha Asanti by Wildt Hardt.