Esa is a London-based, South African polymath producer, DJ, and leader of band Ata Kak. He hosts a bi-weekly radio show on WorldwideFM.

Esa embodies a sound without limitations. Drawing influences from his roots but firmly looking towards the future, his impressive and evolving output spans early productions on his own Rememory Music label, to collaborations with Auntie Flo and the much-touted Highlife World Series. His back catalogue is expansive, composed of music that is vibrant, rhythmic, and wholeheartedly positive.

Esa is also known for his work curating electronic music -focused educational programmes in Cuba, East Africa, and South Africa. Using his knowledge and skills, he fosters a new generation of enthusiastic DJs and producers around the world. He takes pride in championing music by artists who may have fallen through the cracks. In doing so, he connects the dots across cultures, histories, sounds and technologies.


Panorama Bar, Fri 26.01.2018, 23:59

Esa, RAMZi, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Elena Colombi, Uta