The man behind Hyenah’s mask is a damn awesome DJ, apart from being a good Producer. Or, are we supposed to give credit to his alter ego? Wait, wouldn’t that apply to a known artist? Just kidding, man.
Hyenah is all about the music. He plays in a relaxed manner, as if ‘deejaying’ comes natural. How he balances tracks or transits to another it’s seamless.
His set at The Return To The Hill, which featured Andy Compton, 2lani The Warrior, Kid Fonque and Mvelo, fused Deep House and Afro House. The latter sub-genre had Afrocentric sounds, specifically from Northern Africa. They were not Afro because of the drum and percussion, but also the ad-lib and vocals were.
To understand Hyenah or the reasons for his mask, one has to go to his story, “I don’t care about how much money you make. I don’t care about what you own. I don’t care if you are fat or skinny. I don’t care about the color of your skin, about if you are black, white or yellow. I don’t care if you are gay, straight or something in between.
I care about what you have to offer. That’s what is important to me. What we all have to offer is what is important. Our positive vibes, our warmth, our respect for each other, our love. Right here and right now. Not a click away. That’s why I do what I do. I want you to come together. I want us to RISE. That’s my mission. It is not about my face. It is about us.”
When Hyenah plays, the aura of positive vibes and warmth is given off; it’s felt.
Listen or download his live mix below, probably you’ll sense it.