Elvis Maswanganyi (born c. 1985),[1] better known as DJ Mujava, is a South African DJ and electronic music producer. He has released music through Warp Records, This Is Music and Sheer House.

Life and workEdit

Maswanganyi was raised in the Pretorian town of Atteridgeville.

His electronica track "Township Funk" was released on Warp Records in 2008. It was played by Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 1.[2] He mixed a half-hour session in 2008 on BBC Radio 6 for an episode of 6 Mix hosted by Iyare.[3] He has been featured by BBC Asian Network's DJ Kayper[4] and Sonny Ji,[5] and BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Edu and MistaJam.[6][7]

He is signed to This Is Music in the UK and Warp Records internationally.[8] He was voted number 34 on NME's Cool List in 2008,[9] and is a featured artist on the NME website.[10]

The film "Future Sound of Mzansi" produced by Spoek Mathambo and distributed by Vice, features an interview with DJ Mujava in which he says that being arrested for marijuana possession resulted in detention in Weskoppies psychiatric hospital and being forcibly injected with drugs that have affected his subsequent music production.[11]

His last known collaboration was with the South African DJ and record producer DJ Qness, with whom he remixed the single" XXX0", originally by the UK based pop singer M.I.A.



  • Sgubhu Sa Pitori (Sheer House, 2006)
  • Sgubhu Sa Pitori 3 (Sheer House, 2008)


  • "Township Funk" (This Is Music and Warp, 2008)
  • "Township Funk Remixes" (This Is Music and Warp, 2009)


  1. ^ Piotr Orlov, NYT, 20 March 2009, reports on Maswanganyi as aged 24.
  2. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Gilles Peterson - Tracklisting". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 6 Music - 6 Mix, 20/09/2008". BBC. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "BBC - Asian Network". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ [1] Archived January 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "BBC Radio 1Xtra - DJ Edu - Destination Africa". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  7. ^ BBC. "BBC - 1Xtra - Mistajam". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  8. ^ "DJ Mujava: Discovered By Cab Drivers, Now Signed To Warp - New Music Radar". 17 August 2008. Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  9. ^ "NME Music Blogs - NME.COM". NME.COM. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  10. ^ "DJ Mujava". NME.COM. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Future Sound of Mzansi (Part 3)". YouTube. 3 June 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2020.

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