We are very proud to announce that the Dance Arena at Zimfest London 2012 will feature no fewer that 3 Djs from the UK’s finest Deephouse Label TRIBE RECORDS including none other that Zepherin Saint widely acknowledged as one of the best Deephouse djs in the world and one of the biggest advocates of Mzansi House, a genre born in Bulawayo and blooded in South Africa.
Zepherin Saint is an enigmatic producer, DJ, talent scout and co-founder of Tribe records, He started his musical journey as a thirteen year old who would enthusiastically pack rigging into the back of van for parties he was too young to attend. That was 1983, when folk transformed their homes into clubs, with a subsequent door tax – to cover breakages. Musical education was a diet administered daily; from funk bands (Parliament, Slave) to UK jazz funk, with soul, lovers rock and country (thanks mum and dad) melted into the pot. 1987 came to fruition with the début release of Give me back your love feat. Carol Leeming, under the pseudonym Boyz in Shock on Jack Trax, regarded as one of the first British garage tracks.
In the years which have elapsed Saint has toured extensively, discovering an infinite appreciation of his music and the genre in general, in the most unexpected of places; Beirut, Syria, Egypt. Feeding into an obsessive love of soul music, Saint has devoted himself to discovering and nurturing new strains from around the globe. Producing a unique blend of afro house, referencing primary roots into a myriad of hypnotic layers, the sound is deep and intoxicating. Saint has attained the optimum position to convey Tribe’s message of One Sound, One People to the masses.