DJ Spoko's unique style of production was highly-influential across South Africa and the globe.
News has been spreading across social media today that South African producer Marvin Ramalepe, better known as DJ Spoko, has passed away. A representative for the artist confirmed the news to Crack Magazine.
DJ Spoko started producing on a PC as a teenager in Atteridgeville, a township outside Pretoria where he and his brother had moved to in order to find their father.
In the early 2000s, Spoko traveled to Soweto, where he fine-tuned his engineering skills under shangaan electro mastermind Nozinja. After returning home and setting up his own studio, Spoko helped craft the percussion pattern behind DJ Mujava's massive hit "Township Funk."