Enoo Napa aka Siphiwe Mkhize, is a self-taught producer from the township of Umlazi, Durban in KwaZulu Natal. After taking up production in 2013, his remix of Jackie Queen’s “Conqueror”, an ambient, dark afro sound with a hint of techy synths, caught the attention of Black Coffee in early 2015.
In a short space of time, his productions have blazed a trail to the sets of prominent DJs worldwide and earned him the 17th spot on the Traxsource Top 100 Afro House producers of 2016.
— #PIECESOFME (@RealBlackCoffee) December 11, 2017
What a year Enoo Napa had in 2017. With a slew of original releases on MoBlack Records, Bae Electronica, Aluku Records, Sunclock, Tribe Records, Open Bar and Offering Records, Enoo has been without question one of the most consistent Afro House producers of the year.
BREAKING NEWS : @enoonapa from Umlazi has been announced as the number 1 #AfroHouse music producer in the entire universe. I remember when we talked about this at the beginning of the year n he never stopped working hard n smart to attain this position. 👌🏾🙏🏾💫🎉 @traxsource pic.twitter.com/qVANKiyC8C
— 🇿🇦DJ 2Shott🇿🇦 (@dj2shott) December 11, 2017
Now recognised as one of the most prolific young house music producers in South Africa, this year saw a stellar remixing schedule of C Minor ‘Behind the Clouds’ on MoBlack Records, Afro Warriors ‘Uyankenteza’ on Tribe Records, the massive re-rub of Black Coffee & DJ Merlon’s ‘Reflections’, plus his stunning reinterpretation of Pablo Fierro’s ‘Guanile’.
Signing as an artist to Black Coffee’s Soulistic Music in May 2017 was also a huge step forward for Enoo, which saw the new superstar of Afro House pick up repeat shows at Hi Ibiza throughout the summer alongside his mentor.