Thebe “TCM” Malipiti continues to etch his name in the local and international house music industry.
Highly well versed when it comes to the decks and production, he has been deejaying for almost two decades. He will be in Miami for the Winter Music Conference (WMC), leading to his performance at The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club on March 25.
The WMC, which is an annual event that is held for a week with an electronic music focus, has since 1985 drawn thousands of music lovers from across the world to the beautiful Miami Beach.
“The conference is the best place to network and learn from others in the industry as it brings together professional and amateur artists, producers, DJs, label representatives, promoters, and media in a setting conducive for discussing music and business,” says Malipiti.
“I will be in Miami for 10 days. My main objectives is to honour my DJ set at an event I have been invited to and also to record a song and a music video with the talented Kafele Bandele,” he says. He adds that the week consists of seminars and panel discussions during the day and parties by different labels from all across the world, leading to the main event ÔÇôUltra Miami.
“I will be the only representative from Africa at the event I have been invited to, and it is a positive move from myself as this presents opportunities for further collaborations with international acts,” he says.
Through his ear for great music, TCM has played in the US, Amsterdam and South Africa. He says the house industry at home is also impressively growing. “The industry in Botswana is growing in leaps and bounds. The likes of Team Distant, German DK Spax, Benny T, Raul Bryan to mention a few are continuously featuring on international platforms which says a lot about the quality of our music.”
On his set, he states that he will definitely feature local artists. “My set-will be deep and soulful; there are acts from Botswana who will feature in the set such as Meropa Park.”
“Learn as much as you can, move with technology so as to reinvent yourself and stay ahead, be true to yourself and most importantly dream and act,” goes his advice to local DJs.