Neo Makate

Neo Makate

Neo Makate

Founder: Waltz Music Group (South Africa)

Neo “Macfolwen” Makate, a musician, sound engineer, PR specialist and founder of an independent record label hails from a township in the East called Vosloorus. He was known for his trait as a sound engineer but little did they know that he was also one of the resident DJs on SABC 1s Fanbase.With 10 years in the digital space plus 7 in PR & marketing, Neo has worked with A-list artists and worked with labels such as EMI, Iris Distribution and ZiikiMedia.

With so much experience in the game, it was inevitable for him to start a record label called Waltz Music Group in 2015 which currently holds 70% market share in the industry. MacfowlenDj has been known for his artistic intelligence and it goes beyond any production measure. When one listens to a MacfowlenDj production, you will hear his musical proclivity, evident in his intricate beat and rhythm structure, forcing the listener to dance, sing or hum along. His beats take one on a
journey of life through his lens, allowing him to connect with people on a national and international level as his music speaks to and entertains anyone, which we all can relate to.

Having taken Kwiish SA under his wing and mentored him, they decided to work on a song together (Iskhathi aka Gonggong ft MacfowlenDJ and Vukani) that would help break him into the industry. He also became the man behind the songs’ massive success as he was responsible for the PR and plugging of the song. Iskhathi went on to top radio charts across the nation as it received major airplay. It also became an internet sensation with over 15 000 hashtags on Instagram alone within its first week of release. Hits that also came from the Waltz stable include Kokota by Kaygee & Bizizi and Gigabyte by Vusinator ft Killa & Soso. These hits have steadily been dominating the digital charts and continue to do so as MacfowlenDj continues to render his expertise to the company he birthed.

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