Based: Cape Town
Labeled: “The future of dance music in South Africa” Crazy White Boy is the brainchild of South African producers Ryan Murgatroyd and Kosta Karatamoglou. Both experienced and successful DJs and producers in their own right, the pair met and decided to collaborate. Labels include Kontor, Onelove, Ministry of Sound, Cr2, Toolroom and local power house Soul Candi to name a few.
Compelled to try and add a fresh twist to this style of music, they set about writing music with an African Kwaito style which they call “Ghetto Tech”
Crazy White Boy have spent many hours in studio evolving their characteristic Crazy White Boy sound. The results: Are multiple Gold and Platinum selling albums featuring their tracks locally and internationally. Their debut full artist album is also out now in all good record stores.
The Boys have performed on SABC Live which had over 8 Million viewers. Top Billing, MK Studio 1, Hectic Nine9 and Expresso are also shows that have featured the boys.
Love you Better, which was their first radio submission, is officially the fastest record in South African radio history to hit the number 1 slot on the Nations leading station 5FM. It later went on to hit No1 on many other of the local stations.
“Love You Better” achieved a No1 spot on Portuguese radio and has been heard playing on other stations worldwide including South America. To top off a remarkable year they have just been nominated for “Song of the Year” for their international hit, “Love You Better” at the South African Music Awards 2011.
Their follow up single to “Love You Better”,” What you do to me” earned the boys another No1 spot. The music video also debuted exclusively on TRACETV Worldwide.
Enter Zoma! When everyone expected them to play it safe they released their third radio single. This record is making South African and International record history, already charting in Europe. Zoma solidified the boys with another No1 single. MTN picked it up for the official SAMA Awards 2012 theme song along with a massive TV Campaign. Off the back of the new single the boys will be off to their second home Europe for the 5th time this year for an extensive month long tour.
“Soul ’ed” out and on Tour, we are Crazy White Boy.