A group of Joburg men who are passionate about house music are creating a new sound

Lemon & Herb, made up of Don Jobe, Skhumbuzo Radebe and Thamsanqa Ntintili, is a group of young men who are absolutely passionate about house music.

Young, vibrant and passionate about music, Lemon & herb is a music production trio hailing from KwaZulu-Natal and now based in Johannesburg.

They were brought together in 2005 while still students pursuing qualifications in electrical and mechanical engineering at Durban University of Technology. Despite their demanding varsity schedule, they always found time to listen to the latest music and get into a studio to make their own sound.

Finally, their very first single was released in 2010 and remixed by renowned producer N’dinga Gaba.

They have recently broadened their range by adding DJ’ing as one of their skills in the musical sphere, which not only shows how hard working the trio is but it also proves just how dedicated these young men are to make a mark in the music industry.

Although their music is predominantly produced in Xhosa and English, they are intent on producing music that is relatable to everyone who listens to it. Through their label, Mixed In Motion, they released an EP called Lazarus Missions in July, and a single called How To Do This Thing was released in November last year.

The Lemon & Herb trio is no stranger to working with international artists such as Boddhi Satva and Lars Behrenroth. The band promises nothing but exceptional music and this is evident from their win of the Atjazz South African Remix competition which opened several doors for them. Having Louie Vega list one of their songs, Velani, in his top five favourite songs in 2012 spurred them on to do more.

House music lovers experienced the trio’s talent at the second annual Sbusiso Leope Education Foundation benefit concert earlier this month at Moriting Park.

Lemon & Herb is focused on promoting equal education opportunities to young South Africans who have achieved great marks in matric, which is why they have dedicated 100 per cent of the proceeds from the concert to assisting students with tertiary education fees.

Big on music and philanthropy, this band is bound to make their name known.

Read: Q&A with radio presenter, Relebogile Mabotja

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Racine Edwardes

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