Born 1992 April 25th, Mashoto Lucky Mokobane otherwise known as “Mash.O” originates from Lebowakgomo South Africa. On his family’s relocation to Kempton Park, Rhodesfield, at the age of 8 he discovered his passion for music. His first musical instrument was a toy piano received at the age of 10 from his late grandmother. Mash.O’s has an “afro tribal” ear influenced by the dominant drum sounds used in many of his tracks.
Mash.O studied Engineering graphic and design (EGD) and Civil Engineering at Rhodesfield Technical High school and Matriculated the year 2010, His journey of composing or rather producing music started when he got his first PC. He began experimenting with software-based musical applications producing demos that struggled to pull-through to major record labels.
His first job was at a fast food outlet in Kempton Park where he generated earnings to purchase studio monitoring speakers.
It was up-until he got a call from Herbal 3 Records guru ‘Aero Manyelo’ responding to a track he heard from the demo that Mash-O realized his path. His first vinyl (Ep,Lp) release called “Dinaka Sampler” consisted of four ground-breaking tunes one of which featured in Dj Euphonic’s album titled “Hide and Seek. The Vinyl was a fuse of Afro tech and Tribal and was released via major distributor ‘SoulCandi’. He then later endorsed his ‘Herbal’ presence with a follow-up hit “The Village”, which was compiled in the ‘10 year celebration of Soul Candi’ album. He went on to venture bigger horizons making remixes the likes of “Kwabatsha-Zvangu Zvamuka” released under Mlue Records topping charts at Yfm’s hot99 radio show.
Throughout the industry he has worked with Idris Elba, Aero Manyelo,Spoek Mathambo, Mahotella Queens, Dj Mbuso, Thandiswa Mazwai, Professor, Dj Stavo,Oliver Mtukudzi, Mashabela Galane, Oluhle, Nathiville inc., Kings of Sounds, Ma-V, Themby V Khumalo, Phumy, Lombard to mention a few.
Mash.O is now the founder and owner of an independent record label named R3HERB MUSIC which the sister label to Herbal 3 Records the current label he is signed under.
He has five artists currently working with him under the R3HERB MUSIC home
The journey continues for this young talented musician,more amazing new sounds coming soon.
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