Son of S.O.U.L (RIP) / The Mayor
Son of S.O.U.L.’s musical diversity was shaped from an early age. Growing up with a Zimbabwean father and a Trinidadian mother, he was exposed to everything from King Sunny Ade and Thomas Mapfumo, to James Brown, The Commodores, ABBA, Don Williams, to Calypso Rose and Mighty Sparrow around the house. It wasn’t until 1983 that Son of S.O.U.L caught the DJ bug after watching The World Famous Supreme Team in Malcolm McLaren’s Buffalo Gals video. As a student of the craft, he searches out and plays recordings that reflect the seminal roots of Hip Hop. Some of the DJ’s (to name a few) that have been an influence on him are Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmixer Dxt, Chuck Chillout, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Cash Money.
Son of S.O.U.L. passed away on the 1st Sept 2015 but he will forever be in our hearts.