The superbly simple blend of electronic tribal beats and acid bleeps of 2008's worldwide dancefloor smash "Township Funk" might have marked him as the international ambassador for the South African brand of dance music known as kwaito. Little did the world know that DJ Mujava, at 23, was already a well-known and almost veteran figure in the South African music scene. Growing up in the township of Attridgeville, Pretoria, Mujava took an interest in music from an early age. Inspired by both American house music and local DJs, he started practicing with a small keyboard at home. While he dropped out of high school at 16, his brother bought him a computer and music-making software, and using both, he started to hone his skills more seriously. Showcasing his productions around Pretoria, he soon became an under-the-radar sensation.