mix n blend

we just basically love music...

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In an age of the over-hype and the mass-manufacture of sound-alike sounds and copycat stylism in a bid for fleeting fame, Mix n Blend remain the authoritative groove of sonic originality.

From the sound-soaked streets of Cape Town city, the double SAMA (South African Music Award) nominated Mix n Blend Band / DJ/ production outfit has been giving electro boogie lovers a reason to throw their hands in the air and dance like no one’s watching since 2001.

Together on stage, the tight unit delivers an array of musical experiences; from easy-skanking reggae riddims to hip-hop, fierce funk and tearing drum n bass beats, each one designed to ensure maximum dance-floor participation and enjoyment.

Meet the band member


Callum McDonald


One of the youngest people ever to grace the stage of Rocking the Daisies, a man with a complete obsession for guitar, bass and gaming, he truly is a one of a kind individual.

Crosby Bolani


One of the original African Dope Soundsystem MC's and one of South Africa's greatest toasters, Crosby a.k.a Digianolog is straight out of Gugs.

Inka Kendzia (the Grrrl)


She's one of Cape Town and South Africa's foremost visual artists, loves to nerd out on new tech and ways to play with it, runs a successful post production company MEME in Cape Town, and often beats Jon in spontaneous dance-offs. She is The Grrrl.

Sean Ou Tim (Mr. Sakitumi)


Sean a.k.a Mr. Sakitumi has played in so many outfits down the years it's hard to know where to begin. A multi instrumentalist, playing keyboards, bass, drums, turntables and saxophone, he always has time for anyone who is excited about making music.

Ross McDonald

Trombone / The Beard

Ross 'Da Bone' McDonald, what a trombone player. He plays in Hog Hoggidy Hog and the Rudimentals aside from Mix n Blend, as well as running an amazing studio, Hey Papa Legend. In his spare time he likes to pursue his other passion aside from music, beard growing.

Lee Thomson

Trumpet / Keyboards

Lee aka "Lee Lips" Thomson is one of the most versatile horn players and musical personalities in this country. Member of veteran punk band Hog Hoggidy Hog, Jazz electronic outfit closet snare, co-owner of Straight no Chaser Jazz Club with Kesivan Naidoo, he is aside from all that one of the nicest humans you could ever hope to meet.

EJ Von Lyrik


EJ started out in her musical career with the hip hop group Godessa on African Dope records. She moved onto a successful solo career after that before deciding to lend her talents to Mix n Blend. When Chuck D tells a crowd you're one of the top 3 female MC's he's ever worked with, you know you must be pretty bad-ass.

Kevin Ribbans

Producer / Samples

Kevin grew up under the watchful eye of a mother who happened to be a concert pianist. After he left school, together with Jon Arnold, Ben Lewis, and later Ross Finck, Kev started a radio show, producing tunes and Dj'ing all over the country at festivals at Rocking the Daisies, Oppikoppi etc. He runs the heart of the band, the Ableton Live based electronic setup.

Jonathan Arnold

Producer / Tenor Sax

Jon started out playing sax and clarinet throughout school, before packing that in for a while and messing around with turntables and sequencers. He's a complete nerd, develops software for a living, and lives to surf.

Latest Audio

all our newest tunes...

You Can

Maceo & the Macks vs. M.O.P. – Ante Up The Tracks (Mix n Blends one afternoon edit)

feat. Yaelle Trules – Mercy

feat. Sannie Fox – Rebel Gun


Mix n Blend - You Can

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Mother City E.P.

Today sees the official release of the brand new Mother City E.P. by Cape Town’s SAMA nominated act, Mix n Blend. The EP, entitled Mother City, features four tracks in

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