House Music in Johannesburg

How House Music Took Over Johannesburg

Johannesburg has been steadily cultivating a house music scene.


When Chicago House music producer Vick Lavender visited Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first time in 2010, one of his long-held dreams came true.

“I remember getting in cabs, and they were playing my record on the radio,” Lavender said. “And they were playing my record in its entirety. I had never experienced that in Chicago. ”

House music fans also recognized him at the airport — another first for Lavender.

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