Tshepo Molefe better known by his stage name as Echo Deep, is a South African Soweto-born DJ and producer who is regarded as one of the most promising underground and emerging musicians both locally and globally.
He presently works as a MIX DJ on Lesedi FM’s Dia Roropa Show every Friday. In addition, he has an award from The Akademia Music Award of Excellence in the “Dance/Electronica” category from Los Angeles.
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Early Life and Career
Echo Deep is well-known for his appearances, successful songs, and album releases on Dance Afrika, a world-famous house music record label. Under the record label, he released the album House Afrika Mixtape 1. The collection was nominated for a Metro Award at the 14th annual Metro Awards.
He was listed #73 on Traxsource’s Top 100 Afro-House Artists of 2015 in 2015. Echo Deep’s solo first album, “The Music City,” was published by House Afrika Records in 2015.
He went on to release his second album with Motherland Distribution, which is home to DJ Christos and Dino Michael, two of the most well-known musicians in the world. Melrdy B, Maya Spector, Robyn Kate Pritchard, and the renowned Steve Paradise were among the many foreign and local artists that contributed to the record.
On Metro FM, Goodhope FM, Lesedi FM, Ukhozi FM, Deeplomattik Radio (UK), YFM, 5FM, and Child of Hope (Greece), to mention a few, he has been featured on DJ Vinny Da Vinci’s renowned radio program.
He’s also been booked in and out of some of South Africa’s most famous venues, including Zone 6 Venue, which is owned by world-renowned DJ Black Coffee, who was born in Soweto. Other notable musicians who have performed alongside Echo Deep include Vinny Da Vinci, Lady Zamar, Sjava, Tim White, Julian Gomes, DJ Christos, MoFlava, Lars Behrenroth, Dj Strat3gy, Cuebur, and Rocco. Just a few examples.
Precision, timing and good mixing skills are the primary elements one thinks of when the name Echo Deep comes up. The Soweto born DJ and producer Tshepo Molefe is one of the most respected underground and upcoming artists, both locally and internationally. He currently owned a slot as an MIX DJ on the Dia Roropa Show every Fridays on Lesedi FM. He also carries an award from The Akademia Music Award of Excellence under the “Dance/Electronica” category in the Los Angeles, under his belt.
Echo Deep is well known for his features, hit singles and album releases under the world renowned house music record label, House Afrika. He released the album House Afrika Mixtape 1 under the record label. The compilation received a nomination at the 14th annual Metro FM Awards. The DJ gained recognition in the dance music scene at the age of 18. He has already featured on the popular Don’t Look Down production, HitRefresh; a DJ TV show on Vuzu TV (consecutively). In the year 2015, he was featured in the well-known dance music streaming site; Traxsource, and ranked No #73 on their Top 100 afro-house artists of the year.
In 2015, Echo Deep released his solo debut album, The Music City under House Afrika Records Compilation “Mzansi House”. He went on to release his 2nd album The Music City (Unmixed) under Motherland Distribution; home to the highly acclaimed music giants, DJ Christos and Dino Michael. The album featured the likes of Melrdy B, Maya Spector, Robyn Kate Pritchard and the legendary Steve Paradise amongst other various international and local artists. The album was available for Physical purchase at Musica Stores.
The DJ has also featured on various radio shows both internationally and locally. He has been featured on DJ Vinny Da Vinci’s popular radio show on Metro FM, Goodhope FM, Lesedi FM, Ukhozi FM, Deeplomattik Radio (UK), YFM, 5FM, Child of Hope (Greece) just to name a few. He also bagged a residency on UK based radio station, Drums Radio, which his fans were able to stream online. He has also been booked on various occasion in and out of South Africa’s famous spots, including one owned by Soweto born world-renowned DJ Black Coffee; Zone 6 Venue. Echo Deep has also shared stages with other big artists such as Vinny Da Vinci, Lady Zamar, Sjava, Tim White, Julian Gomes, Dj Christos, MoFlava, Lars Behrenroth, Dj Strat3gy, Cuebur, Rocco, Andy X, Just to name few.
HIS OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE;
- A nomination from The Akademia Music awards, 2019 artist of the year for exceptional talent (highest honour).
- Number 17th on Global Deep House Charts on Mixcloud
- Number 13th on Global Techno House Charts on Mixcloud
- Traxsource’s Top 5 on the Afro House top 100 chart
- The Channel O music review placement
- Top 5 on 5FM #TheHouseConnect
- Daily Sun Article Post
- No #63 Traxsource Afro House Artist of 2019
- No #1 on JOOX & Face cover on “Its My House “ Playlist
- No #4 on Top 100 iTunes Dance Albums
- No #3 on Dub Techno Category on Hearthis
- No #1 on Spotify Playlist #OyaDance
- House Afrika Records
- Soul Candi Records
- Unconfined Group
- Sony Music Entertainment
- Universal Music
- Defected Records
- Bosom Records
- Melomania Records
- Merecumbe Recordings
- Open Bar Music
- Ocha Records
- Scoob & Freez
- Amarrage Recordings
- Uno Mas Recordings
- Syndicate Records
- Celsius Degree Records
- Pasqua Records
Wife / Girlfriend
Echo Deep is currently single and not in any relationship or married.
Echo Deep’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $300,000.