Ryan Murgatroyd - South African Music Producer, DJ and Live Music Performer.
Ryan Murgatroyd rose to global prominence when his release ‘Funk Country’ became BBC1 Radio's "essential new tune" on the legendary Pete Tong's show. Not losing sight of cementing his presence internationally, Ryan shifted his focus towards indulging in other pursuits. This included the success of his duo Crazy White Boy as well as a pivotal role as director of education at the Soul Candi Institute of Music.
Never one to simmer down, Ryan set his sights on conquering the electronic world of European music once more. It didn't take long before his debut single, Bantwana's Piano, was making waves around the world. DJ Mag called it "a towering achievement in the landscape of modern house music" before it was track listed on 4 Defected compilations and featured as Damian Lazarus’s closing track at Burning Man. In 2014 Ryan released his ‘iKalimba’ EP, tying in his new-found partnership with Get Physical Music, with major support from the likes of Solomun, H.O.S.H., and many others.
Having secured his relationship with Get Physical Music, Ryan headed up a new collective and showcase to African House music, ‘Bantwanas’. With his consistent efforts in and out of studio he assisted and featured in the release of the first ever ‘Africa Gets Physical’ compilation and is currently working on a new album with an array of original tracks, collaborations and remixes, while touring Africa and Europe.