Born Sibusiso Mzwandile Mabuza, Rendition is a Swazi record producer, recording artist, sound designer and co-founder of digital entertainment platform and record label MotherLand X. He has worked with artists such as Usanele from BOYZNBUCKS, Una Rams, Gemini (Ghana), Just Roybn and 80 Script (Swaziland). Having began his career in 2011 as a Deep House producer, he founded a group called Rhythm Lab Project which consisted of two other members. The group released their first single “Incandescence”under Blockhead Recordings (USA) collaborating with Canadian duo Beaty and The Breakdown(Amber Long & Mason Bach), the song was picked up by one of the designers at Ottawa Fashion Week in the same year. Fast-forward 3 years later Rendition and 3 of his childhood friends who were based in Chicago established an independent label, MotherLand X (inspired by the Soulection), with the aim to cater for a niche market that was being overlooked in Swaziland, electronic music.
Rendition’s sound is a blend of Hip Hop, EDM and Soul music infused with authentic African sounds, inspired by producers like Kaytranada, Flume and Sam Gellaitry.
Stream Rendition’s remix of the XMPL‘s break out hit, Madala, below: