Mi Casa is an award-winning South African band that formed in 2010 with a signature sound that enabled them to reach a global audience. Their music falls into the genres of /his house music band comprising three unique musicians. ‘Dr. Duda’ produces all the songs for the band, ‘J’Something’ leads with his vocals and song writing and Mo-T adds a distinctive element of funky jazz with his trumpet. Their albums, Su Casa, Su Kasi Remixes, MI Casa and Home Sweet Home have all flourished on music charts all over the world – reaching triple-platinum selling status.
‘J’Something’ (real name Joao De Fonseca) was born in Algarve, Portugal and later emigrated to Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape. He adopted the name “J’Something” due to his friends not being able to pronounce his birth name.
Alexandra-born Moshe Kgasoane also known as Mo-T is Mi Casa’s trumpeter who adds a fun, jazzy element to the unique sound of the band. His father, Mr. Banza Kgasoane, who played the trumpet for Mango Groove, taught him to play the trumpet at a young age. When he first met ‘J’Something’and ‘Dr.Duda’ in 2010, he instantly clicked with them. One of his highlights is Mi Casa’s recent collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which is on their recent offering Home Sweet Home.
Sipho Mphahlaza, also known as ‘Dr.Duda’ is the man responsible for the beats and production of Mi Casa’s projects. Born in KwaNdebele, Mpumalanga, ‘Dr.Duda’ boasts 15 years in the music industry. Mi Casa’s recent world tour – 14 dates across eight cities in Europe and the USA – saw ‘Dr.Duda’ transform his music to diverse audiences across the world, proving its international appeal