DJ Katapila


The Ghanaian DJ/producer – famed for his relentlessly joyful DJ sets – brings the euphoric sound of the Accra dancefloor to E17.

‘They called me ‘Music Caterpillar’ because I can play music non-stop for three days…’ Cutting his teeth in the early 90s as a mobile DJ at funerals across Ghana, Katapila’s marathon discos quickly became a thing of legend, blending the traditional music styles of his youth with the uptempo sounds of Detroit techno and ecstatic 90s chart House. He comes to Walthamstow after record label Awesome Tapes from Africa’s Brian Shimkovitz discovered two pirated cassettes and decided to bring his music to a wider audience.