LADY M - Bazique

Margaret is based in Cape Town and plays a strong and unique electronic sound, continuously earning herself recognition as the country’s leading lady in the local deep house and techno scene. Her roots are shared between South Africa and the Seychelles. Having spent her childhood absorbing the Indian Ocean and the flavours east of Africa whilst embracing a bouquet of French descent – it is no wonder that rhythm and dance is at the core of her being. She initially began playing on vinyl in her late teens in Cape Town, hosting residencies at various cocktail bars before making her mark on South Africa’s nightclub and festival circuit.

Throwing out deeply driving, percussive and melodic house and techno, she experiments and transitions smoothly within her sub-genres and blends the feminine with the masculine in her sets. The result is an explosive journey for both body and mind, with quality delivery being her utmost focus.

To understand the source she studied Advanced Music Production and currently produces in her home studio and is also a frequent at the Red Bull Studios. Her ‘Solitude’ EP released in January 2013 marked her as the first female electronic artist in South Africa to release a solo record. Currently releasing on Cape Town based label Triplefire Music she also has her own label Magique Music. Her label focuses primarily on providing a platform for artists in all edges of South Africa to attain worldly exposure for their music. This year (2017) opened up her talents to the world with a debut EP on Berlin label Katermukke, with a number of performances booked in Germany for the summer.

Being a firm member of the underground scene has led her onto the national field alongside South Africa’s strongest talents. With a weekly Summer esidency at Orphanage Club and regular appearances at ERA and Modular in Cape Town and Truth and And Club in Johannesburg, she also performs at Afrikaburn and has been seen fitting the bill for internationals such as Inland Knights, Soul Clap, David August, Lake People, Eric Volta, Superflu, Marco Resmann, Ron Costa, Black Coffee, Culoe De Song and Stimming. Spending time abroad for the past European summers has also seen her edge herself into the international market with sets in Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin and Ibiza. Her love affair with Berlin is no secret and has strongly influenced her into the artist she is today where she blends the sounds of Africa and Europe into one.