Ryan Murgatroyd is a South African house producer whose smooth, propulsive dance tracks are influenced by the music of his country.
Originally based in Johannesburg, he ran a music production school called the Soul Candi Institute of Music. Internationally, he first made an impact in 2007, when his single "Funk Country" received attention from BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong. During the same year, "Music Makes Me Feel" was released by Mark Knight's Toolroom Trax. Murgatroyd formed the duo Crazy White Boy with Konstantinos Karatamaglou in 2008, releasing several singles and a full-length via Soul Candi. Eventually relocating to Cape Town, Murgatroyd leaned toward an electro-house direction with some of his solo productions around 2010, but with the release of 2013's "Bantwana's Piano," he began exploring South African influences. Several singles and EPs followed on Get Physical Music, and he compiled and mixed Africa Gets Physical, Vol. 1, which appeared in 2017. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi