Mi Casa are an ebullient pop outfit known for their infectious blend of jazz, dance music, and R&B, as well as African and Brazilian traditions.
They broke through with their 2011 debut, Mi Casa, featuring the single "These Streets." The band have remained chart favorites in their native South Africa, scoring eight number one hits, and releasing albums like 2015's Home Sweet Home and 2017's Familia.
Formed in 2011 in Johannesburg, Mi Casa features Portuguese-born singer Joao da Fonseca, aka J'Something; DJ/producer Sipho Mphahlaza, aka Dr. Duda; and trumpeter Moshe Kgasoane, aka Mo-T. The group initially met at a club and debuted several months later with the full-length Mi Casa. The album proved a success, spawning the hit single "These Streets" and earning gold status. It also took home three South African Music Awards for Best Dance Album, Newcomer of the Year, and Record of the Year. The group also gained wider visibility opening for Drake. They followed with 2013's Su Casa, which featured the song "Jika," and included collaborations with Jimmy Nevis, Black Coffee, and Mishka. In 2015, Mi Casa released the double-disc Home Sweet Home, which featured the tracks "Chocolate" and "Barman," and included guest spots from Boddhi Satva, Rancido, Quesswho, and others. The band's fourth album, Familia, arrived in 2017, featuring the track "Feeling You." In 2020, Mi Casa celebrated their tenth anniversary with the release of We Made It. Included on the album was the single "Church Bells." ~ Matt Collar