Jozi: E.P.I.C // Special Edition // DJ Nelson (Afroboogie)

E.P.I.C has erupted onto the Jozi nightlife scene. On the last Friday of every month Café Culture in Fourways plays host to a night with a little bit of something for everyone.

For the sixth E.P.I.C, founders Jakee and James Damian provide support for one of the South Africas original house masters: DJ Nelson AKA Afroboogie!


The start of his career in 1989 was long before dj’s got any recognition, never mind press, he was playing all night sets in Johannesburg’s clubs and later partly responsible for the start and rise of the early raves he swiftly became a respected name in the country’s club circles.A 5 year residency at ESP in Jo’burg, made Sunday afternoons at the infamous club unforgettable as did his own Friday club, Flyhouse.

This established him to a point where he initiated and started the release of dj mix compilations and went on to release nine cd compilations in the period from 1996-2002.

With a gig schedule taking him to all corners of the country he established himself as a confident DJ, playing major events like Mother Productions, Ministry of Sound, ICE, Cream, Womad, Amnesia and Pacha tours, some with audiences close to 20.000 people.

Since 2006, Dubai has been his home base where he has held residencies at the biggest clubs including Trilogy and his longest standing residency at the infamous Peppermint Club which hosted the world’s biggest artists every week. Other key venues include Sanctuary, Nassimi Beach, Allure by Cipriani.

Releases on labels like Defected, Stealth Records, Stereo, Twisted, Audio Therapy and Younan Music continue to push his envelope as a producer and has received support from the likes of Timo Maas,Steve Lawler, Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, Tom Stephan, Steve Porter, Oscar G, Saeed, Roger Sanchez, Laurent Garnier Chus & Ceballos and even Sasha to name few.

NELSON HAS PLAYED SUPPORT FOR THE LIKES OF: Luciano, Erick Morillo, Sasha, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Satoshi Tommie, Roger Sanchez, Jr Sanchez, Layo and Bushwacka, Mr C, Tim Deluxe, Nick Warren, Faithless, Orbital and many more!


Café Culture is an elegant, upmarket, fully licensed venue situated opposite Monte Casino in Pineslopes Shopping Centre (next to The Keg and in the same hub as Billy the Bums), corner Witkoppen Road and The Straight Avenue.

Café Culture features a technologically superior dance floor, renowned for one of the best vibes in town. A premium lounge and covered veranda provide unique chill out zones and meeting areas to catch up with friends and meet new ones alike.



E.P.I.C select five patrons a month to host their Birthday celebrations with them. This includes a personalised invitation for the event to send to their friends and family. A reserved section in the venue for your guests is completed by a selection of complimentary drinks. Like our and fill in the “Host My BIG Day” form to secure this exclusive offer.

:: E.P.I.C MAKERS ::

DJs Jakee and James Damian founded E.P.I.C with the vision of creating an original party brand with something for everyone. These two dynamic individuals bring both fresh perspective and years of experience by constantly reviewing, tweaking and evolving the brand. Each E.P.I.C night promises to build on its predecessor and returning patrons will always enjoy something new and exciting.

Allow Café Culture to be your destination once a month and surrender to the splendour of E.P.I.C.

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