Thabo Konopi


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  • 12 Inch Productions


Thabo Konopi alias T-Man undertakes to be amid the finest music producers to hit the South African music industry.

He heads 12 Inch Productions (, a young and dynamic production company and independent record label based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He is also the President of The National Arts and Culture Development Foundation (, a non-profit organization which he founded to address the need to improve human resource skills, economic development and business education levels within South African creative industries.

His diverse outlook, modesty and passion for music see him being part of the international arena:


- WOMEX 2010 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- MIDEM 2010 (Cannes, France)
- WOMEX 2008 (Sevilla, Spain)
- SONAR 2008 (Barcelona, Spain)
- MIDEM 2007 (Cannes, France)
- RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY 2006 (Melbourne, Australia)

and still counting...


- M.Z.A.L.A. – Nightlife “Eb’sugu”
- The Final Definition - DJ Fresh
- Once Again E.P. - Harrison Crump (USA)
- For The Love Of House Vol. 2 - DJ Euphonik
- Lovelife House Generation – DJs @ Work (DJ Christos & Vinny Da Vinci)
- The Return Of Love - Chez Damier (USA), Nina Kravetz (Russia), Aroop Roy (Japan), Skymark (Spain) and T-Man (SA)
- Food For The Soul - Mesh Potato
- Township Groove E.P. – T-Man
- Another Mid Tempo – DJ Glen Lewis
- Electric Jungle E.P. – T-Man
- Quantized Mix 3 – DJ QT
- Mampondo E.P. – T-Man
- 2006 RBMA Various Assets Compilation – Various Artists
- Keep Rising E.P. – T-Man
- Definition Of House Vol. 2 – DJ Fresh
- 12 Inch Deep E.P. – T-Man
- SABC 1 Sgubhu Samampela Vol. 2 – Various Artists
- Milestones – Desert Chyld
- Supa House Vol. 1 – Various Artists

The list goes on...

It is refreshing to know that he is always willing to push musical boundaries. His attitude to life, maturity and African pride, influence his input in the music that he creates and produces in his studio. “My commitment has always been to assist our African creative talent, artistic energy and musical heritage with quality technological and technical expertise. The wealth of talent, diverse cultures and the top class technology we currently have at our disposal puts us in a position to be amongst the best in the world. One of my primary objectives is to introduce and promote our South African musical heritage, culture and industry products to new global markets. This is in an effort to establish and advance international business relationships, creating a platform for both local and international industries to interact with one another by exchanging services, products and resources. This would be my small contribution to the development of our South African music industry and my humble way of making sure that African music and culture is treasured and documented,” he expressed.

The response at his live performances has been exciting and a source of his inspiration. His DJ sets offer soulful house music with a combination of ethnic influences inspired by a deep and cheerful mood that will make your world come together flawlessly…

For bookings or more info contact: or visit

Womex 2010 - Stand Number: 64, 65, 66

participating in

  • WOMEX 2008