Profile of the performer Raiko: Born December 30th, 1980 in Cape Town, South Africa, Raiko is a true soldier of the South African hip-hop movement, having established himself as a DJ, producer, broadcaster, promoter and writer, since his career began in 1998. One of the most hard-working DJs on the South African hip hop circuit, as one third of [b]Abnormal Detail[/b], a group which features [a=Gini Grindith] and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tha+Hymphatic+Thabs]Hymphatic Thabs[/url], as well as being the tour DJ for [a=Ben Sharpa], Raiko is also known for his eclectic sets underpinned by the classic 90s Golden Era hip hop sound. As a promoter, he was a member of [b]amuchDarkerPromotions[/b], an independent production company that was responsible for a number of legendary Cape Town hip hop events, such as Boogie Down Knights (1998-2001), Wordlife (2000-2001) and The Lounge Sessions (2003-2006). Having relocated to downtown Johannesburg since, Raiko has deejayed alongside some of the finest hip-hop DJs nationally and internationally, including [a=Ready D] (ZA), [a=DJ Hamma] (ZA), [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Big+Dre+(2)]Big Dre[/url] (ZA), [a=DJ Spair] (US), [a=DJ Kofi] (UK), [a=DJ Semtex] (UK), [a=Asif] (UK), [a=DJ Woody] (UK), [a=Mr. Thing] (UK) and [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/DJ+Kim+(3)]DJ Kim[/url] (FR).