Welcome to dyer tribe
The home of creative music conceptualising, composition, performance, and professional production.
We have a long list of albums which we have produced/co-produced. We aim to get the best performances out of recording artists and session musicians.
Our studio space is a world-class facility which perfectly balances analogue-digital recordings of the highest quality.
- Music Production
- Music direction of live and video events
- Music in multi-disciplinary projects
- Creative consulting
- Studio facility for hire
About Steve and Bokani Dyer
Dyertribe directors Steve and Bokani Dyer have a combined experience of over 40 years in the music industry. Our vision is to preserve and promote African perspectives in a global arena in fresh, dynamic and substantive new ways.
We have a far reaching worldwide creative network for unique collaborations and project briefs based on individual requirements.
- Film and tv projects – Takalani Sesame, Yellow Card, Catching Feelings(Netflix), Zulu Wedding, BBC Wildlife on One: Meerkats divided and more.
- Music Production – Oliver Mtukudzi (Tuku Music, Paivepo, Bvuma, Vhunze Moto, Ndega Zvangu), Mahube, Vusi Mahlasela (Shebeen Queen), Soul Housing Project, iKati, Spha Mdlalose, Nomfusi, Melanie Scholtz (Our Time), Selmor Mtukudzi, Tariro.
We have directed shows and/or recorded projects that included artists such as Vusi Mahlasela, Oliver Mtukudzi, Ringo, Ammara Brown, Selmor Mtukudzi, Msaki, Sjava, Bucci, Thandi Ntuli, Ami Faku, Tamy Moyo, Hope Masike, Siya Makuzeni, Mbuso Khoza, Xixel Langa, Sisonke Xonti, Nomfi… and more.
Dyertribe studio space functions in the best of both worlds: an ideal balance between analogue and digital to ensure warm-bodied recordings and high-performance digital capability.
The large live recording room ensures a solid and transparent body of sound without necessity for excessive digital tweaking. It houses a pristine Kawai RX3 baby grand piano and custom DW drum kit.
The centrepiece of the control room space is the classic Trident Series 80 console known for countless classic recordings from the 1960’s to current day.
Our digital conversion is handled by the revered Apogee Symphony system, known by industry professionals for high-quality analogue to digital conversion. From smaller projects to large ensembles, we are able to cater for a variety of recording projects.
We have the infrastructure to ensure that Dyertribe art:music projects are produced to the highest technical standards.
Kusale Izibongo (2020) A jazz commemoration suite by Steve Dyer. Memorialising the 35-year anniversary of the June 14, 1985 SADF raid on Gaborone, Botswana with music by Steve Dyer, the suite’s title is taken from the Zulu proverb: “Ku fa izinsizwa ku sale izibongo” -...
Shaina (2020) Shaina is the story of a group of friends who face life-changing difficulties that reflect day-to-day challenges faced by ordinary people.Commenting on the movie, Zimbabwean Communications Specialist, Patricia Mabviko, said that the movie is a must watch...
Colour Me Human (2015) ‘Colour Me Human’ - a multimedia theatre production - is a story celebrating every human beings shared and collective humanity.Whatever our different cultures, belief systems, spiritualities and various perceptions of creation, at the core we...