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The South African Music Industry has evolved beyond recognition…Many artists have backslidden…Many labels have fallen…But Eric Manyelo better known as Aero Manyelo has been able to secure his second release titled ‘Herbal 3 Allstars’ to date. He managed to do this through his self-owned record label , Herbal 3 Records.
The name Aero Manyelo hails from early 2000’s when dance music was staggering into club culture. These were times when big shot label owners sourced music from international waters, and for Aero, it was destiny to feature onto many of these. Having released his first single ‘Mexican Girl’ on Oskido’s Church Grooves seventh series, he understood that as both producer and Dj, he had to work hard to ultimately get his Afro-Tech sound recognized. He managed to tour all provinces promoting his single which then later went on to create a greater following.
He then decided to launch his own record label and release his second HIT track titled ‘My Prayer’ which he first featured onto his debut album titled ‘Still Black’ that did very well in 2008 . ‘My Prayer’ was major league STUFF! It bounced from taxi to taxi, club to club, dj to dj without even losing spin on radio. ‘My Prayer’ became a follow-up release on Oskido’s Church Groove’s eighth series in 2009. It sold big numbers.
By 2010 he had already toured Namibia, Swaziland and Botswana promoting his label ‘Herbal 3 Records’.
He licensed his work internationally to the likes of ‘Nulu Music’, Because Music France, Offering Recordings ,BBE ,Ocha Records ,New State ,Cabana Recordings etc even went on to remix Bobo on Wumni exclusively with Broadcite. He had collaborated with like artists like mOgrigo, The Lottery Ticket, Dj Qness, Wunmi ,Mauritzio , Oluhle ,the legendary late Brett Jackson to name a few.