Rasta sits at the bottom of the stairs on a jungle gym. Tall and lanky, he has to fold his legs like a pretzel to find a comfortable angle.
Around him are a crew of friends and collaborators from Hillbrow Radio, where he has found a studio, and the encouragement of empathy for his vision. Most of them sit on camp chairs and are already a few beers deep when I arrive. It's Rasta's birthday party, but the 43-year old seems to be the one least excited about it.
They're just setting up the sound when I arrive and before long, the DJ starts playing a house set that kicks off with a soulful remix of N’Dinga Gaba and Sahfee's Summer breeze.