Trompies’ Spikiri said the veteran music group were a little frustrated when member DJ Mahoota decided to no longer perform live with them, but said they had grown to accept the star’s decision.

Trompies are a South African music group who specialise in a type of pop music known as Kwaito. The members of the group grew up together in a Soweto township and agreed to form a band after they had all completed their music studies in college.

The group has been performing together around the country and are busy working on an album. However, DJ Mahoota has decided to tell the group that he won’t be performing with them any-more a the Red Bull Music Festival will be held in Johannesburg from April 3 to April 8. However, he will still record the new album with them.

“Mahoota has a DJ career. He comes when we are working in studio or shooting pictures. He said he doesn’t think he is going to perform with us again. We have come to accept it and now we even forgot that he’s not performing with us.”

Spikiri says Mahoota is still part of Trompies, “He is still a part of the group. He just doesn’t perform with us. The good thing is that there are so many of us, so if he is not there we can still perform. We still see him as part of the group. We won’t split. Trompies is our empire. You may have Fanta and Creme Soda but Coke is still the boss. Trompies is like the Coke. Everything goes under Coke.”

“I am still a member (of the group) and committed to Trompies. I am nothing without Trompies but you must understand that we are also solo artists and sometimes I am booked for other shows prior to my performances with Trompies, which I need to honour. If I am not available, the group goes on without me. That does not mean that I am not interested in the group or they are tired of me,” – Mahoota told TshisaLIVE.

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