African rhythms, haunting beats, and deep emotions saturate the Afro-house sound of DJ/producer Caiiro. Born Patrick Dumisani Mahlangu in the KwaNdebele region of South Africa in 1991, Caiiro was intoxicated by acts like Culoe de Song, Black Coffee, and Black Motion. He experienced the Afro-house scene's phenomenal growth during the 2010s and caught its collective ear with the stirring 2016 track "Cries of the Motherland," which featured the vocals of Sam-K. It marked the first of many Caiiro collaborations with soulful female vocalists, including Fifii, who adds a haunting refrain to the club hit "Fefe (U Lost)" from Caiiro's debut album, First Impressions. Caiiro's rise was confirmed by his 2020 album, Agora. The diverse 30-track release features contributions from Pixie L, Xoli M, Wunmi, Thabz da Mos Hi, Mpumi, Anda Cass, and Black Motion, proving that Caiiro had clearly entered the Afro-house pantheon.