Chino El Vito unleashes first album
MULTI-TALENTED muso, Chino El Vito, released his long-awaited debut album last Thursday, which has already elicited positive feedback on social media.
Despite dabbling with other genres, such as RNB, Hip Hop and Jazz, over the course of his career, Chino El Vito stayed true to his first love of House in the 13-track album. Among the notable tracks on the offering include How We Do, Lumelang, Part Ways, Take Me Back and One Love.
In an interview with the Weekender this week, chino said the album revolved around the themes of happiness, love and encouragement.
“The 13-tracks consist of loves songs meant to inspire and moti- vate people,” he said.
“As expressed in the title, Before Sunset, it is the type of music people should listen to get into the party mood. It is soulful music which was recorded using live instruments.”
Although chino has been in the music industry since 2005, he said the long wait to release the album was worth it because he had gathered enough confidence and proficiency to produce a quality product. chino said he drew inspiration from the work rate of multi-award winning American RNB star chris Brown.
“I am greatly inspired by chris Brown because he is a hard worker and is dedicated to his craft,” he said.
“my dream is for my music to reach international standards where I can even have world tours. I also aspire to work with legendary South African DJ, Black coffee, and American singer miguel.”
The renowned producer and instrumentalist said, going forward, he would not pigeonhole himself in one type of music but strive to be an all-rounder. Over the course of this year, the Thamae-based musician has been working closely with Hip Hop stables such as INI Family as a producer and vocalist. chino showcased his versatility when he was featured on vocals in the tracks of rappers Boshoa Botsoeroe’s Bophelo Ba Bosiu and Sadon’s Easy to Love.
“As much as I am into House, I do not want to constrict myself to any specific genre because this industry is broad and I need to be as versatile as possible,” he said.
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