Chino El Vito un­leashes first al­bum

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

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.

CHINO el Vito.

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