SA DJ to end tour in Maseru

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

MASERU is set to be the last stop of South African House mu­sic DJ Vinny Da Vinci’s birth­day tour next Thurs­day.

The vet­eran disc spin­ner will hold the show at Maseru Mall-based Ba.one restau­rant. He will share the deck with DJS China and Thabo Pha­latse from South Africa as well as lo­cal heavy­weights Agent K, Black Bee and Tapi Delux.

DJ Vinny Da Vinci started the tour on 22 May 2016 and has been hold­ing shows around South Africa since.

The House Afrika record­ing la­bel boss told the Week­ender from his Jo­han­nes­burg base this week that he de­cided to in­clude Le­sotho on the tour be­cause of the “huge fol­low­er­ship” he en­joys in the coun­try.

“The tour is be­ing held un­der the tagline #Vinny Da Vinci’s Ex­pen­sive Birth­day Tour, and it started on 22 May which was my ac­tual birth­day. I have since toured South Africa and Le­sotho will be my last stop,” he said.

The tour, DJ Vinny Da Vinci said, was the first he ever held for his birth­day cel­e­bra­tions and at the re­quest of his fans.

“Ini­tially, I used to have par­ties at my usual hang­out spots over a week­end, but my fans around South Africa asked me to come to their ar­eas and the idea of a tour over a pe­riod of a month was born,” he said.

“I in­cluded Le­sotho be­cause it is home away from home for me since I have de­vel­oped a huge fol­low­er­ship over the years I played there. Fans from Le­sotho also asked me to per­form in Maseru and that is why it is the only place out­side of South Africa that I will come dur­ing the tour.”

DJ Vinny Da Vinci also said he was well ac­quainted with the lo­cal artists he would share the stage with, es­pe­cially Agent K.

“I know a num­ber of DJS in Le­sotho with whom I have shared the stage and kept in con­tact on so­cial me­dia.

“In the case of Agent K, we are very close be­cause he is al­ways in con­tact with me to ask for ad­vice about the in­dus­try and never misses my shows when he is in South Africa.”

The House Afrika la­bel boss added that he would also be on the look­out for tal­ent to add to his sta­ble.

“Ev­ery time I am at a gig, I am al­ways look­ing out for tal­ent and one may never know when the next big tal­ent will be dis­cov­ered,” he said.

For his part, Agent K said he was look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the stage with his men­tor.

“When Vinny called me and asked me to play at his show, I felt hon­oured since I re­gard him as a men­tor,” he said.

“We met in 2006 when I used to get my vinyl col­lec­tion from House Afrika, and ev­ery time I was there I would al­ways ask to see him and he never gave me a cold shoul­der.”

Agent K added that he was in the process of pro­mot­ing his mu­sic and cloth­ing brand, Agent of House, for which he hopes to make DJ Vinny Da Vinci a brand am­bas­sador.

DJ Vinny Da Vinci

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