After hearing his soon to be popular tune “Nirvana” on the youth radio station Yfm, we knew this boy has the making to be a legend. We reached out our long internet tentacles all the way to the western cape coast to introduce you to the this talented dude. Sir Vincent…
Best: Where are you from and do they love your music where you from?
Sir Vincent: I’m from CPT, grew up in the hood in a township called Khayelistha, yes, I have a very big support in my hood. I’m eternally grateful about that.
Best: When did you start Djing?
SV: I started spinning in 2007 officially, however before then i use to mess around with some vinyl’s with my homies. However in 2007 I developed a plan and never looked back.
Best: So when did you decide that this was no longer a hobby and that you would make it your career?
SV: When my sister passed on in 2008, i knew i had to do make a decision. She believed in me and my capabilities. She was there when I conceptualised my plan back in 2007. I knew that it had to make sense. I had to treat it differently to a spaza shop. It is said that the moment you treat it like a spaza shop, it shall also pay you as a spaza shop.
Best: So what do you think sets you apart from the rest? I mean, what’s the difference between a DJ and you?
SV: I think what sets me apart, is the energy, and the fact that I’m very relatable. I cater to the audience, and always have a smile on my face. I know and respect the audience and they can tell. It’s organic.
Best: What is it like when you look out at the crowd?
SV: It’s a very special feeling. Those smiles, those many different reactions. They give me life and i feed of their energies.
Best: where did/do you get inspiration from?
SV: My mother, has inspired me immensely. From rags to riches. Witnessing her realise her dreams kinda validated my own. Also that township kid that dreams big, and sticks to the plan no matter what , I draw inspiration from that.
Best: Do you get nervous before you go on stage?
SV: Hell yeah!!! I still get nervous. I pray every time before jumping on stage.
Best: What is the biggest crowd that you have ever played for?
SV: I think Oppi Koppi back in 2014. I think Casper Nyovest was running late and I had to take control. Let’s say 10k people or more. Was quite cool…lol. He came and murdered it.
Best: What is the greatest gig that you’ve played?
SV: The best gig? It’s quite a tricky one. So many cool gigs i have played at over the years. However if i had to choose one. It has to be the Boiler Room, back in Amsterdam, I rocked a back to back set with Diloxclusiv…Same line up as Black Coffee and Luciano. Remember that both these Djs are on the top 100 best DJ list of 2015. Boiler Room is the mecca of house / dance music being part of that was quite surreal.
Best: How has the house scene changed since you started djing?
SV: Yeah, I people evolve….Things change, trends change, different influences which further influences the music culture. So yeah, as expected, the scene will always change. The one constant thing in life, is change.
Best: Now you are legend have plenty women who thrown themselves at you?
SV: A legend? ME? LOL, not yet…Let’s just say one in the making. I am still paying my school fees. To answer your question, yeah the ladies appreciate me. They give me more love than the homies. I suppose my brand speaks to them. I ain’t complaining though lol. I’m taken though…..I have a beautiful lady and an adorable little king! Blessed!
Best: Is being a Dj lucrative?
SV: It’s a very tough industry, I won’t lie. Especially doing it outside JHB…However once you get it right, it is damn lucrative. I want be a Global brand, the world is bigger than SA!!!!
Best: What other businesses are you involved in?
SV: I co-own a marketing and communications agency called Ikapa Live with my business partner who is also a DJ. He goes by the name DJ Loyd.
We offer brands strategy , conceptualising concepts and campaigns, activations and eventing. We have been in business since 2011 and currently employ 2 people.
Best: what do you spend your money on?
SV: Securing a future for my son. My lifestyle ( living expenses ) and maybe clothes.
Best: What about cars or a House – you know?
SV: Yeah, I’m not really big on material things. However i work hard, i deserve to live a fairly good life.
Best: How many cars & houses do you have?
SV: I have one car….House is next on the list…This rental life aint ayoba I’m a father now! LOL
Best: How many studio albums do you have if not are you looking to release anything in the future?
SV: I only singles, doing well and topping charts on radio. My latest single “Nirvana” featuring Lauren…A very beautiful song, now available on iTunes and Google play.
Best: Is there any artist you wish to work with in our industry?
SV: A lot. SA has a very wide pull of talent. Just to mention a few…Busi on the vocals and probably Don Laka…
Best: How do you think music you play has changed over the years?
SV: As I mature, I also mature as an artist. My music knowledge expands….The music I play changes too. However I’m still big on dropping classics.
Best: Are you big into social media. how many twitter followers?
SV: Yeah, I’m living in the social media era. It’s either you adapt or die. Social media makes the world smaller, we have supporters in different parts of the globe, so it helps bridge the gap and the distance.
I have about 3258 followers on twitter. —– Follow me @sirvincentsa
Best: As a legend in the music industry what would be your advice to up and coming DJs?
SV: A legend? LOL in the making yeah….
Believe in yourself, discover what makes you unique and make it work. Block out the noise and focus on your plan!
Best: If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
SV: Probably a lawyer. I talk a lot and I love debating.