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Producer aims higher with new album

Mohalenyane Phakela

PRODUCER, guitarist, singer and rapper Chino El Vito believes his upcoming Black Crown offering will be his biggest to date as he had given everything to showcase his music talent.

Set to be released early next year, the RnB and Hip Hop offering will boast 18 tracks. The first track, Tsamaea, was released last month via the digital platforms iTunes, Deezer, Amazon and Soundcloud. The second single, Private, an RnB song with Kwaito influences, is set to be released this week.

The Ha Thamae-born musician told Xpress People that he has been working on the album since 2013 to ensure high standards.

“People have always known me as a House DJ, producer and vocalist but I always wanted to release an album which would feature all my musical skills so I am going all out on this one,” Chino El said.

Before Sunset (released in 2015) was just a teaser and homage to people who knew me as a person devoted to House music.

“I listen to different genres and when I do music I always try to fuse different sounds to come up with something extraordinary which is why there will be elements of Kwaito and House on the new album.”

Black Crown features rappers Nirex and Peiidh. It was entirely produced by Chino himself, apart from one track, A Little Something which was done by Trompie who produces for South African Motswako rapper Khuli Chana. The album was mastered by Stylus 88.

The versatile Chino El Vito has been in the industry since 2005 but gained prominence during the days of Karma House music Sessions which used to be held at Litaleng from 2008 to 2010. He joined INI Movement in 2013 as a producer but went on to surprise many when he featured as a vocalist on rapper Sadon’s Easy to Love in 2015.

He also featured on Boshoa Bot?oere’s Bophelo ba Bosiu as well as OG S’Killz’s Remembrance. In October the same year he released the 13 track Before Sunset album which had hits like How we do, Lumelang, Take me Back and One Love. He was also nominated for the Ultimate Music Awards in the Newcomer category last year.

“I am going to give Black Crown my all and ensure that it becomes my career breakthrough as I would like to work with Nigeria’s Wizkid before end of next year. My dream is to be an African superstar like him and other Nigerian musicians.

“There are people promoting Black Crown in South Africa and I also did a couple of radio interviews. My plan is to tour as soon as I drop it next year,” he said.

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