Vinny da Vinci really is a DJ whose credentials are unquestionable, and who’s still at the cutting edge of South African house music and culture, two decades after his debut as a DJ. When one talks about the veterans of DJing, the name Vinny da Vinci ranks among the best in the industry.
Born Vincent Motshegoa and raised in a very musical family in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Vinny developed a strong liking for compiling and mixing. He prepared tapes to play at house parties and school functions, and because he didn’t have the necessary equipment, he had to use the cut-and-paste formula.
Motivation and perseverance have seen Vinny go from working in a clothing store to being labelled one of the best DJs in Mzansi. “Sometimes we don’t get what we want at the first go, but if you really want something, you work hard till you get it,” said Vinny.
In this album Vinny has worked with the some of the best in the music industry, including the likes of international DJ Abicah Soul, Jamie Anderson, Owain and French producer Rocco just to mention a few.
He also said he feels that the collection takes a leap forward in terms of the freshness of the sound.He said it reflects the ever- widening appeal of house sounds on Mzansi dance floors.
His friendship with DJ Christos has seen them release three albums under the DJ’s @ Work collaboration to date, and his Africanism series under the House Afrika Records label has dominated the deep-house scene, “pioneering a new wave of minimal, baseline-heavy, Afro-flavoured rhythms that have bewitched dance floors”.