Ultra talented Pretoria based producer, songwriter and DJ Young DLC (21) has bagged himself a publishing contract with Sony ATV South Africa.
The Campus of Performing Arts Pretoria music student boasts under his belt production credits for Coke Studio Africa 2017, where he worked on all remixes and cover songs for the whole 13 episodes.
The 21-year-old producer, songwriter and DJ stormed South African airwaves early in the year with his first collaboration with Sylent Nqo, a guitarist from Zimbabwe, enjoying high rotation on Algoa FM. The Young DLC produced song, Be My Girl, was on the Eastern Cape’s AlgoaFM Top 30 charts for 14 weeks , and peaked at number 5. You can also here some of his music by visiting soundcloud.
Before signing to Sony ATV, Young DLC was one of the selected few producers invited to the Sony ATV writers camp, a weekend where he worked with South Africa’s crème de la crème of producers and songwriters.
Song ATV South Africa took to social networks to announce the signing with a statement,”#NewSigning Thrilled to have producer and composer Young DLC join the #sonyatvtribe Looking forward to being part of the journey”
A fast rising EDM DJ on his own right, Young DLC will be working on some exciting collaborations across Africa, Europe and South America. Young DLC production skills have been recognized by France’s Hip Hop fraternity, with some of the big names in the game already working on tracks using his beats.
Young DLC has a collaborative work relationship with Tristan of December, where they have formed a yet to be named songwriting duo. They have written a couple of tracks, and all projects are under wraps for now.
Young DLC, a former Boston Campus Soul Candi School of Music student, has his own solo single, Desert Flower which received positive reviews when he performed it live on eTV’s ShizLive in November 2017.
In 2016, Young DLC’s song Don’t Stop was published worldwide by a Netherlands Record Label. Young DLC was on Coke Studio SA 2016 where he produced for Aewon Wolf and Jade Brandon, their song is played on 5fm and other commercial radio stations.
Young DLC says,” This is a new and exciting journey for me. New Chapter. Excited that I will be working with Sony ATV, with worldwide songwriting and production opportunities. Surely dreams can come true, this is one good example”
Young DLC’s manager, Tendai Joe said,” We are thrilled by this milestone in Young DLC’s career. He is an incredibly hardworking songwriter and producer, with an amazing talent. With Sony on his side, Young DLC will surely grow to be one of the best songwriters and producers out of Africa.”
Young DLC was one of the headline acts at the recently cancelled Treadfest SA, which was to be held December 2017 at Drakensburg Amphitheatre. Young DLC was on Billboards and posters with the likes of Gangs of Ballet, Mathew Mole, Sketchy Bongo, Francois Van Coke, Monark, Majozi, Locnville, Goodluck, Pit Fat, Chinda Munki, December Streets, The Kiffness, Ryki, Graeme Watkin Project, Yannick Meyer, The Sweet Resistance, Opposite The Other, DJ Wandile and others.
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