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The Booth: Sir Vincent

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Fans, casual listeners and critics aren’t the only consumers of music. Every fortnight, we ask a prominent or exciting local artist to share five tracks that are currently on rotation on their boombox/diskman/Zune – oldies, latest hits, oddities and obscurities.

Welcome to The Booth.

Sir Vincent (aka Vincent Manzini) has been a prominent feature of the Cape Town (read: actual Cape Town, not just CBD-Cape-Town) music scene for a few years now. Aside from being skilled on the decks and getting a party going, he is also one of the busiest individuals in the country. Armed with business theory, he founded Jump Start Music, Khayelitsha’s first DJ academy, established Khayelitsha’s first entertainment website Ikapa Live, its first classifieds newspaper, Kassified, and Ikasi Experience, a market (and party) at which township entrepreneurs are be able to showcase their wares and ideas.

With the city’s continued geographic/demographic divide, the work that he is doing to provide young musicians and entrepreneurs with opportunities is truly exciting, especially so at a time where the need to be both simultaneously is as important as it’s ever been.

This effort is echoed best by an organisation such as Cape Town Electronic Music Festival taking place in two weeks time, where Sir Vincent will be spinning his brand of soulful deep house and funk beats.

Check out his latest track, ‘Nirvana ft. Lauren’, for a taste of what to expect.

In no particular order, here are his five tracks:

1 Junior Taurus ft. Lady Zamar ‘Cotton Candy’ 

I love the drums, bass and the vocal approach. Fun song, playful and yet sexy.

Oscar P ‘I Love You’

That old school feel, good approach to an upbeat instrumental. This one even my mom can vibe too. That Gospel feel.

3 Da Capo ft. Rona Rey ‘Unpredictable (Original Mix)’

Hypnotic vocal, sexy as hell, This one is for the ladies!

4 Fera ‘There’s Something (Original Mix)’

I like the simplicity, very few but important and powerful instruments used, bassline is incredible.

5 Wanda Baloyi ft. Kabomo ‘Kisses (Louie Vega Remix)’

I love the duet approach to this song. Their having a dialogue, conversation, quite artistic and great harmony.

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