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DJ VInny Da Vinci

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Show(s): The Urban Beat

With over two decades of deejaying under his belt, Vinny Da Vinci is one of the most important figures on the South African Electronic Dance Music scene.

Vinny has helped galvanize deep underground club culture in his various guises: as a partner in the power house House Afrika Records (www.houseafrika.com); as compiler and executive producer of many of their top-selling compilations; as a producer alongside his long time friend and partner, DJ Christos.

He has also played in clubs across South Africa and in neighbouring countries like Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique - even North Africa – and has wowed crowds annually in Ibiza, Spain since 2000 when he debuted at the legendary night club, Pacha (he’s made annual pilgrimages to the Winter Music Conference in Miami since the same year). His skills also secured him a mini tour of Europe (Ibiza, Mallorca, London and Zurich).

Vinny da Vinci has played alongside the biggest visitors to South Africa, including Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Dennis Ferrer, Charles Webster, Alix Alvarez, Mr V, Alexkid, Frankie Feliciano, Kenny Dope, Franck Roger, Jojo Flores, Jazzy Jeff, Jef K, Rocco, Ralf Gum, Manoo…(the list is endless)

Since April 2009, Vinny and his longtime partner Christos have secured a slot on SABC’s Metro FM (www.metrofm.co.za), Friday evenings from 22h00 till 01h00 producing and presenting a dance show called The Urban Beat. The show has attracted a lot of listeners here in South Africa and abroad. Some people even call it the University of House Music and it grows everyday. It’s through these kinds of platforms that you see Vinny’s dream of changing the face of music in South Africa realised.

The sky’s the limit for the legendary little maestro Vinny Da Vinci, so expect a whole lot more from the man who likes to say ‘MUSIC IS MY LIFE AND THERE AIN’T NO STOPPING…DA DEEP IS GONNA GETCHA!!!’

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