“When I started music I persuaded myself to work hard on a regular basis” Da Capo
Most people don’t expect much to come out of Limpopo, not even textbooks. So imagine the shock one receives when they find out that one of the most talented and promising local acts at the moment comes from and still lives in that quiet part of South Africa.
Da Capo is a 22 year old producer and DJ. He hasn’t been on the scene much longer than he has been out of high school but everyone from DJ Fresh to Nick Holder is shouting praises about the young boy upon mountain tops, and with good reason.
With no mentor and little guidance, Da Capo taught himself everything he knows about music and production and in due course it resulted in a string of hits that keep coming. The nature and good quality of Da Capo’s productions is so tightly embraced by the deep house music fraternity that his remixes are always highly anticipated and sought after like a rare vinyl in a hidden music store.
“When I started music I persuaded myself to work hard on a regular basis” His words echo the sentiments of many great artists before him and form the foundation for his growing repertoire. A quick Traxsource search will yield a lengthy selection of Da Capo tracks to choose from and one will have a jolly hard time trying to pick one over the other because all his productions carry the ability to infect your soul like a special strain of musical virus.
The ‘Da Capo Touch’ remixes in particular are the apple of any Da Capo fan’s eye. “Touch means something special, music that really touches your body and soul from all angles. It differs a lot from a normal Capo remix” Much like a fine wine, one gets the strong feeling that a lot of time, passion and work goes into them and the result resonates through the speakers. The proof is in the pudding and with a remix of Ralf Gum’s hit single, Linda, to add to his accolades, there clearly is no denying that there is something special in Da Capo.
It’s even more mind boggling when one finds out that Da Capo is still a student at the University of Limpopo. How he manages to juggle releasing music on a regular basis, performing all over the country and studying is a mystery but he definitely does it well. His unique name also stirs up some curiosity. “I used to call myself Calypsoul till I found out that the name was similar to another DJs name ‘Calypso Wa Polokwane’ so that’s when the name Da Capo came about.” Whatever the reason behind the name though, it is still one that is sticking really fast to everyone’s tongue in the house music world.
Da Capo also hopes to bless us with a full length album in the middle of 2013. This will certainly please those who have been following his music ever so closely for the past two years and will also serve as a much needed boost into the commercial realm for the growing artist. Having already worked with the likes of Rocco, Moneoa, Timmy Regisford and Zaki Ibrahim to name a few, it’s almost too much to contain the excitement when you think about what the album could have in store.
In the spirit of upholding his amazing work ethic, Da Capo is also planning on launching his own music label, ‘Surreal Sounds’ that will act as a home for all his music as well as other artists that he is close with and relates to on a musical level.
All in all, Da Capo is a breath of fresh air in the over crowded room that is the house music industry. His ability to make spirit-moving music at such a young age means that it can only get better with time, and we will definitely be waiting merrily on the sidelines to see what great work he gives us next.